Delivered by Natasha Zielazinski
In 2022, the Foundation for Future London has awarded a grant to Natasha Zielazinski for project “Music, Motherhood and Me” for women in Newham through our Small Grant Scheme.
Through group coaching and creative arts practice, “Music, Motherhood and Me” provides a space for mums to explore their experiences of motherhood, connect with others and build confidence and resilience.
The project meets one of our scheme’s key themes, Learning Opportunities.
Early motherhood can be an incredibly challenging time and mothers often experience a range of physical, emotional and personal challenges. Through group coaching and creative arts practice, Music, Motherhood and Me (MMM) provides a space for mums to explore their experiences of motherhood, connect with others and build confidence and resilience. MMM runs across five workshops facilitated by musician-coaches Detta Danford and Natasha Zielazinski. During the workshops mums will experience a range of coaching and sound-making approaches. Musical exercises allow mums to lift their voices and to find new means for self-expression, whilst also supporting a sense of joy, togetherness and ensemble. These will be combined with coaching tools that support mums to reflect on their values, examine the challenges they are facing and understand how they can grow their confidence and resilience. The project is hosted at The Well Community Centre in East Ham and is run in partnership with Bonny Downs Community Association (BDCA) and The Magpie Project.
BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been serving the residents of Newham since 1998. We support a diverse cross-section of our local community, working with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. BDCA has a positive impact on local lives through a wide range of services and activities designed to bring people together and provide opportunities for people to connect with neighbours; improve their health and wellbeing; access the support they need; learn new skills; give back to their community; and celebrate life.
The Magpie Project provides a safe and fun place for mums and under-fives suffering in temporary or insecure accommodation. Magpie provides mums with the essentials for daily life, with advice and support as well as facilitating a range of activities including art and craft workshops, inside and outside play, breastfeeding support and opportunities to connect with others, have fun and form friendships.
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