What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow we will be hosting the Larter Cup. This is a competition between Beckenham, West Wickham and ourselves. For that night only the meeting will be held in the Whyte Room upstairs at Ripley.

Next week (25 April) is Steve Hedges’ presentation entitled “Creating Impact and Mood”.

Our 2 May meeting will be the Summer Project briefing.  Come along and join a group to take photos on a particular theme during the summer break. The topic will be revealed during the evening. We still need a couple of volunteers to be team leaders, so please give either Chris or Steve your name. It is also the last meeting at Ripley for this season.

Annual Exhibition

Thursday 16 May is our Awards Evening in the Great Hall at Bromley Central Library starting at 7:30pm where our Judge (Darren Woolway) will be commenting on the images he chose. Bromley’s Mayor will be handing out the awards. This will be followed by snacks and drinks. We will be having a raffle so if you have any unwanted gifts/drinks lying around at home please donate them. The actual Exhibition runs from Monday 13 May to Friday 24 May.


to Chris Murray whose panel entitled “They Marched for their Future” was deemed to be the winner by our Judge. Julie Langman’s panel “Golden Years” was the runner-up.

Next Club Outings 

Leeds Castle – confirmed for Saturday 11 May. 

This includes their Motors by the Moat event: https://www.leeds-castle.com/What’s+On/Featured+Events/Motors+by+the+Moat/ 

We’ll be sharing lifts for this outing so please let Charlotte know if you’d like to go (Charlotte.Teager@outlook.com) and if you plan on driving. Entrance is £25 if pre-booked online and includes the Motors by the Moat event. Concession prices are also available.

Hastings/Battle – Saturday 8 June

A day trip to Hastings, stopping at Battle on the way. £30 per person to cover the minibus and driver. Please let Charlotte know if you’d like to come and get your £30 to her to secure your place. Non-members welcome but priority will go to members.

Whats on Soon

The Passion of Jesus – Friday 19 April – 12.00 noon and 3:15pm

Trafalgar Square’s spectacular annual outdoor recreation of Jesus’s last days.

Wintershall Players return with their huge (for which read horses, donkeys, doves and a cast of over 100) open-air re-enactment of ‘The Passion of Jesus’ on Good Friday, featuring volunteers from in and around London. Huge crowds are expected but big screens will ensure nobody misses any crucial plot twists. Free

Spectrum Photo Art Exhibition – 19 April to 19 May –  at Stables Gallery, Hall Place, Bexley

DA5 1PQ – 10:00 – 5:00 daily, meet all the exhibitors on Friday 3 May 12noon – 2:00pm (see www.spectrumphotoart.co.uk for more details.

Feast of St. George – Saturday 20 April – 12 noon to 6:00pm  The Feast of St George takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 20 April, turning London red and white for a day of festivities to mark England’s national day and its patron saint. You’ll find English music, food and culture, as well as London’s world-famous Pearly Kings and Queens. Entertainment will include performances by Frobacks of BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer fame, live music, and the Poodle Club Comedy Tent compered by Ada Campe with magical-comedy star Paul Zenon, outspoken comic Shazia Mirza and ‘Grumpy Old Men’ star Arthur Smith. There will also be a Handmade in England craft market, hot food stalls, dance workshops led by professional dancers and choreographers from Frobacks and the West End, some St George MythBusters, and a life-size replica of Del Boy’s Robin Reliant van.

The Wildlife Walk – Sunday 21 April

Turn off your phone and take a stroll around the Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve. It’s guided with RSPB experts. New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet RM19 1SZ – £5 (£4 for RSPB members)

Easter Chair Heaving – Monday 22 April – starts at 12:00 noon

The Blackheath Morris Men once more carry out the ancient tradition of heaving a lady into the air on a decorated chair. Takes place in Greenwich town centre — usually near the Cutty Sark. Free

SLF Finals Day – Saturday 27 April

Do come along – we have the finals of the inter-club competitions, the results of the competitions to find the best of the certificate winners this season (we have Betty and Chris competing) plus the results of the Open competitions which some of you entered. It promises to be an excellent afternoon of photography with Bob Webzell ARPS EFIAP, David Smith LRPS CPAGB and Monica Weller FRPS judging.

Doors open at 1:00pm for entry to the print exhibition. Main event starts at 2:00pm. Please note that there are no tickets on this occasion – entry costs £5 (cash only), payable at the door to include tea or coffee and biscuits. More info at fslps.org.uk.

The Inter-Club Finals, Open Competitions and Print Exhibition will be held at The Mitre Theatre, Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT. Access to the school car park is via the A232 dual carriageway at the Croydon end of Wickham Road or by way of an entrance off the A232 Addiscombe Road immediately after the entrance to Shirley Park Golf Club, depending on your direction of travel.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – Sunday 28 April

The first half of the route runs just south of the Thames starting at Greenwich and Blackheath. After crossing the river on Tower Bridge, runners pass some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, including the Tower of London and Big Ben, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. Whether you’re supporting from the sidelines or sweating it out on the road, at the end of the day the winners are the charities. Between 1981 and 2018, participants have raised more than £955 million, including £63.7 million in 2018, which set a new record for a one-day annual charitable fundraising event for a 12th successive year.

KCPA Exhibition 2019 – Monday 29 April for two weeks

The KCPA exhibition will take place at Creek Creative, 1 Abbey St, Faversham ME13 7BE.

Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00am–4:00pm. Please note venue is not open on Mondays.

The presentation evening will take place at Creek Creative on Saturday 4 May 6.30pm – 8.30 pm.

Both upper and lower galleries will be kept open until presentation starts.

Winners of medals, ribbons, and merit awards will be sent an invitation to attend.

Don’t forget, it is from Accepted images in the KCPA exhibition, that images are chosen to go forward

to represent us in the PAGB Inter Federation Competition in July 2019.

V&A puts Elton John into Room 101

Room 101 in the V&A has been refurbished and half of the space is given over to the museum’s photography collection, and is being named the ‘The Sir Elton John and David Furnish Gallery’, following a large donation from the couple. The V&A’s new Photography Centre opened with a display that explores photography as a way of ‘collecting the world’, from the medium’s invention in the 19th century to the present day. It shows early small photos right up to modern day massive portraits. However, while the photos are of interest, what is rather lovely is how they’ve filled a few cases with the tools of the trade – the camera itself.

Entry is now open for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019, the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. With a first prize of £15,000, the Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists. The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

Full competition rules and entry information can be found here.

Closing date: 11 June 2019

Happy Easter to you all, no Newsletter for a few weeks.