What’s on at the Club tonight and for the next few weeks

Tonight is our AGM. It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Colour Print competition.

Next week (8 October) is Round 1 of our Colour Print competition to be judged by Ian Brash.

15 October is Viveca Koh’s second visit to the Club where she will be presenting her “Continuing Journey” photos.  It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Monochrome Print competition.


Round 1 – PDI Competition

Congratulations to the following who scored a 20 last week.

Wiggo and London Night by Edmund Ault and Hellebores by Paul Tipping in the Intermediate class

Dunking Devil and Blank Canvas by Vera Stevens; Fanatics by Steve Jones and The Ghosts of Trees and Cloudscape by Paul Lehane.


PAGB GB Trophy Print Competition

Any member wishing to take part in Bromley CC’s entry to the PAGB GB Trophy Print Competition should give up to four prints prints – unmounted A4 size only please – to Steve Jones by 8 October. Each member may submit up to 4 prints in the Open Category and up to 4 prints in the Nature Category. Please note that the Club’s maximum entry is 24 in each Category so depending on the level of interest some of your prints may not be included. Prints submitted to PAGB will not be returned. The Competition Rules including the definition of Nature (not just wildlife for this competition) can be found at www.thepagb.org.uk.


Selsdon Camera Club – Annual Exhibition Open Day – Saturday 17 October – 10:00am to 4:00pm at Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead.

Free admission and light refreshments


KCPA’s Ross Cup – Saturday 17 October 

This year’s Ross Cup hosted by Eastbourne Photographic Society will take place at the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne. Pop along to the sunshine coast and see the best prints from Kent, Sussex and South London. For more information see rosscup@kcpa.co.uk.


With the last weekend of our Indian Summer coming up why not visit one of our London Parks and green spaces. Some of the best are listed below.



Nearest tube(s): Hyde Park Corner, Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge

A huge 350 acres offering Speaker’s Corner, Isis Education Centre, boating and swimming at the Serpentine, the Lido, children’s playground, senior playground (with exercise facilities), football pitches, deck chairs, horse riding, lawn bowls, putting green, six tennis courts, Diana Memorial, Holocaust Memorial, bandstand.



Nearest tube(s): Green Park, Hyde Park Corner

Royal Gun Salutes, Diana Princess of Wales memorial walk, Bomber Command Memorial and Memorial Gates.



Nearest tube(s): Baker Street, Regent’s Park, Camden Town

The park offers a boating lake, where there’s the choice of row boats and pedalos, open air theatre, four gardens (Queen Mary’s, the Avenue, Wildlife, St John’s Lodge), an allotment, the bandstand, seven memorials and statues, bird walk. Nearby there is the ZSL London Zoo.



Nearest tube(s):  Hampstead, Highgate, Golders Green

Swimming ponds, swan pond, model boating pond, bird sanctuary pond, a zoo, tennis courts, rugby pitch, football pitch, cricket pitch, bowling green, croquet lawn, play parks, athletics tracks.



Nearest tube(s):  Manor House, Finsbury Park, or head to either Dalston overground or Stoke Newington train station.

Aviary and animal enclosures, children’s play area, Clissold House, fountains, multi-use games area, organic food growing area, pond, paddling pool, table tennis table, tennis courts



Nearest tube(s): Mile End, Bethnal Green, Stepney Green

London’s oldest public park has been voted the nation’s favourite park and has won Green Flag and Green Heritage Awards four years in a row. The tree walks are stunning, other highlights include the Regal boat hire, two children’s play areas, football summer and winter pitches, artificial cricket wickets and cricket practice nets, four tennis courts, bowling green, specialist cycling classes, fishing lake, war memorial, model boating lake, Chinese pagoda, deer enclosure.



Nearest tube(s): Fulham Broadway, Victoria

Much of its original Victorian charms have resurfaced, including the fountains, head to the Pump House gallery or take a walk to find the Henry Moore. Favourites are the Old English garden, the sub-tropical garden and the extremely beautiful winter gardens. There are the usual sports facilities plus the children’s zoo, bandstand and war memorial.



Nearest tube(s): Clapham South, Clapham Common, Clapham North

The park is popular for the variety of facilities for sports it offers plus a bandstand, two children’s play areas, paddling pool, fishing flower gardens, three ponds, athletics sprint track, Australian rules football pitch, basketball court, bowling green, cricket nets and wicket pitch, football pitch, rugby pitch, netball court, skateboard facilities, softball pitch, tennis courts.



Nearest tube(s):  Brixton, Clapham North.

BMX track, basketball court, bowling green, cricket nets, cricket wicket pitch, athletics sprint track, football pitch, tennis courts, Brockwell lido, playground, film screenings.



Nearest tube(s):  New Cross, North Greenwich. However, it may be easier to take a mainline train: Maze Hill railway station is only 5 minutes away. Greenwich railway station and Westcombe Park are both around quarter of an hour from the park.

The park is part of the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site and houses the Royal Observatory, the Meridian Line, National Maritime Museum, Old Royal Naval college, a number of gardens (rose garden, flower garden and Queen’s orchard), cricket lawn, Greenwich park tennis centre, ancient Roman and Anglo-Saxon ruins, deer park.



Nearest tube(s): High Street Kensington, Queensway, Lancaster Gate, Notting Hill Gate

More than just home to Wills & Kate, Kensington Gardens offers 242 quiet acres of sculpted gardens, monuments, ornamental flowerbeds and a lake. Also Kensington Palace, the Diana Memorial playground, Serpentine gallery and Serpentine Sackler gallery, Diana Princess of Wales memorial walk.



Nearest tube: Richmond

Richmond Park is the largest of London’s eight Royal Parks. It is a National Nature Reserve, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. The red and fallow deer that live in the park are remarkable creatures, too. The park also offers horse riding, guided walks, Isabella Plantation, wildlife, King Henry’s mound, St Paul’s Cathedral Tercentenary Gates, two playgrounds, fishing, power kiting.



Nearest tube(s): High Street Kensington, Notting Hill Gate

The 54 acres of Holland Park used to be the grounds of Jacobean mansion Cope Castle. The gem of the park is the Japanese-themed Kyoto gardens. Wander in and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped out of London. The park also has an impressive range of sporting facilities – including pentanque, tennis courts, football pitches, golf practice nets, cricket practice nets, netball court, squash courts, open-air opera, open-air theatre, playground for children (including zip wire).