Baby Loss

Awareness Week

October 9 - 15

Manchester Sands in partnership with the award-winning Whitworth Art Gallery has been co-sponsoring and supporting a series of free art-based workshops for those who have experienced baby-loss either before or just after birth.  STILL PARENTS was launched in October 2019 to coincide with Babyloss Week, the workshops have been incredibly successful in bringing bereaved parents together to explore - through art and craft activities - their experiences of babyloss.

"This has been better than a counselling session. It was so good to talk to others who understand"

"We got more time to talk to people as we were working...I realised tonight that others have the same feelings as me. It made me feel less alone"

The success of the workshops has led the Whitworth to plan a STILL PARENTS exhibition in October 2020, again to coincide with babyloss week, and representatives from Manchester Sands have been invited to address a major international conference of art galleries and museums about the whole project. 


Join a workshop, absolutely no art experience necessary! 













Explore and share your experiences of baby loss through art with the help and guidance of an artist alongside support from Manchester Sands. 

These sessions will focus on art-making, providing a relaxed and informal environment to meet with and share stories and experiences with others who understand.

 Thursdays at the Whitworth

check the Whitworth website for details of future workshops.

For more information or to book your free place, contact