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Holding Time

  • Royal Brompton Hospital Sydney Street London, England, SW3 United Kingdom (map)

Royal Brompton will be showing Holding Time for two months this spring, with an installation of photographic still portraits, a single screen animation and video recorded interviews with participating mothers. The exhibition will also feature a specially commissioned piece for the Trust, which includes interviews with mothers, maternity nurses and managers from the hospital who talk abut the unique breastfeeding support they offer to the mothers of critically ill babies.

A finished portrait of one of the mothers helped by the service will permanently be on exhibition in the expressing room in Rose Ward after the exhibition.

See a film by rb&hArts, pertners in the exhibition here.

Free admission, 24 hours per day, seven days per week


rb&hArts runs an innovative arts programme at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. It is designed to improve the clinical environment patient experience, and enhance the well-being of patients, visitors, staff and the local communities surrounding each hospital. The department manages a permanent collection, delivers bespoke visual arts commissions, and runs an innovative participatory arts programme, comprising music on the wards and workshops. rb&hArts engage over 5,000 people each year, often participating in the arts for the first time.
Support the rb&hArts programme: rb&hArts are supported by a range of trusts, including Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity, as well as individual donors. They are always looking for volunteers that can help them fundraise or take part in activities to bring the healing power of the arts to more patients.
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