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Charity Calendars for the Boatside Inn


Matt Cawood, the Landlord of the Boatside Inn at Warden, took delivery of 100 Planner style Charity Calendars for 2019 and 150 Christmas cards, produced by members of Hexham & District Photographic Society at the end of October.   The Calendars are on sale in the Boatside Inn for £12.50 and will be raising money for the Emma Newton fund. Emma Newton was a Performing Arts student who was killed when a tree fell on her car. The charity, set up by her parents, supports young people wanting a career in the Performing Arts.   The idea of the planner came up in discussion with Matt who was initially looking for prints from members of Read More …


This post was written by: Kev Hilton on 5th, November 2018



Summer Exhibition 2018 – VOYAGER


Hexham Photographic Society are pleased to announce that our 2018 Summer Exhibition opened this evening, 13th August and will be open daily until Sunday the 26th August.   The theme of this years exhibition is VOYAGER, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1 and 2 on a mission to explore the solar system. To each of the probes was attached a ‘golden record’ containing a message from earth for any extra-terrestrial intelligence that might encounter these messengers. Included was a library of images, encoded in audio format, to give a visual snapshot of our planet and civilisation, a limited glimpse of daily life, the built environment, cultures, landscapes, flora and fauna.   Read More …


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 13th, August 2018



Annual Exhibition Commemorative Book


Hexham & District Photographic Societies 2018 Annual Exhibition has been themed “Voyager” to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager 1 and 2 space craft on a mission to explore the solar system.     To commemorate the launch of the Voyager probes, each of which carry a ‘golden record’ with a message containing a library of images giving a snapshot of life on earth, our members have been challenged to produce four images describing life on earth today. The results of this challenge will be on display in Hexham Abbey in our forthcoming Annual Exhibition from the 14th August.   In anticipation of the opening of the exhibition and in what is possibly a Read More …


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 10th, August 2018



Kev’s ‘Off the Rails’ 30 Mile Walk


Hexham Photographic Society member and now club secretary Kevin Hilton put his best foot forward back in May in an effort to raise much needed funds towards a new projector for the society.   He set himself the challenge of completing a grueling 30 mile sponsored walk from Stanhope to Newcastle,  mostly using the network of paths and cycle ways built on old railways that cross the area. Having been dropped off at the start by president Dave Best on the 15th May at 7:10am, he sallied forth fully equipped with sandwiches two flasks of water and obviously his camera.   Hexham Photographic Society President Dave Best commented “As a relatively new member, having joined Read More …


This post was written by: Hexham Photographic Society on 6th, June 2018



Charity Calendar Clicks Into Action


Tyne Rivers Trust is launching its third charity calendar and is asking for anyone who enjoys the river Tyne to submit their best photos of the Tyne catchment to fill it.   The theme is My Tyne so images can cover anything from people enjoying the river to wildlife to scenic shots, as long as it’s taken within the river Tyne catchment which stretches from Redesdale to Haltwhistle to Tynemouth.   A judging panel will pick the best 12 photos and the winners will receive a free copy of the glossy calendar displaying their winning photo. Last year Hexham Members Bob Turner and Barbara Austin both succeeded in having the images below selected for the Read More …


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 14th, May 2018