As the Club is now in its summer break, there will not be a Newsletter every week.

Well done to all those who helped make the Awards Evening and Annual Exhibition in the Library a success.

Camera Club Outings

Hastings/Battle – Saturday 8th 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. ONLY TWO SPACES LEFT

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve – Saturday 22 June

If you’re interested in this outing, please contact Czech.

We’ll meet at 10:00am at the visitors’ centre, next to the car park, where there are toilets and a cafe. Weather permitting; this should be a good time of the year for macro photography, with plenty of dragonflies, butterflies and bees on the wing. There will also be opportunities for bird photography if you’ve got a long lens. We’ll finish at about 13.00 and re-convene at the visitors’ centre for a tea/coffee. 

Summer Project 2019

If anyone would like to join one of the teams participating in the summer project, Food and Drink in the UK, please either speak to Steve or email him.

Invite from Czech

I’ll be 70 on 5 July and I’m planning to meet friends from BCC for dinner on Saturday 6 July. I’d like to extend the invitation to all club members. The meal will be in Zizzi’s (11 Widmore Road) at 7.30 pm. Obviously I’ll have to inform Zizzi’s about numbers, so I’d be grateful if people could let me know whether they’re coming by the end of May by contacting Czech.

What’s on this Bank Holiday Weekend and soon

Feria de Londres – Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May – Free

Some colourful castanets will be popping up this weekend for a festival inspired by the traditional spring fairs in the Spanish region of Andalusia. Fittingly, South Bank’s Bernie Spain Gardens will host the free three-day event, which promises all kinds of entertainment with Sevillana dance lessons, Flamenco shows and live Spanish music. Foodies will find plenty of tapas, paella and Fino sherry at the trader stands.

Fulham Palace Relaunch – Free

They will be relaunching on the weekend of 25 May with a brand new museum, restored rooms and new planting! There will be tours and activities throughout the weekend to help you rediscover Fulham Palace, and on Sunday they are holding a Tudor May Day, complete with wandering minstrels and costumes. You will be able to see their brand new museum, painstakingly restored Tudor courtyard and in the garden an expanded collection of historically significant plants. The newly restored Palace is the result of a £3.8 million project, including £1.9 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, to revitalise the Palace and help more people discover its long and varied history.

The Sainsbury’s 150 Experience – Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden – Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May.

Your local supermarket is going all immersive theatre to celebrate its 150th birthday, taking things back to its Soho beginnings with a pop-up recreating the Drury Lane butter, milk and eggs store back in 1869. There’ll be performances taking you through the shopping experience right up to the present day, as well as plenty of interesting finds from the Sainsbury’s archive.

Dacres Wood Nature Reserve – Saturday 25 May -1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Free

Monthly open day at a wood and nature reserve that’s next to the railway at Forest Hill. It was formerly part of a large Victorian garden, and includes an important remnant of the Croydon Canal, closed in 1841. There is a diverse invertebrate fauna, including several species of particular note and a number of useful invertebrate habitats. The site’s close abutment to a railway line makes possible potential colonization and the spread of many species up this ‘green corridor’.

Vitality Westminster Mile with Mo Farah – Sunday 26 May

Long distance runner and all round athletic extraordinaire Mo Farah will be taking part in the Vitality Westminster Mile, which starts on The Mall and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace. A Wellness Festival will run alongside it in Green Park, offering a range of family-friendly activities including workshops for cricket, netball and boxing. For more information, visit

London Rivers Week – Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June

The Thames isn’t London’s only waterway. This year’s London Rivers Week focuses on London’s lost waterways — those that were artificially straightened, or buried underground, but have now been rewilded. The launch event takes place on Saturday, followed by a whole programme of other happenings. Various locations and prices, book ahead. If this sounds up your street (or canal), check out Museum of London Docklands’ new Secret Rivers exhibition (opens 24 May).

Motor Sport at the Palace – Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May – 9:00 am – 5:30 pm – cost £12.00 The event, held on parts of the old Crystal Palace motor racing track, attracts cars from 1931 right up to the most modern vehicles including classic, historic, sports and single seater cars from every generation. It is anticipated that 110 cars will take part on each day. The two-day event includes a motorcycle demonstration, car show, trade stands and attractions for the young.

Open Prison Weekend at Wandsworth Prison (North Gate Car Park, HMP Wandsworth, Heathfield Road, SW18 3HR) – Saturday 1 June – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (note: closed 1:00pm-2:00pm for lunch). Free – no booking required. The prison’s history displayed in over 400 objects. Stories of staff, prisoners, escapes and hangings. Features Oscar Wilde; acid bath murderer John Haigh, traitor William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw), and great train robber Ronnie Biggs.