PP's guide to the weekend
Need some inspiration? Visit the London Festival of Photography to see exhibitions from British and international photographers. All 18 exhibitions of the London Festival of Photography are open this weekend including the recently opened Gaddafi Archives.
In the run up to the Olympics London is hosting a celebratory festival including art and film. One exhibition that stands out is by Yoko Ono, ‘To the Light’, who as well as having an art exhibition at the Serpentin Gallery in London is aiming to “make a film which includes a smiling face snap of every single human being in the world,” Yoko Ono.
So what are you waiting for? Get your portrait taken. To find out more visit www.smilesfilm.com/
For more on the exhibition visit www.serpentinegallery.org/2011/03/yoko_ono_to_the_light.html
For more on the London Festival visit http://festival.london2012.com/
Interested in film? Then you have to head down to the Open City Docs Festival this weekend. With screenings, events and workshops there is bound to be something for everyone. Check out their website to see what you would like to do! www.opencitydocsfest.com/
Places to take photographs
Fancy having a birds eye view from the Dome in London? Well now you can as a walkway over the Dome has been built called the ‘02 roof walk’. This is not for the faint hearted as the viewing platform is 52 meters high – albeit not as high as the London Eye at 135m but you will still get a good view! You are issued with a ‘climb suit’ and hooked to a central cable of steel so both hand are free to capture away.
If you are lucky enough to be going to Ascot make sure you don’t just take photographs of the horses but of the crowds at Ascot too. There will be plenty of opportunities to get pictures of the ladies in their big hats. Just make sure you pack your zoom lens!
The Olympic torch arrives in the main host borough on Saturday, so if you have not already got your shots of the golden torch this is your last chance. There will also be a carnival parade and a party in Clissold Park – this will be a great chance to capture some great street photography.
See the website for more details www.hackney.gov.uk/
If taking pictures of cars is more your thing why not head over to the Prescott Hill Climb Championship in the Cotswolds where you will find displays of Aston Martin’s, Austin Healey’s, Jaguar XK’s and Mini Cooper’s. Weather conditions are meant to be good but I would take a brolly just in case!
Whatever you decide to do this weekend make sure you have fun and upload your photographs to the Portfolio section of our website for a chance to appear in the next issue of the magazine.
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