What’s happening at the Club tonight, next week and soon

Tonight is Round 3 of the Mono Print Competition which will be judged by Richard Walton FRPS.  Next week is hand in for Round 3 of the PDI competition.  And if you are interested in joining the next Club outing on 16 February please put your name on the list on the Club’s noticeboard.


Things to do this weekend and next week

Secrets of the Thames Photowalk –  Starts at 10:00 am – Free

To celebrate the ‘Turner and the Sea’ exhibition at the National Maritime Museum; Thames21 will take you down onto the Thames foreshore usually inaccessible to the public, and let you loose to photograph and explore. A great spot with lots of interesting things to photograph: old ropes, bits of boats, anchors, different coloured stones, and our great city in the background. Meeting at the Maritime Museum Front entrance. Bring your camera or just a camera phone.  Please wear footwear suitable for walking on muddy uneven ground and dress for the weather.

Chinese New Year Celebrations – Sunday, 2 February 2014 – All Day Event – Free

The festivities begin at 10.00am on Sunday, with a New Year’s Parade led by the Lucky Money God; winding through London’s West End, before reaching its final destination in Chinatown. An opening ceremony at 12:00 noon officially launches the celebrations in Trafalgar Square, followed by an array of stage performances in the Square by performing troupes from China, including acrobatics, traditional dances and a gravity-defying lion dance on high poles. One of the key attractions for 2014 includes the Little Red Flower Art Troupe, an enormously talented group of children from Nanjing, China who will be performing an exquisite variety show. A second stage on Shaftesbury Avenue, in Chinatown will see performances from local and up-and-coming talent. The Beijing Young Cultural Ambassadors will also make their London debut performing a traditional Chinese Opera. Chinatown will see traditional craft stalls and food stands being set up outside restaurants. A lion dance will be snaking through the throngs of visitors, stopping by restaurants to wish the owners good luck for the coming year. The Chinese Community Centre will also be staging a mini festival in Horse & Dolphin Yard for the day featuring a tombola, a piñata, Chinese calligraphy and live performances featuring Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Chinese classical music, Chinese drumming and Chinese dancing.


Clowns Service at Holy Trinity Church, Beechwood Road, London, E8 3DY-  Starts at 3:00 pm – Free

Annual service to remember the UK’s greatest clown, Joseph Grimaldi, where everyone turns up in clowns outfits. The service typically starts at 3pm, with performances outside afterwards.

Discounted Ticket Offer to see “The Play that Goes Wrong” – at Churchill Theatre, Bromley

On offer at a rate of £15.00 per ticket for Band A seats on all Monday 3 to Thursday 6 February performances (evening performances start at 7.30 pm and Thursday matinee starts at 2.30 pm).  With Band A seats normally retailing at £25.00 each, this offer gives a saving of £10.00 per ticket! If you would like to purchase tickets and pay no fees then please come into the theatre and book quoting:  PLAY15.


Arena Seminar of Photography

Please follow this link:   http://createsend.com/t/r-15F0783CED4FA7D22540EF23F30FEDED .   For those interested in further details and a booking form, these can be found on www.arenaphotographers.com/viewSeminars.


Photography Exhibitions

International Garden Photographer of the Year at Chartwell, Westerham on until 14 February 2014 in the Mulberry Room – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Wildlife Photography Exhibition of the Year at the Natural History Museum now on (if you are not coming on our next Club Outing where you may have a chance to view it if the weather is bad).


Photographic Competitions

The Club has received the following e-mail from Laura Pring (laura@photo-comps.com)

“Hi My name is Laura Pring, I recently started up my own website holding photo competitions. I decided after failing to find any good photo competitions that I would hold my own for photographers like me to enter. I hope to provide bigger and better prizes once we are better established. My website address is www.photo-comps.com please take a look and if you feel it would be of interest to your members I would love for you to promote my website to them”.