What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow will be the Colour Print Competition round 3 to be judged by Glyn Bareham.

Next week (21 February) will be a presentation by Gill Peachey – Transylvania: A Land that Time Forgot.

Next week is also hand in for Mono Prints Round 3.

The venue will be the Stanley Follet Room on the ground floor at the Ripley Arts Centre, 24 Sundridge Avenue, Bromley BR1 2PX with a 7:45pm start. That time and place will apply until and including Thursday 2 May. If you have not been to Ripley before the 314 bus passes the door, or the 162 and 269 busses to Plaistow Lane then an 8-minute walk.



To those scoring a 20 in Round 3 of the PDI competition

Improvers: Matt Teager for his “Me and my Shadow”

Advanced: Czech Conroy for his “In the Land of Rainbows”


KCPA – call for entries – more information

The drop off points and labels can be found below but if anyone entering prints brings them along tomorrow (Thursday 14 February) Steve Jones will deliver them to Jane Puncher the following day.


On the entry form Images can be listed alphabetically, no need to do for each category.


SLF Competition Plate 2 has now been rescheduled to Friday 22 February at Selsdon Camera Club, The Methodist Halls, 102 Limpsfield Road, South Croydon CR2 9EE to be judged by Andy Smith LRPS CPAGB           

Mono Prints:   Beckenham v Cheam v Mitcham v West Wickham

PDIs:                 Aperture Woolwich v Bromley v Croydon v Greenwood v Mitcham

Why not go along on the evening and support Bromley.


What’s on soon

London Classic Car Show – ExCeL – Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 February

See this impressive showcase of metal and motors as it revs up for a return in 2019. Feast your eyes on over 700 classic cars in a retro environment with music, talks and even a bit of celebrity spotting. Celebrate 50 years since ‘The Italian Job’ was first made by looking at a line-up of its star cars including the Lamborghini Miura, Aston Martin DB4 Volante, Jaguar E-Type and the iconic red, white and blue Mini Coopers. The show’s centrepiece, ‘The Grand Avenue’, celebrates ‘Firsts’ this year – showcasing cars that have pioneered new technologies, market niches or styles on road or track.


Brick Wonders – Hornimans Museum, Forest Hill – Saturday 16 February until 27 October

Lego lovers can get a first look at the Horniman Museum’s Brick Wonders exhibition, which kicks off on the first day of half-term. There are about 50 Lego models on display – that’s about half a million bricks if you’re counting – covering everything from ancient pyramids to the International Space Station. There are interactive play areas and a mini-cinema showing LEGO animation shorts, and you can buy a combi ticket if you fancy ticking off the Aquarium and Butterfly House while you’re here.


Beckenham Photographic Society Annual Exhibition

Beckenham Public Hall, Bromley Road, Beckenham, BR3 5JE.  The exhibition is open to the public on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February from 10:00am till 8:00pm and also on Saturday 23 February from 10:00am till 5:00pm. Around 90 judged prints and 50 judged digital images will be on show. 

In addition, all are welcome at their Opening Night on Wednesday 20 February (7.45pm for 8.00pm) when their judge, Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP, will present the awards.  Soft drinks and snacks will be available.


Biggin Hill Memorial Museum – now open

In October 2017, works began on site to develop the site of St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, bringing the chapel together with the long-awaited museum, to create the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum. The project has only been made possible by funders and supporters. Since 2015, the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Trust has worked with Bromley Council to raise over £5.3 million to make the museum a reality. Funding has been secured from the National Lottery, HM Treasury and Bromley Council, with support from individual donors and smaller organisations.