What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow will be the Mono Print Competition Round 3 to be judged by David Mendus.

Next week (7 March) will be a Members Evening, more details in next week’s Newsletter.

Next week is also hand in for the Kerri and Steinberger Cups for the competition on 14 March. These are one-class competitions. The Steinberger cup is awarded for the best PDI taken on a club outing and the Kerri Cup for the best print taken on a club outing. You can enter 3 prints and 3 PDIs.  Qualifying events are:

13 January 2018 – London Walk ending at Science Museum

18 February 2018 – RSPB Reserve at Rainham Marshes

28 April 2018 – Gatwick Aviation Museum and Brighton

9 June 2018 – Hutchinson’s Bank Nature Reserve

2018 Summer Project photos  

15 September 2018 – Chatham Dockyard 

18 November 2018 – Deptford Walk

26 January 2019 – Canary Wharf Lights


Finals of the FSLPS Plate Final to be held TONIGHT at Beckenham PS

Do come along and support Bromley who are up against Cheam CC in the Final of the Mono Prints Competition. Beckenham’s address is St. John’s Church Halls, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham BR3 3JN – 7:45pm for 8:00pm.


SLF Competition Plate 2 Friday 22 February

Unfortunately we didn’t do too well coming 4th out of the five entrants.


Can you help Terrence Higgins Trust?

Proscovia Mawanda, Community Fundraising Assistant for Terrence Higgins Trust is looking for volunteer photographers to join them at upcoming running events and capture shots of their brilliant running team. Each runner will be raising money for Terrence Higgins Trust and wearing a branded vest, which they would love to capture amongst the sea of runners.

This could be an amazing opportunity to build your portfolio, meet new people, and for those interested in showcasing their creativity, as well as being part of a fantastic day.

If you are able to support them and would like to volunteer with THT, please get in touch on fundraising@tht.org.uk or 020 7812 1664. They will be able to cover travel expenses up to £10 and snacks will be provided.


What’s on Soon

Flippin’ Good Fun Pancake Race – Saturday 2 and Tuesday 5 March both at 12 noon in Greenwich Market (see below for more details)


Insiders/Outsiders festival  – Saturday 2 March 2019 – Tuesday 31 March 2020

This year-long arts festival celebrates refugees from Nazi Europe and highlights their impact on British culture. Expect a vibrant and all-encompassing programme of exhibitions, performances and events across a variety of London venues. Highlights include an exhibit devoted to the work of Bauhaus graphic designer George Adams and a celebration of the work of musician and writer Hans Keller. More info on


Visit my Mosque Day – Sunday 3 March

Visit My Mosque day is a community based initiative, which sees mosques up and down the country open their doors to the general public, all on the same day. This gives an opportunity for anyone wishing to visit a mosque to go and see the daily goings on inside the place of worship.

Visit My Mosque day aims to help clear any misconceptions people may have about Islam and sharing tea and refreshments with local neighbours and the community.

For a full list of the local mosques taking part, visit their website. www.visitmymosque.org.


Kirkaldy Testing Museum – Sunday 3 March – 11:00am to 5:00pm

David Kirkaldy’s Testing and Experimenting Works at 99 Southwark Street set international standards in testing materials from which everyone’s everyday life benefits today.

Today, this unique Victorian workshop keeps alive our direct link with Kirkaldy’s innovation, at the heart of this bustling commercial district of London. The Kirkaldy Testing Museum preserves Kirkaldy’s unique Universal Testing Machine – the huge hydraulic powered machine he designed and had built in Leeds – in full working order in the premises he built to house it.

As well as presenting the story of the family who ran the business for almost 100 years and of the wider development of materials testing, the workshop and the Universal Testing Machine provide a unique crucible for new experimentation and collaboration – which can inspire future generations of scientists and artists alike to continue enquiring into the properties of the materials on which we build our lives.

Warning – this event can be cancelled at short notice, please check their website before travelling.


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races – Tuesday 5 March

Leadenhall Market Pancake Race

Teams relay race the length of the historic 14th century covered market.

Leadenhall Market, Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR

Competitors from City law, banking and accountancy firms race around the historic 14th century Leadenhall Market while attempting to flip a pancake in the legendary Leadenhall Market Pancake Race. The winners walk away with free pancakes and the highly coveted frying pan trophy and for spectators there’s plenty of pancakes as well as beer and ale on tap at the Lamb Tavern which co-hosts and which is where the race starts.


Livery Companies Pancake Day Race

Each aspect of the race allocated to the relevant livery and the Poulters supply the eggs.

Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2P 2EJ

The City’s annual inter-livery Pancake Race sees 21 teams racing around the Guildhall yard at noon on Shrove Tuesday competing for frying pan trophies awarded to the winner of each class. It’s a colourful event organised by the Poulters’ Company, who supply the eggs – essential in the making of the pancakes – with the support of The Cook & The Butler. Every other aspect of the race is allocated to the relevant livery – the Gunmakers start each heat with a bang, the Clockmakers are responsible for the accuracy of the timing, the Fruiterers provide lemons, the Cutlers plastic forks and the Glovers the white gloves worn by each runner. A recent additional attraction has been a specially commissioned piece sung by the Musicians Company. Original participants were Livery companies in some way associated with the making of pancakes with invited teams from the Mansion House and Guildhall but this has been extended to include other Livery Companies and Corporation Departments such as The Old Bailey, preferably with a relationship to the making of pancakes.


Better Bankside Pancake Day Race 

Local businesses test their pancake-tossing prowess.

Borough Market, Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL

The Better Bankside Pancake Day Race at Borough Market’s Jubilee Place on Shrove Tuesday sees Bankside businesses team up and showcase their pancake-tossing prowess in aid of a local charity. Teams go head-to-head and the winner is the first team to cross the finish line with more than a third of the whole pancake still in the pan. Teams are encouraged to raise sponsorship and audience members to donate. Pancakes will be available throughout and all race participants will be treated to a free pancake.


Greenwich Market Pancake Races

Race around Greenwich Market and get a free pancake.

Greenwich Market, College Approach, London SE10 9HZ

Teams, friends and pancake lovers are invited to join in the Greenwich Market Pancake Races taking place on Shrove Tuesday from midday. There are medals to be won and plenty of pancakes up for grabs from the traders at Greenwich Market, and this year, they’re going big with two events. You can turn up on either day and enter the race as a team or on your own. Don’t worry if you’re not a well-seasoned flipper, pancakes and pans are provided. Find out more here. Dress up and help raise money for The Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.