A travelling oral history exhibition and podcast sharing stories of childcare and parenting from London's East End since March 2018.

Discover tales of love and worry, family support and postnatal depression, working mums and stay-at-home-dads.

Visitors have told us

“This is a very interesting exhibition, me and my children enjoyed it very much.”

“Beautiful experience to stop and listen”

“The whole set up of the exhibition is amazing. It really transported me to the East London of the past”.


See the exhibition in 2019:

25th January - 27th February 2019 - Manor Park Library

1 March 2019 - 28 March 2019 - Whitechapel Idea Store

Please check individual opening times for each library on Newham Council's website here and for Whitechapel Idea Store here.

Dates are subject to change. For updates or if you would like to host the exhibition please contact us.

Holding the Baby is funded by Gilda Street Trust in memory of Gilda O'Neill. The archive is held at Bishopsgate Institute and the project has been supported by Newham Bookshop and the London Borough of Newham's Libraries.