It makes me supremely happy to let you know that this March Maman Goes Pop! will be returning for its third 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 5th March 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 birthdays you need to buy for 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 doesn’t make sense.
The Events Schedule
This time we’ll be closing off the event space at the end of the Mezzanine for most of the week. Though we’ll have some basic toys for the children please don’t expect a play area quite like last time. It was magnificent having the wonderful PLAY on board but this time it’s just little old me so I’m keeping it simple and bringing special guests to keep you all entertained with some incredible workshops and demos.
The coffee shop downstairs will as always be serving some fantastic food and drinks and the wonderful guys at Babease will be providing free baby food for the little ones (BIG thanks to them!) On the Thursday the tables and chairs upstairs will be closed to anyone not booked on the MumBoss day but you’ll still be able to use the ones downstairs and pop upstairs to shop!
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL EVENTS ALL CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT!
Monday 5th March
Little Cheltenham Pop Up Photo Studio
Come join us for our Spring pop up studio at the Maman Goes Pop event at The Wilson Cafe.
We are looking forward to Spring. The blue skies, flying kites and all the colours that it brings!… Little spoiler alert for our set theme!
So come get involved and create and keep a little moment of magic.
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 spring themed. A great Mother’s Day gift for the Grannys!
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 6th March
Babel Babies Tasters and Q&A
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.
10am Bambinos (walking to preschool) taster, 10.45am Babies (birth to walking) taster, 11.20am Q&A over coffee about how babies learn languages.
CV Writing One to Ones with Laura Randles of 1981
The afternoon sees FREE taster sessions with the lovely Anna of Toddle. Toddle classes are lovely dance sessions for toddlers and preschoolers from 18 months. Their parent or guardian, be it Mum, Dad, Granny or Grandpa, join in with all of the movement to provide tangible support and encouragement.
Three free half hour taster sessions at 1pm, 1.45pm and 2.30pm. Minimum age is 18 months. Anna will be available after each session for questions.
Wednesday 7th March
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.
You can also book a FREE mini back, neck and shoulder massage with the wonderful Natasha of The Hideout!
Baby Prints Craft Workshop
Join Victoria from Baby Prints Cheltenham for a fun afternoon of fingerprint crafting with your baby or toddler. This session is suitable for children from 6 months old and will be open to drop in to anytime during the session you have booked onto.
Choose two of the following crafts to complete with your child and take home;
- Design a butterfly finger puppet
- Decorate an Easter Egg
- Make an Easter Card
- Make a Star Wand
- Design a Springtime Crown
Tickets to this session will cost £5 per child and will include all craft items, fingerprint ink, crayons and baby wipes for cleaning little fingers. Victoria will be on hand throughout the afternoon to help with fingerprinting and hints and tips for creating the perfect keepsake.
A mat and baby toys, for younger siblings not participating, will be provided in the event space.
Thursday 8th March – MUMBOSS DAY!
On the Thursday the market will open to the general public but the coffee area and event space will be reserved for MumBoss Club members.
Laura Duggal, Life Coach
In the morning we welcome the wonderful Life Coach Laura Duggal who will be offering FREE twenty minute coaching sessions to Mums who are looking to create more time and space in there lives or who are going though a period of change. Make sure you book your slot!
Headshot drop in with Kate of Little Cheltenham
Need a professional head shot? Kate from Little Cheltenham offers the full service over a couple of hours at her studio but today she’s offering a sped up version for just £25. For this you get one professionally edited and enhanced image sent to you digitally.
MumBoss Networking Lunch
12 – 1:30 pm Come along (at any time – it’ s a drop in – lunch served at 12:30) and join the members of the Cheltenham MumBoss Club for their quarterly networking meet up. This is an informal networking session over a hot lunch. No sixty second pitches or awkward introductions – just an opportunity to meet and chat to like minded business women. Tickets free to subscribed members or £20 to non members.
MumBoss Linkedin Workshop with Pineapple White Media
1:30 – 3:30 pm
A basic to upper intermediate Linked In session covering:
Setting up and optimising your profile
How to use Linked In
How to make the most out of your profile or page to generate business from Linked In.
(Including best practise and LI etiquette)
There will be time to answer questions and follow up sessions available for those wishing to explore the platform in more depth. Tickets £25 for non members and £12.50 for members (using their code.)
Friday 9th March
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.
Modern Calligraphy workshop with Felix and Fox
Ever fancied trying your hand at modern calligraphy but not sure where to start?
The workshop will include basic drills and letter formation, with an aim to get you writing something beautiful by the end of the session. Most importantly though it’s about playing with something new, getting creative and having FUN!! Something we often forget to do as adults….
You will be provided with all the materials you need, including a pen, nib and a small pot of ink to take away and practice and play in your own time. So all you need to bring is yourself (and maybe an idea of what you would like to write!) Sarah will be on hand to demonstrate and guide you throughout and answer any questions you might have.
Saturday 10th March
11am – 12 Hypnobirthing Taster Workshop with The Bump To Baby Chapter
Expecting a baby and keen to understand more about hypnobirthing? Come along for a free 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.
Bullet Journal 101 #BuJo101 with MumBoss Cate Hamilton , Saturday 10th, 12:45 – 2.15pm
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.
Tickets £18 and include include a journal to take away and use of Cate’s stationery stash to practise (washi tape, pens, etc).
Guys hopefully there is something there for everyone! Do get booked on and if you can’t attend please let me know so that someone else can? Here’s a link to our booking Ts and Cs should you need them.
But what about the market?
Well here we go… the final list of which retailers you can expect to see at the market…
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 March!