Photographers' new take on life

Seven people who were receiving treatment for alcohol and drug addiction are now staging an exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre exploring the natural environment.

Seven people who were receiving treatment for alcohol and drug addiction are now staging an exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre exploring the natural environment.

The arts centre also hosted the group's course where members learned how to use digital photography to express their views on life. Members found the group gave them new skills, increased their confidence and gave them a new direction. Most are entering further education to continue developing these skills, but this is the first time that many of them have exhibited.

The course was funded by Norfolk Drug and Alcohol Action Team and Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund. Norwich-based drugs and alcohol education charity The Matthew Project has provided workers and supported the development of Re:take..

t The free Re:take exhibition, at Norwich Arts Centre's café gallery, runs until January 4, open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday (excluding Christmas and New Year break from December 24 to January 2) and during performances. For more information head to www.norwichartscentre.co.uk .