Breastival is a day packed full of short talks, debates, discussion and advice plus a host of fun activities for all the family and marketplace.

All events are free to drop-in. Check out what’s on:

Garret Theatre

10.30am – 11.15am – Lyndsey Hookway ( IBCLC, Paediatric Nurse/ Health Visitor, Sleep Consultant)
A talk about preventing infant sleep problems, and tear-free ways to shape positive sleep habits then Q&A

11.30am-12.15pm – Shel Banks (IBCLC, Infant Feeding Coordinator)
A talk about colic, reflux and milk intolerances then Q&A

12.30pm – 1.15pm – Jenny Clarke (Midwife)
A talk about the benefits of skin to skin contact for the newborn and the mother then Q&A

1.30pm – 2pm – Broadway Babies
A fun performance from vocal group Broadway Babies!

2.30pm – 3pm – Rehana Jawadwala from MummyYoga
The unwritten diaries: the journey of a tandem feeding mum

No booking required, just turn up!

The Den

10am- 2pm – Splat Messy Play

10.30am – Baby Ballet

11.30am – Hello Music

12.30pm – Tots Love Music

1.30pm – Coffeetots

Lobby

10 – 2pm – Pram Talks – an interactive audio performance
Each performance lasts 45 minutes.

Created by All Things Considered Theatre Company, Pram Talks is an interactive audio performance for two parents at a time. Parents from across the Northwest have shared with us their stories about the highs and the lows of parenthood. Come and eavesdrop on their conversations as they discuss such things as: Romance after a baby, breastfeeding in public, traumatic births, what they are really thinking during the 3am feed and Post Natal Depression.

Pram Talks invites you to reflect on your own story and to start conversation with the person sitting next to you; by asking the questions you may not thought of asking.

This is a performance for two people at a time. Small babies in prams are also welcome!
You can come with a friend, a partner or a relative or on your own and we will pair you up with another parent.

The performance will involve walking a short distance but you will be guided throughout.

Garret Bar and Theatre

Market Place 10  -2pm

Food and Drink at Storyhouse

The Garret Bar will be open all day for drinks, cakes and pastries
The Kitchen will be open all day. To book a table click here.

Cinema
Spider-man: Homecoming as part of Family Saturdays.
Start Time: 11am
Age Rating: 12A
Duration: 133 mins
£4
Book here

Gallery

Rams (12)
Showing until: Wednesday 31 March
Online

1hr 59 | Sheep-loving brothers, Colin and Les live on neighbouring ranches but have not spoken in 40 years. When a lethal illness threatens their flocks they have to put aside their long feud to work together.

Feminista Film Tour
Showing until: Wednesday 31 March
Online

1hr 41 | Celebrating International Women’s Day with inspiring films from musical pursuits to outdoor challenges, these women are change makers and trail blazers.

White Colour Black (15)
Showing until: Wednesday 31 March
Online

1hr 25 | Successful London based photographer Leke has it all but when a message from Senegal calls him to return ‘home’, he reluctantly leaves his carefree, hedonistic lifestyle behind.

On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – Digging into the Dark Ages: Early Medieval Fake Histories and How to Combat Them
Online

Howard Williams explores how stereotypes and popular perceptions of the Early Middle Ages – popularly still considered the European ‘Dark Ages’ – plague our popular culture.

Assassins (12)
Showing until: Sunday 28 February
Online

1hr 44 | A wildly improbable tale of a calculating dictator, a nefarious plot, a very public murder, and two women fighting for their lives.

Synchronic (15)
Showing until: Sunday 28 February
Online

1hr 36 | Two New Orleans paramedics encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug. In a perfect storm of personal crises, their friendship and families are ripped apart by the pill’s bizarre effects.

The Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020
Showing until: Sunday 21 February
Online

1hr 49 | Presenting the pinnacle of adventure films, showing a host of incredible journeys, and transporting you to the great outdoors whilst the world is on pause.

Love Child (12A)
Showing until: Sunday 21 February
Online

1hr 51 | A heart-breaking portrait of an Iranian couple forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes.

Possessor (18)
Showing until: Monday 1 February
Online

1hr 43 | Sci-fi thriller about a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company.

MLK/FBI (12)
Showing until: Sunday 28 February
Online

1hr 44 | Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard’s resonant film explores the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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