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What’s on in October

Club Activities

3rd Worldwide Photography (D) Ian Stone DPAGB and Marie Laure Stone DPAGB EFIAP BPE4*
9th Basic Photoshop (resizing, labelling & entering) (W) Sue Chapman ARPS
10th 1st Print Competition (P) Roger Force FRPS DPAGB APAGB
  1st Small Print Competition  
  Entries for the Portrait Competition (P)  
17th Seeing (P) Richard Walton FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE3*
  Entries for the 2nd Projected Images Competition (D)  
20th “Battle with Folkestone” (DP) - Away  
23rd Basic Camera Skills (W) Martin Till LRPS
24th Portrait Competition (P) Darren Woolway ARPS
31st 2nd Projected Image Competition (D) Zoe Garnham-Archer

(D) = Digital Projected Images
(P) = Prints
(DP) = Digital Projected Images and Prints
(W) = Workshops held at the Oak Room, Smeeth on Thursdays at 19.30

Other Activities

2nd - 5th – Tenterden Folk Festival
Four days of folk, music and dance in Tenterden town centre from the 2nd - 5th October.  Barn dances, concerts, Morris dancers, workshops, folk clubs, sing-a-rounds, music sessions, craft, music and street stalls.  There will also be a procession, showcases, dance displays and much more.

5th – Autumn Sundays at Hole Park Gardens
Additional Sunday opening on 5th, 12th 19th and 26th October.

Hole Park Gardens in Kent, which are renowned for bluebells and beautifully clipped topiary and great yew hedges, have other surprises to captivate visitors in late summer and autumn, including a flower unique to Hole Park - the spectacular late flowering agapanthus 'Hole Park Blue'.

The 15 acre gardens include a vibrant exotic border which peaks in September and October together with mature trees and Japanese Maples which provide striking autumn colour around the gardens and woodland.

11th – 12th – Austin Counties Car Rally
Enjoy a nostalgic look back at an eclectic mix of Austin Counties cars (and other vintage vehicles!) at Tenterden Town Station and take a trip behind a steam train while you’re there!

12th – Diwali 2014 (London)
Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights in Trafalgar Square. There’s something for everyone at this fantastic free event.  Highlights include a packed stage programme, showcasing the best contemporary Asian music and dance from professional artists and talented community groups. There’s also a live catwalk show, Asian bazaar, beauty marquee, food and family fun.

14th – 15th – Wild Mushroom Foraging with John Wright
John Wright, acknowledged expert, author in foraging and a regular visitor to River Cottage will be running a Wild Mushroom Foraging day at Moon Down, just outside Tunbridge Wells.  With John you will explore our site for a variety of fungi while being informed and entertained by John and his extensive knowledge of fungi. During the day we hope to find enough edible Wild Mushrooms to enable our Chef to provide tasters of the different varieties and to complement the 3-course lunch with wine.  The afternoon provides an opportunity for more foraging followed by Afternoon Tea, where John will talk through the day’s finds on the ‘Show & Tell’ table.

Adults : £90 to include 3-course lunch with wine and afternoon tea

17th – 19th – British Superbike Championship (Brands Hatch GP Circuit)
The battle for the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship will go down to the wire this October as the six Title Fighters go head-to-head on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in the decisive final three races of the season.

Friday: £10, Saturday: £18, Sunday: £32, Weekend (online booking only): £34

18th – 19th – Game and Apple Weekend Faversham
Faversham Food Weekends - we're in the middle of the Garden of England and this year we are going to be celebrating in the Market and across Faversham with four Food Weekends celebrating seasonal product. These will include tastings, talks, special menus in lots of Faversham pubs and restaurants and farm visits.

18th – 01st Nov – Canterbury Festival
Canterbury Festival 2014 will see over 200 events take place across two weeks in a wide variety of genres including music, performance, science, talks and visual arts. This year’s programme is packed full of exciting events for all tastes.

19th – Emmetts Conker Championships
Remember your school days this autumn at the Emmetts Conker Championships.  Challenge your family and friends to a game of conkers – who will win!!

23rd – Autumn Photowalks (Leeds Castle)

An opportunity to improve your photography skills and capture the castle grounds and autumn flowers with your own equipment with professional guidance from Robert Canis.  Robert will explain camera controls, composition, lighting, exposure and lens selection. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop and set up your shots for photographs in the grounds. 

The workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities and each walk lasts approximately three hours.  Sessions available from 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm.  £40 per person (includes a one day ticket to Leeds Castle and refreshments). Max 8 people per session.

24th - 26th – Wildscreen Photography Festival (Royal Geographical Society London)

Bringing together the world’s top environmental and wildlife photographers, Wildscreen Photography Festival, formerly WildPhotos, is the must-attend event in the wildlife photography calendar.

Packed full of inspirational talks from the very best wildlife and conservation photographers, this is an unmissable opportunity to learn from industry experts, hear the stories behind the awe-inspiring and iconic images, find out about the latest kit and technologies and to join the debate on the hottest topical issues right now.