4 September – ‘Go Active’ – Stockport T.B.A.
11 September – Alan Saunders – Natural History
25 September – Competition #1 – Judge: Tony Redford
2 October – ‘Go Active’ – T.B.A.
9 October – L&CPU Portfolio (Prints)
23 October – Phil Melia – Portrait Session
6 November – ‘Go Active’ – T.B.A.
13 November – Fashion Photography – Jamie Lundy
27 November – Competition #2 – Judge: Keith Gordon
4 December – ‘Go Active’ – T.B.A.
11 December – Tony Saunders – A Night With Tony Saunders
25 December – Happy Christmas!
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12 June 6.00 p.m.
A return visit to Mellor Church area with a choice of several footpath walks or a wander round the churchyard and historical points of interest. Later meeting at the Devonshire Arms (say 7.30 p.m.)
26 June 6.00 p.m.
Continue reading 2018 Summer Walks
For those members intending to enter this competition, the full rules and guidelines can be downloaded here (PDF format).
Here is our programme for 2017 / 2018. Topics for Go Active sessions will be advised nearer the time
Continue reading 2017 – 2018 Programme
Evening Walks and Meals – June and July 2017
Unless otherwise stated the plan is to meet at or around 6pm for those who want to go for a walk then meet at 7.15pm at the eating venues for the meal
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Calling all our Special Agents
This year we are giving you a completely different challenge. As we don’t know a great deal about many of you personally, we are going to try and find out a bit more!
The challenge is to be ‘My Other Hobby Is‘
Continue reading Competition – “My Other Hobby Is…”
Brian Law joined us for the evening to judge a selection of member’s prints and digital images. Below is a gallery of the digital entries.
Continue reading 2016 / 2017 Season – Competition #1
Here is our programme for 2016 / 2017. Topics for Go Active sessions will be advised nearer the time
Continue reading 2016 – 2017 Programme
85 Group Summer Walks 2016
As previously we are organising summer walks on the days we would have had the normal club meetings.
Meetings @ 6pm but for those people unable to make that time there will be somebody who will stay around the meeting venue for later arrivals. The aim will be to eat at around 8pm at ‘the eating venues’
A walk along the canalside / Middlewood Way at Higher Poynton and later a meal at the Boars Head, parking is at the pub.
Alderley Edge followed by a meal at The Wizard. As we are eating at The Wizard we have their permission to use the pub car park before going on our evening walk.
Canal walk towards Woodley starting at The Spread Eagle in Hatherlow (post code for your Satnav is SK6 3DR). Again we have permission to use the side pub car park prior to the walk as we will eat there afterwards. They do an excellent carvery plus other meals.
‘Picnic & Hot Dogs In The Park.’ Which park is to be decided later but probably Lyme.
Once again our intrepid 85 Group Agents are being given a new set of assignments. Our chosen challenge for you this year will be a trip to Prestbury.
The four required elements will be:
1] A person at work or thinking about it!
2] A hat.
3] A badge.
4] An insect or arachnid of some sort. [A creepy crawly]
Then of course the memory you carried away from your visit or visits to Prestbury.
The same rules apply as previously, DPIs must be shown in the above order and sized at 1024px x 768px or 1400px x 1050px.
Prints panels [may include any number of images but you must show all the elements] to be mounted on a board no more than 20” by 16” / 50cm by 40cm. Type can be used if not detrimental to the images.
This challenge was originally thought up to be a summer project but we think it can be an ongoing project as it will probably be judged hopefully just before Christmas, so bear this in mind. We will remind you about it from time to time. We have been most heartened by the enthusiasm and the hard work put in by so many of our Special Agents on their past assignments and encourageyou all to go out and give it your best ‘shot’, excuse the pun!