What’s on at the Club Tonight

Tonight is our open Panel Competition; usual rules apply, where members will have a chance to judge the entries. It is also the summer project briefing.

Next week is our Awards Evening at Bromley Central Library – members, friends and family are all welcome. 7:30 start.


What’s on this Weekend

VE Day Celebrations – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 May

Friday 8 May – VE Day

At 3:00pm a Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph, coinciding with a national two-minute silence, to be televised on BBC One. A beacon will be lit at the Tower of London as part of a simultaneous nationwide event at 9:32pm. Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament were floodlit and, beginning on the Friday of VE weekend, they will be lit up again with special V-shaped lights. It will be possible to see the lights on Friday from 9:30pm to midnight and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30pm to midnight.

Saturday 9 May

At 11:00am across the UK, churches and cathedrals will ring their bells as a nationwide mark of celebration.

In the evening, thousands of people will attend a Royal British Legion concert produced by Live Nation and the BBC. The star-studded 1940s themed “Party to Remember” will be held at Horse Guards Parade Ground. Broadcast on BBC One, the event will feature performances from acts including Status Quo, Pixie Lott and Katherine Jenkins.

Sunday 10 May

A Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, attended by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Members of The Royal Family, and up to 1,000 veterans and their families. Representatives of Allied Nations and Commonwealth countries who fought alongside Britain in the conflict will also attend.

Afterwards, a parade of over 2,000 Service personnel, veterans and their guests will march from Westminster Abbey to Horse Guards Parade, passing the balcony in Whitehall where Winston Churchill appeared before the crowds on VE Day after his famous speech to mark Victory in Europe.

The world-famous Red Arrows will make a flypast over Central London, following a flypast of historic aircraft from the Royal Air Force – including the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft of the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. There will also be public entertainment in the park over the afternoon.

Photography exhibition 

Come to Trafalgar Square to see a free exhibition of unforgettable photos from the day London celebrated the end of World War II in Europe.


Other events this weekend

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival – Sunday 10 May.

The 40th annual Punch & Judy fayre at Covent Garden, parade at 11:00am, church service at St Paul’s Covent Garden, Bedford Street WC2E 9ED at noon, then public puppet shows throughout the rest of the afternoon. The May Fayre is always held on the second Sunday in May (on or near the date of Punch’s birthday). They celebrate Punch’s birthday on May 9 since Samuel Pepys first saw Mr Punch in England on 9 May 1662 and recorded the fact in his diary. Free.

Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green – Sunday 10 May. Starts at 12:00 noon.

From bouncy castles to beer tents, handmade children’s t-shirts to homemade cakes, designer jewellery to local photography, the Festival Fair (East Dulwich Road, SE22 9AT) will bring together the essence of SE22. Nibble food from our ever growing food stalls as you listen to the music on The Goose it Out! stage, enjoy a drink from the beer tent as your children have their faces painted for free! Back again this year will be donkey rides for children. Free.


Annual Exhibition

Please don’t forget to put your name down on the stewards’ rota for the Annual Exhibition.


Forthcoming Outings

Saturday 13 June – Medieval Fair at Faversham by train. If you would like to come along please put your name on the list on the Noticeboard or let me know by e-mail. A weekend-long Medieval Fair celebrating Faversham’s involvement in the Magna Carta 800th anniversary.  Held in Faversham’s historic town centre there will be re-enactments, tournaments, birds of prey, battles, plays, a medieval camp, music, dancing, juggling, stalls, food and plenty of hands-on crafts and activities.  The town will come alive with street decorations, period dress and medieval music, market stalls and lovely independent shops and restaurants, with plenty of delicious food and drink.

Saturday 4 July – River Festival at Chatham by train.  If you would like to come along please put your name on the list on the Noticeboard or let me know by e-mail. Chatham Waterfront is the place to be on 4 July, when yachts and sailing vessels of every kind will join together for the Medway River Festival. There will be river displays and races running all day, along with food stalls, exhibitions and live music. And don’t forget there is also the historic dockyard.

Friday 7 to Monday 10 August – Portsmouth weekend.

We no longer need to pay the total amount now – just 3 weeks before we go, unless you want to pay it now in which case Jeff King will be happy to collect the money! If anybody else would like to join us, members or non-members, please let one of the Outings Committee know and we will see if there are any spaces available.


PAGB e-News No. 137

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


Photography Exhibitions

KCPA Annual Print and PDI Photographic Exhibition 2015

Last chance to see ending Sunday 10 May at Creek Creative Gallery, 1 Abbey Street, Faversham ME13 7BE open from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Victorian London in Photographs Saturday 9 May and through the week 9:30am to 4:45pm and on one Saturday per month (13 June, 11 July, 8 August and 12 September) at London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell EC1R 0HB. Free.

The arrival of photography in London in 1839 changed the way people saw their city, and each other, forever and the collections at LMA contain an extraordinary range of images, recording the capital and its people in stunning detail. This exhibition presents some of the most striking images of London and Londoners from the era, from the first known photograph of the capital to the opening of Blackwall Tunnel, taking in the Crystal Palace, the first Tube line and life on the city’s streets.


Photographic Collectors and Users Fair – Sunday 17th May

The Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain (PCCGB) are organising a Photographic Collectors and Users Fair to be held at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall, Vincent Square SW1P 2B, open 10:00am to 4:30pm. They will have up to 135 stalls selling second-hand user and collectable cameras, images, books, consumables etc.  It is not a trade show for new equipment. Further details of the PCCGB can be found at www.pccgb.net .