As part of my regular work with the Theatre Royal in Norwich I often get called in to photograph some of the social elements of the theatre, which help to bring people together.
One such group is called the Get Together Group, which is an informal get together of like minded people who all share a passion for theatre.
Last week saw the group come together for an afternoon of tea, wine tasting, chocolate tasting and flower arranging. Once I had grabbed the shots I needed I was able to sample some of the wine and a few chocolates, which was a nice treat!
Information regarding the group is available from the Theatre Royal Website (and below)
Get Together Group
Have you heard about our Get Together Group? An informal get together to meet like-minded people and make new friends. As a registered charity and hub of the local community, customer feedback is important to us. We receive numerous comments from our audience regarding solo attendance at performances.
“I love drama but my friends and family prefer musicals, it would be nice to meet with others who share my passion”
“Since losing my husband I don’t attend the theatre as much as I used to, I’m a little anxious to go by myself”
“I love attending the theatre; it would be great to have the opportunity to meet like-minded people”
“I’ve just moved to the area and would love to meet people with similar interests”
The frequency of these comments prompted us to create the Get Together Group, giving an opportunity for anyone attending the theatre on their own to meet with others before the performance and at special events.
About Julian Claxton
My passion for photography is supported by experiences gained on exciting travel adventures and through working for fantastic photographers.
In 2006, I made the exciting step of realising my dream of becoming a freelance photographer. Since this pivotal moment, I have held numerous exhibitions, been featured nationally & internationally in print and won numerous awards, including being a finalist in the National Geographic Photographic competition in 2013 with one of my documentary images from the Sudan.
From an early age I began to enjoy taking pictures of my daily life, basking in the thrill of sending the film to the printers and eagerly awaiting the pocket sized prints.
My first foray into the world developing and printing strangely began at school when I was asked to produce a descriptive photo for the school newspaper. A front page shot later and I was destined to start the long arduous journey of becoming a photographer.
In between exciting travel adventures and working for fantastic photographers, I graduated from college and at a crossroads in my journey to becoming a pro photographer, I embarked on a career working as a medical photographer. Learning new skills and dabbling in video production as well as progressing design skills, I yearned for the challenge and freedom of becoming a freelance.
I have been fortunate enough to work on some amazing assignments which have included shooting a documentary assignment with an air ambulance, gaining full access to a British Pro cycling team during an international UCI tour, cycling to Rwanda and creating a photographic documentary of my journey. The experiences continue to grow, meeting wonderful people to photograph and telling the story of their journey. The list of events and striking moments that have played out through my viewfinder continue to grow and provide me with ever increasing snapshots of life to capture.
One of the highlights of my career thus far has been staying in rural Uganda, teaching photography to the kids from the region, in a project I set up in late 2014, entitled ‘Give a child a camera’.
The basis of the project is to supply 35mm cameras and film to the rural schools in this region of East Africa, teaching the children how to shoot photographs. After a week of taking photos of their life, an exhibition is held at the school and the children leave with their very own album, camera and film.
One of the images I shot at Eden school in rural Uganda, during morning chapel won the 2015 Travel Media Tourism and Photography award. A great honour and one that I wouldn’t have picked up had it not been for the wonderful children of East Africa.
For further information please visit www.julianclaxtonphotography.com
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