What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is the Phone Only Competition to be judged by Ian Brash BPE2*

Next week (Thursday 14 November) is a Presentation by Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB entitled “An Alternative View”

Next week is also hand in for Mono Prints Round 1.

It’s Subs Time Again

The new season has started and its subs time. The full sub is £60 again this year. The renewal form can be downloaded from the web site. Jeff (our Treasurer) is happy to receive a cheque or bank transfer. Please speak to him to request details.

SLF Inter-Club Competition – PDIs

You will remember in last week’s Newsletter that Bromley were part of a 3-way tie for first place so fingers crossed worked and we are through to the semi final. Congratulation to Vera whose image “Planet on Earth” scored a 10 and was awarded a Certificate.

Next Camera Club Outing

Birmingham Day Trip: Christmas Markets and Walking Tour – Saturday 23 November 2019

Free but please book your own train tickets.

Catch the 9.23am train from Euston to Birmingham New Street (other, slightly longer options are available from Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill so please meet at New Street Station at 10.50am if you choose one of these). It’s then up to you what time you leave Birmingham – trains back to London run until around 10pm. 

When we get to Birmingham, there are two possible walking tour options: a City Centre Walk or a Digbeth Graffiti Walk. We can decide as a group, which we’d prefer to do, divide into two groups or do both if we have time and are feeling active! Afterwards, there will be time to spend at Birmingham’s Christmas Markets: the largest German market outside of Germany/Austria. 

Please book your own train tickets but let Charlotte know that you’re joining this outing too. 

Christmas Meal – Thursday 12 December

This will take place at The Oak in Widmore Road. There is a deposit of £10 payable with the choice of either 2 courses at £25.00, 3 courses at £30.00 or 3 courses including cheese at £32.00. All these prices include tea/coffee and a tip. https://www.theoakbromley.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/xmas-2019-flyer-set-menu.pdf

Further planned outings can be found at the end of this Newsletter.

What’s on this coming weekend and soon

Lord Mayor’s Show – Saturday 9 November  – Starts at 10:00am

Of ancient tradition, an annual grand parade through the City of London.

The modern Show is a joyful and diverse civic parade of over 6000 people, with dozens of marching bands, military detachments, carriages, dance troupes, inflatables, giant contraptions and ceremonial displays.

The Show runs from 11:00am onwards in the City of London but to get the best view you need to get there by about 10.15am.

The procession runs from Mansion House (at Bank Junction) to the Royal Courts of Justice (on the Strand) and back again, then there are guided walks and family entertainment all day.

And don’t forget the fireworks on the Thames at the end of the day.

Free Entry to St. Paul’s Cathedral – Saturday 9 November

As is now traditional, the cathedral will be free to visit on the day of the Lord Mayor’s Show.

Also, earlier this year, they started to permit photography when there isn’t a service on, so bring your cameras.

Celebrate the City – Saturday 9 November – Museum of London 12:00 noon – Free

Tying in with the Lord Mayor’s Show, the Museum of London hosts an afternoon of family-friendly activities themed on ‘the London that never was’. Find out how Tower Bridge might have looked very different, learn about the history of Salters’ Hall, and hear about London’s answer to the Eiffel Tower.

Peace, Poetry and Poppies – Saturday 9 November – National Army Museum (Chelsea) 10:00am-5:00pm free

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, the National Army Museum shines a light on the soldiers who fought during the First World War. The family-friendly day of events includes poetry workshops, guided tours, an augmented reality experience, and more, all marking 100 years since the Treaty of Versailles.

Remembrance Sunday – Sunday 10 November

Special services will be going on at churches and war memorials over the country. Whatever you’re up to, be prepared for a silence at 11:00am — and remember that several roads are closed, particularly around the Cenotaph and Whitehall.

Light up the Night – Sunday 10 November – Wembley Park 5:00pm-7:00pm Free London’s fireworks season comes to an end with Light Up The Night, a free event in Wembley Park. It doubles up as a Diwali celebration, with lantern parades, giant puppets and other family-friendly events in addition to the fireworks display.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 – National Portrait Gallery from tomorrow until 16 February 2020

This is the leading international competition to promote the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

The Winter Forest is coming back to Broadgate Circle

For six weeks from November 6 – December 2020, you’ll get the chance to chill out in wood cabins, twinkling lights and a thicket of 300 snow-covered trees. This year’s highlights include seasonal events and live music (more announced closer to the date), the brand new Everyman Cinema and a might lineup of food from the likes of Bar Douro, Nyoke, Butterscotch and more. 

The Christmas Lights in London will be switched on at

Carnaby Street – 7 November

Southbank – 8 November

Covent Garden – 12 November

Regent Street – 14 November

Bromley Town Centre – 18 November

Oxford Street – 21 November

PAGB e-News Nos. 241 and 241 extra

To read the latest issues, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk

Forthcoming Camera Club Outings

Highgate Cemetery Tour – Sunday 12 January 2020£12 per person (friends/relatives welcome too) 

Meet at the entrance to the East Cemetery at 11:00am to explore this section. We can then go for lunch together in one of the nearby pubs before returning to the West Cemetery for a private tour at 2.30pm. No tripods unfortunately. 

Please email Charlotte if you’d like to come and we will collect payment at a later date. 

York/WhitbySunday 5th to Tuesday 7 April 2020

Sunday 5 April: travel up to York in the morning, walking tour around the city in the afternoon and time for sunset/evening photography

Monday 6 April: private minibus trip to Whitby via the York Moors, Goathland etc. – full itinerary to be confirmed (maximum 16 people so first come, first served)

Tuesday 7 April: more time in York before travelling back to London in the afternoon/evening

When I first put this in the Newsletter the cost was £106 for two nights’ accommodation at the Travelodge Central Layerthorpe (per room) plus around £50 for the day trip (depending on final numbers).

Charlotte will organise the above but you’ll need to book your own train tickets – these go on sale 12 weeks in advance so please put 12January in your diaries to get the best price! We’ll send out a reminder nearer the time too.

As Charlotte will have to pay in full for the Travelodge accommodation to get the saver rates, it’d be great if you could email her to let her know that you’re coming and she will contact you to give her bank details. The cost is £106 (this forms your non-refundable deposit). If you’d like to share a room, please her know who you’re sharing with and transfer £53 each. Partners/relatives/friends are welcome on this trip.