30 members attended the annual dinner on 12 March 2020 at the Royal Exchange. The food and service was as good as ever, thank you Yvonne for organising it so well.
Judging by the happy snaps I took everyone had a good time.
Once again we entered this competition which takes place each year at Woking and is open to all SPA clubs. Our panel is below.
Twenty-one clubs entered the competition this year, and the judge was Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP.
Previous years Results are here
Each club enters a panel of 5 images by 5 photographers on a theme of their own choosing. An additional image is prepared for each set, showing all the pictures in a single row, to demonstrate the flow of the set.
Our panel did not win anything.
The annual club dinner was held at The Royal Exchange on Thursday evening 14 March. 32 members attended, and all agreed that the food and service were excellent.
Unfortunately I forgot to take a camera, so I apologise for the poor quality of the pictures – obviously I need more practice with a telephone, or a better memory!
The annual club dinner will be on 14 March 2019 19.15 for 19.30 at
The Royal Exchange
There is a deposit of £10 per person to be paid to Yvonne Lindup by 6 March, together with your menu choices.
1 Homemade soup of the day (V) (**) rustic bread
2 Battered tiger prawns rocket salad, sweet chilli and
3 Smoked chicken and bacon paté sun blushed tomatoes,
dressed mixed leaf, toasted potato rosemary bread
4 Grilled goat’s cheese on a roasted mushroom and beef tomato(V)
green pesto, rich tomato sauce, rocket salad, balsamic glaze
1 Beef and St Peters’ dark ale pie
chunky chips, chantennay carrots, red wine gravy
2 Grilled Mediterranean vegetable tart tatin (V)
aioli, dressed rocket, parmesan shavings, balsamic glaze
3 Grilled chicken cobb salad bacon lardons, avocado, lettuce, watercress, boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, olives, blue cheese dressing
4 Battered fresh haddockBrixham Market sourced haddock, thick cut chips, garden peas, homemade tartare sauce
5 Pan fried pork filletGrilled black pudding, tender stem broccoli, garlic roastednew potatoes, mushroom peppercorn sauce
6 10oz Cattleman’s sirloin steak (supplement £5)
thick cut chips, roasted beef tomato, grilled field mushroom
Choice of: garlic parsley butter or peppercorn sauce
1 Sticky toffee pudding vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce
2 Strawberry crème brûlée homemade shortbread
3 Glazed lemon tart raspberry coulis, fresh berries
4 Warm dark chocolate fondant brownie mint choc chip ice cream, chocolate sauce
5 Three Scoops of ice cream Choice of: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint choc chip
6 British & classic cheese selections (supplement £3)
fresh grapes, celery, red onion marmalade and selection of assorted biscuits
Please find below information about an exciting new exhibition opening 30 January 2019 at The Lightboxmuseum and gallery in Woking, and further details about its associated events.
30 January 2019 – 2 June 2019
This new and unique Lightbox exhibition will for the first time in over 30 years present a comprehensive historical survey of the achievements of female photographers working in Britain. The exhibition features around 70 works including Turner Prize winners and nominees and Venice biennale exhibitors such as Helen Sear, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Collins, Gillian Wearing and Jane and Louise Wilson.
The photographs included date from the mid-19th century through to 2009 and will chart progressions in style, techniques and popular subject matter. Early notable photographers include Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden and Queen Alexandra. Works have been generously lent by many leading museums and galleries including by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Arts Council Collection, British Council Collection, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Lee Miller Archive.
Some of the events below require advance booking, please visit thelightbox.org.uk/ or call 01483 737800 for more details.
|In Conversation: On the Royal Roadwith Jayne FincherFri 8 March 2019, 7.00pm£20 Adults | Fundraising event||Pioneering Women Photographersin the Royal CollectionThurs 28 March 2019, 7.00pm£6 Adults | £4 Friends|
|Julia Margaret Cameron:The Pursuit of BeautyTues 2 April 2019, 13.00pm£10 Adults | £8 Friends||Her Stories in Photographywith Fast Forward Women in PhotographyThurs 30 May 2019, 18.00pmFree event | Pre-booking required|
| Exhibition TourWed 6 February 2019, 12.30pm|
Day or Annual Pass | Under 18s Free
|Exclusive Behind-the-ScenesExhibition TourWed 15 May 2019, 10.00am£10 Adults | £8 Friends|
A group visit to The Lightbox includes a tour of your choice, with the options of refreshments on arrival and delicious lunch packages to be enjoyed in our canal-side Café. Time can also be built in to explore our exhibitions. Complete your visit by browsing for a gift or souvenir in our Shop.
Groups are priced at just £5.50 per person (minimum group size of 8 people). This includes a Day Pass to visit all of our exhibitions, a tour of your choice. For just £2.50 extra per person, upgrade your group’s Day Passes to Annual Pass.
Click the link to plan your visit to The Lightbox!
Headley Venture Group arranged a trip to Borough Market in London on 10 August 2018. Transport was provided by Candy tours in the form of a mini-bus, and 10 members and a friend came along. It is a bustling part of London, and the quiet atmosphere of Southwark Cathedral next door made a calming contrast.
We were invited to visit Jack’s garden again on a beautiful summer’s day. The garden always impresses, and Jack is so welcoming. Thanks again for allowing us to explore your garden with our cameras.
On 15th August 2017 Jack invited us to photograph his tropical garden hidden in a Surrey valley. He has kindly invited us for a return visit on 29 June 2018, and if you would like to go along please speak to Yvonne Lindup (see Social Calendar page).
There are videos and information from last year here.