We said we would have an ‘end of term’ lunch together and now, with the Annual Exhibition processing nearly tied up, is a perfect moment to arrange to get together.
We will meet at the Walnut Tree in Runcton on Friday 15th July, at 12.30 for 1pm. You can find out more about the Walnut Tree – our ‘Club pub’ – here https://www.walnuttreepub.co.uk/ including the food options.
Look out also for more information about the Annual Exhibition where we will have work by over 50 photographers, some 300 printed images and over 250 projected images. It will be a grand return to the Assembly Room in Chichester after our enforced absence!
The featured image is rather out of date – time for for a new team shot I think
It has been our habit to celebrate ‘Little Christmas’ until knocked of course last year by the pandemic. While it is difficult to plan with any certainty these days as things currently stand it is possible for us to meet again for lunch on 6th January and so I am asking you to let me know if you would like to be part of that celebration.
We will gather at the Walnut Tree in Runcton at 12.30 on Thursday 6th January (this will be confirmed) and as a precaution I will ask that everyone joining us takes a lateral flow test beforehand.
For our newer members, Little or Women’s Christmas , Nollaig na mBan in Celtic, is celebrated on Epiphany and is marked by women meeting together while men (supposedly) undertake the household chores. It was quite wide spread across many parts of the world, known as Nollaig Bheag in Scottish Gaelic for instance and recorded also in Lancashire. It remains strong in some parts, especially Kerry and Cork in Ireland as our two lady Irish members tell us.
It has been our habit in recent years to meet for lunch to celebrate Little Christmas – or Women’s Christmas. Little Christmas, Nollaig na mBan in Irish or Nollaig Bheag in Scottish Gaelic is a tradition that marks Twelth Night, or Epiphany on 6th January.
It survives in places across the world, but we particularly like the Irish tradition where the men take on all the household duties for the day and the women meet up together, which we have done meeting up for lunch.
Sadly, it looks very unlikely we will be able to celebrate this year due to Covid restrictions not permitting meeting together. I think it very unlikely restrictions will ease by so early in the New Year, but should that happen, I will get in touch to see if a probably limited gathering might go ahead.
In the more likely scenario that we are all at home on 6th January, let us at least raise a private glass (or two – who’s to judge?) and look forward to the possibility of a Ladies wot Lunch simply because we can once restrictions are lifted.
We have had it since way back, but it is probably one of the most under utilised things we have. Personally, I never got on with Flickr once it got taken over by Yahoo, but now you don’t need a Yahoo account to join any more, so it is time to see if we can breath some life back into it.
It has been suggested that we should be doing as much as we can to keep people active with the club while we are all isolating, well we can follow the lead of our neighboring Bognor CC who have a thriving Flickr group.
The idea will be to set up regular mini competitions. A set subject will be selected and a time period given to upload images. At the end of the period some learned members will select the best image(s). This is just for fun and open to all classes.
If you want to take part then I suggest you join Flickr and apply to join the group, which can be found here:
The Facebook page is great way for members to communicate with other members and also the club itself. Once you have joined you can follow what is going on and make your own posts or respond to the posts of others. While we are all locked up at home this is a great way to share your photos, ask for comments on images and generally have a bit of fun.
If you have important news, then we will monitor the group and be able to re-post via the usual Newsletter system.
To get this group moving I’m going to start a Photo Domino round. The
rules are very simple I will post the first image. If you have an image
that matches the image in some way then you can post another. In this
way the chain of dominoes increases.
You have to say why you
think that you photo matches and people should comment to say whether
they think it is a good match or a poor match.
Try to be creative, don’t just post a similar image. Like real dominoes you only have to match one aspect of the image. The clever the match the better.
… that if you would like to join us to celebrate ladies Little Chritmas on Friday 3rd January, at 12.30 for 1pm, provisionally at the Walnut Tree in Runction, you need to let me know by this Friday, 20th December please. Full details will follow along with a request for menu choices
This is a reminder that if you would like to join us for the ‘End of Term’ lunch at our favourite hostelry, the Walnut Tree in Runcton on Friday 31st May at 12.30 for 1pm to let me know by Friday 11th May please.
In the first instance, please let me know if you would like to join us , and then I will ask for your order a little nearer the time.
For our newer members, this is a great informal get-together which is open to all the women members over a bite to eat and a glass or two and a good opportunity to get to know each other better. Do come along!
Email me (email@example.com) to let me know by Friday 11th May please.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.
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