We are running a series of photography workshops that help people connect to others, develop their creativity and manage the unusual circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.

They are fun and playful on-line photography courses that enables local people, with little or no experience of photography, to develop skills that help create and share reflections of their lives.

The course was developed by a highly talented local photographer, Pierre Bureau, who ran a successful Centre street photography course last summer. Local people from a diversity of cultures, age groups and experiences have been engaged and recruited through social media and our Social Prescribing service. For people who are experiencing isolation, these projects are providing a way to bring them together in an inspiring way.

Each course runs for 7 weeks, the on-line course delivery is an hour and there is a new photography assignment each week which is producing a collection of impressive work. The current theme is ‘The Sea Between Us’ and a series of images from this is shared below.

When the Centre re-opens, the courses will be followed by exhibition events which will bring people together in person for the very first time.

To find out more or join the next course please contact rose.fraser@bbbc.org.uk

More information about Pierre Bureau Photography

This project was made possible by Cultural Seeds funding.

Images courtesy Pierre Bureau