August 12, 2016

Mamas Collective with Mother Pukka

Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka, photographed with daughter Mae "The Urchin" in Hackney.

Mamas Collective are a network of savvy, super-cool mums who brought Insta-mum Mother Pukka – one of the UK’s most popular parenting bloggers – to OGS Works.

Mother Pukka, who is one of a growing number of insta-mums choosing to take an honest and frankapproach to parenting, will be joining the city’s coolest mother-and-baby group Mamas Collective, at Old Granada Studios on 12th August to cut through the parenting bullsh*t in her own inimitable style.

Anna Whitehead aka. Mother Pukka will be chatting about what it’s like to juggle working for yourself and motherhood, the emergence of the ‘Instamum’, and the work she’s doing to promote flexible working for parents.

Organised by 32-year-old Molly Whitehead-Jones who set up Mamas Collective in November last year after having her one-year-old son Elliot and realising that “traditional” parenting groups weren’t for her.

Mamas Collective is a group of savvy super-cool mums who get together on a monthly basis to talk about anything other than their baby’s bowel movements, and welcome a host of guest speakers at their popular meet-ups.

Anna Whitehouse aka. Mother Pukka said: “I love that there’s stuff like this happening outside of London. I love Manchester, I love getting out of London and I can’t wait to meet everyone for bosomy hugs and team eye twitchin’.”

Tanya Grady at OGS Works, Old Granada Studios said: “It’s a real pleasure to welcome Mother Pukka and the Mamas Collective to OGS. We fully embrace the bold, independent and entrepreneurial –  especially those  drowning in a sea of burping cloths and still managing to “parent the sh*t out of life” to quote Mother Pukka!”

Molly Whitehead-Jones, who lives in Prestwich and set up Mamas Collective late last year added: “After having my baby I soon found myself desperate to find like-minded mums I could talk to about stuff other than nap patterns and Jumperoos.

The idea behind Mamas Collective is that we run meet-ups, workshops and events for mamas who obviously love their kids but don’t, and won’t, let motherhood hold them back and I’m thrilled that Mother Pukka is supporting us in spreading that message to mums in the North West.”

Old Granada Studios – located in the heart of Manchester City Centre – is a platform for creativity, innovation and urban exploration. Mixing commerce, events, arts and culture, it utilises Manchester’s iconic heritage to provide the foundations for a hive of activity as well as a range of events and workshops.