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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 8.30 am 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. www.arundelcastle.org. 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 www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
Please confirm to firstname.lastname@example.org. to reserve a place on the coach.
What’s on this weekend and soon
Bromley Bus Garage open day – Saturday, 13 August –10:30am – 4:00pm – Cost £3.00
Bromley Bus Garage (111 Hastings Road, Bromley, BR2 8NH) will open its doors to members of the public. Visitors to the garage, which is run by the bus operator, Stagecoach, will be able to enjoy:
- A display of vintage buses
- Local free rides on parts of routes 227 and 61 in historic buses
- A variety of stalls for bus enthusiasts
- Displays by the police and local schools and family activities organised by the London Transport Museum
The day marks the centenary of the first journeys on bus route 109, which later became the 227 and still runs today through Beckenham and Bromley. It was also a day in mid-August in 1986 when the first buses began operating under the new route tendering system and a fleet of maroon and grey midi-buses took to the streets under the new brand ‘Roundabout’.
All proceeds generated from programme sales at the event (£3 each) will be donated to Guide Dogs
Tunnel Boat Trips (London Canal Museum in Gatti’s Ice House at Kings Cross) – Sunday 14 August
Enjoy a guided tunnel boat trip beneath the streets of London. The Islington tunnel is the longest in the south of England and the journey through it by boat takes around 20 minutes.
Our trips are led by a guide who will explain the history of the canal as you cruise. Tickets are £8.40 adults, £6.00 children and include museum admission. The return trip takes around 50 minutes. Departures at 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500 and 1600. Advance booking is strongly recommended. Booking is online – click this link
Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London on now and until Monday 29 August at the London Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street, NW1 7NB – Cost £7.50
An exhibition of photos of 1960s London taken by the photographer, Dorothy Bohm. Her interest in photography started when she was handed a Leica camera as a parting gift by her father as she was fleeing Nazi controlled Europe and emigrating to the UK. After studying photography in Manchester and travelling in the USA, Europe and Mexico with her husband, they settled in Hamstead in 1956, when her husband was posted to London for work. Since then, she photographed the London of the swinging 60s, but more often of the ordinary working people of the city, the labourers, handymen, schoolchildren, all away from the bright lights of media dominated Soho.
She was closely involved with the founding of the Photographers’ Gallery in London in 1971 and was its Associate Director for fifteen years. She was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2009.The temporary exhibition shows off some of her favourite photographs.
Painting with light art and photography from the pre-Raphaelites to the modern age on now at Tate Britain until 25 September
Spanning 75 years across the Victorian and Edwardian ages, the exhibition showcases the experimental beginnings of photography right through to its flowering as an independent international art form. These are displayed alongside the paintings, which they inspired and which inspired them. This is the first time works by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler, John Singer Sargent and others will be shown alongside photographs by pivotal early photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Alvin Langdon Coburn.
William Eggleston Portraits on now at National Portrait Gallery until 23 October
Few photographers of the last century have had such a profound influence on the way contemporary portraits are seen and made as William Eggleston. This exhibition of 100 works surveys Eggleston’s full career from the 1960s to the present day and is the most comprehensive display of his portrait photography ever. Featuring people in diners, petrol stations and markets in and around the artist’s home in Memphis, Tennessee, these vivid, poetic and mysterious works help illustrate Eggleston’s unique view of the world.
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