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
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Gallery

Cinema Rare Beasts + Recorded Q&A (15)

1hr 31 | AD | Billie Piper’s directorial debut- Rare Beast is a pitch black comedy about love and desire, and being a woman in the 21st Century.

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Cinema First Cow (12A)

2hr 2 | AD | In 1820s Oregon, two loners team up to seek their fortune through a scheme to steal milk from the wealthy landowner’s prized Jersey cow.

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Activities Half Man Half Bull

HALF MAN || HALF BULL 2 ancient myths. 2 narrative albums. 20 original tracks.  A radical retelling of Theseus &…

Cinema A Quiet Place II (15)
Online

1hr 40 | AD | Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence.

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Cinema Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry (15)

2hr 21 | The true coming-of-age story of singer- songwriter Billie Eilish and her rise to global superstardom from award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler.

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Cinema Peter Rabbit 2 (U)

1hr 33 | AD | Peter adventures out of the garden and finds himself in a world where mischief is appreciated, but he has no idea how much trouble he’s about to get into.

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Scoob! (PG)

1hr 33 | Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Ceretbus upon the world.

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Tom & Jerry: The Movie (cert. TBC)

One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited in this animated/live-action adventure.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – Nonsense and Naughtiness

Dr Graham Atkin explores Shakespeare’s irreverent comedy – The Merry Wives of Windsor

On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – AFTER BIRTH: What Nobody Tells You – How to Recover Body and Mind
Online

Join the University of Chester’s Dr Dawn Llewellyn in discussion with Jessica Hatcher-Moore. Jessica is an award-winning non-fiction writer who has reported on women in conflict, women’s rights and global health issues for over a decade.

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