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Kitty creates local interest calendar

Local photographer Kitty Holmes has created a brand new calendar for 2024 and funds raised from its sales are being donated to Building for the Future.

Inside the A3 calendar are 27 images snapped when visiting local areas of natural beauty with her family.

They feature uplifting scenes from Henley, Ruscombe, Remenham and Wargrave and show native birds and changing seasons.



Kitty created the calendar as another project from her organisation, Ignite Arts to not just raise money for charity but to celebrate some beautiful areas of Berkshire.

“I love this area,” she said.

“We’ve got great views of nature and countryside. When I take photographs I can look and see things in more details.”

Choosing locations wasn’t an issue for Kitty – the hardest thing was capturing a swift who could keep still!

“Mostly I just take the camera when I go out. Sometimes I go for something special – weather or wildlife. We went to Henley to try and get the swifts (the June photo). That was really hard because they kept flying away but you can just see one by the wires.”

Kitty’s photographic skills combined with adapted equipment and a love of nature and the outdoors have produced a calendar that she can be proud of – and early sales show that others like it too.

“A lot of people said they really love it because it shows our area through the year,” she said.

The calendar costs £10 and can be ordered from katerina@ignite-arts.co.uk

25% of sales go to Building for the Future.





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