Centre Stage

Faruk has a show of his photographs of Cambridge Youth Opera at Espresso Library on East Road in Cambridge. The show is on until the 11th December, so do pop in if you are in the area.

The series of images is the culmination of three shows – Daphnis and Chloe (Offenbach), The Hiding Tree (Barnes), The Little Sweep (Britten) – working with the Cambridge Youth Opera attending rehearsals, dress rehearsals and performances over a period of 20 months.

Exhibition Weekend

The annual exhibition is at the Public Hall, High Street, Willingham

Saturday: Noon to 5pm
Sunday: 10:30am to 4:30pm

Admission Free!

Fund Raising Auction

Dear members,

Stephen would like to ask you to help fund raise for his London exhibition in June. This will entail a print auction in Cambridge on the 7th of April starting at 6:30 and bidding begins at 7:15. It will be held at 2648 Club, on Trinity Street Cambridge.

Prints have been promised from some well known photographers, we will keep you informed of the list.

If you would like to donate prints for the auction, he requires them to be between 10×8 to 20×16, please also supply a small image for the catalogue. These small images will need to be emailed to Stephen and prints given to him on our club night on the 21st of March.
Everyone is welcome to attend the print auction and the exhibition in London. Details of which will be given closer to the date in June.

If you have any questions please email Stephen directly on art@mindakart.co.uk
We would both like to say a huge thank you for supporting Stephen in this venture.

Kindest regards,

e-Luminate Field Trip

Here are details for those members who wish to photograph the e-Luminate Festival lights in Cambridge on the 15th February.

There are currently 16 members signed up to go, so to make the group manageable on our walk, and to reduce waiting time for everyone to get their shots, the group will be divided in to 3 smaller groups, escorted by Fred, Phil and myself, who will give advice where needed on camera settings, positions and venues.

We will meet outside the Round Church between 19:30 and 19:45, ready to start shooting no later than 20:00, starting at St John’s College, and moving up Trinity Street to The Senate House, King’s College and Chapel, the Guildhall and anywhere else that time permits.

Click on this link for the official e-Luminate website,

Getting there

The Park Street Car Park is only 5 minutes walk from the Round Church and costs 80p per hour after 5pm, pay on exit. If you wish, you can arrange car sharing between yourselves.
The Guided Bus ‘B’ service leaves from Longstanton at 18.43 or 19.13 and takes about 20 minutes to reach the Round Church stop (request stop). The return bus departs Drummer Street at 21:35 or 22.35, or from Jesus Lane (opposite Patisserie Valerie) about 3 minutes later.


DSLR and Mirror-less – bring a wide angle lens as the buildings are tall. I suggest prime lenses or a medium zoom of about 18mm-55mm. You will need to use an ISO of 800 or 1600 (maybe more).
Compact Camera and Phones
As you can’t change the lenses, we will give you the best settings and advice where we can.
bring one if you wish, as some of the longer distance shots will only have minimal light, and therefore low shutter speeds.
handy for changing camera settings in the dimly lit streets.


If it rains, I shall still be going with an umbrella and plastic bag to cover the camera!

If you decide not to attend for any reason, please send me a text or phone the number below, so we don’t wait around for your non-arrival!

If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me, and I look forward to seeing you all on the 15th.

Mr Francis J Pullen Photography
Wedding | Portraits | Corporate
07768 364 567

Willingham Horticultural & Craft Show

Thanks to all members who submitted entries to the show this year. As a result, the photographic section was much healthier than last year:

Photo Entries

Congratulations to our members who won 5 of the 6 categories, including Best in Section and Best in Show. We now have a reputation to keep up next year!

Anglesey Abbey Winter Lights

Eddie McFish
Eddie McFish

Francis has pointed out that The Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens will be taking place at the end of November and early December – a great photo opportunity!

Experience the magical Anglesey Abbey gardens illuminated at night.

This years event is being held on 27, 28 & 29 November and 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 December. Tickets are £12.50 adults, Child £8.50 or Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £40. It usually sells out.

This is a timed ticket event, and tickets are on sale now from the National Trust Box Office on 0844 249 1895 or online.

Talk: From silver print to digital photography

As part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, there is a talk about photography in Cambridge on Saturday 2nd November, from 2pm to 3pm.

Photography was an amazing concept when it was invented in the 1830s, enabling clear moments to be captured forever and teaching us so much about history. But now digital technology blurs the boundaries between past and future, and once again creates a new concept for photography. Explore this fascinating concept and question its limits at this talk as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Festiva Of Ideas

See the Alliance Française website for details.