What’s coming up?

I’m afraid we have no newsletter this week, but here’s a summary of what’s on in the next few weeks…
 
Today we will be hosting the South London Federation’s Prints Plate Competition. A good chance to see some of the best club photography. Also hand-in for PDIs round 3.
 
Mayor’s Quiz Friday 9 February If you want to help make up a BCC team for this enjoyable annual event at Bromley Civic Centre please let me know by 25th January. Cost is £14 per person which includes Fish and Chip Supper. Arrive at 7.00 for 7.30 quiz start.
 
Members Evening 15 February This is your opportunity to show us some of your pictures and get feedback outside of formal competitions. Please bring PDIs on a memory stick – a maximum of 20 images in a clearly identifiable folder and numbered 01, 02, 03 …. if you have a preferred order of projection. We will divide the time between the number of participants. You may wish to tell a brief story about a place or event or show us your favourite wildlife, garden or family pictures.Please let me know if you are planning to participate – ideally we need 8-10 members to show their work.
 
Wildlife Outing Sunday 18 February Greg Gillies and Czech Conroy are planning to lead a trip to the RSPB reserve at Rainham Marshes on Sunday 18 February. Times and travel arrangements to be confirmed. We will try to arrange car sharing for those not wishing to travel independently.
 
Panel Competition 12 April The theme for this year’s panel competition is ‘Urban Spaces’ which can be interpreted fairly widely. We need 3,4 or 5 prints which work together as a set. Prints must be mounted but there are no size requirements and its fine to put more than one print on a single mount. You can enter 2 separate panels if you wish.
 
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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 13 December 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is our Christmas Dinner at Assos 7:30 start time.

 

Congratulations

To Julie Langham for winning the Mike Gleave Nature Cup for her PDI entitled “King of the Ice”. Czech was the runner-up with his PDI entitled “Hummingbird Hawk Moth”.

 

No Newsletter for a few weeks so here is what’s happening in January.

 

Thursday 11 January 2018

Margaret McNicoll will be presenting Lantern Slides and prints from the Club Archives

Saturday 13 January

Our member David Lewis has offered to organise a visit to the Science Museum’s major ‘Illuminating India’ exhibition on Saturday 13 January, family and friends welcome. The exhibition, which is in the museum’s Level 2 Media Space, is a fascinating and well-curated survey of photography in India from the mid Nineteenth Century to the present day. It’s linked to a second exhibition at the museum, ‘5000 Years of Science and Innovation’. Both exhibitions are free. Meet David at Knightsbridge Station ticket office at 2.30pm for a short photographic street walk followed by a visit to the exhibition. Afterwards, join him in the museum café (next to the Media Centre) to discuss the exhibition. The café sells a range of light refreshments including some Indian food. For more on the exhibition, see https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/illuminating-india . To register an interest, please contact David at davidpoly@tiscali.co.uk , mobile 07816 590744.

Thursday 18 January

Bromley will be hosting the SLF Plate 1 Prints Competition to be judged by David Eastley. Bromley are not taking part in this round but see below.

It is also hand in for PDIs Round 3

Tuesday 23 January

Orpington Photographic Society will be hosting the SLF Plate 2 Colour Prints and PDI Competitions to be judged by Paul Adams DPAGB ARPS FDPS. The line up will be Bromley v Croydon v Mitcham v Old Coulsdon

Thursday 25 January

Internal PDI Competition Round 3 to be judged by Zoe Garnham-Archer

Monday 29 January

South London Photographic Society will be hosting the SLF Plate 3 Mono Prints and PDI Competitions to be judged by Bob Turner FRPS. The line up for the Mono Prints will be Bromley v Cheam v Mitcham v Old Coulsdon. For the PDIs the line up with be Aperture Woolwich v Bromley v Croydon v Orpington v South London

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Horniman’s Christmas Fair – Saturday 16 December – 10:30am – Free

Dozens of stalls selling arts, crafts, gifts and treats for all ages will gather in the lovely  Horniman Museum for a traditional Christmas fair. As well as the shopping, there’ll be mulled wine, workshops, festive tunes, craft breweries, music and dancing. 

 

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic – Saturday 16 December until Sunday 8 April at the V&A – £8.00

There are few creative relationships that have the capacity to dazzle countless generations of readers like that between a children’s writer and illustrator. This was the certainly the case with A.A Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and E.H Shephard. The V&A will be drawing extensively from its own collection of drawings, letters, photographs and manuscripts to tell the story of the tremendous success of Hundred Acre Wood’s world-famous resident.

 

Carols by Candlelight – Union Chapel, Canonbury – Sunday 17 December – 6:00pm – Free

The beautiful Union Chapel looks even more magnificent when it’s filled with hundreds of glowing candles at this annual carol service. Sing along with the Union Chapel Singers and Boe Huntress to traditional carols and hear readings and live music with the chapel lit only by candlelight. Head to the bar for mulled wine and mince pies. This year donations will be collected for The Margins Project and the Jo Cox Foundation. Find out more here

 

Christmas at Kew Gardens – on now and until 1 January 2018 – charges apply

Kew’s incredible gardens get another magnificent seasonal makeover in 2017, as Christmas at Kew brings illuminations to light up the buildings and plants. The mile-long, twinkling trail leads visitors past singing trees, a flickering Fire Garden, kaleidoscopic projections and giant flora-inspired lights.

 

Skate at Somerset House – on now and until 14 January 2018 – charges apply

Get your skates on. Somerset House’s grand 18th-century courtyard is the stunning setting for an ice rink again this winter. No matter how unimpressive your skating skills a trip to this 900-square-metre outdoor rink will be the very definition of festive fun. There are lots of tempting extras too: the Fortnum’s Lodge offers champagne, mulled wine and winter dining; and Skate Lates will feature Peckham-based radio station Balamii, Field Day founders Eat Your Own Ears and Supa Dupa Fly. Plus the Fortnum’s Lodge menu features winter classics like raclette, cheese fondue, smoked salmon and mince pies. The Christmas Arcade will bring posh shopping from Fortnum & Mason – this year with a focus on all things chocolate – and guests can admire the skaters with drink in hand at the Skate Lounge, both of which can be accessed without a ticket. Find out more here

 

Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City – 27 Thurloe Street, Brompton – 9:30am – £3.00 on now and until Friday 22 December

The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City is back, filling two floors on Thurloe Street with impressive models made of dough. Feast your eyes on an imaginary city made by architecture firms, who were invited to pick a plot on the masterplan and respond to a brief set by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. Look out for gingerbread house making workshops throughout the duration of the show and don’t be tempted to nibble on the creation.

New Year’s Eve and New Year in London

London is one of the best places in the world to be for New Year celebrations. Never one to miss out on a party, the capital is fully prepared with loads of New Year’s Eve parties and events up its sparkly sleeve, as well as the mighty NYE firework display over the Thames. But remember, the fun doesn’t stop on December 31.

 

It’s business as usual for most of London’s museums and attractions, so peel yourself out of bed and start your year as you mean to go on.

 

New Year’s Day Parade – 12 noon start

London’s New Year’s Day Parade celebrates its 32nd year in 2018 and more than 8,500 performers representing 20 countries will take part, including Pearly Kings and Queens, cheerleaders, marching bands, dancers and representatives from West End shows. The American-style extravaganza of musicians – a number of bands from the USA fly over to take part – dancers, acrobats, clowns and floats twirl, march and drum a 2.2-mile route beginning at the Ritz Hotel, taking in Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Big Ben, with temporary grandstands erected for better viewing in some places. Arrive early to secure a good vantage point, especially if you’re taking small children, or book a ticket for one of the three grandstands to guarantee a good view (£30). A key part of the parade is ‘The Let’s Help London Challenge’, in which all of the 32 London boroughs compete for a share of a prize pot to distribute among their chosen charities. Boroughs enter the parade with an act, float or other form of entertainment, which is judged by an international panel comprising foreign ambassadors and high commissioners.

 

PAGB e-News No. 196 and 196 Extra

To read the latest issue, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk

 

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2018.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 6 December 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is the Mike Gleave Cup (Nature) to be judged by Philip Pound. It’s the last meeting of the Club at the USC before the Christmas break, so after the competition we’ll have some nibbles, which you are welcome to contribute to, and do bring along any Christmas cards for other members.

Next week (14 December) is our Christmas Dinner at Assos.

 

Congratulations

To those members scoring a 20 in Round 2 of the Mono Print Competition

Improvers – “Receding Lines” by Chris Murray and “In Full Swing” by Charlotte Teager

Advanced –“People Watching, Takayama” and “Disunity” both by Steve Jones; “Mistletoe Fairy” by Vera Stevens and “Sand Pattern” by Betty Deshmukh

 

Next Club Outing – Saturday 13 January

Our member David Lewis has offered to organise a visit to the Science Museum’s major ‘Illuminating India’ exhibition on Saturday 13 January, family and friends welcome. The exhibition, which is in the museum’s Level 2 Media Space, is a fascinating and well-curated survey of photography in India from the mid Nineteenth Century to the present day. It’s linked to a second exhibition at the museum, ‘5000 Years of Science and Innovation’. Both exhibitions are free. Meet David at Knightsbridge Station ticket office at 2.30pm for a short photographic street walk followed by a visit to the exhibition. Afterwards, join him in the museum café (next to the Media Centre) to discuss the exhibition. The café sells a range of light refreshments including some Indian food. For more on the exhibition, see https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/illuminating-india . To register an interest, please contact David at davidpoly@tiscali.co.uk , mobile 07816 590744.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

The Magical Ice Kingdom at Hyde Park

An immersive walk-through experience that takes you on a journey through a spectacular frozen world of mermaids, gods and sea creatures.  This must see attraction for all ages, full to the brim with ice sculptures, will take your breath away!

In the new Deep Sea Adventure, you’ll be transported into the depths of the ocean. You’ll discover a mermaid grotto and come face-to-face with an octopus battle. Take shelter in the temple of Neptune and meet mythical creatures along the way. You’ll be amazed by the lifelike and colourful ice sculptures. There are plenty of opportunities for selfies in the Magical Ice Kingdom, strike a pose behind the bubble wall or sit in Neptune’s grand throne. Don’t forget your camera for this attraction! With a setting of -10°C, be sure to dress warm with winter coat, hats and gloves.

 

The Shard’s Annual Festive Display – on now and until Sunday 31 December
The Shard will illuminate the skyline from dusk until early morning from 4 December with its fifth annual festive light show. With a very special theme that was unveiled on the first night, The Shard lights are a sparkling reminder to take a moment out of our busy days and look up to enjoy Western Europe’s highest art installation. Varying gradients, sparkles and patterns will differ each night, building to a crescendo at midnight and featuring a special one-off display on New Year’s Eve.

 

Christmas at St. Katherine Docks – on now and until Friday 15 December

Admire the picture-pretty St Katharine Docks as it’s draped in sparkly Christmas lights and be dazzled by the magnificent 30-foot (9-metre) tree twinkling with decorations. Catch some of your seasonal favourites during the Christmas-themed Floating Film Festival from 4 to 10 December (charges apply). Head over to the vibrant Christmas Food Market on 8 and 15 December, where you can do some last-minute Christmas shopping for foodie treats, tuck into festive snacks and sip on cool cocktails. There’s also plenty of live entertainment to enjoy, and even the chance to take part in rum tasting.

 

Crystal Palace Winterfest at Crystal Palace Park – Friday 8 December to Tuesday 2 January 2018 – free

Step into a Christmas wonderland as Crystal Palace Winterfest brings lots of festive fun to Crystal Palace Park. Enjoy an exciting ride on the rollercoaster, or take a leisurely trip on the observation wheel for spectacular views of the park. There’s also a cosy Christmas market packed with gifts and seasonal food, and a grotto where kids can meet Santa himself and take part in family activities and games.

 

Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square – Sunday 10 December from 5:30pm

Admire the magnificent Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square as it’s switched on this week with thousands of sparkling lights. Come on Sunday from 5.30pm to see the fascinating crib ceremony, which features a torch lit procession and music from St Martin-in-the-Fields.

 

Carols By Candlelight At Westminster Chapel – Sunday 10 December – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1E 6BS – no ticketing I suppose you just turn up. Free.

 

The London Pantomime Horse Race – Sunday 10 December – 12 noon

Starting from Devonport House, King William Walk, Greenwich. Free

Forget the Grand National, we know where the real horsy fun is to be had. Expect plenty of laughs, falls and horse-puns galore at the eighth London Pantomime Horse Race. This year, you can root for your favourite pop star, including Neddie Mercury, Beyonce-Neigh, Elvis Preseniegh and Noel & Liam Galloper, plus see performances from Maredonna, and Equestrian (Elton) John at the opening ceremony. The race kicks off at Devonport House, making six pit (and pub) stops along the way. The five left still standing must face the space hopper challenge, which whittles the race down to one worthy winner. The after-race Christmas show (£15) is topped off with a performance from an ABBA tribute act, a DJ pumping festive tunes and special guest appearances. 

 

And as it’s nearly Christmas, a few cracker jokes – scroll down for answers

 

  1. How will Christmas dinner be different after Brexit?
  2. Why is Bob Dylan’s sleigh so quiet?
  3. What kind of motorbike does Santa ride? 

  4. Why did the turkey join the band? 

  5. What is Santa’s favourite pizza?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. No Brussels
  2. Because it has Nobel
  3. A Holly Davidson
  4. Because it had the drumsticks
  5. One that’s deep-pan, crisp and even
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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 29 November 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is Round 2 of the Mono Prints Competition to be judged by Robin Harmsworth. It is also hand in for the Mike Gleave Cup.  This cup is a one-class PDI competition and you can enter up to 4 images. See last week’s Newsletter for guidelines on entries.

Next week (7 December) will be the Mike Gleave Cup (Nature) to be judged by Philip Pound.

 

Ross Cup

Bromley came 28th out of 33 entries, not as good as last year. Peter Ergis’ print “Getting Up Steam” was selected by the Judge for comment.

 

What’s on soon

The Great Christmas Pudding Race – Covent Garden Piazza – Saturday 2 December – 11:00am

Watch runners dressed as your favourite Christmas characters balance a plate of Christmas pud while negotiating foam slaloms and other inflatable hazards at a madcap fancy-dress race. All the wackiness is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and you can turn up on the day to laugh and point/lend support. Afterwards Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir will be on hand to provide the entertainment. 

 

St. Christopher’s Hospice Christmas Festival (Sydenham) – Saturday 2 December – 11:00am to 3:00pm

All the usual stalls, etc. and only £1.00 entry fee, kids free

 

The Orpington Santa Dash – from 11:00am on Sunday 3 December,

It’s a fun, festive, family orientated event over a 2km course through Orpington’s Priory Gardens.

 

Tom Way Talk Wildlife through a Lens – Tuesday 5 December – Old Coulsdon Camera Club

If anyone missed Tom’s Spafest talk a few weeks ago then this is an opportunity to catch this excellent talk. 

Come and see some of his up-close and amazing fine art wildlife photos as well as learn how he does it.

Visitors £5 on the door 7.45 for 8.00pm Cameron Hall, Congregational Church, Cannon’s Hill CR5 1HA

http://tomwayphotography.co.uk/

 

PAGB ‘Masters of Print’ exhibition opens to the public on Tuesday 5 December

This will be the premier print exhibition for camera club members this year and it is planned for several years in the future as an annual event. With a restricted number of prints and only one print hung from any entrant, it will be a fine exhibition, one that showcases the PAGB to the highest level.

The address details are: R.K. Burt & Company, 57-61 Union Street, Borough, London SE1 1SG

The official opening is during the afternoon of 4 December, the exhibition will be open from 5 December until 15 December and will be taken down during the afternoon of 15 December. Gallery opening hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm daily.

 

The Singing Tree – V&A

Songs by human and machine voices and clouds of words donated by visitors blend in a digital projection to make this year’s tree for the V&A. 

The installation was conceived by Es Devlin, a designer best known for her light sculptures for Beyoncé, Kanye, Adele’s live shows and productions at the Royal Opera House and the National Theatre, and was created in collaboration by Luke Halls, a video designer for Adele, Rambert, the Barbican and the Almeida, as a way to create a sonic sculpture of words, poetry, music and song. Add festive words to the tree when you visit in person, and by submitting suggestions online

 

Royal Photographic Society South-East London Group

Their new exhibition is now open as before at the White House Café in Greenwich Park see https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park/food-and-drink/white-house-bakery . The exhibition handout is attached. David Lewis has a print exhibited.

If you do visit, please note that until further notice the café will only be open 9.00am to 4.00pm at weekends. The exhibition will probably be open until its refreshed with some new work in the Spring.

 

Can you help

Leigh Academy at Dartford has 50 pupils keen to learn photography beyond the Smartphone but only 2 cameras and no budget for equipment. They are asking for donations of old lenses (fixed or zoom) film SLRs, DSLRs, Bridge Cameras or any camera that has speed and aperture adjustment capabilities.

If you have anything suitable please either give them to Steve Jones at a club meeting and he will deliver them

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 15 November 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow will be Round 2 of the Colour Print Competition to be judged by June Sharp.

Next Thursday (23 November) will be a presentation by Ian Brash and Pat Couder entitled “PIMS”.

Next week is also hand in for Round 2 of the Mono Prints Competition

 

Congratulations

To those scoring a 20 in Round 2 of the PDI Competition

Improvers:

Orangery by Chris Murray

Chris Murray”s “Orangery” and “Wall of Peace” and Cheryl Morris’ “Pure Gold”

Advanced: Paul Lehane’s “Crepuscular Rays” and “Railtracks”; Vera Stevens’ “Bookworm” and “Room with a View”; Czech Conroy’s “Crested Lark with Food” and Paul Whitmarsh’s “Chips n Dip”

Sunrise on the Iberian Border by Czech Conroy

 

What’s on Soon

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 – Opening 16 November 2017
Tickets with donation: £6 (Concessions: £5)

The leading international competition, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.  The selected fifty-seven images in the exhibition, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations.

 

Bromley Santa Dash – Sunday 19 November – 2:00pm

The Santa Dash is a fun, festive, family orientated event over a 2km course starting at Queensmead Recreation Ground and finishing on Bromley High Street. The 2017 Santa Dash is sure to be a highlight of the Bromley town centre Christmas parade and light switch-on.

 

Hamleys Toy Parade, Regent Street – Sunday 19 November 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hamleys annual parade will give families a chance to see their favourite toy characters in the Parade from 11am, with opportunities to meet from 1pm. Magic Radio will be joined by Basil Brush as they take to the stage as special guest hosts. Many more of the best loved characters from TV and Film will be parading along Regent Street, together with marching bands, dancers and toy vehicles.

 

Skylight – Rooftop on Tobacco Wharf, Wapping

London’s most imaginative rooftop destination will be transformed for the winter. Have a skate on London’s first rooftop ice rink, try your hand at ice hockey shooting, or sample street food, fondue and festive tipples with a blanket at this wintery rooftop playground.  Entry to Skylight is free.

 

Harry Potter: A History of Magic – British Library, Euston on now and until 28 February 2018

Those who remember reading ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ when it was first published may well be aghast to discover that was a whopping 20 years ago – yes, the global phenomenon that is the Boy Who Lived is officially two decades old. The British Library are pulling out all the stops on this celebratory exhibition, modelling each room around a Hogwarts subject. Just don’t fall asleep in the Divination room.

 

PAGB e-News No. 194 V2

To read the latest issue, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk

 

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Mike Farley Talk

Next Thursday we have Mike Farley as our guest speaker.

Information on his talk can be found in the flyer below

Mike Farley – On Photography: a personal view

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 25 October 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow will be Round 2 of the PDI Competition to be judged by Steve Lawrenson.

Thursday 2 November is a presentation by Mike Farley LRPS entitled “On Photography”

Thursday 9 November is a Members’ Evening, which will be split into two; Julie Langman will show some of her work and there will also be images from the recent Northumberland trip. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the Colour Print Competition.

Thursday 16 November is Round 2 of the Colour Print Competition to be judged by June Sharp.

 

Next Club Outing- Saturday 28 October

Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. Those going to Folkestone by train should meet at Bromley South Station at 8:30 am. We will take the 8.39 train, which arrives at Folkestone at 10:21 with a change at Ashford International. Those travelling independently should meet us at Folkestone Central Station at 10:30. Steve will lead a tour of the Triennial exhibits, which will add to the town’s regular photogenic opportunities.  Please let him know if you are joining us. For more info take a look at their website. www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk.

 

Christmas Dinner  – Thursday 14 December at 7:30pm

We will be having our Christmas dinner this year at Assos Restaurant, which is at 226 High Street, Bromley (quite close to the cinema). The cost per person is £20 and a £10 deposit will be required by the end of October. Paul and Madeleine will collect names and deposits at the Club over the next few weeks. They will also need menu choices by the end of October.

 

Congratulations

To those who scored a 20 for Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition.

Improvers: “Folkestone Solitude” by Chris Murray

Advanced: “White Steps and Gate” by Betty Deshmuhk

 

What’s on soon

 

Paddington’s Pop-Up London – 23 October to 3 December 2017

Five fun installations featuring Michael Bond’s much-loved bear are appearing at iconic landmarks and attractions across London. Pack your marmalade sandwiches and set out to meet the world’s favourite Peruvian explorer, sharing your photos along the way using #PaddingtonsPopUp for the chance to win cool prizes. The pop-up book installations can be found at Paddington Station, Peter’s Hill (near St Paul’s Cathedral), Bankside/Tate Modern, More London and Peninsula Square.

 

Day of the Dead Event – Saturday 28 October

Frances Forrest who is the Bromley BID Manager (Business Improvement District) is wondering whether anyone from the Camera Club might be interested in taking some shots at Bromley’s Day of the Dead event this Saturday in Market Square from about 1:30pm to about 9:00pm.  

Close ups of excited faces from the crowds, with signed consent forms (which we’d provide) so we can use the photographs in our publicity, and of the mariachi band, pumpkin carving/painting, orchestra, fire eaters and finally our team of four branded Night Ambassadors at 21.00 hours.  

They could pay reasonable expenses and would give credit for any images they use.

If anyone is able to help could they contact her directly Frances@yourbromley.com 07703 495725   https://yourbromley.com/

 

Festival of Fire and Light at Wembley Park Saturday 28 October – Free

Inspired by two different traditions – a very British celebration, Guy Fawkes Night, and a South Asian one, Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. Historically Brent has paid host to both and Festival of Fire and Light brings the two traditions together over a one-day event, that will feature the Tastes of Asia Food Market, a lantern and carnival processions as well as street theatre and music. The day will see the awesome Mobile Homme by Transe Express, collaborating with London’s finest, the Dhol Academy with a spectacular firework finale that will light up the night sky over Wembley Stadium. Find out more by visiting the London Mela website

 

Halloween events in London

See a scarier side to London this Halloween, with our guide to the spookiest things to do in the capital on and around 31 October. From haunted venues and bone-chilling attractions, to special Halloween tours and gripping family events plan your Halloween in London with our roundup of gory ideas and horrifying activities.

Read more at https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/7038642-halloween-in-london#wsLF3AQ6GJqic2Us.99

 

Regent Street Motor Show – Saturday 4 November 1:30 – 4:00 pm – Free

The Regent Street Motor Show is the largest free-to-view motor show in the UK, showcasing an impressive 125 years of motoring history. Celebrating the earliest days of motoring with the pre-1905 veteran cars on display as part of the EFG International Concours d’Elegance. On the day of the Show, Regent Street will be closed to through traffic from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus.

 

And don’t forget the clocks go back one hour overnight this coming Saturday/Sunday.

 

No Newsletter for a couple of weeks.

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 18 October 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow will be Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition to be judged by Paul Dunmall. It is also hand in for

Round 2 of the PDI Competition.

Next week (Thursday 26 October) is Round 2 of the PDI Competition to be judged by Steve Lawrenson.

Thursday 2 November is a presentation by Mike Farley LRPS entitled “On Photography”

Thursday 9 November is a Members’ Evening, which will be split into two; Julie Langman will show some of her work and there will also be images from the recent Northumberland trip. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the Colour Print Competition.

 

Next Club Outing – Saturday 28 October

Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. Those going to Folkestone by train should meet at Bromley South Station at 8:30 am. We will take the 8.39 train, which arrives at Folkestone at 10:21 with a change at Ashford International. Those travelling independently should meet us at Folkestone Central Station at 10:30. Steve will lead a tour of the Triennial exhibits, which will add to the town’s regular photogenic opportunities.  Please let him know by email (stevejones35@gmail.com) or text to 07768 681702 if you are joining us.

For more info take a look at their website. www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk.

 

Christmas Dinner  – Thursday 14 December at 7:30pm

We will be having our Christmas dinner this year at Assos Restaurant, which is at 226 High Street, Bromley (quite close to the cinema). The cost per person is £20 and a £10 deposit will be required by the end of October. Menu Here

Paul Lehane will collect names and deposits at the Club over the next few weeks. He will also need menu choices.  

 

What’s on soon

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at National History Museum – Friday 20 October to 31 May 2018

Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth.

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals. This year’s competition, showcasing the 53rd year of the competition, attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries. See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

 

Harry Potter – A History of Magic – Friday 20 October to Wednesday 28 February 2018 – British Library, Euston.

Those who remember reading ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ when it was first published may well be aghast to discover that was a whopping 20 years ago – yes, the global phenomenon that is the Boy Who Lived is officially two decades old. The British Library are pulling out all the stops on this celebratory exhibition, modelling each room around a Hogwarts subject. Just don’t fall asleep in the Divination room.

£16, £11 over 60s, £8 child. Times vary.

 

The Flying Scotsman is visiting London – Saturday 21 October 

The Flying Scotsman steam locomotive will be making a visit to London in the evening. Due to arrive at London King’s Cross around 6:00pm. (It’ll be diesel hauled on the way home at 7:30pm)

 

Annie Leibovitz – Sunday 22 October – 4:30pm at Southbank Centre

Acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz presents works from her new book ‘Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016’. The publication features portraits of Leonard Cohen and Barack Obama as well as artists, writers, actors, politicians, athletes and royals who have shaped our time. Exhibition on 10:00am-11:00pm Monday to Sunday.

 

KCPA Audio Visual competition – Saturday 28 October.

The event will be hosted by Tonbridge Camera Club on behalf of the KCPA, at the Main Hall, Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge TN9 2JP. Judges are Dick Williams ARPS, DPAGB(AV) and Dave Wilcox DPAGB(AV).

Doors open at 9am for 9.45am start- Expected finish time 5pm. Entry £10 which includes drinks and biscuits on arrival and throughout the day.

 

Open Day at Orpington Fire Station – Sunday 5 November – 12noon – 4:00pm

Come and meet your local fire-fighters for fire safety advice, free smoke alarm fitting, fire and rescue demonstrations and a chance to view fire service equipment. Avalon Road, Orpington BR6 9AX.

 

The Creation of the Photobook with Matt Writtle and Ben Smith – Free talk on Sunday 5 November 11:00am – 1:00pm at A-side B-side Gallery, London – Exhibition on from 2 to 7 November. RSVP to talk to  Caitlin@artistatnone.com

Photographer Matt Writtle invites fellow Photographer, A Small Voice podcast host and writer Ben Smith down to his exhibition Sunday: A Portrait of 21st Century England to discuss the practicalities of creating, funding, publishing and launching your own photobook and exhibition. Matt will reveal the finer intricacies of how his recent project, which has spanned 10 years of work came to fruition.

Sunday explores the huge cultural shift away from traditional churchgoing and what this represents of wider cultural changes. For centuries Sunday has been known throughout Christian England as a day of worship, contemplation and reflection; the one true day of leisure. However, with weekly church attendance figures now falling below one million for the first time Matt asks the question what are people doing instead? And how does this reflect wider cultural shifts of our time.

 

Urban Photo Fest – Friday 10 to Wednesday 15 November

Lots happening best you look at their website www.urbanphotofest.org or follow festival updates on Facebook or Twitter @UrbanPhotoFest

 

Its Subs time again.

Just a reminder that subs are now due. Please either let Jeff King have a cheque for £60 or contact him if you wish to pay by bank transfer.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 11 October 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is our AGM. It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition.

Next Thursday (19 October) is Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition to be judged by Paul Dunmall. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the PDI competition.

 

If you receive a score of 19 or 20 in any of our internal competitions, could you please send a pdi of the image to Greg webmaster@bromleycameraclub.org.uk for insertion in the Website.

 

Next Club Outing- Saturday 28 October

Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. More details to follow, but in the meantime take a look at their website. www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk.

 

Members’ Evenings

If any member would like to prepare a 30-minute presentation of their work to show at one of our members’ evenings, please speak to Jeff King.

 

Charles Hambledon has been involved in making and taking photographs for a YouTube video. Well done Charles. The video is here for your viewing pleasure.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD6BpDjBNmA&t=1s

 

What’s on soon

Selsdon Camera Club – Friday 13 October

George McCarthy FRPS is a wildlife and nature photographer and he will be giving his talk ‘The USA Road Trip’. George spent a year driving 30,000 miles across America in a Winnebago from Florida to California – taking in 20 States plus bits of Mexico and Canada taking wildlife and nature photographs.  A diary of his journey appeared in Practical Photographer Magazine as a regular monthly feature. You can see some of George’s work on his website at www.georgemccarthy.com

Entry for visitors is £5 and includes refreshments. It’s a 7.30 for 7.45pm start at Selsdon Camera Club, The Methodist Halls, 102 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9EE (Opposite Majestic Wine)

 

The Chocolate Show at Olympia – Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October

Try chocolate specialties from across the world, including delicious ice cream, exquisite truffles and expertly made patisserie. Take part in interactive events, watch celebrity demonstrations and marvel at incredible chocolate sculptures as you explore the creations of more than 100 artisan chocolatiers.

 

Africa on the Square – Saturday 14 October – 12 noon -6:00pm

Get a taste of African culture in Trafalgar Square at the annual free event. Open to everyone, the festival features entertainment, food and fashion from across Africa in the iconic central London square. Catch live music from Yaaba Funk and other exciting bands, plus dance performances and a fashion show on the main stage. Browse the market stalls and sample African cuisine at the food stands. And get all the family involved with a range of free cultural activities.

 

Diwali (Festival of LightsSunday 15 October – Trafalgar Square 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Join thousands of people who come together to celebrate the Hindu, Sikh and Jain festivals.

Enthusiastically celebrated around the world, Diwali traditionally symbolises joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge; and represents the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the festival in Trafalgar Square. This year’s packed programme includes music and dance stage performances, family-friendly craft activities, yoga, henna art, and delicious food from India and beyond. In 2017 Diwali is celebrated on 19 October but will take place in Trafalgar Square on 15 October.

 

National Apple Festival at Brogdale – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October

Discover Brogdale with over 2200 different apple varieties, find your favourites with ‘try before you buy’ apples and fill a bag to take home! Enjoy guided walking and tractor-trailer tours of the fruit filled orchards, horticultural talks, apple pressing demonstrations and a programme of cooking demonstrations are available all weekend. Plus live music, local food, browse local craft and produce on offer and meet the experts to have your apples identified. brogdalecollections.org/festivals-events/

 

One Two Three Swing – Tate Modern, free, just turn up, until 2 April 2018

The heavier the swing the more force you’ll have to propel the swing, so take two mates along next time you plan on hanging out at the Tate, where 30 sets of swings have been installed by Danish artist collective Superflex 

 

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 4 October 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow will be a presentation by Dr. Brett Lewis entitled “Travels with a Camera – Wildlife and Biodiversity”.

Next week (Thursday 12 October) is our AGM. I’m re-attaching the papers, which please print out and bring to the AGM with you. It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition.

 

Congratulations

To those who scored a 20 in Round 1 of the Colour Print competition

Advanced: Steve Jones “English Electric Lighting (Awaiting Restoration)” and two for Vera Stevens “In Between” and “Rooftops of Dubrovnik”

Improvers: Julie Langman “High and Dry” and Cheryl Morris “Where’s my Fish?”

 

Next Club Outing- Saturday 28 October

Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. More details to follow, but in the meantime take a look at their website. www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk

 

What’s on soon

The 25th Tenterden Folk Festival – Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October

Four days of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Free events include: craft and street stalls, speciality foods, music stalls, free music stage, dance stage, Morris dancers, Appalachian dancers, European dancers, Asian dancers, dance displays, procession, song and music sessions, street theatre, etc. Ticketed events: concerts, barn dance, special shows, workshops, meet the guests, folk clubs, etc.

Find more details at www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

 

Fun Palaces 2017

During the first weekend of October, people all over the country are getting together in the name of art and science and setting up temporary Fun Palaces. The campaign is based on an idea conceived by the late theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price in 1961 to create a ‘laboratory of fun’ for children and adults alike; a place where people could get creative, learn to do something or watch someone else doing it. For its fourth year, already 40 palaces have been planned to pop up across London, including at The National Maritime Museum, Museum of London, Camden Town, Westminster Abbey and St James’ Piccadilly. To find a Fun Palace near you, visit funpalaces.co.uk/discover

 

China Changing Festival – Saturday 7 October from 10:00am – South Bank Centre

Bringing a dose of current Chinese culture to the Southbank, China Changing Festival showcases artists practising in the country and inspiring work from British based Chinese and South East Asian makers. See ‘China’s Oprah Winfrey’, Hung Huang, in conversation, catch a screening of ‘Around China with a Movie Camera’ an epic filmic journey into the history of China and see the myth of a modern Mu-Lan told through wu-shu martial arts. See the full programme here, around half of which is free of charge. 

 

Moon Fest UK – Saturday 7 October

Gather in Chinatown for the lively Moon Fest UK celebrations during the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. Expect traditional music, lion dance performances and family workshops across Chinatown from 12 noon plus delicious moon cake stalls. Don’t miss the chance to see the Chinese Moon Goddess at the Newport Place stage at 2:00pm; she will give away free Chinese lanterns to the first 200 visitors.

 

Fireworks at the O2 – Saturday 7 October 6:25 pm – 7:05 pm

For some reason, there will be a fireworks display centred on the O2 InterContinental Hotel in North Greenwich. Probably a private party, but fireworks are rather public affairs, so something to look out for if in the area. According to an air traffic warning, the fireworks can be released any time from 18:25 to 19:05.

 

Dalí / Duchamp at Royal Academy of Arts – from 7 October to 3 January 2018

Explore the lives and artistic talents of two conceptual and surrealist art masters in the Dalí / Duchamp exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Discover the friendship, mutual admiration and inspiration shared by Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp and observe each artist’s ability to play with the viewer’s sense of perspective in more than 80 paintings, sculptures and films. Using the three key themes of Identities, The Body and the Object and Experimenting with Reality, learn more about the artists’ personal lives and public personas, as well as their innovative points of view about time and space.

 

Art Autumn at Kew Gardens – from 7 to 29 October 2017va

Celebrate the ephemeral beauty of the natural world as the seasons change with Artful Autumn at Kew Gardens. Explore 16 outdoor works of art by four different artists scattered across the botanic gardens. Take a stroll past the undulating forms of Julia Clarke’s willow installations, Claudia Wegner’s fungi-inspired paintings, and Woody Fox Willow’s figures and animal forms made from natural materials. Then, take a seat on one of Nigel Ross’s wooden sculptures and view the magical foliage of thousands of trees as they change from lush greens into a kaleidoscope of fiery colours. 

And don’t miss Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death, an awe-inspiring installation of 375,000 plants and flowers created by the British artist. Taking inspiration from the funeral garlands of the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II in the collection at Kew, Law suspends 1,000 individually sewn garlands in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens, for a spectacularly immersive experience until 11 March.

 

PAGB e-News No. 192

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