Community darkrooms

Discussion in 'UK All Regions' started by Gary Liggett, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Gary Liggett

    Gary Liggett Member

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    Hi everyone, I have promised myself that I would get back onto monochrome photography this year - it's been a long wait! I'd like to try some Infrared as well as more traditional monochrome landscapes. However, I do not have any processing or darkroom facilities and was wondering if anyone knows of any community facilities - or anything similar - in the Lancashire area?

    Many thanks,

    Gary
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    Hi Gary, welcome to APUG.

    Ilford have a list of community darkrooms on their website. That shows only this one in Lancashire, and no others near you:

    PRESTON COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT
    5A Waltons Parade, Preston, PR1 8QT
    Telephone 01772 88 77 85
    Fax 01772 55 88 06
    http://www.prescap.co.uk

    There may well be others but you'd need to ask around. There might be an APUG member near you who would let you use their darkrrom.

    Ian
     
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    Thanks Ian,

    I did look at the their website before and assumed, wrongly, that it was mainly a youth project. Having contacted them, I now know different! The charge £7 for annual membership and £10 to rent the darkroom for a day, or £5 for half a day.

    It would be good to get in touch with other APUG members in Lancashire. I'll have a look and see if I can wrok out how to find local members.

    Thanks for welcoming me to APUG and for you help.

    Kind regards,

    Gary
     
  4. Adrian Twiss

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    The Brindley Arts Centre in Runcorn (I know its Cheshire) have a darkroom. I know this because I gave them one of my enlargers. You could always give them a call and see if they hire it out. What part of Lancashire do you live in. I live about 5 miles from Wigan.

    Adrian
     
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    Although it may not be of any use I have a B&W darkroom in my home in Leeds West Yorkshire. Members are welcome to PM me to discuss a get together. All I would ask is that they contribute to or bring thier own materials- I hope this may help someone