1. Martin Parr Lecture

Firstly, it is that Magnum photographer Martin Parr, one of the most important social documentary photographers in Britain today, will be giving a lecture for Mold Camera Club at the Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold on Thursday 11th October at 7.30pm.

We are very privileged to have such a prestigious and entertaining speaker coming along as part of the club’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. Tickets are £15 and are expected to sell out rather quickly. If anyone would like more information, it is fine to pass on my email so they get in touch directly with me. Would you be able to perhaps put our press release too into the Inside Out Blog? Let me know if it is ok to send on the details.  Martin’s website can be found here http://www.martinparr.com

2. Redeye Networking Event

Secondly, the first Redeye photography networking event is definitely coming to North Wales and will take place on either Tuesday 9th October or Tuesday 30th October at Theatr Clwyd Cymru, Mold at 6.30pm with guest artist Llinos Lanini.  This free event is a ‘Come & Have Your Say Event’ where we find out if these events will be of interest to photographers and artists and what kind of content and format should take.

It was originally all booked for the 9th but then I found out only last week about the Martin Parr lecture so have been scurrying around arranging an alternative date so we don’t clash! The best laid plans eh? I will confirm the date in the next couple of days at which point it will go live on Redeye’s website, including booking details.

I discovered Redeye about a year ago and since then have come on leaps and bounds, finding the events and courses so interesting and valuable. I also nagged them about running the events in North Wales so we can include information more relevant to Welsh artists and obviously so we don’t need to travel so far! The next one is in Oriel Mostyn in December to make it fair to our cousins in the West.

Their Career and Development Programme is relevant to artists of all disciplines with high profile speakers on subjects such as funding, exhibiting and collaborations.

Some info from their website –

Redeye is funded by the Arts Council and have been holding regular talks, walks, masterclasses, portfolio critiques in the North West for a number of years, including workshops and seminars covering business, creative and technical matters.


It is a not-for-profit organisation set up to support photographers at every level, and improve the health of photography generally. It aims to form a clear picture of the ways photographers and photographic artists are working now, and give them access to events, opportunities, advice and information that are relevant to their work and difficult to find elsewhere. Alongside this it works to bring photographic and other organisations together, to encourage ethical and best practice, and to build a voice for photography.
“Redeye is a leader among a strengthening body of nationally significant photography-focused organisations that address career development for professionals.” – Arts Professional