What’s on at the Club tonight and next week

Tonight is Round 1 of the PDI Competition to be judged by Mick White.

Next Week (1 October) is our AGM. Please bring along the papers, which were e-mailed to you recently. Next week is also hand in for Round 1 of the Colour Prints competition.


What to do and see this weekend

Battersea Art Station, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN – Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September – 10:00am – 5:00pm

This is an open exhibition celebrating art inspired by Battersea Power Station. Just under 400 artists from around the world have submitted over 500 pieces of artwork, ranging from striking black and white photography, poetry, film, contemporary neon interpretations, classic oil paintings to cast iron sculptures.

In addition to the exhibition, the weekend will also feature a number of exciting activities on each day providing entertainment for all ages. Highlights include a 3D Lego Big Build of Battersea Power Station, featured art works from the Royal College of Art and pieces from the Wandsworth Borough Collection, live printmaking with the up and coming ‘Print Wagon’, musical performances, special Family Saturday activities including BAC’s ‘The Bees Knees’ indoor play space, on site construction & architectural photography exhibition from View Pictures, a Battersea Power Station inspired brunch and Sunday film screening programme. BAC’s well-known Scratch Bar will have food and drinks available to purchase for guests throughout the weekend.


Sheep Drive across London Bridge – Sunday 27 September – 10:00am – 5:00pm

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen will be organising the annual Sheep Drive across London Bridge again this year. They will organise the day on similar lines to last year – participants will each drive their sheep a quarter of the length of the bridge; there will be a specific sheep pen for photo opportunities and a prize for the best dressed participant judged from the photographs taken by Gerald Sharp. There will be the usual health and safety features and traffic precautions incorporated into the design of the day to make it a safe but enjoyable family friendly day out.


Tour of HQS Wellington – Sunday 27 September – 10:00am – 5:00pm – Free

HQS Wellington was involved in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II, taking part in 103 convoys. She was an essential part of the Royal Naval fleet in ensuring food security for Britain. An informative and enjoyable tour will be offered to see how the HQS Wellington was used in the past, and how she is now used by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners as their livery hall and museum. Last tour begins at 4.15pm.  http://www.thewellingtontrust.com/home


Pearly Kings and Queens on Parade – Sunday 27 September – 12:00 noon – 8:00pm

The London Pearly Kings & Queens Society Costermongers Harvest Festival Parade Service

This event takes place at Guildhall Yard starting at noon with traditional entertainment before a parade down to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the service at 3.00pm. This is attended by many Mayors, Donkey’s and Carts, Marching Bands and of course the Pearly Kings & Queens and many other colourful characters. All the offerings are donated to the Whitechapel Mission.


Orpington Photographic Society

Annual Exhibition – Saturday 10 October – 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Orpington Village Hall, 311 High Street, Orpington.



Well done Lou, whose photo (below) was one of two pictures awarded a highly recommended rating by the judges for the Biggin Hill Photography Competition, Their comment was “a fine image by Louise Humphreys, from Hayes, of a Spitfire with the 21st century skyline of high-rise buildings of the City of London in the frame”. Lou’s photo should be published in the Bromley times and Newsshopper this week, along with being displayed at the Lookout Café by Biggin Hill Airport.

(C) Lou Humphreys