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Alex Stoneman
CREDIT: Alex Stoneman

RPS Open Day & Generations Talks

RPS House is open: hear from inspirational speakers in conjunction with our exhibition, meet RPS staff and participate in workshops

On Sunday 6th March, the RPS is hosting a range of activities for visitors including fascinating talks linked with our current exhibition, Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, as well as a free cyanotype workshop. Members of the RPS staff will also be present to talk to visitors and answer questions about the RPS. 


c Jillian Edelstein. John Hajdu
CREDIT: Jillian Edelstein


Free Event: Meet John Hajdu MBE
Sunday 6 March 2022

John Hajdu is a survivor of the Holocaust in Hungary and lived under the subsequent socialist regime in Budapest.

Having lived in the UK since 1957, John’s experiences of life after the Holocaust and as a refugee tell of the turmoil of post-World War Two Europe.

John will talk about his life in Hungary and UK, and is available to attend at RPS Bristol or via the online live stream. Tickets are free.

Attend at RPS Bristol | Attend online

Image: Jillian Edelstein HonFRPS




© Harry Borden / Felix Fibich
CREDIT: © Harry Borden HonFRPS / Felix Fibich


Free Event: Harry Borden's Survivors project

Sunday 6 March 2022

Over the course of five years Harry Borden HonFRPS travelled the world photographing survivors of the Holocaust, and his work appeared in a book, Survivor. A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust

Harry will talk about his project and book, the inspirational people he met and show some of his portraits. Tickets are free.

There will be an opportunity purchase the book and have it signed.

Attend at RPS Bristol | Attend online

Image: Harry Borden HonFRPS / Felix Fibich




UWE Open House Evan Dawson
CREDIT: Evan Dawson

Meet RPS staff

Members of RPS staff from various areas and departments will be at RPS House all day, to answer questions and discuss anything from charitable projects to Distinctions, membership and more.

There's no need to book for this, but if there is a specific department you are keen to talk to, you can find contact information on this page.



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Participate in a free family-friendly cyanotype workshop

We will be hosting a free workshop encouraging families and children to explore the creation of cyanotypes, a fun and simple way to experiment with picture-making.

These workshops will be led by our Education team, and will be available to book in time slots on the day. Attendance is free - just ask a member of staff when you arrive.