Leeds Talk: Entertainment with Graeme Oxby and David Severn, 8th May ’18

Next up for our Leeds talks we have a little entertainment from Graeme Oxby and David Severn. Join us to explore the documenting of traditional British entertainment, leisure and showmanship from Elvis impersonators to Bingo halls.


Tuesday 8th May, 2018. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Brunswick, Leeds. 

Free Entry.


Graeme Oxby

Yorkshire born Graeme Oxby is a photographer, film maker and lecturer whose work has been published in the last year by The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and Huck Magazine to name but a few.  He was the Artistic Director of Hull International Photography Festival in 2015 and produced The Hull Beermat Photography Festival with images chosen by Martin Parr for the City Of Culture in 2017. His personal projects include “Light & Life” about Evangelical Christian Gypsies, “Deep in the heart of Brexit” about areas of England that voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU and “The Kings Of England”, a five year project about Elvis impersonators; soon to be a book published by Bluecoat Press. The work has been exhibited widely including most recently via open submission in The Belfast Photo Festival. In 2018 he was commissioned to contribute a picture to the Invisible Britain Portraits book.

Graeme lectures in Photography at The University of Lincoln and is an External Examiner for BA Photography at The University Of West London.

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David Severn

David Severn is a documentary photographer based in Nottingham, UK. His photography is concerned with the relationship between leisure, work and landscape. Drawn to subjects that echo his encounters growing up in a former mining town, David seeks to capture a sense of place shaped by his memories and cultural background.

His ongoing long term project explores life within deindustrialised areas of the British Midlands. David’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, including at FORMAT International Photography Festival, Singapore International Photography Festival, Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition and the Renaissance Prize exhibition. He has worked on assignments for publications including The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, The Times (London) and MONOCLE. In 2015 David was selected as a winner of the Magnum Photos “30 under 30” award, an international competition open to documentary photographers under 30 years of age covering social issues.

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Tuesday 8th May, 2018. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Brunswick, Leeds. 

Free Entry.


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