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Annual Exhibition Important Updates

It’s just two weeks now until our Annual Exhibition opens, with the Pre Exhibition Meeting for Members on Thursday 2nd August (Tangmere Village Centre as usual at 7.30pm) and our Preview Evening on Friday 10th August for all Members, family, friends and our guests, and your help is needed urgently on a number of things.  Please see the reminders and requests that follow.

The Exhibition Week – Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (not Sunday): Most importantly, we need many, many more stewards over the week of the exhibition, as you can see from the rota here: –

Stewards Rota 2018 update

Please let Phil Shaw at know which slots you can take on.  Phil will also be looking to sign Members up at the Pre Exhibition meeting on Thursday 2nd August, so please bring your diaries so that we can fill the rota up completely.

Exhibition Set Up: Friday 10th August is set up day – John Howes will need volunteers the evening before and on the morning to get all the equipment down to the Assembly Room.  Full details form John at the Pre Exhibition meeting.  All Members who have work in the exhibition and can be there, should come along to help put up their own prints that morning from 9am.

Card Sales:  Members who make greetings cards are very welcome to bring these along for sales during the week of the exhibition.  You can leave them on the Friday or drop them in on Saturday.

Preview Evening: Sheila Tester is once again masterminding the excellent buffet we lay on.  Please provide finger food, such as cakes and savouries that can be cut into slices, or bite sized items, and ready plated will be very helpful.  Bring these along before 7pm to the Assembly Room.  The event itself is 7pm for 7.30pm and I’m pleased to say that Walter Benzie, past President of the RPS will be with us again this year, and the Mayor of Chichester, who is our Patron, Cllr Martin Bell is our guest of honour.

Take down – 5pm Saturday 18th August: At the close of the exhibition please come along to collect your prints (you will find some will be retained by the Selection Committee for next season’s external competitions) or arrange for someone else to collect your prints for you.  We will also need help in dismantling the exhibition, clearing up the hall and getting all the equipment back to storage.

Finally – a a massive thank you everyone who has been involved in the  extensive behind the scenes activity that is required to make our annual exhibition so successful each year and to those of you who have already signed up to help further!



Annual Exhibition News

It’s under six weeks now to the opening of the Annual Exhibition, so a few reminders about key dates.

Thursday 2nd August is the Club Members’ Pre Exhibition meeting, at 7.30pm at Tangmere as usual.  The Exhibition Catalogue will be available then (still only £1!), plus posters and flyers for general distribution.  

Stewarding,  volunteers for stewarding are still needed for various dates throughout the week – watch out for a post from Phil Shaw, the Exhibition Secretary, with slots still needing to be filled.

Friday 10th August is set up day, all Members should attend to set up their own exhibit.  There will be plenty of help on hand for those who haven’t done this before – from about 9am please and all done by midday.

That is also the Preview Evening to which all Members, family, friends and invited guests are very welcome. That’s a 7pm for 7.30 start.  After the awards there will be our traditional buffet (Sheila Tester will be looking for helpers) and a chance to see the exhibition before it opens to the public the following day.  This is a really enjoyable evening, so even if you didn’t submit anything for exhibiting this year, do come along

Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (closed Sunday) the Exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day, with coffee, tea and cake available.  The are over 200 images in print form and some 150 projected images on show.  members who wish to have their own greetings cards on sale can do so – with a 15% commission to the Club.  Please bring these along on the Friday.

Saturday 18th August is take down day at 5pm.  Again ALL Members should be on hand to take away their prints – although do please note that the Selection Committee will set some aside for consideration for external competitions next season.

AND ALSO!  Don’t forget the exhibition that follows this is at the Novium Museum where images inspired by the Chichester district will be featured.  Images from around the district – new and old – will be required, so watch out for information on submitting those.

Lorna Brown, Chair

Chichester Camera Club exhibition at the Novium Museum

I am delighted to be able to let you know that the Club has been invited to work with the Novium Museum – Chichester’s local museum – and holding an exhibition in the temporary gallery there between November and March.  That is a professional exhibition space and we will have full support and assistance from the museum staff, in curating and hanging the exhibition, which is part to mark the 125th anniversary of the Club this year. 

While this is rather early days, the overall plan is to exhibit some of our archive prints, our current  work and feature images inspired by Chichester District.  That is a wider area than the 10 miles of the Cross, so I would encourage you to get out over the summer and into the autumn to take images throughout the district.  That’s broadly from Selsey Bill up to just beyond Linchmere and from this side of Rowland’s Castle across to Wisborough Green.  There will be a selection process for the best and most wide-ranging of those images as the new season starts, and over the summer the Photocomp portal will be opened for you to upload your images.

As a taster the images below are a taster of the work from our archive and images inspired by Chichester district.  

Old Harry by Charlie Simcox, circa 1942
Some Enchanted Evening by Brian Southward (Boxgrove Priory and the Cross)The Sheep Judge by John Howes (Weald and Downland Museum)

For Goodness Sake Don’t Drop Your Keys by Ken Worrall (Bosham)

New exhibition Pallant Gallery open until 2nd Sept

Sussex Days: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm

This exhibition is open in the de’Longhi room (free entry)

An exhibition of black and white photographs of Sussex life during the 1960s and 70s by celebrated photographer Dorothy Bohm (b.1924), providing a candid and often humorous window on a bygone era. Renowned for her portraiture and street photography of London, Paris and Moscow, this group of photographs – never before shown as a complete body of work – reveal her personal connections to the county in which she arrived from Nazi Europe in 1939.





I’m delighted to announce that there were two more distinctions for the club at the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Adjudication in Chorley recently. Two members of the PAGB group were successful in gaining their PAGB Awards.

JEFF OWEN was awarded a CPAGB


These are very highly desired distinctions and very difficult to achieve indeed, requiring a very high standard of photography. Congratulations to these two talented photographers. Below are some sample images from their successful panels.

Above is Jeff’s panel for his CPAGB. He achieved high marks in the adjudication and gained his distinction with plenty to spare!

Waiting and Wondering © Jeff Owen. One of the images in his successful CPAGB panel

Taqua © Peter Rocchiccioli. One of the images in Peter’s successful DPAGB panel

London Salon Medal for Glyn Edmunds!

I’m delighted to announce that Glyn Edmunds has won a Salon Medal at this year’s London Salon of Photography. Over the years only four Chichester Camera Club members have achieved this rare distinction, Glyn now makes this number up to five! Congratulations!

1920’s Flapper © Glyn Edmunds

In addition to his medal Glyn has had two images accepted at the salon, the maximum number from any contributor. This is a terrific achievement in a salon where only a very small number of the submitted images are accepted for exhibition.

Glyn is one  of our regular advisors at the PAGB Group and we are all very proud of his achievement. 



In addition to Glyn’s success congratulations are also due to PAGB Group member Peter Rocchiccioli who had an image accepted at The London Salon. This is Peter’s third time having an acceptance at The London Salon, so well done Peter!

On His Bike © Peter Rocchiccioli

Please follow the link below for more information about The London Salon. The nine medal winning images and all of the accepted images are on the website, including those images from Chichester Camera Club  members.

Spring Exhibition


In case anyone needed a reminder The Spring Exhibition  is on at Tangmere this weekend.  We hope to see you there for Coffee, Tea and Cakes (and maybe a few images to look at!) Above all to enjoy a time of talking photography wider club members and visitors in a relaxed environment.



Spring Exhibition

Spring Exhibition April 28thand 29th

It’s just 1 week now until the Spring Exhibition with several things to be done, so here is a reminder.

  1. John Howes will be looking after the set upon Saturday and will need some strong arms to assist him – volunteers to John please!
  2. Carmel Lynch will be masterminding the refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes) and will be delighted to have homemade cakes(or a donation)and volunteers to help.
  3. There will be space for any cardsyou might like to put up for sale, with a 10% commission to the Club on any sales made.
  4. Thank you to everyone who has already stepped up to help! Rotas are attached Please sign up to help over the weekend.


Saturday – 7.30am       John Howes needs team to collect posts and stands            from Ann

8.00am       Set up stands in Hall

8.30 – 9.30 Exhibitors mount their images

10.00am      Exhibition opens

4.30pm       Raffle Draw

5.00pm       Exhibition closes

6.45 for 7 p.m. Supper at the Walnut Tree

Sunday –     10am                   Exhibition opens

3.30pm       Raffle Draw

4.00pm       Exhibition closes

Exhibitors clear up! John will return posts and stands to Ann with help

The Club will provide the Velcro fixings to attach your images to the boards.

There will be a board to show which board has been allocated to you

For newcomers I’m sure there will be plenty of members around to help you mounting your images if needed.  Just ask!


Club Cups and Trophies



It is that time of year again when we collect all the trophies won last August back into the club in preparation for yet another round of judging of fresh images. The cups should be highly polished, as you yourself would expect to receive one at the Annual Exhibition Preview Evening in August.

Please return the cups to me over the next couple of Thursday evenings.

Dave Abbott