What’s on at the Club tonight

Tonight Clive Tanner (who incidentally judged the images for our Annual Exhibition) will be presenting his talk entitled “It’s a Good Record, I’ll give it 16 Points”

Next week (5 May) is our last meeting of the season when we will have the Summer Project briefing. As in previous years we form teams and get together over the summer break to create outstanding photos on a theme, which Steve will have chosen.

Mike Gleave Nature Cup CompetitionMike Gleave Nature Cup

Out of the 55 entries submitted the judge, Jeff Royce, chose Betty Deshmukh’s “Scottish Wildcat” as the overall winner. Many congratulations Betty. He selected three entries as runners-up by Vera Stevens, Paul Whitmarsh and Greg Gillies. Mike’s wife, Cecily, came along to the evening and presented Betty the Nature Cup.


What’s on this Bank Holiday Weekend and soon

Canalway Cavalcade – Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May

The pretty waterways of Little Venice will be even more colourful than usual for 2016’s May bank holiday weekend as the Inland Waterways Association organises their annual gathering of canal boats. Around 130 boats will be moored along the stretch of the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent for the Canalway Cavalcade, which has taken place every year since 1983. Many of the waterborne homes will be dressed up to the nines ready for the pageant, and visitors can expect plenty of very British fun including Morris dancers and a real ale tent. There’ll also be trade stalls, live music, children’s activities and refreshments.


Eastbourne Photographic Society Annual Exhibition – Saturday 30 April to Sunday 29 May

Opening times 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Da Vinci Hotel and Art Gallery, 8–10 Howard Square, Eastbourne BN21 4BQ. More details on their web site www.epscameraclub.co.uk


Between Here and There Photography Exhibition – Saturday 30 April to Wednesday 4 May, open daily between 10:00am and 3:00pm at 2-8 Bloomsbury Street WC1B 3QA

One of photography’s most intrinsic and oldest objectives has been to secure a moment of time and offer it as evidence of some sort of true, concrete experience. The exhibition, ‘Between Here and There’ brings together artists whose work explores environments as a testament to our presence, existence, identity and our place in society. Each photographer reveals the impact our environment and surroundings have on who we are, and in turn, how our existence and identity shape the way we perceive these environments to be.

Entry is free – No tickets required. www.thephotographicangle.co.uk


Days of Poland Festival  – Sunday 1 May from 12:00 noon at Potters Fields Park, London Bridge

An annual celebration of Polish culture that brings a taste of the country to London’s South Bank. The family-friendly festival will introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary Polish music, arts and cuisine. There will also be face painting, giant bubble shows, competitions, Polish national dances and live music from prominent Polish musicians.


Gumball 3000 car rally – Monday 2 May 12:00 noon – 10:00pm

A rally of sports cars are travelling across Europe stopping at a number of cities — this is the London stop at Regents Street. Spectators can enjoy an array of public activities throughout the day culminating in the arrival of the Gumball cars in the evening.


Camera Club Outings

These are being planned as follows:

8 May – Wildlife Outing

29 May – Outing to Brands Hatch (see more details on 21 April Newsletter)

18 June – Outing to Windsor by coach (see more details on 14 April Newsletter)

30 June – Wildlife Outing

24 July – Country Walk


Annual Exhibition

Please don’t forget to put your name on the Stewards’ rota for the Annual Exhibition.