What’s on at the Club tonight
Tonight is the Quiz Night. Test your knowledge in teams of 6.
Next week (6 April) is the Panel Competition on the theme of food and drink to be judged by Steve Kingswell. This is a one-class competition, prints can be any size and you can even mount several prints on one piece of card. You can enter two panels if you wish. Entries can be brought in on the night.
Next Camera Club Outing
There is an opportunity to visit Thurrock Football Club on Sunday 2 April in the afternoon and get close to the action for some good sports photos. Paul Lehane’s son-in-law is playing in the Trophyland Cup Final (Essex Corinthian League) and apart from supporting him it is a good opportunity to get close to the action right at the side of the pitch and you are able to walk round the whole of the ground and take photos everywhere.
Kick-off is 2:30pm and the ground opens at 1:30pm. It’s easy to get to Thurrock FC (Ship Lane, Aveley, Essex RM19 1YN) as it’s just off the M25 taking the Thurrock Shopping Centre (Lakeside) turn off. There is an entrance fee of £10. There is also a bar, food, and toilets. If you are interested in going, just meet at the ground.
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What’s on this weekend and soon
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race – Sunday 2 April
The crews from Oxford and Cambridge go head-to-head in eight-oared rowing boats across the Thames in the 2017 Boat Race. The women’s race is up first at 4.35pm, followed by the men’s race an hour later at 5.35pm.
Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race – Sunday 2 April – Spitalfields City Farm
Polish your horns and belt out those bleats, because London’s favourite farmyard fracas is back for a ninth year in 2017. The Goat Race is fast becoming as popular as its Thames-based rival, and sees two goats – one representing ‘Oxford’, the other ‘Cambridge’ – take part in a dash around the farm.
The gates open at noon with lots to enjoy on the farm, including bands, booze and other fun, goat-related nonsense. The race takes place at some point between 2pm and 5pm, depending on the mood of the athletes. There’s an official bookie and sweepstake if you or your nanny fancy a flutter. If you’re an adventurous young buck at heart, you can join the Goat-e-oke, take part in the Oat Race or the Goatry Slam. By the end of it, you might just pass out from goat-pun fatigue. Book tickets well in advance – the animals mustn’t get overcrowded and places sell out fast. Intrigued?
KCPA Exhibition Selection Weekend at Detling Village Hall, Pilgrims Way, Maidstone, ME14 3EY
Saturday 1 April (2:00pm onwards) for PDIs and Sunday 2 April (10:00am onwards) for Prints. Why not go along and see how the exhibition images are selected and scored.
Sensational Butterflies – Friday 31 March until 17 September
The Natural History Museum’s butterfly house returns to a specially constructed tropical enclosure on the Museum’s east lawn. Visitors can come face-to-face with tropical butterflies, including the swallowtail, blue morpho, the moon moth and many others originating from Africa, Southeast Asia and North and South America, and take part in games, activities and challenges that teach more about the sensory world of the fluttering creatures.
The London Salon of photography
Entry for the 2017 salon is now open and closes on 17 April. This year the salon will exhibit the medal winning prints along with all accepted prints at the Proud Gallery, 32 John Adam Street WC2N 6BP from 19 to 25 June. For more information see www.londonsalon.org.
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