Programme – old


Meetings start at 7.45pm, with doors opening 7.30pm.
All dates are Thursdays and at Crewe Lifestyle Centre except where stated.

Last updated: 12 Nov – date of 5 Towns 2017 added 26 Oct L&CPU Mentoring Session added 19 Sep – L&CPU PDI KO added. 17 Sep –  Lecture added for 5 January 2017.
2016-17 Programme, click HERE, 2015-16 Programme, click HERE, 2014-15 Programme, click HERE.



2016-17 Season

 8 Sep 2016  The New Season – Crewe CP’s take on club photography. Features Clay Cross Exhibition. We will also take a look at the way the club works, and then you will see an introduction to two photographers who have exhibitions locally at present and a third who is doing some superb macro-photography of insects using a new technique which digital photography offers.
 15 Sep

L&CPU Folio – A Selection of the best images from the 2016 Annual Individuals Competition plus 2015 PAGB entries. There will also be a members evening topic to be announce later.

[Hand-in PDI 1 2017 by Sunday 18 September]

 22 Sep Martin Berry LRPS: Lantern Slide Collection. A journey through the Warrington PS Lantern Slide Collection.
 29 Sep First League PDI (PDI 1 2017) – Judged by Ian Stewart ARPS 
30 Sep
5 Towns (Alan Challinor Tropy) at Sandbach – Wesleyan Centre The annual premier event in monochrome prints; a change this season with Mid-Cheshire Camera Club replacing Whitchurch PS. Alsager, Crewe, MCCC, Nantwich and Sandbach. Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP b DPAGB will judge. We host it next season.
 6 Oct

Members’ Evening: Critiques, techniques, commentary, discussion by members. Among the topics will be photographing gymnastics, 3D photography, AVs etc.

♦ [Hand-in Prints for P 1 2017 tonight, PDIs of Prints submitted by 9 Oct]

 10 Oct  Robertshaw Trophy at Blythe Bridge. Inter-Club PDI Competition between Crewe, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, Leek and Blythe Bridge.
 13 Oct Roger Evans FBPE EFIAP DPAGB – Talk Sport – Roger now holds the FBPE – the highest award of the British Photographic Exhibitors scheme, which requires years of success in the BPE competitions to achieve – 500 acceptances plus many awards – hardly surprising that it has been achieved by very few. One of the region’s best sports photographers, Roger takes us through his journey 150 images, his FBPE successes, his accreditation as a Commonwealth Games photographer – 25 different sports. All the gen and top tips!
 20 Oct

 First Print League Competition (P1 2017) judged by Dr Brian Law CPAGB ARPS 

♦ [Hand-in for PDI 2 2017 Sunday 23 October]

 27 Oct  Brian Magor The Hoylake International 2016 Exhibition. Brian gives us a tour of this international which is now in its 5th year. It is a Photographic Society of America accredited exhibition so expect some interesting new categories!
 3 Nov  Second League PDI (PDI 2 2017) judged by Brian Dunseath ARPS
  6 Nov PAGB Club Print Championships
 10 Nov  Gary Waidson DPAGB HND. We were so impressed with Gary’s talk last season about Photoshop we couldn’t wait to get him over to us again for –  The Waylandscape.  Gary was an award winner in the LPofY 2016. 
 17 Nov

 L&CPU Folio – A Selection of the best images from the 2016 Annual Individuals Competition plus 2015 PAGB entries.

♦ [Hand-in Prints for P 2 2017 tonight, PDIs of Prints submitted by 20 November]

  19 November L&CPU PDI Knock-Out at Chorley
 24 Nov  Workshop: Presentations by WB, MS, PR, SB and AJR.
 1 Dec Second League Print Competition (P2 2017) Judged by Terry Hewitt
  4 Dec L&CPU Mentoring for PAGB Awards. Please register with Christine at Oldham PS 10.30 – 4.00
 8 Dec

 L&CPU Folio

♦ [PDIs for the Great British Cup NATURE must be entered by 15 December – 3 images 1400 x 1050 Max 21 per club]

 15 Dec  An hour and a quarter with Peter and Meg / Christmas Party
 22 Dec  No Meeting – Christmas break.
 29 Dec   No Meeting – Christmas break.


5 Jan 2017

NEW ITEM added 17 September

From DELHI to KATHMANDU with Judith and Stephen Coyne

This talk includes the sites of Delhi and some of the religious centres of Northern India, coupled with the wildlife in Corbett and Royal Bardia (Nepal) National Parks. After that, we travel to Kathmandu to see the sites and temples of this deeply religious Country.

This is a much anticipated talk, following Dr Stephen Coyne joining the society this season.

 12 Jan

Portrait Night 

[Hand-in P 3 2017 prints TONIGHT, PDIs of prints by Sunday 15 January]

19 Jan Inter-Club Competition with Alsager CC, at Alsager 
26 Jan Third League Print (P3 2017) judged by Steve Carr
2 Feb

 Members’ Evening

[Hand-in PDI 3 2017 by Sunday 5 February]

9 Feb Pam and Dave Greenland: Go with the Flow 1 – River Mersey from source to Stockport
16 Feb

Third League PDI (PDI 3 2017) Judge: Darrell Oakden DPAGB BPE3*

[Hand-in Print Annual TONIGHT, PDIs of prints by Sunday 19 February]

23 Feb Bebington Salon of Photography – The showing of this exhibition is one of the great annual events for us and we welcome our friends from Alsager CC to join us. Bob Dennis APAGB CPAGB AFIAP BPE3* will make the presentation in his usual inimitable style and a great evening is guaranteed for us all. Let us hope that members in the audience have some acceptances to cheer for! 
 2 Mar

League Print Annual. Judge: Rob Millin DPAGB EFIAP/s EPSA BPE5

[Hand-in PDI  Annual by Sunday 5 March]

   4/5 March L&CPU Club Annuals, Venue TBA
9 Mar  Crewe PS v Sandbach PS – Inter-club Competition at Crewe. Judge: To be announced.
   Sat 5 Mar – North Cheshire Challenge entries needed
16 Mar Annual PDI Competition: The culmination of our season of prints where we see the best of the year’s crop do battle. Judge Rob Hockney CPAGB BPE2*
22 Mar Wednesday Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March are the dates of the North Cheshire Challenges – No meeting at Crewe – members are invited to go to Poynton to see the event.
 23 Mar

 North Cheshire Challenges at Poynton

[Hand-in for PORTRAIT COMPETITIONS; Prints TONIGHT, PDIs of prints and Howard Edwards PDIs by Sunday 26 March]

30 Mar Judith Angel LRPS.   Burma Beautiful Burma or Magical Myanmar
6 Apr Portrait Competitions – Projected images compete for the HOWARD EDWARDS TROPHY and prints for the MAURICE ASHWIN TROPHY Judge: Bill Preston ARPS DPAGB BPE4*
13 Apr Crewe PS v Nantwich PS – Nantwich host the annual inter-club competition. Judge:
 20 Apr  AGM and Awards Evening
 27 Apr  A celebration of the season
 7 Sep 2017 New season begins 
 30 Nov 2017 Advance notice – date of the 2017 FIVE TOWNS MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITION