Members of our Carers’ Camera Club will be displaying 31 of their pictures in a free exhibition at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage from 5th until 20th June 2018.
The exhibition is titled "Insights to..." and some of the pictures are related to a reflection on the exhibitor’s life as a carer – the challenges they face or what it means to them. Other pictures have been chosen as they are favourites or showcase the carers’ interests, creativity and talents.
Eight individuals will have their work on display including Carers’ Camera Club member Ron, who said: “I joined the Club in 2015. The group isn’t a traditional Camera Club it’s more of a peer support group. Everyone is friendly, the meetings are inclusive and easy going. The Club gives me a focus and something to look forward to each month.
“I’m excited, if a little nervous, at the prospect of having some of my images displayed. I hope I can play a part in making the exhibition a success and that it helps others appreciate the role we play and the beneficial effect of having a supportive and like-minded group of friends.”
Another Camera Club member said: "The Camera Club has enabled me to meet people, make new friends and pursue a leisure activity. Meeting others with a shared interest immediately gives us something to talk about. The exhibition provides the opportunity to share a story about my experiences of caring.”
Tim Napper, our Finance and Support Services Manager, who has helped the carers plan the exhibition, said: “We know carers value time out from caring to enjoy their interests. The Club have worked hard getting the exhibition together and there are some fantastic pictures. If you have the chance, please go and see it.”
The Carers Camera Club was set up by carers in 2011 following some digital photography courses we organised. The carers wanted to meet up to develop their skills and share tips.
New members are welcome whatever your level of photography skills and it doesn’t matter what type of camera you have or if you use a phone or tablet computer, the Club is open to all!
The Club meets each month at a café in Welwyn Garden City. To join or learn more about Carers in Hertfordshire please call 01992 58 69 69, email