Pinhole camera workshop added to week of free celebration events in Falmouth

On October 6th & 7th, photography students from Falmouth University will be delivering an exciting, fun and free workshop on how to use a pinhole camera – a device made from nothing more than an empty drink’s can, photographic paper, and gaffer tape.

Hosted at The Poly, the workshops will allow adults and children to take novel photographs, see them developed in a temporary darkroom, and even keep the print afterwards.

A collaboration involving Scary Little Girls, The Poly, and Falmouth University, the event is the latest addition to a week-long programme of activities celebrating the life of Falmouth philanthropist and founder of the Cornwall Polytechnic Society, Anna Maria Fox.

Artistic Director, Rebecca Mordan, says: “The pinhole camera workshop will be a fascinating, fun day out for adults and kids alike… and it’s completely free of charge.”

Rebecca continues: “Anna Maria’s hopes for the development of science, the arts and culture in Cornwall are, today, realised by our local artists, scientists, and her own family. With these anniversary events, we hope not only to do her memory justice, but also explore how science and art are thriving in new and exciting ways in Cornwall today.”

Photography workshops will be open on Thursday 6 October 11am-7pm, and Friday 7 October 11am-5.30pm.

To stay informed of all the events happening in October, keep an eye on the websites of Scary Little Girls (www.scarylittlegirls.co.uk) and The Poly (www.thepoly.org).