Join me for an Analogue Wonderland Film Photowalk Adventure in Tunbridge Wells!

April 23, 2024

A photowalk in Tunbridge Wells—but shooting on film…

Are you passionate about analogue film photography? Do you love exploring new places and capturing unique moments through the lens of your film camera?

Or perhaps you’re curious about trying out film photography or would love to test out an analogue camera you have in your family?

If so, join me for an exciting photowalk experience. I’m an ambassador for Analogue Wonderland, a great one-stop shop for buying film, and getting your film developed and scanned, who are celebrating their 6th birthday that weekend. There will also be birthday goodies from Analogue Wonderland—more details on the day!

Whether you’re an experienced analogue shooter or a complete beginner, you’re welcome to join me. There’s not a lot of walking involved, and you’re welcome to explore on your own, or to use me to help if you wish. It’s more about having fun and connecting with other film shooters in Tunbridge Wells.


Photowalk details:

  • Date: Sunday 19th May 2024
  • Time: Meet at 12:00 noon
  • Location: Starting Point—Hattons Cafe, 38 The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent, TN2 5TN
  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours
  • Maximum signups: 12
  • Cost: Free

What to expect from the Tunbridge Wells photowalk:

  • Explore picturesque streets, urban landscapes, architectural details and food and people in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.
  • Connect with fellow film photographers and make new friends who share your interest (or passion).
  • Receive guidance and support, especially if you’re new to film photography.
  • Capture stunning images of street scenes, landscapes, portraits, and more using your  film camera.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the paths and streets behind The Pantiles, a charming local park, vibrant pretty neighbourhoods, and hidden gems.
  • We’ll finish up at the vibrant Sankey’s Feast and Fire Festival, where you can browse the World Food stalls, see chef demos, enjoy free tasters, try out local gin and other spirits, wine and more. There’s live entertainment for the whole family!

Register for the walk:

To book your spot for this photowalk adventure, please register on Photowalk.me.

What to bring on the photowalk:

  • Your (favourite) film camera and plenty of film rolls (don’t forget spare batteries!)
  • Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing
  • Money for drinks and food or bring a water bottle and snacks to keep you energised.
  • Any photography accessories or equipment you feel you may need (tripod, lens filters, etc)

Need a film camera or film?—you can buy this from Analogue Wonderland.

Spread the word about this film photowalk:

Help us spread the word by sharing this event with your friends, family, and fellow photographers! Feel free to tag this event and me on social media using #AWBirthday and let everyone know about this photowalk.

Additional information:

Children under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

If the weather looks like it will be bad on the Sunday, I’ll change the date of the walk to a another day—possibly the day before on Saturday 18th. I’ll update you if the date changes if I have your contact details, or I’ll update the details here.

I aim to ensure that all participants feel welcome and accommodated. Accessibility information will be provided for the photowalk route, and the festival location is fully accessible.

Torrington car park (TN1 1DJ) or Great Hall car park (TN1 1QQ)  are the nearest public parking options for our starting point.

Contact information:

For any inquiries or further information, please contact me at heather@lightninginabottle.co.uk 

Follow me on @lightninginabottleuk  on Instagram

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore, create, and connect with like-minded individuals in a safe and friendly environment. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

About me:

I’m a photographer and videographer in Kent, specialising in photography and video for weddings, branding, portraits, and events. 

With over 15 years of experience, I’ve transitioned from capturing the elegance of dancers on stage and in low light to documenting diverse genres including travel, street and live performances.

My passion lies in authentic moments and genuine connections in live settings. Five years ago, I ventured into videography, expanding my storytelling capabilities. Alongside weddings, I explore  fashion, interiors, and product photography. 

I’m currently exploring films and cameras for low-light, twilight and night shots, using them in different contexts, as well as comparing the results with digital photography. 

My expertise spans film and digital, with a preference for Canon cameras and medium format Pentax and Mamiya and Polaroids. Find me on Instagram: @artoflifefilms and @lightninginabottleuk.

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