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'Abergavenny Camera Club is made up of a group of photography enthusiasts who meet every other Monday ... where events from the programme happen throughout the year. Our ethos is to have fun and learn in a friendly, social environment ... We deliberately cater for all skills and interests and keep a relaxed and open style. While we run and join in with various other competitions, we focus first on learning and enjoying the pleasures of photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We have a published programme of events featuring a range of activities to give variety and interest to members, whatever stage or level of skill they are at. These include evenings when members or guest speakers show and talk about their pictures ...'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

Normally, 'the Society currently meets twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays ... The first meeting, called a Club Night, takes place on the first Wednesday in the month and generally consists of a presentation by an external speaker ...'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Aireborough Camera Club has an interesting and varied programme throughout the year, including visiting lecturers, members evening, competitions and practical sessions. Members whether beginners or more experienced share an enthusiastic exchange of ideas and expertise and encourage one another to develop their photographic skills.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Meetings are varied and diverse with competitions, talks from external speakers and members on all manner of subjects such as travel and technique. We also have practical evenings, workshops and outings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'APS aims to promote and develop an interest in photography through an interesting and varied programme that includes weekly talks, presentations, and competitions, We also occasionally organise workshops and practical outings. The weekly talks and presentations are led by a mix of members and external speakers from the "photographic world".'

'The programme of events includes speakers, competitions and workshops covering a wide range of photographic topics, equipment and techniques.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We provide a comprehensive mixed programme of lectures, practicals, competitions and other events.'

'We meet weekly for much of the year for talks, competitions & other photographic subjects.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'Are you interested in the story of time? The AHS is for you. We’re a lively, welcoming society open to all. We run a diverse programme of talks, meetings and visits ... We publish a quarterly learned journal as well as a wide range of books, and we support education, conservation and research through bursaries, prizes and awards ... The AHS houses three highly active specialist groups for members with a particular interest in wristwatches, turret (tower) clocks or electrical timekeeping. It also holds meetings in many regions of the UK and overseas with wide-ranging programmes of local or national interest, including lectures and visits.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Becoming a member of the Club is easy: come along to one of the meetings and introduce yourself to one of the Committee members. Alternatively you can contact the club by e-mail to make arrangement to visit the club. You are welcome to come along for a few evenings, with no obligation of joining, to sample our activities ... Our meetings are every Friday at 7.45pm, September to May and our informal Wednesday Night meetings at 7.30pm.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Arts Festivals
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

'Has been welcoming and encouraging local photographers of all ages and abilities continuously since 1967 ... The Club aims to provide an environment where everyone can enjoy exploring their photography, share experiences, receive constructive advice and feedback and enjoy the company of like minded others, from all walks of life. The club has a buoyant membership and is always pleased to welcome new members ... In winter, activities are indoors for a series of talks, demonstrations and practical evenings, always with a view to improving skills and gaining fresh insights and inspiration.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We meet every Thursday evening at 7.15PM for a 7.45PM start, from early September until mid May ... We have a diverse membership, working in traditional darkroom print and digital media ... Our programme comprises a mixture of talks by top photographers and a variety of competitions. We welcome new members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'Founded in 1955 with the aim of helping bring together the community of craft Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Rather than set up another organisation for individual craft people we chose the path of becoming an Association of Guilds - an umbrella body to which regional or local Guilds are affiliated. The aim is to support those regional Guilds by operating at a larger scale with National Conferences, National Exhibitions, Competitions, publications and recognised qualifications certifying individuals' high level of achievement and competence in their chosen craft. We now have over 100 member Guilds representing over 5000 crafts-people.'

'During the bitterly cold winter of 1979, a small group of photographers believed that there was probably enough interest within the Ballynahinch area to form a proper photographic club. The first meeting was in the public library and the guest speaker was the well-known press photographer, Stanley Matchett. Within a few weeks, 35 members had signed up and Ballynahinch Camera Club was up and running.' Normally the Club meets on 'Thursdays, usually at 7:45pm with the new season beginning in September. We welcome new members (under 18s should be sponsored by an adult) ... It aims to be a mix of practical knowledge sessions and experienced speakers from within and external to the club.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Club has run a varied programme of events every year mostly on Friday nights. These evenings are a mixture of competition evenings, guest speakers, club speakers and some light entertainment such as quiz nights. The guest speakers over the years have covered very aspect of photography including landscape, portraiture, travel, wildlife, photo-journalism, astrophotography, audio visual shows and film making ... We welcome new members, especially those who are new to photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Our Club offers a warm and friendly welcome, not only to the more experienced photographer, but to those who just want to improve their photographic skills and get the very best out of their camera or from their images. We have an even mix of gender within the club, with abilities that vary from the “point and shoot” to the more sophisticated digital camera users ... We have a full programme of lectures, fun events, competitions, practical's and the opportunity to get out with your camera with like-minded individuals throughout the North Devon region. For the winter period we meet each Thursday evening at 7.30 pm.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'UCL’s global faculty of the built environment ...  Events from across The Bartlett's twelve departments, including conferences and seminars, public lectures, exhibitions, talks, tours and open days.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'We are friendly group of photography enthusiasts of all ages and levels of skill. We provide a social, supportive club where beginners and experienced photographers alike share their photography and experiences with other photographers ... Throughout the year we have presentations by accomplished photographers on a wide range of photographic subjects - always illustrated by the speaker’s own pictures. At the end of each presentation, time is set aside for questions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Arts Festivals
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

'We are a friendly, informal and sociable club, with members of all levels of ability. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month ... Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome. Come and meet us, attend your first two meetings for free. Members under 23 years old and in full time education are exempt from the annual membership fee.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Beckenham Photographic Society (BPS) encourages the enjoyment of photography and better image making through lectures, demonstrations and competitions, as it has done since its beginnings in 1921. We are forward looking, embracing developments in photographic styles and technology, while maintaining respect for and appreciation of traditional techniques.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We welcome people of all ages who have an interest in photography, whether experienced or complete beginner. Although many of our members started with traditional film, we are now a totally digital club. As well as a full range of open and specialist competitions, judged by East Anglian Federation approved circuit judges, the club has a variety of lectures to suit everybody's photographic taste. In addition there are practical evenings and social events.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'A friendly group of artists which welcomes other artists of all abilities as well as those who have an interest in the arts. We welcome painters in any media and craftspeople who are interested in ceramics sculpting and wood carving ... Membership mainly consists of keen amateurs, but we also have some professionals as members. Non-painters are welcome to join the Society.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We are a small and friendly Photographic Club, still based in the North Devon town of Bideford, with a passion for all kinds of photography ... We love to meet anyone at any stage of your photography – whether it’s just learning to use a smartphone or getting to grips with a mirrorless or DSLR camera, we have a variety of members able to help you get more out of your images ... Weekly indoor club evenings throughout the winter months ... New summer programme each year.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Located in the City of Aberdeen, the Club is a registered charity and is is run by its members for its members. We hold a varied program of events during the Club season from September to April:  * Meet Like Minded People; * Competition Nights; * Instruction * Visiting Lecturers.  During the Summer months we have instruction and practical nights.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'John Bowes and his French wife Joséphine created a magnificent chateau in rural Teesdale to house their collections of European fine and decorative art, ceramics and textiles ... The Bowes Museum is very conscious of its history, and the remarkable survival of the collections and associated bills under one roof. It is also conscious of its position in the North of England as providing an aspect of European art history and collecting for the people of the North East, and a starting point for the more detailed researches into related history for local people and beyond. To that end, it has instigated a variety of research and cataloging projects that aim to make its collections better known, and provide access to the library and archive via a newly built reference library and reading room in the Museum’s dome. '

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'Established in 1893, the Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world. Despite all the changes which have taken place in the textile industry since its formation, the Society continues to thrive. Its monthly programme of meetings from October to April provides an opportunity for everyone with an interest in textiles to meet and discuss a range of textile-related topics with an invited speaker.'

'We are an enthusiastic and inclusive club for everyone who loves photography, whatever their ability, experience or area of interest. Most members come from Bridport and the towns and villages around, from Lyme Regis to Dorchester. We like to explore new ideas and creativity. Meetings are relaxed and open, with plenty of opportunity to share thoughts and knowledge. What brings us all together is our passion for photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Arts Festivals

'Celebrates the past, present and future of our city through a programme of quality events and innovative, one-off experiences. For one weekend in September, the Festival gives citizens the keys to the city with hands-on workshops, talks and expert-led tours. Working with some of the world’s brightest architectural and engineering firms and resident Bristol historians, we reinvigorate our city’s iconic landmarks and uncover access to it’s forgotten spaces.'

LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'The leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community ... The BADA Friends was formed in 1991 to provide a platform for interested members of the public to support the work of BADA’s Cultural and Educational Trust, and to promote learning and expertise in the fine art and antiques trade. All our activities are designed to increase Friends’ knowledge and appreciation of fine art and antiques, through an annual programme of private tours, guided walks and inspirational events.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'The national organisation which represents numismatic societies throughout the United Kingdom. It exists to promote the study of numismatics by bringing these societies and their members together to share and increase their interest and expertise in coins, tokens and currency ... BANS holds an annual weekend congress, organised by the local numismatic society, in a different attractive place each year ... BANS sponsors one of the talks at the annual weekend congress, the Marion Archibald Memorial Lecture ... BANS runs an annual autumn lecture course, with a more specifically educational programme. As at the congresses, the lectures are given by the leading museum, trade and amateur experts.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'Horology courses for clock and watch making are our passion. Since 1858, the British Horological Institute has been training horologists in clock and watch repair and creation, and supporting the horological industry. Whether you’re a complete beginner looking for an initial taster day or a professional seeking accreditation and further development, we have the clock or watch making course for you ... BHI Branches are entirely autonomous. They are set up "by the members for the members", invariably rely for their existence on the energy and commitment of a few committed volunteers. If you are lucky enough to live within travelling distance of a vibrant BHI branch you should try sampling one of their events. You will always find a warm welcome.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'Exists to promote the study, practice and teaching of western calligraphy in all its forms, and to generate awareness and appreciation among the wider public ... We offer both individual and group memberships.'

Category Arts Festivals
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'The heart of pottery, clay & ceramics in Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties ... Well respected local and international potters discuss and demonstrate their work & skills at our regular monthly meetings, from October to May ... Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur, a professional potter, an art student, tutor or technician, a collector, a beginner, or just interested in studio pottery, you will find a warm welcome amongst others with similar interests.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Arts Festivals
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

'Britain’s largest composer society ... As a member of The Elgar Society you will be supporting a range of educational projects, the performance of Elgar’s works both at home and abroad and recordings of Elgar’s music ...The Elgar Society has a programme of online events. It is hoped that members will be able to take advantage of this service in order to enjoy a wide ranging selection of talks and presentations, some of which are branch meetings, others being presentations produced by the Society’s national committee. All members are invited to attend any online event. Non-members may also take advantage of this facility by arrangement.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Arts and Crafts

'The Embroiderers' Guild exists to build awareness of stitch and textile art. We educate, encourage, inspire and promote the achievement of excellence ... We have a number of independent stitch groups who are affiliated to the Embroiderers' Guild.' (NOTE At the time of Review, the Guild no longer provided Links to the Websites of their affiliated Groups.)

Category Arts and Crafts

'The oldest society dedicated to the study of British ceramics and enamels. Members interested in ceramics at all levels of knowledge are always made welcome. Founded in 1927, we aim to advance knowledge by presenting new research on these subjects at our meetings and by publishing this research. The Circle`s worldwide membership embraces collectors, curators, archaeologists, potters, auctioneers, dealers, social historians and all those with an interest in the history of ceramics made in the British Isles.'  ECC benefits include 'regular convivial meetings with talks on new research by ceramic experts'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Arts Festivals
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

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