What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is Round 2 of the Mono Prints Competition to be judged by Robin Harmsworth. It is also hand in for the Mike Gleave Cup.  This cup is a one-class PDI competition and you can enter up to 4 images. See last week’s Newsletter for guidelines on entries.

Next week (7 December) will be the Mike Gleave Cup (Nature) to be judged by Philip Pound.


Ross Cup

Bromley came 28th out of 33 entries, not as good as last year. Peter Ergis’ print “Getting Up Steam” was selected by the Judge for comment.


What’s on soon

The Great Christmas Pudding Race – Covent Garden Piazza – Saturday 2 December – 11:00am

Watch runners dressed as your favourite Christmas characters balance a plate of Christmas pud while negotiating foam slaloms and other inflatable hazards at a madcap fancy-dress race. All the wackiness is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and you can turn up on the day to laugh and point/lend support. Afterwards Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir will be on hand to provide the entertainment. 


St. Christopher’s Hospice Christmas Festival (Sydenham) – Saturday 2 December – 11:00am to 3:00pm

All the usual stalls, etc. and only £1.00 entry fee, kids free


The Orpington Santa Dash – from 11:00am on Sunday 3 December,

It’s a fun, festive, family orientated event over a 2km course through Orpington’s Priory Gardens.


Tom Way Talk Wildlife through a Lens – Tuesday 5 December – Old Coulsdon Camera Club

If anyone missed Tom’s Spafest talk a few weeks ago then this is an opportunity to catch this excellent talk. 

Come and see some of his up-close and amazing fine art wildlife photos as well as learn how he does it.

Visitors £5 on the door 7.45 for 8.00pm Cameron Hall, Congregational Church, Cannon’s Hill CR5 1HA



PAGB ‘Masters of Print’ exhibition opens to the public on Tuesday 5 December

This will be the premier print exhibition for camera club members this year and it is planned for several years in the future as an annual event. With a restricted number of prints and only one print hung from any entrant, it will be a fine exhibition, one that showcases the PAGB to the highest level.

The address details are: R.K. Burt & Company, 57-61 Union Street, Borough, London SE1 1SG

The official opening is during the afternoon of 4 December, the exhibition will be open from 5 December until 15 December and will be taken down during the afternoon of 15 December. Gallery opening hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm daily.


The Singing Tree – V&A

Songs by human and machine voices and clouds of words donated by visitors blend in a digital projection to make this year’s tree for the V&A. 

The installation was conceived by Es Devlin, a designer best known for her light sculptures for Beyoncé, Kanye, Adele’s live shows and productions at the Royal Opera House and the National Theatre, and was created in collaboration by Luke Halls, a video designer for Adele, Rambert, the Barbican and the Almeida, as a way to create a sonic sculpture of words, poetry, music and song. Add festive words to the tree when you visit in person, and by submitting suggestions online


Royal Photographic Society South-East London Group

Their new exhibition is now open as before at the White House Café in Greenwich Park see https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park/food-and-drink/white-house-bakery . The exhibition handout is attached. David Lewis has a print exhibited.

If you do visit, please note that until further notice the café will only be open 9.00am to 4.00pm at weekends. The exhibition will probably be open until its refreshed with some new work in the Spring.


Can you help

Leigh Academy at Dartford has 50 pupils keen to learn photography beyond the Smartphone but only 2 cameras and no budget for equipment. They are asking for donations of old lenses (fixed or zoom) film SLRs, DSLRs, Bridge Cameras or any camera that has speed and aperture adjustment capabilities.

If you have anything suitable please either give them to Steve Jones at a club meeting and he will deliver them