Leicester Lo-Fi

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Our series of courses supported by the Arts Council are now underway. The Bromoil course is starting to produce its first prints (still work in progress) which are looking great (images in full post)   Places are still available on the other courses – Portrait Photography, The Victorian Photographer and Plastic Fantastic – book via

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Seasons Greetings

The darkroom is now closed for the holidays and will re-open on Tuesday the 9th January. We would like to wish all our followers and members a very Merry Christmas, and a great New Year. (if your stuck for last minute Christmas present, why not treat someone to one of our course – or even

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New Courses Available

Supported using public funding by National Lottery through Arts Council England, we are proud to announce a series of four, 6 week courses on various aspects of analogue photography, ranging from the Victorian era to the modern day: Bromoil – Jan/Feb Learn how to combine photography and printmaking – £140 Portraits – Feb/March Shoot portraits

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The wait is over!

Come join us on Friday 8th December 2017 to celebrate the formal opening of our new community darkroom. After months of work, enormous effort by Lo-Fi members and support from Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields community ward funding and also Westcotes community ward funding, we are ready to celebrate its completion. Will will also be launching

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After a few months of building and painting and drinking tea we are almost ready to open up the new darkroom. We will have 7 enlargers, capable of printing all film formats up to 5×4, as well as all the film processing kit from before (all sizes, and both B&W and colour). Stay tuned for

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New Leicester Lo-Fi PhotoZine

We are proud to present Dev Stop & Fix, a quarterly photozine featuring the work of our members. A5 in size and 24 pages long, with a limited print run of 50 copies. Get yours now from the new Leicester Lo-Fi Store, or from our darkroom on a Tuesday evening.

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Handmade 2017 exhibitions

We are once again taking part in this years Handmade Festival, with two exhibitions at the O2 Arena at the Leicester University campus. ‘HighLife, Low Life’ – an analogue exhibition by Lo-Fi member Joe Manger ‘Handmade Books’ – a small collection of unique one-off books made by the group. Both shows are on this weekend only.

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We have been given permission to use the very well equipped darkroom at the St Margarets campus of Leicester College. We will be running darkroom and film processing sessions on a Thursday evening 6-9pm.

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At the end of March we moved out of the Darkroom at the Manor House, since then work was started on building a new home at Yellow Bean studios on Western Road. The process is a slow one (seeing as work is carried out when we have free time from our day jobs) but we are

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Handmade Book Project

For this years Handmade Festival, we are inviting members to make photobooks. check out the projects page for more details