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Open Global Charity Photographic Competition – Invite to Photographers

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The club has been made aware of the 2018 “Zero Footprints” charity competition, which is looking for entries on the theme of the environment, the climate and our impact on it. There is an entry fee of £5 to enter one image or £15 to enter up to 4 images in each of 3 categories. Click the following link for details:

https://www.zerofootprints.org/Competition/2018

The closing date is 15th August 2018, so there is hardly time to book a holiday to an exotic location to capture the kind of images they are looking for, but perhaps you already have something in your collection, or you can find something closer to home?

P.S. We successfully transferred the library exhibition from Prestonpans to Craigmillar this weekend. It’s looking good. Click here for the dates and locations if you would like to see it for yourself.

 

Musselburgh – The cradle of Golf

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A new exhibition will open on Friday 6th July entitled Musselburgh- the cradle of golf outlining the important contribution Musselburgh & it’s people played in the development of the game of golf. This exhibition is supported by East Lothian council, Musselburgh’s Common Good Fund, several golf clubs and museums who have loaned items from their own collections, our thanks go to everyone who has helped. Special thanks go to Mungo Park, the great-grandson of Willie Park the first Open Champion who was from Musselburgh, who has been a great help in putting on this exhibition.

Newhaven Heritage Calendar Photo Competition

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The club has received the following information about a photographic competition organised by Newhaven Heritage.

Hello

I am writing to you on behalf of Newhaven Heritage, a Scottish Registered Charity which is seeking to acquire the iconic Victoria School on Main Street, Newhaven, the oldest working school in Edinburgh, to become a Heritage Centre and community hub when it becomes vacant in 2020 once a new larger school is built on Western Harbour.

In order to publicise our campaign, we are holding a photographic competition which will also result in our producing a calendar to be sold for funds to swell our war chest to help cover the cost of essential professional fees – legal, architect, surveyor, etc.

Newhaven is a photogenic opportunity for the keen photographer and we are looking for the thirteen best landscape pictures to be included in the calendar that shows off the village in all its diversity to fullest advantage.  We are contacting local camera clubs such as yours to draw attention to this free competition. At the end of the competition, we will be having a public display of the thirteen finalists, i.e. one image for each month plus a cover shot voted by public acclaim to be the best of show which will earn the talented photographer a voucher valued at £100 from WEX Photo Video.

Click here to see the competition rules and terms and conditions.

Up to five LANDSCAPE format entries per person can be emailed to photos@newhavenheritagecentre.org.uk before August 19, 2018.

I hope this may be of interest to you.

Good luck!

Gordon Young
Public Engagement officer
Newhaven Heritage

Volunteers Needed for ArtsFest18

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We have just received the following message from Vibrant Musselburgh, who are looking for photographers to cover their arts festival at the Fisherrow Centre this weekend (18th and 19th May 2018). It’s very short notice, but if you are interested the contact details are in the following image:

MCC Library Exhibition Starts This Weekend

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Coming soon to a library near you…

Our exhibition of member prints starts its tour around the local libraries of East Lothian and Edinburgh this coming weekend, starting with Longniddry Library on 19th May. Here is the full timetable:

https://musselburghcc.wordpress.com/2018-library-exhibitions/

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help move the exhibition between libraries.

Three photography competitions

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Members may be interested in two photography competitions which are open for entries at the moment. Click on the links below for more information:

Go Wild Scotland photo competition : Send in photographs captured on the “Sustrans” national cycle network. Closing date Monday, 18th June 2018.

Scottish Portrait Awards : The Scottish Portrait Awards are open to anyone born, living or studying in Scotland, and 16 years old by 1 October 2018. Entries close on 30 June 2018.

The following competition is not yet open, but watch this space:

Scottish Photography Awards : Scotland Photography Competition and Regional Photo Awards. To qualify for entry in this regional competition, any photos you wish to enter, must have been taken in Scotland.

 

 

SPF Insurance & Club Outings

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At the AGM we referred to the post made a year ago which clarified the club’s insurance coverage under SPF policy. To save members having to delve back through the archives, here is a link to that original message:

https://musselburghcc.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/4568/

If you are arranging a group trip on behalf of the club (i.e. a trip where all club members are invited), please contact the SPF General Secretary or the SPF Treasurer, as described in the original message.

 

Musselburgh Camera Club AGM – 26th April at 7:30pm

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The Musselburgh Camera Club Annual General Meeting and presentation of prizes will take place in the Fisherrow Centre room G3 at 7:30pm on Thursday, 26th April 2018.

All members should have received a copy of the papers for the meeting. If you were missed and would like a copy of the papers, please email Steven Beard at StevenMBeard@aol.com.

Please come along, have your say in the running of the club and share some end-of-season refreshments with fellow members. There will be a collection box for ideas for next year’s set subject competitions, and there will be some surprises!

 

A look Back, things seen & things unseen

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A new exhibition, “A look Back, things seen & things unseen”, will open on Thursday 19th of April.

Over the period since the museum opened we have received many donations. We have take this opportunity to exhibit some of these items, and some previously exhibited items.

The museum will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 1030 hrs to 1600 hrs.

A look Back, things seen & things unseen

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A new exhibition, “A look Back, things seen & things unseen”, will open on Thursday 19th of April.

Over the period since the museum opened we have received many donations. We have take this opportunity to exhibit some of these items, and some previously exhibited items.

The museum will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 1030 hrs to 1600 hrs.

Two more volunteers needed to help with the MCC library exhibition

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Thank you to everybody who has volunteered to help transfer our library exhibition during the summer. Most of the slots are now covered, but we need two more volunteers:

  • Somebody to help Clive Davies with the move from Gullane to Port Seton on 16th June 2018.
  • Somebody to help Steven Beard with the move from Prestonpans to Craigmillar on 14th July 2018.

It doesn’t matter if you have never transferred the exhibition before. Clive and I will show you what needs to be done, and you’ll get a special preview of the exhibition. It takes about 2 hours on a Saturday morning. If you are able to help, please contact John Knox (85newhailes@supanet.com) who is finalizing the rota sheet.

 

Photoshoot at Musselburgh Lagoons – 19th April

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This Thursday, 19th April we will be meeting at Musselburgh Lagoons for our end of season photoshoot. We will meet at 7pm at the car park beside the boating lake, as shown the map below. You can reach the car park from the B1348 at the far side of the race course. Turn left after the race course onto the coast road and look for the sign post to Levenhall Links just after the end of the 30mph zone. Keep going to the end of the road, as shown in red. The final part of the road is often full of pot-holes. If the pot-holes are a problem, you can park at the side of the road and walk across Levenhall Links. There is also some parking at the side of the B1348 beside the houses (you can walk to the lagoons through the gate at the side of the road).

George Todd will be picking up members who would like a lift from in front of the Brunton Theatre at 6:45pm. Please contact George (georgetodd1957@me.com) if you would like a lift. Please note we will not be meeting at the Fisherrow Centre.

Click here for a Google map

Musselburgh Lagoons contains a bird reserve, where birds can be seen coming home to roost around sunset. There are also ducks and swans on the lake. Bring a long lens and a tripod for the wildlife photography. There will also be trees, wild flowers, old masonry and landscapes to photograph.

The current weather forecast for Thursday evening is “sunny intervals with an 8% chance of rain”. So far so good.

The Colour Blue – Tomorrow Evening

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A reminder that we have our last competition of the season tomorrow evening (Thursday, 12th April) at 7:30pm. Please bring along 1, 2 or 3 JPEG images on the theme of “The Colour Blue”, on a CD or data stick. If you are bringing images with you, please try and come early so we have time to load them before we start. If you have already emailed your images to George he will load them onto the laptop for you. The images will be judged by members on the night, and there will be a prize for the best image.

If the weather is kind to us, there will be an outdoor photoshoot next week (19th April). I will be asking for ideas on possible evening locations around the Musselburgh area.

There are still some empty slots on the library exhibition rota. If you can spare a couple of hours on a Saturday to help transfer the exhibition between libraries during the summer, please sign the sheet in room G3. We need two people per slot.

 

Beach Cleaning in 2018

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We are planning to organise regular beach cleaning throughout the year. The events will be created on our facebook page as they allow you to note your interest and will send you reminders. Please like our facebook page if you are interested in joining in. 

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Next MRCC Social ride

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The next Musselburgh Roads Cycle Club Social ride will be held on Sunday 29th October, departing the Musselburgh old Town Hall at 9am. A social pace, no higher than 16mph, will be followed as we breeze through the autumn lanes to a café stop.

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