The summer months look set to be a busy period for the project. The Guildhall, London exhibition of images, accompanied by an afternoon lecture on the project, both take place in early August. The exhibition is free and accessible during normal library opening hours; the lecture is also free, but booking is essential.
August is also going to be busy with a variety of trips to France and Belgium, including to the little village of Joncherey down on the Swiss border, where the first casualties of the western front were killed. I’ll try to keep the website and social media feeds updated with pictures from these trips.
In September, I am running two photography workshops – although neither are explicitly about the First World War, we will be looking at how photographs tell stories and how they can be used to help bring historical subjects alive.
The first workshop is a one-day event at the Guildhall Library in London, and is designed to supplement the exhibition. It takes place on Wednesday 3rd September from 10am-4.30pm, and costs £50. Booking is essential, and you can reserve a place online.
The second is a multi-day residential course on “Telling Stories in Photographs“, and is being held at Denman, the Women’s Institute College near Abingdon from 25th-28th September. It’s open to non-members of the WI, and also to men (so no excuse for not coming along, chaps!). Denman is a stunning country house set in acres of beautiful grounds, so we have plenty to exploit as photographic subjects. And if that’s not enough, then there is also a day trip to London as part of the course, to make use of the city as a historic subject for our photos. Having just returned from three days’ teaching at Denman, I can also vouch for the quality (and quantity!) of food – the price includes accommodation and all meals!
If you have any queries about these events, then please do not hesitate to contact me. And of course, if you would like to book a Remembrance Image Project talk, workshop or seminar for a school or community group, then again please just let me know.