The Mendip Hills AONB Service, commissioned by Seed Sedgemoor Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, will be running a photographic exhibition of the spectacular Mendip Hills landscape, with local people encouraged to get involved.
There will be a free community photography workshop over the summer holidays with drop-in activities for all the family.
This will include a chance to make creative sun prints, have go at light painting, and using technology with a green screen.
Archive film from the local area will also be shown and photo walks will take place to help people learn photography skills and get closer to nature.
Attendees can also find out how to submit their photos for inclusion in a digital gallery and outdoor projections in Cheddar Gorge, planned for this October.
The project ‘Moments on Mendip’ will celebrate and capture on camera the twelve special qualities that make Mendip an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Photographic artist, Elizabeth Woodger, has been appointed to lead the work, alongside project partners Somerset Film, The Mendip Society, and Windrose Rural Media Trust.
Elizabeth Woodger said: “I grew up near the Mendip Hills and one of my favourite places to visit as a child was Cheddar Gorge. I’m certain those early day trips inspired my former career as a geologist. So coming back now, as a landscape photographer, feels really special”.
The community workshop will take place on Tuesday 29th August (1-4pm) at Cheddar Community Pavilion.