What’s on at the Club Tonight 

Tonight is the Mike Gleave Nature Cup competition to be judged by Jeff Royce.

Next week (28 April) Clive Tanner will be giving a presentation entitled “It’s a Good Record, I’ll give it 16 points”.


What’s on this Weekend and soon

Spectrum Photo Art Group

Their latest exhibition is on at the Stables Gallery at Hall Place, Bexley.  The exhibition opens to the public tomorrow and continues until Sunday 22 May.  The Stables Gallery is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm every day and entry to the gallery and Hall Place Gardens is free, as is adjacent parking. Everyone is welcome to come and ‘Meet the Photographers’ on Saturday 7 May from 12 noon till 2:00pm.


Feast of St. George – Saturday 23 April between 12 noon and 6:00pm

Join the St. George’s Day celebrations, with English food, free activities and a Shakespearean twist at the Mayor of London’s annual Feast of St. George. See Trafalgar Square decorated in red and white for England’s national day, and join in the free themed activities with live music, family games, dance and storytelling. Plus, watch celebrity chefs give live cookery demonstrations and sample traditional English fare from the food stalls, inspired by St George’s Day’s 13th-century origins as a national day of feasting. To mark 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, which also falls on 23 April, this year’s event will also celebrate the bard’s life and work with themed activities.


SLF Finals Day – Saturday 23 April at St. John’s Church, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham BR3 3JN. Doors Open 1:00pm for exhibition, main event starts at 2:00pm. Tickets: £5.


KCA Exhibition

The Presentation evening and showing of the PDI images is on Saturday 23 April 6:30pm – 10:00pm in the Upstairs Gallery, Creek Creative, 1 Abbey Street, Faversham. Congratulations to Czech Conroy, Steve Jones and Paul Lehane who have all had images accepted.


The Reed London Kayakathon – Saturday 23 April

A group of over one hundred sea Kayakers will paddle 26.2 miles of the river Thames. Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle the distance in a group with the aim of raising in excess of £30,000 for a wide variety of different charitable causes. The kayakers will travel 13.1 miles upriver with the flood tide to Chiswick Bridge where there will be a short stop to grab some lunch and stretch those legs before heading back to Tower Bridge on the ebb tide.


London Marathon 2016 – Sunday 24 April.

Every year, approximately 36,000 people run the 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London. Some run for personal achievement, some to raise money for their favourite charity; and many run in outrageous fancy-dress. Previous years’ costumes have included a giant penguin, a London bus, Superman, and a slow-moving snail. The first half of the route runs just south of the Thames through Greenwich and Blackheath. After crossing the river on Tower Bridge, runners pass some of the capital’s famous landmarks, including the London Eye and the Tower of London before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.


Larter Cup Results

Although we came second in the PDIs, our poor showing in the mono prints meant we came last overall. Beckenham being the winners. Congratulations go to Vera Stevens for her Dunking Devil and Paul Lehane for his The Ghost of Trees, both PDIs scoring a 20 from the Judge.


Next Camera Club Outing

The Club outings committee is arranging a visit to Brands Hatch on Sunday 29 May to the Masters Historic Festival.

The event is one of the historic racing highlights of the year, with classic Formula One, sports cars and saloons taking to the full Grand Prix circuit – one of the few to have retained all of its character from the halcyon days of motor racing. Plus there is plenty to see and do away from the circuit, including vast car club displays.

Glyn Bareham from KCPA will be running his annual Brands Hatch workshop on the same day so any member wanting to take advantage of this opportunity can do so before we meet as a club. Glyn aims to meet anyone interested at 9 am in front of the Kentagon building. No need to pre book. Glyn will give hints and tips about shooting at Brands Hatch. Details of Glyn’s event can be found at http://www.kcpa.co.uk/2016/04/glyn-bareham-brands-hatch-workshop-29th-may/

Bromley Club Members will meet at 10.30am again in front of the Kentagon before we go off and do our own things in small groups or singly depending on your own preferences. We will arrange to meet up again later for lunch and/or a coffee at some time.

Details of the event itself can found at http://www.brandshatch.co.uk/calendar/2016/may/masters.aspx

The programme for the Sunday races is attached.

Tickets cost £22 if purchased online before the event or £26 on the day. If you wish to attend you will need to arrange your own tickets.

If you are interested, please sign up on the list on Thursdays at the meeting or email Paul (paul.lehane@bromley.gov.uk)







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Weekend Admission £29 £18 FREE
Saturday Admission £16 £20 £10 £12 FREE FREE
Sunday Admission – MAIN EVENT DAY £22 £26 £14 £15 FREE FREE
Saturday Paddock Hill Grandstand (roving seat) £5 £2 £2
Sunday Paddock Hill Grandstand (roving seat) £8 £4 £4  


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Photography Workshop

Darren Woolway ARPS, Ba(Hons) (studio@raidphotographic.co.uk  www.darrenwoolway.co.uk) has started to run a few basic photography workshops, many members have been asking me for this on evenings so I have launched 6 new dates from Groupon. Over the past 3.5 years he has taught his Basic Course to just over 1600 students and has a 93% rating on Groupon for people who would recommend it to a friend. Full price for this one day workshop is £249 however if you get across to Groupon it is on offer for £44!  https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/raid-photographics-1-23845818.


And finally, happy birthday to our Queen.