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Photography Festival - Lacock Abbey - This Weekend !

Don't forget about the special 3-day photography festival being held at Lacock Abbey this Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate 175 years since the first photographic negative was created by former Lacock Abbey resident, William Henry Fox Talbot.

The National Trust-organised event will allow visitors to find out more about the momentous discovery, which changed the way we document the world; make your own photo frame; dress up and be photographed in Victorian dress and much more.

Visitor services manager, Karen Bolger said: “It’s going to be a fantastic event, with loads for people of all ages to do and see. A group of re-enactors will relive Fox Talbot’s first steps into photography.

“Visitors will meet Fox Talbot and members of his family and friends who witnessed his early experiments, see them recreate some of his first photographs in the authentic locations and maybe be invited to become part of the shot themselves.”

Adults can find out how to make a pinhole digital camera with Swindon Photographer Mark Philpotts; visit the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography and meet the curators as they show a special display of historic cameras; play spot the difference with some of Fox Talbot's photos that have been “photoshopped” for the occasion and much more.

Normal admission charges will apply from the event which runs from 11am to 4pm each day, but the activities are free.

Call 01249 730 459 or visit the website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock.

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