What’s on at the Club tonight
Tonight Bromley will be hosting the Monochrome SLF Inter-Club Competition between Carshalton, Orpington, South London, Aperture Woolwich and ourselves to be judged by Jeff Penfold ARPS. The meeting will take place in the rear room behind the bar.
Next week (10 November) Dave Mason presents his “A Slice of Life”. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the Colour Print Competition.
What’s on this Weekend and soon
Canary Wharf Ice Rink – from Friday 4 November to 25 February 2017
The business district’s soaring towers lend Canary Wharf Ice Rink an imposing backdrop, and some exciting extras help it to keep up with its extravagant surroundings. This year’s theme is ‘LuminoCity’ and over 8k of LED lights will be sparkling across the venue and swathing skaters in colour. The bar will be serving drinks and seasonal snacks and visitors who don’t fancy skating can admire those on the ice (or giggle at them trying not to fall over) from the heated outdoor viewing terrace.
Regent Street Motor Show Saturday 5 November – 10:30am – 4:00pm – Free
The largest free-to-view motor show in the UK, showcasing an impressive 125 years of motoring history celebrating the earliest days of motoring with the pre-1905 veteran cars on display as part of the EFG International Concours d’Elegance.
On the day of the Show, Regent Street will be closed to through traffic from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus.
Diwali at the National Maritime Museum – Saturday 5 November – 11:00am – Free
Head to Greenwich to take part in family-friendly events to mark the Hindu festival of lights. Devour a feast of stories and music, and then follow the Bollywood Brass Band up to the Royal Observatory Greenwich in a procession of light.
Oxford Street Lights Switch-on – Sunday 6 November
Those sparkly, glowing orbs are back for a fourth year – with a brand new addition. The Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on will see 1778 snowball-like decorations (and 750,000 LED light bulbs) lit up once again for what is the fifty-seventh year the road has been decorated for the festive period. Craig David is in charge of the moment of truth this year.
Plus, this year the lights have a charity partner: the NSPCC. To celebrate the launch of its Little Stars campaign, the charity asks Londoners to donate £5 to dedicate one of the star-shaped lights to a loved one.
For the first time ever the switch-on event will see Oxford Street closed to traffic (12pm-7pm), with special offers available in many of the shops.
And there are lots of Firework displays taking place all over London this weekend.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 at the Natural History Museum
From 21 October to 10 September 2017. Prices vary.
Elton John’s unrivalled modernist photography collection comes to Tate Modern from Thursday 10 November until May next year
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography, drawn from the classic Modernist period of the 1920s–50s. An incredible group of Man Ray portraits are exhibited together for the first time, having been brought together by Sir Elton John over the past twenty-five years, including portraits of Matisse, Picasso, and Breton. With over 70 artists and nearly 150 rare vintage prints on show from seminal figures including Brassai, Imogen Cunningham, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, and Aleksandr Rodchenko, this is a chance to take a peek inside Elton John’s home and delight in seeing such masterpieces of photography.
To those scoring a 20 in Round 2 of the PDI Competition
Preliminary – The Acrobat and Concentration both by Julie Langman
Advanced – Cafe Sparrow by Steve Jones and Common Blue Damselflies Mating by Czech Conroy
Ross Cup 2016
Bromley came 25th out of 38 entries, which is an improvement on last year. Vera Stevens’ photo “Conversation” was selected by the judge for comment.
PAGB e-News No. 173 and 173 extra
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