Hothouse 2013

16 November 2013, 10:30 to 18:00

Please note: tickets on the door. Registration is now closed but there should be tickets available on the door. If you want to see a particular speaker please arrive in good time for the hour in which they are speaking.

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After the huge success of the first edition, Redeye is very pleased to present the return of Hothouse – a day of photography and a showcase of creative talent. Hothouse promises to be a hive of photographic activity and information, it’s free to attend, and there are improvements based on your feedback. All day 11:00 to 18:00 on 16 November.

Everyone is welcome – you just need to register (below). You can bring your own book or portfolio – just email us after you register.


Throughout the day there will be short presentations from photographers about their recent work and projects. These presentations are in convenient one-hour "blocks" so you can come and go easily.

Books and portfolios

In addition to the presentations there will also be the opportunity to look through these and other photographic portfolios, and photography books.

Feedback and ideas

In between the talks at approx 12:15, 14:00 and 16:00 there's the chance to feed back your thoughts to Redeye on our programme and what you need in your work. See below the timetable for more details.

Networking and raffle

There will also be discussions on various aspects of photography, plenty of mingling and networking time, and tea and coffee available.

And on top of all that we will be announcing a new bursary and there will be a fabulous photographic raffle.

We are grateful to the following for donating great prizes:

Zenfolio - a free Premium Account -

Calumet - a Lowepro Nova 180 AW Camera bag -

Ilford - Obscura Pinhole Camera -

Dewi Lewis - a signed copy of Simon Roberts’ Pierdom -

There will be more prizes on the day!


All day in "Revive" reception area:

- Books and portfolios on display

- Redeye membership queries

- Tea, coffee and conversation
- Raffle tickets

Presentations in “Work” Seminar Room:

11:00 Special Presentation: Gillian Gilbert – The Rob Sara Printing Busary
11:15 Lindsay Perth – A Sense of Someplace
11:30 Casey Orr – Saturday Girl
11.45 Laura Deane – For the Community
12:00 Black and White Printing Bursary Launch

12:15 Networking and feedback 1

13:00 Reina van den Hoek - Reflections
13:15 Vasileios Kantas - Between the Trace and the Picture
13:30 Scott Caruth – Indignation, Objectivity and the Citizen Journalist
13:45 Geoff Crossley – My Father’s House

14:00 Networking and feedback 2

15:00 Tony Mallon – Photographic Art in Public Spaces
15:20 Frozen Vanity – Flower Bombs
15:40 Jonathan Turner - Tribute

16:00 Networking and feedback 3

16:40 Redeye raffle prize draw
17:00 Karen McBride – Elvis Would Have Really Liked You
17:20 Richard Aldred – A Better Light
17:40 Tristan Poyser – Pause for Thought

Feedback sessions

Throughout the day there will a number of networking and feedback sessions. These are informal Q&As with Redeye and are your opportunity to meet others and discuss Redeye’s programme and how we can support you and photography better. These are drop-in, so you can stay for some or all of the session.

Please come with you questions on the following subjects –
- what would help your work and career
- what kind of work would you like to see more of
- any skills training and education that you are having trouble finding
- what would help build photography in the region and the UK
- what facilities and resources that you think are lacking in photography
- how Redeye can reach everyone who needs support

Broadly, we will cover development of your work in the first session, programme in the second and infrastructure in the third, but you are welcome to introduce any thoughts in any of these sessions.

Who should come to Hothouse:

Whether you have a passion for new photography, want to find out about some of the most exciting emerging photographers, or would like the opportunity to meet and network with photographers and industry professionals, this event aims to have something for everyone.

Bringing your book or portfolio

There are two options for showing your book or portfolio. There's an open table on which you can leave your book for others to browse. While there will be Redeye staff on hand, the table is not permanently staffed and so we advise you not to leave books of significant value.

The other option is to be on hand to show people your book or portfolio. We will provide a limited number of tables for this purpose. Spaces at these tables are first come, first served. The doors will open at 10:30.

Venue and Timing

Hothouse will be held at the Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester M11FN. The Studio is about ten minutes' walk from both Piccadilly Station and Victoria Station, and 5 minutes from Piccadilly Gardens bus stops. If coming by car all-day parking is £5.00 at nearby Dale Street Car Park (5 mins walk). There are several other cheaper car parks to the NE of Great Ancoats Street.

Hothouse open at 10.30am on 16 November 2013. The first talk will start promptly at 11am, so please be in plenty of time.


Registration is now closed. However, if you would like to attend, please come along on the day as we will have spare places available.

To recap - if you want to:

Attend - regististration is now closed, but please come along on the day, as we will have some spare places

Bring a book or portfolio - email us in advance of the event.

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