What’s on at the Club
Tomorrow Gareth Davies will be presenting his “Panoramic Photography”
Tomorrow is also hand in for Round 1 of the Colour Prints Competition.
Next week is Round 1 of the Colour Prints Competition to be judged by David Harford
To those members gaining a 20 for Round 1 of the PDI Competition
Matt Teager – Homecoming
Clive Williams – Mumbai Seamaster and Riverbank Steps
Czech Conroy – Buzzard Feeding
Jon Akar – White Horses of the Camargue
Vera Stevens – Silent Melody
What’s on soon which may be of interest
Nunhead Art Trail – Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September – 11:00am to 6:00pm
Go on an arty expedition through southeast London, where dozens of Nunhead-based artists and craftspeople are showing off their work. There’s also dance, performances, and poetry. Various venues (Nunhead), free, just turn up.
Japan Matsuri – Trafalgar Square – Sunday 30 September
The festival of Japanese culture returns for 2018, filling Trafalgar Square with martial arts, traditional crafts, live music and family activities. Kids will get to try their hand at origami, manga art and calligraphy, before displaying their creations in front of the National Portrait Gallery. Food and drink stalls will introduce visitors to delicious Japanese cuisine with plenty of tasters of popular dishes and products too.
Greenwich’s Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College – until Sunday 30 September
Join this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the ceiling of the Greenwich’s Painted Hall in this series of ceiling tours taking place while conservators restore 40,000 sq.ft of the ceiling’s painted surface. The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich is described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’. The paintings, drawn by Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726, are considered to be the greatest Baroque decorative scheme in England.
Sheep Drive and Wool Fair – Sunday 30 September
If you’re missing the countryside, head to London Bridge on Sunday for the annual Sheep Drive and Wool Fair. Last year’s drive saw Mary Berry taking up the staff as shepherd for the day, and this year it’s none other than Ground Force legend Alan Titchmarsh leading the charge. You can also pick up woolly goodies all day at the Wool Fair in Monument.
Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Sunday 30 September
Eight hundred gentlefolk will hop on their motorbikes on Sunday and zoom about town to raise awareness and funds for men’s health (specifically mental health and prostate cancer). Fancy clothes and twirled moustaches will be out in force, kicking off the Movember spirit. It’s free to watch and sets off from Printworks.
Last Chance to Ride the old Woolwich Ferries
After many decades of service, the old Woolwich Ferries are soon to be decommissioned, and you have just a couple of weeks to take a trip in them.
They are industrial behemoths from a bygone era, plying the narrow stretch of Thames at Woolwich. An upper deck for road vehicles, and vast empty spaces below for the passengers that used to fill the spaces in the days of industrial past and now echo to the rumble of the engines that few go down to hear. In an era of modern machines, modern fittings and modern engines, these take you back decades to a time when engines growled, seating was hard and the weather cold. Soon they will be replaced with cleaner, quieter, shinier boats, but the modern will sweep away the heritage.
You have a couple of weeks to ride the past across the Thames, to feel that curious exhilaration as the boat leaves the pier and mighty engines strain to keep a massive ship of steel from being dragged away by the power of the Thames.
The last day is the 5th October, then the Woolwich ferry closes for a few months while the piers are adapted for their replacements.