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Photography Workshops Launch

Workshops

New for the 2019 to 2020 season Hexham and District Photographic Society are pleased to announce the introduction of a series of workshops available exclusively to society members. The workshops selected for this season cover a range of photographic genres, carefully selected to cater for a broad range of interests as well as levels of photographic skills.   For many years the society has organised assignments offering members the opportunity to meet up in different locations, capture images and produce prints to be presented on members nights. Following feedback from members it was decided that this should be enhanced and made into more of a workshop format by offering three distinct parts: The “Pre Meet” Read More …

Hexham Community Group Showcase

Hexham Photographic Society will be attending the forthcoming Community Showcase event in the Wentworth Leisure Centre on Saturday 31st August. The FREE event is being held by Hexham Community Partnership and is supported by the Tynedale Lions.     Open to the public 10am till 2pm, the event is an opportunity to learn more about Hexham Photographic Society, what we have on our syllabus this year and to talk to existing members of the society. We look forward to meeting you there.

2019 Annual Exhibition Opens

Hexham & District Photographic Society is pleased to announce that the annual exhibition of member’s images, is now open until the 18th of August in the North Transept of Hexham Abbey. The exhibition reflects the diverse range of interests of the societies membership, with over 60 stunning prints and digital images all produced by the members of the society. Society vice-president Gerry Stephens said: “The event has attracted thousands of visitors in the past, so it would be great to see the same turn out again this year.”     This year, work by photographers such as Danny Brannigan, Lesley Middleton, Sheila Stranger and Dave Strother will be featured. The exhibition is open daily from 10:00 Read More …

Keynote speech from explorer, Conrad Dickinson 23/04/19

Conrad Poster

Join us for our end of season keynote speech & presentation night, with the famed British explorer, Conrad Dickinson at the Forum Cinema, Hexham – 7pm 23rd April 2019.   Conrad is a proud born and bred Northumbrian, who, apart from a spell as an Army Officer (specializing in Arctic Warfare) has spent the majority of his working career in the North East; successfully building his family business. However, he is probably better known for having put the North East and Britain on the map with his Polar Expeditions.   He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and he has a passion for wildlife and photography. He is also an ambassador and patron Read More …

Tyne Valley Film Festival

The Hexham & District Photographic Society, working in partnership with the Forum Cinema, brings the film ‘Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay’ to Hexham as a part of the 2019 Tyne Valley Film Festival, in March.   Rob Halliburton, the Syllabus Secretary, has been liaising with David Nixon from the Forum, and Grant Scott, the producer, to secure the film as the Society’s recommendation for the festival.   The film will be screened on Sunday 31st March at 7pm, and will be FREE for the whole community to attend.   William ‘Bill’ Jay  (12 August 1940 – 10 May 2009) was a photographer, a writer on and advocate of photography, a curator, Read More …

Hexham Courant – Calling All Local Photographers

Danny Brannigan

Page 37 of the 29.11.18 Hexham Courant has a call for local photographers. The ‘Best Snaps of the Season’ featuring Tynedale are wanted by December the 14th.   “The aim of the community project is to reflect what the county means to different people, whilst giving local photographers an opportunity to exhibit their work on a professional platform.”   Submission are to be posted on Instagram with title and #OurTynedale and @hexhamcourant. The most popular pictures online will be in with a chance of being selected to feature in a future issue of the Courant and will be accompanied by a short biography about the photographer.

Charity Calendars for the Boatside Inn

Matt Cawood, the Landlord of the Boatside Inn at Warden, took delivery of 100 Planner style Charity Calendars for 2019 and 150 Christmas cards, produced by members of Hexham & District Photographic Society at the end of October.   The Calendars are on sale in the Boatside Inn for £12.50 and will be raising money for the Emma Newton fund. Emma Newton was a Performing Arts student who was killed when a tree fell on her car. The charity, set up by her parents, supports young people wanting a career in the Performing Arts.   The idea of the planner came up in discussion with Matt who was initially looking for prints from members of Read More …

Summer Exhibition 2018 – VOYAGER

Hexham Photographic Society are pleased to announce that our 2018 Summer Exhibition opened this evening, 13th August and will be open daily until Sunday the 26th August.   The theme of this years exhibition is VOYAGER, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1 and 2 on a mission to explore the solar system. To each of the probes was attached a ‘golden record’ containing a message from earth for any extra-terrestrial intelligence that might encounter these messengers. Included was a library of images, encoded in audio format, to give a visual snapshot of our planet and civilisation, a limited glimpse of daily life, the built environment, cultures, landscapes, flora and fauna.   Read More …

Annual Exhibition Commemorative Book

Hexham & District Photographic Societies 2018 Annual Exhibition has been themed “Voyager” to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager 1 and 2 space craft on a mission to explore the solar system.     To commemorate the launch of the Voyager probes, each of which carry a ‘golden record’ with a message containing a library of images giving a snapshot of life on earth, our members have been challenged to produce four images describing life on earth today. The results of this challenge will be on display in Hexham Abbey in our forthcoming Annual Exhibition from the 14th August.   In anticipation of the opening of the exhibition and in what is possibly a Read More …

Kev’s ‘Off the Rails’ 30 Mile Walk

Hexham Photographic Society member and now club secretary Kevin Hilton put his best foot forward back in May in an effort to raise much needed funds towards a new projector for the society.   He set himself the challenge of completing a grueling 30 mile sponsored walk from Stanhope to Newcastle,  mostly using the network of paths and cycle ways built on old railways that cross the area. Having been dropped off at the start by president Dave Best on the 15th May at 7:10am, he sallied forth fully equipped with sandwiches two flasks of water and obviously his camera.   Hexham Photographic Society President Dave Best commented “As a relatively new member, having joined Read More …