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Summer Social Evening


Thursday 19th July 2018


A summer buffet and quiz night. It would be much appreciated if you could bring in some food and drink.
PRINTS WANTED!

Please also bring in mounted printed for our exhibition that we will be having in St Nicholas’ Church, New Romney. If you are unable to come this evening and would like to show some of your prints, please contact PAUL SANDERSON, our Publicity Secretary. For more information, see below.

Our new season will start on Thursday 27th September 2018.


Country Fayre Exhibition


Saturday 28th July 2018


The RMPC will again be holding a display of RMPC members’ work in St Nicholas’ church, New Romney on the day of the New Romney Country Fayre.
The church is open each year on Country Fayre day to sell snacks and sit-down lunches, so there is a guaranteed footfall (over 400 last year). Note that this is indoors, so if the day turns rainy, windy or excessively hot it will not affect the display and it may mean that even more people cross the threshold. A full-page advert that includes mention of this exhibition has already been submitted to the Fayre programme, and elsewhere in the run-up to the Fayre.

In total we need about 30-40 prints already mounted, at A4 or bigger (in fact, as big as you like, but not smaller). The club is very interested in being able to display smartphone images.

Images do not have to be prize-winners or even to have been shown in RMPC competitions; they are entirely your choice. You can submit as many as you like and we will endeavour to display everything, though if we get more than we have space for then we will at least make sure everyone gets something shown! The exhibition runs itself so to speak, and does not require club members to man the stand (though I will be around all day).

If you want to submit mounted prints for this then please get in touch with PAUL SANDERSON (Publicity Secretary), or bring them along to the club’s Summer Social at St Mary’s Bay on Thursday 19th July.






Older News

Prize Giving & Social Evening


Thursday 17th May 2018


Congratulations to all the prize winners who received their trophies at our annual prize giving and social evening. This was the last evening of the current season but there is a Summer Social on Thursday 19th July 2018.


Romney Marsh Visitor Centre


Sunday 10th December 2017


Romney Marsh Visitor Centre Competition and Exhibition 2017

Held at the Kent Wildlife Trust’s Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, the competition was for club members’ prints of images taken at the Visitor Centre throughout the year. It was an excellent showing with 23 prints, more than could fit on the rack!

The entries were judged by Liz Grant - the Centre Manager - and she chose Kathy Roddy’s image of knotted rope titled The Monkey Knot as the winner, with Shaun Hodsdon’s image of two doves, titled Lovey Dovey, second and Bennie Jane Cross’s image of Close Up Of A Purple Deadnettle in third place.

The exhibition will remain in the visitor centre throughout Christmas until the space is required for something else in the new year. A poster, flyers and cards have been left in the centre and hopefully some people may be interested enough to come along to the club one evening.

Liz Grant considers the club members’ prints

Centre Manager Liz Grant considers the club members’ prints by Paul Sanderson. Others by Colin Brownett and Bennie Jane Cross.


RMPC Christmas Dinner


Saturday 9th December 2017


Twenty club members met at the Kings Head in Hythe for the club’s Christmas Dinner on Saturday 9 December.

The dinner was organised by treasurer Kathy Roddy and digital secretary Alan Gould, and the club members extend their thanks to them for such an excellent venue - the food and the speed of service were both very good. The raffle was won by Frank Newington and Audrey Weekes.


Colin Brownett was so impressed with his chocolate cheesecake, he took a photo of it!


Colin’s Dessert


Exhibition in St Nicholas’ Church


Friday 28th - Saturday 29th July 2017


St Nicholas Church Exhibition, Country Fayre New Romney 2017

The Club held a display of members’ work to coincide with the New Romney Country Fayre. The display was held in the centre of New Romney in St Nicholas church, which traditionally provides light refreshments, lunches and various exhibitions not only on the day of the Fayre but also the day before.

This year the church has reported a bumper year, estimating from the numbers of lunches and cups of tea sold that about 450-500 Fayre-visitors crossed the threshold. Club secretary Paul Sanderson was in the church for some of the time and, although not monitoring the display constantly, still tallied about 100 people stopping to inspect the prints (as opposed to glancing at them as they passed by), so the actual number of visitors interested in the club’s display would have been far higher than that.

For the first time, the new club flyers and business cards advertising ourselves were on display and almost a whole dispenser’s contents had been taken by the end of the day, which is great news. Many thanks go to the club members who supplied the mounted prints that made the event such a success.

If anyone would like any flyers or cards to dispense themselves, please email the club secretary, Paul Sanderson.


St Nicholas Church Exhibition, Country Fayre New Romney 2017

Photos by Paul Sanderson, Colin Brownett and Bennie Jane Cross.


Summer Social Evening


Thursday 13th July 2017


A summer buffet and quiz night. It would be much appreciated if you could bring in some food and drink.

PRINTS WANTED!

Please also bring in mounted printed for our exhibition in 2 weeks time that we have in St Nicholas Church, New Romney. If you are unable to come this evening and would like to show some of your prints, please contact a Committee Member.


Day Trip To Arundel


Arundel Castle by Paul Sanderson

Saturday 17th June 2017


On a beautiful Saturday morning, the club joined a coach trip to Arundel in West Sussex, famous principally for its castle and cathedral but also well-known for its independent shops, contemporary art galleries, restaurants, cafes and tourist-trap olde worlde ambience.

This was one of the hottest weekends of the year and the excursion ticket included the castle and gardens and the four-nation medieval tournament that was happening in the grounds that day. The enactment soldiers must have been very well-done by the end of the day!

Arundel Castle by Tom Elleman

Arundel Castle by Peter Snare

Above: Arundel Rose Garden, Arundel Courtyard and Ungentlemany Conduct by Paul Sanderson.
Below: Garden At Arundel and Knackered Jouster At Arundel by Tom Elleman. Arundel Day Trip by Peter Snare.