What’s on : Activities

Calotype Talk and Walk

Activities
Date
18 Sep 2019
Start time
10:00 AM
Venue
YPS Lodge
Speaker
N/A

Event Information

Stories behind York’s First Photographs.

18th September 10am or 2pm – meet at the Lodge

Cost £6 – includes tea and biscuits

As you probably already know, during September and October, an exhibition of large photographic prints will be mounted on a trail around Museum Gardens. These photographs, taken at the 1844 York meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, are believed to have been the very first taken in York.

Although these very early photographs, called calotypes, were taken on the most basic equipment, and many have suffered fading and other damage, they skilfully suggest the character of the people they portray, and we have enjoyed learning more about these images, the people who posed for them, and the people who took them.

We are offering an opportunity for you to share some of our findings on 18th September. We will meet at the Lodge for a short power point presentation. This will give the background to the conference, stories about the people photographed, and a chance to see some other photographs which were taken at that time, but are not included in the exhibition. We will then walk around the trail to see the images on display, before returning to the Lodge for tea and biscuits.

If you would like to join this tour, please return the booking form below to the Lodge with your cheque.

YPS terms and conditions apply. See the website activity group page https://www.ypsyork.org/groups/social-group/yps-activities-booking-terms-conditions-2/    or ask at the Lodge.

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Calotype Talk and Walk 18th September

To:  Margaret Leonard, c/o YPS, The Lodge, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7DR

 

Please reserve …….. place(s) for me/us. A cheque for £ …..… made out to YPS is enclosed

 

Name(s) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Tel. No. …………………………………..…………………………………Mobile…………………………………..…………………………………

(A mobile number is very useful if we need to contact you on the day)

 

Email*…………………………………………………………………………..…………………

*Acknowledgement will be by email. Please enclose SAE if postal acknowledgement required instead.

 

As 16 people is the maximum group size, we are offering 2 sessions, 10 am and 2pm. Please indicate your preference:-

 

Morning only        Prefer morning                    Happy with either              Prefer afternoon                  Afternoon only