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Untold Stories – The Exhibition – A first of its kind exhibition, working with photographer Tanya Weekes and artist Tina Ramos Ekongo; we follow 12 mothers as they share their stories within pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and their individual experiences into motherhood highlighting their personal and cultural experiences.


In conjunction with INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2024, HOLDING HER SPACE presents a heart-warming theatre production exploring a mothers journey!
UNTOLD, an emotionally charged and unflinchingly raw theatre production that ventures into the heart-warming and wrenching journeys and experiences of Black and Brown parents as they navigate the realities of maternity in the UK. This groundbreaking show strips away the façade of societal silence to explore the unspeakable paths trodden within these communities touching on mental health, cultural stigmas, and more.
Set against the backdrop of an emotionally evoking reality, the production weaves together past traditions and cultures through dance, songs, thought-provoking poetry, live music, and powerful movements to create a tapestry of storytelling that transcends joy, despair and loss. Through live performance and cinematography , “UNTOLD” uncovers the raw, unspoken truth of past generations of pregnancy and birth journeys through an intergenerational cast and connects us to the depths of some of the suffering mentally, spiritually and emotionally endured during the journey.
Join us on this heart opening journey as we explore the past, confront the present, and demand change by shining a spotlight on these untold experiences and stories, whilst preserving the traditions and practices that make these cultures so rich.
Where: Contact Theatre. Oxford Road, Manchester M12 6PN

Vocals: Ruby-Ann @iamrubyann
Film and Edit: Luca @alto.optics