Firstly, Happy New Year.  I hope 2013 brings you all you wish for.


Paranormal Photography Course in Canterbury – Saturday 26 January 2013 – 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


Do you like the idea of an exciting night of photography that will be exploring the “other side” of Canterbury, Kent.

You will be touring the City’s haunted streets with professional photographer Alex Hare, and John Hippisley, of Canterbury Ghost Tours, who will be your spiritual tour guide for the evening.

As well as learning about the city’s rich history, you will also learn night and cityscape photography techniques. Working closely with Alex Hare, you will develop your photographic skill set as well as obtain those essential tips of the trade from an industry professional.

We will also be offering a special something to anyone who captures something truly paranormal.

Tickets£55 per person.  

For more information and booking please contact Emma Bowles or Nathalie Banaigs on or 01795 597576.


London Ice Sculpting Festival – Friday 11 January to Sunday 13 January 2013

All Day Event – Free entry

The London Ice Sculpting Festival will feature entertainment over three days, with the main action taking place in Wood Wharf and new attractions throughout Canary Wharf.

There will be the ever popular ice carving Masterclasses, the fun, snow-filled snowpit, an interactive ice graffiti wall, ice chess, Winter Market and loads of highlights including a special Northern Lights Laser Show.


Round the World Yacht Race – Saturday 12 January 2013 at 10 a.m. at Tower Hill

This is a chance to see the boats participating in this round the world race, which sets off from London later this year.



Do you have any information/stories you would like to share to go into the next E-Bulletin 3.  If so Gary Carter would be delighted to receive them by 20 January 2013.  Gary’s e-mail address is

Chris Verraes ( is an ex-lithographer and printer and has had a career in high quality photography book printing.  He has got an old Dainippon 1045 ai drum scanner, still in good working order. But it has to go.  He would like it to go to a good home where it still would be used. The alternative seems to be the tip…

Is anyone interested?  It’s free to pick up, comes with an old G4 as it runs on OS9 software, two drums, mounting table and some sundries.  It’s ideal for scanning film and prints up to A3. Photographers who still use film or have a desire to digitise their archive or make digital prints would welcome this machine as its scanning quality still exceeds all modern ccd scanners.  It’s quite large (but will fit a van), reasonably ugly and tremendously heavy, 3 people needed.  It’s absolutely free to collect from Biggin Hill and if needed I’ll even come and install it and show how it works.