What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow should have been a presentation by Gill Peachey – Transylvania: A Land that Time Forgot, unfortunately Gill has had to cancel so we will now be having a members evening with a talk by Pete Salmon on iphone photography and either Alan Murrell’s talk on New Zealand or Jeff King’s talk on his visit to Vietnam.

Tomorrow is hand in for Mono Prints Round 3.

The meeting on Thursday, for one night only, will be in the Drawing Room at Ripley.

Next week will be the Mono Print Competition Round 3 to be judged by David Mendus.



To those scoring a 20 in Round 3 of the Colour Print competition

Improvers: “Red Leaves” and “Fallen Leaves” both by John Kember

Advanced:  “Dress Rehearsal” by Paul Lehane; “In the Foothills of the Matterhorn” by Peter Ergis and “Brooding Antarctica” by Cheryl Morris.


SLF Competition Plate 2 has now been rescheduled to Friday 22 February at Selsdon Camera Club, The Methodist Halls, 102 Limpsfield Road, South Croydon CR2 9EE to be judged by Andy Smith LRPS CPAGB           

Mono Prints:   Beckenham v Cheam v Mitcham v West Wickham

PDIs:                 Aperture Woolwich v Bromley v Croydon v Greenwood v Mitcham

Why not go along on the evening and support Bromley.


KCPA Diamond Jubilee Trophy 2019.

The KCPA Diamond Jubilee 2019 competition takes place on Saturday 23 February at Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6AH

Doors open at 2.00pm with the event commencing at 2.30pm.

They are also taking in members KCPA exhibition entries if they are ready. Further information can be found here.


There doesn’t seem to be much happening his weekend, maybe because its half-term but a new Roof Garden has just opened in The City of London

The Garden at 120, a new mid-level roof garden on Fenchurch Street. This suspended pocket park lives 15 floors high, atop One Fen Court. On weekdays it’s open 10:00am-6:30pm, until summer hours kick in on 1 April, at which point it’s open till 9:00pm. Excitingly, it’s trialling opening hours on the weekend too, trying to counter the presumed-scarcity of things to do in the City on non-working days. There are two six-weekend trial periods, for which the garden is open 10:00am-5:00pm. The 2,800 sq m roof garden has a capacity of 207 people, so if it’s a particularly clear day, you might have to queue.

Designed by Eric Parry Architects on behalf of insurance company Generali, One Fen Court is a noteworthy building even if you ignore the roof garden. That’s largely thanks to its unusual design — it’s almost one building stacked on top of another. The higher level is covered in iridescent strips, producing a vivid colourful effect both inside and outside. The final thing worth looking out for is down at ground level. The building has a spacious through-passageway to retain a historic link between Fenchurch Street and Fenchurch Avenue. It’s from here that you catch a lift to the roof. But before you do, look up. There’s a digital art installation by Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier on the ceiling. It aims to act as a camera obscura bringing imagery from the garden down to the street. The best moment comes when the image flickers onto the roof’s live-stream, trained on Tower Bridge. People walk underneath barely noticing, but stop and stare when it grabs their attention. Free entry.


British Life Photography Awards 2019 Now on, ends Saturday 23 February, at Mall Galleries, The Mall, SW1 – 10:00am-5:00pm, closes 2:00pm on final day. Free entry.


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