What’s on at the Club tonight

Tonight is the Panel Competition on the theme of food and drink to be judged by David Wood (not Steve Kingswell as mentioned in last week’s Newsletter). This is a one-class competition, prints can be any size and you can even mount several prints on one piece of card. Its not too late to enter so bring in your entries tonight.

There is no meeting next week (Maundy Thursday)

Our next meeting on 20 April will be our annual competition against Bexleyheath.


What’s on this weekend and soon

I Am London – now on and until Friday 28 April.

Pearly kings, Smithfield butchers, zookeepers: they all make up the fabric of our city. Get to know their faces in this photo exhibition, which will see 24 Londoners’ portraits placed outside City Hall, with more inside from Monday to Thursday. Free


The Japanese House – Barbican – now on and until Sunday 30 April

Explore how architecture and family life in Japan changed after 1945 with this new exhibition at the Barbican. The legacy of WW2 and the changing face of Japanese society brought huge changes in the way the nation lived, and the way Japanese design principles influenced the West over the last 70 years. 


All About the Lea, Cody Dock, Canning Town (11c South Crescent, Cody Road, E16 4TL) Friday 7 to Sunday 23 April.

Immerse yourself in the history of London’s second river in this retrospective exhibition showing photo journalist Peter Marshall’s photographic homage to the River Lea. See scenes spanning four decades, which chart the river’s transition from a bustling industrial zone into decline and a forgotten backwater through to the present day.  Free.


Fancy a flutter – it’s the Grand National on Saturday 8 April


London Games Festival – Guildhall Yard – Saturday 8 April starts at 1:30pm

Hundreds of games characters take to the streets of London in the very special Games Festival Character Parade. Welcoming both video games-inspired players and official mascots and characters, this first-of-its-kind games event will see interactive entertainment heroes along the route in even more iconic London locations with big photo op on the steps of St. Pauls. More information and route at this website. Free


Point-to-Point Meeting – Southdown & Eridge at Godstone – Sunday 9 April

More info at https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk/events/5133


Larter Cup – Tuesday 11 April at West Wickham Photographic Society, Medhurst Hall, Sussex Road, West Wickham at 8:00pm
This is a three-way competition between Beckenham, West Wickham and Bromley for prints and PDIs taking place at West Wickham to be judged by Ian Brash. Why not go along and support Bromley.
Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival – Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 April
This Easter Weekend Royal Greenwich will be the host port for 30 plus Tall Ships. Some Tall Ships are already on their way to Greenwich. One of the highlights is the Norwegian beauty Christian Radich. She will be moored in the river. Take a Tall Ship Cruise to see her up close!

There will also be a series of short fireworks displays on the river during the Tall Sailing Ships event in Greenwich, in front of the Old Royal Naval College on the following dates:

12, 13 and 14 April between 21:15 and 21:30

And also at Woolwich Arsenal riverside on 15 April between 21:15 and 21:30. Free


Easter Weekend

Don’t just sit inside and drench yourself in chocolate for four days, get out and about this Easte

See if you can spot some spring arrivals at a London city farm or zoo.

Take a leisurely Easter walk through nature reserves and woodlands in London.

Enjoy a beautiful spring day out among the flowers at a top London garden.

Find more ways to explore London’s many parks and green open spaces.


The Passion of Jesus – Good Friday – Trafalgar Square

Wintershall Players return with their huge (for which read horses, donkeys, doves and a cast of over 100) open-air re-enactment of ‘The Passion of Jesus’ on Good Friday, featuring volunteers from in and around London. Huge crowds are expected but big screens will ensure nobody misses any crucial plot twists. 


London Bridge City Easter Egg Trail

Follow clues, meet unusual characters, take part in some silly games and find some cracking chocolate eggs on this free London Bridge City Easter Egg Trail for children and families. Take in the sights of this historical and industrial part of London while you’re on the hunt. 


Lots of other Easter Egg Hunts, e.g. at Hornimans Museum, Hampton Court, National Trust properties, etc. etc.


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.


No Newsletter next week. Normal service resumes on 20 April.