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Event: 'Watch The Birdie' - 11 June 2014

An illustrated talk about the use of comic cartoon cut-out boards by the beach photographers of Great Yarmouth 1890-1965. Great Yarmouth born photo historian Paul Godfrey has been researching the commercial seaside photographers of the town for several years. His talk will describe the photographic methods used by beach photographers, what life was like for the photographic artist on Great Yarmouth Sands in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century plus the origin and the evolution of some of the designs of the painted boards and much more. This talk is a part of the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival 2014 and is inspired by the Festival’s Trail of Jack Cardiff Boards. Wednesday 11th June 2014 at 5.30 pm. Admission Free. St. George’s Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG.



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