Images of commemoration in new exhibition

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A fascinating exhibition of photographs by local photographer Darren Andrews will be on show at Lancaster City Museum from Saturday, January 11.

The exhibition, called Beloved, uses images taken in cemeteries around Lancashire to explore how we commemorate our loved ones.

Heather Dowler, Lancashire County Council’s museum manager at Lancaster, said: “The photographs show a wide variety of headstones, statues and personal memorials and the way time has affected them.

“Darren has used a digital camera to capture these images in exceptionally sharp focus, and their colours and clarity are very intense.”

Based in Lancaster, Darren has been a professional photographer and filmmaker for 25 years.

During his career, he has worked for national and local newspapers and magazines, and he now specialises in freelance assignments.

He has exhibited at galleries throughout the UK, including two solo shows in London, and has work held in the Royal Photographic Society archive.

The exhibition, which features around 80 images, runs until April 26.

The City Museum is run by Lancashire County Council on behalf of Lancaster City Council.

Opening hours are from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information about Lancaster City Museum, please phone 01524 64637 or email

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