Firstly many congratulation to Charlotte and Matt Teager on the birth of their baby daughter in the early hours of Monday.

What’s on Tomorrow at the Club

Tomorrow should have been an astrophotography presentation by Steve Phelps unfortunately he is now unable to come to the Club, so John Kember has stepped in and will show some of his images from Japan. The phone editing presentation by Peter Salmon will still take place after the break.

Annual Exhibition Prints

The images that were set-aside for the Annual Exhibition are still available to collect. 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 Matt ( if you’d like to join this outing.

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

What’s on soon

Open House Weekend – Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September

Open House Weekend, when hundreds of usually private London buildings open their doors to the public. Alas, prebookable events have long sold out, but you can still turn up on the day and visit many places. The more popular the building, the longer the queues to get in are, so it sometimes pays to be strategic and pick something a bit niche or off-the-beaten-track. Best to check their website ( for your nearest venues that are open.

Erith Pier Festival – Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September

The Festival will bring Erith’s iconic pier to life! Head down to the river 11am – 9pm to toast the end of the summer and enjoy fun for all the family with lots of games and activities for children of all ages.

Sample some fantastic food flavours from the street food stalls as Erith Kitchen moves to the Pier for it’s last outing this summer, and relax and listen to a great line-up of local musicians against the backdrop of Erith’s riverfront.

The Erith Pier Festival has been organised as part of the Greater Erith Regeneration programme and follows a successful programme of events last year, funded by London Borough of Bexley and the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund. The Erith Pier Festival is also part of Open House Weekend.

Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace – closes Sunday 22 September

Say ‘summer pavilion’ to art fans and you’ll normally get one response: The Serpentine. But this year, Dulwich Picture Gallery is providing some very strong competition with its own seasonal outdoor structure. Created by Yinka Ilori with Pricegore architects, ‘The Colour Palace’ is a vibrant multi-coloured cube inspired by the kaleidoscopic fabric markets of Lagos. Unique, uplifting and buzzing with a sense of summer fun, you won’t regret a trip to see this. 

Reimagine event for World Car Free Day – Sunday 22 September

Reimagine is a new event to celebrate World Car Free Day on Sunday. London’s biggest celebrations will take place on more than 20 kilometres of closed roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London. Some roads will still be open to buses, but please check for more details.

Antony Gormley Exhibition – Royal Academy Saturday 21 September to Tuesday 3 December  

Be one of the first to see this new exhibition of work by Britain’s best-known sculptor, Antony Gormley. It celebrates 45 years of his work, featuring old and new pieces. A word of warning: it’s likely to be very busy this first weekend, so it might be worth consider going on a later date. Book ahead £18-£22.

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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 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:

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 ( 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 ( 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.