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'A Ticket To My Happy Place'- Portrait Series

1st Mehefin 2021

Discover our series of 'Happy Place' portraits by iconic photographer Tom Oldham taken to celebrate the return of The National Lottery Open Week and Cinema Weekend, which offers discounts and free entry at venues across the UK, from 5 -13 June.

To say thank you for the £30million raised for good causes every week by players and to welcome people back to their happy place, The National Lottery is unlocking free entry and special offers at a range of participating venues, as part of The National Lottery Open Week and Cinema Weekend.

Read about the stories behind the thirteen incredible Happy Place portraits below, including Olympic Boxing Champion and Strictly Star, Nicola Adams and Liverpool Football Legend, John Barnes…

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Pages 1-2: Olympic Boxing Champion Nicola Adams at Fight For Peace, London

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Pages 2-3: Writer/ Director Marley at the BFI Southbank, London

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Pages 4-5: Artist Adam at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Cornwall

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Pages 5-6: Volunteer Glenis at the Black Country Living Museum,

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Pages 7-8: Volunteer Tom at Strawberry Hill House, London

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Pages 8-9: Photographer Tal at RSPB Sandwell Valley,

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Pages 10-12: Swimmers Dan and Xavier at The National Pool, Wales

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Pages 13-14: Big Lunch Attendee Serena at The Eden Project, Cornwall

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Pages 14-15: Volunteer Bob at the National Museum of Flight, Scotland

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Pages 16-17: XX Akiko at The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

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Pages 18-19: John Barnes at Wembley Stadium, London

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Pages 19-20: Kate Jones at St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

Kate credits St Fagans National Museum of History with making her the history-obsessed person she is today. In fact, she now runs a Cardiff-based history Instagram account, which largely consists of photographs she has taken while at St Fagans and other Welsh historical sites.

“Everything about St Fagans is quintessentially Welsh to me. It's a place that makes you feel at home despite being largely outdoors. The smell is probably my favourite part; the baking bread and warm Welsh cakes mixed in with a smoky fire lit in almost every house. I don't think there is anywhere on Earth that smells as amazing as the museum.”