What’s on at the Zoom meetings soon 

Thursday 8 October

PDI Competition Round 1 to be judged by Paul Parkinson LRPS CPAGB

Thursday 15 October

Wildlife Photography – Part 1 with Tracey Lund FMPA, FBIPP, ARPS, ANPS, ASINWP, CPAGB, AFIAP, QPSA, BPE*1.

It is also hand in for the PDI Competition Round 2. Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 15 October. Late entries may be disallowed.

Thursday 22 October

PDI Competition round 2 to be judged by Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP

Next Camera Club Outing – Sheffield Park – Saturday 24 October

Acres of landscaped gardens and lakes that are stunning in Autumn.

We’ll meet there at 10.30am so you’ll need to book your own ticket (max. £10) for either the 10am or 10.30am time slot via this link:  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/6fbc34b8-2566-4d95-accf-56d735484a83/pages/details Tickets should go on sale on Friday 16 October and members will need to drive to the venue.

Please let Charlotte know if you are planning to attend.


If you are interested in purchasing Luminar the discount code which Clive mentioned at our Zoom meeting last week is PIXSKY10. This should reduce the cost from £81 to £51.

It’s subscription time again.

It was agreed at a recent Executive Committee meeting that the subs would stay at the same rate as last year, i.e. £60.00 except for new members who have the reduced rate of £30 for the first year of membership. We have kept the rate at £60 because although we are continuing with the Zoom meetings until the New Year we are still paying the USC the full rate for our hire of their hall.  

The other change to the subs is that they should be sent direct to the Club’s bank account. Please contact Jeff for payment details.

Zoom Meetings

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. What will then happen is that on Thursday Greg will email you with a meeting invite. If you accept this you will be patched in to all those others who have joined the meeting. You do not have to have your face on the screen, or have your voice heard you can just listen to what is said by the judge. If you would like more info about Zoom please do not hesitate to speak to Brian (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) and he will be more than willing to talk you through the process. Start time is 8:00pm but you can log in at any time during the meeting.

PAGB e-News No. 267.

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

What’s on soon

Beckenham Photographic Society will have Andrew Wilson presenting “Wild About London” on 7 October at 8.00 pm via Zoom.

Tickets are available priced £5 from bpstreasurer1@gmail.com

Members of Herne Bay, Whitstable and Faversham Photography Clubs have each contributed 10 images to an exhibition of images which will open on 7 October until 1 November in the Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable.

Mayfair Sculpture Trail – on for the whole of October

Art is not confined by gallery walls in Mayfair. From Regent Street to Park Lane, and Oxford Street to Piccadilly, sculptures in the public realm, both permanent and temporary, are always free to explore in one of the world’s most prestigious and vibrant art neighbourhoods. Year-round, you’ll find Bruce Mclean’s ‘Handbag Heads’ at One Hanover Street and Elisabeth Frink’s ‘Horse and Rider’ on New Bond Street. Look up and you’ll discover Antony Gormley’s ‘Cinch’ perched on the north façade of Burlington Arcade, or Henry Moore’s ‘Time-Life Screen’ above Hermès – what was Time Life Building – also on New Bond Street.

This year, for the first time the Mayfair Sculpture Trail will add to these existing artworks for just one month, launching with Inside Out on 1 October. The trail presents outstanding artworks in iconic locations, from Bond Street, Cork Street, Burlington Arcade and Berkeley Square to the tree-lined grandeur of Grosvenor Square.

From 1 October explore the temporary and permanent artworks on the streets of Mayfair through the sculpture trails on SMARTIFY, where you’ll find audio commentary alongside detailed information on each artwork.

Art in the Garden – Savile Garden – on now and until 3 November.

Live at Ally Pally, Alexandra Palace – Thursday 15 October to 22 November

Live, indoor events return to Alexandra Palace this month with Live at Ally Pally, a season of music, comedy and entertainment. Featuring some of the most exciting acts in comedy and music, Live at Ally Pally will mark the re-opening of The West Hall, which has remained closed to the public since March. Al Murray and his alter ego The Pub Landlord will headline the opening show on Thursday 15 October, with subsequent nights featuring the likes of Phil Wang, Adam Hills, Dara O’Briain, Rich Hall, Russell Kane, Nathan Caton, Suzi Ruffell, Rosie Jones and Angela Barnes. The series will also feature live sets from influential DJ Sasha (30 October), The Comet Is Coming, who will bring their unique fusion of jazz, Afrofuturism, electronica and psychedelia to Alexandra Palace on 18 November, Sh!t-faced Shakespeare’s unique take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (25 October), and one of the UK’s best alternative club nights, Rebel Bingo (31 October). The audience will be seated at socially distanced tables and table service will be provided for food and drinks from a variety of pop-up street food vendors and bars.

Alexandra Palace Way N22 7AY; alexandrapalace.com

Andy Warhol at Tate Modern, Banksideextended until 15 November

Initially due to run from March till September, Tate Modern’s major Andy Warhol retrospective – the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years – has been extended until November in the wake of the coronavirus closures. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years. Warhol was the son of immigrants who became an American icon. The artist embraced consumerism, celebrity and the counter culture – and changed modern art in an age of immense social, political and technological upheaval. Tickets £22.

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.