Programme of Club and External Events


Jul
15
Fri
Fiddler’s Ferry: The Cloud Factory @ Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm

[caption id="attachment_13202" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Fiddler’s Ferry 2002 Andrew Williams LRPS[/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists Shaun Smyth and Lee Harrison have been documenting the decommissioning of Fiddler’s Ferry power station, which closed in 2020. With its eight 374 ft high cooling towers and 660 ft high chimney the station has been a prominent local landmark since construction began in 1962. The two artists gained access to the site during the decommissioning process and through Harrison’s photography and Smyth’s large-scale paintings, this exhibition attempts to convey the physical enormity of the site as well as its significance to the region.

Aug
15
Mon
Walk along the River Weaver & Bridgewater Canal @ Acton Bridge
Aug 15 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A photo walk along a picturesque length of the River Weaver to Dutton Locks, returning along the Bridgewater Canal.

TIME CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER….MEET AT 9.45 TO 12.45

  • We can meet at the Leigh Arms and park on the nearby road. You will need your camera and perhaps binoculars if you have them. (9.45am). Time change due to weather conditions
  • We will then wander along the Bridgewater Canal and back along the River Weaver.
  • The walk passes through agricultural land, woodland, and open fields.
  • We may see boats, a wreck, a viaduct, river locks, two wooden bridges and an impressive swing bridge over the A49 road.
  • Parts of the walk are very peaceful and there will be an opportunity to be in tune with nature observing the wildlife and the plants.
  • On our return we can call in the pub for a drink and perhaps something to eat.
  • It is a delightful spot that I visit regularly. I am looking forward to sharing with you all.

For menus etc. see  The Leigh Arms Warrington Road, Northwich CW8 4QT 01606 853327

Please email Marie for more details if you are interested in going. MemEve@frodsham.photos

Sep
5
Mon
Welcome Evening @ Frodsham Community Centre
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

F.D.P.S.  WELCOME MEETING

Welcome new and old members to our first club meeting in our new home, Frodsham Community Centre.

  • A welcome back chat from our Chair.
  • We are asking everybody to bring up to 5 prints each on the night to share and chat about with other members. These can be any size, mounted or not mounted.  It should be a fun activity and offer everyone, encouragement to enter our numerous events during the season.
  • We are having a slide show of members Jubilee experiences which should be very interesting.
  • Catching up with everyone over tea and biscuits.

I am looking forward to seeing you all there

Marie Aldridge

Sep
12
Mon
The Best of the Last with Paul Hobson @ Zoom
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Best of the last, how I survived lockdown and how my photography changed with an increasing emphasis on UK wildlife.

Sep
19
Mon
Member’s Evening TBD @ Frodsham Community Centre
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Sep
26
Mon
Mix and Match @ Ellesmere Port
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Mix and Match Fun Event held at Ellesmere Port and judged by James Hardy CPAGB LRPS, president of the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union.

Oct
3
Mon
Into the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods with George Robertson @ Zoom
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

A challenging travel/mountaineering photography journey over three weeks, at high altitude, on the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram mountains of Northern Pakistan where 4 of the worlds 14 – 8000m peaks lie. The Karakoram mountains, however, are very distinctive while most of the world’s highest peaks are blanketed in snow and ice, the Karakoram is an exception. The mountains are vertical jagged outlines of granite spires glistening in the sun on slopes that are often too steep for snow to lie. The Baltoro Glacier is one of the worlds longest outside of the polar regions and our journey follows the glacier into the mountains. All of these aspects combine to make this a truly fascinating and photogenic region which has been visited by many of the world leading photographers including Vittoria Sello, Galen Rowell.

Oct
10
Mon
Competition 1, “Power” @ Zoom
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Theme : Power
Judge : To be advised

Oct
17
Mon
Member’s Evening TBD @ Frodsham Community Centre
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Oct
24
Mon
Non-competitive Wildlife Showcase @ Zoom
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Theme : Wildlife (not presciptive)

This will be a non-competitive showcase evening where members will critique or comment on our wildlife images.

Oct
31
Mon
Summer Retrospective @ Zoom
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Nov
7
Mon
Competition 2, “Water” @ Zoom
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Theme : Water
Judge : To be advised