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BBC How we Built Britain Photography event

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Following on from the TV series "How we Built Britain" the BBC wants to get the public out and about taking photographs of their local area and start sharing them with wider communities.

Using the BBC Learning Buses the aim is to get people to take a second look at their local surroundings, take inspiration from it, and interact with it, whether from an historic, cultural or architectural perspective. The buses will provide the opportunity and support for photo-sharing in residential and working communities.

The public will be invited to bring their digital stills cameras or camera phones to upload their images to the Britain In Pictures Gallery.

Trained BBC photographers and camermen will be on hand to help and inspire - and all inside a Learning Bus that will be parked at More London Riverside.

For those with a little more experience or confidence the BBC is bringing the photographers from the BBC4 series to run short master-classes on close-up photography, or how to deal with lighting conditions. Some challenges will also be set - "Give Us Your Best Shot", where the public may be given the task of photographing the reflective glass or water features of More London, or the new ironwork of Potters Fields Park.

The buses feature an onboard radio studio so during the event there will be two-way broadcasts back to the station.

  • 10am-4pm
  • FREE

More London Riverside
Tooley Street, London, SE1
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