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What’s on soon


Saturday 19 August

Steve will be leading an afternoon walk along the South Bank. Meet on the terrace by the entrance to the Royal Festival Hall at 2pm. We will then proceed slowly along the river to Tate Modern, experiencing the multitude of activities along this busy stretch – skateboarders, buskers, an infinite variety of food sellers in classic vans, shops, sand sculptors and more. At Tate Modern we can take in the views from the top of the Blavatnik Building and enjoy the variety of photographic art on display. For those interested Steve will guide you around the photo exhibits, which are scattered around this huge, fascinating building. Photography is allowed inside Tate and there are plenty of opportunities for ‘indoor street’ photographs. 

Please let Steve know by email or text to 07768 681702 if you are planning to join us. This is Steve’s phone number on the day.


Programme for the coming season 2017/2018

Please see our Programme page


Birdfair 2017  at Rutland Water – Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August

Includes 100s of stands from more than 80 countries, more than 70 of the finest wildlife artists and photographers attending and giving talks, plus wonderful birdwatching in beautiful countryside on the shores of Rutland Water. More info at


Sea Cadets’ National Band Competition at Tower of London – Saturday 19 August – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Young people from across the UK will show off their impressive musical skills against a stunning backdrop in the moat of the Tower of London. The free event, which is only held every two years, features Sea Cadets’ solo buglers and drummers, as well as Sea Cadets marching bands, and is expected to attract 25,000 visitors. It will be an impressive spectacle, with the young participants proudly wearing their uniforms as they perform their much-rehearsed routines. Visitors can enjoy solo performances in the morning, while the bands will take to the moat in the afternoon. 


Canary Wharf Jazz Festival – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August

Head to Canada Square Park this weekend and join in London largest free jazz festival (see website for more details).


Horniman Museum and Gardens Butterfly House

Is now open, visitors will be able to see butterflies from around the world in the indoor garden which has more than 60 exotic plant species.


Photography evenings at St Paul’s Cathedral – Thursday August 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


Lens Lab Photography Workshop Offers

Sunday 20 August – Woodland Birds Photography Workshop
They are giving Camera Club members a chance to try their taster session for only £18 or a half-day session for £35. It’s a great way to observe common and rare native birds at very close range. Expect to see: Nuthatch, Great Spotted Wood Peckers, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Wren, Jay, Siskin, Crossbill and more from purpose built hides in a beautiful Sussex woodland.
More information: Woodland Birds Photography Workshop 


Saturday 26 August – The Beach in Brighton
Join the Brighton Walkshop and enjoy a fun and relaxed sunset landscape photography tuition. If you would like to try out some ND filters, now is your chance! Camera Club members join for £15.
More information: Brighton Seaside Workshop 
Tuesday 29 August – Birds of Prey, Macro, Garden Landscapes
Here’s a great opportunity to try your hand at photographing Birds of Prey. Camera Club members can join for £99. On the same day, they have a Macro Workshop and a Garden Landscapes workshop at the High Beeches Woodland and Water Gardens – something for everyone! 
More information: Birds of Prey Workshop
More information:  Macro Photography Workshop
More information: Garden Landscapes Photography Workshop
PLEASE NOTE: These offers are not available on their website: 
Email to reserve your place.


Photography Competition

Historic England in the South East is running a photo competition over the summer. The theme is Heritage at Risk and is open to all ages, some great prizes on offer including the chance to spend a day with one of Historic England photographers out on a site. It is easy to take part all you have to do is either submit your photo via Twitter to @HE_SouthEast or email it to You can only submit one photo entry per person and the image must have been taken in the South East. The closing date for all entries is midnight Monday 11 September 2017

All the details can be found on their website


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