What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Image credit: Ray Bridges LRPS CPAGB ADPS BPE3

We will have a presentation by Raymond Bridges LRPS CPAGB ADPS BPE3* entitled “My Digital Doings”. It is also hand in for PDIs Round 2.

Next week (23 January) is the PDI Competition to be judged by Tim Moreland ARPS.

As Val will not be around for a few weeks this is what is happening.

Thursday 30 January : Members Evening where we will be sharing photos from the Table Top Photography evening and the Highgate Cemetery Outing.

Thursday 6 February : Our Club is hosting the SLF Monochrome and Colour Print competition between us v Aperture Woolwich v Greenwood.

It is also hand in for Colour Print Competition round 2

Wednesday 12 February : We are in the SLF Semi Final against South London to be held at Beckenham. Do come along to support us.

Thursday 13 February : Colour Print Competition round 2 to be judged by Ron Tear MPAGB ARPS BPE4* PSA3*

Tuesday 18 February : We are in the Semi Final of the SLF Mono Prints competition to be held at Old Coulsdon where we are in competition against them. Again do come along for supoort.

Mayor of Bromley’s Charity Appeal Quiz Evening – Friday 14 February 2020

There is one place left for the Charity Quiz evening, which will take place In the Great Hall at Bromley Civic Centre commencing at 7.00pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.

If you would like to take part please let me know at the latest by tomorrow. The cost of the evening is £14.00 to include a light supper. Vegetarian option available

What’s on this coming weekend and soon

Winter Lights at Canary Wharf – Thursday 16 to Saturday 25 January

The bright lights of Canary Wharf’s towers are quite the spectacle after dark, but the business district glows brighter than usual throughout January thanks to the addition of sparkling installations from international artists. Winter Lights returns in 2020 with a new set of dazzling artworks, installations and interactive experiences.

Studio Tours – Saturday 18 January. Free, book in person from 10.30am on the day, tours at 1.15pm and 3.15pm

On the third Saturday of each month, Somerset House offers free tours of its artist workspace, Somerset House Studios. Visit a wing of the building that’s usually off limits to the public and see where the artists work. 

Brent Borough of Culture – Wembley Park – Saturday 18 January. Free just turn up 7:00pm

Following Waltham Forest’s tenure, Brent takes up the mantle as London Borough of Culture for 2020. The big launch event is Rise, a free, outdoor event telling the story of Brent through dance, theatre and projections, with Wembley Stadium as a backdrop.

Lightopia Festival London – Chiswick House Gardens, Chiswick House, Chiswick W4 2QN – 17:00 – 22:00. Lightopia will open to the public from 22 January to 1 March. The ticketed event will also include live entertainment, such as acrobatic performances available to enjoy every night. There will also be a host of food and refreshment options available for all taste-buds to enjoy.

Taking place at Chiswick House and Gardens, an 18th century villa with classical landscapes and 65 acres of gardens, Lightopia is an immersive and visually-dramatic lantern and light festival, that promises to fuse beautiful art installations with interactive experience.

Lightopia is an exploration of light, movement and form, beautifully captivating the senses with unique interactive and immersive lights, lanterns, installations and incredible 3D mapping light show, destined to create unforgettable memories and provide alternative family fun.

Chinese New Year – Sunday 26 January

Celebrate the Year of the Ratin Chinatown, Trafalgar Square and the West End. The biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia, with colourful parades, free stage performances and displays in and around Chinatown and London’s West End. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to enjoy traditional Chinese food, and to wish each other “Xin Nian Kuai Le” (Happy New Year in Mandarin) or “San Nin Faai Lok” (in Cantonese).

Thames Path Walk – London Bridge to Canary Wharf – Saturday 1 February 10:30-13:00 – Free

This walk starts at London Bridge right in the shadow of The Shard. Our route takes us along the fast changing southern path to Rotherhithe. The route is a real mix of the old and new. Towards the start many new offices and former dock warehouse conversions are much in evidence. As we edge through Bermondsey towards Rotherhithe we pass some very old, and very historic pubs together with their neighbouring riverside apartments. At Nelson’s Dock we catch a riverbus for the short crossing of the Thames to Canary Wharf. The cost of the riverbus is approx £3.00 and the walk is approx 3.5 miles long. You will need to register before 31 January at eventbrite.co.uk. Meet at London Bridge Station – outside W H Smith’s (Upper Level)

Eddie Harris

Sad news that Eddie Harris, Life President of the SLF, passed away peacefully just a few days short of his 88th birthday. The funeral will be at Beckenham Crematorium, Elmers End Rd, BR3 4TD, at 3.30pm on Friday 31 January.

Studio Flashes etc being cleared out

Robert Morris rob@norvic-solutions.co.uk has  some 500W Bowens Fit Flash guns, soft boxes and umbrellas, reflectors, screens and stands etc that he doesn’t use any more and are all in good condition and are just in his way, if anyone is interested please contact him otherwise they will scrapped.

Are you interested in Astrophotography?

Steve Lindon runs a free, digital magazine on Astrophotography, published on the 9th of every month. He started the digital magazine 6 years ago when he became interested in Astrophotography but couldn’t find a dedicated publication on the subject. The publication is for the complete beginner to the more advanced and includes tutorials, reviews, tips, readers’ images etc. Not all forms of Astrophotography need a telescope setup, a good DSLR Camera and Tripod can capture the most amazing images of the Milky Way, Star Trails, Galaxies and Nebula. 

If anyone is interested in Astrophotography here is the link to the website

Forthcoming Camera Club Outings

York/WhitbySunday 5 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

When I first put this in the Newsletter the cost was £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, a reminder these went on sale on 12January.

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 to let her know that you’re going 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.