What’s on at the Zoom meetings soon
Thursday 15 October
Wildlife Photography – Part 1 with Tracey Lund FMPA, FBIPP, ARPS, ANPS, ASINWP, CPAGB, AFIAP, QPSA, BPE*1.
It is also hand in for the PDI Competition Round 2. Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before 15 October. Late entries may be disallowed.
Thursday 22 October
PDI Competition round 2 to be judged by Kirsty Ralf ARPS QGP
Thursday 29 October
Creative Photography with Barbie Lindsay MPAGB FBPE EFIAP
It is also hand in Phone Only Competition . Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (email@example.com) on or before 29 October. Late entries may be disallowed.
Next Camera Club Outing – Sheffield Park and Garden – Saturday 24 October
Acres of landscaped gardens and lakes that are stunning in Autumn.
We’ll meet there at 10.30am so you’ll need to book your own ticket (max. £10) for either the 10:00am or 10:30am time slot via this link: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/6fbc34b8-2566-4d95-accf-56d735484a83/pages/details Tickets should go on sale on Friday 16 October and members will need to drive to the venue. You are recommended to book ASAP on Friday as time slots for Saturdays are very popular.
Please let Charlotte know if you are planning to attend.
Congratulations to those scoring a 20 in PDI Competition Round 1
Improvers – “Tributes to Shakespeare” by Brian Davies
Advanced – “Swirling Pool” by Peter Milton and “Man with Bicycle, Tamil Nadu” by Steve Jones
It is not too late to sign up to join the meetings each week you just need to download an app called Zoom Meetings. You also need to let Greg (firstname.lastname@example.org) have a note of your email address. What will then happen is that on Thursday Greg will email you with a meeting invite. If you accept this you will be patched in to all those others who have joined the meeting. You do not have to have your face on the screen, or have your voice heard you can just listen to what is said by the judge. If you would like more info about Zoom please do not hesitate to speak to Brian (email@example.com) and he will be more than willing to talk you through the process. Start time is 8:00pm but you can log in at any time during the meeting.
What’s on soon
Fireworks next to the O2/Millennium Dome – Saturday 17 October – 8.30pm
According to a river alert, there will be a firework display from a barge at Blackwall Point which is the north-east side of the O2 dome.
Photo London Digital – Wednesday 7 to Sunday 18 October
Photo London is presenting the first international photography fair online. The Fair brings together 105 exhibitors from 21 countries as well as involving over 100 of the world’s leading galleries, Photo London Digital incorporates a programme of online talks and workshops. More info at photolondon.org
Frieze Sculpture 2020 – Regents Park – Monday 5 to Sunday 18 October
Ordinarily, Frieze Sculpture takes place in the summer, allowing you to enjoy the work of world-renowned artists while topping up your tan and demolishing an ice cream. But this year’s instalment has been pushed back slightly to October to coincide with the start of the capital’s Frieze Week.
The sculpture trail will take the same format as other years, with featured works selected by the director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Clare Lilley.
If you’re still not quite ready for a journey into central London, you’ll be able to enjoy this year’s spectacle on the Frieze Viewing Room platform, which will allow UK and worldwide viewers to see and interact with the installations online. This method is also autumn-weather-proof. More info at www.frieze.com
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – starts today and on until 3 January
Bit late for the Summer Exhibition, isn’t it? Yes, but calling the Royal Academy’s annual open-submission mega-show the ‘Autumn Exhibition’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it. So it’s the same thing we get every summer – floor-to-ceiling art by greats and unknowns alike, plus all those little stickers on the walls – only a few months later thanks to the year that is 2020.
Face to Face at the King’s Cross Tunnel – Wednesday 7 October to Sunday 1 November
A free, public exhibition of social documentary and portrait photography, curated by Ekow Eshun, in partnership with the Fund for Global Human Rights.
The tunnel’s entrance is in the north-east corner of the One Pancras Square building, accessed via an escalator hall designed by David Chipperfield Architects. The tunnel follows a consistent curve leading into St Pancras International and King’s Cross St Pancras Underground stations.
The Outside Art Project, King’s Cross:
King’s Cross is now home to one of the largest free and permanent outdoor exhibition spaces for photography in London. ‘The Outside Art Project’ is an extension of ‘Face to Face’ with work from all the artists displayed across the King’s Cross site – installed in double-sided frames attached to 2-metre wide concrete benches. Face to Face begins with Mahtab Hussain’s work opposite King’s Cross Station in King’s Boulevard, follows through Pancras Square and finishes with Medina Dugger’s series ‘Enshroud’ at the top of King’s Boulevard, facing Central St Martin’s.
Not to be confused with the manicured Walthamstow Wetlands, this outdoor art exhibition is taking place in the reedbeds of the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes. The one with the otters. To mark its twentieth anniversary, the centre is carefully placing sculptures and sound installations among the watery habitat that you can view from a distance. Look out for Alec Stevens’s ‘That Sinking Feeling’, little houses that protrude from the lagoon, reminding us of rising water levels, while the ducks swim around them without a care in the world.
Whatever you do always check with the venue or event first before you visit to double-check what safety measures they have in place and if you have to pre-book in advance. Plus, always keep social distancing in mind.