We know that many mums aren't able to get out in the evening, so we hosted a Family Make Date at MK Gallery to launch Story of Mum: mums making an exhibition of ourselves as well! We were stunned by what the visiting mums managed to create together.
We had all sorts of wonderful opportunities for kids to get creative, and a puppet show from the lovely Boabab puppeteers.
The grand plan was to keep the kids occupied for long enough that mums could take a moment to get creative and make something for the exhibition. As well as have a nice cup of tea and some delicious home made cake, obviously...
Then our celebrated mama could take her family into the gallery to add her work to the wall and show them an exhibition all about how amazing mums are. And it worked!
Take a peek at some more of Andra Alexander's fabulous photos below, and come and join us at the next exhibition event - we'd love to see you and your kids (and dads, and grandads...) there!
Here, we have some actual evidence of mums having a precious moment to craft and chat while their kids are entertained! I can't actually imagine a better way to spend an afternoon...
You can even spot a few dads in here, which made it all the more wonderful.
The kids stayed for hours without getting bored, and left delighted with their creations.
But no one was prouder than us when we stood in front of this wall full of wonderful Mama Mash-Ups at the end of the day, all created by mums to share their stories.
Once again, many thanks go out to all of the wonderful people that helped us make this fantastic event happen. We can't wait for the next one! A huge thank you to Victoria and the brilliant team at MK Gallery, Andra for her wonderful photos, Jane, Roshmi, Su and Amy for all their help in gathering stories and entertaining children and mums (and lovely bunting!). Last but not least, thank you to all of the mothers who shared their stories, baked cakes, got creative and celebrated motherhood with us.
You can visit and add to the exhibition in MK Gallery any time up to the 2 June. Then we'll be launching our online virtual exhibition tour, hopping from blog to blog around the world... Before our next events in Penzance. Visit and join in the online exhibition here, and come and see us soon! (when I promise not to pull this funny face...)
If you're free this Saturday 18 May, come and join our Mums' Stories event at MK Gallery. Simply email 10 mothering photos that mean something special to you to [email protected], and book in for a slot to turn these into your very own My Mum Story.
We would love to see you on the exhibition tour. Find out about the latest events on our exhibition page. Visit and join in with the online exhibition here. And if you'd like to host a virtual exhibition tour stop on your website, we'd love to have you - just let us know!