What’s on at the Club Tonight

Tonight is the Steinberger Cup to be judged by Jeff Royce.  It’s the last meeting of the Club at the USC before the Christmas break, so after the competition we’ll have some nibbles, which you are welcome to contribute to, and do bring along any Christmas cards for other members.

Next week is our Christmas Meal at the Cow & Pig, East Street which has been booked for 7:30.


What’s on this Weekend

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December – Bavarian Festival at The Crystal, Canning Town

This Christmas a veritable Bavarian bonanza is taking place in The Crystal, one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. Visitors can shop at the indoor market, visit fairy lit chalets serving authentic Bavarian food and drink and watch family-friendly stand up comedy from The Official Comedy Club (1:00pm). There will be Christmas movies on both Saturday (Home Alone) and Sunday (Elf) at 2:30pm and an interactive winter sports arcade where visitors can try virtual snowboarding, skiing and snow globing. Visitors can turn up on the day or book in advance and pay on the door. Pre-bookers will receive a free glass of mulled wine and kids will be treated to a gingerbread heart.


Sunday 13 December – London Pantomime Horse Race (Devonport House, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9JW)

2015 will be their wackiest race to date and they are hoping to sign-up over 40 horses to compete in the race. The all-day event begins at 12 noon with the fun ‘Pre-Race Opening Ceremony’ – ahead of the race at 1:00pm and will feature for the first time a very daft Dressage contest aptly named’ Strictly Neigh Dancing’. Expect to see surprise star guests turning up on the day.



To those members scoring a 20 at Round 2 of the Mono Print Competition

Preliminary/Intermediate – End of the Season by Jane Upcott and Solitude, Clivedon Pier, North Somerset by John Hackett

Advanced – Portrait of a Girl by Vera Stevens and Child Market Trader, Delhi by Peter Ergis.


Photographic Alliance of Great Britain – the Great British Cup Nature Competition

Bromley Camera Club normally submits an entry for this PAGB competition. Our members can enter a maximum of 3 images to be included in the Club submission. In the first case the pdi’s must be emailed to pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk by 31 December at the latest.

  1. Each club is permitted to submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 21 PDIs. These will be submitted online.
  2. The Winning Club will be decided on the aggregate of the 10 highest scoring PDIs.  If a Club has entered fewer than 10 PDIs it cannot qualify for the Club trophy.  Individual awards will be available at the discretion of the judges including “PAGB Nature Photographer of the Year” based on an individual’s best 3 PDIs. The judges will recognise all aspects of Nature.
  3. No individual  photographer may have more than 3 PDIs.
  4. The PAGB definition of Natural History is given in the attached document.
  5. The GB Cup is not a Wildlife Competition but photographs, which comply with the Wildlife definition and which are marked (W) may be considered for a Wildlife Individual Award.

For the Full Rules, Explanatory Notes and Entry Form visit http://www.pagbcup.co.uk/Please ensure that all proposed entries are in the prescribed format, including title.


Czech has asked me to put the following in the Newsletter – please ask him if you need any more information

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, Sunday 10 January 2016. Managed by Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT), this is a pioneering nature reserve, which has roughly equal proportions of water and land. There are 2 or 3 hides there, looking out over the lakes, and there should be lots of ducks and geese at this time of the year, most of them winter visitors. There could be opportunities for macro (e.g. frozen leaves) and landscape photography, as well as bird photography. KWT manages a small visitor centre. There are toilet facilities, a gift shop, and a small ‘tea bar’ where you can get hot drinks and snacks. These are all located just near the car park. KWT would appreciate a small donation towards the upkeep of the reserve and its facilities. We’ll meet at 10 a.m. (when the reserve opens) outside the visitor centre building. We may continue there until 4pm, depending on weather conditions and photographic opportunities, but people are free to leave whenever they wish.


As this will be the last Newsletter for a few weeks, may we take this opportunity of wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2016.