Monday August 28th (Bank Holiday)
Time : 10am to 5pm.
No fixed meeting place.
Wheelchair friendly (apart from the church tower)
St. Chad’s church will be open from 2pm to 3pm especially for us. Please arrive promptly. A small donation to the upkeep of is ancient church would be appreciated.
Here we have two events in one. Firstly the Draycott Scarecrow Festival offers scarecrows of all shapes and sizes dotted around the village in gardens, shops, on roofs and other unexpected places. This takes place throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.
Web Site – https://tinyurl.com/y9wgbrr5
Secondly, the church warden at St. Chad’s Church Wilne, just down the road from Draycott, has kindly offered to open the church for us, including the tower. Parts of the church date back to the 13th century. Internally and externally it is very photogenic. Also, just opposite the church is a small lake with an exquisite lakeside walk. I would appreciate knowing who would like to visit the church so that the warden isn’t sat there all day on her own. Please reply to this email if you would like to visit the church.
Wednesday August 30th – 10:30am
Organised by John Jones
Meet at the Left Lion outside the Council House at 10:30.
We shall spend the morning visiting some of the landmarks on the Nottingham Trail including an obligatory coffee nearby, Old Market Square and Brian Clough Statue, Theatre Royal, St. Barnabas Cathedral, Albert Hall, Nottingham Playhouse Mirror and the statues on Chapel Bar.
Eyup mi ducks! There’s loads to see here in Nottingham – and a lot we wouldn’t want you to miss. So we’ve put this trail together to share some of our best-loved landmarks and favourite facts about the city, past and present.
Walk this fun trail around some of Nottingham’s most iconic landmarks. The tour should take around one to two hours to walk, depending on your pace and will introduce you to some of the most notorious, fun, and fascinating parts of Nottingham City Centre. Expect to see castles and caves, pubs and prisons and mirrors and masterpieces.
Web Site – http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/the-nottingham-trail
Tuesday August 22nd
Organised by John Jones
Time : Train leaves Nottingham Station at 9:25 (return 15:30 or every hour after that)
Cost : £11.50 (£7.60 with railcard)
Wheelchair friendly (but Lincoln’s Steep Hill needs experienced pusher)
Morning Coffee – Brayford Waterfront (excellent photo opportunities)
Lunch in the Cathedral Quarter
Admission to Cathedral – £8 (£6.40 concessions)
Wednesday August 23rd 2pm
Time : 2-5pm
Cost : none
Wheelchair access – discuss with venue
Booking essential (see web site link below)
Alerted by Andrew Wainwright
Exclusive visit to Bromley House to learn more about how photography is used as a therapy. The RPS East Midlands Region have been invited by Roy Bradshaw, a professor of Geography to visit the exhibition of photographs at Bromley House and then to be taken to Studio House to talk to some of the photographers at Studio House which is about 1 mile away, transport provided.
Web Site : http://rps.org/events/2017/august/23/exclusive-visit-to-bromley-house-to-learn-more-about-how-photography-is-used-as-a-therapy
Tuesday August 15th
Organised by Pauline
Time : 7pm onwards
Cost : £5 per person.
We have invited Kilton Pet & Raptor Rescue to bring their owls for a shootout. This is a unique opportunity to photograph wildlife at close range. This will take place at St. Peter’s Church Hall in Tollerton and refreshments will be available. We need to know how many people are likely to come to this so would you please reply to this email if you wish to attend.