What’s on at the Club Tonight

It is also hand in for Round 1 of our PDI competition.  For newcomers to the Club the PDI format can be downloaded from our website bromleycamerclub.org.uk under Competition & Exhibition Regulations, 2.4. PDIs should be emailed to pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk or handed in on a CD or USB stick clearly labelled with your name and free from all types of virus and malware.

Next Week (15 September) Round 1 of the PDI Competition will be judged by Philip Pound.


Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 24 September

There will be a coach outing to Arundel Castle and Amberley Heritage Centre on Saturday 24 September, leaving Bromley at 8.30am and returning at about 6:30pm. The cost of the coach is £25 per person.

Arundel Castle is one of the longest-inhabited country houses in England with fascinating gardens, Norman keep and one of the finest Regency interiors in the world. Admission cost is from £9 to £18 depending how much you want to see. www.arundelcastle.org
After Arundel we will visit Amberley Heritage Centre, which has a narrow gauge railway, vintage vehicle demos, old buildings and exhibitions in a former chalk quarry. Admission is £11.50 www.amberleymuseum.co.uk Please confirm to stevejones35@gmail.com to reserve a place on the coach.


What’s on this weekend

Totally Thames takes place over the month of September and brings the river to life via an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events throughout the 42-mile stretch of the Thames in London. More info at their website but among other events this weekend you can go to:

Classic Boat Festival (St. Katherine’s Dock, Marble Quay)

Don’t miss your chance to climb on board over 40 vintage sailing and motor yachts not usually open to the public! Over this coming weekend get up and personal with Little Dunkirk Ships, the Massey Shaw, Portwey and Havengore, enjoy live music, family activities and plenty of scrummy street food. This year they are hosting the Blue Ribbon Village on behalf of the Totally Thames Festival with MBNA Thames Clippers, The Thames Rockets, The PLA and Blue Lamp Afloat powerboat training all taking part.  Moo Canoes will also be offering free canoe trials on the water. Free.


Brazil Day 2016 – Saturday 10 September 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm

Four years on from London 2012, the Olympic and Paralympic spirit returns to the capital. You are invited to Brazil Day 2016 in Trafalgar Square – an unmissable opportunity to celebrate the Rio Games, Brazilian culture and the country’s passion for sport. Attractions will include live Brazilian music, DJs, sport, and food. Brazil Day 2016 is organised by the Embassy of Brazil in London in partnership with Brazil’s Ministry of Sport and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX). The event is supported by the Mayor of London. Free.


Heritage Open Days – Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 September.

You can get free access to many sites and tourist attractions as part of Heritage Open Days – an annual event now in its 22nd year. The venues included usually charge an admission fee or are closed to the public. See the full list of heritage sites open for free. Opening dates and times vary for each venue, and you may need to book in advance for some – all the details are on the website.

There are only a small number in London, but a separate event called Open House London is running on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September.


South London Camera Fair – Sunday 11 September at Holiday Inn, Southwold Road, Bexley DA5 1ND

Used and sometimes new cameras, equipment, media and photographs from the discovery to the present day of photography. Whether you are a student, an enthusiast, an amateur or a professional photographer or an occasional camera user, you will be amazed to see & have a chance to buy cameras you never thought existed.

Visitors will be met by friendly, welcoming staff and can have a great day out with all their family. They can find the camera that they couldn’t afford to buy before!

Many Collectables – Vintage-Classic & Modern Cameras – Cine & Still – Film & Digital (all makes) – All Formats – Prints -Collectable Photos & Equipment – Enlargers – Projectors – Batteries – Memory Cards – Film – Books – Lenses – Lots of Accessories – New & Used – Amateur & Professional.


Annual Exhibition Prints

These will be available at the Club tonight so please bring in your print carriers to pick up your exhibition entries.


Free Photography Competition

Please see below email from Kate Ford, Communications Officer in the Education Team at the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

“At Gatsby, we are committed to strengthening science and engineering skills within the UK workforce. As you are likely aware, the UK has a shortage of technicians and without significant and sustained action this shortage will worsen in the coming decades, threatening our future economic prosperity.


We want to raise greater awareness of and create discussion on the importance of the technician workforce to a wider audience. As part of this, we are keen to shine a light on the talented technicians working in this country. See our campaign website: technicians.org.uk  


To this end we have launched a free photography competition. The competition asks people to look around them and find something that technicians will have helped to make. This could be almost anything people see and use in their daily life, from their face wash, their trainers, architecture, horticulture, festivals, theatre, cars…. almost anything. To enter they just need to post the image on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #techniciansmakeithappen. A winner will be announced every month on social media who will receive £25 Amazon vouchers. An overall winner will win £1000 and career mentorship in 2017.

Kate Ford

Science and Engineering Education Team

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, SW1V 1AP Office: 02074 107 041 – Mobile: 07786 032 818 – www.gatsby.org.uk


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