SEASON 2023-2024

1st September
Welcome Back
 Barry Beckman’s Tutorials
6th October

Guest Speaker

Alastair Taylor – ARPS, DPAGB/AV, AV-EFIAP
“Firing the Imagination – My Approach to AV Making”.
Alastair has been an AV worker for many years and is currently a member of the RPS, AV Group Committee, Chairman of the National Audio Visual Championship, Convenor of the MCPF Midphot AV Competition and editor of AV News. He is a member of the Newport (Shropshire) Photographic Club and the Wilmslow Guild AV Group.
He says: “I am interested in merging together images from places, events and my travels to tell a story often with something of a personal touch and a “sting in the tail” I like to be thought provoking and leave my audience with a question.”
3rd November
Holiday Snapshots. What you did?
Make an AV from them!
 Send entries to Mike Reid by……..?
1st DecemberMembers Show and Tell
5th January
Guest Speaker
Les Loosemore   ARPS  AWPF  DPAGB
Fotospeed sponsored photographer

I decided to take up sports photography as a serious hobby after a serious injury forced my early retirement from playing competitive football.
This early interest broadened into many other genres of photography, including nature, landscapes and travel. Complimentary to my taking of the image, the sponsorship arrangement with Fotospeed resulted in a passion for printing, also travelling the UK giving Print Presentations to camera clubs and other kindred organisations. I also present 35mm Slide Shows, using my own Twin Rollei Projector and Sound System. 
2nd February External Visit
Adult ~ £17.00
No 2024 dates currently available
Basildon Park – National Trust
An estate saved from almost certain demolition and lovingly revived.
Sitting elegantly in 400 acres of historic parkland and gardens, this 18th-century house was purchased by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s, when it was de-requisitioned after the Second World War. With extraordinary vision, the Iliffes brought Basildon Park back to life, acquiring a collection of fine furnishings and carefully selected Old Masters.

1st March
Alastair Taylor – Return Visit
Sound for AV – thoughts on sourcing sounds and pulling these together to great an audio journey that fits with the AV, including what to avoid.
 5th April
Chairman’s Challenge
Make an AV from the Outing (2nd Feb date)
3rd MayAnnual General Meeting