January 2022

Regrettably, we shall be using Zoom during January.

11th January - 7.45pm


  • In Search of "je ne sais quoi" - Aleks Gjika DAPGB EIAP.  Aleks will give his talk via Zoom.


20th January - 09:15 to 14:30


  • We plan to catch the 09.26 train from Stratford Town Station or if you prefer you can join the train at 09.29 at Stratford Parkway Station. When we last looked the off-peak fare was £8.80 return. The train should be quiet during the off-peak hours and face coverings should be worn.

    The train arrives at Birmingham Moor Street at 10.20 and it is only a short walk to the Fruit and Vegetable Market in the Bull Ring. Close by is the indoor Meat and Fish Market and the indoor “Rag Market” where there are many stalls selling materials, clothing etc.

    You are also close to Birmingham’s “China Town” and as the Chinese New Year is only a couple of weeks away there may well be some decorations out.

    We can go off in small groups and arrange to meet again in a couple of hours to review how it has all gone and either return, or if you wish, stay for a little longer. Anyone can return at any time of their choosing, subject, of course, to the train timetable.

    The photo trip will be outdoors or in well ventilated areas and face coverings should be worn where required and members can apply social distancing as they think fits each situation.

    I would appreciate you letting me know via Email if you are going to join us so we look out for you and hopefully sit together on the train.

  • Organised by Phil Welch.


25th January - 7.45pm

Members' Evening.

  • Critique Evening - will now be via Zoom. Because of the problems showing AVs via zoom this will now be a critique only meeting and you are encouraged to send in images that we can share and comment on during the evening.  Details will be emailed.
  • Organised by Michael Robertson-Smith.