We invite you to join ENGAGE….conversations conceived across performance studies and the maternal. A series of online forums which consider, through different artistic and academic perspectives, how maternal performance helps us to understand the lived condition of motherhood. Each forum responds to a themed-provocation (question) and features a panel of guest speakers plus a Q & A.
Emma Perris and Prof Vicky Karkou from Edge Hill University will be amongst several presenters on the forum titled Health, Policy and Impact – Maternal Performance Matters on 3rd November. This session will ask ‘What are the pressing questions for maternal health and policy? How might performance help us to explore those questions?’ Emma and Vicky will present their adapted version of a new creative psychotherapy, Arts for the Blues for postnatal depression as part of Emma’s PhD study. Other Speakers: Prue Thimbleby, Helena Walsh, Michelle Hartney, Leah Salter
Performance and the Maternal is an 18 month research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council delivered by Dr Emily Underwood-Lee and Georgina Biggs at the University of South Wales(Cardiff) and Dr Lena Simic at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk).