AGM – 11 September 2014
Attached you will find the papers for the AGM. To provide copies at the AGM would be a drain on the Club’s coffers so can you please print and bring them with you on 11 September. The accounts are currently being audited and will be available at the AGM. If you are unable to attend please let the Hon. Secretary (me) know.
Next Camera Club Outing – Sunday 7 September 2014
Our next outing will be to view the tall ships at Wood Wharf. As part of the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta there will be 24 of the smaller tall ships moored at Canary Wharf, some ships will be open for visits. We are meeting outside Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station by the line of Boris Bikes in front of the clocks at 11:00 am. Canary Wharf is an interesting place to visit and there are lots of places to eat and drink. If you are planning to come along please let me know and let me have your mobile phone number.
Things to do this weekend and soon
Emergency! London 1914 at London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HB – Saturday 9 August – 9:30 am to 4:45 pm – Free
In response to the outbreak of First World War, the London County Council established the Emergency Measures committee to report on the state of the city and its people. Keeping tabs on food supplies and employment, reports were compiled by council officers and filed at County Hall. Taking these fascinating reports and building a picture of the city with photographs, maps and documents from the period, this exhibition will explore London as it was one hundred years ago, looking at changes to the city and the lives of Londoners as the country went to war.
Prudential RideLondon Festival Weekend – Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August
On Saturday the event routes will be in the City and Westminster. Roads and bridges will be closed from 05:00 until 18:00. On Sunday the event route is between Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and The Mall, via the City of London, west London, through Surrey and back through west London. For details and to know your travel options, including where to watch the events, please visit tfl.gov.uk/prudentialridelondon
Clarkshaws Brewery Summer Open Day – Sunday 10 August – 12 noon
This East Dulwich microbrewery is relatively new to London’s flourishing independent beer scene, but thanks to interesting flavours, local ingredients and an all-vegetarian brewing method they’re likely to stick around. Their open day is a chance to try some of their creations straight from the source, find out more about the processes and equipment in guided site tours and take away a selection of your favourites, too. Stomach-liners come in the form of Capo Caccia’s Sardinian charcuterie and cheeses, Pastificio Mansi’s artisan pasta and Avocado Café’s dips and dishes. Borough Market’s lauded Gelateria 3bis will be serving up a new gelato especially for the occasion. Clarkshaws Brewery can be found at Tyrrell Trading Estate, Tyrrell Road, SE22 9NA (www.clarkshaws.co.uk/events.html).
Royal Geographical Society (1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR) – Travel Photographer of the Year on until Sunday 17 August
Having accepted commissions from professional and amateur photographers from around the world, the Travel Photographer of the Year is now presenting the cream of the crop. This free exhibition showcases the winners of the 2013 competition in categories including ‘vanishing and emerging cultures’ and ‘wild stories’. More info at www.rgs.org.
Tower of London
An installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British and Colonial fatality during World War I, has been unveiled to mark 100 years since Britain’s first full day of involvement in WWI. The poppies, created in collaboration with artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper, will encircle the London Landmark until Tuesday 11 November and serve as a backdrop to a programme of performances and events to further commemorate the centenary. During World War I the Tower’s moat was used to swear in over 1,600 men who had enlisted by the end of August 1914 at the recruitment station in the City to form the 10th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers – the so called ‘stock brokers battalion’ who fought for the duration of the war.
Things to do August Bank Holiday Weekend
Battle Photographic Society is holding its Annual Exhibition over the August Bank holiday. Venue: Battle Memorial Hall, High Street, Battle, East Sussex. TN33 0AQ. Saturday 23 August – 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 24 August – 10.00am – 4.00pm. Admission free and light refreshments available all day.
And don’t forget it’s the 50th Notting Hill Carnival that weekend.