Just a reminder that the 2019/2020 season for the Camera Club starts on Thursday 12 September at 7:45pm with the judging of our Summer Project. The good news is that we are back at the United Services Club in the back room; the even better news is that the premises have been redecorated and renovated. 

The Mayor of Bromley’s Charity Appeal Bowling Evening – Tuesday 29 October at 7:00pm 

Do you like bowling? If so would you like to be part of a team (maximum six people) then contact Julie (Julie.langman@bromley.gov.uk) who is happy to organise. Please also let Julie know your meal choice. £15.00 per person to include supper, shoe hire and bowling at The Pavilion Leisure Centre, Kentish Way, Bromley BR1 3EF. Prize for the highest scoring team. 

Order for the evening 7.00pm – arrive, register and collect shoes, purchase raffle tickets.  A cash bar will be available. Just one place remaining so get in touch with Julie asap.

7.30pm – Bowling Commences 

8.30pm – Supper Served and Raffle (Option 1 – Beef Burger, Chips and a Side Salad 

Option 2 – Veggie Burger – Grilled Portobello Mushroom, roasted Red Pepper, Goat’s Cheese, baby Spinach, Tomato & Red Onion, Chips and a Side Salad. 

Option 3 – Cajun Chicken Burger, Chips and a Side Salad) 

9.15pm – Second Game – 10.15pm – Finish

Outings for the new season

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 Charlotte (charlotte.teager@outlook.com) if you’d like to join this outing.

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 nationalrail.co.uk 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: charlotte.teager@outlook.com

Chistmas 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 (charlotte.teager@outlook.com) if you’d like to come and we will collect payment at a later date. 

York/Whitby– Sunday 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

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 (charlotte.teager@outlook.com) 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. 

What’s on soon

Totally Thames 2019 from 1 to 30 September

Celebrate the Thames and its culture with a programme of river-inspired art, pop-up live performances and boat races.

Classic Boat Festival – Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September 11:00am – 6:00pm – St. Katharine’s Dock

The Classic Boat Festival is a 3-day celebration of beautiful vintage boats. Now in its 11th year, the 2019 festival will be bigger and better than ever before.

With over 40 vintage sailing and motor boats to view and explore, the Festival lets visitors chat to the boat owners and even climb on board the vessels including a number of the Dunkirk Little Ships.

In addition to the boats, St. Katharine Docks has an exciting line-up of events and internationally inspired food and drink offerings to try. Expect waterside activities, live music and an array of children’s activities at this annual fun day for the entire family. Free

Docklands Regeneration – Saturday 7 September at 2:00pm

Explore Canary Wharf and hear how the derelict West India Docks were transformed into a thriving business hub. Starting at the Museum’s 1802 warehouse building, learn about the fascinating history of London’s docks, their recent regeneration, and the development of Crossrail, London’s newest railway, on a walk around the areas surrounding East London’s famous Canary Wharf. Book ahead £12.50 at museumoflondon.org.uk

Medieval Weekend at Michelham priory – Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September

Hands on activities for all ages, have-a-go archery competition, living history displays, medieval traders, wandering minstrels, food and drink and much more.

Classic and Vintage Car Show – Sunday 8 September – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Motor along to the Classic and Vintage Car Show at Capel Manor Gardens to see a wide-range of fabulous cars, some dating back to the 1920’s and the Annual Rally of the North London, Middlesex Morris Minors Club. Plus enjoy, RAF flypast, live music, auto jumble and trade stalls, afternoon tea on the lawn and food stalls, miniature train ride, Capel Manor’s gardens and animal collection, competitions and prizes. Adults: £8.00, concession: £6.00

Hackney Carnival – Sunday 8 September

Got the post-Notting Hill Carnival blues? Head east for feathers, sequins, booming beats and impressive dance routines at Hackney Carnival. 

This year the colourful parade of nearly 1000 performers will proceed along a brand new route from Mare Street to Graham Road, Queensbridge Road, Pownall Road and Trederwen Road, ending at Lansdowne Drive.

Party along to sound systems in St John’s Churchyard, Bohemia Place and Hackney Town Hall Square and tuck into food from the dozens of street food stalls along the route. There’ll also be kids’ play areas in all of the main locations, as well as live music at St John’s and carnival judging at Hackney Town Hall

2 Photography Exhibitions celebrating Britain’s diversity at Somerset House 

Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, West Wing galleries on until 15 September. Tickets are £12.75 for adults.Kaleidoscope: Immigration and Modern Britain, Terrace Rooms (South Wing) on until 8 September. Entrance is free.

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