talks and events

Forthcoming Talks and Events

Remembering Bob Peters – Special Gallery Event


Remembering Bob Peters, and his fight against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

A talk by author and broadcaster Greg Lewis, with an accompanying exhibition Wise and Foolish Dreamers about Wales’ role in the Spanish Civil War (by Phil Cope/Welsh Centre for International Affairs)

Bob Peters was born in Penarth in 1914. When his father did not return from World War 1, the family hit hard times. While still a teenager, Bob left to find work in Canada. There, he found politics and returned to Europe to be smuggled into Spain to fight in the Civil War. Badly wounded in the Battle of Brunete, Bob stayed on to work in the dangerous role of motorcycle despatch rider. He found love and adventure in Spain, but also saw the first affects on the world of Hitler’s Fascism. He died in 2007.

Greg Lewis is a television producer & author. He has written a number of nonfiction books on a variety of subjects, including a Bullet Saved My Life, which tells Bob Peters’ story. He has produced more than sixty documentaries for television and radio and has won major broadcast awards from BAFTA Cymru and the Guild of Health Writers UK. His recent work includes Shadow Warriors, a book about female agents during World War 2 and Aberfan, which he wrote with disaster survivor Gaynor Madgwick.

Monday 9 January 2017 / Turner House / from 6pm / FREE

Looking / Talking / Thinking / Making

Photo by Ian Hall

Photo credit: Ian Hall

Drop in and take advantage of our family explorer activities. Enhance your experience of the exhibition with a staff guide and exhibition explorer activity sheet that will help you look at images with a new perspective, start creative conversations and make your own images.

Date: Tuesday – Friday, 16 July – 3rd September 2016

Time: 11am – 4pm

Tutor: Ffotogallery Education Team

Location: Ffotogallery, Turner House, Plymouth Road, Penarth, CF64 3DH

Price: Free

Penarth Photobook Project

Family-easter-407x271Every Wednesday, join us in a practical photography workshop suitable for families and adults. Work with a photographer and learn to use your phone camera effectively to describe places, people and events. Edit and print your work as a mini photo book telling your photo-story of Penarth.

Date: Every Wednesday during the school holidays, starting from 27th July.

Time: 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Ffotogallery Education Team

Location: Ffotogallery, Turner House, Plymouth Road, Penarth, CF64 3DH

Price: Free

Garden State Book Launch Events


The Photographer’s Gallery, London / 9 June 2016 / 6pm

Book signing followed by in conversation with Ffotogallery director David Drake

Photobook Bristol / 12 June 2016 / 11.45am

Book signing

The Mosaic Rooms, London / 18 June / 2pm

Book launch and in conversation with Middle Eastern plant expert Sabina Knees

In this new monograph, artist Corinne Silva considers how gardening, like mapping, is a way of allocating territory. Between 2010 and 2013, Silva made a series of visits to Israeli occupied territories. She travelled across twenty-two Israeli settlements making photographs of public and private gardens. Silva presents this visually rich photographic journey and examines how the gardens in these occupied lands are both material and symbolic evidence of a continuing colonisation.

The publication also features a taxonomical table of colonising plants by Sabina Knees (Middle Eastern plant botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh), an essay by Professor Val Williams (curator and Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre), and the artist in conversation with Professor Eyal Weizman (architect and Director of Forensic Architecture) reflecting on the work and the political relationship between gardens and colonisation that has existed from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Garden State is co-produced by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, The Mosaic Rooms, London, and UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), London College of Communication, and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, A.M. Qattan Foundation and University of the Arts London.

Bi Nam – An evening with Lina Hashim and Amak Mahmoodian

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Ffotogallery is very excited to present a talk in collaboration with IC-Visual Lab and the University of Bristol as part of the Bi Nam show at Bristol SU – an evening with Lina Hashim and Amak Mahmoodian.

28 April 2016 7pm

Entry Fee £4 / £2 for ICVL members (pay on the door)

Taking place at Bristol SU, Richmond Building, 105 Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1LN

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Tea and Cake Tuesdays

11am – 4pm
Free / Drop-in

At Turner House

On the first Tuesday of each exhibition gallery staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to guide you through the artists’ work alongside additional audio and printed material at your own pace. No booking required. Tea and cake provided.

Listen again

To accompany each exhibition, the gallery hosts evening and weekend discussion events, ‘in-conversations’ or ‘walk and talks’ with the exhibiting artists and guest speakers. These are free to attend and are a great way to learn more about the artworks in the gallery, how they have been made and the wider context of the work.

Click here to stream talks from our mixcloud