the charity is launched!

17 October 2018

The charity was launched at a special event on the evening of Wednesday, 17 October 2018, attended by Mayor Councillor Tim Gill, community leaders, supporters and members of the public. It took place at the Ludlow Methodist Church.

The Mayor cut a ribbon held by Tottie Aarvold (left) and Lucy Jones.

The Mayor cut a ribbon held by Tottie Aarvold (left) and Lucy Jones.

Paul Sanders, ex Picture Editor of The Times, talked about his work and how his personal photography helped him recover after serious mental health issues. Paul’s work is being exhibited at the Photo Space gallery until 1 December 2018.

Paul Sanders talking about his time as Picture Editor of The Times

Paul Sanders talking about his time as Picture Editor of The Times

Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, “The Caravan Gallery” spoke about their work and, in particular, their “Pride of Place Projects”. They use photography as a thread for community-wide events. We are planning a “Pride of Place Project” for Ludlow in 2020 as part of the Ludlow Fringe.

Paul Sanders, Jan Williams (always with a camera) and Chris Teasdale on stage for a Q&A.

Paul Sanders, Jan Williams (always with a camera) and Chris Teasdale on stage for a Q&A.

Jim Hawkins, BBC Radio Shropshire, concluded the evening by hosting a Q&A with the audience.

Jim Hawkins, leading a Q&A to close an entertaining and thought-provoking evening.

Jim Hawkins, leading a Q&A to close an entertaining and thought-provoking evening.

Peter Jones, the founder of the Photo Space and the Charity, explained the purpose of the charity and how the evening’s presenters demonstrate the help photography can be at both individual and community levels.

The message is: A camera is more than a camera, much more.

Peter Jones thanking the presenters, the Mayor, Helen Melrose for delicious food, Edith for refreshments, and the audience for their support.

Peter Jones thanking the presenters, the Mayor, Helen Melrose for delicious food, Edith for refreshments, and the audience for their support.