Tomorrow (16 May) is our Awards Evening in the Great Hall at Bromley Central Library starting at 7:30pm where our Judge (Darren Woolway) will be commenting on the images he chose. Bromley’s Mayor will be handing out the awards. This will be followed by snacks and drinks. The actual Exhibition runs until Friday 24 May.

Camera Club Outings

Hastings/Battle – Saturday 8th June 

A day trip to Hastings, stopping at Battle on the way. £30 per person to cover the minibus and driver. Please let Charlotte know if you’d like to come and get your £30 to her to secure your place. Non-members welcome but priority will go to members. ONLY TWO SPACES LEFT

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve – Saturday 22 June

If you’re interested in this outing, please email Czech:

We’ll meet at 10:00am at the visitors’ centre, next to the car park, where there are toilets and a cafe. Weather permitting, this should be a good time of the year for macro photography, with plenty of dragonflies, butterflies and bees on the wing. There will also be opportunities for bird photography if you’ve got a long lens. We’ll finish at about 13.00 and re-convene at the visitors’ centre for a tea/coffee. 

Summer Project 2019

If anyone would like to join one of the teams participating in the summer project, Food and Drink in the UK, please either speak to Steve or email him.

Photo Opportunity

West Wickham Operatic Society have a production coming up ( Anything Goes) in May and the dress rehearsal is on Monday 20 May at the Churchill Theatre starting at 7 / 7.30pm. Paul Lehane who usually covers the event is unavailable and they have asked if he knows of anyone who might want to help out. There is no fee but you get to see the dress rehearsal and hopefully get some good shots for your portfolio. They need an overnight turn around of about 20-30 shots for publicity purposes. Paul usually edits the whole shoot (300- 500 images or so) and lets them have the shots a week or two later

Paul is planning to get to the technical rehearsal on Sunday 19th in the evening so you could come along for a short while and he can show you the ropes and make some quick introductions.

If you are interested please let Paul know

Garden Photography Competition

The Garden Photography Awards are being run by Candide to help people discover nearby gardens and share their inspiration. Prizes include a high-quality print of your entry and tickets to a garden of your choice! 

More details can be found here:

What’s on this weekend and soon

Open Day at Nunhead Cemetery – Saturday 18 May – 11:00am to 5:00pm

Guided tours of a romantic and overgrown Victorian cemetery bedecked 1,000 ivy-clad angels in the green heart of Peckham plus a chance to visit the chapel and the crypt, which aren’t usually open to the public. Plants, jams and cakes will be on sale, history and conservation groups will have stalls and for families there’s a visiting city farm, a bug hunt to take part in, plus owls and birds of prey to meet.

Sound Unbound 2019 – Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May

Music will burst from the Barbican and out across Culture Mile’s architectural gems with a line-up of artists for whom the boundaries between classical and contemporary, experimental and jazz are blurred – or never even existed in the first place.

Kick back to the music of Steve Reich on the Barbican Lakeside. Discover the symphony that changed music forever with Stephen Fry. Watch the Academy Award-winning film “The Artist” with music performed by a live orchestra. And hear the music of Philip Glass reimagined by electronica producer Max Cooper.

From authentic medieval sounds to hypnotic minimalist masterpieces, there are over 100 sessions, installations and more to explore – and you can tap into any of them for free.

More info at

Photographica 2019

Royal Horticultural Halls, Westminster – Sunday 19 May

Do you spend your weekends in the dark room? Is your Olympus Trip your life? The Photographic Collector’s Club of Great Britain is calling you happy snappers out there to join London’s annual International Camera Collector’s and User’s Fair where you’ll find more than 100 stalls buying selling and swapping thousands of collectable, user and retro cameras plus lenses, accessories, film, paper, literature and images. Find out more here. 

London to Brighton Mini Run – Sunday 19 May.

The run starts around 8:30am from Chrystal Palace and is arguably the largest one make car show in the world. They sell 2,100 official Mini tickets, and the event is further attended by around 400-500 additional Minis who use the many public car parks in and around Brighton.

Pinnacle Paper Offer from Paper Spectrum Limited

Pinnacle Cotton Rag Bright White is a luxurious, 310gsm, 100% cotton rag paper with a gentle texture which adds interest without distracting from the image. The bright white shade is a little whiter than our standard Pinnacle Cotton Rag, without being a stark brilliant white, allowing greater contrast. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art & photographic inkjet reproduction offering vibrant colour and a high D-MAX for monochrome prints. 5 sheet tester pack, available in A3 or A4 unlabelled for you to try. A3 pack now £7.92 for 5 sheets, A4 pack now £3.77 for 5 sheets. Plus 20% off all full pack sizes and rolls.

Use Promo code CRBW201920 online, by email or telephone orders includes standard sizes, rolls and panoramic.

Offers end 31 July 2019

PAGB e-News Nos. 228, 229 and 230

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And don’t forget Saturday is Eurovision – so time to support Britain’s entry.