Pavilion photography on show

A PHOTOGRAPHY club has developed a partnership with supporters of a controversial sculpture to run a free exhibition.

Members of the Peterlee Photography Association (PPA) have teamed up with the Apollo Pavilion Community Association to produce photographs of the controversial Peterlee landmark.

The showcase, called Pathways, runs at Helford Road Pavilion until August 14 and forms part of the Bridging the Gap programme that saw a music and arts extravaganza held at the Sunny Blunts-based sculpture last month.

Davina Orr-Ferguson, 22, appeared in the Mail in May appealing for people to join and there are now 11 members aged 23-73 from Hartlepool and east Durham.

Davina, who works in sales and administration for GFD Trading, at Hartlepool’s Queens Meadow Business Park and lives in Easington Village, said: “The local people thought the Apollo Pavilion photography project was a good idea, as it was well attended by a cross section of the community.”

Davina, a graduate of Sunderland University’s photography, video and digital imaging course, said: “I am so pleased that I have started this association as I have been told many times that the PPA is very different from any other sort of photography club, where we learn parts of photography hands-on and all of the members really enjoy themselves.

“I am extremely proud to be an organiser of such a group as it is growing and growing every week.”

The photography association meets every Wednesday, from 6.30pm-8.30pm, at St Mary’s Church Hall, in Easington Village.

For more information about the sessions, call 07851600632 or email