A Weekend Of Photography at The Spring

A Weekend Of Photography at The Spring


The Spring in Havant will be celebrating photography in all its forms, and focusing on the importance of photographs and what they can tell us about the past, as well as how we use them now in life, art and just for fun. See time lapse photography off the area, slides of Havant over the last 40 years and talk to award winning photographer George Atkins about digital cameras and photography and see some of his amazing photos.

You can make a pinhole camera, or have your picture taken in a fun “photo booth” experience. There will be lots of craft activities for children make a Zeotrope or a frame for your photo from the photo booth. Listen to expert Peter Rocchiccioli talking about film cameras and how they were used 20 to 30 years ago; Peter’s fascinating exhibition is currently on show at The Spring, depicting the people of Havant going about their daily lives in the first decade of the 21st century.

You can find out about another local photographer, William Scorer, who took his snapshots of local life in the 19th century; don’t miss his prints which will be on display and see the camera in our cabinet similar to that used by Charles Marshall in Waterlooville around the 1900s.

One of The Spring’s resources is it’s “handling collection”, and cameras from the collection will be on display to pick up and examine. The Spring has a “micro eye” that you can use to take photos of items from the handling collection, such as shells and fossils.

The Spring will also have disposable cameras on hand so that visitors can record the scene and have their pictures displayed.

You can make a pinhole camera, or have your picture taken in a fun photo booth experience.

The climax of the evening will be a Sound and Vision Extravaganza starting at 11pm, with spectacular displays orchestrated by The Spring’s talented team. Visitors can join in by wearing suitable costumes and bringing along panto wands, or similar flashing items; there’ll be face painting, music, dance and much more. The theatre will be opened up and the event will be streamed live to your phone and tablet. Wear white to show up under the UV lights and perhaps have a David Bowie flash painted on you face in neon face paint.

Continuing the photography theme there is ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ on Saturday 14th May at 1.45pm about the mysterious nanny who turned out to be one of the 20th Century’s greatest photographers. £8.50/£7.65 this includes free tea/coffee and a biscuit during the interval and a post-show chat hosted by one of The Spring’s trustees Steve Murray.

Next then will be ‘Portraits in Motion’ on Saturday 14th May 8pm. This theatre piece was the winner of the Total Theatre Award for Innovation at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015. Volker Gerling walked over 3500Km through Germany taking photos of people he met during his travels. He then created portraits in the form of photographic flip books. On stage and using video projection Gerling recounts the stories about those that allowed themselves to be photographed.

For more information please visit www.thespring.co.uk

Activities for all ages:

Making pinhole cameras,
Handling cameras from the past,
Exploring time lapse photography,
A fun photo booth,
Arts and crafts,
Expert talks
and much more.


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