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The Apex behind the scenes photo series will be released in an upcoming exhibit



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In 2019 social documentary photographer Geoff Price, was commissioned to capture images of The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, in their 'A Year in the Life' series in the lead up to their 10th anniversary, these pre-lockdown images will now be displayed to the public for five weeks, showing the popular venue in a never before seen light.

The free exhibit will run from October 20 - November 21, encapsulating the broad range of pre-pandemic events this community hub offered.

"The images are all two years old at a maximum but in light of the Covid they feel so much older" said Geoff.

In December 2019 Geoff captured the Abba Christmas party.
In December 2019 Geoff captured the Abba Christmas party.

He began his photographic adventure with the apex in February 2019, finishing in January 2020, months before the pandemic became universally widespread.

From 700 images only 90 have made the final cut, covering everything from headline acts to baby ballet.

Wherever possible, Geoff obtains permission from the subjects of his images, as he believes gaining peoples trust is the best way to capture their true likeness.

Geoff Price's collection of 90 behind the scenes images of the Apex will be on display from October 20, 2021.
Geoff Price's collection of 90 behind the scenes images of the Apex will be on display from October 20, 2021.

"I needed to tread as silently, carefully and furtively as cat pursuing its prey" remarks Geoff on his Suffolk Sinfonia series, in which he captured their rehearsal session.

In total 21 events were covered as part of the display.

"I hope people see this display for the life that was there and will come back to these venues again" remarked Geoff.

The series takes the public on a journey of discovery, from the hard work that takes place in the kitchen, preparing catered meals to the masses, to the tuning of instruments before show time, there is so much to behold within this exhibit.

In May 2019 Geoff was taking pictures of the team preparing for violinist Nigel Kennedy's performance.
In May 2019 Geoff was taking pictures of the team preparing for violinist Nigel Kennedy's performance.
From May to August 2019 the apex ran a series of tai chi classes.
From May to August 2019 the apex ran a series of tai chi classes.
In September 2019 Geoff was snapping away behind the scenes of The Mikado.
In September 2019 Geoff was snapping away behind the scenes of The Mikado.
In November 2019 The Apex held their Remembrance Night.
In November 2019 The Apex held their Remembrance Night.
In November 2019 Geoff photographed the Suffolk Sinfonia in rehearsal.
In November 2019 Geoff photographed the Suffolk Sinfonia in rehearsal.
Thomas Ridley Foodservice. Picture by Geoff Price
Thomas Ridley Foodservice. Picture by Geoff Price
In December 2019 Geoff captured the Abba Christmas party.
In December 2019 Geoff captured the Abba Christmas party.

Whilst tickets are free, it is recommended that people book in advance on The Apex website.

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