We are so excited to announce that we are working with The Ridgeway National Trail and professional photographer Matt Writtle on the Ridgeway 50 Photos Project.

In celebration of The Ridgeway National Trail’s 50th anniversary as a National Trail, Arts Council England has funded this project to help inspire budding and experienced photographers to visit The Ridgeway National Trail.

Professional photographer Matt Writtle will be responding to photographically to 25 locations along the Ridgeway trail that reflect the past, present and future of the Ridgeway. These images will be exhibited along the 87 mile route and used to inspire our students on our school workshops along the trail.

Sharp Shots will be giving free school workshops to local schools in the Ridgeway area between September 2024 and April 2025. The targeted area for these free workshops are: Swindon, Reading, Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Luton. All workshop participants and young people who have walked & photographed the trail will be invited to submit the their own Ridgeway photos for an exhibition at Queen’s Park Arts Centre in Aylesbury in 2025.

For more information about booking your school onto a free photography workshop please contact Lillian via email on lillian@sharpshotsphotoclub.co.uk

For more information on the Ridgeway 50 photos project, click here.

Sponsorship and donations to support this project are welcomed since there is outstanding match funding of 5% of project costs. Help us raise the remaining £2,000 for free workshops for youngsters. Text donate from £1 to £20 to charity Friends of the Ridgeway. Text YOUNGRIDGEWAY followed by your donation amount to 70560, e.g. YOUNGRIDGEWAY £3. Text will const the donation amount plus one standard network rate message. Charity number 1107926.  For larger donations, Please email the Ridgeway National Trail Officer for more information: ridgeway@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Thank you for your support.


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