What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow should have been a Presentation by Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB entitled “An Alternative View” but unfortunately he has cancelled. Instead John Kember will be doing a presentation on Antartica.

It is also hand in for Mono Prints Round 1.

Next week is Round 1 of the Mono Print competition.

Congratulations in order for the Phone Only Competition

First place went to Chris Murray’s “Over the Edge”

Second to Peter Salmon’s “No Pressure” and

Third to Jane Upcott’s “A Whitstable’s Memory”

KCPA Ross Cup – Saturday 16 November at Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6QR

The Ross Cup is the KCPA’s most prestigious competition with affiliated clubs from Kent, Sussex and South London joining in to take part in this popular annual print competition. Doors open to the public at 1:00pm and the event is expected to finish around 5:30pm. Do come along and see all the images entered on display.

The judge for this year’s competition is Caroline Colegate APAGB ARPS. Each club’s entry consists of 8 prints, no more than 2 prints per photographer.

Next Camera Club Outing 

Birmingham Day Trip: Christmas Markets and Walking Tour – Saturday 23 November 2019

Free but please book your own train tickets.

Catch the 9.23am train from Euston to Birmingham New Street (other, slightly longer options are available from Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill so please meet at New Street Station at 10.50am if you choose one of these). It’s then up to you what time you leave Birmingham – trains back to London run until around 10pm. 

When we get to Birmingham, there are two possible walking tour options: a City Centre Walk or a Digbeth Graffiti Walk. We can decide as a group, which we’d prefer to do, divide into two groups or do both if we have time and are feeling active! Afterwards, there will be time to spend at Birmingham’s Christmas Markets: the largest German market outside of Germany/Austria. 

Please book your own train tickets but let Charlotte know that you’re joining this outing too

Christmas Meal – Thursday 12 December

This will take place at The Oak in Widmore Road. There is a deposit of £10 payable with the choice of either 2 courses at £25.00, 3 courses at £30.00 or 3 courses including cheese at £32.00. All these prices include tea/coffee and a tip. https://www.theoakbromley.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/xmas-2019-flyer-set-menu.pdf

Further planned outings can be found at the end of this Newsletter.

What’s on this coming weekend and soon

Christmas Lights Switch on – Leadenhall Market – Friday 15 November – 6:00pm

It’s not Christmas until the lights start coming on, so celebrate the arrival of the festive season in the City of London this weekend. Leadenhall Market (famed for being Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) will officially kick start the festive season with the annual Lord Mayor of London’s Christmas Lights Switch On Spectacular! 

Come ready to be entertained by singer songwriter Beth Sherburn, female vocal group ‘Sassy Trio’, the Lloyds Choir, ‘Mistletoe Belle’ stilt walkers and a roaming Victorian Choir. It will even ‘snow’ in the Market this year to make it feel especially festive!

Being Human – Horniman Museum – Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November

Two days of participatory events curated by Dr Marcus Leadley (Goldsmiths, University of London) exploring the sounds of the Horniman Museum and Gardens and our impact on the environment. 

On Saturday, soundwalks, field recording and composition workshops will culminate in a collaborative live performance in the Conservatory. 

On Sunday, performances and sound works exploring environmental change will be broadcast from the Bandstand via wireless headphones throughout the gardens. 

Across the weekend, an interactive sound installation by artist Ambrose Seddon will bring the sounds of the local ecosystem into the Natural History Gallery. Sound installations will also be available throughout the Gardens.

Gordon Buchanan – Churchill Theatre – 17 November

I’ve had an email from Jo Sarsby Management who looks after many BBC wildlife TV presenters and camera people.  www.josarsby.com

Many of their clients do live theatre tours/public talks, which is a great chance for members of the public to learn about wildlife, photography and ask questions too. Gordon Buchanan will be touring at Churchill Theatre on 17 November, which they think will be of great interest to members of Bromley Camera Club. http://www.josarsby.com/news/2019/5/15/animal-families-and-me-with-gordon-buchanan-autumn-2019-theatre-tour-dates-on-sale

Ice Skating

Several of London’s seasonal ice rinks are now open, and it’s the first weekend for both Somerset House and the Tower of London. Somerset House is once again sponsored by Fortnum & Mason, with a towering Christmas tree, and plenty of eating, drinking and shopping opportunities. The Tower of London’s rink is a chance to skate in the world-famous moat, with illuminated snow flaked projected onto the walls at night.

Photography Walk – Sunday 17 November – 10:00am

Get up early and head to Forty Hall for a photography walk through the grounds. Snap away at the autumn colours as you wander, with Pat Simmons of the Royal Photographic Society on hand to offer advice when required. Forty Hall (Enfield), £30, book ahead,

Forthcoming Camera Club Outings

Highgate Cemetery Tour – Sunday 12 January 2020 – £12 per person (friends/relatives welcome too) 

Meet at the entrance to the East Cemetery at 11:00am to explore this section. We can then go for lunch together in one of the nearby pubs before returning to the West Cemetery for a private tour at 2.30pm. No tripods unfortunately. 

Please email Charlotte (charlotte.teager@outlook.com) if you’d like to come and we will collect payment at a later date. 

York/Whitby – Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7 April 2020

Sunday 5 April: travel up to York in the morning, walking tour around the city in the afternoon and time for sunset/evening photography

Monday 6 April: private minibus trip to Whitby via the York Moors, Goathland etc. – full itinerary to be confirmed (maximum 16 people so first come, first served)

Tuesday 7 April: more time in York before travelling back to London in the afternoon/evening

When I first put this in the Newsletter the cost was £106 for two nights’ accommodation at the Travelodge Central Layerthorpe (per room) plus around £50 for the day trip (depending on final numbers).

Charlotte will organise the above but you’ll need to book your own train tickets – these go on sale 12 weeks in advance so please put 12January in your diaries to get the best price! We’ll send out a reminder nearer the time too.

As Charlotte will have to pay in full for the Travelodge accommodation to get the saver rates, it’d be great if you could email her to let her know that you’re coming and she will contact you to give her bank details. The cost is £106 (this forms your non-refundable deposit). If you’d like to share a room, please her know who you’re sharing with and transfer £53 each. Partners/relatives/friends are welcome on this trip.