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A Horsham Photographic Society Charity Evening – Coast 17 Walking the Coast of Britain

It was a very successful year for Horsham Photographic Society. Some of our members were rewarded for their hard work; obtaining distinctions from The Royal Photographic Society, with more hoping to obtain distinctions in the coming months.

Horsham Photographic Society has been running for over 65 years; its members having produced high quality work throughout that time. The high standard continues today with a programme which has something of interest for everyone. There is always someone at hand to help with any aspect of photography and potential members are able to attend up to three meetings before joining to be sure we meet their expectations.

We are looking forward to the coming year and are starting on a positive note and inviting members of the public to enjoy one of our favourite speakers, Ken Scott ARPS. Ken will give us a talk about his experience last year when he set out on a highly ambitious plan to walk solo around the coastline of Britain for his two chosen charities: Parkinson’s UK and the RNLI. Your £5 entry fee will go to his chosen charities as mentioned above.

It may not be the hardest challenge in terms of terrain or unfamiliar territory, but it is long and committing. Since it was first done in 1978 by the now-legendary John Merrill, perhaps only a few dozen people have made a complete round -Britain circuit in one walk, though many have walked and are currently walking the coast in stages. Whilst Ken has been attracted throughout his adult life more to mountain adventures, this walk has never left his mind, all 5,600 miles (9,000 kms) of it. So in February 2017, Ken set out from his home in West Sussex to walk solo around the coast of Britain.

The driving force behind Ken’s photography is a passion for the mountains and the ever-changing quality of natural light, to which he responds in the moment to produce striking and soulful images. Place is less important in Ken’s work than the atmosphere and the intensity of the experience. To feel the wilderness to its full extent, Ken camps away from everyday life, immersing himself in silence, space and light, especially in those magic hours at the beginning and end of the day.

Ken will cover not only a visual record of our country’s coastline; he will tell the story of a challenging physical and emotional journey, full of anecdotes and reminiscences. Ken’s unique style of presentation and photography will mix landscapes and light, people, abstract art and everyday observations.

His talks have never disappointed us; he is a professional speaker, photography coach and adventurer who took this opportunity to explore our own wonderful island.

This talk, for which we are donating all monies from the evening to Parkinson’s UK and the RNLI, will be held at The Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham RH13 5PZ, on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 7.45pm for a prompt start at 8pm.

Parking and seating is limited and Ken is very popular, so it will be essential to reserve a seat. A £5 charge is payable on the evening, which includes refreshments. We are only able to accept cash or cheque.

Please go to our website for booking details:  www.horshamphotographicsociety.co.uk or contact Anne 01403 891126.

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