Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 19 September 2018

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is Round 1 of the PDI Competition to be judged by Ian Brash.

Next week Gareth Davies will be presenting his “Panoramic Photography”

Next week is also hand in for Round 1 of the Colour Prints Competition.

 

Congratulations

To Julie and her team who gained the people’s vote for presenting the best Summer Project on the theme of Transport in London.

 

Reminder

To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

 

What’s on soon which may be of interest

Open House Weekend – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

The annual chance to visit a bazillion of different buildings for free. More info on their website openhouselondon.org.uk

 

SLG Fire Station Opening Weekend, Camberwell – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

South London Gallery opens in the former Peckham Road Gallery on 22 September. The £4 million renovation will see a new contemporary arts space with an education space upstairs allowing the gallery to expand its arts programme to more of the local community. As well as free events, workshops and tours, you can see KNOCK KNOCK: Humour in Contemporary Art, which explores the enduring use of humour as a device in contemporary art. Featuring works by more than thirty artists, the show spans the SLG’s main space and three floors of its new annexe in the former Peckham Road Fire Station. 1100am-6:00pm. 78-80 Peckham Road, Camberwell SE5 8PR southlondongallery.org

Totally Thames, various locations – 1-30 September

Totally Thames will be taking place throughout the month of September, bringing the river to life via an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events down the 42-mile stretch of water. Look out for the atmospheric Bascule Chamber Concerts in a cool subterranean space by Tower Bridge (20-23 September) totallythames.org

 

London Mastaba, Hyde Park – until 23 September

The London Mastaba is a magnificent temporary sculpture, unveiled in Hyde Park by world-renowned artist Christo for the summer. It features 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels on a floating platform on the Serpentine Lake. It is the first major outdoor public work by Christo, and coincides with his exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries, with his late wife Jeanne-Claude. The incredible work will be on display until 23 September for everyone to enjoy. Kensington Gardens W2 3XA; serpentinegalleries.org 

Des Evans

Some of our longer serving Club members may remember Des who was an active member of the Club until he moved away in 2004. Sadly I received an email to say that after a short illness he passed away on 10 September.

 

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Privacy Policy

Bromley Camera Club

Privacy Policy

I Introduction

Bromley Camera Club (BCC) is a voluntary organisation which needs to gather and use personal information about its members in order to carry out the running of the Club. This applies to information whether held electronically, on paper and by any analogous media held by BCC in respect of present and past members of the Club.

2 Key points for members

When you join BCC we ask you to complete a Membership Application/Renewal Form giving us the minimum personal information to enable us to run the Club, usually your name, contact details,  and whether you belong to another club which BCC may compete against. By signing the Membership Application/Renewal Form you give consent to the Club holding your personal information, contacting you about your membership and Club activities, and to the use of your name and images in Club and external competitions and exhibitions and for Club publicity purposes.

 
Your personal information is held electronically on a password-protected computer, with the hard copy forms stored by the Membership Secretary. We will take all reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of paper and electronic records. We will not share your personal information with anyone outside the Club without your permission other than your name, image title and image if your images are used to represent the Club in external competitions/exhibitions. 

 
If you leave the club your personal information will be deleted or destroyed following annual review within twelve months of the Committee becoming aware that you have left. Your images will not be used for any new publicity or entered in external competitions/exhibitions after the Committee has become aware that you have left. You may request, in writing to the Secretary, deletion of your personal information and images held on the Club’s computer in writing at any time after you leave the Club and this will be actioned within one month. It may not be possible to remove all traces of your membership, which includes both text and images, in historical records such as emails, cash receipts, the Newsletter, records of  internal and external competition/exhibition entries and results, and for example the Awards Evening presentation of winning images.

Members are entitled to request a printout of personal information held about them electronically or in hard copy.  It is the member’s responsibility to inform the Membership Secretary of any changes.   If you have any concern or complaint about the way your personal information is being managed then please contact the President.

 
3 Review

This policy will be kept under review to take into account changes in the law and any issues arising from the policy in practice and so that BCC is compliant with the law. We will also audit the working of the policy at least annually but sooner or more frequently if indicated by events so as to be able to demonstrate that we are compliant with the law.

 

4 Personal information held on members:

  1. a) Name, email address, postal address, phone numbers, photographic distinctions and membership of other photographic clubs. In addition, the Treasurer maintains a list of members’ subscriptions, and the Secretary a list of members’ names and email addresses for the purpose of distributing the newsletter. This personal information is collated from Membership Application/Renewal Forms and subscription payments by renewing members, and is added to master lists kept by the Data Controller on a password protected computer. Personal information is used by members of the Committee to communicate with members about the Club programme, social events, meetings and other legitimate matters connected to the functioning of the Club.

Personal information is not used for any non – BCC related activities, and will not be passed on to any other organisation other than for images together with image title and author’s name in connection with external competitions/exhibitions.

  1. b) Lists of competition/exhibition entries and results with image titles, names of authors and electronic copies of the images. This personal information is compiled by Committee Members from information voluntarily submitted by members on entering Club competitions/exhibitions in order to manage those events and to establish the award winners at the end of the season.
  2. c) Records of membership fees paid and payments for other events are held by the Treasurer to account for the money and to enable him to carry out his role. Hard copy documents are kept secure and electronic data is kept on a password secured computer.
  3. d) The Data Controller will provide members’ personal information to those Committee Members who need such information to carry out Club activities. This will include the President, Secretary, Print, PDI and Outings Secretaries and others to the extent necessary. For example, Summer Project team leaders will need email addresses of each member of the team. Each Committee Member holding such information undertakes to access and use it on a password protected computer/device. Normally, just a name and email address should be sufficient for these purposes.
  4. e) As set out in the Competition and Exhibition Regulations, the Club may use images entered by members into Club competitions/exhibitions for Club publicity purposes and to represent the Club in external competitions/exhibitions, unless the entrant withholds consent in writing.

5 Access to Personal Information

Members are entitled to request a printout of personal information held about them electronically or in hard copy. The request should be made in writing to the Data Controller who will supply the information within a maximum of one month. He will also withdraw or correct any information on your written request. The Controller will keep a record of these actions and the dates they were carried out. The Data Controller holding the contact details is the Membership Secretary.
If you have any difficulty in contacting the Data Controller, please contact the President or Secretary.

6 Leaving the Club

The personal information of any member leaving the Club will deleted and/or shredded within 12 months of the Club being made aware that they have left. That member’s images will not be used for any new publicity or entered in external competitions/exhibitions after the Committee has become aware that they have left. A member may request, in writing to the Secretary, deletion of their personal information and any images held on the Club’s computer at any time after leaving the Club and this will be actioned within one month. It may not be possible to remove all traces of membership, which includes both text and images, in historical records such as emails, cash receipts, the Newsletter, records of  internal and external competition/exhibition entries and results, and for example the Awards Evening presentation of winning images.

If a member does not announce their intention to leave but does not join again at the beginning of the next season, it will be assumed that they have left, and the same process will apply within 12 months of the start of the new season.

A record of this being done will be kept by the Data Controller. The Data Controller will inform Committee Members of past members whose personal information needs to be corrected or deleted and each Committee Member holding that information will confirm that it has been corrected or deleted.

7 Club Emails

Email communications to all members must always be routed through the Secretary or, in the Secretary’s absence, the President and must always be in the form of a blind copy so that recipient names are not disclosed.

All Committee Members are obliged to keep the personal information of members confidential. Contact details of one member will not be given to other Club member, other than Committee Members, without the consent of the first member.

8 Audit of the working of the Policy

This will be carried out by the President annually during the summer recess and at any intermediate time if a problem arises. A record of the audit will be kept securely by the Club Secretary

September 2018

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 12 September 2018

Welcome back to the 2018/2019 season of the Club. I hope you all enjoyed the hottest summer on record and took some great pictures for our competitions.

What’s on at the Club

Our first night back is tomorrow, Thursday 13 September, and is the Summer Project presentations on the theme of “Transport in London”. Betty, Jeff and Paul will be the panel of judges who will give comments before those members who had not taken part in the project will vote on their favourite.  It is also hand-in for PDIs Round 1.

On Saturday 15 September an outing to Chatham Dockyard – Salute to the 40s has been organised. We will be using our own transport and if you would like to attend you would be more than welcome.

Next week (20 September) is the PDI Competition, round 1 to be judged by Ian Brash.

Programme for 2018/2019

Please see attached.

What’s on Soon

The Great British Seaside – starts today until Tuesday 18 September

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, SE10 9NF. The Great British Seaside celebrates six decades of our love affair with the beach.
See iconic work from some of Britain’s most popular photographers, featuring Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn and Simon Roberts. The exhibition will also feature 20 brand new works by Martin Parr, arguably Britain’s favourite photographer, focusing on the thriving and diverse resorts of London’s ‘local beaches’. So, whatever the weather, take a trip to the seaside to revel in the quintessentially British experience of beach huts, umbrellas, sandcastles and fish & chips.

London Design Festival – 15 to 23 September.

This multi-event, multi-venue, nine-day festival takes place across the capital to bring remarkable design both old and new to a vast London audience. This year the V&A celebrates 10 years as the festival’s hub, with a range of special displays and installations across the museum, plus a huge programme of events, tours, and workshops from Global Design Forum. Ten ‘Design Districts’ and two ‘Design Routes’ will also offer their own line-up of events and exhibits, which showcase local artists and creative industries. Highlights include: Kellenberger-White’s series of alphabet chairs, Scholten & Baijings’ contemporary tea installation in Fortnum & Mason’s flagship store in Piccadilly where visitors can immerse themselves in a daily tea party and MultiPly, an interactive maze installation in the V&A’s Sackler Courtyard.

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival – Sunday 16 September

It’s easy to spot a Pearly: they wear suits and hats covered in hundreds of shiny buttons! The origins of this 125-year-old tradition is rooted in charity, each Pearly King and Queen fundraise all year round. As September rolls around, it’s time for Guildhall Yard to welcome the cockney masses for a shindig Dick van Dyke would give his right arm to muscle in on. The annual event features traditional English entertainment including maypole dancing, Morris dancers and a marching band – be prepared to declare your London pride by shouting along to ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner’ – before embarking on a parade around the City of London to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the 3pm service. The event is free but harvest festival offerings (typically of non-perishable goods and toiletries) are welcome and will be donated to the Whitechapel Mission. If you fancy becoming a Pearly, you’ll have to marry into one of the original families, it’s a hereditary title, much like the Royal Family. The majority of traditional cockneys may have been priced out of London but events like this are a brilliant opportunity to enjoy a proper East End knees up.

The Art Car Boot Fair – Granary Square, King’s Cross – Sunday 16 September

The Art Car Boot Fair is celebrating fifteen fun years with the launch of an additional event called the Art Cycle Basket Fair, which will see artists such as Sir Peter Blake, and Gavin Turk bringing everything they need for the day by bicycle, cargo bike or electric bike. Artists lined up for the main fair include Billy Childish, Juno Calypso, Pam Hogg, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, and Mr Bingo who’ll be pitching up and selling original artworks at one-day only prices from the back of their cars.

Sky Birds of Prey Display Team – Friday 21 September – Daytime: 1:30pm–4:00pm, or Twilight: 4.30pm–7:00pm – £40 per person

The September weather forecast is looking good! Come and join the Sky Birds of Prey Display Team to photograph a variety of their beautiful birds of prey in a superb natural setting at Honnington Farm in Southborough, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Whether you are a highly experienced photographer, or a complete beginner, you will have the opportunity to get some spectacular shots of amazing hawks, falcons and owls as they fly in a stunning location. Friendly photographic advice from photographer Paul Turner is on hand for anyone who wants a little instruction, so come along and get some great free-flying pictures and close up portraits. For more information, and to book, go to Sky Birds of Prey Display Team on Facebook or on their website. Places are limited and fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment!

https://www.skybirdsofprey.co.uk/product/photography-experience/  01322 408365
info@skybirdsofprey.co.uk

Open House Weekend – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

The annual chance to visit a bazillion of different buildings for free. More info on their website openhouselondon.org.uk

On Sunday 23 September, the RPS South East Region will hold a special event at the Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2JP featuring: Harry Borden Hon FRPS – one of the UK’s finest portrait photographers whose work has featured in many of the world’s foremost publications and won prizes at the World Press Photo Awards. The National Portrait Gallery currently hold 116 examples of Harry’s work in their permanent collection. His book ‘Survivor: A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust’ was judged as one of the 10 best photography books of 2017. 

Denis Pellerin – photo historian and curator of Dr. Brian May’s collection of Victorian photographs, has been researching the history of stereo photography for over 30 years and has written several articles and books on the subject. Denis will present his lecture ‘The Historian and the Stereoscope’ to take us on a stereoscopic journey with images of events, people and places that were specially taken for Charles Wheatstone’s and David Brewster’s “magical instrument”.

Catherine Troiano – Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) London. The V&A began acquiring photographs in 1852, and its collection is now one of the largest and most important in the world comprising of over 300,000 images dating from 1839, including the RPS collection. The V&A Photography Centre, due to open on 12 October, will more than double the space dedicated to photography. Catherine will present her lecture ‘The V&A Photography Centre: A New Space for the National Collection’.

Paul Ryan – Director, Cafe Art (UK) will talk about the work of Café Art and its collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society in the My London and My Brighton & Hove calendar initiatives. 

Mike Taylor – Chief Operating Officer, Royal Photographic Society. Mike will talk about his initial impressions since joining the RPS in June, what his role entails and the planned move of RPS HQ from Bath to Bristol. Tickets cost £10 for RPS members and £15 for non-members. There is no fee for RPS SE Region members, but registration must be made in advance via the RPS website.

 

Some Gardens to enjoy before the weather changes

Towards the tail end of Kensington High Street is the sweet sanctuary of Holland Park. Fifty-four glorious acres of land previously belonging to Jacobean mansion Cope Castle, it’s a prime spot for joggers, but visitors can also indulge in a spot of tennis, cricket, netball, football or golf. The park’s star attraction, however, is Kyoto Gardens.

Donated by Kyoto’s Chamber of Commerce in 1991 to commemorate a long friendship between Japan and Great Britain, the garden has just been voted one of the UK’s top hidden gems.  It’s easy to see why. Meticulously designed with a mix of tiered waterfalls, koi carp-filled ponds, vibrant Japanese maple and sakura (cherry blossom trees), the outdoor space was designed as a calming ‘kaiyushiki’, or stroll garden.

 

PAGB e-News Nos. 213, 213 extra, 214 and 214 extra .To read the latest issues, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Monday 30 July 2018

What’s on this weekend and soon

Photography Exhibitions, Workshops and Events

 

London Street Photography Festival – Friday 3 to Sunday 5 August

Forget island sunsets or pastoral landscapes, the most interesting images are captured in public spaces. Learn more about the street photography genre with 3 days of talks, panel discussions and print swaps. Stour Space (Hackney). Free just turn up.

 

DLR Discovery Tour, Tower Gateway DLR station, £8, book ahead, tours depart on the hour 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August

The Docklands Light Railway has launched an exclusive train tour from Tower Gateway to Cutty Sark. With the help of an on-board guide, discover all sorts of titbits about the transformed Docklands area of east London before arriving at Greenwich to take in some of the City’s prettiest buildings on a 30-minute guided walking tour of Greenwich.

 

Paul Foley FRPS – Earth, Sand and Stone10 August to 9 September – Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm

At Hall Place and Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley DA5 1PQ – Admission Free

 

David Lewis ARPS: Kent, Garden of England – Tuesday 14 August to 14 September

Open Evening 14 August 7-9pm at Ripley Arts Centre – http://www.bromleyarts.com/category/main-gallery/

  Main Gallery Archives – RIPLEY ARTS CENTRE

www.bromleyarts.com

Galina Gumbarova: Moody Colours 19th June to 26th July 2018 Open evening Wed 20th June 7-9pm Please ring to view 0208464 5816. Art has always been my passion.

Please ring to view:

‘Kent, Garden of England’, is an exhibition of garden landscape photography by David Lewis ARPS. Kent has been described as the Garden of England. For this exhibition, David’s seventh but his first in Bromley, David is showing some of his work from an ongoing project to photograph Kent’s major public gardens.

 

Another Europe, an outdoor exhibition of photographs around Kings Cross – now on and until Thursday 9 August

Another Europe features 28 photographs, one from each EU Member-State, mounted on specially designed concrete benches dispersed around London’s King’s Cross area. The photographers represent a wide range of photographic practices and are a mixture of established and emerging talents. Together they voice themes and influences we all recognise as part of our cultural heritage from concrete manifestations such as monuments, buildings and sites to the more ephemeral social aspects such as childhood, fairytales, theatre, landscape, conflict, work, celebration, family, memories, literature and traditions.

 

Maidstone Camera Club Annual ExhibitionMonday 27 August to Sunday 2 September – The Mall, Maidstone.

 

Kent Downs AONB

Madeleine Hodge <Madeleine.Hodge@kentdowns.org.uk> works with the Kent Downs AONB on a project that records and celebrates ash trees in light of their decline from ash dieback. They have a number of workshops coming up that you might be interested in.

Wonder of the Wood: Photography Workshop with Belinda Knox
Part of the Up on the Downs Big Summer festival, learn how to take beautiful photographs of trees with celebrated photographer, Belinda Knox
Sunday 5 August 2018, 10.00am – 2.00pm (£15)
Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens, Alkham Rd, Temple Ewell, Dover CT16 3DZ
https://www.theashproject.org.uk/wonder-of-the-wood-photography-workshop-with-belinda-knox/

  Wonder of the Wood: Photography Workshop with Belinda Knox …

www.theashproject.org.uk

In this workshop at the beautiful Kearsney Abbey we celebrate the ash tree in this workshop as we focus primarily on the ash tree and the surrounding landscape.

A Photographic Exchange: Photography Workshop with Manuel Vason
Over two days you will practice photography as a methodology to communicate and connect with the ash trees of a small forest near Folkestone.
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August 2018, 10-5pm, this is a free workshop (completely subsidized by the ash project) though you must be available to attend both days of the workshop.
Folkestone Downs, Meet at the Brewery Tap on Tontine Street
https://www.theashproject

 

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018 including the Biggin Hill Car Show– Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August

This year looking back over 100 years of the RAF to commemorate and celebrate whilst inspiring the next generation. It promises to be an unforgettable weekend at the scene of one of the world’s most famous battlefields – the skies above Biggin Hill. The Red Arrows will be putting in an appearance too.

Tickets on sale now

 

Notting Hill CarnivalBank Holiday Weekend 25, 26 and 27 August

Join London’s biggest street party as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of west London with Caribbean colours, music and flavours.

Watch elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, and visit the tempting food stalls along the route.

If you’re new to the carnival, take a look at 10 tips for Notting Hill Carnival to find out how to make the most of your day.

 

PAGB e-News Nos. 211 and 211 extra and 212 and 212 extra

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Monday 2 July 2018

New Members Evening Thursday 26 July

BCC President Steve Jones will be holding a meeting for new and prospective members on Thursday 26 July at 8pm at his house in Chislehurst.

This will enable you to meet other members and understand how the club works, how to enter competitions, and answer any questions you may have.

Steve will also be seeking to understand what further technical training you would benefit from so that additional small group or individual sessions can be arranged.

If you wish to attend please email info@bromleycamerclub.org.uk

 

Programme for 2018/2019

This will be uploaded to the website very soon. 

 

What’s on Soon

Vanessa Winship and Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing – on now and until 2 September

Vanessa Winship’s biggest UK show to date, the first UK retrospective of Dorothea Lange, and a huge group exhibition including work by photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Dayanita Singh, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Daido Moriyama, Diane Arbus, Pieter Hugo, Bruce Davidson, and Boris Mikhailov.

The Art of Change season continues throughout the whole of 2018: www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/series/the-art-of-change

  The Art of Change | Barbican

www.barbican.org.uk

At a time of significant national and global uncertainty, our 2018 season explores how artists respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

 

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – Monday 2 to Sunday 8 July

For more info see website

 

Pride in London Parade – Saturday 7 July

LGBT+ communities take over London’s streets for a massive celebration of love in all its forms

London’s getting its annual helping of rainbow flags, fun-loving crowds, and LGBT+ spirit. This year’s event will boast hundreds of floats and walking groups from across the LGBT+ spectrum, which will march through the heart of London from 12 noon onwards. 

The day will culminate in a big party in Trafalgar Square, with a line-up of pop-tastic entertainment. And all day long, Soho Square and the surrounding streets will be filled with members of the LGBT+ community and allies gathering to celebrate (and continue) the battle for equal rights.

 

Spectrum Photo Art’s Exhibition – on now and until Sunday 8 July at Denbies Wine Estate Gallery in London Road, Dorking. 

The gallery is open from 9.30am to 5pm daily.  At least one of the members of the group will be present on most days throughout the exhibition.

The six photographers – all members of camera clubs in the south and west London area – have diverse styles and choices of subject matter, which will make for a varied display of their photographic work.

Spectrum hopes you will be able to visit their exhibition and enjoy the other facilities at Denbies during your visit.

 

Kent County Show, Detling, Maidstone – Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July

This year they have plenty of exciting, interesting and fun displays and demonstrations for visitors. Whatever your interests, the Kent County Show will have a whole host of timed entertainment to see in between wandering around and discovering all the other aspects to the Show.  

Events include: The Household Cavalry – steeped in tradition and will perform at the Show dressed in full state ceremonial uniforms. The display will demonstrate the rigorous training, precision and excellence of the world’s only combat serving mounted ceremonial soldiers.

The ‘Spirit of Kent’ better known as ‘The Kent Spitfire’ is a MK9 TA805 with the No. 234 Squadron colours.  The aircraft flies in memory of No. 131 (County of Kent) Fighter Squadron.  The Kent Spitfire will complete an exciting display over the Kent Showground on all three Show days.

Titan the Robot will be back at the Show for Saturday and Sunday.  This giant robot is a must see for anyone coming to the Kent County Show.

More info at their website.

 

‘Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land’ – British Library – Now and until Sunday 21 October – Free

To mark 70 years since the Empire Windrush carried hundreds of migrants from the Caribbean to London, this exhibition at the British Library explores why people came to the UK, what they left behind and how they have shaped Britain. Listen to jazz and calypso, hear personal reflections from some of the first Caribbean nurses to join the NHS, see manuscripts of Andrea Levy’s novel ‘Small Island’ and Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem ‘What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us’ and learn about Jamaican feminist poet Una Marson, who became the first black woman to be employed by the BBC. Find out more on the British Library’s website

 

Club News

A former member of BCC has been in the news recently on the discovery of some of his street photography.  Please follow this link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43782267

J R Turner is mentioned in the club’s 1994 centenary book as active in the 1960s, a period when the club had nearly 200 members. He won the Oakden Cup in 1960 and the Kerri Cup in 1965 and was active in the running of the club with roles including premises manager, KCPA representative and programme secretary. He moved away from the Bromley area in 1971.

 

PAGB e-News No. 209 and 209 extra and 210

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 30 May 2018

The Club is now into its summer break. I’ll still be sending Newsletters but not necessarily every week.

 

Next Bromley Camera Club Outing

Come on a trip to photograph butterflies, bees and flowers at Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington – Saturday 9 June – 10:00 – 13:00. See attachment for more details.

 

Annual Exhibition

Congratulations to Vera Stevens whose print “Sandy Path to the Beach” was the winner of the public vote at the Exhibition with 4 votes. The runners-up all with 3 votes were Paul Lehane’s “Pirouette”; Brian Davies’ “Who Ruffled my Feathers” and Mohmed Besnik’s “Eleanors Teatime”.

 

Bromley Camera Club outing to Chatham Docks’Salute to the 40s” event on Saturday 15 September

Just a reminder to let Charlotte and Matt (who are organising the event) know if you will be going. It looks to be an amazing event with a huge range of photographic opportunities; wartime displays, people in vintage outfits, a 1940s street scene, military vehicles, big band. More information is available on the dockyard’s website http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/salute-to-the-40s/

  Salute to the 40s – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

thedockyard.co.uk

Take part in our 1940’s family vintage festival at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and be transport back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight..

Tickets are £14.50 for adults and £12.00 for concessions but if we manage to get a group of 15 together then we may qualify for discounted rates. If you’re up for it, please email charlotte.teager@outlook.com with your name (even if you signed up on the sheet at the club) and if you are buying an adult or concession ticket. We’ll let you know how payment will work once we know how many people are coming. In terms of transport, there is a direct train from Bromley South to Chatham and a bus from Chatham station to the Chatham Historic Dockyard but I’m sure we can also arrange car sharing.

 

What’s on this Weekend and Soon

 

London Bridge City Summer Festival – Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 September

Join the festivities at the launch of “Summer by the River” along the south bank of the Thames, near London Bridge. The three-month programme of events kicks off with a night of music from Full Tilt Collective and vintage vocal trio, The London Belles. After a dance, tuck into food from Flat Iron Square vendors and sip on a cocktail from Look Mum No Hands. See website for more info.

KCPA Exhibition 2018

Now on at The Crypt Gallery, Church Street, Seaford and until Sunday 3 June

The London to Brighton Classic and Kit and Sports Car RunSunday 3 June – 8:15am – 11:15am

returns to Greenwich Park for the 2018 start location.

Over 400 vehicles will be starting from the park as they make their way on their annual visit to Brighton.

The London to Brighton Classic Car Run celebrates its 30th anniversary with vehicles from the pre-war era sharing the trip with classics from the 1950‘s to the 90’s. The kit and sports vehicles follow their own route to Brighton and this run is for modern day sports cars, replica cars and kit cars.

 

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival – Sunday 3 June – 10:00am – 6:00pm

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival provides an excellent opportunity to experience Chinese culture  and is the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

Throughout the day, the spectacular action out on the water will be provided by more than 40 competing club, corporate and amateur teams. Drama unfolds as novices do battle with some of the UK’s greatest paddlers, as well as the elements, to take home 6 cups.

On land, the event’s South East Asian food festival will represent the culinary tastes of each country in the region while entertainment including live music and martial arts displays will be provided on the East West Festival stage, showcasing new artists from the East and West, with traditional Chinese lion dancing proceeding the ‘dotting of the eyes ceremony’ to launch the event.

Royal Docks Adventure, Dockside Road, London E16 2QT

 

‘Windrush: Portrait of a Generation’Gallery@oxo , South Bank on now and until Sunday 10 June – free

This exhibition by award-winning photographer Jim Grover commemorates the 70th anniversary of the arrival of Caribbean migrants on the ship Empire Windrush. It’s a celebration of the British African-Caribbean community and a portrait of the UK as it embraced an increasingly multi-racial identity.

 

PAGB Sony Inter Federation Print and PDI Competition/Exhibition – Saturday 9 June – University of Greenwich, Medway Campus.

This year the KCPA are hosting the event and members can book their place via the KCPA website  here, tickets are only £10 and this includes a buffet lunch.  See attached poster for more details.                                                                                                                                                   

 

Open Gardens Squares Weekend – Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June

Take a peek behind the gates of London’s private gardens and discover hidden grassy gems during the Open Garden Squares Weekendwhich takes place across 27 London boroughs.

More than 200 London gardens, from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, are opened up to the public for one weekend every year. Venture into private gardens, roof gardens and community allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, museums, churches and universities. See website for more info.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 9 May 2018

What’s on at the Club

The Club is now into its summer break. I’ll still be sending Newsletters but not necessarily every week.

Next week (17 May) is our Awards Evening in the Great Hall at Bromley Central Library starting at 7:30pm where our Judge (Kirsty Ralfs) will be commenting on the images she chose. This will be followed by snacks and drinks.

 

Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 9 June

We plan to visit Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington. The reserve is an area of secluded chalk grassland and woodland, supporting many rare plants and insects, and the emphasis will be on close-up and macro photography. Details of timing and rendezvous point will follow.

 

Proposed Camera Club Outing – Salute the 40s Festival at Chatham Docks – 15 or 16 September

Camera Club outing to shoot these impressive wartime vintage displays. Widely held as the best vintage festival in the country Chatham Docks Salute the 40s festival provides photographic opportunities to shoot street parties, re-enactments, street photography, portraiture, candid moments, wartime equipment, dances, parades, automotive, militaria, urban landscape – every photographic opportunity imaginable! Do check out the YouTube links on the website to get a feel for this fantastic forties festival!

http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/salute-to-the-40s/

  Salute to the 40s – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

thedockyard.co.uk

Take part in our 1940’s family vintage festival at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and be transport back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight..

Taking place on 15 and 16 September you can email Jeff/Matt to reserve a place or find out more – please also indicate which day would be better the Saturday or Sunday or no preference.

 

Annual Exhibition

If you have unwanted bottles of booze or other gifts please donate them as raffle prizes for the Awards Evening on Thursday 17 May.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Beyond Divine Light

More than 50 prints from Clive Tanner will be on display. The exhibition is on now and until 25 May in the Crypt of Rochester Cathedral. It will be open from 09.30 until 16.00 each day except Sunday when it will be open from 12.00 until 16.00.

London On-Water at St Katharine Docks – Friday 11 to Saturday 12 May

Admire an array of spectacular boats with London On Water at St Katharine Docks. The two-day festival showcases everything from dinghies to luxurious sailing and motor yachts, and hosts a fabulous floating village and oyster bar. Plus, enjoy paddle-boarding demonstrations, live music and talks from experts in the industry.

 

Westminster Morris Men’s Day of Dance – Saturday 12 May – from 2:00pm

Watch traditional English Dancing as London hosts the Morris Men’s Day of Dance. Head to Trafalgar Square from 2:00pm for an afternoon of folk dancing by the Westminster Morris Men and other Morris teams from all over the country. Then, wander around Westminster to catch more dance displays around various landmarks and pubs.

 

Free guided walks around London this weekend 

Saturday 12 May

Urban Tree Trail

This walk looks at street trees and other kinds of green infrastructure in London, exploring the importance of trees and discussing the environmental, economic and social benefits they can deliver. The walk is aimed at anyone with an interest in trees and the natural environment.

Goodnight Mister Tom

This family focused walk, inspired by the much loved children’s book “Goodnight Mister Tom” by Michelle Magorian, tells the story of Willy Beech who is evacuated outside of London during World War II. The walk explores the City of London and hears what life was like for those who remained in the capital during the Blitz

A Sensory and Dementia Friendly Walk

All are welcome to join this gentle sensory stroll to learn more about the history, flora and fauna of Dulwich Park. You will learn more about how to support people living with dementia to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors. The walk is primarily aimed at people who have dementia and their carers, friends and family but everyone is welcome.

Sunday 13 May 2018

Behind Every Great City Suffragette City

Much of the Suffragettes’ fight for “Votes for Women,” took place in Central London. Discover where it all happened, as you walk through some of Westminster’s side streets and some famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Whitehall & the Houses of Parliament. Participants will meet the brave women who fought for the vote and the scheming politicians who tried to stop them.

From Prejudice to Pride

This walk takes us through the heart of London’s modern LGBTQ+ community in Soho following the history and struggles of ‘the love that dare not speak its name’ and the challenges individuals have faced to have their gender identity recognised. The walk will take a look at some raffish and bohemian bars and meeting places from the 1930s as you learn about the fight for equality.

Walthamstow Wetlands

Set to be Europe’s largest urban wetland, Walthamstow Wetlands is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It also forms part of the Lee Valley Special Protection Area. Walthamstow Wetlands provides a special home to many species. Here participants will enjoy some peace and quiet whilst getting close to nature, observe birds both resident and rare.

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival – Sunday 13 May 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Spend a fun family day out in London as the Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival returns to the garden of The Actor’s Church. Commemorate the anniversary of Samuel Pepys’ first recorded sighting of a Punch and Judy-style show in May 1662 with puppetry and traditional entertainment throughout the day. Professors from all over the country and abroad in the garden of St Paul’s Covent Garden, Bedford Street, WC2E 9ED.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 2 May 2018

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is the Summer Project Briefing. Come along and join a group to take photos on a particular theme during the summer break. The topic will be revealed during the evening.

Next week (17 May) is our Awards Evening in the Great Hall at Bromley Central Library starting at 7:30pm. This will be followed by snacks and drinks.

 

Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 9 June

We plan to visit Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington. The reserve is an area of secluded chalk grassland and woodland, supporting many rare plants and insects, and the emphasis will be on close-up and macro photography. Details of timing and rendezvous point will follow.

 

Proposed Camera Club Outing – Salute the 40s Festival at Chatham Docks – 15 or 16 September

Camera Club outing to shoot these impressive wartime vintage displays. Widely held as the best vintage festival in the country Chatham Docks Salute the 40s festival provides photographic opportunities to shoot street parties, re-enactments, street photography, portraiture, candid moments, wartime equipment, dances, parades, automotive, militaria, urban landscape – every photographic opportunity imaginable! Do check out the YouTube links on the website to get a feel for this fantastic forties festival!

http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/salute-to-the-40s/

  Salute to the 40s – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

thedockyard.co.uk

Take part in our 1940’s family vintage festival at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and be transport back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight..

Taking place on 15 and 16 September there is a sign up sheet at the club on the notice board or you can email Jeff/Matt to reserve a place or find out more – please also indicate which day would be better the Saturday or Sunday or no preference. Deposit will be £1 and final balance due on the day of £14.50 (£13.50 concessions). 

 

Annual Exhibition

If you have unwanted bottles of booze or other gifts please donate them as raffle prizes for the Awards Evening on Thursday 17 May.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Shape of Light now on at Tate Modern

Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and abstract art. Spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day, it brings to life the innovation of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction. 
Key photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, as well as major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff.

 

Alchemy Festival – South Bank – Friday 4 to Monday 7 May – 12 noon onwards

The largest UK festival of South Asian culture is back for its ninth year. See dance, music, theatre, visual art and comedy from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the UK. Dance to up-and-coming Asian DJs, listen to leading feminist South Asian authors explore age-old questions in a modern-day context, join a Bollywood dance workshop and feast on Pakistani, Afghani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Nepalese and Indian street food. Over 50 percent of the programme is free, so what are you waiting for? For a full programme of events see here

 

Opening of Temperate House at Kew Gardens – Saturday 5 May

Pay a visit to the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse as the Temperate House reopens at Kew Gardens after a five-year restoration project. Twice as big as Kew’s Palm House, the impressive structure features glossy staircases, spectacular water installations and some of the world’s most rare and threatened plants.

 

Eastbourne Photographic Society Exhibition – 5 May to 4 June 10:00-16:00 Daily

Admission Free at The Da Vinci Hotel, 10 Howard Square, Eastbourne

 

Westminster Morris Men, Day of DanceSaturday 5 May 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday 5 May, Westminster Morris Men and Morris Dance teams from across England will join the annual Day of Dance. This free event will see teams of Morris Men dancing in Westminster’s streets and Trafalgar Square all afternoon.

 

IWA Canalway Cavalcade – Little Venice – Saturday 5, Sunday 6 and Monday 7 May
London’s biggest, brightest and best waterways festival. This unique waterway boat gathering is organised by IWA volunteers, and has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. There will be activities for all the family with a boaters’ gathering, a pageant of boats, trade shows and stalls, live music, kids’ activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a wide variety of snacks and food. Admission is Free.

 

KCPA Print and PDI Exhibition – now on and until Sunday 6 May

KCPA Print and PDIs on display at Creek Creative, 1 Abbey Street. Faversham, Kent ME13 7BE – Tuesday 24 April – 6 May 10:00am – 4:00pm

 

Something Different- Filming and Photography of Inline skating race at Gravesend – Sunday 20 May

Stephen Ingall <stepheningall47@gmail.com> 07890 386 984 is part of a group organising a 6 hour skating race at Gravesend Cyclopark.
If you would be interested in doing some filming or photography please let him know (particularly filming). They would like to produce a video that would get across the excitement and fun of this event. They are also trying to arrange photography for the event. The event is organised by members of speed skating clubs and not on a commercial basis so this unpaid.
Here is a video of last year’s event. https://youtu.be/7ZTwKoi1hhw

  United Kingdom Endurance Challenge 6 Hour Race – 2018 Trailer

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United Kingdom Endurance Challenge – 6 Hour Race 2018 Event is on 20th May 2018, Gravesend Cyclopark, Kent Find out more at the Facebook event https://www.fa

Photos in the photos section of this Facebook page will give you more of an idea about event
https://www.facebook.com/pg/UK6hour/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1879795085679047
Facebook event for this years event. Racing starts at 11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/287316888341950

Photography Workshops at Hucking – 13 May, 10 June, 20 October10am-4pm Hucking Estate, ME17 1QT

Learn techniques to capture great nature shots on this full day course, led by a forest photography expert. Suitable for beginners and those who want to brush up on their photography skills. All types of camera welcome. £40 per session.  Booking essential – find out more and book at woodlandtrust.org.uk/events

The Woodland Trust is a charity registered in England, Wales and Scotland. A non-profit making company limited by guarantee.

 

Peter Hearson

We now have some more details. There will be a cremation at Beckenham Crematorium at 12:30pm on Wednesday 9 May then afterwards a ceremony for him at Orpington Methodist Church at 14:15pm.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 25 April

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is a talk Phase One – Medium Format and RAW Processing.

Next week (3 May) is the Summer Project Briefing 

 

Camera Club Coach Outing to Brighton – Saturday 28 April

If you haven’t already done so can those of you going on the outing please let Steve Jones have the balance of the money (£20 per person) tomorrow. We will be meeting at the latest by 8:45am at St. Marks Place, Masons Hill (which is a side turning 200m south of Bromley South Station).

 

Proposed Camera Club Outing – Salute the 40s Festival at Chatham Docks – 15 or 16 September

Camera Club outing to shoot these impressive wartime vintage displays. Widely held as the best vintage festival in the country Chatham Docks Salute the 40s festival provides photographic opportunities to shoot street parties, re-enactments, street photography, portraiture, candid moments, wartime equipment, dances, parades, automotive, militaria, urban landscape – every photographic opportunity imaginable! Do check out the YouTube links on the website to get a feel for this fantastic forties festival!

http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/salute-to-the-40s/

  Salute to the 40s – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

thedockyard.co.uk

Take part in our 1940’s family vintage festival at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and be transport back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight..

Taking place on 15 and 16 September there is a sign up sheet at the club on the notice board or you can email Jeff/Matt to reserve a place or find out more – please also indicate which day would be better the Saturday or Sunday or no preference. Deposit will be £1 and final balance due on the day of £14.50 (£13.50 concessions).

 

Annual Exhibition

Would those of you who won cups or plaques at 2017 Annual Exhibition please bring them into the Club, the cups all nicely polished and shiny please. If you received a box for your cup please bring the cup in the box.

If you have unwanted bottles of booze or other gifts please donate them as raffle prizes for the Awards Evening on Thursday 17 May.

 

Congratulations

To Steve Jones whose panel on Auschwitz was judged the winning panel by Paul Adams. Steve’s other panel was the runner-up.

 

Whats on this weekend and soon

Vaisakhi Festival – Trafalgar Square – Saturday 28 April

Celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, as Trafalgar Square is filled with music and live performances. Try some traditional food from the stalls in the square, and get involved in family activities and fun workshops (turban-tying included).

 

Elsbeth Juda: Grit and Glamour on now and until 1 July at Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House,129-131 Albert Street NW1 7NB – Free

Elsbeth Juda was a Jewish émigré who brought a new modernist artistic vision to Britain from Germany. Although a trailblazing female photographer, Juda’s artistic contribution is largely unrecognised today.

This exhibition showcases a selection of her output for The Ambassador magazine, featuring glamorous commercial shots and portraits of some of the best know faces in British art and design. Subjects range from Britain’s first supermodel and the Sadler’s Wells Ballet to the likes of Winston Churchill and Henry Moore.

 

Peter Hearson

We now have some more details. There will be a cremation at Beckenham Crematorium at 12:30pm on Wednesday 9 May then afterwards a ceremony for him at Orpington Methodist Church at 14:15pm.

 

PAGB e-News No. 205

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 11 April 2018

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is our Panel competition to be judged by Paul Adams. You are free to enter more than one panel on the topic of Urban Spaces and you can put more than one photo on the mount.

Next week (19 April) is a Members Evening where Betty will be showing her photos from Santorini and the Isle of Harris and Greg will give a talk on Audio Visual.

 

Camera Club Coach Outing to Brighton – Saturday 28 April

Can those of you going on the outing please let Steve Jones have the balance of the money (£20 per person) as soon as possible.

 

Annual Exhibition

Could those of you who won cups or plaques at 2017 Annual Exhibition please bring them into the Club, the cups all nicely polished and shiny please. If you received a box for your cup please bring the cup in the box.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Concrete Dreams – Southbank Centre – on now and until Sunday 29 April

If big brutalist buildings float your architectural boat, you’ll love this programme of events looking at the legacy of the concrete constructions cemented into history back in the 1960s. The focus is the Southbank Centre and the cultural ecosystem these slabs of grey support. Visitors can go on a behind the scenes tour of the venues, check out the archives and hit up a Concrete Late, which will have you bopping to brutalism-inspired tunes until the small hours. Prices vary – more info at https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/127136-concrete-dreams-exhibition-2018

 

Monet and Architecture – National Gallery, Trafalgar Square – on now and until 28 July

Look beyond the waterlilies and see the architecture of London, Venice and Paris through the eyes of Claude Monet. The collection of 70 paintings includes his Rouen Cathedral series, which are sometimes referred to as ‘the climax of Impressionism’. 

 

Lambeth Palace Garden Open Day – Friday 13 April – 12 noon – £5 entry

Ditch the city for an afternoon wander around these gorgeous gardens, which have been cultivated since the twelfth century. Bring your friends (of the furry variety if you like) and join in with a dinosaur egg hunt. Refreshments will be provided and as it’s only open once a month, you can be sure everything will be in tip-top shape. Money raised today is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which accommodates families with sick children in hospital.

Games Character Parade – Saturday 14 April

Spot mascots of your favourite gaming characters at the Games Character Parade. Follow hundreds of characters as they head through the streets of the City, from Guildhall Yard to St Paul’s Cathedral, and Cheapside. The parade is part of the London Games Festival, a citywide celebration of video gaming. See website for route.

 

SLF Finals Day – Saturday 21st April

This will be held at St. John’s Church, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham BR3 3JN. Doors open at 1:00pm for the exhibition and the main event starts at 2:00pm. Tickets cost £5 (available on the door). The judges are Don Morley, David Eastley LRPS and Jay Charnock FRPS and they will be judging the inter-club finals, certificate winners and open competitions.

Feast of St George – Saturday 21 April – Trafalgar Square

Join the Mayor of London and party on down in Trafalgar Square in honour of St George. Look out for live cookery demos, an English farmer’s market and banqueting area, family games, brass bands, a medieval jousting tiltyard and plenty more silliness. 

The London Marathon – Sunday 22 April

With its cheering crowds and fancy dress fundraisers, the London Marathon is our very own world-famous running race. Covering 26.2 miles and shutting down roads left, right and centre, it takes over the entire city.

 

And if you like to have a flutter, the Grand National is being run this coming Saturday.  Good luck.

 

Peter Hearson

We now have some details, which were passed to us by his local vicar. There will be a ceremony for him at Orpington Methodist Church on Wednesday 9 May at 14.15pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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