What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is our Christmas Dinner at Assos 7:30 start time.



To Julie Langham for winning the Mike Gleave Nature Cup for her PDI entitled “King of the Ice”. Czech was the runner-up with his PDI entitled “Hummingbird Hawk Moth”.


No Newsletter for a few weeks so here is what’s happening in January.


Thursday 11 January 2018

Margaret McNicoll will be presenting Lantern Slides and prints from the Club Archives

Saturday 13 January

Our member David Lewis has offered to organise a visit to the Science Museum’s major ‘Illuminating India’ exhibition on Saturday 13 January, family and friends welcome. The exhibition, which is in the museum’s Level 2 Media Space, is a fascinating and well-curated survey of photography in India from the mid Nineteenth Century to the present day. It’s linked to a second exhibition at the museum, ‘5000 Years of Science and Innovation’. Both exhibitions are free. Meet David at Knightsbridge Station ticket office at 2.30pm for a short photographic street walk followed by a visit to the exhibition. Afterwards, join him in the museum café (next to the Media Centre) to discuss the exhibition. The café sells a range of light refreshments including some Indian food. For more on the exhibition, see https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/illuminating-india . To register an interest, please contact David at davidpoly@tiscali.co.uk , mobile 07816 590744.

Thursday 18 January

Bromley will be hosting the SLF Plate 1 Prints Competition to be judged by David Eastley. Bromley are not taking part in this round but see below.

It is also hand in for PDIs Round 3

Tuesday 23 January

Orpington Photographic Society will be hosting the SLF Plate 2 Colour Prints and PDI Competitions to be judged by Paul Adams DPAGB ARPS FDPS. The line up will be Bromley v Croydon v Mitcham v Old Coulsdon

Thursday 25 January

Internal PDI Competition Round 3 to be judged by Zoe Garnham-Archer

Monday 29 January

South London Photographic Society will be hosting the SLF Plate 3 Mono Prints and PDI Competitions to be judged by Bob Turner FRPS. The line up for the Mono Prints will be Bromley v Cheam v Mitcham v Old Coulsdon. For the PDIs the line up with be Aperture Woolwich v Bromley v Croydon v Orpington v South London


What’s on this weekend and soon

Horniman’s Christmas Fair – Saturday 16 December – 10:30am – Free

Dozens of stalls selling arts, crafts, gifts and treats for all ages will gather in the lovely  Horniman Museum for a traditional Christmas fair. As well as the shopping, there’ll be mulled wine, workshops, festive tunes, craft breweries, music and dancing. 


Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic – Saturday 16 December until Sunday 8 April at the V&A – £8.00

There are few creative relationships that have the capacity to dazzle countless generations of readers like that between a children’s writer and illustrator. This was the certainly the case with A.A Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and E.H Shephard. The V&A will be drawing extensively from its own collection of drawings, letters, photographs and manuscripts to tell the story of the tremendous success of Hundred Acre Wood’s world-famous resident.


Carols by Candlelight – Union Chapel, Canonbury – Sunday 17 December – 6:00pm – Free

The beautiful Union Chapel looks even more magnificent when it’s filled with hundreds of glowing candles at this annual carol service. Sing along with the Union Chapel Singers and Boe Huntress to traditional carols and hear readings and live music with the chapel lit only by candlelight. Head to the bar for mulled wine and mince pies. This year donations will be collected for The Margins Project and the Jo Cox Foundation. Find out more here


Christmas at Kew Gardens – on now and until 1 January 2018 – charges apply

Kew’s incredible gardens get another magnificent seasonal makeover in 2017, as Christmas at Kew brings illuminations to light up the buildings and plants. The mile-long, twinkling trail leads visitors past singing trees, a flickering Fire Garden, kaleidoscopic projections and giant flora-inspired lights.


Skate at Somerset House – on now and until 14 January 2018 – charges apply

Get your skates on. Somerset House’s grand 18th-century courtyard is the stunning setting for an ice rink again this winter. No matter how unimpressive your skating skills a trip to this 900-square-metre outdoor rink will be the very definition of festive fun. There are lots of tempting extras too: the Fortnum’s Lodge offers champagne, mulled wine and winter dining; and Skate Lates will feature Peckham-based radio station Balamii, Field Day founders Eat Your Own Ears and Supa Dupa Fly. Plus the Fortnum’s Lodge menu features winter classics like raclette, cheese fondue, smoked salmon and mince pies. The Christmas Arcade will bring posh shopping from Fortnum & Mason – this year with a focus on all things chocolate – and guests can admire the skaters with drink in hand at the Skate Lounge, both of which can be accessed without a ticket. Find out more here


Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City – 27 Thurloe Street, Brompton – 9:30am – £3.00 on now and until Friday 22 December

The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City is back, filling two floors on Thurloe Street with impressive models made of dough. Feast your eyes on an imaginary city made by architecture firms, who were invited to pick a plot on the masterplan and respond to a brief set by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. Look out for gingerbread house making workshops throughout the duration of the show and don’t be tempted to nibble on the creation.

New Year’s Eve and New Year in London

London is one of the best places in the world to be for New Year celebrations. Never one to miss out on a party, the capital is fully prepared with loads of New Year’s Eve parties and events up its sparkly sleeve, as well as the mighty NYE firework display over the Thames. But remember, the fun doesn’t stop on December 31.


It’s business as usual for most of London’s museums and attractions, so peel yourself out of bed and start your year as you mean to go on.


New Year’s Day Parade – 12 noon start

London’s New Year’s Day Parade celebrates its 32nd year in 2018 and more than 8,500 performers representing 20 countries will take part, including Pearly Kings and Queens, cheerleaders, marching bands, dancers and representatives from West End shows. The American-style extravaganza of musicians – a number of bands from the USA fly over to take part – dancers, acrobats, clowns and floats twirl, march and drum a 2.2-mile route beginning at the Ritz Hotel, taking in Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Big Ben, with temporary grandstands erected for better viewing in some places. Arrive early to secure a good vantage point, especially if you’re taking small children, or book a ticket for one of the three grandstands to guarantee a good view (£30). A key part of the parade is ‘The Let’s Help London Challenge’, in which all of the 32 London boroughs compete for a share of a prize pot to distribute among their chosen charities. Boroughs enter the parade with an act, float or other form of entertainment, which is judged by an international panel comprising foreign ambassadors and high commissioners.


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May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2018.