2017-18 PROGRAMME 

Meetings start at 7.45pm, with doors opening 7.30pm.
All dates are Thursdays and at Crewe Lifestyle Centre except where stated.
Last updated: 6 Dec:  21 Dec details added. 14 Sept meeting details amplified, LCPU KO added. LCPU AV confirmed as 3 Feb 2018 NOT 17 Feb. PAGB AV APMs in May added.  Sandbach Battle added.
A3 Landscape PDF (created 5 Sep 2017)  2017-18, click HERE, 2016-17 Programme, click HERE, 2015-16 Programme, click HERE, 2014-15 Programme, click HERE.

Archive Feature: 1992-3 Programme, 1993-4 Programme

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2017-18 Season

   21 August (Mon) Committee Meeting
 7 Sep 2017  The New Season – Macro photography with Paul Hill and Photographing Gannets with Wallace Baxter. Crewe CPS’s take on club photography. 
 14 Sep L&CPU Folio – A Selection of the best images from the 2017 Annual Individuals Competition plus 2016 PAGB entries will be shown and discussed and the Stephen Coyne will tell us about his latest travels.
[Hand-in PDI 1 2018 by Sunday 17 September]
 21 Sep Ray Thorley: Landscapes
 28 Sep First League PDI (PDI 1 2018) – Judge: Bill Preston ARPS DPAGB BPE5*
   (Admin Note: 1 October L&CPU Returns to be completed) 

 1 Oct LCPU APM PAGB Mentoring


Monday 2 Oct: Our Chairman is interviewed by Mark Sheeky for ArtsLab on RedShiftRadio 

 5 Oct

Stairways to Heaven – Paul Williamson LRPS – Stairways to Heaven The Skyscrapers of New York, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco. The battle between architects to erect the tallest buildings in the World.

♦ [Hand-in Prints for P 1 2017 tonight, PDIs of Prints submitted by 8 Oct]

 12 Oct

 Robertshaw Trophy. Inter-Club PDI Competition between Crewe, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, Leek and Blythe Bridge. Judged by Bob Dennis APAGB  CPAGB AFIAP BPE4 

This event will take place at the CREWE VAGRANTS and not Crewe Lifestyle Centre


 15 Oct – L&CPU BIG DAY at Lowton

 19 Oct

 Retrospective Chat and Fun with Ian Stewart ARPS DPAGB

(Hand-in for PDI 2 2018 originally programmed for 22 October, now 29 October)

 26 Oct  First Print League Competition (P1 2018) judged by Diane Magor EFIAPB MPSA CPAGB LRPS BPE3
♦ [Hand-in for PDI 2 2018 Sunday 29 October]
 2 Nov  Crewe PS 70th Anniversary Dinner. At the Waverley Hotel.
 9 Nov  Second League PDI (PDI 2 2018) judged by Robert Millin MFIAP  FBPE EFIAP/p MPSA
 16 Nov  Wallace Baxter – Photographing Gymnastics plus L&CPU Folio – A Selection of the best images from the 2017 Annual Individuals Competition plus 2016 PAGB entries.
   18 Nov – LCPU PDI KO – Lowton
 23 Nov  Nature on your Doorstep – Tony Pioli FRPS FBPE
 30 Nov

The FIVE TOWNS Monochrome Print Competition. Judge: Jane Lines MPAGB LRPS BPE5

This event will take place at the CREWE VAGRANTS and not the Crewe Lifestyle Centre

♦ [Hand-in Prints for P 2 2018 tonight, PDIs of Prints submitted by 3 Dec]

   Great Northern AV in Manchester 1-3 Dec
 7 Dec  L&CPU Folio – A Selection of the best images from the 2017 Annual Individuals Competition plus 2016 PAGB entries.
 14 Dec Second League Print judged (P2 2018) by DarreIl Oakden DPAGB EFIAP BPE3  
 21 Dec Members evening – Les Simpson will present an AV showing some of the finest photographs ever taken. Months of research and unmissable! Plus a Christmas Celebration (light comestibles and a soft drink!)
 29 Dec   No Meeting – Christmas break.



5 Jan 2017

No Meeting – Christmas break.

11 Jan

How Hard Can It Be? Still Life and Product Photography – George Franks 

♦ [Hand-in P 3 2018 prints TONIGHT, PDIs of prints by Sunday 14 January]

18 Jan Inter-Club Competition with Alsager CC.  Judge Connor Molloy ARPS CPAGB
26 Jan Third League Print (P3 2017) judged by Les Hitchcock ARPS
 29 Jan

The exhibition runs throughout February


  LCPU AV Competition – 3 Feb

1 Feb

 Members Evening – Astro-photography by Martin Smith and other items.

♦ [Hand-in PDI 3 2018 by Sunday 4 February]

8 Feb Iceland with Stephen Lewis ARPS – Nobody has time lapse better sorted than Stephen and, as he turns his attention to the photographer’s dreamland Iceland we are surely in for a some unforgettable photographic treats.
15 Feb

Third League PDI (PDI 3 2018) Judge: Brian Law CPAGB ARPS 

 [Hand-in Print Annual TONIGHT, PDIs of prints by Sunday 18 February]

  23 Feb – L&CPU Club Annual entries by today. 
22 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! 

25 February L&CPU AGM

 28 Feb


1 Mar League Print Annual. Judge: Geoff Reader DPAGB BPE3*

♦ [Hand-in PDI  Annual by Sunday 4 March]
7 Mar
 Inter-club versus Sandbach PS at Sandbach See HERE for Directions 
8 Mar Battle Nantwich at Home Judge Sheila Giles DPAGB
15 Mar Annual PDI Competition: The culmination of our season of prints where we see the best of the year’s crop do battle.Judged by Roger Evans MPAGBE FBPE EFIAP  .
The author of the winning image tonight will be awarded the JIM HARRISON TROPHY. Jim was a centenarian member who sponsored our first proper PDI competition in 2003.


21 Mar Wednesday Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March are the dates of the North Cheshire Challenges – No meeting at Crewe – members are invited to go to Poynton to see the event.

The North Cheshire Challenges

‏These two major inter-club competitions will take place, as usual, during ANNUAL EXHIBITION week at the Civic Hall in Poynton.

‏Wednesday, 21st March is the date for the PRINT COMPETITION for the North Cheshire Challenges Trophy and the PDI KNOCK-OUT COMPETITION for the Alan Adshead Memorial Trophy takes place on the following evening, Thursday, 22nd March.

Judging for both events commences at 8.00pm prompt, but doors are open from 7.00pm for viewing North Cheshire’s exhibition displayed around the main hall. Early arrivals are able to reserve the best seats, but there is ample accommodation for over 200 people and a large free on-site car park.

We are delighted to have secured the services of two leading judges: Tom Dodd FRPS, FIPF, DPAGB will be commenting on, and marking all the prints submitted for the Alan Adshead Memorial Trophy competition which takes place on WEDNESDAY 21st MARCH and John Cartlidge EFIAPp, BPE4* will comment on all the DPIs as he eliminates them round by round in the knock-out battle for the North Cheshire Challenge Trophy on THURSDAY 22nd MARCH. Trophies will be awarded on the night to representatives of the winning clubs and a full print-out of all the scores will be available for collection as the evening concludes – at approx 10.00pm.

22 Mar

 North Cheshire Challenges at Poynton. NO MEETING AT CREWE

NC Challenges conclude with PDI Knock-Out

♦ [Hand-in for PORTRAIT COMPETITIONS; Prints TONIGHT, PDIs of prints and Howard Edwards PDIs by Sunday 25 March]

29 Mar Pembrokeshire Coast – David Cummings
5 Apr Portrait Competitions – Projected images compete for the HOWARD EDWARDS TROPHY and prints for the MAURICE ASHWIN TROPHY Judge: John Dougherty APAGB BPE
12 Apr An Evening with Geoff Reader Sport, Nature, General.
19 Apr  AGM and Awards Evening
 26 Apr  A celebration of the season
  PAGB APMs in AV at Wilmslow Guild 26/27 May 
  1 Nov LCPU Returns 
  17 Nov LCPU PDI KO