Our most recent Fun Friday Tour took us down to Cobh to the launch of our good friend Fionnghuala Smith's, of Cobh Camera Club, Cobh Pastimes Old Time Photography Studio. Also being launched at the studio was the photographic exhibition entitled "Leaving Home" which is a collection of photographs taken of people emigrating out of Cobh in the 1920's.
As we sipped wine, surrounded by pictures of people long since left our shores, we were given a talk by local historian Dr. Michael Martin about the land laws and times which forced so many people to take the "boat".
We were then treated to a scene from an old musical by a local drama group who took full advantage of the costumes and props available at the studio. they were certainly very talented and entertaining.
FCC would like to thank Fionnghuala for taking our group shot before letting us run riot in her studio! Our next club challenge is titled "Inspired by Film" so we took full advantage of the sets and props to create our own film scenes. Some poor members were forced at gun point to wear feather boas as well as dresses and that was just the fellas!
Overall we had a wonderful evening and would certainly recommend Cobh Pastimes for a unique place to get that special family portrait etc.The inner child of the FCC members there was certainly released fur an evening filled with Fun with Photography.