Through the Lens
By Heart of England Mencap, Dec 21 2017 09:31AM
Heart of England Mencap customers to stage photo exhibition
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC skills and visions of local people with learning disabilities will be brought to life at an inspiring exhibition in Great Malvern Priory, at the heart of the town.
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 January 9th until 30th January 2018 at Great Malvern Priory, Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AY.
Armed with iPads, customers from Pathway – a day activity service run by Heart of England Mencap at the 2nd Malvern Scout HQ in Malvern - 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.
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 several local locations and covered themes such as leaves and trees, buildings and architecture, textures, close-ups, still life 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 are plenty of coffee shops nearby.
It is open daily from 10.30am - 5pm
Pathway is a day service run by Heart of England Mencap in Malvern. Five days a week, it provides meaningful leisure and learning opportunities for local people with learning disabilities.
Snapping a shot - Heart of England Mencap customer Susie Tudge, with her support worker Lavina Brojban.
Support worker Kitty Kavanagh helps Mencap customer Gayle Judson to capture the perfect picture.
One of the photos which will be exhibited, taken in the Priory.