What’s on this Weekend

The 2015 Crystal Palace Overground Festival – Wednesday 24 June to Sunday 28 June 

This community led arts & culture festival has a packed programme of live music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, heritage & vintage culture, kids activities, visual arts, food & drink in this green and leafy suburb. 90% of events are free. Full programme at crystalpalacefestival.org.


London Pride Parade 2015 – Saturday 27 June. The parade begins at Baker Street at 1:00pm and ends at Whitehall at 4:30pm. Route and more details at prideinlondon.org.


Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre – (Sutton’s Hospital, Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AN) Saturday 27 June 1:00pm – 5:00pm – free

The Fayre will include: food and drink stalls, maypole dancing, Punch and Judy, face painting, Morris dancers, Museum of London Activities – Medieval dancing and storytelling, Pearly Kings and Queens, books and plants stalls, etc. There will also be the opportunity to meet the local City of London Mounted Police and their horses and also the members of Green Watch from Islington Fire Brigade – subject to emergency call outs. More info at thecharterhouse.org.


Eel Pie Island Open WeekendSaturday 27 and Sunday 28 June – 10:30am to 5:30pm – free

Eel Pie island is a private island on the Thames at Twickenham. In addition to mixed dwellings and a nature reserve, the island is home to 26 artists studios all situated in and around a working boatyard. Twice a year, the island opens up to the public and the studios open their doors to interested visitors providing a unique opportunity to see inside a real working artist’s studio, talk to the artists and purchase or commission new art works.


Battle Photographic Society’s Annual Exhibition – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June in the Memorial Hall, Battle.  This year as well as their normal exhibition – an Awards and Distinctions room showing some of their successes in this last year; a FRPS panel, a LRPS panel, a CPAGB portfolio, gold medal winners from FIAP exhibitions and SxPF competitions, BPE acceptances.


Nuclear Bomber to fly over London – Sunday 28 June –  – 2:00pm approx.

The Avro Vulcan was the UK’s cold war bomber and apart from the US spy planes, probably the most distinctive aircraft of its era with its massive delta wing design. From photos you might not unreasonably presume it to be a fighter jet, but it is many times larger. Fortunately, never used to drop nuclear bombs, the Vulcan bomber was used during the Falklands War to run the famous flight from the UK down to the islands and bomb the airport runway. The planes were mothballed following the end of the cold war, and while one is still flying, and another might be restored to flight, the rest are in museums. And that sole flying bomber will be flying over each of those museums, including London’s RAF Museum near Colindale.


Forthcoming Outings

Saturday 4 July – River Festival at Chatham by train.  If you would like to come along please let me know by e-mail. Chatham Waterfront is the place to be on 4 July, when yachts and sailing vessels of every kind will join together for the Medway River Festival. There will be river displays and races running all day, along with food stalls, exhibitions and live music. And don’t forget there is also the historic dockyard.

Friday 7 to Monday 10 August – Portsmouth weekend.

If anybody else would like to join us, members or non-members, please let one of the Outings Committee know and we will see if there are any spaces available. More info regarding travel nearer the date.


Mixed Lighting Techniques Course – Saturday 4 July

Darren Woolway ARPS is running a Mixed Lighting Techniques course with Posh Nosh. There are only 3 places left on the course which includes a 2 course fine dining meal at The Hengist with a small glass of wine. It will be lead in 2 groups, each group will have a tutor and a model and a maximum of 5-6 students. To book or to find out more please visit http://training.raidphotographic.co.uk/portrait-photography-lighting-workshop-kent/


PAGB e-News No. 141

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