What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Gill Peachey will be presenting her “Gardens and Wildlife”.

Next week (4 May) is the last Club meeting at the USC where we will be told about the subject for the Summer Project. This is a very social way of keeping in touch during the summer in teams taking photos of the selected topic.


Annual Exhibition at Bromley Central Library will run from Monday 15 to Friday 26 May and the Awards Evening will be at the Library (4th floor) on Thursday 18 May at 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

Congratulations to all those who were awarded cups, plaques and were highly commended.

We need stewards for the Exhibition and raffle prizes for the Awards Evening so please bring along any suitable prizes you may have and fill in a slot or two on the Stewards’ Roster. 

Here is our Annual Exhibition Flyer 2017; hard copies will be available at tomorrow’s meeting. If you can advertise the exhibition anywhere please do.


Last Week’s Annual Competition against Bexleyheath.

Although we beat Bexleyheath in the Mono Print section, they won both the Colour and PDI sections, making them triumphant. We must try harder next year!


What’s on this weekend and soon

Selsdon Camera Club – Friday 28 April

Roger Hance FRPS is giving a talk on how to construct panels of prints, whether for club competitions, exhibition or maybe when going for distinctions for the RPS. It shows the thought process in how to construct a panel, which can actually range between as few as three prints up to as many as twenty if needed.

Selsdon Camera Club meets at The Methodist Halls, 102 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9EE, 

7:30pm for 7:45pm. No need to book – just go along. Tickets costing £5 can be purchased at the door.


Wild Weekend at Woodberry Wetlands – Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April

The Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve is challenging Londoners to dig out their wellies and get to know the urban wilderness with a free weekend of wildlife workshops, debates, a live music stage and guided walks. Have an evening surrounded by wild flowers and dragonflies, less than 15 minutes from the Manor House tube.  More details on website, address: Lordship Road, New River Path, Stoke Newington N16 5HQ.


IWA Canalway Cavalcade – Maida Vale – Saturday 29, Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May10:00am – 6:00pm

Head to Little Venice over Bank Holiday weekend for the yearly IWA Canalway Cavalcade, activities will include: a pageant of boats, trade shows, stalls, live music, kids activities, competitions, Morris dancers and a real ale bar. On Sunday 9:00pm – 10:30pm for the procession of illuminated boats. Free.


Rochester Sweeps Festival – Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May

Medway’s annual Sweeps Festival recreates the joy and laughter enjoyed by the chimney sweeps; the one time of the year the sweeps could leave the soot behind and have some fun. Their fun included the Jack-in-the-Green ceremony, a seven-foot character that they used to waken at dawn on Blue Bell Hill, Chatham. The Jack-in-the-Green would walk with the chimney sweeps in their parade.


The Deptford Jack Parade – Monday 1 May

Annual event where a tall plant covered man is paraded around Deptford and Greenwich.

The Fowlers Troop Jack in the Green was revived by members of Blackheath Morris Men and friends in the early 1980s. It is a revival of a Jack in the Green from about 1906, which was taken out around Deptford, South East London on May Day by the original Fowlers Troop.

The route will be marked by stops at pubs, starting at the Dog and Bell, Prince Street around midday.


Hever Castle and Gardens – First Tulip Celebration on now

Around 7,000 tulips will be standing to colourful attention at Hever Castle and Gardens’ first Tulip Celebration. It has been a labour of love for the 11-strong gardening team, who look after 60 varieties planted along the Pergola Walk, Pompeiian Wall, Tudor Garden and Italian Garden.

Due to the unusually mild weather, the flowers have bloomed early, but should last for several weeks. Visitors will be able to collect a leaflet from the Information Centre for a self-guided tulip trail through the grounds until Sunday, May 7.


Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens

Often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.

Visitors to the gardens in late April and early May will be captivated by the spectacular displays of bluebells, which can be seen in the gardens and woodland.  The seating on the circular bluebell walk offers visitors a quiet time to reflect and enjoy the intense carpet of blue.  The recently restored Ice House can also be discovered on the bluebell walk. 


KCPA Print and PDI 2017 Exhibition

The exhibition will start at Creek Creative, Faversham, Kent (Tuesday 25 April – Sunday 7 May), and then go onto The Crypt Gallery, Seaford, Sussex (22nd – 28th May).

Congratulations to Czech Conroy, Steve Jones and Paul Lehane who all had images selected.


SLF Finals Day – Saturday 6 May

Will be held at St. John’s Church Hall, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham BR3 3JN. Tickets cost £5. The judges this year are: Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB, Colin Westgate FRPS MFIAP APAGB and Chris Shore FRPS EFIAP MPAGB BPE5*


Motors by the Moat at Leeds Castle – Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May

The perfect weekend for anyone with a passion for cars. Get up close to hundreds of vintage, high performance and classic cars from around the world. The cars will be displayed on the Castle lawns with plenty of other entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.


Hastings People – Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May – 9:30am to 4:30pm

An exhibition by Ann Chown and Richard Tickner entitled “From The Stade and the Promenade” at Stade Hall, The Stade, Hastings.


The KCPA are holding an APM event – Sunday 14 May – 9:30am to 4:00pm

at Ditton Village Hall, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton. Details of how to apply to come along as an observer or as a participant for advice on your images can be found here.


Voyages at The Science Museum – Media Space gallery on now and until 25 June

Their collection of historical ship models has been dramatically reimagined for a new exhibition by internationally acclaimed fine art photographers Anderson & Low. Voyages represents a surprising reinterpretation of a much-loved collection charting the development of maritime history. Looking at these models through the protective sheeting that covers them has had a radical effect on both scale and context. This new series of photographs by Anderson & Low represents an intersection between art and science and gives new life to a valued part of the UK’s national collection. Free.


No Newsletter for a couple of weeks, but I look forward to seeing you all at the Awards Evening on 18 May.