What’s on at the Club tonight

Tonight is the Mike Gleave Nature Cup to be judged by Mick White.  It’s the last meeting of the Club at the USC before the Christmas break, so after the competition we’ll have some nibbles, which you are welcome to contribute to, and do bring along any Christmas cards for other members.

Next Thursday is our Christmas Meal at the Cow & Pig, East Street, which has been booked for 7:30pm.


What’s on this Weekend

The Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

Now on at Waterloo mainline station on the mezzanine level until 5 February 2017.

Congratulations to Paul Lehane who has had one of his images (The Ghost of Trees) accepted and published in the book this year.


Take a view – Landscape Photographer of the Year


Major, annual competition to find the UK’s Landscape Photographer of the Year. Winning images are exhibited in London and are published in an Awards book by AA …



The Kodakery – Friday 9 (10:00am), Saturday 10 (10:00am) and Sunday 11 December (11:00am) at 70 Berwick Street, Soho – Free

Trigger-fingers at the ready, photography buffs: try out a new smartphone from Kodak, then see a photo exhibition, quiz the experts on how to improve your Insta game, buy film stock from the heritage camera company and items from a collab with Opening Ceremony in this week-long pop-up.


An Evening with the Stars – live stargazing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December – 5:30 pm – 8:50 pm – charges apply

Come and enjoy an evening of events, including a planetarium show about the sky on the night of your visit (The Sky Tonight), a chance to look through our 18-tonne Victorian telescope and spend some time in the Meridian Courtyard with a hot drink, standing on the Prime Meridian of the world, taking in the amazing view and chatting to astronomers.

Please note that rain, cloud or high winds may prevent observing. If this happens unique footage taken through the telescope will be projected through the eyepiece to provide an experience very similar to the real thing. No refunds are possible.

Please note that the only access to the historic Great Equatorial Telescope dome is via a staircase and is not suitable for those with mobility issues.


London Pantomime Horse Race – Sunday 11 December – 11:45 am – 1:00 pm – free

Costumed Pantomime horses – not to mention the odd cow and zebra – take part in the fun-packed comedy race through the streets of Greenwich, all in the name of raising money for charity. Hundreds of supporters pack the route to cheer on their favourite furry gee-gees and the event has attracted much celebrity support.

The streets of Greenwich are transformed into a course for comical, cantering ponies as they race from Devonport House stopping off at various pubs (pit-stops), before staggering to the finishing line.

International media have also featured the race, delighting in the deliciously absurd sight of galloping pantomime horses accompanied by crowds of fans in bizarre fancy dress. Once the horses have passed the winning post, there’s a lively post-race Christmas party to enjoy.


Swans, Gloves, Roses And Pancakes: Photos By Martin Parr

Now on at The Engine Rooms, Tower Bridge until 1 March 2017

The first major photography show in the Engine Rooms at Tower Bridge will feature new work by the celebrated chronicler of British weirdness. What to expect? The exhibition’s title is probably a giveaway.



Now on at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich Village until 18 December

Wander the gardens of the picture gallery on a dark winter night and discover light installations and lanterns from the same creative crew that makes Christmas at Kew. £12:00 (£10:00 Tuesday to Friday).


Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 14 January 2017

Visit to London Wetlands Centre – meet in the café at 10.00 am.



To those scoring a 20 in recent competitions


Colour Print Competition Round 2

Preliminary/Improvers: Take Off by Brian Davies

Advanced: Emerald Damselfly by Czech Conroy CPAGB and Hyde Park, Diana Memorial Fountain, please feel free to sit on the edge by Jane Upcott


Monochrome Round 2

Preliminary/Improvers: Elephant, Masai Mara by Cheryl Morris and The Priest’s Bride by Julie Langman

Advanced: Tevye’s Daughter (From Fiddler on the Roof) by Paul Lehane; Dawn on Huangshan Mountain by Peter Ergis LRPS and Urban  Geometry by Steve Jones ARPS


If you need ideas for a Christmas gift – look no further

Czech Conroy has produced an ‘African Birds’ calendar which costs £5. Czech will have some for sale at tonight’s meeting.


Panel Competition

The topic for our panel competition on 6 April will be food and drink.


Portrait Photography Workshop

If you are interested in a Workshop next March please see the attached document. Bookings can be made via the KCPA website on a first come, first served basis.


PAGB e-News Nos. 174, 175, 176 and 176 extra

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


Cracker Joke

Why does Santa have three gardens?

So he can hoe hoe hoe