AN EXHIBITION featuring work from members of a camera club is on display at Festival Place.

Basingstoke Camera Club is hosting the event in the shopping centre, giving visitors the chance to see a range of amateur and advanced photography, as well as have their portrait taken for free.

President-elect Simon Williams said: "We’ve been amazed at the lovely comments and feedback we’ve received from visitors, who have included the mayor and mayoress of Basingstoke.

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"Several visitors have also joined the club having seen the varied programme we offer of visiting speakers, competitions, practical sessions, outings and educational activities.

"We have to thank Festival Place for providing the space, and for being so supportive in making this a successful exhibition.”

The event also highlights the Basingstoke-based charity St Michael's Hospice, which provides compassionate care for people in North Hampshire facing life-limiting illnesses, end-of-life situations, or bereavement.

A spokesperson for the charity said the camera club supports its events by taking photographs free of charge, which they 'wouldn't be able to afford otherwise' in addition to donating financially.

Basingstoke Camera Club, which holds weekly meetings at Oakridge West Community Centre, offers practical help, workshops, competitions and group outings to more than 100 members with interests in photography.

The exhibition will run until April 24, open from 11am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.