Weʼre raising £6,500 to take on tour an established Art & Science exhibition that raises awareness about the importance of the first 1001 days of life
- London, UK
- 24 days to go
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Birthing a Better Future - Art & Science Exhibition
Hi - I'm Alex and I'm the driving force behind Zero2 Expo's Birthing a Better Future Art and Science Exhibition which is helping politicians, local authorities and the general public to understand how greater investment of finances, time and love in a child's wellbeing from the point of conception to age two can really birth a better future for all.
Inspired by the 1001 Critical Days (the UK's first cross party Children’s Manifesto), our first exhibition was in Parliament to bring the Manifesto to life for MPs. It attracted 4,000 politicians and staff and was a catalyst for lively, thought provoking conversations and debate and we've recently also staged an exhibition at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
The positive response to these exhibitions encouraged us to develop the initiative further and make plans to take it nationwide. The exhibition shines a spotlight on the importance of these first 1001 days, in an engaging and accessible way that lends itself equally to senior level policy makers and budget holders, local practitioners and parents themselves.
Our mission is to increase general public awareness of the key issues and importance of these first 1001 critical days and to inspire changes that help to create a world where parents feel supported and every child has the best possible start in life.
The long term project aims to inspire sustainable improvements in the mental and physical health of future generations. Our hope is that it will contribute indirectly to a reduction in public sector spending at other stages of life, as well as improving mental and physical health and reducing behavioural and emotional disorders throughout life.
Your donation, however big or small, will help us to create the pop-up exhibition that we can transport around the UK to key stakeholder and public events. Following the success of the first two expos, we already have several major expressions of interest from various UK local authorities who see the value of raising awareness about this important time.
The money we raise will go directly to design, print and manufacture the pop up exhibition and enable it to go on tour with the necessary costs associated with a touring exhibition. We will also ask venues for a donation to support the exhibitions onward journey.
Visitors to the exhibition will discover the importance of supporting perinatal mental health and what they can do. We will share the latest scientific knowledge alongside people with lived experience embellished with artists who work in this area. They will share how infant brain development can be improved by good nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding, being less stressed, creating a secure attachment/bonding, gentle birthing practices and more support for parents.
Join the party and be a part of this cause that will help birth a better future for the next generation because we believe this is the biggest public health message of our time.
Alex and the Zero2 Expo Team
For more info please visit: www.zero2expo.com
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About the fundraiser
I'm a professional artist and Psychotherapist exhibiting extensively in the UK and abroad, curating many personal and community exhibitions. In 2016 I co-curated and participated in an art & science exhibition in Parliament and continuing this work under the new name Zero2 Expo.
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