What’s on at the Club
Tomorrow is Round 1 of the Mono Competition to be judged by John Hill. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the PDI competition.
Next week (25 October) is Round 2 of the PDI competition.
Members’ Evening – Thursday 1 November
The theme for the members’ presentation meeting will be ‘Music’, which can be interpreted very widely. Put together minimum 5 and maximum 20 PDIs on a memory stick and bring it along or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 days before the event. This is a ‘show and tell’ so we would be interested in how, why, when, where the pictures were taken. The pictures do not need to be new – you can raid your back catalogue. Nor do photos need to be potential competition winners for their content or story to be interesting. They may be discussed but not judged or marked. The time available on the evening will be equally divided between those participating.
Kent Wildlife Trust is running a free photography competition this year. Entrants are encouraged to submit their best images in the categories of fauna, flora, landscape and marine as well as a junior category. The competition closes on 30 November and more information and how to enter can be found at: https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved/photography-competition. The overall prize for the competition is a two-night stay in a holiday cottage in Biddenden, Kent courtesy of Kent and Sussex Cottages.
What’s on soon which may be of interest
Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum – from 19 October
Now in its 54th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on earth. Explore the world’s best nature photography, chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges and exhibited on 100 light panels. The images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging, stories behind the photographs. The exhibition runs until 30 June.
Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD; nhm.ac.uk
October Plenty – Sunday 21 October – 12 noon
October Plenty is an Autumn harvest celebration held annually in Southwark. Beginning on the Bankside, by Shakespeare’s Globe, October Plenty mixes ancient seasonal customs and theatre with contemporary festivity, joining with historic Borough Market, Southwark and Borough Market’s Apple Day. October Plenty is a collective celebration of the seasons, weather and food, in a public place, with access to everyone. The event is free, and happens whatever the weather.
Apple Day – Sunday 21 October – 12 noon to 16:00pm
As is tradition, Borough Market’s neighbour, Southwark Cathedral will kick off the proceedings with a short act of harvest worship in the Market, accompanied by the Market’s choir. A collection will be made for the Robes Project, a local charity that provides winter night shelters for the homeless of south London. Borough Market (Three Crown Square, Green Market and Market Hall) plays host to a celebration of all things apples with music, performances, heroic tales and animal apple fans from Hackney City Farm. There’s also some of the finest apple based produce from chefs and stallholders to buy.
In the City at Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich – until 26 October
Exploring how more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, In the City showcases different artistic perspectives on these ever-changing urban environments on global scale. The collection of work by nine contemporary artists, including Trevor Burgess, Jock McFadyen and Marguerite Horner, explores urban space in locations around the world, from the UK to Myanmar, using different sources such as photographs and newspapers. Painter Matthew Krishanu explores the memory of his childhood in Bangladesh through his work.
10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, SE10 9BD; greenwichunigalleries.co.uk
Then and Now’ 2-3 Winslade Way, Catford until Sunday 28 October – free
Get to know the residents of Lewisham past and present at this exhibition of photographs from John Goto and Des Willie. Goto took his snaps of young people in the area on their way to reggae nights on Lewisham Way in 1977. Willie has recreated his images in 2018 snapping portraits on modern day locals at the borough’s People’s Day festival. It’s a treat to see the photographers’ work side by side. Reserve your free ticket here.
Birds of Prey Activities at Betteshanger Park, Deal – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October
Halloween experience days, offered by UK Owl and Raptor Displays, provide a unique experience in a very special small group setting. All guests will have the chance to experience incredible raptors and learn about their behaviour, conservation and habitats in the wild. Sessions are led by professional, knowledgeable trainers who will guide you on how to handle the birds, explain about the species in the wild and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can step into the world of incredible hunters on the Hawk Walk. You’ll take a walk around the Park with a majestic Harris hawk and kestrel. You’ll learn about the intelligent hunting techniques used by these birds in the wild, experience natural behaviours such as aerial catching and watch these awesome predators flying in natural habitats before landing gracefully on your gauntlet. If you have a passion for owls, you’ll enjoy the Owl Experiences. See up close their alluring and elegant features, which allow them to be the silent hunters of the night. You’ll have the opportunity to fly four different species of owl to the glove, learn about each species and their individual personalities. You’ll also have the opportunity to see natural behaviours, for example burrowing owls running through tunnels. More info on https://www.betteshanger-park.co.uk/october-2018/.
Manfrotto Silver Jubilee tripod, Silver 190 Serial 11427 with 141RC 3-way head and carrying bag.
This was Manfrotto’s 25th anniversary tripod. It is of very sturdy construction and now too heavy and bulky for me to carry around. It is in excellent condition having only been used occasionally. Only £50. If interested please speak to or e-mail Val.