2023 Community Event

NonSuch Studios, Nottingham
14th and 15th October, 2023

10AM – 5PM

NonSuch Studios – Main Entrance

Our 2023 Event will be held at the NonSuch Studios in Nottingham,
You can find out more about the venue here.

Are you coming?!

In the feedback from our last event, the consensus was for a bigger and better event… So that’s what we’re doing. This year the event will be across a whole weekend!

Some of the activities you can look forward to include: getting a peek at some new products in the analogue industry, making connections with new and long-standing companies, learning about new techniques from brilliant workshop hosts, connecting with fellow analogue shooters on photowalks, perusing a serious selection of films and cameras to consider picking up, and more!

We have two-day tickets available but also Saturday-only and Sunday-only tickets for those of you who can only make one day. Tickets are fully refundable until September 30, 2023, which gives you flexibility but also gives us enough time before the event to offer it to the wait list.

Last year we sold out so run, don’t walk to reserve your ticket.

The above link will teleport you over to Analogue Wonderland’s webpage where we have set up the mechanics for processing ticket sales. Analogue Wonderland is sponsoring the Spotlight event, including the infrastructure for collecting ticket sales. However the Analogue Spotlight is run as an independent organisation (you can learn more here) with decisions made across the committee.

We’re so excited and cannot wait to see you there!
The Analogue Spotlight Team

Leicester Lo-Fi at our 2022 Event
PPP at our 2022 Event
Ilford at our 2022 Event
Wet Plate Willow demonstrating at our 2022 event


Some of your favourite film photography brands will be showing off their latest products and inventions at the event! The businesses listed below will also be happy to chat and answer any questions you might have about them and their creations. From analogue photography merchandise and accessories to film to cameras to processing chemistry and equipment to social apps, there’s more than enough to keep you busy making the rounds. Confirmed so far, we have:

Talks, Workshops, and Photowalks

We will be hosting several fabulous speakers over the two-day event who will be sharing their stories, knowledge, personal experience and perspectives on a wide variety of topics.

Confirmed speakers across the day include:

  • Michelle Parr & Neil Hibbs, Ilford Photo & Harman Lab (respectively)
  • Daniel Wheeler, Make It Easy Lab Founder and Creative Practitioner
  • Alex Glynn, Director | Straight 8
  • Jim Mortram, Award winning social documentary photographer and creator of Small Town Inertia
  • OnlyFilms Collective Representatives – Mandy Left & Alex Bridge
  • Peggy Marsh – Analogue Photographer and Writer at Camera Go Camera
  • Nakaash Maqsood-Hussain – Fashion and Icon Image Maker, Director and Photographer
  • Emily Ryalls – Wakefield-based Artist working with Photography and Performance
  • Charles Binns from The Royal Photographic Society – Analogue Group
  • AI vs Analogue Pannel Discussion with Ed Wilcoxon, Naoni Davidson, and Holly Gilman

Sunny 16 Podcast will also be roaming around on Sunday recording an episode live! If you haven’t listened to their brilliant podcast yet, head over here to put a few episodes in your listening queue!


How To Develop Black & White Film at Home with Silverpan Lab

Silverpan Lab (Bristol-based) will be running a workshop on both days to guide attendees through the process of developing film at home. Perfect for beginners, as well as anyone looking to refine their technique or ask questions to the experts. Workshop is included in the ticket price. Learn more about Silverpan Lab here.

If you are planning to take part in this workshop, please bring a roll of exposed black and white film with you to develop!

Cyanotypes with Little Vintage Photography

Rachel from Little Vintage Photography will be leading a drop-in cyanotype workshop where you can learn about working with this medium but also make something for yourself to take home! Extra fee may be charged to cover the cost of take-home materials. See more of Rachel’s work here.

Learn to Develop with Caffenol hosted by Leicester Lo-Fi

Leicester Lo-Fi will also be there running a Caffenol developing workshop. Learn how to develop black and white film in a more sustainable way with coffee! Extra fee may be charged to cover the cost of materials. Check out more about Leicester Lo-Fi here.

If you are planning to take part in this workshop, please bring a roll of exposed black and white film with you to develop!


We are planning to have a photowalk each day of the event and will have limited supplies of film kindly given to us by one of our sponsors, Kodak! Kodak will be sponsoring photowalks hosted by local area experts Make It Easy (Saturday) and LensFayre (Sunday) that will explore Nottingham’s coolest districts, the perfect opportunity to put into practice the things you’ve learned, the ideas you’ve had…and maybe the new gear you’ve picked up from our Analogue Trader/Exhibitor Market. LensFayre and Make It Easy are both based in Nottingham so who better to show you around!

Paper signups will be posted on the day of the event.

Singles Meet & Greet

If you are attending the event by yourself and don’t know anyone, this is a perfect opportunity to make new friends! Based on feedback received last year, we are creating a space for those who don’t know anyone else attending and would like to meet new people. Led by our own Holly Gilman aka Analogue Holly, it’s time to get social!

Saturday & Sunday Schedule

Activity signups will take place on the day. We will have good old-fashioned paper lists to sign up for each workshop or photowalk. If in doubt, when you arrive and get your ticket checked/receive your goody bag, just ask where the signups are. Talks do not require signups as there is space for all!

Please make sure when you arrive that you sign up for the activities you’d like to participate in. If you need any help with this, you can find one of the organisers and don’t be afraid to ask! We will be wearing matching T-Shirts on the day and available in the main areas to answer any questions.

Please find the final itinerary here:


Our 2023 Community Event is Sponsored by:

Analogue Spotlight has received sponsorship for this event from The Photography Show, Analogue Wonderland, Kodak Alaris, West Yorkshire Cameras, Alfie Cameras, pixl-latr and LensFayre. Sponsorships have covered ticket processing costs, donations of gifts/discounts for ticket holders, and more.

Photo Competition

Alfie Cameras will be sponsoring a photo competition as part of the Analogue Spotlight 2023 Event! One lucky winner will be able to take home a brand new half-frame TYCH camera. To see more information on this camera or Alfie Cameras, check out the website here: https://alfiecameras.com

Eligibility: The Photo Competition is open to Analogue Spotlight 2023 Event attendees only. Only 1 entry will be accepted per attendee.

Ticket Holder Raffle

Both West Yorkshire Cameras and Zone Imaging have offered amazing prizes for us to giveaway! Each ticket holder will automatically be entered into the raffle, just make sure you don’t lose the raffle tickets that will be placed into your goody bags!

This event will be a wonderful opportunity for the film photography community to get together, chat and meet some of the other film photographers, some of whom you might only have met online!

Tickets can be bought on Analogue Wonderland’s website here. See you there!

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