Previous Events

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    A photographic tour over two continents with some highly regarded photographs.

  • Mon
    02
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    The second digital image competition of the season but this time with a set subject - Still Life. The judge is Jim Welsh from Blyth Photographic Society.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmKing Street Social Club, North Shields NE30 1BZ

    This year hosted by North Shields Photographic Society at the King Street Social Club involving the North Tyne Area clubs from Cramlington, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Ponteland, Whitley Bay, Gosforth and North Shields.
    NB THIS IS NOT AT MERTON HALL

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    A presentation from June Atkinson about her recent visit to the Big Cat Sanctuary. We shall also review the results from the North Tyne Print competition.

  • Mon
    18
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmQuayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

    An outing with the focus on low light photography - you will probably need a tripod. Contact Bill if you wish to take part. NB May be switched with the following week if the weather is bad.

  • Mon
    11
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    Our first 3 of a Kind session this season when members present their specially captured images on a variety of themes. Contact Bill if you wish to take part.

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    Taking his inspiration from the Ansel Adams quotation that the most important part of the camera is twelve inches behind it Eric's presentation is designed to get us all thinking differently before we press the shutter button. The evening will also be a fund raiser for the Daft as a Brush charity which Eric volunteers for and he has asked that his fee be donated to the them.

  • Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    A chance for members to raise problems and other questions about their photography. Aimed towards the coming Set Subject - Still Life competition.

  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    Digital Images competition judged by Bill Broadley. This is an Open competition with no restriction on subject or category. Each member may enter up to four pictures.

  • Mon
    14
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    Members present their favourite images and explain how and why they were taken.
    Contact Bill if you wish to take part.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    Print selection evening for the forthcoming North Tyne Print competition in November. This year the competition is hosted by North Shields Photographic Society on 26th November. Bill also introduces the 3 of a Kind evening.

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    Our annual fun Knockout Competition. Two pictures from each member with voting by the members on the night.

  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    A review of our trips over the summer break. Pictures and memories from members.

  • Mon
    16
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    Our first meeting for the 2019-20 season. Welcome back, brief overview of the programme and summer images from the Committee.

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019
    10:00am - 3:30pmHoly Island

    A day on Holy Island with opportunities to photograph the castle and priory. Meet at 10am in the main car park just after the causeway - last safe crossing time is 10:55am so we should be quite safe! Lindisfarne Castle is free for National Trust members otherwise £9.00. The Priory is free for English Heritage members otherwise £8.00. Also opportunities to photograph the town, Lime Kilns and Rock Stacks on the beach free of charge! Earliest safe crossing return time is 3:15pm but you can stay until 11:25pm to sample the local mead. Contact Rod for details.

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    TBCFarne Isles

    Contact Bill for exact times on either the Saturday or Sunday. The fish & chip supper at Seahouses is a must!

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    2:00 pmThrislington Nature Reserve

    Another chance to visit one of our most valuable wildlife site in County Durham. This year Ruth Oatway will be hoping to see the Durham Brown Argus butterflies. Contact Ruth if you are interested in attending. There is no charge for PPS members.
    NOTE NEW DATE

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
    1:00 pmPonteland Park

    This year our display stand will feature prints which are available to purchase. Come along and say hello, we’ll have members there who can tell you more about the club or offer advice on your photographic problems.

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    7:45 amWallington Estate

    A second chance to catch the wildlife around the lake at Wallington. Numbers are strictly limited at the hide so this event books out early. Confirm with Bill and meet at the car park.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    7:45 amWallington Estate

    An early start to catch the wildlife around the lake at Wallington. Numbers are strictly limited at the hide so this event books out early. Confirm with Bill and meet at the car park.

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmNorth Shields, King Street Social Club

    Hosted by Whitley Bay Photographic Society
    Judged by Dave Phillips

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Bill

  • Mon
    18
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Kath

  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall
  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall
  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Closing date for entries 11 February

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Kath and Bill for 3 of a Kind introduction

  • Mon
    11
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall
  • Mon
    04
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    John

  • Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Kath

  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Bill

  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Helen and Kath

  • Mon
    07
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmMerton Hall
  • Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    NO MEETING

  • Mon
    24
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    NO MEETING

  • Mon
    17
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Bill

  • Mon
    10
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    June

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Closing date for entries 19 November
    Judged by Gerry Adcock

  • Tue
    27
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmNorth Shields, King Street Social Club

    Hosted by Whitley Bay Photographic Society
    Judged by David Ord

  • Mon
    26
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Bill / VMC

  • Mon
    19
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall
  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Bill

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Gerry Adcock

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Kath

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Keith Suddaby FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP, FBPE
    A special evening when Keith works live with our images!

  • Mon
    15
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Marj Baillie LRPS

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Tony McCann answers some of your photographic queries.

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Bill Norfolk presents the results from the previous challenge and also begins this season's process by asking members to select the new topics.

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Phil, Rod and Tony take us through expanding the audience for our pictures.

  • Mon
    17
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Rod

  • Mon
    10
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall

    Welcome to the new season. Programme outline and what we did over the summer.

  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018
    10:00 amCragside Hall, Rothbury

    Hopefully the weather will be better this year! Normal National Trust charges apply - free to members. Contact Rod for more details.

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    Thrislington County Durham

    Ruth Oatway will lead our group to Thrislington Plantation which is the most valuable wildlife site on County Durham’s magnesian limestone. The site supports scarce plant species, including blue moor grass, small scabious, rock-rose, and dark red helleborine which flowers in July. There are no charges for this visit but you will need to let Ruth know if you wish to attend.

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    TBCFarne Islands

    Bill Norfolk leads his annual trip to Staple Island in the Farnes. Either the Saturday or Sunday - contact Bill with your preference. Boat costs £18.00, normal National Trust landing charges apply - free to members. Optional fish & chip supper at Seahouses. More details - click here

  • Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018
    11:30 amMatfen Hall, Northumberland

    An opportunity to photograph the hall and gardens with lunch provided. To reserve a place please contact Mike Sadler.

  • Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018
    1:30 pmPonteland Park

    Churches Together organise an afternoon in the Park for all our community.
    As usual PPS will be displaying some of our members images and taking photographs of the day!

  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2018
    7:45 amRothley Lake Hide, Wallington Estate

    Bill Norfolk leads a group to the Wildlife Hide at Wallington.
    FULLY BOOKED - SORRY!

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmNorth Shields Social Club

    The annual North Tyne Region inter-club PDI competition hosted by North Shields Photographic Society

  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmMerton Hall, Ponteland

    Including Three of a Kind - presentation by members