Every year the Club puts on an exhibition of members’ prints.
Our Exhibition this year was, for the first time in many years, at our home base at the Letchworth Settlement in Nevells Road.
We normally run our exhibition over a number of days or even weeks. For many years it was at the museum beside the library in the Broadway. Once the future of that museum was out in doubt we had to find a new home. We exoeriemtned with the Heritage Museum in Nortan Way South and last year we held it over a few weeks in an empty shop in the town centre.
We were able to secure the use of the Settlement for just one day.
Club member, Peter Freeman, led the team in planning and organising the event. It was set up on Friday morning. Over 110 prints were mounted on a set of display boards loaned to us by the Heritage Foundation. Once everything was in place we were all set for the opening of the exhibition, which is traditionally open to just members and invited guests the evening before the piblic opening. We use this night to present our cups and awards for the previous season.
The exhibtion was open from 10am on Saturday until 5pm. It was stewarded by members of the club who took turns to maintain a presence, welcome guests and answer any questions.
Throughout the day we had 49 visitors. Whilst it was a little disappointing, the comments made by our visitors were very encouraging. Several people, who have been to previous exhibitions, commented that they thought this years’ was the best so far.
There were several things we learned this year, particularly with regard to advertising the exhibition, but overall it was a very successful event and has given us something on which to build for next year.
Below is a selection of photographs taken on Friday evening and Saturday.