Exciting 2 weeks!

The Rag and Bone adult Drama group is starting this Monday at 7pm and it looks like lots of fun and then on Friday 26th May the Chippenham Folk Festival starts and there is a great line up and entertainment throughout the Town.

On Friday June 2nd we are hosting the fantastic Simone Sorini and Claudia Viviani starting at 7.30 pm, this is a return visit and their concert 12 months ago was one of the highlights for the year and they are not to be missed!

 

Penney Ellis’ Photography Course for Beginners

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Penney Ellis for Photo-Sensitive runs a series of courses designed to give you a better understanding of your camera so you can be more confident and creative with the photographs you take.

The courses are aimed at photographers of all ages at both beginner and intermediate skill level.

Providing a balance of technical information and creative inspiration, the emphasis is on learning through practice. You will be encouraged to discover your own photographic style.
Classes are small and plenty of individual support and constructive feedback is provided in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.

If you would like further details, please call on 07896 315 778 directly or send Penney an email. The details of the upcoming course are detailed below. Alternatively, Penney runs a website, on which all relevent information is located.


‘UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA’

A six-week introductory course for beginners to help you understand the functions of your camera.

Starting with Program Mode, working through Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, you will be confident in using your camera in Manual Mode by the end of the course.

Get to grips with the relationship between aperture, shutter-speed and ISO and also how to use the metering tools in your camera to achieve optimal exposure.

We explore the tools within your camera to give you greater control over the images you produce. For instance, understanding how to create images where you determine what is in focus by controlling the depth of focal field.

You will be encouraged to think creatively and to apply principles of composition to enhance your photographic style.

The course includes

    • principles of exposure
    • creative effects, such as motion blur
    • autofocus options
    • white balance
    • introduction to post production
    • sharing, storing and back up
    • weekly projects
    • review and feedback sessions
    • course notes.

Small classes ensure plenty of individual support and constructive feedback.

Six-week course – £120
Runs Wednesdays, 13 April to 25 May (excluding 27 April) 6pm to 8pm

Damien Kingsley – The Knock Knock Tour

This year, stand-up comic Damian Kingsley embarks on a penniless journey from Lands End to Edinburgh, playing 120 shows in order to raise money for the homeless charity Shelter.

From his website:

He won’t be able to use any money or public transport so he’s hoping to be given shelter, food and maybe a few lifts on the road to Edinburgh – in return he’ll tell jokes to anyone anywhere, from the Nags Head to Granny’s front room, for the basic necessities so many people have to do without every day. The aim of the tour is to raise at least £7,000 by 29 August.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services and campaigns to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to Shelter for help. Shelter exists so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

We are excited to have Damian join us at The Cause on Saturday 30th April. We will be setting a donation charge of £3 at the door to aid Damian’s efforts. All the proceeds will go to the charity.

Damian will perform in the hall at 7.30pm, with drinks being available from 7pm.