What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is Cherry Larcombe ’s presentation on creative flower photography.

Thursday is also hand in for the Annual Exhibition. See below for details.

Next week (28 March) Steve Jones will be explaining about working with projects.


Annual Exhibition Entry Details

You may enter up to 9 PDIs, 9 Colour Prints and 9 Mono Prints

Prints already held from the season’s competition rounds are listed on the attachment. By default, these will be entered for judging by Darren Woolway, the exhibition judge, unless you actively withdraw or substitute any of them. Additional or substitute prints up to the maximum should be handed-in at Thursday’s meeting or delivered to Steve Jones by arrangement by Sunday 24 March latest.

PDIs already entered into the season’s competition rounds will also be entered into the exhibition by default unless actively withdrawn or substituted. Please send any withdrawal notices, additional or substitute PDIs to pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk by Sunday 24 March latest. Your attention is drawn to the Competition and Exhibition Regulations, available on the Club’s website.


Next Club Outings

Olympic Park (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) – Saturday 30th March

Meet at Stratford station by the entrance to Westfield at 10:00am. Please email Charlotte (Charlotte.Teager@outlook.com) if you plan to attend. 

Leeds Castle – Saturday 11 or Sunday 12 May (date depends on most popular choice with members). 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 come, if you plan on driving and which date(s) is best for you. Entrance is £25 if pre-booked online and includes the Motors by the Moat event. Concession prices are also available.


Kerri and Steinberger Cups

Congratulations to Matthew Teager for winning the Kerri Cup for his  print entitled “Lonely Commuter”.  Matthew’s print “Remembering” was also voted to be the runner-up.

In the Steinberger Cup Chris Murray’s “Way Out” was voted the best PDI and the runner-up was “Me and My Shadow” by Matthew Teager.


What’s on Soon

Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall, Greenwich reopening Saturday 23 March

Celebrate the reopening of the Painted Hall following a major £8.5m conservation project. Be one of the first to see the stunning transformation which has taken place in the Painted Hall and the Undercroft below, which now houses a new shop, café and Sackler Gallery space. Discover one of London’s most spectacular hidden gems set within Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece. Visitors can now enjoy guided talks in the Painted Hall, a multimedia guide, handling objects, photography exhibition and a kids trail. Plus you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the foundations of Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII’s former royal home which were uncovered in the Undercroft as part of the renovation works. 

To commemorate the reopening, members of the Greenwich, Deptford and Rotherhithe Sea Cadets, will perform a ceremonial parade at 9.30am in the grounds on Saturday 23 March as they prepare to cut the ribbon and officially open the Painted Hall and Undercroft at 10:00am. Book ahead £12.00/concess. £8.50. Read more at https://www.ornc.org/event/painted-hall-reopening-celebrations#zFx2MD2oDp8yPYsl.99


Sculpture in the City – Saturday 23 March -14:30 – 16:30 – Meet at Liverpool Street Station Entrance in Liverpool Street by the Kindertransport sculpture, next to MacDonalds

Join Philip Nelkon for a saunter around the City. Every year, the Corporation of London organises a sculpture display on the streets in and around the City. He’ll be visiting 15 of the substantial pieces on show from artists all around the world including Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, appreciate the sculptures and find out a little more about them and their creators. Any questions? Email  philip.nelkon@gmail.com, 07785 737530 – £10 book tickets before 22 March.


Open Day Weekend – Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 11:00am-4:00pm, Hermitage Community Moorings, 16 Wapping High Street, E1W 1NG

Occasional open weekend to go on board the barges moored next to Tower Bridge. The motor Tug Touchstone will be arriving from Chatham and open to visitors, a pop-up cafe in the pier house and of course the resident live-aboard boats to view close up, mainly Dutch and English river barges, and all in navigable condition with either working engines or sailing rigs, or both. Come and find out from those who live here what it is like to live on board a barge on the river. The Tug Touchstone was built in 1962 on the Thames in Charlton and worked the Thames and the Medway until 1994. A great piece of Thames river history, in full working order.


Anish Kapoor Review – starts today and on until August at Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5EQ – Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm; Sat 11am-5pm

Stay away from Ealing if you’ve got body image issues, because Anish Kapoor has made it bloody impossible to escape your reflection. In the newly refurbed Pitzhanger Manor, architect Sir John Soane’s one-time country pad, Kapoor has built a world of polished metal; a hall of mirrors that twists, turns, distends and flips the viewer. Not a good place to go if you haven’t had your beauty sleep.

The two bright gallery spaces are filled with mirror works; globes, discs, cubes and squares polished to glistening perfection. You, the viewer, are in every single one.

Three along one wall are in gradients of red and green. Your reflection is inverted until you get close enough that it snaps back the right way around. The curves of each disc echo back your words and breathing. It’s totally disorientating, and so overwhelming it almost leaves you with motion sickness.


And if you don’t mind getting covered in coloured powder a reminder that HOLI will be celebrated this weekend.