Tonight’s the Night
For our Awards Evening at Bromley Central Library starting at 7:30pm. Bromley’s Mayor will present Prizes and the Judge will be commenting on his choice of images. Do come along, bring your family and friends, view the exhibition, look at the images the Judge chose and enjoy some nibbles and a drink or two after the event while chatting to fellow members and their guests.
We are now in our summer break – back in September. As the programme for next year is still provisional as soon as it’s confirmed I’ll e-mail copies out with the Newsletter.
But don’t forget we have the summer project. It’s not too late to sign up and join a team, so if interested please email Steve Jones at email@example.com and he will allocate you to a team.
Please don’t forget to put your name down on the stewards’ rota for the Annual Exhibition as we still have some spare slots.
Saturday 13 June – Medieval Fair at Faversham by train. If you would like to come along please let me know by e-mail. We will be meeting outside Bromley South Station at 9:45 am to catch the 9:58 train to Faversham. A weekend-long Medieval Fair celebrating Faversham’s involvement in the Magna Carta 800th anniversary. Held in Faversham’s historic town centre there will be re-enactments, tournaments, birds of prey, battles, plays, a medieval camp, music, dancing, juggling, stalls, food and plenty of hands-on crafts and activities. The town will come alive with street decorations, period dress and medieval music, market stalls and lovely independent shops and restaurants, with plenty of delicious food and drink.
Saturday 4 July – River Festival at Chatham by train. If you would like to come along please let me know by e-mail. Chatham Waterfront is the place to be on 4 July, when yachts and sailing vessels of every kind will join together for the Medway River Festival. There will be river displays and races running all day, along with food stalls, exhibitions and live music. And don’t forget there is also the historic dockyard.
Friday 7 to Monday 10 August – Portsmouth weekend.
If anybody else would like to join us, members or non-members, please let one of the Outings Committee know and we will see if there are any spaces available. More info regarding travel nearer the date.
What’s on this Weekend
Annual open day at Nunhead Cemetery Saturday 16 May – 11:00am – 5:00pm. Free
Annual open day at the Victorian Cemetery with guided tours of the crypt, the graves, and numerous stalls and displays. Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, SE15
Tudor Pull Saturday 16 May – 12noon – 5:00pm
A number of traditional rowing cutters; including the Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana will be rowing from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London. The vessels will be coming through Teddington Lock at approximately 12:15 and will be navigating downriver to the Tower on the starboard hand side of the channel, expecting to arrive at approx. 16:30.
Dunkirk Little Ships Parade, London’s Royal Dock – Saturday 16 May 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Over 20 Dunkirk Little Ships with gather in London’s Royal Docks over the weekend of 16 and 17 May ahead of their return to Dunkirk to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk Evacuations. During the evening of Saturday, 16 May, as part of the nationwide Museums at Night festival of arts, heritage and culture, the Dunkirk Little Ships will parade around Royal Victoria Dock. Little Ship The Silver Queen will offer twilight trips around the docks and there will be the chance to step aboard some of the other ships taking part. In 1940 700 small civilian boats sailed from Ramsgate in Kent to Dunkirk in Northern France under extraordinarily dangerous conditions, braving mine fields, E-boat attacks and Stuka bomb attacks to rescue British and French forces trapped on the beaches, from the advancing German army. These little ships, mostly privately owned pleasure boats, private yachts and fishing boats, contributed to the rescue of over 338,000 men. Although the Evacuation of Dunkirk was no victory for the British Army it saved the troops to carry on the fight against Hitler – indeed many went on to return to liberate Europe through Normandy and Italy. Boat trips around the Royal Docks will cost £10 per person with children half price – each trip will last about 45 minutes. London’s Royal Docks, King George V Lock, Pierhead, Woolwich, Manor Way E16 2NJ. More info on http://londonsroyaldocks.com/
Preview for Bank Holiday Weekend – Brands Hatch Fun Day/Photography Workshop – Sunday 24 May
Glyn Bareham is again hosting the above event. You can either book online beforehand to save a little, or on the gate on the day, seniors save more by paying at the gate, (no extra cost for anyone, only admission). If you don’t know Brands, go through the main gate keep going straight ahead past the back of the grandstands and a row of shops, when you get to the end you will see a building (the Kentagon) in front of you, the group will be meeting in front of this, most years 50 or so people turn up so you should have no trouble seeing them with photography bags etc. no need to let Glyn know you are going, just turn up! In the event of any hold ups etc. Glyn’s mobile on the day will be 07913 733392 (if he can hear it!) www.brandshatch.co.uk >Race Events>View all Events Calendar> click on 24th May Masters Historic Festival (+ FIA Historic F1).
KCPA Annual Print and PDI Exhibition 2015
For those who missed the exhibition you can view the images on http:// www.kcpa.co.uk.