Category Archives: What’s Happening

Club dinner 15 March

Here is the new menu for the club dinner which I hope you find more interesting than the last.  I am sorry it is still quite a small selection but their usual menu does not have too many choices on it anyway.
As before your choices and deposits of £10 per head to me as soon as you can please. For those who have already chosen from the previous menu if you could just reselect and let me know by emails that will be fine.
Thank you very much
Brian Thomas

Steve Caplin Day

Steve has agreed to hold a full day seminar for us on
Saturday March 24th (10.00 to 4.00pm)
at St Luke’s Church rooms (Timothy room),
Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey. GU26 6LF

Visitors are very welcome.

Steve is a best-selling author, freelance journalist, artist, illustrator and graphic designer, and  is particularly famous for his photomontage work commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world.

In his talk he will show us how to get the most out of technology and how to improve our photographic technique. The talk will be largely interactive and predominately using Photoshop. Steve is a very enthusiastic speaker and the subjects covered will include the use of Camera RAW, Content Aware, Puppet Warp, Perspective, Refine Edge, Blur, layers, 3D, and filters. Also some live photographs will be taken and ‘amended’.

Ticket price £17.50 (LPC members £15.50). To book a ticket please contact

Please note. Tea and coffee will be provided, food can be obtained in the village or bring a packed lunch.

Please see Steve’s website  for more details.

Headley Down Nature Reserve

25 November 2017

A group of members who live in Headley Down visited this new nature reserve this afternoon.  Angela Jackson, the trust’s chairman, showed us round. The trust  has done impressive work in the 11 months since it began, laying paths, clearing scrub and brambles, and planting wild flowers. They will be putting in benches and play areas to make it attractive to visitors, with wheelchair friendly paths.

We shall be visiting often to photograph progress.

Co-op members can now choose to support Headley Down Nature Reserve as their local project.  Log on to the co-op website.

See their website for more information.

More photos here

Judges recruitment drive

SPA Judges & Lecturer’s Committee – Bulletin

To: All SPA Members, Clubs, & Judges

Dear Members,

This is a quick bulletin from the SPA Judges & Lecturers Committee to give you a few updates that may be of interest.

Firstly, for those of you who do not know us, as perhaps you are new members, we have the role to support the judging function within the SPA member clubs.

Amongst other things we seek out new judges, train & assess them, and then support them throughout their tenure as a judge.

You can see what we do on the SPA website, under the Judges & Lecturers.

We wanted to let you know that we are actively seeking new judges at the moment. We have a number of club members who have put their name forward as we will be running at least one introductory session over the next few months followed by some training and then a training and assessment day a bit later in 2018.

This year by popular request we have introduced a continual development programme to support judges in their role to help keep them current and to refresh their technique & knowledge. To date this has been well received and will continue with input from all the judges.

We would very much like to encourage any club member to review the criteria and if interested to apply through the website or drop one of our team a note.

Warm regards

Steve Kingswell

Judges Committee

Rosemary Wilman –

Steve Kingswell –

Martin Faiers –