What’s on at the Club tonight and next week

Tonight is our critique evening where we will have the chance to discuss and comment on members’ before and after images. It is also hand in for Round 3 of the Mono Print competition.

Next week (5 February) is the above-mentioned competition to be judged by Ron Tear, ARPS.


Our Next Outing – Saturday 21 February 

Will be to view “Drawn by Light” at the Science Museum. More details about meeting time and place will follow, but in the meantime if you are interested please put your name on the list on the noticeboard.


A Date for your Diaries

Our Annual Exhibition will be taking place from Wednesday 13 to Wednesday 27 May in Bromley Central Library.  The Summer Project briefing will now take place on Thursday 21 May.


A Reminder

If you have been awarded a score of either a 20 or a 19 don’t forget to send a pdi of your image to the Webmaster so we can have a different rotation of photos on our website to show the outside world.


What’s on at the Weekend

Sunday 1 February 2015 Starts at 3:00 pm

Annual Clowns Church Service at All Saints Church, Livermere Road, Hackney E8 4EZ

An annual gathering of circus clowns in East London, near the clown museum, for a church service. All are free to watch the clowns arrive from the outside, although the church is usually too full of clowns to allow the public in for the service.


Mayor’s Quiz Evening – Friday 20 February – 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm start

Taking place in the Great Hall, Bromley Civil Centre. Tickets are £12.50 per person (in teams of 6 maximum). Supper is included and a bar is available. If interested in joining a team please let me know asap, as entry forms have to be in by Friday 6 February.


LRPS Advisory Day in Crowley Down, West Sussex on Sunday 1 March

The LRPS Advisory Day will be held in the Dorothy Hatswell Hall, The Haven Centre, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, West Sussex RH10 4LJ commencing at 10:30 am.

The event is intended to provide guidance to RPS Members and Non-members who are considering applying for the LRPS distinction. It will offer an opportunity to see successful LRPS submissions and receive personal guidance on the standard of your work together with the preparation of your panel. The Advisors will be Roger Force FRPS and Cathy Roberts FRPS, who are Members of the LRPS Distinctions Panel.

You may attend as a Spectator or as a Participant. As a Participant, you should take to the meeting 15 prints that you consider could form the basis for a panel. This will enable the Advisors to comment on the quality of your work and examine how the prints may work together as a coherent panel. Those wishing to attend are asked to register and pay through the RPS website. In the event that there are any problems with this process, please contact the Regional Organiser. The charges are: RPS Members – £15; Non-members – £20; Spectators – £10.


Current Exhibitions

Sherlock Holmes – The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die – Until 12 April 2015 at The Museum of London, London Wall – See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Transcending literature onto stage and screen, Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate audiences to this day. In this exhibition, London’s first on the detective since 1951, they use early film, photography and paintings plus original Victorian era artifacts to recreate the atmosphere of Sherlock’s London, and to re-imagine the places featured in Conan Doyle’s famous stories.


Other Photography Clubs Exhibitions

Beckenham Photographic Society’s annual exhibition takes place from 19-21 February at Beckenham Public Hall, 4 Bromley Road, Beckenham BR3 5JE. Entrance free. Opening times: February 19 and 20 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday February 2 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Just a Reminder

That if you want to apply for tickets for the seated stands around Horse Guards Parade to watch the Trooping the Colour ceremony, these are allocated by a ballot in March. Applications should be made in January or February only, by letter, requesting up to 3 tickets to the ceremony to the Brigade Major, HQ Household Division, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX. You must include a stamped addressed envelope. They will respond with booking details for the previews and notes about the ballot. If selected in the ballot, you will be asked to pay around £25 per ticket.

If unsuccessful the public can watch from outside the parade ground and along The Mall.