Midwives and allied health professionals are invited to learn more about the history of England’s maternity services, as part of the Being Human Festival 2016 in Newcastle.
The interactive installation allows visitors to explore buildings and instruments used throughout the centuries of maternity care.
There will be visual and audio accounts from midwives in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the chance to contribute your own account of being a midwife or working within maternity spaces.
‘Maternity tales: listening to birth spaces past and present’ will be held at RVI Hospital Maternity Ward, Newcastle, on Thursday 24 November 2016, 10:30-12pm or 2-4pm.
This date and times are for midwives and other maternity users, and their relatives only. The ticket provided can be used for either 2-hour time slot.
Other visitors will have a chance to attend the installation at the Laing Art Gallery, Friday 25 November 2016, 10:30-12pm and 2-4pm where tickets are valid for either 2-hour time slot.
Admission to the installation is on a first-come first-served basis.
Organisers would like to note that while the installation is available for all, some people may find some visuals and audio challenging.
‘Maternity tales: listening to birth spaces past and present’ is a free event. Tickets are available here.
The Being Human Festival 2016 is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
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