Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Devizes Camera Club exhibition opens

The biennial print exhibition by members of Devizes Camera Club opened at the Museum on Sunday 4 September and runs until 2 October.

23 members of the Club entered a total of 87 prints this year, covering a great variety of subject matter. It is not possible to exhibit all of them, but over 60 will be shown, with at least one work per member who entered.

Two trophies are awarded - the Derek Parker Plaque and Leaze Cottage Trophy - the competition having been judged by Colin Harrison FRPS EFIAP MFIAP MPAGB. The results will be announced at the Official Opening on Sunday 4 September 2011 at 2.30pm. The Exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Devizes, Cllr Mrs Sue Evans. All members, friends and families are welcome to attend the Opening to see the wide range of work on display and to find out who won the trophies.

This year there will also be a display of photographs taken by photographers from Tornio, Finland, the twin town of Devizes. This Exhibition is called 'Life on the Border' and is a commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the establishment of the Swedish-Finnish border.

In addition members of Devizes Camera Club have prepared a collection of cameras and photographic equipment to show the development of photography over the years. Starting with pin hole photography and moving through various stages of film cameras and early digital cameras to the very latest in digital technology.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Old Films to be shown at Museum

Two films from the late 1960s featuring Devizes will be shown at the Museum on Bank Holiday Monday by Devizes Video and Cine Club.

The Films 'The Heart of Devizes’ (1969) and ‘Devizes Carnival 1968’ will be shown throughout the day using a standard 8 cine projector.

The showings, which lasts less than an hour, will commence at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm, and entry is FREE. Pre-booking is not necessary.

The Museum will be open 10am to 5pm and entry is FREE today - so come along see the films and take the opportunity to see the Landscapes of Wessex exhibition which ends today.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Devizes Gazettes

The Devizes Gazettes are no longer held at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum. The Museum is planning to purchase microfilm copies in the near future. In the meantime, readers can access the Gazettes at Devizes Library or the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre.