I thought it would be easier to list all the upcoming Zoom meetings.

Could members please remember to mute their microphones when requested by Brian. He does explain how to do this but your device may not have the same display as Brian’s if this is so please look for the microphone icon on your screen.

Thursday 3 December

Mike Gleave Nature Cup to be judged by Darren Pullman AFIAP CPAGB BPE2*

It is also hand in for “My Two Favourite Photos of 2020”. Members entering will be asked to give a short description of why they chose their photos. Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 3 December. Late entries may be disallowed.

Thursday 10 December

Presentations by members plus “My Two Favourite Photos of 2020”.

Thursday 17 December

Christmas Quiz

Thursday 7 January 2021

Annual General Meeting

Followed by a Members’ Q&A

It is also hand in for a new theme competition entitled “About Face”. This will be a colour PDI comp – portraiture, street, fashion, fine art, etc. anything as long as it contains a face.Same rules as usual. Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 7 January. Late entries may be disallowed.

Thursday 14 January

“About Face” colour PDI competition to be judged by Ian Brash CPAGB BPE2

Thursday 21 January

Presentation by Dave Mason entitled “After Life”

It is also hand in for Mono PDI Competition Round 1. Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 21 January. Late entries may be disallowed.

What’s on soon

Unfortunately life is still not back to normal, but here we are. So whatever you do always check with the venue or event first before you visit to double-check what safety measures they have in place and if you have to pre-book in advance. Plus, always keep social distancing in mind.

Southwark Cathedral – Saturday 5 December – 18.00-20.30

As we look forward to Christmas, Southwark Cathedral invite all amateur and professional photographers to spend an atmospheric evening taking photos of the Cathedral lit by candlelight. 

With the dark winter evenings, marvel at the glow of hundreds of candles, as they flicker in the peace and calmness of the Cathedral, along with the fading light from outside which will give all of those interested in photography a chance to test their skills and enjoy the Cathedral after hours.

The silence of this holy space will be punctuated not just by the clicks and whirls of cameras but also by a soundtrack of late medieval plainsong. The evening will also feature a Christmas organ music recital by the acclaimed Cathedral organist Stephen Disley.

This event is limited to 30 people tickets must be bought in advance at £10 more details on their website.

Scenes in the Square at Leicester Square

Spot some of your favourite film stars and characters across Leicester Square as you follow the interactive Scenes in the Square bronze statue trail.

The Scenes in the Square trail celebrates Britain’s love for films and encompasses iconic characters from the past century to the heart of London’s home of film.

Take a selfie with the one and only Bugs Bunny, before stumbling upon more stars including Laurel and Hardy, Mary Poppins, Mr. Bean and the adorable Paddington. Not forgetting Batman hiding on the rooftop and Wonder Woman emerging from a wall! What’s more? The statues come to life in the evening with lights – and the trail incorporates music.

Where can you see this

Maggi Hambling’s ‘A Conversation with Oscar Wilde’, 1998

This work looks like something between a bench and a coffin. The idea is that passers-by stop and sit to have an imagined chat with the great Victorian playwright while sitting on his chest.

Barbara Hepworth’s “Winged Figure” featured in last week’s Newsletter can be found on the side of the John Lewis department store in Oxford Street. 

PAGB e-News No. 271.

To read the latest issue, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk. You can also view back issues by entering the site.

Zoom Meetings

Zoom meetings have been pre-booked up until Thursday 17 December at 7:45pm. If you have deleted Greg’s email containing the login codes I can let you have them. It is not too late to sign up to join the meetings each week you just need to download an app called Zoom Meetings.  You also need to let Greg (webmaster@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) have a note of your email address.