This is the last Newsletter for a couple of weeks as I will be away.


What’s happening tonight and soon

Tonight is the Kerri Cup competition. Unfortunately the judge (Malcolm Dilloway) is unwell, we are trying to get another judge but we may have to judge ourselves! Next week our guest speaker will be Jodie Randall (


On 13 March members will have a chance to show their “experimental” pictures, i.e. those that might not fit into normal competition criteria (i.e. pinhole, cyanotypes, instagram, etc. and on 20 March our guest speaker will be Roger Hance FRPS.


Things to do this weekend and soon

Russian Maslenitsa Festival in Trafalgar Square – Sunday, 2 March 2014 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Maslenitsa is traditionally a family event, and its London cousin will be no different, with a children’s marquee programme featuring exclusive performances by the award winning Theatre Chudaki, a presentation of Maslenitsa traditions, with audience interaction, performances of traditional songs by children’s groups and plenty of competitions, games and fun. Trafalgar Square will be transformed into a bustling bazaar exhibiting and selling original Russian Art, handicrafts and souvenirs, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Sample your way around a marketplace of authentic Russian dishes, ranging from the staples of beef stroganoff and borscht (beetroot soup) to such regional delicacies as pelmeni (Russian-style pasta), traditional Russian pastries (bubliki and vatrushki) and, of course, the quintessential Maslenitsa delicacy: blini (pancakes).

And don’t forget it’s Shrove Tuesday next week – Pancake Day for the foodies!

Photography Exhibitions

Tonbridge Camera Club’s 48th Annual Photo Exhibition at Tonbridge Castle from 14 to 21 March. Opens 1:00 p.m. on 14th and closes 12 noon on 21st, all other days 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free admission