It makes me supremely happy to let you know that this March Maman Goes Pop! will be returning for its fifth visit to the Mezzanine Level at The Wilson Café!
I absolutely love these crazy busy weeks meeting all of you incredible women and families, playing shops and showcasing a selection of some truly incredible business women. So what do you need to know?…. plenty! To begin with strike a line through the week commencing Monday the 29th October and then decide which days you want to come, which events you want to attend (and snap up your tickets) and make a list of christmas presents you need to buy and save some pennies for the incredible array of unique products that will be for sale. Here’s the lineup for the events and the market – hopefully it all makes sense but do let me know if you have any questions or anything looks confusing – there’s a lot to squeeze in!
The Events Schedule
This time we’ll be closing off the event space at the end of the Mezzanine for most of the week. The Wilson have got rid of some of the bulky furniture which means we have more space for coffee and a play area. The coffee shop downstairs will as always be serving some fantastic food and drinks. The events space and coffee area will be closed to the public on Thursday the 1st November for a private party (to celebrate the launch of The Window Magazine!) but other than that it’s yours to make full use of so plan those long overdue catch up with friends!
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL EVENTS ALL CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT!
Monday 29th October
Little Cheltenham Pop Up Photo Studio (images below are not replicas of the set – it will be christmas themed but has not yet been built.)
Come join us for our Christmas pop up studio at the Maman Goes Pop event at The Wilson Cafe.
Mini Shoot in the Pop Up includes one 7x5in retouched image sent to your inbox
£25 per family (one image – should you want multiple images i.e sibling and solo shots please book multiple shots.)
Here’s a picture of a recent pop up to give you an idea of what to expect. The backup will be Christmas themed. A great Christmas gift for the Grannys or to use on christmas cards!
Little Cheltenham Pop Up photoshoot! Ticketed slots between 10am and 4pm. One appointment per photo – (i.e two siblings having separate solo shots and one together you need to book three slots.)
Tuesday 30th October
Push It Real Good!
Push It Real Good to the Pop Up! No tickets required for our weekly buggy walk with a twist. All are welcome – mums, dads, bumps, babies, toddlers, grandparents and more! Meet Beth from The Bump to Baby Chapter at Pittville Pump Rooms at the usual time of 11am and join the procession to the pop up! If you’re running late the group will be having a mooch and a coffee in the pop up space from about 11.30. If you have a sling this is the day to bring it – buggies will need to be parked downstairs to ensure we adhere to health and safety. NO TICKET REQUIRED.
My Stylish Friend – Style Advice Sessions and Q&A
The Best Ways to Look After Your Core and Pelvic Floor – talk and Q&A
1:30 – 2.30pm
Join the team at MumsFit who will be talking you through their 10 top tips to look after your pelvic floor and how to exercise it effectively. Do you have a tummy muscle gap or are you struggling to get your tummy back in shape post birth? Get it checked out with Mumsfit and find out how to work your tummy muscles effectively. Ticket price £10
Wednesday 31st October
FREE Babel Babies Classes!
In the morning join Cate from Babel Babies for a FREE taster of their award winning multisensory, multilingual music sessions where parents and children from birth to school age, learn languages together.
Bullet Journal 101 #BuJo101 with MumBoss Cate Hamilton , Wednesday 31st October, 1-2.30 pm (Babes in arms welcome – sadly we can’t accommodate crawlers or toddlers on this one.)
Fancy seeing how simple paper and pens can help you keep on top of your busy home/work life, increase your productivity, and make you happier? Join self-confessed lifelong stationery addict, business owner and mother-of-three-under-seven Cate to see how bullet journalling has saved her sanity, and how this easy activity could save yours!
Creative crash course for complete beginners or those wishing to dedicate a bit of mindful weekend time to the analogue revolution. You don’t need to be remotely creative to participate in this therapeutic and life-changing workshop: come with a head full of lists, scattered projects and half-thought-out plans, and leave with your new bullet journal skills to make it all better.
DROP IN Autumn/Halloween Story Time with Kate of CheltenhamMaman 3.30pm
Come and enjoy a drop in story time session with Kate of CheltenhamMaman. Mums can relax over coffee whilst Kate reads a selection of autumn/halloween themed stories to the littles. No need to book a ticket.
Thursday 1st November (LATE NIGHT SHOPPING 6-9PM!)
In the morning the event space and coffee area will be in use for a private party to launch The Window Magazine (which will be on sale at POP! from this date on!) You can still come and shop in the market. Big news for this pop up is that we will be opening again in the evening on the Thursday for late night shopping! 6pm – 9pm!
Postnatal Yoga with Nurture Yoga – 1.30 – 2.30pm OR 2.45 -3.45pm
Tickets just £5
Postnatal Yoga class
You worked really hard to bring your baby into the world. And the very best way to recover and restore your body and mind is to give yourself a great big yoga hug!
The postures, breathing and exercises you’ll learn have been chosen to focus on helping your body and mind recover and restore after giving birth.
Postnatal yoga benefits:
- Relaxes the body and mind to help you recover from childbirth and the demands of a baby.
- Yoga has been proven to give a significant improvement for women suffering postpartum depression.
- Improves strength – helping your body deal with the new demands of lifting, changing and carrying all day …and all night sometimes!
- Improves endurance and stamina – keeping you going when you’re feeling exhausted.
- Connect with like-minded mums in a calm, supportive and positive environment.
- Happy mum, happy baby! When you are calm and content, it will help your baby feel calm too.
More about the class
All postpartum mums are welcome, as soon as you are told by your doctor it is okay to exercise (6 weeks or longer depending on how your little one came into the world).
During class, feel free to feed, change, burp, rock your baby, or just take a break whenever you like.
All venues have pushchair access, plenty of space and easy to access parking, so you don’t need to interrupt their nap to get to class.
Class passes are flexible, so you can take classes when it’s best for you, or even take extra classes when you need them.
Find out more about Nurture Yoga
Write your Non Fiction Book and Get It Published! Workshop with Sophie Bradshaw of Publishing Workshop, 7pm – 8.30pm
Always wanted to write a book? Whether it be business or self help this is the session for you. Sophie Bradshaw, writing coach at Publishing Workshop can help kickstart your project and in this session will help you understand
How writing a book can change your business and your life
How to work out what to write about
How to identify your reader
How to write a ‘recipe’ for your book
How to use existing content in your book
How to write a great blurb and introduction
How to use marketing strategy in your book to get more clients
How to beat writer’s block
How to create a writing schedule that will help you write your book in as little as 4 months just working 1 hour a day.
Tickets £25. (Please bring your own refreshments as the café will be closed.)
Friday 2nd November
Come along and sample one of Caterpillar Music (Cheltenham)’s music and movement classes for children aged 0-4 years for absolutely no charge. Caterpillar Music sessions offer a unique introduction to music for babies & young children. With different weekly themes, colourful instruments and amazing puppets, our classes are enjoyed by thousands of children every week.
10:30 – 11am and 11.15 – 11.45am.
Saturday 3rd November
Hypnobirthing Taster Workshops with The Bump To Baby Chapter
Expecting a baby and keen to understand more about hypnobirthing? Come along for an introduction to hypnobirthing and a taster where you will pick up a great basic understanding about hypnoborthing techniques and how they can help you to have an empowered birth.
Paediatric First Aid Training with Little Hearts 1.45 – 3.15pm
About Little Hearts:
Little Hearts First Aid Training is a Gloucestershire-based company providing expert paediatric first aid training to parents, grandparents, schools, nurseries, childminders and playgroups. We pride ourselves in being professional, approachable, knowledgable, friendly and welcoming as well as teaching in a relaxed manner & where no question is a stupid one.
Our courses are taught by two current serving members of the ambulance service with over 25 years experience between them and who are also mums so they are acutely aware of anxieties surrounding weaning, choking and all things to do with first aid and children.
What we will cover:
Paediatric newborn and toddler CPR, how to help a child who is choking, febrile convulsions, meningitis and if time, any other condition that delegates wish to discuss.
Price per ticket:
Tickets £17.50 – aide memoir for CPR & choking included in the cost.
Babes in arms welcome but sadly cannot accommodate those over the age of 6 months.
Long hair should be tied back or have a hair elastic available (hair gets in the way of performing mouth-to-mouth), you will be kneeling on the floor so wear appropriate clothing & bring a cushion if the knees are a little creaky!
But what about the market?
Well here we go… the list of which retailers you can expect to see at the market… you can expect to be able to spoil yourself and buy gifts for the mums, sisters and friends in your life as well as stocking stuffers and an array of under the tree presents for all of the little people in your life. Plus it wouldn’t be Maman Goes Pop! if you couldn’t stock up on your supply of reusable food pouches and snack bags, greeting cards and books!
I hope you’ll all agree that Maman Goes Pop! Version 3.0 looks set to be another brilliant week. I really look forward to welcoming you to the Wilson for some mum centred fun and chat. Be sure to snap up your tickets as soon as you know you can come and get your preferred events firmly in your diary!
See you in October!