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    Fuel presents

    The Last Taboo of Motherhood

    Installation (Mon 27 Nov - Sun 10 Dec)
    Exploring the silence around postnatal mental illness through stories. Commissioned by Fuel and Warwick University.

    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned PerformanceIncludes transcripted versions of audio
    BSL Performance
    BSL Performance Includes BSL versions of audio
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeDiscusses postnatal mental illness, death and infanticide

    This is a free installation in the foyer of Camden People's Theatre. The Last Taboo of Motherhood? is available to experience during CPT’s opening hours. From 6.30pm Mon-Sat, and 2-6pm on Sun 10th December.


    Exploring the silence around postnatal mental illness through stories. 

    Immerse yourself in an installation that illuminates a historically overlooked area of women’s health. Brought together by Alison Neighbour’s comforting design, the piece contains three audio plays written by Courtney Conrad, Bryony Kimmings and Sara Shaarawi that break the pervasive culture of silence around maternal mental health. 

    The project draws on groundbreaking research led by Professor Hilary Marland, with Dr Kelly Couzens and Dr Fabiola Creed, and is informed by a variety of historical sources, including first hand testimonies from and by women in twentieth-century Britain. The Last Taboo of Motherhood? probes vital questions about women’s experiences 

    The Last Taboo of Motherhood? audio plays will also be available to stream via Fuel Digital. 

    Produced by Fuel. Funded by the Wellcome Trust and Warwick University.

    "Installations such as this help connect the generations that have lost the ability to support each other."
    Audience member
    "Brave, compassionate, important. Thank you."
    Audience member
    "Intimate, valuable, enlightening."
    Audience member

    "Welcoming, inclusive, creative and life-affirming. I have learnt a lot myself in so many ways that will seep into all parts of my life. My self-confidence has massively increased"

    Human Jam participant