Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Thursday 27 July 2017

What’s on soon

Tours of a Tall Sailing Ship – Saturday 29 July -10:00am – 4:00pm – Thames Quay, West India Dock, Canary Wharf E14 9SG

The Peruvian Navy’s training ship, B.A.P. Union will be in London for a few days, and there will be a chance to go on board for a look around. Due to its features and dimensions, it has been considered (as of the date it was commissioned) the largest sail vessel in Latin America.

Cost: Free – no need to book tickets just turn up.

 

Old Coulsdon Annual Exhibition – Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July

Old Coulsdon are holding their Annual Exhibition at Cameron Hall, Congregational Church, Old Coulsdon CR5 1EH on the weekend of Saturday 29 (11-5pm) and Sunday 30 July (11-4pm). Entry is free, browse around and vote for your favourite photo. Refreshments available and parking in street close by.

 

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours – Thursday 27 to Monday 31 July – 12:00 noon – 4:00pm

The famous painted ceiling in Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College is currently undergoing restoration, giving workers, and visitors a rare chance to get up close to the paintings. Painted between 1707 and 1726, the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College hides many surprises. Take a ceiling tour via a special observation deck and discover the painting’s mysteries as they are revealed for the first time in half a century. Cost: £10.

 

Parks: Our Shared Heritage – Thursday 27 to Monday 31 July – 10:00am to 5:00pm – Free

Mall Galleries, St. James’s SW1

Today, London’s parks host festivals, provide perfect picnic spots and are a calm oasis away from the city streets. A few hundred years ago, however, most of us wouldn’t have been able to step foot on the grassy expanses. ‘Parks: Our Shared Heritage’ explores how these areas have transformed from monarchical deer hunting grounds into the public parks we know and love today. In the first exhibition dedicated to this rich history, see rare artefacts, oil paintings, photographs, and historical documents spanning three centuries.

 

Lambeth Palace Gardens Opening – Friday 4 August  – 12:00 noon – 3:00pm

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is once again opening the garden of Lambeth Palace to visitors on a regular monthly basis. Until recently, members of the public have only been able to visit the 11-acre garden on special occasions during the year, or during pre-booked guided tours.

This year it will be open on the first Friday afternoon each month for anyone who wishes to visit.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available to purchase, together with plants from the garden, Lambeth Palace honey and souvenirs.

There is plenty of interest all-year-round, from masses of spring bulbs and blossoms, through to summer tranquillity and lovely autumn colours. Visitors can also see Cardinal Pole’s historic white-fleshed fig tree, first planted on the site in 1556. Cost: £5 to go to a chosen charity

 

Photography evenings at St Paul’s Cathedral – Thursday 27 July then August 10, 17 and 24 August, followed by the Bank Holiday weekend of 25, 28 and 31 August.

Ordinarily, visitors to St Paul’s Cathedral during the day are not supposed to take photos, but for seven evenings, the Cathedral is opening its doors to photographers. The relaxation of the photography ban is part of a series of late openings for the summer months. Throughout the evenings, drinks and light food will be available in the crypt cafe and the Cathedral shop will be open, offering a range of gifts and mementos.

Note though that tickets give access to the Cathedral floor and crypt. The Dome galleries will not be open.

Tickets cost £10 and can be booked here

 

NOT The Royal Academy, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery 124-126 The Cut, Waterloo SE1 8LN – until 19 August.
Over 12,000 paintings are submitted each year to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (running now until 20 August). Only 800 pictures finally make it onto the walls, so what happens to the paintings that are not accepted? Inspired by the original Salon des Refusés held in Paris in the 19th century and celebrating its 27th year, NOT The Royal Academy at Llewellyn Alexander Gallery is a feature of London’s summer art scene. All paintings are for sale and may be taken immediately, creating space for another to be displayed, resulting in an ever-changing exhibition. nottheroyalacademy.com.

 

Festival of Flight Airshow Flying Display – Biggin Hill – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August

Tickets will be limited to 15,000 per day and only available for purchase as E-tickets via www.lbhacommunity.co.uk/tickets. Tickets will not be sold on the day at the venue

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 5 July 2017

What’s on soon

 

Lambeth Palace Gardens Opening – Friday 7 July  – 12:00 noon – 3:00pm

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is once again opening the garden of Lambeth Palace to visitors on a regular monthly basis. Until recently, members of the public have only been able to visit the 11-acre garden on special occasions during the year, or during pre-booked guided tours.

This year it will be open on the first Friday afternoon each month for anyone who wishes to visit.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available to purchase, together with plants from the garden, Lambeth Palace honey and souvenirs.

There is plenty of interest all-year-round, from masses of spring bulbs and blossoms, through to summer tranquillity and lovely autumn colours. Visitors can also see Cardinal Pole’s historic white-fleshed fig tree, first planted on the site in 1556. Cost: £5 to go to a chosen charity

 

Kent County Show (Detling, Maidstone, ME14 3JF) – Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July

Open from 8:00am to 6:00pm every day, the Show is a wonderful day out with plenty of displays, entertainment and local food.  With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions, activities and displays.

 

Pride in London Parade – Saturday 8 July – Trafalgar Square at 1:00pm

London’s getting its annual helping of rainbow flags, fun-loving crowds, and LGBT+ spirit with the Pride in London Parade. This year’s a bit special, because it’s 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in the UK. With so much to celebrate, the parade should be bigger, bolder, and brighter than ever. In a much-needed response to recent events, the theme is ‘Love Happens Here’. 

 

A Summer Fete at Westminster Abbey – Saturday 8 July – 11:00am – 3:30pm

A traditional Summer Fete in Dean’s Yard at Westminster Abbey. Free entry.

Events include: BBQ food, Birds of Prey display, Morris Men, stalls galore, etc. etc. Welcome by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall at 11:30 am. Followed by Evensong at 5:00 pm.

 

National Gardens Scheme: Open Day – Sunday 9 July – 10:00am – 5:00pm at Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH.
Explore their beautiful gardens with the Head Gardener, Sue Harris.  Sue will guide you through the gardens. Tours at 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Booking is essential. Please call on 01843 842168 to book your place or to buy tickets for this event for more info visit www.powell-cotton-shop.co.uk. Adults – £4, Concessions – £3 (all proceeds will be donated to NGS)

 

Lambeth Country Show (Brockwell Park, SE24 0PA) – Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July – 12:00 noon – 8:00pm – Free

Now in its 43rd year, the show has all the attractions of a traditional country fair. You can expect all the attractions of a traditional country show plus much more. Horticultural shows, sheep dog and owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, numerous craft and food stalls and a very own on site farm will be there for all to enjoy. All this will be on offer and more with a distinctively urban south London vibe.

Music always plays a big part to the show too featuring a mix of dub, afro-beat, disco, folk, ska and soul. Sunday will welcome back Roots Reggae Day to the Main Stage and the Village Green stage will showcase an eclectic mix of local talent playing acoustic folk, soul and pop, along with steel orchestras and samba bands.

 

Cherry Fair – Sunday 16 July – 10:00am to 4:00pm at Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, ME13 8XZ

The National Fruit Collection preserves over 325 different varieties offering the chance to explore the history of cherries along with the rare and unusual varieties. Cherry Fair will feature a display of cherries from the collections and the chance to try and buy a selection of tasty varieties. You won’t find many of these varieties anywhere else! Don’t miss the unique opportunity to discover varieties lost to history and learn how cherries have become one of Britain’s favourite fruits through the ages. More info on their website.

 

Somerset House Summer Series Gigs

On throughout July – see their website for more details. Good for the Summer Project.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Thursday 15 June 2017

What’s on soon

Maynards Bassetts Sweet Art Gallery(70 Berwick Street) – Friday 16 at 12 noon and Saturday 17 June at 11:00am. If you’re after a treat for the eyes, look no further than Maynards Bassetts’ pop-up Sweet Art Gallery, which is transforming gummy snacks into artistic masterpieces, including a re-imagined portrait of the Mona Lisa made from Liquorice Allsorts and a Jelly Baby installation. Plus, you’ll be able to get in touch with your sweet side by creating your own tasty works of art and get to delve through a floor to ceiling pick ‘n’ mix stand. You will need to go into their website to reserve your free place.

 

Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Birthday Parade – Saturday 17 June – events begin around 10:00am and the RAF fly-past takes place at 1:00pm.

Experience a traditional ceremony full of military pomp and pageantry, with Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade. Marking the Queen’s official birthday, this annual event features hundreds of officers, horses and musicians from the Household Division in ceremonial uniform. 

The Queen herself attends the ceremony. She is first escorted in a carriage from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade. There, she carries out an inspection of her troops, before leading her Guards in a parade back down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Once at the Palace, the Queen takes the salute, and guns are fired in Green Park and at the Tower of London. Finally she joins other members of the Royal Family on the Palace balcony to watch the Royal Air Force fly-past.

 

Kings Cross Canal Festival – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June – 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Come along to this canalside regatta on the Regent’s Canal towpath.

Expect a mixture of barges along the towpath, transporting you back to a time when there was no term for “road rage”. There will be performances, river tours, activities, vintage fashion, food and more.

Circumference circus will be taking over Gasholder Park with circus workshops and pop-up performances. And watch out for walkabout street shows on the canalside steps. The canal festival is free, no need to book.

 

Open Garden Squares Weekend – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June

Secret gardens? Not any more. Wander through 230 green spaces that are normally closed to the public at this annual event. The grass really is greener on the other side.

Time Out has an offer – must be ordered before 16/06/2017 23:59:00

2-for-1 tickets for this weekend of exploring the hidden gardens of London. Was £26.00 save 50% now £13.00

 

Out of Order, the Olivier Award-winning comedy returns to the stage in a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney. There is a special offer of £20 per ticket which includes the booking fee of £2.50 for top Band A seats for Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 June 7:30pm and 2:30pm matinee on Thursday 22 June. Normal price £34.50, which gives you a massive saving of £14.50 per ticket!

To take advantage of this offer, please telephone:  020 3285 6000 or pop into the Churchill’s Box Office and quote council20 or book online  at www.churchilltheatre.co.uk using this same promotional code.

 

Open Day at The Holme – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June – 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Fairly rare chance to go inside a private garden within Regents Park (Inner Circle, NW1 4NT). 4 acre garden filled with interesting and unusual plants. Sweeping lakeside lawns intersected by islands of herbaceous beds. Extensive rock garden with waterfall, stream and pool. Formal flower garden with unusual annual and half hardy plants, sunken lawn, fountain pool and arbour.

Cost: £5.

 

Picture This: The Music Photography of Sheila Rock – on now at Barbican Centre and until Tuesday 4 July

Legendary music photographer Sheila Rock has photographed many leading artists from the entertainment world, in both the classical and popular music fields. This free exhibition showcases a selection of her work from Barenboim to U2 and from Rattle to Siouxsie Sioux.

London based since 1970, she was first introduced to the world of music photography through her ex-husband, Mick Rock, also a well-known rock photographer; and she accompanied David Bowie on his American tour during his Ziggy Stardust period. A highly influential photographer during the punk and post punk scene, she later became a dominant force in shaping the look of creative magazines such as The Face.

Free

 

News Shopper Camera Club

The aim of the Club is to create a social space for budding amateur snappers, while at the same time getting your images online and into print. To join simply head over to their facebook page, “The News Shopper Camera Club” and click the join button. They will also be running monthly competitions where the winner will receive £50.00.

 

And Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Thursday 1 June 2017

What’s on Clubwise.

The public vote at the Annual Exhibition resulted in a 3-way tie for the most popular image. 

Congratulations to

Peter Salmon and his Awesome Orchid – 4 votes

Czech Conroy and his Rose Sawfly Larvae – 4 votes

and Steve Jones’ Three Against One – 4 votes.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Geffrye Museum Almshouse Tours – Saturday 3 June –11:00am – 3:00pm

136 Kingsland Road, London, London E2 8EA – Cost: £4

Visit one of the Geffrye’s 18th-century almshouses, which has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. 

Timed entries are at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. No need to book just turn up on the day.

 

Open Weekend at Wandsworth Prison Museum – Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June – 10:00am – 5:00pm (Closed each day for lunch 1-2pm) – Free

The museum has re-opened in a brand new building.

New displays cover the prison’s 166-year history, telling the story of residents including Oscar Wilde, Ronnie Biggs, the Acid Bath Murderer, conscientious objectors, spies and traitors.

 

Flotilla of Hot Air Balloons over London  (Victoria Dock) – Sunday 4, Sunday 11, Sunday 18 or Sunday 25 June – 5:00am – 8:00am

The Lord Mayor’s personal hot air balloon, accompanied by up to 50 others is set to stage an early morning lift-off from London City Airport. The lift off will be early in the morning, on one of four June Sunday mornings – if weather permits. You won’t see much from City Airport itself as the buildings are in the way, so the best views will probably be from the other side of the docks, either around Royal Albert or a bit further to the east at Cyprus DLR stations.

 

 London Bridge City Summer Festival 2017 Highlights

Get involved in a jam-packed programme of events, which takes place across three locations between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

Sit down for a film screening under the stars. Cheer on your favourite teams with live sports broadcasts. Bring the family together for workshops and shows. Enjoy a taste of Mexico from Taco Revolution at the London Riviera. Plus, enjoy fun fitness events, quizzes, live music and much more.

Events take place at the outdoor amphitheatre The Scoop, with the river as backdrop at The Pier and in the architectural gem that is Hay’s Galleria.

Watch this summer’s biggest sports fixtures on big screens, including WimbledonTour de France and ICC Champions cricket1 June-23 July

Learn the tricks of the circus trade at fun family workshops hosted by Albert & Friends Instant Circus

3 June

Grab a bag of popcorn and settle down to movie favourites including AvatarBill & Ted’s Excellent AdventureCool Runnings and Finding Nemo13 June-25 July

Don your spandex and stretch to the sounds of disco favourites from the likes of Diana Ross, Chic and The Jackson Five at Disco Yoga17 June.

 

St. Christopher’s Food Festival, Wild West Fair and Dog Show at Green Street Green. Three great events in one! – Saturday 10 June – 11:00am to 4:00pm

This event will feature a wonderful array of street and artisan foods for sale, fun-filled western-style entertainment and, an ever-popular dog show.

There will be western-themed games such as a rodeo bull, ‘tin-can alley’ and ‘cactus’ hoopla. There will also be a bouncy castle assault course, pony rides, and entertainment in the central arena all day, including Lindy Hop dancing and a magic show.

Register on the day to parade your perfect pooch in the Dog Show from 3pm!

Last year a record number of over 5,000 people enjoyed the Wild West themed fun and the fantastic food on offer.

 

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival – Monday 12 to Sunday 18 June all around the Crystal Palace area. 90% of the events during this family friendly arts and culture festival are FREE; including the big park event now in Crystal Palace Park on 17 June with 10,000 festival revellers expected.

Highlights of the 2017 programme include:

–       A favourite band of the 90s, 00s and now, Morcheeba headline the main stage on 17 June – don’t miss the dulcet tones of Skye Edwards. It’s all part of the process!

–       Lemn Sissay, the official poet for the London Olympics, headlines the Spoken Word & Comedy Tent on 17 June

–       Kianja, a finalist in the Mayor’s GIGs competition and guest artist with the Jazz Warriors, headlines the Youth Takeover Stage on 17 June

–       Dr Alex Paterson of The Orb presents Kompact Sounds and Balearic Beats with Nancy Noise and DJ Dadaist on 16 June

–       Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas, from  the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony creative team, perform and invite you to throwdown (dance) on 17 June in the park

–       Sian Evans (Kosheen) and long-term writing partner Ron McElroy (DJ Fresh) perform new work and their substantial back catalogue on 17 June.

There’s tons more to see and do with events all week from 12 – 18 June including; live music, theatre, visual arts and crafts, spoken word, comedy, storytelling, community activities, sports, amazing food and drink, vintage shopping plus much much more! Free entry for all on 17 June – see the full programme at crystalpalacefestival.org

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 17 May 2017

What’s on Clubwise.

Our Annual Exhibition is now up and running and our images will be on show until Friday 26 May. Tomorrow is our Awards evening at the Central Library (4th floor – 7:15pm for 7:30pm). The Mayor of Bromley will be presenting the awards and Andy Smith, our Judge, will be commenting on his selected images. The evening will end with drinks and nibbles. Why not come along and bring your friends and family with you.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Landscape Photography Workshop – Saturday 20 May – 9:30am to 4:30pm

David Jenner will be leading this workshop to Pinetum in Goudhurst. The cost is £75 per person plus entrance fee of £12 if you are not a member of Bedgebury. The event will start at 9.30am with photography in the Pinetum and after a sandwich lunch, which will be provided, the afternoon will be spent looking at how to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to process the images. Participants should have their own DSLR, or bridge camera and a tripod. More info at david@davidjenner.co.uk

 

Museums at Night – May 2017 – 17 to 21 May – Some events and admissions are free, while others require advance booking or a paid-for ticket. Check the Museums at Night website for details.
Explore art, history and heritage after dark with Museums at Night events across more than 30 venues in London. Every year in May and October, major museums, heritage sites and historic properties, as well as smaller cultural venues open their doors for the biannual nationwide festival. Discover new exhibitions, take torchlit tours, enjoy live music in historic surroundings, and engage in a range of free and ticketed night-time activities.

 

BMW London Symphony Orchestra Open Air Classics at Trafalgar Square – Sunday 21 May

Enjoy an evening of free music during BMW London Symphony Orchestra Open Air Classics, with Valery Gergiev conducting the LSO as they perform an all Rachmaninov programme of music in Trafalgar Square. Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the LSO on the piano, playing Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and more. Large screens and state-of-the-art sound technology allows everyone to experience the performance close-up.

 

The Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, the PCCGB are organising a Photographic Collectors and Users Fair that will take place on Sunday 21 May at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2B, open 10am-4.00pm. They will have 100+ stalls selling second-hand user and collectable cameras, images, books, consumables etc.  It is not a trade show for new equipment.  Further details of the PCCGB and the event are available at  www.pccgb.net 

 

Lots of Photography Exhibitions 

Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England at the Bank of England Museum on now and until 30 June – Free

Images from the Bank of England’s own photography collection, which spans the entire history of the medium, go on display alongside artworks and artefacts in this free exhibition. Explore the history of the bank – from its building to its staff and social activity since the Victorian era – through these rarely-seen photographs and objects, while tracing the history of photography itself.

 

Edmund Clark: War of Terror at the Imperial War Museum London on now and until 28 August – Free

Through photography, videos, graphic visualisations and documents, artist-photographer Edmund Clark reveals hidden stories of controversial methods taken by states to protect their citizens against terrorism. Focusing on the experiences of UK citizens and residents, the exhibition raises questions about human rights, security, secrecy and legality when individuals are suspected but not convicted of terrorist activities.

See inside the US military detention facilities of Guantanamo Bay, and its methods of control and interrogation. Read letters censored by the military that were sent to Omar Deghayes while at Guantanamo. Glimpse into the house of a man living in the UK under a Home Office control order. And explore the processes used to detain and transfer people suspected of terrorism without legal procedures.

 

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal Observatory Greenwich on now and until 28 June – Free

Witness the night sky as you have never seen it before. This annual competition, which is now in its eighth year, sees talented photographers submit breath-taking shots of the skies, planets, space and stars in an effort to win the prestigious award. The goal of the enterprise is simple – to capture the most spectacular and beautiful visions of the cosmos possible. See the 2016 winning entries alongside notable runners-up across the competition’s nine main categories including aurorae, skyscapes, people and space, our sun, our moon, galaxies, stars and nebulae, plus planets, comets and asteroids.

 

Photo London at Somerset House from 18 to 21 May – see website for prices.

Experience the best contemporary photography from across the globe, as 87 galleries from 17 different countries come together for this exhibition. Leading institutions and emerging galleries from Paris, New York, Berlin and Hong Kong are joined by London’s own in exhibiting work from some of today’s most exciting photography talents, including Taryn Simon, Isaac Julien, Mat Collishaw, William Klein and Juergen Teller.

Explore the fair’s world-class exhibitors and public exhibitions, presenting gems from the past and future directions of photography.

 

Natural History Museum‘s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on now and until 28 September – see website for prices

Witness an array of stunning images of the natural world at this exhibition. Challenge the way you think about the natural world with the exhibition’s beautiful landscape shots and atmospheric portraits of curious animals and natural phenomena. Now in its 52nd year, the ever-popular exhibition showcases some of the best photographic work to be found around the world. The 100 pictures on display, shortlisted from almost 50,000 competing entries, embody all the best elements of photojournalism, with beautiful framing, lighting and compositions.
Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017 at the Tate Modern on now and until 11 June – see website for prices

Explore the challenging social and political contexts behind the latest exhibition by the German fine-art photographer. From striking portraits to abstract images, Tillmans’ experiments with the creative possibilities opened up by digital photography in his first ever Tate Modern exhibition. Experience sculptural and immersive artworks alongside Tillmans’ photographs, including video projections, sound installations and accompanying curatorial projects.

 

ABC Photography at The V&A Museum Of Childhood on now and until 4 June – Free
A selection of critically acclaimed photographers explore new notions of the age-old teaching tool for children, the alphabet book featuring works by Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alec Soth, Peter Lindbergh and Sebastiao Salgado.

 

Alchemy: My Granddad’s Car at Southbank Centre – 19 to 29 May – Free
A collaborative project between the two artists exploring individual and shared heritages through their relationship as friends and artists, where the two vehicles become a tribute to both our ancestry and the melting pot of British society, where they were raised and live.
 

KCPA Print and PDI 2017 Exhibition – 22 to 28 May 

The exhibition has now moved to The Crypt Gallery, Seaford, Sussex.

Congratulations to Czech Conroy, Steve Jones and Paul Lehane who all had images selected.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 26 April 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Gill Peachey will be presenting her “Gardens and Wildlife”.

Next week (4 May) is the last Club meeting at the USC where we will be told about the subject for the Summer Project. This is a very social way of keeping in touch during the summer in teams taking photos of the selected topic.

 

Annual Exhibition at Bromley Central Library will run from Monday 15 to Friday 26 May and the Awards Evening will be at the Library (4th floor) on Thursday 18 May at 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

Congratulations to all those who were awarded cups, plaques and were highly commended.

We need stewards for the Exhibition and raffle prizes for the Awards Evening so please bring along any suitable prizes you may have and fill in a slot or two on the Stewards’ Roster. 

Here is our Annual Exhibition Flyer 2017; hard copies will be available at tomorrow’s meeting. If you can advertise the exhibition anywhere please do.

 

Last Week’s Annual Competition against Bexleyheath.

Although we beat Bexleyheath in the Mono Print section, they won both the Colour and PDI sections, making them triumphant. We must try harder next year!

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Selsdon Camera Club – Friday 28 April

Roger Hance FRPS is giving a talk on how to construct panels of prints, whether for club competitions, exhibition or maybe when going for distinctions for the RPS. It shows the thought process in how to construct a panel, which can actually range between as few as three prints up to as many as twenty if needed.

Selsdon Camera Club meets at The Methodist Halls, 102 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9EE, 

7:30pm for 7:45pm. No need to book – just go along. Tickets costing £5 can be purchased at the door.

 

Wild Weekend at Woodberry Wetlands – Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April

The Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve is challenging Londoners to dig out their wellies and get to know the urban wilderness with a free weekend of wildlife workshops, debates, a live music stage and guided walks. Have an evening surrounded by wild flowers and dragonflies, less than 15 minutes from the Manor House tube.  More details on website, address: Lordship Road, New River Path, Stoke Newington N16 5HQ.

 

IWA Canalway Cavalcade – Maida Vale – Saturday 29, Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May10:00am – 6:00pm

Head to Little Venice over Bank Holiday weekend for the yearly IWA Canalway Cavalcade, activities will include: a pageant of boats, trade shows, stalls, live music, kids activities, competitions, Morris dancers and a real ale bar. On Sunday 9:00pm – 10:30pm for the procession of illuminated boats. Free.

 

Rochester Sweeps Festival – Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May

Medway’s annual Sweeps Festival recreates the joy and laughter enjoyed by the chimney sweeps; the one time of the year the sweeps could leave the soot behind and have some fun. Their fun included the Jack-in-the-Green ceremony, a seven-foot character that they used to waken at dawn on Blue Bell Hill, Chatham. The Jack-in-the-Green would walk with the chimney sweeps in their parade.

 

The Deptford Jack Parade – Monday 1 May

Annual event where a tall plant covered man is paraded around Deptford and Greenwich.

The Fowlers Troop Jack in the Green was revived by members of Blackheath Morris Men and friends in the early 1980s. It is a revival of a Jack in the Green from about 1906, which was taken out around Deptford, South East London on May Day by the original Fowlers Troop.

The route will be marked by stops at pubs, starting at the Dog and Bell, Prince Street around midday.

 

Hever Castle and Gardens – First Tulip Celebration on now

Around 7,000 tulips will be standing to colourful attention at Hever Castle and Gardens’ first Tulip Celebration. It has been a labour of love for the 11-strong gardening team, who look after 60 varieties planted along the Pergola Walk, Pompeiian Wall, Tudor Garden and Italian Garden.

Due to the unusually mild weather, the flowers have bloomed early, but should last for several weeks. Visitors will be able to collect a leaflet from the Information Centre for a self-guided tulip trail through the grounds until Sunday, May 7.

 

Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens

Often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.

Visitors to the gardens in late April and early May will be captivated by the spectacular displays of bluebells, which can be seen in the gardens and woodland.  The seating on the circular bluebell walk offers visitors a quiet time to reflect and enjoy the intense carpet of blue.  The recently restored Ice House can also be discovered on the bluebell walk. 

 

KCPA Print and PDI 2017 Exhibition

The exhibition will start at Creek Creative, Faversham, Kent (Tuesday 25 April – Sunday 7 May), and then go onto The Crypt Gallery, Seaford, Sussex (22nd – 28th May).

Congratulations to Czech Conroy, Steve Jones and Paul Lehane who all had images selected.

 

SLF Finals Day – Saturday 6 May

Will be held at St. John’s Church Hall, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham BR3 3JN. Tickets cost £5. The judges this year are: Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB, Colin Westgate FRPS MFIAP APAGB and Chris Shore FRPS EFIAP MPAGB BPE5*

 

Motors by the Moat at Leeds Castle – Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May

The perfect weekend for anyone with a passion for cars. Get up close to hundreds of vintage, high performance and classic cars from around the world. The cars will be displayed on the Castle lawns with plenty of other entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Hastings People – Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May – 9:30am to 4:30pm

An exhibition by Ann Chown and Richard Tickner entitled “From The Stade and the Promenade” at Stade Hall, The Stade, Hastings.

 

The KCPA are holding an APM event – Sunday 14 May – 9:30am to 4:00pm

at Ditton Village Hall, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton. Details of how to apply to come along as an observer or as a participant for advice on your images can be found here.

 

Voyages at The Science Museum – Media Space gallery on now and until 25 June

Their collection of historical ship models has been dramatically reimagined for a new exhibition by internationally acclaimed fine art photographers Anderson & Low. Voyages represents a surprising reinterpretation of a much-loved collection charting the development of maritime history. Looking at these models through the protective sheeting that covers them has had a radical effect on both scale and context. This new series of photographs by Anderson & Low represents an intersection between art and science and gives new life to a valued part of the UK’s national collection. Free.

 

No Newsletter for a couple of weeks, but I look forward to seeing you all at the Awards Evening on 18 May.

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Thursday 20 April 2017

What’s on at the Club tonight

Tonight will be our annual competition against Bexleyheath.

Next week (27 April) Gill Peachey will be presenting her “Gardens and Wildlife”.

 

Club Outing – Saturday 22 April

Just a reminder that we are meeting at St. Marks Place, Bromley South at 8:30am.

 

Annual Exhibition

If you still have cups or plaques please bring them in to the club tomorrow or alternatively please drop them in to Jeff King’s house (24 Stone Road, Bromley BR2 9AU). Polished and in their boxes would be a bonus for Jeff.

The Annual Exhibition at Bromley Central Library will run from Monday 15 to Friday 26 May and the Awards Evening will be at the Library (4th floor) on Thursday 18 May at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. We need stewards for the Exhibition and raffle prizes for the Awards Evening so please bring along any suitable prizes you may have and fill in a slot or two on the Stewards’ Roster. 

 

Larter Cup

This was a three-way competition held on Tuesday 11 April between Beckenham, West Wickham and Bromley for prints and PDIs judged by Ian Brash. Bromley beat West Wickham in the prints, they beat us in the PDIs by one point but Beckenham beat both Bromley and West Wickham making them the winners.

 

Panel Competition

This was judged by David Wood, who selected his favourite five panels from which he chose the panel by Steve Jones entitled “Fruit Slices” as the winner.  Congratulations Steve, see Fruit Slices for the winning panel.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Spectrum Photo Art’s Exhibition Friday 21 April to Sunday 21 May from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily at Stables Gallery, Hall Place in Bexley

Everyone is welcome to come and meet all the Spectrum members on Wednesday 26 April from 12 noon till 2:00pm. They also expect at least one member to be present at key times at weekends. Entrance is free to the Stables Gallery, the adjacent café and to Hall Place Gardens, which are very attractive at this time of year. Car parking is also free.

 

Sony World Photography Awards – Friday 21 April to Sunday 7 May – Somerset House

The leading photography competition returns to Somerset House to showcase the winning and shortlisted images selected from a staggering number of entries. You’ll see images by professionals and amateurs across a number of categories. Plus, there’ll be an exhibition of work by the legendary Martin Parr, who’s bagged this year’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Photography’ gong.

Also at Somerset House

To mark Earth Day, there is an installation by artist John Gerrard in Somerset House’s courtyard: a massive screen showing a computer-generated flag made from black smoke on an oil field in Texas.

 

Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square – Saturday 22 April

Celebrate England’s national day as Trafalgar Square is filled with free entertainment and exciting events. Join in St George’s Day commemorations in the fully decorated square, and tuck into some traditional English delicacies at the food market’s stalls. Also, get involved in themed activities, games and cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

 

Beefeater Sip Hop – Saturday 22 April

Do you feel ready to break out your best contemporary dance moves after a few G&Ts? Best leave it to the experts at this hip hop show in Kennington’s Beefeater Gin Distillery. Organised as part of the London Tonic Series, they’re calling it ‘Sip Hop’ (because it rhymes you see). Guests will given a FREE Beefeater gin cocktail while watching ‘Smother’ a dance performance that charts the love story of two young men. 

‘Sip Hop’ takes place over two sessions on Saturday April 22, from 1:30pm until 3.30pm and 3:30pm until 5.30pm. Tickets are free, but with complementary gin on offer, they won’t be around for long. Register for your place here.

 

KCPA Print and PDI 2017 Exhibition

The exhibition will start at Creek Creative, Faversham, Kent (Tuesday 25 April – Sunday 7 May), and then go onto The Crypt Gallery, Seaford, Sussex (22nd – 28th May).

Congratulations to Czech Conroy, Steve Jones and Paul Lehane who all had images selected.

 

Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place on Sunday

Let’s be honest, running 26.2 miles dressed as a Womble is hardly the easiest of activities, is it? So if you’re not taking part in the London Marathon this Sunday, get out and show your support for those who are. 

 

PAGB e-News Nos. 182 and 183

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 6 April 2017

What’s on at the Club tonight

Tonight is the Panel Competition on the theme of food and drink to be judged by David Wood (not Steve Kingswell as mentioned in last week’s Newsletter). This is a one-class competition, prints can be any size and you can even mount several prints on one piece of card. Its not too late to enter so bring in your entries tonight.

There is no meeting next week (Maundy Thursday)

Our next meeting on 20 April will be our annual competition against Bexleyheath.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

I Am London – now on and until Friday 28 April.

Pearly kings, Smithfield butchers, zookeepers: they all make up the fabric of our city. Get to know their faces in this photo exhibition, which will see 24 Londoners’ portraits placed outside City Hall, with more inside from Monday to Thursday. Free

 

The Japanese House – Barbican – now on and until Sunday 30 April

Explore how architecture and family life in Japan changed after 1945 with this new exhibition at the Barbican. The legacy of WW2 and the changing face of Japanese society brought huge changes in the way the nation lived, and the way Japanese design principles influenced the West over the last 70 years. 

 

All About the Lea, Cody Dock, Canning Town (11c South Crescent, Cody Road, E16 4TL) Friday 7 to Sunday 23 April.

Immerse yourself in the history of London’s second river in this retrospective exhibition showing photo journalist Peter Marshall’s photographic homage to the River Lea. See scenes spanning four decades, which chart the river’s transition from a bustling industrial zone into decline and a forgotten backwater through to the present day.  Free.

 

Fancy a flutter – it’s the Grand National on Saturday 8 April

 

London Games Festival – Guildhall Yard – Saturday 8 April starts at 1:30pm

Hundreds of games characters take to the streets of London in the very special Games Festival Character Parade. Welcoming both video games-inspired players and official mascots and characters, this first-of-its-kind games event will see interactive entertainment heroes along the route in even more iconic London locations with big photo op on the steps of St. Pauls. More information and route at this website. Free

 

Point-to-Point Meeting – Southdown & Eridge at Godstone – Sunday 9 April

More info at https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk/events/5133

 

Larter Cup – Tuesday 11 April at West Wickham Photographic Society, Medhurst Hall, Sussex Road, West Wickham at 8:00pm
This is a three-way competition between Beckenham, West Wickham and Bromley for prints and PDIs taking place at West Wickham to be judged by Ian Brash. Why not go along and support Bromley.
Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival – Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 April
This Easter Weekend Royal Greenwich will be the host port for 30 plus Tall Ships. Some Tall Ships are already on their way to Greenwich. One of the highlights is the Norwegian beauty Christian Radich. She will be moored in the river. Take a Tall Ship Cruise to see her up close!

There will also be a series of short fireworks displays on the river during the Tall Sailing Ships event in Greenwich, in front of the Old Royal Naval College on the following dates:

12, 13 and 14 April between 21:15 and 21:30

And also at Woolwich Arsenal riverside on 15 April between 21:15 and 21:30. Free

 

Easter Weekend

Don’t just sit inside and drench yourself in chocolate for four days, get out and about this Easte

See if you can spot some spring arrivals at a London city farm or zoo.

Take a leisurely Easter walk through nature reserves and woodlands in London.

Enjoy a beautiful spring day out among the flowers at a top London garden.

Find more ways to explore London’s many parks and green open spaces.

 

The Passion of Jesus – Good Friday – Trafalgar Square

Wintershall Players return with their huge (for which read horses, donkeys, doves and a cast of over 100) open-air re-enactment of ‘The Passion of Jesus’ on Good Friday, featuring volunteers from in and around London. Huge crowds are expected but big screens will ensure nobody misses any crucial plot twists. 

 

London Bridge City Easter Egg Trail

Follow clues, meet unusual characters, take part in some silly games and find some cracking chocolate eggs on this free London Bridge City Easter Egg Trail for children and families. Take in the sights of this historical and industrial part of London while you’re on the hunt. 

 

Lots of other Easter Egg Hunts, e.g. at Hornimans Museum, Hampton Court, National Trust properties, etc. etc.

 

The London Salon of photography

Entry for the 2017 salon is now open and closes on 17 April. This year the salon will exhibit the medal winning prints along with all accepted prints at the Proud Gallery, 32 John Adam Street WC2N 6BP from 19 to 25 June. For more information see www.londonsalon.org.

 

No Newsletter next week. Normal service resumes on 20 April.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 30 March 2017

What’s on at the Club tonight

Tonight is the Quiz Night. Test your knowledge in teams of 6.  

Next week  (6 April) is the Panel Competition on the theme of food and drink to be judged by Steve Kingswell. This is a one-class competition, prints can be any size and you can even mount several prints on one piece of card. You can enter two panels if you wish. Entries can be brought in on the night.

 

Next Camera Club Outing

There is an opportunity to visit Thurrock Football Club on Sunday 2 April in the afternoon and get close to the action for some good sports photos. Paul Lehane’s son-in-law is playing in the Trophyland Cup Final (Essex Corinthian League) and apart from supporting him it is a good opportunity to get close to the action right at the side of the pitch and you are able to walk round the whole of the ground and take photos everywhere.

 Kick-off is 2:30pm and the ground opens at 1:30pm. It’s easy to get to Thurrock FC (Ship Lane, Aveley, Essex RM19 1YN) as it’s just off the M25 taking the Thurrock Shopping Centre (Lakeside) turn off. There is an entrance fee of £10. There is also a bar, food, and toilets.  If you are interested in going, just meet at the ground.

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Would you like to win a safari to Namibia, if so see here:  Win-a-Safari-Holiday.pdf

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race – Sunday 2 April

The crews from Oxford and Cambridge go head-to-head in eight-oared rowing boats across the Thames in the 2017 Boat Race. The women’s race is up first at 4.35pm, followed by the men’s race an hour later at 5.35pm. 

 

Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race – Sunday 2 April – Spitalfields City Farm

Polish your horns and belt out those bleats, because London’s favourite farmyard fracas is back for a ninth year in 2017. The Goat Race is fast becoming as popular as its Thames-based rival, and sees two goats – one representing ‘Oxford’, the other ‘Cambridge’ – take part in a dash around the farm.

The gates open at noon with lots to enjoy on the farm, including bands, booze and other fun, goat-related nonsense. The race takes place at some point between 2pm and 5pm, depending on the mood of the athletes. There’s an official bookie and sweepstake if you or your nanny fancy a flutter. If you’re an adventurous young buck at heart, you can join the Goat-e-oke, take part in the Oat Race or the Goatry Slam. By the end of it, you might just pass out from goat-pun fatigue. Book tickets well in advance – the animals mustn’t get overcrowded and places sell out fast. Intrigued?

 

KCPA Exhibition Selection Weekend at Detling Village Hall, Pilgrims Way, Maidstone, ME14 3EY

Saturday 1 April (2:00pm onwards) for PDIs and Sunday 2 April (10:00am onwards) for Prints. Why not go along and see how the exhibition images are selected and scored.

 

Sensational Butterflies – Friday 31 March until 17 September

The Natural History Museum’s butterfly house returns to a specially constructed tropical enclosure on the Museum’s east lawn. Visitors can come face-to-face with tropical butterflies, including the swallowtail, blue morpho, the moon moth and many others originating from Africa, Southeast Asia and North and South America, and take part in games, activities and challenges that teach more about the sensory world of the fluttering creatures.

 

The London Salon of photography

Entry for the 2017 salon is now open and closes on 17 April. This year the salon will exhibit the medal winning prints along with all accepted prints at the Proud Gallery, 32 John Adam Street WC2N 6BP from 19 to 25 June. For more information see www.londonsalon.org.

 

PAGB e-News No. 181 and 181 extra

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 23 March 2017

What’s on at the Club tonight

Tonight Ron Tear will be presenting his “London, the Way I See It”. See attached flyer for more info.

It is also hand in for the Annual Exhibition. You can enter 9 colour prints, 9 mono prints and 9 PDIs.

Next week (30 March) is the Quiz Night. Test your knowledge in teams of 6.   

 

Congratulations

To Betty Deshmukh, the winner of the Kerri Cup, with her print entitled “Love in a Mist” and to the runner-up, Jane Upcott with her print “Left Behind”.

To Steve Jones, the winner of the Steinberger Cup, with his PDI entitled “Three Against One” and to the runner-up, Madeleine van Egghen, with her PDI “Gothic Carved Timber Roof in the Fitzalan Chapel”.

 

Next Camera Club Outing

There is an opportunity to visit Thurrock Football Club on Sunday 2 April in the afternoon and get close to the action for some good sports photos. Paul Lehane’s son-in-law is playing in the Trophyland Cup Final (Essex Corinthian League) and apart from supporting him it is a good opportunity to get close to the action right at the side of the pitch and you are able to walk round the whole of the ground and take photos everywhere.

 

Kick-off is 2:30pm and the ground opens at 1:30pm. It’s easy to get to Thurrock FC (Ship Lane, Aveley, Essex RM19 1YN) as it’s just off the M25 taking the Thurrock shopping Centre (Lakeside) turn off. There is an entrance fee of £10. There is also a bar, food, and toilets.  If you are interested in going, just meet at the ground.

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What’s on this weekend and soon

Photography Exhibition – Cody Dock on from Saturday 25 March to Sunday 23 April

Immerse yourself in the history of London’s second river in this retrospective exhibition showing photo journalist Peter Marshall’s photographic homage to the River Lea. See scenes spanning four decades, which chart the river’s transition from a bustling industrial zone into decline and a forgotten backwater through to the present day. Cody Dock, 11c South Crescent, Cody Road, Canning Town, E16 4TL – Free

 

BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days, Six Nights – Friday 24 March to Sunday 2 April

No, it’s not some weird European erotic film, but a week and a half of live art in and around Tate Modern’s tanks. There’s loads going on throughout the week, with the daytimes all free and the evening performances ticketed at various prices. The full list of what’s happening can be found by clicking here.

 

Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium’s last ever dog race – Saturday 25 March – 6:30pm

This Saturday will see the final ever dog race at Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium before it’s torn down. There are super cheap deals on offer to draw punters in (three quid for entry and a free alcoholic drink), plus it’s like nothing else you’ll find in London, so head down to Wimbledon this weekend for a last chance to partake in a slice of history. 

The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes – on now and until the end of the month

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a truckload of Lego that has made its way to the South Bank. A purpose-built tent has popped-up by the London Eye this month for ‘The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes’, a collection of larger-than-life sculptures of iconic comic book characters constructed entirely in Lego. Artist Nathan Sawaya used almost 2,000,000 bricks to recreate the heroes and villains of your childhood. It’s like seeing life in 8-bit.  See website for ticket prices.

 

Just a reminder that the clocks go forward one hour at 2:00am on Sunday!

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