Every life tells a story, but good stories don’t happen by accident. The pain of childlessness can feel like a barrier that stops you living a good story. But the best stories told through films, plays, books and inspirational lives are a great reminder that it’s not the experience of pain that defines our lives, but the decision of what to do with that pain. Join Lizzie and Dave Lowrie for this interactive seminar where we explore the principals of great storytelling and how to apply them to our lives to help us live a better, more meaningful story.

Dave and Lizzie live in Liverpool with their dog Betsy where they run a coffee shop, micro bakery and church. In 2013 Lizzie, Dave and a couple of friends started Saltwater and Honey; a blog about the struggle of childlessness, infertility and faith written from the midst of their experience. Lizzie is a representative for the Miscarriage Association and regularly speaks, writes and podcasts about her experience of recurrent miscarriage and childlessness at events and in the media and will be releasing her first book in March 2020. Dave is an ordained priest in the Church of England and he also writes and speaks about his story of childlessness from the male perspective. Dave and Lizzie have also worked collaboratively with Liverpool Diocese to create a Mother’s Day Runaways Service, offering a safe space for those who struggle with Mothering Sunday to gather and acknowledge their grief.

This event is part of Storyhouse Childless. A pass for the whole day, which gains you entry to every event, is £15. Find out more here.

 

Duration

Approx 45 mins

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2 hr 55 | A film about friendship between Bruno, who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner-German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, who is fleeing from his own past.

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2 hr 6 | Jonathan Zimmermann believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley, learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes.

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Cinema Wings of Desire (12A)

2 hr 8 | Guardian angels listen to mortals and attempt to comfort them but one of them wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist.

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Cinema Paris, Texas (12A)

2 hr 28 | The story of Travis, a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend”.

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Cinema ROH Live: Il Trovatore (TBC)

3 hrs 25 | A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

3 hr 25 | Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Marriage of Figaro (TBC)

4 hrs | Director David McVicar brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness.

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Cinema ROH Live: Cinderella (TBC)

3 hrs | A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema ROH Live: Turandot (TBC)

3 hr 20 | Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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Cinema ROH Live: Like Water For Chocolate (TBC)

3 hr 10 | Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet.

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