From Neil Hulme, who gave us his Moments in Mono presentation a couple of years ago:-

Hi All,
I was asked a couple of months ago would I be interested in being the guest artist at the Williamson art Gallery Birkenhead.
This is in conjunction with Wirral festival of  firsts and the Liverpool biennial. 
The Williamson Art Gallery is a beautiful venue which I am proud to have been invited to exhibit my work. 
The exhibition will be running from the 29th June till October. 
The opening evening will be on Thursday 28th June from 6.00pm till 8.00 pm. 
I will be exhibiting approximately 20 images, each professionally framed to the highest standard. ( no expense spared, but don’t tell my wife).
The opening evening is an open invitation to anyone who wishes to attend.
Alternatively , please take this as an invitation to visit the exhibition as a club or individually.
If you’d like to visit as a club, please contact me and will make every effort to meet and greet.
I was thinking clubs could visit the exhibition and then maybe do some photography around the wirral as its a fablous location for photography.
Please find attachment.
Venue. Williamson Art Gallery 
Date. 29th June
Time 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm. 
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Slatey Road, Birkenhead
Wirral, CH43 4UE

Well, we got there in the end! This week the club held the first competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Open". The club welcomed Cy Newton from to judge the images. This competition had the largest number of entries for a very long time with 35 prints and 56 digital images. Great to see, albeit it makes for a much longer evening!

As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

The winners and placings were as follows:-

Projected Digital Images Competition

1st Place - “Mary's Shell" by Christine Beedham
2nd Place - “Summer" by Anna Backlund
3rd Place - “Red Arrow" by Gary Bibby
4th Place - “Ship Wrecked" by Stephen Lee
5th Place - “Reflections" by Peter Thirsk

Printed Images

1st Place - “Ferry On A Rainy Lake Bed (Slovenia)” by Andy Gilbert
2nd Place - “Penmon Lighthouse” by Gary Bibby
3rd Place - “Kingfisher” by Martin Young
4th Place - “Portrait Of A Baby Gelarda Monkey (Ethiopia)” by Andy Gilbert
5th Place - “It Floats My Boat” by David Mellor

Commended - “Calm Reflections” by Pete Carroll

Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part.

An online gallery of the winning images is available here

Hi All

Unfortunately, the second session of the studio night ((8:30 > 9:15) is now full, but the first session (7:30 > 8:15) still has 8 places left.

Remember - book it or miss it!


There have been a couple of minor changes to the programme to be aware of. 

Firstly, we have secured an opportunity to photograh inside the Warrington Town Hall, but unfortunately they have a council meeting on our planned date of 13th August and we cannot be accommodated so we are moving this event to Monday 20th August, a week later than billed. This will mean a three week gap between meetings.

The events from Jan 28th 2019 and 11th Feb 2019 have swapped over to accommodate the a availability of the guest Speaker. George Franks will now attend on Feb 11th and the competition is now on Jan 28th.

The programme has been updated on the website to reflect the changes.


An online gallery is now available of David Mellor's images that scored in this year's Photographer Of The Year competition. A chance to see all of his excellent winning images in one place! Congratulations David, some great images here as ever.

The competition dates and subjects are now available on the website, but please note that there has been a slight changes to the dates announced at the AGM.

In order to faciliate the availability of guest speaker George Franks, we have had to switch the dates in Jan/Feb 2019 so the competition is now on the 28th January 2019, and the guest speaker is now 11th February 2019.

Thanks to everyone that attended, some good suggestions and feedback that we will discuss at future committee meetings. As soon as some minutes are available they will be circulated to members along with the financial report. We also had 5 new members sign up at the AGM which is a real success, given the agonising for months over whether we should move from the club's home for som many years in Grappenhall to Winwick. We've picked up around 12 new members in the last 6 months (about a quarter of our current membership).

Tonight the club held the fourth and final competition of the 2017-2018 club year, and the theme was "Warrington".  The club welcomed Nick Berentzen from South Manchester Camera Club to judge the images.

Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition - the results of which will be announced at the next club night, the AGM.

Following the committee meeting on Monday 22nd, we have more detail about the programme for the coming year, that I am in the process of entering on the website. However, whilst doing this I note that the wording for the next event was still in an old draft format and didn't accurately describe the next session. The wording sent out in the club newsletter was accurate, and has now been replicated on the club website programme page.