What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is our Panel competition to be judged by Paul Adams. You are free to enter more than one panel on the topic of Urban Spaces and you can put more than one photo on the mount.

Next week (19 April) is a Members Evening where Betty will be showing her photos from Santorini and the Isle of Harris and Greg will give a talk on Audio Visual.


Camera Club Coach Outing to Brighton – Saturday 28 April

Can those of you going on the outing please let Steve Jones have the balance of the money (£20 per person) as soon as possible.


Annual Exhibition

Could those of you who won cups or plaques at 2017 Annual Exhibition please bring them into the Club, the cups all nicely polished and shiny please. If you received a box for your cup please bring the cup in the box.


What’s on this weekend and soon

Concrete Dreams – Southbank Centre – on now and until Sunday 29 April

If big brutalist buildings float your architectural boat, you’ll love this programme of events looking at the legacy of the concrete constructions cemented into history back in the 1960s. The focus is the Southbank Centre and the cultural ecosystem these slabs of grey support. Visitors can go on a behind the scenes tour of the venues, check out the archives and hit up a Concrete Late, which will have you bopping to brutalism-inspired tunes until the small hours. Prices vary – more info at https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/127136-concrete-dreams-exhibition-2018


Monet and Architecture – National Gallery, Trafalgar Square – on now and until 28 July

Look beyond the waterlilies and see the architecture of London, Venice and Paris through the eyes of Claude Monet. The collection of 70 paintings includes his Rouen Cathedral series, which are sometimes referred to as ‘the climax of Impressionism’. 


Lambeth Palace Garden Open Day – Friday 13 April – 12 noon – £5 entry

Ditch the city for an afternoon wander around these gorgeous gardens, which have been cultivated since the twelfth century. Bring your friends (of the furry variety if you like) and join in with a dinosaur egg hunt. Refreshments will be provided and as it’s only open once a month, you can be sure everything will be in tip-top shape. Money raised today is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which accommodates families with sick children in hospital.

Games Character Parade – Saturday 14 April

Spot mascots of your favourite gaming characters at the Games Character Parade. Follow hundreds of characters as they head through the streets of the City, from Guildhall Yard to St Paul’s Cathedral, and Cheapside. The parade is part of the London Games Festival, a citywide celebration of video gaming. See website for route.


SLF Finals Day – Saturday 21st April

This will be held at St. John’s Church, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham BR3 3JN. Doors open at 1:00pm for the exhibition and the main event starts at 2:00pm. Tickets cost £5 (available on the door). The judges are Don Morley, David Eastley LRPS and Jay Charnock FRPS and they will be judging the inter-club finals, certificate winners and open competitions.

Feast of St George – Saturday 21 April – Trafalgar Square

Join the Mayor of London and party on down in Trafalgar Square in honour of St George. Look out for live cookery demos, an English farmer’s market and banqueting area, family games, brass bands, a medieval jousting tiltyard and plenty more silliness. 

The London Marathon – Sunday 22 April

With its cheering crowds and fancy dress fundraisers, the London Marathon is our very own world-famous running race. Covering 26.2 miles and shutting down roads left, right and centre, it takes over the entire city.


And if you like to have a flutter, the Grand National is being run this coming Saturday.  Good luck.


Peter Hearson

We now have some details, which were passed to us by his local vicar. There will be a ceremony for him at Orpington Methodist Church on Wednesday 9 May at 14.15pm.