Herefordshire Life Through a Lens

Catcher Media’s Herefordshire Life Through A Lens is an archive, oral history and film-making project based on the photographic archive of Derek Evans Studio.  Together with Catcher Media we have developed a set of resources that can be used in older people’s settings to facilitate creative sessions. There is a variety of Visual Arts, Music, Reminiscence and Performing Arts activities based on a selection of Derek Evans photographs. These photographs may be of particular relevance to people from the county and who grew up between the 1950s to 1970s.



Here you can download the Herefordshire Life through a Lens resources for running your own creative workshops with older people. If you would like to see more of the Derek Evans archive, follow link to the Herefordshire Life Through a Lens website.

The main resources are 6 x A3 cards featuring an individual photograph from the archive. On the back of each card is information about the photograph, and a list of Creative Workshop Prompts for the facilitator.

Download the six A3 cards  which form the core resources.

Resources for Creative Workshops
May Fair – Stall Outline
Hop Picking – Poetry Generator template
Hop Picking – ‘How to use poetry generator’ film
May Queen Carnival float – ‘How To Make a Crown’ film
Spotify Playlists

All other templates & video resources



These resources and photographs are free to use in care & educational settings under CC-BY-NC 4.0 (LINK) licensing conditions. Commercial resale or use is not permitted. Individual photographs are subject to copyright. Please credit any use with the following: ‘These resources were created by Catcher Media and Creative Ageing as part of ‘Herefordshire Life Through a Lens’ in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Libraries, Archive and Learning and Achievement Services. Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, and The Elmley Foundation, The Beaumont Trust, Wye Valley Brewery, Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye Town Councils, and crowd-funding support. CC-BY-NC 4.0’