A NEW exhibition offering a fresh perspective on Old Town is taking place across several venues this month.

Old Town in Black and White, an initiative by Lawn Photographic Association, shows a range of work by LPA photographers across pubs, cafes and shops in the area.

While subjects span portrait, wildlife, street scenes, landscapes and fine art, what they all have in common is that they were photographed in and around Old Town and were shot in black and white.

Venues that are exhibiting the photos include The Hop Inn, The Goddard’s, Longs Bar, The Old Bank, 20 at The Kings, Gusto, The Plough, The Wheatsheaf, The Clifton, Wood Street Food Hall, Wilson's family butchers, the Crystal shop and the café at the Co-op.

Deborah Coleman, who started LPA, said the artists’ aim is to stimulate new ways of thinking about and looking at Old Town, while enjoying the hospitality and setting of some of its best loved venues.

“The artists and managers and owners of many of Old Town’s pubs, cafes and restaurants have worked really hard together to develop a trail that people can follow – either in one go, or on several different occasions,” said Deborah.

“Now we’re looking forward to engaging with the community and starting a dialogue with people about their own perceptions of everyday life – as well as extraordinary aspects – of Swindon’s oldest quarter.”

Deborah said all the artists are very grateful to the venues for taking such a collaborative approach to the project.