Ealing

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PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2017 RESULTS

JUDGES: Ian Richardson, with Margaret Martin, Barbara Day and Derek Atkinson

There were 37 entries this year, compared with 60 last year and 90 the year before. This was probably because of the stricter rules for the presentation of entries, plus competitors being more selective in what they submitted. Consequently, the overall standard of the entries was particularly high and presented the four judges with some very tough choices.

It is important to state that the judging was carried out “blind”, i.e. the names of the photographers were hidden so that the judges were not able to see who had submitted the entries until after the prize winners had been chosen.

PATTERNS:
There were 24 entries in this category and the judges took the exceptional decision to award a joint first prize, plus a second and third prize and two entries considered “Highly Commended”.

First Prize (Joint): Patterns in Nature by Margaret Jackson and Grand Union Canal, Southall by Patricia Donnithorne.

Second Prize: Sackler Crossing, Kew by Sally Pickles.

Third Prize: Patterns in Construction by David Leach.

Highly Commended: Monreale, Sicily by Pat Handley and The Epicentre of Chance by David Curtis.

TOGETHERNESS: Eight entries in this category, all of which were very interesting.

First Prize: Rabbits by Jenny Leach.

Second Prize: Guards, Hungarian Parliament by Sally Pickles.

Third Prize: Groups near Trafalgar Square by Guinevere Lohneis.

BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAIT: There was a disappointingly low entry for this category: just five photographs.

First Prize: Sarah by Juliet Edwards.

Second Prize: Kate by Guinevere Lohneis.

Third Prize: Mossi by Yvonne Hughes.

Congratulations to the winners

ALL THE WINNING ENTRIES ARE DISPLAYED ON THIS PAGE

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NATIONAL U3A EVENTS IN LONDON - all handy from Ealing

1. February 13, 2018. Blue Skies and Fruit Flies. An afternoon (2-4pm) at The Crick Institute (for biomedical science). Free but book your ticket at the National U3A.

Details can be found on the National U3A website (www.u3a.org.uk). Go to Members Page then Events.

ALWAYS CONSULT THE NATIONAL U3A WEBSITE www.u3a.org.uk (Login via Members' Pages

Dates for your Diary
Outings
Sat Jan 27th

THE NEXT SATURDAY STROLL

When: Saturday 27th January 2018, meeting at 10am on the platform level of Ealing Broadway station outside the waiting room.

Where: After taking the underground to Southwark we will then walk through the city of London looking at all the most iconic modern architecture in the square mile ending at Liverpool St Station. Coffee option in 1 New Change with its amazing views of St Pauls and possibly lunch at the top of Heron Tower with its stunning views over London.

Contact: Ann Marie Tighe, 02089912064, 07938724629
or by email through the blue bird above.

Sun Jan 28th

QUESTORS THEATRE

January 28, 2018, 2.30 pm. Sleepers in the Field Peter Whelan.

Tickets on sale, January 11, 2018.

Wed Jan 31st

LONDON REVISITED OUTING

WHERE: ST GEORGES CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL,WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ROAD,LAMBETH SE1
A guided tour of this Roman Catholic Cathedral which was designed by Augustus Pugin in 1839, who is best known for his decorative work on the Houses of Parliament, opened in 1848 and received cathedral status in 1852. Until the opening of Westminster Cathedral in 1903 it was the only catholic cathedral in London. Badly burnt/damaged in April 1941 a new building was designed by Romilly Craze and was consecrated in 1958. Notable speakers/attendees to the cathedral have been Pope John Paul 11, Mother Teresa and Dalai Lama.

WHEN: Wednesday 31 January 2018 with the guided tour starting at 10.45 and finishing at 12.15

COST: £6 pp with tea/coffee included and the end of the tour.

NUMBER: 25/30 Max

TRAVEL: Meet Ealing Broadway waiting room for a 9.40 approx. train departure to Paddington and then Bakerloo line to Lambeth North station and 5 minute walk to cathedral.

Derek will take names/monies on Thursdays 18th & 25th January.

Convener: Derek Atkinson. Email through the blue bird above

Tue Feb 13th

LONDON REVISITED OUTING

WHERE: MUSEUM OF BRANDS AT LADBROKE GROVE, LONDON W11
A half-hour introductory talk on the history of the museum and its founder, Robert Opie, and his collecting philosophy. This will be followed by a self-guided tour of the museum’s Time Tunnel and Brandings Hall where we can immerse ourselves in many of Britain’s iconic brands such as OXO and Bovril. This will provide insight and background of over a century of consumer culture. There is a recommended Cafe and a microclimate courtyard garden within the grounds.

WHEN: 13th February (TUESDAY) starting at 11.00. (NOTE-this outing replaces the Marlborough House tour of this date which has been cancelled due to a special Commonwealth conference rescheduled for that day.)

COST: £10 pp - does not include refreshments

NUMBER: Upto 25 very maximum

TRAVEL: Meet Ealing Broadway waiting room for a 9.50 approx. departure by District Line to Hammersmith Station and then cross the road to Hammersmith Overground Station to travel to Ladbroke Grove and a 2-minute walk to the Museum.

Convener: Derek Atkinson. Email through the blue bird above.

Tue Feb 27th

LONDON REVISITED OUTING

WHERE: LORDS CRICKET GROUND/MUSEUMS, LONDON NW8
A guided tour of MCC including museums, Ashes Urn, Long Room, Dressing Rooms, Stands and, possibly, the state of the art Media Centre.

WHEN: Tuesday 27 February with the group to arrive at the Grace Gates for 11.15 for 11.30 start. Tour will be approx. 1.5 hours duration.

COST: £15 pp (a negotiated reduced rate)

NUMBER: Max. of 30 but I do need a min. of 15 for the tour.

TRAVEL: Train from Ealing Broadway waiting room leaving 10.00 approx to Paddington then Bakerloo Line to Baker Street and 10/15 minute walk to Grace Gates.

Derek will take names/monies on 15th & 22nd February.

Convener: Derek Atkinson. Email through the blue bird above

Sun Mar 11th

QUESTORS THEATRE

March 11, 2018, 2.30pm. Midsummer Night's Dream

Wed Mar 14th

LONDON REVISITED OUTING

WHERE: MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, PALL MALL, SW1
A guided tour of this Grade 1 listed mansion, constructed in 1709 to a design of Sir Christopher Wren. It has the status of a Royal Palace with numerous Dukes and Dowager Queens of the United Kingdom and 3 Princes of Wales, who later became Kings, residing here. The inspiration of the mansion was Sarah Duchess of Marlborough. It is now the home of the Commonwealth of Nations and the seat of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

WHEN: 14th March (Wednesday) with guided tours starting at 11.00.

COST: £6 pp

NUMBER: 20/25 per trip.

TRAVEL: Meet at Ealing Broadway station waiting room for 10.00 departure by District Line to St James Park station then 10 minute walk through St James Park to the venue.

Derek will take names/monies on 1st & 8th March.
Convener: Derek Atkinson. Email through the blue bird above

Wed Mar 28th

LONDON REVISITED OUTING

WHERE: THE POPPY FACTORY, RICHMOND
A guided tour of the only worldwide factory producing the well known remembrance poppy. The factory has been in continuous existence since 1925 in Richmond and its employees are ex-service personnel some of which have health challenges.
We will have a presentation film outlining the history and reasons for this remembrance symbol with questions afterwards and then enter the factory area whereupon the opportunity to make your own poppy is available. We can view many of the ornate wreaths including the Queens personal wreath.

WHEN: Wednesday 28th March with the group to arrive for a 10.30 start to the visit which will last for just under 2 hours.

COST: Free but a charge of £3 pp will be made to give as a donation via gift aid. This organisation receives NO external funding. Tea/coffee will be provided at the start of the visit (no cost).

Numbers: Between 20/30

Travel: 65 bus from Ealing Broadway at 9.40 approx departure: meet outside station. The bus will take is direct to the Compass Hill bus stop which is the 1st bus stop after Richmond Bus Station and the factory is only 20 yards away.

Derek will take names/monies on 15th & 22 March.

Convener: Derek Atkinson. Email through the blue bird above

Wed Apr 25th

LONDON REVISITED OUTING

WHERE: MUSEUM OF ARMY MUSIC – records the history of military music and home to the Royal School of Military Music. Based at Kneller Hall, Twickenham (near to Twickenham Rugby Stadium).

WHEN: Wednesday 25 April – full details to be provided nearer the time.

Convener: Derek Atkinson. Email through the blue bird above.

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