Workshop: Grandmothers


Grandchildren come with all the joy and less responsibility - or do they? With sky high childcare fees, an increasing number of single parents needing support and a history that tells us it’s often grandmothers - and not grandfathers - who will look after the grandkids, how do older women prevent themselves becoming trapped as unpaid childminders, and losing the chance to finally put themselves first?

What expectations does society and our own children set for the grandmother role and how difficult do we find it to set boundaries without feeling guilty?

Join this discussion led by WOW Founder and new-ish grandmother of two Jude Kelly, to hear from the frontline of grandmotherhood, the joys and challenges of grandparenting, and what we can learn from each other.

This session is primarily for grandmothers, but we welcome others to come and hear the discussion, in preparation for grandmotherdom - or to rethink their own attitudes. This discussion will take place on Zoom. You will be sent joining details before the event.

This event will be live captioned. 

You’ll be part of a large group led by Jude - but do book early to secure a place!

This event is part of WOW UK Festival 2021, a very special digital programme, featuring groundbreaking In Conversations and interactive workshops. Over three weeks we’ll explore everything from mental health to sex in lockdown, radical childcare to being everything from a grandmother to an artist in a pandemic (or both!). Find out about The WOW Foundation and its work year-round to fight gender inequality here.

For this year’s festival, we are offering audiences the chance to pay what they can for tickets from £1 upwards. If you’re able to pay a higher ticket price, your contribution will include a donation to help WOW continue its work fighting for gender equality all year-round.



Tickets are non-refundable.