What’s on Tomorrow at the Club

Our 2019/2020 season starts tomorrow at 7:45pm with the judging of our Summer Project. The good news is that we are back at the United Services Club in the back room; the even better news is that the premises have been redecorated and renovated.

Next week (19 September) should have been an astrophotography presentation by Steve Phelps unfortunately he is now unable to come to the Club, so a members’ evening will be substituted. The phone editing presentation by Peter Salmon will still take place.

Annual Exhibition Prints

The images that were set-aside for the Annual Exhibition will be available to collect tomorrow. Please bring your boxes or suitable carriers.

Next Camera Club Outing

London by Day and Night Saturday 12 October – Free

This outing is designed for members to use some skills/inspiration gained from the club presentation by Paul McElroy on the previous Thursday. We’ll meet at 4:00pm at Waterloo; spend some time around the Southbank catching the sunset (18:14) and then head East along the river to see the newly lit bridges (Southwark, Millennium, Cannon Street, London) by blue hour/night.

Please email Charlotte (charlotte.teager@outlook.com) if you’d like to join this outing.

Further planned outings can be found at the end of this Newsletter.

The Mayor of Bromley’s Charity Appeal Bowling Evening – Tuesday 29 October at 7:00pm

Do you like bowling? If so would you like to be part of a team (maximum six people) then contact Julie (Julie.langman@bromley.gov.uk) who is happy to organise. Please also let Julie know your meal choice. £15.00 per person to include supper, shoe hire and bowling at The Pavilion Leisure Centre, Kentish Way, Bromley BR1 3EF. Prize for the highest scoring team.

Order for the evening 7.00pm – arrive, register and collect shoes, purchase raffle tickets.  A cash bar will be available. Just one place remaining so get in touch with Julie ASAP.

7.30pm – Bowling Commences

8.30pm – Supper Served and Raffle (Option 1 – Beef Burger, Chips and a Side Salad

Option 2 – Veggie Burger – Grilled Portobello Mushroom, roasted Red Pepper, Goat’s Cheese, baby Spinach, Tomato & Red Onion, Chips and a Side Salad.

Option 3 – Cajun Chicken Burger, Chips and a Side Salad)

9.15pm – Second Game – 10.15pm – Finish

What’s on soon

Crystal Palace Heritage Open Day – Saturday 14 September – Free

Get up close and personal with Crystal Palace Park’s wonderful concrete dinosaur sculptures by taking a guided tour around their island for Heritage Open Day. There’ll also be art workshops and talks and the chance to look around the beautiful Crystal Palace Subway, which is usually closed off to visitors.

London Design Festival – Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 September

The London Design Festival returns in 2019 for its seventeenth year. This multi-event, multi-venue, nine-day festival takes place across the capital to bring remarkable design both old and new to a vast London audience.

This year the V&A celebrates 11 years as the festival’s hub, with a range of special displays and installations across the museum, plus a huge programme of events, tours, and workshops from Global Design Forum. Eleven ‘Design Districts’ and one ‘Design Route’ will also offer their own line-up of events and exhibits, which showcase local artists and creative industries. 

Highlights include: Westminster Cathedral’s Life Labyrinth, Matthew McCormick’s climate change experiential exhibit Avalanche and Liz West’s ‘Iri-Descent’ arrangement in the atrium of Piccadilly’s Fortnum & Mason.

Tower of London Food Festival – Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September 

Tuck into all manner of grub inside the Tower of London moat. A food festival pops up in the erstwhile waterway, with artisan traders selling everything from cheese to gin. Street food stalls sell nosh to tuck into then and there, and celebrity chefs cook up a storm in the demo kitchen. Look out for beefeaters actually eating beef too. Tower of London included in admission.

A bold new art exhibition comes to Savile Row – on now and until Tuesday 17 September

Three painters. One sculptor. Eight days on Savile Row. From 10-17 September, London’s most famous suiting street plays host to a vibrant and eclectic array of art for a new pop-up exhibition.

31 Savile Row — a grand, two-storey building which sat empty until recently — houses works by emerging and established Scottish artists. Expect bold, abstract paintings inspired by everything from childhood in the Highlands to the static homes that populate Britain’s coastline. Meanwhile, intriguing hand-carved, cast and burnt wooden-forms divide up the floor of this ad-hoc gallery space.

Four Minds Two Generations is completely free to attend, and all of the art on display is available to purchase. Click here to find out more about the exhibition, and get a sneak peek at some of the works on offer.

Heritage Open Days – Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September

England’s largest heritage festival of history and culture. This year the festival celebrates its 15h anniversary with thousands of free events taking place not normally open to the public. More info at heritageopendays.org.uk

BBC Proms in the Park – Saturday 14 September

Celebrate the grand finale of the two-month-long BBC Proms classical music festival, with live music, fireworks and cheery sing-alongs in Hyde Park.

The Great River Race – Saturday 14 September – 11:20am – Free

330 boat crews racing down the Thames in the Great River Race is a site to behold. Watch from the riverbanks as they go head to head in a 21.6-mile river marathon, from Docklands in the east to Ham in the west, passing through central London. All manner of vessels from naval whalers to Hawaiian war canoes battle to be crowned the UK Traditional Boat Champions. Docklands-Ham.

Summer Street – Sunday 15 September – 12 noon to 5:00pm – Free

The final Summer Streets event of 2019 takes place on Regent Street, closing the busy thoroughfare to vehicle traffic for an afternoon of activities. The festival-style event includes talks, catwalk shows, street food from local restaurants, and activities, offers and competitions inside the shops. Full programme here.

Forthcoming Camera Club Outings

Birmingham Day Trip: Christmas Markets and Walking Tour – Saturday 23 November 2019. Free but please book your own train tickets (currently there are plenty of cheap tickets available from nationalrail.co.uk for around £15 to £30 return so it’s worth booking early!)

Catch the 9.23 train from Euston to Birmingham New Street (other, slightly longer options are available from Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill so please meet us at New Street Station at 10.50am if you choose one of these). It’s then up to you what time you leave Birmingham – trains back to London run until around 10pm. 

When we get to Birmingham, there are two possible walking tour options: a City Centre Walk or a Digbeth Graffiti Walk. We can decide as a group which we’d prefer to do, divide into two groups or do both if we have time and are feeling active! Afterwards, there will be time to spend at Birmingham’s Christmas Markets: the largest German market outside of Germany/Austria. 

Please book your own train tickets but let Charlotte know that you’re joining this outing too: charlotte.teager@outlook.com

Christmas Meal – Thursday 12 December Please put this date in your diary. Details to be confirmed. 

Highgate Cemetery Tour – Sunday 12 January 2020£12 per person (friends/relatives welcome too) 

Meet at the entrance to the East Cemetery at 11:00am to explore this section. We can then go for lunch together in one of the nearby pubs before returning to the West Cemetery for a private tour at 2.30pm. No tripods unfortunately. 

Please email Charlotte (charlotte.teager@outlook.com) if you’d like to come and we will collect payment at a later date. 

York/WhitbySunday 5th to Tuesday 7 April 2020

Sunday 5 April: travel up to York in the morning, walking tour around the city in the afternoon and time for sunset/evening photography

Monday 6 April: private minibus trip to Whitby via the York Moors, Goathland etc. – full itinerary to be confirmed (maximum 16 people so first come, first served)

Tuesday 7 April: more time in York before travelling back to London in the afternoon/evening

Currently £106 for two nights’ accommodation at the Travelodge Central Layerthorpe (per room) plus around £50 for the day trip (depending on final numbers).

Charlotte will organise the above but you’ll need to book your own train tickets – these go on sale 12 weeks in advance so please put 12January in your diaries to get the best price! We’ll send out a reminder nearer the time too.

As Charlotte will have to pay in full for the Travelodge accommodation to get the saver rates, it’d be great if you could email her (charlotte.teager@outlook.com) to let her know that you’re coming and she will contact you to give her bank details. The cost is £106 (this forms your non-refundable deposit). If you’d like to share a room, please her know who you’re sharing with and transfer £53 each. Partners/relatives/friends are welcome on this trip.