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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Chamber members pictured for posterity

* Chamber members have their picture taken in the style of the Old Masters.  
Old Masters were at work at the meeting of Llangollen Chamber of Trade and Tourism on Monday night.
While Rembrandt and Frans Hals weren’t actually at the Hand Hotel to weave their magic, they were certainly there in spirit as local photographer Andrew Gale, directed by Simon Collinge, took artistic pictures of chamber members in the style of the famous painters.
The photo-shoot came as part of a project by Andrew and Simon to produce a book recording details and pictures of community groups, clubs and societies based in the area for a book they are producing entitled Llangollen Community to be launched at the Fringe Festival next July.

They reckon there are over local 50 organisations eligible for inclusion and they are working hard to picture each of them.
Up to a few weeks ago they had held sessions with groups such as the Silver Band, Probus, the Christmas Festival Committee, Llangollen Operatic, the 20 Club, The Community market, Friends of the Earth, St Collen’s Church PCC and the Catholic Church.
But there are still many more to be captured.
“We felt it was about time that a documented pictorial history of these groups was recorded for posterity – it also seemed rather a fun idea,” said Simon Collinge.

                                * Andrew Gale (right) takes the picture.

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