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Hi All,

First and most importantly we are having to change venue THIS TUESDAY and for at least the next three weeks due to our normal hall being closed due to major roof work. We are therefore using an alternative venue at the Avoncroft Museum of Building. We will be using their Long Room which is above the Tea Rooms located to the left as you go through the gate onto the site. Their post code is B60 4JR, if you don’t know where it is, it is up the hill (A38) past Morrisons, left at the island, follow the road though the industrial estate to a little island and straight across into their car park.  

This is not an ideal solution but the best that is available other than changing to different nights. The car park is a lot bigger but the Long Room is a bit smaller than what we presently have (a little more cosier perhaps) and being first floor there are steep steps. Although there are ground floor M/F toilets we do not have kitchen facilities so there will only be soft drinks available at refreshment break.  My apologies for any inconvenience this change of venue may cause to some members.

This coming Tuesday we have a Studio Evening which due to space will present us with additional challenges and I ask for your understanding as we try to make the evening as successful as possible. Our models are old friends Sweeney Deville and Lydia Hurley (couple of previous pics attached). I would be grateful for some help setting-up as we will need to get all the studio gear from my car up into the room so any help would be most appreciated, I and the gear will be there at 7pm. Thank you.  

A super success for the first of our monthly competitions last Tuesday, as to be expected due to it being our first competition it was a little over subscribed which meant we over-ran a little but we had a good judge who gave excellent critique and sound advice on how to improve the image, which after all is the main reason for the competitions in the first place. Congratulations to all who entered and particularly those whose images were held back and got a placing. It was great to see some new names up there with some excellent work, well done, it seems the bar is being raised.

Finally a reminder that entries for Dingwall National Photographic Exhibition closes on Sunday 30th September and Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition closes tomorrow Saturday 29th September. Both are digital image entries and acceptances count towards the BPE crown awards.

 Hope to see you at our temporary venue on Tuesday.

Best wishes,

 Roger L


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