‘Same but Different Festival ‘21 by: Ravi Lakhani

From Friday 3rd – Tuesday7th march 2023 in Arch 28, Worcester, a retrospective exhibition sharing a variety of images documenting The Arches Worcester festivals programme over the last three years will be held. The event will share many never before seen images of The Arches festivals from photographer Ravi Lakhani, a midlands based photographer. Ravi’s unique style sets him apart from many of his contemporaries, has captured many wonderful moments throughout his time photographing The Arches Festivals, highlighting the genuine reactions of Worcester’s Festival audiences and the impacts of the festivals on the city. Additional contributions from Worcestershire based freelance photographer and drone operator, Helen George, will also be put on display at the exhibition

Visitors to the, free to all, exhibition will see beautiful work from both Ravi and Helen which captures the essence of the festivals programme and the impact that it has had on Worcester. The Arches Festivals programme organises brand new festivals, aiming to showcase both national and international creative talent and supporting local emerging work – placing culture and creativity above all else at the heart of Worcester. Arches Festivals Director, David Edmunds has said “we are very excited to be putting on this exhibition and having the opportunity to show our amazing collection of images that span across all our festivals. Edumnds also goes on to state “Ravi, who has been photographing our festivals since we started in 2020, has brilliantly captured the reactions of our audiences. And Helen’s work on The Rising festival is a great record of this cultural festival”. The Rising is a week-long cultural festival focussing on tattooing, fashion and gaming produced by, for and with young adults. Helen has captured the fun, funky and different elements of the programme with her photographs.

Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to see Arches Worcester festival films created by Worcestershire based filmmaker and event videographer, James Silvanus-David. Who, alongside the festivals team, has created films for each festival, highlighting the programme and capturing artist and audience engagement beautifully.

The exhibition is taking place in The Artery Studios, Arch 28, Croft Walk, Worcester, WR1 3BD.  Entry to the exhibition is free.

Exhibition opening times:

  • Friday 3rd, Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th March, 1 – 6pm
  • Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March, 11am – 4pm

The festivals programme is produced and managed by Severn Arts and the Arches Festivals team as part of The Arches Worcester project.

For further information please contact Min Sowden, Marketing and Communications Manager, Severn Arts on m.sowden@severnarts.org.uk

07971 053 066.

Image from ‘Same but Different Festival ‘21 by: Ravi Lakhani

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