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Find Your Inner Wilding with Tia Callum (@reika_withtee)

Uncover the freedom of expression with this fun, unique workshop.

Fri, 14 April 2023 18:30 – 20:30 BST

Let Tia Callum lead you on a journey to find your inner Wilding!

Dorothy Wilding left Gloucester for the bright lights of London, where, by the age of 21, she had opened her own photography studio in Bond Street. The first woman to be appointed a royal photographer, she went on to open a studio in New York, where she photographed many of the celebrities of the day (1930s-50s).

Using Dorothy’s journey as inspiration and against a backdrop of her portraits, @reiki_withtee is leading a workshop to find your inner Wilding – tools to find freedom of expression and harness the power within to accomplish your dreams.

Join us for an evening meditations, grounding techniques, interactive games and exercises and unleash YOUR inner Wilding. Refreshments included.

by Tia Callum (@reiki_withtee)

Free entry. Booking is essential as spaces are limited, register using the eventbrite link below!

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This workshop is part of the Gloucester Lates project – Gloucester Lates is a series of weekly workshops/by young people for young people , created by Hundred Heroines in collaboration with JOLT, and is running alongside the Dorothy Wilding Exhibition at the Eastgate Shopping Centre (Gloucester).

23 Bell Walk (bottom of the escalator), Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gloucester.

This event is held in conjunction with Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs – the first exhibition of Dorothy’s work in the city where she was born.

Born in Longford in 1893, Dorothy Wilding left Gloucester for the bright lights of London, where she established her own studio by the age of 21.  This new, major exhibition features iconic portraits of the young Queen Elizabeth as well as images of some of Dorothy’s famous sitters, including Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Noël Coward, Vivien Leigh, Joyce Grenfell and Barbara Cartland. Other works taken in her New York studio in the 1940s and 1950s will include iconic portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and new stars of the 1950s, Yul Brynner and Harry Belafonte.

Curated by Sisters of the Lens, the exhibition comprises some of Dorothy’s iconic portraits reprinted in a large, contemporary style alongside smaller original prints and ephemera including books, magazines, coins and stamps featuring Dorothy’s work.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Ampersand Foundation and the Association of Independent Museums New Stories New Audiences grant scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.