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Life through the Lens

By Heart of England Mencap, Nov 6 2017 01:41PM


Heart of England Mencap customers stage photo exhibition


THE PHOTOGRAPHIC skills and visions of local people with learning disabilities will be brought to life at an inspiring exhibition in the centre of Leamington.


Through The Lens is the culmination of a photography course run by Heart of England Mencap at its day activity group, Pathway.


It is taking place from now until November 14th at All Saints Parish Church in Priory Terrace.


Armed with iPads, customers from the Warwick Pathway group, based at WarwickSpace, immersed themselves in the photographic process from top to bottom.


They chose locations and subject matters, snapped the perfect picture on their tablets and then uploaded, edited and printed their creations ready for the upcoming exhibition.


The course was such a success it has also been run across the charity’s day services in Stratford, Studley and Malvern too.


Val Rainbow, Heart of England Mencap’s Arts Co-ordinator, said: “I created the course using different themes to help develop a variety of skills and to make the learning process enjoyable and interesting.

“Over the weeks we visited many outdoor locations and covered themes such as windows and doors, leaves and trees, buildings and architecture, textures, close-ups, still life, flowers and portraits to name just a few.


“Everyone on the course produce great work and each week brought new, amazing pictures.


“It was a joy to watch everyone discover newfound skills and talents and a delight to see them create something they could be proud of.


Entry to the exhibition is free and open to all and there is a coffee shop on site.


It is open: 10am – 1pm on Wednesdays, 10.30am – 2pm on Thursdays, 10.30am – 2pm on Fridays and 10am – 12.30pm on Saturdays.


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