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Welcome to Zero2 Expo

“The evidence we’re all ignoring – the importance of our first 1001 days, told through art and science”

Zero2 Expo offers a powerful and engaging multimedia exhibition that raises awareness of the period between conception to age two through the showcasing of artwork, science, experts, talks, films and workshops in a touring outdoor exhibition called Birthing a Better Future

About Zero2 Expo

Zero2 Expo presents

Birthing a Better Future
Art & Science Exhibition

“How to improve society in 1001 days – a radical new look at pregnancy and early childhood through art and science.”

Zero2 Expo was established to increase public awareness about the key issues and importance of the first 1001 days of life from conception to age two through the showcasing of art and science. The 1001 Critical Days is the UK’s first cross party children’s manifesto and we are raising awareness of its themes. Our pilot exhibition in the House of Commons in 2016, to bring the Manifesto to life for MPs, attracted 4,000 politicians and staff and was key to inspiring local transformation plans throughout the country.

The positive response to the exhibition encouraged us to develop the initiative further and make plans to take it nationwide. The exhibition shines a spotlight on the importance of the 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.

We believe this is the biggest Public Health message of our time and is crucial that we spread the word in an accessible way using thought provoking art and the latest scientific/expert research so we can truly Birth a Better Future.

Our Mission

To inspire changes in how we treat the first 1001 days of life to help create a world where every child has the best possible start in life.

Primary Outcome

Increasing general public awareness of the key issues and importance of the 1001 critical days.

“Children are most vulnerable in the first 3 years of life, and the greatest returns will be made by investment in early child development” (WHO (2014) Investing in Children: the European Child Maltreatment Prevention Action Plan 2015-2020, Written Evidence)

Image below:
Mother & Child by
©Richard Ansett

Exhibition & Events

Oxford Exhibition 2017

We are exhibiting in the Corridor Gallery, John Radlciffe Hospital, Oxford from the 11th November to 23rd December 2017

About our Exhibitions

Zero2 Expo presented Tomorrow’s Child Exhibition held in the Houses of Parliament in June 2016. This was a powerful showcase of mixed media art and science that ignited a lively and informed dialogue amongst participants and the 4,000 Members of Parliament who attended, generating greater awareness of the importance of the conception to age two period.

The overwhelmingly positive response to the exhibition encouraged us to develop the exhibition further and plan to take it nationwide. Dr Muna Abdel Aziz, Director of Public Health, Housing and Neighbourhoods, Families and Wellbeing at Warrington Borough Council, has already commissioned the Zero2 Expo exhibition as part of their work to disseminate the 1001 days messages to parents and other carers. In response to this the project plan for Warrington will supplement the exhibition with a programme of local media events, and additional resources, which will help NHS and NCT new-parents groups to visit the exhibition and explore its themes more deeply.

Local city authorities are invited to bid to host the expo in advance in order to ensure adequate funding for the expo is obtained at each site.

Expressions of Interest

Zero2 Expo has already had expressions of interests from the Scottish, Welsh and Irish parliaments to host the Expo, including other cities such as Oxford and Warrington. Following on from the launch in Abu Dhabi, Zero2 Expo will then be introduced to the rest of the GCC and Middle East countries. Expressions of interest have also come from India, Indonesia and the United Nations. Funding to be agreed on a project to project basis with the interested party.

We believe this is the biggest Public Health message of our time and is crucial that we spread the word in an accessible way using thought provoking art and the latest scientific/expert research so we can truly Birth a Better Future.

Tomorrow’s Child Exhibition in the House of Commons 2016

 

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How you can support us

If you would like to support Zero2 Expo in some way please contact Alex Florschutz, Director of Zero2 Expo directly on 07787 122157, alternatively use Zero2’s contact us form by clicking here

We really appreciate your donation so we can continue this important work




Operational Needs:

  • Exhibition design, print & manufacture, including exhibition system hire and installation costs
  • Any other material costs for the exhibition
  • Insurance
  • Administration and organisation costs
  • Marketing and Publicity
  • Exhibition Branding, including website & brochure
  • Travel, accommodation and set up costs
  • Supporting artists or scientists
  • Material costs for artwork (i.e. grants for producing specific work, rental fees)
  • Catalogue and cartoon booklet production costs
  • Supporting conversation pieces, talks, film screenings, networking events and workshops
  • Salaries and expert advisor fees

Easyfundraising

We have our own easy fundraising site that allows you to donate when you go shopping online at no extra cost to yourself. Registration is simple and easy and the site provides you with a donation reminder button whenever you visit one of the easy fundraising online partners, such as Amazon, John Lewis and M&S.

Click here for our Easyfundraising link.