Club News

As next Thursday (7 September) is the first meeting of the new season, here’s a taster of what is happening. The meeting will be devoted to providing training for members in three different areas. The three training sessions will run in parallel and at the break you’ll be able to switch from one training to another.

Peter Salmon will be showing you how to get the most from your smartphone photographically. He’ll be looking at how to take good photos and then edit them using a free app, such as Snapseed; and he’ll also show how you can use it to make fridge magnets, copy photos and colour slides, simply and easily – plus a few other ideas! 

Greg Gillies will show how Lightroom works – arguably the best software for organising and editing your images. He will look at:


  • Lightroom vs PhotoShop – the main differences
  • Importing images (including keywording)
  • Quick adjustments using the Develop module
  • Resizing and setting up templates for saving to PDI specification.

 Betty Deshmukh will demonstrate how to frame your prints in a professional-looking way, for club competitions, exhibitions etc. 


What’s on soon

Totally Thames 2017 – Friday 1 to Saturday 30 September

Celebrate the Thames and its culture with a vibrant programme of river-inspired art, live performances, archaeology walks, boat races and more along London’s famous river. Read More
Phoenix Garden Agricultural Show and St Giles Fayre – Saturday 2 September – Noon to 6:00pm

Central London community garden, ‘Phoenix Gardens’, and its adjoining churchyard are putting on what must surely the UK’s most diminutive agricultural show, with no twee event spared. Rare breed farm animals, Morris dancers, Punch & Judy, handbells and a brass band will fill the afternoon with traditional cheer, and the show market place should provide plenty of homemade treats to take home. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. Find out more here.


Londinium – Saturday 2 September

Unveil London’s Roman heritage this weekend with a series of intriguing events as part of the Londinium festival. Taste fine Roman-inspired wines at the Chief Commoner’s Parlour in Guildhall, join an Italian poetry reading at London’s Roman Amphitheatre, or create your own mosaic at Guildhall Art Gallery. Read more
Photo Expo: Sunday 3 September – 11:00am – 7.30pm – Free

This exhibition features the best snaps from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards. Have a look at these award-winning images from around the world — today’s your last chance to catch the exhibition. University of Greenwich.


Royal Trinity Hospice Gardens Open Day – Sunday 3 September  – 10:30am – 4:30pm – Cost: £3.00

Housed in the grounds of elegant Georgian buildings, the south front of the hospice overlooks 200 acres of Clapham Common while high walls to the rear enclose a private garden of nearly two acres. 

There are at least 30 different kinds of shrubs, over 35 types of herbaceous plants and 25 varieties of shrub roses. The garden also includes 47 different types of hellebore, a collection of 12 herbaceous geraniums, 8 fruit trees (cherry, pear and apple) as well as 3 specimen magnolias – stellate, tulip and galdius.

There are two wild flower meadows – a mixed cornflower meadow by the pond and a mixed wildflower meadow near to the bee hives.

As in a much larger park, not all of the garden can be seen at one glance. Much of Lanning Roper’s original vision has been maintained with pathways that take people through a journey into the garden with seating and rest areas under trees, on the lawns and in a covered pavilion, with the existing and new garden areas linked seamlessly.

The garden has plenty of opportunities to stop and sit down. A circular paved area surrounded by shrubs on the way to the pond is always a popular place. The benches around the pond are well used throughout the year as is the covered seating area on the other side of the garden. A very beautiful circular seat, made of oak and beaten Copper was commissioned in 2009 and surrounds the plane tree. This is a particularly peaceful part of the garden and has lovely views of both the new inpatient centre and the lovely old Georgian buildings.


Horniman Mela – Sunday 3 September – Noon – Free

The south London museum closes its Indian summer season with a special Horniman Mela, (Hindu fair). Expect a day of performances and activities inspired by popular South Asian festivals and traditions, including a Holi festival colour throw. For a full programme of events see here


Extra Ordinary Objects: Somerset House: 10:00am – 6:00pm, until 3 September – Free

There are extra ordinary objects on show this weekend. They’re definitely extra ordinary because

The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects is presenting them and they should know, right?


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