What’s on at the Club tonight?

Tonight is the Panel Competition on the theme of Colour, which will be judged by Kirsty Ralfs.

Next week (14 April) Bromley is hosting the Larter Cup Competition judged by Martin Faiers.


What’s on at the weekend and soon?

Vaisakhi at City Hall and The Scoop – Saturday 9 April – 12 noon onwards

Celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi (Sikh New Year) with a day of music and performances at City Hall and The Scoop. Festivalgoers can enjoy turban tying displays, spiritual music, folk dance performances, food stalls and short films by Sikh artists. The festival is free to attend.


Open Day at the Crossness steam pumping station – Sunday 10 April -10:30am – 2:00pm at Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, SE2 9AQ.

The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London’s urgently needed main sewerage system. It was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in April 1865. The Beam Engine House is a Grade 1 Listed Industrial Building constructed in the Romanesque style and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork to be found today. It also contains the four original pumping engines (although the cylinders were upgraded in 1901), which are possibly the largest remaining rotative beam engines in the world, with 52-ton flywheels and 47-ton beams. Although modern diesel engines were subsequently introduced, the old beam engines remained in service until work on a new sewerage treatment plant commenced in 1956. Following abandonment in the mid 1950’s, the engine house and engines were systematically vandalised and left to decay, which greatly impeded the Trust’s restoration/conservation programme.


Udderbelly at Southbank Centre – until 17 July

Udderbelly Festival is returning to Southbank Centre for a summer of comedy, circus, music and family entertainment. The enormous upside-down purple cow is playing host to a stellar line-up of performers, including the award-winning contemporary circus company circa and acapella act Gobsmacked! Snacks and drinks will be available at one of London’s largest outdoor bars in the Udderbelly Pasture on the banks of the river Thames.


Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones at Saatchi Gallery (Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, SW3 4RY)until 4 September

Calling all music lovers! Take a peek at rare and previously unseen artifacts from members of The Rolling Stones at this highly anticipated exhibition. The immersive installation features rare guitars, personal diaries, iconic costumes, unseen video clips and much more. You can even snoop inside a replica of the rock ‘n’ roll band’s first London flat. £19 Monday to Thursday; £21 Friday to Sunday. Concessions available.


Camera Club Outing

On Saturday 18 June the Outings Committee are planning a coach trip to Windsor Castle and town and the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. Cost of the coach is £25 per person. We expect to leave Bromley at 8.30 am and return by 6.30 pm. You are welcome to bring guests with you. To be sure of your place please sign up on the board or email pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk. Seats must be reserved and paid for by Thursday 28 April.


Standard admission for Windsor Castle is £20 and Savill Garden is £9.75. There are various discounts depending on age, size of group etc. that we will check out when we know who is going.


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