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St Pauls Community Darkrooms and the Real Photography Company

  • Saturday 10AM - 4PM
  • Sunday 10AM - 4PM

Venue number: 51

St Pauls Community Darkrooms and the Real Photography Company

  • Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

Venue number: 51

St Pauls Community Darkrooms and the Real Photography Company

TALK & WORKSHOP

 

Did you know? Photography was invented in 1803 in Bristol!

 

Follow in the footsteps of Humphrey Davy and Thomas Wedgwood when they designed a way of making silhouettes of leaves using light.

 

Drop in to make your own photogramme of a leaf and watch the image develop in a traditional darkroom!

 

The St Pauls Darkrooms were originally based in the Watershed and for many years were the centre of photography in the South West, before moving to St Pauls and becoming the largest open access darkroom in the South West.

 

Talks (on the hour): On the history of photography in Bristol.

 

Workshop: Expose an image of a leaf and watch it develop with traditional photographic chemistry.

 

There will be many more optical and photographic wonders on the day!

 

The Architecture Centre will be hosting ‘Home for a Hero’– a free, drop-in family event next door in St Pauls Library.

Key Information

  • Address St Pauls Learning Centre, BS2 8XJ
  • Map Map coming soon!
  • Amenities
    Wheelchair access
    Accessible toilet
    Disabled parking
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Refreshments
    Toilet
    Activities for families
    Baby changing facilities
    Pram friendly