Our AGM is next week (8 September). Please bring along the papers that were attached to the Newsletter dated 11 August.

Next week is also hand in for Round 1 of our PDI competition.


Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 24 September

There will be a coach outing to Arundel Castle and Amberley Heritage Centre on Saturday 24 September, leaving Bromley at 8.30am and returning at about 6.30pm. The cost of the coach is £25 per person. Arundel Castle is one of the longest-inhabited country houses in England with fascinating gardens, Norman keep and one of the finest Regency interiors in the world. Admission cost is from £9 to £18 depending how much you want to see.
After Arundel we will visit Amberley Heritage Centre, which has a narrow gauge railway, vintage vehicle demos, old buildings and exhibitions in a former chalk quarry. Admission is £11.50

Please confirm to to reserve a place on the coach.


What’s on this Weekend and soon

Great Fire Anniversary Weekend – Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September

Get free entry to The Monument over the anniversary weekend of Great Fire 350. Tickets are free but required for timed entry and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. (

Collect limited special edition entry tickets and/or a certificate after your visit. Opening times are extended on these dates.


Fire Garden outside Tate Modern – Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September – 8:00pm – 11:00pm

With burning metal structures, cascading candles and flickering flowerpots, Fire Garden will transform the front lawn of Tate Modern into a crackling and spitting, after-dark adventure.

Amongst the flames, discover live music and intriguing goings on.

One of France’s most prominent street art groups, Compagnie Carabosse is a collective comprising of artistic designers, constructors, actors, musicians, technicians, inventors, poets, photographers and visual artists. – Cost: Free


Late nights at St Paul’s Cathedral – Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

For only two evenings the Cathedral will be open late. They will not only be allowing photography but encouraging it.

Discover the Cathedral at night, see objects scorched by the fire, view our Out of the Fire exhibition and walk around the exquisite Cathedral floor or between British heroes in the Crypt. Cost: £10


Dominos – Saturday 3 September

A sculpture moving throughout the City, transforming a simple idea into a remarkable live event. Thousands of breezeblocks will be lined up throughout the Square Mile. Starting off at The Monument, the domino line will then split into three, each line threading its way through the historical and everyday parts of the City, linking areas in a symbolic as well as physical chain of cause and effect, tracing paths through the City as did the Great Fire of London. Along streets, across city squares and even inside buildings, follow the journey as one block tips over the next, with each route leading to a spectacular, fiery finale.

Download the map [PDF – 191KB] and choose a spot to wait for the dominoes to topple past you. The Dominoes start getting lined up from 3:00pm. The first one will be knocked over around 6.30pm.


London 1666 – Sunday 4 September – 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Designed by American artist David Best, this extraordinary representation of the 17th-century London skyline will eventually be floated on the river Thames and set alight in a dramatic retelling of the story of the Great Fire. A project of epic proportions, it will be the work of many, involving months of learning and participation work with children and young people across five boroughs adjacent to the City of London (Hackney, Camden, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Islington).

Cost: Free


The 27th Faversham’s International Hop Festival takes place over the weekend Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September.

The whole town of Faversham plays host to this traditional festival set in the medieval town’s square and surrounding streets and celebrating the olden days of hop picking in Kent when thousands of Londoners came down to the Kent hop gardens every September for a country holiday with pay. The Festival has attracted tens of thousands of people to Faversham’s town centre since the first event was staged in 1991.

The Procession starts at the top of Preston Street. This traditional morning parade consists of Morris dancers, entertainers, carnival queens and occasionally a marching band! It passes down Preston Street, into Market Street and ends at Court Street around 11:30am. In addition to the Brewer Stage run by Shepherd Neame, there are 3 stages around the town all providing a range of different music. Not to mention all the pubs in town many of whom also have live music over the weekend.


Camden Lock open weekend

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September – 10:00am – 6:00pm

The Canal and River Trust is holding a free open day right in the heart of Camden. (Hampstead Road Lock, Camden High Street, NW1 7BX). They’re carrying out some maintenance work at the locks and while empty they’re giving you the chance to walk down into the depths of them to see what they look like from a brand new perspective. Experts will be on hand to answer any questions you have and you’ll find out how they keep these 200-year-old structures in working order. There’s no need to book. Just bring your friends and family along for a rare chance to see this famous London landmark in a new light. Free.


A ‘Primeval Grove’ garden open day – Sunday 4 September – 1:00pm to 5:30pm at 8 Calais Grove, Myatts Fields, Camberwell, SE5 9LP

An unexpected primeval grove lies behind a traditional Victorian facade offering a host of delights. The dramatic heart of this surprising and totally original garden consists of a grove of 45 tall tree ferns clustered on a carpet of lush, low level ground cover and surrounded by a host of exotic and dramatic large leaved plants. A labour of love – and watering! Cost £4.00


Canon UK – London Fashion Weekend shoot the show

Sarah Bennett (Category Marketing Intelligence Consultant) T: +441737220858M: +447580886702 works at Canon UK in Reigate.

Canon UK is giving away 45 tickets to shoot 3 catwalk shows at London Fashion Weekend on Saturday 24th September.

On the day, there will be a briefing from Canon for those who are new to Catwalk Photography then a short talk from Tina Eisen a Fashion and Beauty Photographer. After that, you will gain exclusive access to the photographers’ pit. Throughout the day, there will be Canon technical experts on hand to help with camera setup and a limited range of DSLR cameras to try on the day!

There is a short video, which has some more information about shooting the catwalk shows and what to expect from the day:

If you are interested for full details, T&C’s and how to enter please click on the link below:

The closing date to enter is 5 September and the draw will take place on 12 September. You will be notified by e-mail within a few days of this if you have been successful.


A thank you from Lens Lab

Your club page on Lens Lab: [http:/]Bromley Camera Club

We would like to thank you for helping us to maintain what we believe to be the most extensive geo-tagged database of camera clubs available in the UK today. If you haven’t recently visited your club page, please do so on the link above and let us know if there is any inaccurate or out of date information.

As a thank you for your support, we are offering club members a discount at our upcoming Woodland Birds Workshop on 4 September 2016. This is a lovely day out and a fantastic opportunity to get within feet of some common and scarce birds with a professional photographer guiding participants all the way.

More information here:

The half-day workshop usually costs £79. If you as members quote the code CLUBOFFER1634 at the checkout on our website, you will get it for £19.75. This is an excellent opportunity and it is only available to our club members. The offer is subject to availability.


PAGB e-News No. 169

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