What’s on at the Club tonight

Tonight is a members’ evening. For the first part of the evening Dave and I will be giving a presentation. For the second part there will be a DVD of 2015 KCPA Jubilee Cup.

It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Monochrome Print Competition.


Our Next Club Outing – Saturday 15 October

An afternoon exploring Kensington Gardens and Holland Park. We will meet at 1:30pm at the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens (opposite the Albert Hall) for an autumnal stroll around Kensington Gardens and Holland Park. There are art galleries gardens, lakes and sculptures in Kensington Gardens, with plenty of cafes and toilets. I also hope we can get to see the Kyoto Garden in nearby Holland Park. Hopefully we will have beautiful weather but if not we can divert to the V&A, Science Museum or Natural History Museum.


Colour Print Competition – Round 1

Congratulations to those who scored a 20

Preliminary: Brian Davies’  “More Tea?” and “Old Venice”

Advanced: Czech Conroy’s “Pied Kingfisher” and Paul Lehane’s  “Blossom” and “Mirrored”


Things to do this weekend

Selsdon Camera Club Annual Exhibition – Saturday 8 October at the Methodist Halls, 102 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead – Satnav code CR2 9LG

The exhibition will be open from 10am – 4pm.  Entry is free and includes free refreshments. There will be a selection of images, which will be judged by Dave Mason.  There will also be showings of PDIs and Audio Visual sequences.

It is tradition that they hold a raffle at the event with a variety of prizes to be won. However, this year, in addition to the main raffle they are offering a special raffle with the chance to win a Voucher to the value of £100 for Picture Partnership, Shirley, which is a professional photographic studio. The voucher can be used in either full or part payment of any one of the following :

  1. a) A photographic studio experience of your choice, photographed by Picture Partnership, e.g. you, your family, your pets or portfolio etc.
  2. b) A studio hire session, to carry out your own photo shoot.  Up to 4 hours, details to be arranged with Picture Partnership.
  3. c) A studio hire session, with tuition. Up to 2 hours, details to be arranged with Picture Partnership.

T&Cs Apply. Tickets are £1 each on the day.


King Harold Day – Saturday 8 October at The Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ

King Harold Day is a medieval festival held in the town of Waltham Abbey to commemorate Harold, the last Saxon King of England. 2016 is a very special year in Waltham Abbey as it is the 950th anniversary of the Coronation of King Harold II, the three great battles of 1066 and King Harold’s death. They have a programme of special events to mark this, and King Harold Day will reflect the anniversary.

The day will include displays and ‘have a go sessions’ including: Archery, Craft Fayre, Medieval music, Hawks and Hunting Birds, Demonstrations of Saxon crafts, Living History and Arts Displays, Re-enactment and Fancy Dress – cost: £5


March Into 1066 – Saturday 8 October 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On 25th September, a band of 1066 warriors left York to trek south by horse and foot. On 14 October they will arrive at the site of the Battle of Hastings, 950 years to the day that King Harold met William, Duke of Normandy’s invading force. However, on 8 October they will be encamped in Hyde Park.

Seems to be a sort of fair/exhibition of Saxon heritage, but the website is woefully lacking in details – cost: free.


On Sunday 9 October Eltham Palace is welcoming back the 1066 Warriors who have been trekking south by horse and foot from York on their way to the site of the Battle of Hastings.


Walthamstow Wetlands Guided Walk and Talk – Sunday 9 October 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Find out about the transformation of the Walthamstow reservoirs into one of the largest urban, wetland nature reserves in Europe.

Join them for a free, leisurely two-hour guided walk that will detail the progress of the reservoirs’ transformation. Learn about the heritage and wildlife of the site and how the reservoirs are being turned into nature reserves, which are set to open in 2017.

As the site is still in development, no children are allowed on site at present and this event is for adults only. No dogs allowed except guide dogs and assistance dogs.

Meet at the Ferry Lane entrance to the reservoirs opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, outside the Thames Water Rangers’ office. (2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH)


Rainham Hall One Year Anniversary Celebration – Sunday 9 October 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

To celebrate their one-year anniversary since opening they will be hosting a special celebration day. Come down with all your friends for a day of free family fun. You’ll find crafts, activities and stalls in the Hayloft and the courtyard. Enjoy free entry to ground and first floors of the Hall (The Broadway, Rainham, Havering RM13 9YN).


Fungal Foray in Crystal Palace Park – Sunday 9 October – 11:00 am – 12:00 am

As part of the Great North Wood project London Wildlife Trust are putting on two fungi walks in Crystal Palace Park – one on the 9th October and one on the 15th both at 11:00am.

Please contact Sam at sbtoon@wildlondon.org.uk to book a place.


On Tuesday 11 October, Old Coulsdon Camera Club, Cameron Hall, Old Coulsdon Congregational Church, Canon’s Hill, Old Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1HA (Entrance via Canon’s Hill) invite you to a talk on Macro and Photo stacking by David Harris who will reveal secrets of close up and macro photography. Visitors welcome £4 at the door – 7:45pm for 8:00pm


Just a reminder about Subs

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.

For those who wish to pay by on line banking the details are as follows: Bromley Camera Club A/C 42292212, sort code 60-04-02. Ref: your name. We bank with NatWest.


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