Holding Time Exhibition

Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford

The Holding Time Project, a photography exhibition of breastfeeding portraits from Coventry, Brighton and Cheshire and Merseyside, was held at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre launching on the first day of Baby Week Bradford on Monday 14 November, and running run until Monday 30 January 2023.

The exhibition at Kala Sangam Arts Centre was part of a tour of venues across the North of England, showcasing this project which has been created with mothers from across the UK in Brighton, Coventry and Liverpool. Holding Time is a contemporary exhibition that aims to address and overturn breastfeeding preconceptions and myths, challenge stereotypes, and – above all else – improve breastfeeding rates by harnessing women’s knowledge and wisdom.

Kerry Bennett, Integration and Change Manager, Better Start Bradford, said: “We are all thrilled that Lisa has chosen Bradford as the latest location for the Holding Time exhibition. It’s perfect that it’s opening on the first day of this year’s Baby Week Bradford, and being supported by our breastfeeding partners. I want to encourage mums and families from across the district to visit the exhibition and the events that are being held there during Baby Week Bradford.”

Accompanying Events:

Launch party with Singing Mamas, November 16th 2022

Storytelling workshops run by Rachel New of Creative Lives

Motherstalk: Live event by mothers of Bradford, Coventry and Liverpool, January 28th 2023

The Holding Time Project

The exhibition at Kala Sangam Arts Centre is part of a tour of venues across the North, showcasing this project which has been created with mothers across the UK in Brighton, Coventry and Liverpool. The Holding Time Project has been running in cities across the UK since 2018. It is an inter-disciplinary,  multi-channel, multi platform and operates city to city. By working with health professionals, academics, and grassroots networks, it is intended to dismantle the basis for polarisation , a lack of dialogue, and bring about meaningful change in UK breastfeeding policy.

This project treads carefully the line between promoting breastfeeding whilst attempting to respect and understand the complexity of the experience and circumstance of new mums. The project is research-based with positive imagery at its core. The aims are to increase breastfeeding rates, empower breastfeeding mothers and improve understanding about the complexity of issues around breastfeeding. The portraits are accompanied by documentary style VLOGs to give a voice to mothers who have breastfed, highlighting the challenges they faced.

See: Marking World Breastfeeding Week 01-07 August 2022

PRESS and PRIVATE RECEPTION: Weds. 16th NOVEMBER 12.30pm – 3pm

Get in touch

Contact Lisa Creagh

Mobile :     07816577140                 Email: info@holdingtime.org


Social media tags: #normalisebreastfeeding #holdingtime

Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Ct, Bradford BD1 4TY

RSVP: info@holdingtime.org

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am – 3pm

Admission Free For further information contact info@holdingtime.org

Social media: https://linktr.ee/holdingtimeproject