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L&LPSannual exhibition Taking place Friday 30 and Saturday 31 May is Leicester & Leicestershire Photographic Society’s Annual Exhibition. The exhibition is at Christchurch, Clarendon Park in Leicester and includes work from members, other clubs and individuals. “All visitors will be made very welcome,” promises publicity secretary, Jean Burbridge. “‘We’re a very friendly club.’ That was my greeting from the most venerable, 97-year-old member of the Leicester & Leicestershire Photographic Society on my first visit,” Jean continues. “The club is now in its 129th year, and the society continues to flourish: not too big to be impersonal; large enough for good competitions. And the youngest member is just 15.”

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Among Leeds Photographic Society’s various projects is a presentation of 12 images to the city’s Wheatfields Hospice to decorate a new ward in the Sue Ryder hospice. The project has support from Neil Hudgell Solicitors, a Yorkshire law firm looking to support projects financially through its community trust. This month, from 24 to 26 May, the PS will be holding its Annual Exhibition at Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford. Entry is free to the display of over 70 prints and members will be on hand to chat. Leeds PS certainly don’t stand still. This season members have several projects afoot BusyLeeds PS Welwyn Garden City Photographic Club is, I feel, a progressive club with our own groups such as Experimental Photography, Local Photography, Nikon Users, Canon Users and Landscape Photography. Last season we moved premises – not always easy and inevitably means losing members – but it has allowed these groups to meet, on a rota, before the evening’s main event. Naturally, we have the traditionalists, but with ages ranging up to the 80s, we are thriving with over 100 members. Last season, after eight years as secretary, I thought it time to step down and encourage younger members With several break-out groups and a new venue, Welwyn Garden City PC is thriving, explains Eileen Pegrum

NEWS INBRIEF CALL FOR ENTRIES Entries open on 29 May for the Beyond Group’s 7th National Exhibition for prints and projected images; the closing date is 20 July. Categories include Best Live Performance, Best Landscape and Best Creative in colour print. Entries can be made online (preferred

And until the end of July, the society is exhibiting 16 prints at the Atrium Gallery in the Bexley Wing of Saint James’s Hospital. Beauty In The Natural World is in memory of Leeds resident Norah Jackson who was treated at the hospital last year, but sadly lost her fight with cancer. The images are available to purchase with proceeds going to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.

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Landscaper to be star of this year’s Beacon Lectures CHARLIEWAITE TALKATBEACON

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CLUB SPOTLIGHT Each month we focus on a camera club. If you want your club featured, write 200 words about your club and why it’s going places, then send the Word document and up to five JPEG images frommembers to


spiritual quality of serenity and calm. Instantly recognisable, his landscapes are rare perfections of light, colour and composition and offer the viewer a luxuriant portrait of a planet at peace and one where mankind and his activities are in harmony with his surroundings.” The talk is on 20 June at the Swan Theatre in Worcester. Tickets are £15 and can be reserved by calling the theatre’s box office on 01905 611427.

Beacon Camera Club of Malvern is hosting its annual Beacon Lectures and this year’s star speaker is landscaper Charlie Waite. As Beacon’s publicity officer Trevor Bells says: “I am sure that you are aware that Charlie is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. His photographic style is often considered to be unique, in that his photographs convey an almost

EXHIBITION Hailsham Photographic Society’s annual photographic exhibition takes place next month. admire the members’ efforts at the Charles Hunt Centre (the Age Concern building) in Hailsham. The 2014 Photographic Exhibition includes around 140 images, both in black & white and colour. The exhibition is open 10am-4pm each day, and there’s parking nearby. Admission is free, but take your pennies along to indulge in refreshments and the raffle, and maybe buy a print or greetings card. There will also be the chance to vote for your favourite photo. (Image above by Liz Scott ARPS AFIAP). www.hailshamphoto From 16 to 21 June, you can enjoy and


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onto the committee. Life is changing with younger members having the opportunity to study photography and graphics at school and so in this digital era, they can take the club forward. I personally feel the photography now is ‘artistic’, but this is the way of the world, and remember, even in the darkroom manipulation was involved.

We welcome any aspect of club news. It could be a member’s individual success or it might be a recent club shoot, maybe the club won a regional contest, has a special anniversary or exhibition coming up, or a big speaker due and you simply want to sell more tickets.

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