Norfolk Schools Opera

Last month, Norfolk Schools Opera held the first opening performance at the Theatre Royal – where schools came together for a day of workshops and performances. – The project will eventually culminate in some outstanding performances in 2019 – Personally I can’t wait to see how the children’s ideas will transform the theatre stage!

“2018-19 Norwich Theatre Royal and Norfolk Music Hub are collaborating in a year-long programme, working with hundreds of pupils, teachers, and young gifted and talented musicians from across Norfolk”

#Norfolk #Opera #Norfolkmusic

Give a Child a Camera | Norwich Exhibition

Really excited to announce the next Give a Child a Camera exhibition is being shown at the wonderful Playhouse in Norwich this autumn.

Visit the Playhouse between the 30th October to 1st December and witness first hand a selection of wonderfully emotive images that the children, taking part in the project in Southwest Uganda shot during the month-long workshops this year.

A chance to gain a true insight into the lives of children living in a border town in East Africa, as they use photography to document their lives.

#Norwich #Playhouse #Exhibition #Photography #Nikonuk #Norfolk

#children #uganda #africa #giveachildacamera #workshop #vso

#charity #empowerment

Give a Child a Camera Edinburgh exhibition is up!

Give a Child a Camera Edinburgh exhibition is up! Huge thanks to Wex Photo Video and in particular Emma and the marketing team for showing such passion for the project and for assisting & providing a great store venue. A special mention also to store manager Francesco, who equally demonstrated so much love & passion for the children’s incredible work.
It feels wonderful to be able to display work from the children in Southwest Uganda in the Scottish capital – I know for a fact they can’t believe their images are on display for the world to see.
The mini exhibition is up until the end of June, so please, if you’re in the area do pop in and enjoy the work of 15 children.
Plans for #giveachildacamera 2019 are well underway…..

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival…what an opening night!

Friday evening Norwich played host to the opening reception of the fabulous Norfolk & Norwich Festival where French company Transe Express led crowds through the city in a whirlwind of music, dance & acrobatics as thousands gathered around the City Hall & The Forum, Norwich to celebrate this rather energetic and atmospheric opening….

Incredible how a festival such as the Norfolk & Norwich can uplift the area, bringing in wonderful art, culture and generally a feeling of happiness and brightness during what are becoming ever more tough times for the vulnerable in our society.

Enjoy the festival & celebrate our wonderful multicultural outlook.

Denis Lawson in Norwich | Spotlight Networking

Denis Lawson was the guest speaker for the @TheatreRNorwich Spotlight event… what better way to spend an afternoon, than with a gorgeous lunch and entertaining stories #Norwich #business #norfolk#networking #theatreroyal

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Workshop

Last Sunday, camera in hand I headed off to the city, ready to meet a group of GCSE photography students whom I had done a workshop with earlier in the month in association with the Norfolk & Norwich festival.

Getting out of the classroom and into a real life environment I met the students in Chapelfield gardens to photograph the Garden Party, which was an interactive afternoon of outstanding performances set in the city centre park.

Working with the folks from Wymondham High, I set them the task of photographing this part of the festival as a documentary photographer, shooting images that captivated the audience presenting a true photo story to the afternoon of events.

I have yet to see all their images, but in the meantime here is my photo story from the afternoon.

A Contemporary Woodturner

This illustrated feature on Contemporary Woodturner Andy Coates should be appearing in the next month or two.

I shot these images a couple of months back when I visited Andy’s workshop and gallery in Beccles.

I had never seen such delicate wood turning and craft skills before and I was completely transfixed by his style and design.

His workshop is well worth a visit! http://www.andycoates.co.uk/