MAMANS of Cheltenham! Guess what's rolling back into town this summer?
For those of you who thought you wouldn't see Maman Goes Pop! again until the Autumn I have some great news for you! We'll be back taking over the Mezzanine Level of The Wilson Museum in central Cheltenham from 10am on Monday the 9th July right through until 2pm on Saturday the 14th July!
As per usual there will be a large family friendly market (open 10am – 4pm Mon – Fri and 10am – 2pm Sat) featuring heaps of products for you, your friends and your children (more details on what to expect on the retail front coming soon), space for you and your friends to pop in and enjoy coffees and freshly cooked food and a jam packed schedule of events details of which can be seen below! Tickets for many of these events don't hang about so if you want to book on now is very definitely the time!
So what's on offer this time – take a look below! (Please note all tickets are non refundable but can be transferred – i.e. sold on and include a 60p processing fee.)
Monday 9th July – doors open 10 and we kick start the week with family friendly craft hosted by the one and only Victoria of Babyprints Cheltenham!
Baby and Toddler Summer Crafts Session, Monday 9th July 2018 10.30-11.30am or 11.30am-12.30pm
Join Victoria from Baby Prints Cheltenham for a fun morning of fingerprint crafting with your baby or toddler. She will be running two, hour-long sessions, suitable for children from 6 months old to pre-school. The sessions are very relaxed and we all know babies don't play ball all the time, so please feel free to drop in for a short time within your chosen session time or stay the whole hour.
Choose two of the following crafts to complete with your child and take home;
Tickets to this session will cost £6 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 morning to help with fingerprinting, hand and foot printing and hints and tips for creating the perfect keepsake.
If you love the session and want more, or can't make it, our fingerprint craft kits to take home will be on sale in the marketplace.
All children must be supervised by an adult.
A mat and baby toys, for younger siblings not participating, will be provided in the event space.
Sophie Bradshaw, Book Publishing Workshop. Monday 9th July, 2pm – 3.45pm
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.
Small babes in arms are welcome. Tickets £25. Refreshments can be purchased from the cafe downstairs.
Babel Babies , Tuesday 10th July, 10am- 10.30 – Bambinos (toddlers, preschoolers, and younger siblings)
10.45am – 11.15am – Babies (newborn to walking confidently)
In the morning join Cate from Babel Babiesfor a class of their award winning multisensory, multilingual music sessions where parents and children from birth to school age, learn languages together.
At 11.20 you can also join Cate for a Q&A on how babies learn languages and how best to support their linguistic development. No need to book a ticket – grab a coffee and just drop in.
143 Sensory, Tuesday 10th July – Sensory, Baby Massage and Messy Music
Come along and join Ashella of 143 Sensory. She'll be hosting three separate classes.
We offer 3 classes
143 Sensory is a creative sensory class that's designed to stimulate, educate and relax little minds while creating special bonding time for you and baby and capturing special memories.
143 Massage Me is a luxury baby massage course to provide you with all the knowledge and strokes to introduce baby massage into your routine.
143's Messy Music is a fun, energetic class filled with music, dance, puppets, instruments, story time and of course Messy Play where your little one can explore through play while their imagination runs wild.
1.15pm – 1.45pm 143 Sensory is for little ones aged 6 weeks to 13 months
2pm – 2.30pm 143 Massage me from birth to crawling
3pm to 3.45pm Messy Music for all ages
Summer Skincare Workshop with Katie Chapman of Neal's Yard Remedies, Wednesday 11th July – 10.30 – 11.30am
A hands on workshop (babies very welcome), taking everyone through a good Summer skincare routine with some of Neal's Yard Remedies favourites. Ideal for tired Mums looking for simple tips to look after their skin to help them feel good and leave glowing. There will be a few little NYR treats for everyone to take home too.
If anyone has any specific skincare needs or products they'd like to try they can message Katie (email@example.com) in advance and she'll see what she can do.
Cookery Doodle Doo - Children's Cookery Class - Wednesday 11th July 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Join Fiona for a tots cookery session. We'll be making a perennial favourite for this time of year - flowerpot cheesecakes! With layers of pear "rocks", cheesecake "mud" and oreo "soil", complete with planted mint sprig, these treats look amazingly real and taste fantastic! Suitable for children aged 2 and a half to 5 years and lasting approximately 30 minutes, it's a perfect session to keep little ones engaged and start them on their culinary journey. Tickets are £5 each and include all ingredients, equipment, aprons and a recipe card.
MumBoss Morning Thursday 12th July – 10am – 12pm
On Thursday morning the cafe space will be reserved for members of The MumBoss Club to come along and chat, co-work and collaborate. The wonderful Kate of Little Cheltenham will be offering reduced price headshot sittings (pre book through the Facebook group- MEMBERS ONLY.)
The market and downstairs coffee area will still be open to all.
Meet the Author, Q&A with CheltenhamMaman and Beth Bentley, author of brand new weaning book Young Gums! 2-3pm Thursday 13th July.
One of the first ever blogs published on CheltenhamMaman was from (at the time) Instagrammer Beth of Young Gums. Two years later I'm so thrilled for her that her first book has just been published and she'll be chatting to us about all things weaning in an informal Q&A. Babies very much welcome – in fact Beth gave birth only a few weeks ago so you can expect she'll have hers there!
Come along to this informal event where I'll be interviewing Beth about the book and you can pick her brains on all things weaning!
You will also be able to purchase a copy of her brand new book Young Gums – Baby Food With Attitude – all week and get it signed at the event.
2pm – 3pm. Refreshments available from the cafe.
Summer Pop Up Photography Studio with Little Cheltenham – Friday 13th July, various slots – all 15 minutes.
Come join us for our Summer 2018 LC Pop Up, hosted by Maman Goes Pop.
Mini Shoot in the Pop Up (15 mins)Â
One 7x5in retouched image sent to your inbox
£25 per family
Head over to www.littlecheltenham.com/the-lc-popup to see more.
Little Cheltenham pop up images are sized to be printed at 7x5in. Little Cheltenham produces 7x5in digital images allowing your family to share your image on social media. All pop up images produced by Little Cheltenham will be finished with The LC Pop up border.
Visit littlecheltenham.comfor full t&c's
Parent and Child Flower Crown Workshop with The Homemade Wedding Company, Saturday 14th July, 10.30am – 12.30pm
The Homemade Wedding Company specialises in providing DIY wedding inspiration and workshops to help couples to realise their DIY wedding dreams and stay within budget. Join us for a really simple parent and child DIY flower crown workshop with all materials provided. You'll learn what kind of flowers and greenery work best and how to put together your own beautiful, wearable flower crown. Perfect for any summer occasion and a great way to spend some time with your child.
Tickets for a parent and child together £20
How to Bullet Journal – #BuJo101 Workshop, Saturday 14th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm
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 a journal to take away and use of Cate's stationery stash to practise (washi tape, pens, etc).
PHEW! So that's the events so far (with a few more to follow as you can see.)
I'd love to see you there so get booking now and do tell your friends. The feedback from these pop up weeks is always fantastic!
I'll be in touch soon with details of what retailers you can expect but it's back to the planning for me.
Thanks as always for your support.