Club Night News: 9th November

Julian Harrop: Three North East Photographers – Daisy Edis, William Lubbock & Charles Nichol

Julian Harrop, as expected, gave an enthralling account of the lives and work of three very different early photographers, all producing beautiful work – Charles Nicol of Jesmond, William Lubbock of Blackhill and our own Daisy Edis of Durham. This was followed by fabulously evocative pictures of the 50’s from the Beamish People’s Collection, two amazing 35mm early black and white documentary movies, finishing with a run down on the exciting Beamish developments including the monumental Re-Making Beamish project

Julian has a number of lectures ready to go so pass the information on to other interested groups by all means

If you have photographs and memories from the 50’s Geraldine Straker at Beamish would love to hear from you

Learn more about Beamish Museum and the Beamish People’s Collection here

Joe Grabham’s article “Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening 1957” (in Historical Articles and Reports in the History section of Archives) references Daisy Edis, Julian Harrop and the Beamish People’s Collection here

New DPS Exhibition: Durham Town Hall

Organised by Mike Boult, there is a new exhibition of member’s prints, with the theme Into the Light, set up on Tuesday 7th November, to tie in with Lumiere Durham and it will be on for the rest of the month. This replaces the DPS open exhibition which was on during October

Annual General Meeting 23rd November

General Secretary Mike Boult has posted the election of officers listing on the notice board. Each has a proposer and a seconder and there will be a vote at the AGN

In addition, members can raise issues they would like the committee to look into provided submissions were with Mike Boult by 6th November

Situations vacant

Three golden opportunities to experience the joys of volunteering, and getting more out than you put in! To find out more, speak to the individuals or any member of the committee

Competition Secretary Prints (Brian Blake stood down)

Assignment Organiser(s) (David Forster and John Carter have retired)

Website organiser/editor (Tony Griffiths is standing down in the New Year

Return of Trophies

All 2016 competition trophy winners please return them on club night 23rd November or hand them to Mike Boult. He needs them in time to have them engraved with the names of the 2017 winners. Thanks!

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

Date for the diary: 16th February – details to follow


The final Assignments review night of the year is 14th November 7.00 pm at the Dunelm Club. Please bring your prints of Preston Park and Thorpe Perrow. The challenge set for Preston Park was ‘abstract’, the challenge for Thorpe Perrow was ‘fungi’.

Send your 8 Assignment Preston Park images to David Forster asap

Meantime, the Assignment Preston Park gallery is now on the Assignments page, which is in Galleries, here

Wear Area Battle

Hosted by Washington CC, the 2017 “Battle”, a competition between clubs in the NCPF Wear area, takes place this year 24th November 7.45 pm hosted by Washington CC at Shiney Row Community Centre. Members welcome to attend. More info is in earlier NewsBlog here

Wear Area Battle Winning Clubs from 1986 and a picture of the trophy are in External Competition Results in Archives here

NCPF Lecturers List

The list is currently being updated. Any DPS member that would like to be on the list can contact Mike Boult in the first instance. Two DPS members have volunteered so far, Jeff Teasdale and Michael Watson

NCPF Judge Recruitment Seminar

Attend the Seminar, reach the standard and you could be an NCPF judge. Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm, closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st January 2018.

More information is in the earlier NewsBlog here

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition featuring craftspeople of the North East is now showing at Ushaw College.

Ushaw’s website is here . More about Portraits of the North East, a collective of Durham PS photographers, is here

Competition Countdown

The Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints), now closed for entries, is the final competition of the year. Don’t forget to email digital versions, normal competition size, to Competition Secretary Ian Peele. Still three magnificent trophies to be won: Digital Trophy and George Samuel Trophy on results night 30th November and the Valente Cup 14th December. Start planning and shooting for the exciting new 2016 programme of competitions which will be posted on this website after Christmas and in your printed programme 1st night back in 2018

Hot Dates this weekend

It’s the big one: Durham Lumiere 16th to 19th November. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links and more dates here

Next Meeting: Thursday 23rd November

NB: no meeting next week 16th November due to Lumiere taking over the City travel and parking wise!

Thursday 23rd November is our Annual General Meeting in which Officers of the Society report back to the members on activities and the committee for 2018 is elected

Pictured: Focused on the Win by Stephen Bell CPAGB from the 2016 Wear Area Battle

                                                           Focused on the win. Stephen Bell CPAGB

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