I am writing at the start of what looks set to be a busy few months for the project. Just yesterday, I was lucky enough to give the post-AGM talk for the Friends of the National Archives at Kew, and my presentation was followed up by some really interesting one-to-one discussions with the folk who attended. This marks the beginning of a period of several talks and workshops for groups including the Women’s Institute, University of the Third Age, libraries, and community groups. I am continuing to take bookings for these and for school groups, so as ever please do not hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to chat about organising a presentation, seminar or workshop.
I have a series of public events coming up over the summer at the Guildhall Library in the City of London. There will be an exhibition of photographs from the research stages of the project in the library from 4 August until 12 November 2014. To coincide with that, I will be giving a talk about the project at the library on 6 August 2014 at 2pm; tickets are free, but spaces are limited so it is essential to make a reservation online. I will also be running a day-long “Introduction to digital SLR photography” as a supplement to the exhibition in early September – details to follow.
In August, of course, the “research phase” of the project finishes, and the main phase of project work starts in earnest. I have an interesting programme of visits to France and Belgium at two or three points during the rest of the year, from which I shall be sharing photographs at the Remembrance Image Project exhibition at St Clement Danes, the RAF Church in the Strand, London, during early November 2014. Again, further details will follow a bit nearer the time.
Keep in touch – and please keep sharing your own pictures with the project too!