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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Luton's Stockwood Discovery Centre

It is amazing that Luton should be holding two prestigious photographic exhibitions in the one place, yet without two of its citizens with strong photographic connections knowing that both were being held. I knew of one, Shoe Fleur, because I had learnt from a friend of mine Colin Bowles that he knew of the artist from his wife Jennie, and when I saw it mentioned in 'Living Locally', I phoned Colin Bowles.

Colin did know of that one, so we arranged to visit it together; ironically when we came upon the greenhouse which housed Michel Tcherevkoff's photographic creations, it was locked! It turned out to be an oversight and was speedily rectified, and our entrance prompted others to enter and view.

We took a leisurely stroll through, admiring the vision that Michel had in the prints' concept and execution, and agreed it was an excellent idea to present them in the natural environment – my only concern was for the prints' longevity under all that bright sunlight.

We also took a walk through some beautifully tended ornamental gardens, and both of us broke off for lunch and returned in the afternoon, to continue to look at the displays, of ancient farming implements, archaeological finds, and vehicles (naturally, many Vauxhalls) of bygone eras but, I simply stumbled upon the Wildlife Photography Exhibition!

What a coup for the Discovery Centre! Yet we had no indication it was there. It was very well displayed and was quite fascinating, and was definitely the highlight of our visit. I cannot recommend highly enough that this place just has to be visited.

It is well-laid out, exquisitely tended with exciting areas for young children to both play and learn. The displays are copiously informative with interactive consoles and looping slideshows with a mine of information as well as sound effects to provide a background to static displays.

Luton should be justly proud of this centre which is open to the Public, and entrance is free.

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