After a successful opening night last Friday, the programme http://wrekinartspc.com/main-programme/ starts this Friday with the Doug Lewis Memorial Lecture given by Tony Thomas EFIAP (supported by Paper Spectrum). http://www.tonythomasphotography.co.uk/ If you didn’t pick up a printed programme last week, then one will be available this Friday.
Next Friday, 16 September, we welcome Ken Bryan for a return visit from the Isle of Skye http://www.ken-bryan.co.uk with his lecture of outstanding landscapes. Besides landscape photography, Ken also paints and produces pottery. He will have pottery and greetings cards for sale on the night. Don’t forget to bring some cash with you to buy those early Christmas presents.
Looking a little further ahead, Friday 30 September is the final night to submit images for the first merit pdi competition. If you’re not familiar with the rules then please read them here. or speak to one of the committee members before entering the competition.
Guide is here.
Entry page is here.
Many of you will have been to Blists Hill Museum to take shots for our competitions. Travel Zoo have a special offer on at the moment where you can buy annual season tickets for £15 instead of the normal £25 http://www.travelzoo.com/uk/local-deals/shropshire/Other/233012?utm_source=localdeal_uk&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2330141&utm_campaign=2330141_html_shropshire_deal%3a233012&tz_adid=2330141 . There are also discounts for families and senior citizens.
The British Journal of Photography has produced a “Portrait of Britain” exhibition http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk which can be seen on the electronic advertising boards at Telford Shopping Centre http://www.telfordshopping.co.uk I’m not sure how long the exhibition lasts as staff at the centre were unsure themselves. So if you’re interested, I suggest that you visit as soon as possible. There is also The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 at Wolverhampton Art Gallery http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/whats-on/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2016/ which is showing until 18 September.
There are a couple of competitions to enter in the area. The first is run by the Canals and River Trust https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/our-regions/north-wales-and-borders-waterways/photography-competition and is open until 23 September with a first prize of £100 voucher for photography equipment.
The second competition is “Show us why Lawley is such a great place to live” You can send up to 3 photographs, along with your name, postal address, telephone number and age by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Each photo should be sent as an attachment no bigger than 2MB. Attachments should be titled with your name and age category. Please include a description of what the photo is about, when it was taken and why you chose to submit. 1st Prize for adults is £500 and 2nd prize is £100. Last year Regan won 2nd prize in the under 18s and Tim won 2nd prize in theadult section. I can’t find the full terms and conditions online but you can pick up a leaflet with this information at the clubroom. Closing date 30 September.
The Wrekin Salon is open for entries http://wrekinartspc.com/wrekin-salon-2016-home-page and club members are encouraged to enter and win medals reserved just for you. If you’re on Social Media please post a link to the Salon site. We’re trying to encourage more people to enter this year.
Finally, If anyone has information you think may be useful to other club members then please send it to me and I’ll publish it in the next Newsletter.