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Fertility Fest

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Celebrating the gift of parenthood in a specially curated family event for people with children born from donation and surrogacy.

If you are thinking about making a family through donation or surrogacy, come and experience how it feels. Meet the people who have made their families in different ways. If you already are a family made with the gift of donation and surrogacy, celebrate modern families at a party with a difference. Get involved and join the fun at a special picnic in The Pit.

Created by Theatre Director and mum through donation Sarah Esdaile, and Visual Artist and mum through surrogacy Fiona Duffelen in collaboration with the Donor Conception Network and Surrogacy UK.

The artists will be joined by Nina Barnsley, Director of Donor Conception Network, and Helen Greenwood from Surrogacy UK.

Duration: 2 hours

Age guidance: all welcome but activities most suitable for families with children aged 8 and under

Produced in association with Donor Conception Network and Surrogacy UK

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