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Exhibition, Wed 7 Feb - Thu 12 Apr 2018, free entry


Nabeelah Hafeez

Nabeelah Hafeez



01274 303340


St Peters House,
1 Forster Square,

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Wed 7 Feb - Thu 12 Apr Nabeelah Hafeez Through My Father’s Lens


When the late Bradford based poet Mohammad Hafeez Johar passed away one of his prized possessions – a Pentax camera – was gifted to his daughter Nabeelah Hafeez, a promising poet in her own right.

Through my Father’s Lens brings together poetry from both father and daughter in both English and Urdu. These words will be accompanied by photographs from the 70s, 80s and 90s taken by Hafeez Johar, and images of Bradford captured by Nabeelah using that same treasured camera.

In words and images, Through my Father’s Lens aims to provide an insight into the lives of the Pakistani community in the city, showing migration as a journey of identity through the experience of second and third generation migrants.

‘Memories of my homeland. These are burnt into my heart.
But now this city is also in my blood.’

Extract from Home by Mohammad Hafeez Johar

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Wed 7 Feb - Thu 12 Apr 2018 09:00 to 17:00
**Drop in anytime between Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm**


Free entry



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Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Road:
From M62, take Junction 26 and join the M606, continue on M606 to the A6177 junction, take the A6177 (Bradford Ring Road, signposted Harrogate/Leeds) and follow for approx 1 mile, passing the ASDA Superstore on the left. At the roundabout, take first exit onto A650 Wakefield Road following signs for City Centre. Continue for 1.6m going straight on at the roundabouts towards the City Centre. Go past the Leisure Exchange/Express by Holiday Inn on your left and straight through lights onto Shipley Airedale Road, then almost immediately take the first left into Peckover Street. At the end of Peckover Street turn left down Church Bank. Kala Sangam is through the arch to your right.

Due to limited car parking spaces, the car park at St Peter's House is for disabled car parking / unloading equipment only. Alternative parking is available on street (metered) or at the nearby Leisure Exchange.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bradford Forster Sq station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality