What’s on at the Club Tonight
Tonight is Round 1 of the PDI Competition, which will be judged by Philip Pound.
Next week (22 September) is the Summer Project presentation on Gardens.
It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Colour Print Competition.
What’s on this Weekend
Tall Sailing Ships on the Thames – Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 September
A number of tall sailing ships will be plying paying passengers up and down the Thames for the weekend as part of Sail Greenwich 2016. You can pay to be on board, or just watch the spectacle from the riverside instead for free.
The Great Gorilla Run – Saturday 17 September Starts at 10:30 am
Hundreds of people dressed up as gorillas will run through the City of London. It’s an environmental fund raising event that takes place each year – noted for the distinctive notion of filling London’s streets with gorillas. The run starts and finishes at Minster Court, Mincing Lane EC3R 7DD. Cost: Free
London Open House Weekend – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September
The huge annual weekend where hundreds of buildings are open to the public for free. As usual, the pre-booked sites were snapped up ages ago, but that still leaves about 95% of sites free to just turn up and wander around. Best to visit their website for the huge list of sites. Cost: Free
Thames Sailing Barge Parade and Open Day – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September
On the Saturday at 3:30pm
The City of London will be host to a spectacular historic parade of Thames Sailing Barges, recreating scenes from London’s days as a bustling trading port. The majestic sailing barges will set off from the Docklands/Canary Wharf area. They then hope to proceed in strict formation through the raised bascules of Tower Bridge into the Upper Pool, before lining up and setting sail (conditions permitting) for West India Dock.
On the Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm
West India Dock will become a Popup Museum, open free to the public. Shoreside activities at West India Dock include full access to the partaking barges so the public can learn of the barges history as well as meet, mingle, eat, wine and dine with barge owners, crew members, sponsors, donors, publicists and historians. Cost: Free
Sesldon Camera Club are hosting a presentation by Ian Campbell, a professional photojournalist and sports photographer on Friday 16 September at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start at the Methodist Halls, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9EE.
Ian covers athletics events, road running, mountain racing and triathlons and is a columnist for Ultra Running Magazine, as well as working for other clients in the tourism industry and the sports world. His talk, entitled “How to take exciting sports photographs”, goes into the business of the sports photographer and the forward planning necessary to get your images selected for publication. He deals with how to find the best locations, setting up his shots and discusses camera angles and other aspects of the art of the sports photographer. Tickets are £5 on the door to include refreshments.