I’ve just had an email from Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, who have three free photography workshops coming up…

Monday 31st March 08, 12pm – 4pm, Cannon Hill Park and Nature Centre: a focus on wildlife and landscape photography with commercial photographer Rory Buckland.

Wednesday 2nd April 08, 12pm – 4pm, Epic Skate Park, Moseley: work with photographer Chris Keenan on a number of photographic missions examining the dynamism and energy of skateboarding.

Friday 4th April 08, 6pm – 10pm: a look at photographing live music with photographer Chris Keenan.

All workshops are free of charge, including refreshments and entry into venues. Please let us know if any of these workshops are of interest to you.

Info from: mail -at- bigpicturebmag.com

And with equally squeaky timing comes news of another free photography event, this time at Wolverhampton’s Light House

“This month we’re going to be taking a look at music photography with a particular focus on the work of Mike Hale and his exhibition ‘Up Close and Personal’ featuring a host of familiar pop faces, including Amy Winehouse, Peter Doherty, Ian Brown, Kate Nash, amongst others. Music photography is a specialist area of photographic practice requiring particular skills and knowledge. Mike will be along in person to give a talk about his work and to explain how he gets up close to his subjects. Editor Gareth Main from Birmingham-based music magazine Bearded will also be speaking at this event on his views about music photography and how to get your photographs in print.”

Out of Hours: Music Photography.
Monday 31st March 08.
Light House, Wolverhampton.
7.30 – 9.30pm. Free

Need even more live music photography goodness? Stoke-on-Trent’s GigJunkie is launching a new book in Stoke-on-Trent. GigJunkie 1 is a…

.”..120-page photo diary containing over 200 black & white and colour photographs of bands including, Babyshambles, The Cribs, Bloc Party, Editors, Foo Fighters, Morrissey, Paul Weller, Ian Brown, Kasabian, We Are Scientists and many local Stoke bands.”

The book launch / exhibition is at The Underground, Morley St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent on Sunday 1st June, entry is free and doors will be open 2pm-6pm.

For more info please email me: gigjunkie77 -at- yahoo.co.uk