What’s on at the Club

The Club is now into its summer break. I’ll still be sending Newsletters but not necessarily every week.

Next week (17 May) is our Awards Evening in the Great Hall at Bromley Central Library starting at 7:30pm where our Judge (Kirsty Ralfs) will be commenting on the images she chose. This will be followed by snacks and drinks.


Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 9 June

We plan to visit Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington. The reserve is an area of secluded chalk grassland and woodland, supporting many rare plants and insects, and the emphasis will be on close-up and macro photography. Details of timing and rendezvous point will follow.


Proposed Camera Club Outing – Salute the 40s Festival at Chatham Docks – 15 or 16 September

Camera Club outing to shoot these impressive wartime vintage displays. Widely held as the best vintage festival in the country Chatham Docks Salute the 40s festival provides photographic opportunities to shoot street parties, re-enactments, street photography, portraiture, candid moments, wartime equipment, dances, parades, automotive, militaria, urban landscape – every photographic opportunity imaginable! Do check out the YouTube links on the website to get a feel for this fantastic forties festival!


  Salute to the 40s – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust


Take part in our 1940’s family vintage festival at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and be transport back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight..

Taking place on 15 and 16 September you can email Jeff/Matt to reserve a place or find out more – please also indicate which day would be better the Saturday or Sunday or no preference.


Annual Exhibition

If you have unwanted bottles of booze or other gifts please donate them as raffle prizes for the Awards Evening on Thursday 17 May.


What’s on this weekend and soon

Beyond Divine Light

More than 50 prints from Clive Tanner will be on display. The exhibition is on now and until 25 May in the Crypt of Rochester Cathedral. It will be open from 09.30 until 16.00 each day except Sunday when it will be open from 12.00 until 16.00.

London On-Water at St Katharine Docks – Friday 11 to Saturday 12 May

Admire an array of spectacular boats with London On Water at St Katharine Docks. The two-day festival showcases everything from dinghies to luxurious sailing and motor yachts, and hosts a fabulous floating village and oyster bar. Plus, enjoy paddle-boarding demonstrations, live music and talks from experts in the industry.


Westminster Morris Men’s Day of Dance – Saturday 12 May – from 2:00pm

Watch traditional English Dancing as London hosts the Morris Men’s Day of Dance. Head to Trafalgar Square from 2:00pm for an afternoon of folk dancing by the Westminster Morris Men and other Morris teams from all over the country. Then, wander around Westminster to catch more dance displays around various landmarks and pubs.


Free guided walks around London this weekend 

Saturday 12 May

Urban Tree Trail

This walk looks at street trees and other kinds of green infrastructure in London, exploring the importance of trees and discussing the environmental, economic and social benefits they can deliver. The walk is aimed at anyone with an interest in trees and the natural environment.

Goodnight Mister Tom

This family focused walk, inspired by the much loved children’s book “Goodnight Mister Tom” by Michelle Magorian, tells the story of Willy Beech who is evacuated outside of London during World War II. The walk explores the City of London and hears what life was like for those who remained in the capital during the Blitz

A Sensory and Dementia Friendly Walk

All are welcome to join this gentle sensory stroll to learn more about the history, flora and fauna of Dulwich Park. You will learn more about how to support people living with dementia to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors. The walk is primarily aimed at people who have dementia and their carers, friends and family but everyone is welcome.

Sunday 13 May 2018

Behind Every Great City Suffragette City

Much of the Suffragettes’ fight for “Votes for Women,” took place in Central London. Discover where it all happened, as you walk through some of Westminster’s side streets and some famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Whitehall & the Houses of Parliament. Participants will meet the brave women who fought for the vote and the scheming politicians who tried to stop them.

From Prejudice to Pride

This walk takes us through the heart of London’s modern LGBTQ+ community in Soho following the history and struggles of ‘the love that dare not speak its name’ and the challenges individuals have faced to have their gender identity recognised. The walk will take a look at some raffish and bohemian bars and meeting places from the 1930s as you learn about the fight for equality.

Walthamstow Wetlands

Set to be Europe’s largest urban wetland, Walthamstow Wetlands is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It also forms part of the Lee Valley Special Protection Area. Walthamstow Wetlands provides a special home to many species. Here participants will enjoy some peace and quiet whilst getting close to nature, observe birds both resident and rare.

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival – Sunday 13 May 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Spend a fun family day out in London as the Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival returns to the garden of The Actor’s Church. Commemorate the anniversary of Samuel Pepys’ first recorded sighting of a Punch and Judy-style show in May 1662 with puppetry and traditional entertainment throughout the day. Professors from all over the country and abroad in the garden of St Paul’s Covent Garden, Bedford Street, WC2E 9ED.