ARM AGM and Retreat 20th – 27th September 2019
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm
ARM AGM and Retreat 20th - 27th September 2019 @ Colwyn Bay | Wales | United Kingdom

£35 per night dinner, bed and breakfast (per person sharing twin room), £200 for the full week. (Concessionary rate for bunk in dormitory £15 dinner b & b.)

Join us for a day, a night, or a week at our annual gathering and discuss the midwifery issues of the day with like minded and supportive colleagues. People who have never been before or are coming on their own are more than welcome. Everybody takes a turn in preparing and clearing up after vegetarian meals. A great way to recharge those batteries.

A non refundable deposit of £35 is required to book, with the remainder due four weeks prior to 20th Sept. For single nights, £35 non refundable to book. (£15 rate for bunk bed in shared dormitory.)

The house at Colwyn Bay, Snowdonia, North Wales looks amazing and is in a wonderful location. You can be as sociable or otherwise as you please. We always organise some informal group walks, trips and other activities but it’s fine to do your own thing too. The bedrooms are all good sizes with twin beds or bunks.

The tickets link will take you to our shop where you can purchase tickets. However, before purchase please send an email to Linda Wylie at to confirm your booking and to explain which nights you would like to stay and if you want to share with anyone in particular. We can often accommodate babies and children but please check with Linda first. Can you also let Linda know about any accessibility requirements which we will do our best to accommodate (this will depend on the venue but we’ll help if we possibly can). Your receipt is proof of purchase, please save this as we don’t issue tickets. Linda will send you a confirmation email when all the details are finalised.

There are limited beds and we reserve the right to change or even cancel and refund bookings if we are over-booked (but we will do our best to avoid this of course).

We look forward to seeing you in Colwyn Bay.

Returns: The deposit of £35/£15 is non-refundable and books your place. Once you have paid for your full ticket this is non-refundable though you may exchange your ticket so please ensure you really want to come before you book.



Colwyn Bay 2 miles; Llandudno 5 miles; Conwy 6 miles.

Old Colwyn is a sleepy seaside town located to the east of the larger coastal resort of Colwyn Bay. A wide promenade winds along the sweeping bay from Old Colwyn to Penrhyn Bay, with access to a long coastal cycle track, three miles of safe sandy beaches and the pier and harbour at Rhos-on-Sea. Nearby attractions include the famous Welsh Mountain Zoo, Eirias Park with its fantastic indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, a number of local golf courses, and a selection of restaurants and pubs in both Old Colwyn and Colwyn Bay. Enjoy interesting day trips to Victorian Llandudno with its excellent shops, the picturesque medieval town of Conwy with its 13th Century castle, Bodnant Gardens and the stunning scenery of Snowdonia and Isle of Anglesey. In fact, Old Colwyn is a perfect location for touring all of North Wales.


Birth in 3D – an ARM workshop with Margaret Jowitt
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Birth in 3D - an ARM workshop with Margaret Jowitt @ The Ship Inn | Old Colwyn | Wales | United Kingdom

Margaret Jowitt explores the Physiology of Birth in 3D in this interactive workshop. The workshop is being hosted by the Association of Radical Midwives during their annual retreat. Lunch is included in the ticket price of £15 for non retreaters and £10 for those staying one night or more at the retreat.
We are also holding a workshop on Wednesday 25th September on Breech Birth.

Breech Birth – an ARM workshop with Joy Horner, Independent Midwife.
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Breech Birth - an ARM workshop with Joy Horner, Independent Midwife. @ The Ship Inn | Old Colwyn | Wales | United Kingdom

In this interactive workshop Joy Horner will share her knowledge and skills in Breech Birth. The Association of Radical Midwives is hosting this event as part of their annual retreat.

Lunch is included in the ticket price of £15 for non-retreaters and £10 for those staying one night or more at the retreat in North Wales

Midwives Haven retreat – November
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm
Midwives Haven retreat - November @ Simonburn | England | United Kingdom

If you are feeling battered by the system (under investigation, being bullied, been sacked, referred to the NMC or similar), come for a weekend of peace and recuperation.

Enjoy a weekend of gentle activities – walks, arts and crafts, guided relaxation etc offered but not compulsory!

Cost: £40 to include all [vegetarian] homecooked food, wine and craft materials. Bring your own bedding and towel.

Pick-up offered from local station (Hexham)

To book a place: email

Sheffield Snapshots: New Initiatives in Maternity Care – ARM Winter National Meeting (all welcome)
Nov 30 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm


Saturday November 30th 2019 9.15am – 4.30pm

Sheffield Snapshots: New Initiatives in Maternity Care

Come along to hear how midwives in Sheffield are looking at new options and ideas to improve maternity care for families in Sheffield. Meet friends and colleagues and exchange ideas.

Sarah Senbeto, Psychological Wellbeing Midwife will discuss the new developments for care of families who have experienced stillbirth or in utero detection of fetal abnormalities.

Adele Stanley, Maternity Support Worker Trainer will describe the recent implementation of Maternity Support Worker training and look at the impact of this for midwives and women.

Phoebe Palotti, Associate Professor of Midwifery will discuss the Sheffield Maternity Cooperative, an alternative model of maternity community care

Alison Brodrick, Consultant Midwife will present the development and early results of a study which is looking at decision making during labour (using recordings of labour and birth care in two midwifery-led settings)

Katherine Hales, ARM National Coordinator will also share with us recent ARM activities

ARM Member – £25 Non-ARM Member – £35

ARM Student Midwife Member – £15 Non-ARM student midwife member – £20

(Lunch & refreshments included and attendance certificates will be available).

Buy tickets online at

VENUE- Shirle Hill Co-housing Community, 6 Shirle Hill, Sheffield, S11 9DY



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