The ‘M’ Word. More common than you might think. Less talked about than it should be. Tonight miscarriage comes out of the shadows into the spotlight with a whole evening dedicated to what might have been.
-Julia Bueno will be talking about her new book, The Brink of Being, published by Virago in May
-Visual artist Foz Foster is determined to challenge the perception that miscarriage only happens to women. He will be talking about his extensive body of work Labour of Love celebrating the three children he lost, including his epic 76 ft long scroll, Pain will not have the last word.
-Theatre company Open Sky (Writer Lisle Turner, Director Claire Coaché) are makers of work that combine new writing with physical and visual performance. They will be presenting a scene from their new show Cold. When a couple step out of a hospital waiting room they find themselves lost in a snowbound wood. Will they ever find their way back home? A story of a pregnancy that doesn’t go to plan.
After the performance the artists will be joined on stage for a discussion and Q&A with Ruth Bender Atik, National Director of The Miscarriage Association and David Ogutu, Medical Director of Herts & Essex Fertility Clinic.