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2022-23 Programme

2020/21 Program

Wednesday 21 September; The opening meeting
An informal evening to welcome old and new members for our coming season.
Member registration
Meet old and new friends  with light refreshments
There will be a short introduction to the club and an AV showcasing some of the activities you can join in with and images from members.
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm
Wednesday 28th September; Speakers
Mike & John Hayward - Shropshire photography
Come and join us for an evening with Mike and John Hayward, a father-and-son team of professional landscape photographers with a great passion for their native Shropshire.
The Willow Gallery, 7.30 pm
Note; our photoshoots are listed on Wednesdays but may be organised on any day that week.
As soon as we have firm dates and times, these will be added
Sunday 9th October - Photoshoot  
Attingham Park

Next week's meeting will be an outing to Attingham Park and will this will be on Sunday 9th October (details below).  Do not turn up on Wednesday 5th October as there will be nobody present at the gallery.

Meet - 2.00 pm outside the entrance to Attingham Park grounds where you pay. Admission for National Trust Members is free, but non-members must pay £15.00.

Post Code  = SY4 4TP

From Oswestry follow A5 to Shrewsbury and continue along A5 towards Telford until you reach the B4380 roundabout.  Take the right turn onto the B4380.  Attingham Park is well signposted by Brown direction signs. Follow B4380 for about 2-3 miles until you cross over the river.  Enter the large gates into the parkland on the left and drive through until you reach the car park.

What to expect:    We shall take the Deer Park walk, where you should see large numbers of Roe Deer. Sometimes you can get quite close to the deer but they can be easily frightened so a telephoto lens is ideal.  Easy walking but sturdy footwear is advised.

Wednesday 12th October; 
Understanding your camera 
Like to know more about your camera?
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 19th October; Club Night
 Bring your camera for a practical session on Basic Camera Skills  +  Images from the Attingham Park photoshoot
Come along to our first Club Night - Light refreshments
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm
Wednesday 26th October; Competition Night
Clive Todd Rosebowl: Floral dpi's
The Secretary's Cup; Open dpi's      
Judge: Rebecca Entwistle
By ZOOM at Willow Gallery, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 2nd November; Photoshoot  
Autumn woodlands

Location TBC
Wednesday 9th November; Club night: 
Fundamentals of Lightroom  + Basic printing and print mounting
The Willow gallery 7.30 pm
Wednesday 16th November; Club Night
Practical print mounting   &  Images from Autumn Woodland photoshoot
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm
Wednesday 23rd November; Competition Night  
Raymond Platts Cup; Macro dpi's 
Judge Judy Mainwaring
In-person at Willow Gallery, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 30th November; Social Evening
Christmas Social at the Queens Head 
7.00 pm
Wednesday 7th December;  Competition Night
John Marsh Interim Cup; Open Print  - A4 prints Maximum only   

 Judge Judy Mainwaring
In-person at Willow Gallery, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 14th December; Club night
Critique (Nature & Creative)  + Practical lightroom
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm
Wednesday 21st & 28th; Christmas break
Wednesday 4th January; Photoshoot - Snowdonia
Details TBC
Wednesday 11th January; Speaker
This week sees us back at the Willow Gallery on Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm when we have a talk on Architectural Photography by Andrew Munro.Details TBC
Wednesday 18th January; Club night 
Judy Mainwaring will be visiting to give us a talk on Photographing Venice.

The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm
Wednesday 25th January; Competition night
Jan Zoltonos Cup; Scapes  dpi's
Eddie Kevill Cup; Nature. dpi's (check website for competition rules)
Judge; Wayne Davey Dpagb Bpe III
Zoom at Willow Gallery at 7.30pm
Wednesday 1st February; Photoshoot
Dinorwic Quarry and Llanberis
Please note that the exact date is not confirmed y
et, please refer back here nearer the time.
Details TBC
Monday 6th February; Seven Towns Interclub competition -
Hermitage Centre, Shrewsbury 
Details TBC
Wednesday 8th February; 
Taking Creative Images  +  creative critique
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm
Wednesday 15th February - Club night  
Bring a camera for practical creativity + Images from Dinorwic Quarry
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm
Wednesday 22nd February; Competition Night -Cartridge World Cup – Open Animal in any habitat. dpi's   
Raymond Platts Cup (2) Open Print  
Judge; Phillip Chadwick DPAGB BPE5 AFIAP AWPF Hon-NWPA
In person at Willow Gallery, 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 1st March; Photoshoot
Heswall Boat Graveyard, Wirral
Details TBC 
Monday 6th March 2023
"Three Towns Competition"

Will be hosted by Wrexham at Railway Club, Wrexham for an 8.00 pm start
Cancelled due to bad weather
Wednesday 8th March; ZOOM lecture by the renowned Ken Payne  on " Close up / Macro of Flowers" 
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm
Rescheduled from 8th March
Wednesday 15th March; ZOOM lecture by the renowned Ken Payne  on " Close up / Macro of Flowers" at The Willow Gallery at 7.30 pm
Wednesday 22nd March; Competition Night
The Border Counties Advertiser Cup; OPEN dpi’s  
Spot Cup; Open Monochrome, dpi's
Judge; Sue Clark AWPF LRPS CPAGB  
Via Zoom at  Willow Gallery, 7.30 pm  
Wednesday 29th March; Social Evening 
nue; Queens Head Restaurant,
7.30 pm 
Please contact Helen Hurdley 
Wednesday 5th and 12th April; Easter Break 
Wednesday 19th April; Club Night
The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm 

Tonight we will be showcasing member's work, via AVs and presentations, if you would like to showcase your own work, bring it along on a USB memory stick
Wednesday 26th April; Competition Night 
Colin Powel Cup; Best image of the year
John Marsh Challenge Cup; Best
 print of the year
Judge; Linda Bell, LRPS EFIAP BPE4 AWPF GPU2 
In person at Willow Gallery at 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 3rd May; Photoshoot
Woodland Spring Colours
Details; This will be an evening event starting at 7.00 pm
We will stay local and visit Llwyn Coppice, Parking at Gatacre Playing Fields car park. Contact; Jackie Evans
Wednesday 10th May; Club Night
Oswestry treasure hunt + images from Woodland spring coloursThe Willow Gallery 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 17th May;

Show the Eight Towns Interclub competition
We will be watching a recording taken earlier in the year.


The Willow Gallery 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 24th May
Shoot at the Queens Head Nature Reserve followed by a drink at the Queens Head  
Meet at 7.00 pm at Queens Head Car Park
Wednesday 31st May, AGM
At the Willow Gallery 7.30 pm 
Wednesday 7th June; Annual Dinner and Prizegiving
Details TBC 
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