What better way to explore an area than through a camera lens? Lomography have been hanging out in Birmingham for the past three months where, along with selling some pretty stylish cameras in their Selfridges Pop Up (Bullring) they have also been hosting a series of workshops to help you get accustomed to the analogue cameras themselves.
So we recommend you grab your camera, or borrow one if you don’t have your own, and join a group. You’ll come away with some great lomo tips, a new view of Birmingham and the West Midlands and, if you’re luck, some new friends!
April 7, 1.30pm
Canal Boat Picnic
Food? Canal Boats? Sun (hopefully)! Take a stroll to Bragg-worthy Birmingham Brindleyplace and explore the Birmingham canals. Stops along the way are the historic St Martin’s church and Victoria Square; and don’t worry if the weather takes a turn for the worst; friends at the Ikon Gallery are just a stones throw away! Tickets are £10 and include a short presentation, a lend-a-camera, 2 rolls of film plus 10% off film processing and, if the Selfridges squad are up for the task, some homemade Lomocookies too!
April 14, 1.30pm
Feeling Fishy? Lomowalk to the Sea Life Centre
Explore the Birmingham Sea Life Centre with your Lomography fisheye camera for a truly seaworthy experience. Whether you’re creeping like a crab or floating like a flounder you’ll be bubbling over with excitement on this Lomowalk to the deep. The Lomographer that takes the best photo with a fish wins a brand spanking new fisheye camera too! Tickets are £20 and include a short presentation, lend-a-Diana, 2 rolls of film plus 10% off film processing and of course your entry in to Sealife.
April 21, 1.30pm
Shoot Shakespeare in Stratford
This one is a biggy! Meeting at the Lomography shop in Selfridges, you’ll hop on a train to Stratford upon Avon, home of William Shakespeare (you remember him, he’s that saucy devil that wrote all of those naughty plays) to experience spiffing street performers, thundering theatres and classic canal boats. Take a tour of Shakespeare’s birthplace and relive regal settings on one of the biggest Lomowalks in history. Tickets are £20 and include a Lomographic sonnet, lend-a-Diana, 2 rolls of film plus 10% off film processing and the train tickets up and down to Stratford.
April 28, 1.30pm
Day trip to the Castle and Zoo
It’s a 10 year olds dream day out! Meeting with your Lomography tour guides in Selfridges they’ll be roaring into action with a trip to Dudley Castle and Zoo. Become Kings and Queens for a day, exploring the magnificent architecture at Dudley Castle, then on to see lions, tigers, bears and dodos in the incredible zoo nearby. Get snap happy in the zoo for what could be the last Lomowalk in Selfridges! Tickets are £20 and include a short presentation, lend-a-Diana, 2 rolls of film plus 10% off film processing, oh and because they’re so nice a Flake 99 too!
Please pop in store or ring 0800 123 400 ext. 56772 to reserve a place. All workshops must be booked and paid for in advance to secure a spot. Workshop vouchers are also available – the perfect present for that budding Lomographer!