Monday, 4 August 2008

The First Greenwich Annuale: An exhibition by the Greenwich Satellite Group of London Independent Photography

The Greenwich group of London Independent Photographers presents its first exhibition over the August bank holiday weekend at its monthly meeting place, the Viewfinder Photography Gallery in Peyton Place.


The grand title Greenwich Annuale (shades of Venice-on-the-Thames) reflects the openness and inclusiveness of the group Рanyone who had ever attended a Greenwich Group meeting was invited to enter one image, with each submitted image being accepted. Over the past year members have shown work from the Peninsular and the Park, Creek Road and Kraków, Maze Hill and Mozambique, Croom's Hill and Colorado, Greenwich Reach and Gdansk; family homes and family albums; high noon and two in the morning.


London Independent Photography (LIP for short) is an informal group of over four hundred amateur and professional photographers of all ages, backgrounds and levels of expertise. For over twenty years its members have come together to build a programme of practical workshops, master classes, talks and exhibitions. Its satellite groups meet up each month in various homes, galleries, studios and pubs throughout London to share work, arrange exhibitions and talk photography. The Greenwich LIP group, established in May 2007, is open to anyone, LIP member or not. Experience ranges from those who have spent a lifetime in photography, to those who spent last weekend and those still opening the box.


Participating photographers:
Neville Austin, Quentin Ball, Nicky Boyd, Corina Ashleigh Brown, Diego Campos, Anita Chandra, Natalie Chant, Dawn Collins, Anne Crabbe, Nathalie Crouch, Melany Darke, Brian Daubney, Robert Davies, Jenny Dawes, Orde Eliason, Louise Forrester, Anne-Marie Glasheen, Tony Hale, Anna Hillman, Matt Holland, Chris Hudson, Jenny Johnson Burrows, Martin Jordan, Sam Kemp, Marysia Lachowicz, Jennifer Lanier, John Levett, Stefan Lubomirski, Dave Mason, Michael Rogers, Paula Salischiker, David Thorpe, Duncan Unsworth and John Whitfield.


Exhibition open:
Wednesday 20th to Monday 25th August
www.viewfinder.org.uk

WARGAMERS PREPARE TO INVADE THE CAPITAL

Wargamers and traders from throughout the UK will be invading Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum on Sunday 10 August for the Museum’s annual Military Wargames Fair. The event is now in its sixth year at the Museum which is located by the Thames in London’s historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.

Thirteen demonstration and participation games will give members of the public the chance to join in and rewrite history by changing the course of famous battles. The games use incredibly accurate topographical models and scenery as well as painstakingly researched scale figures to bring history to life, but in miniature. All eras, from the Dark Ages to the present, will be represented by games and gamers. Future yet to be written will be represented by science fiction products and activities at the event which is staged in association with Gravesend Wargames Club.

“This event is now a fixture in the national wargaming calendar.” says Eileen Noon from Firepower. “It’s so popular because the games are played in the historic buildings at Firepower surrounded by the Museum’s world famous collections. The remarkable human stories told in the Museum complement the gaming and together make for a fascinating day out.”

Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum is based at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, the birthplace of the Royal Artillery which was founded there in 1716. The history of artillery is illustrated by Firepower’s world-class display of artillery from catapults to rockets, from the medieval battlefield to modern peacekeeping missions, the collections including uniforms, drawings, diaries and medals bring together 700 years of artillery and human history. Experiences at Firepower include the ground-shaking Field of Fire audio-visual show where visitors are put in the midst of battle as shells and aircraft fly overhead and guns roar, giving an insight into the experiences of an artillery gunner.

Admission to the Museum costs: Adults £5.00, children £2.50, concessions £4.50. Discounted family tickets are also available. For more information about Firepower visit www.firepower.org.uk , call 020 8855 7755 or email info@firepower.org.uk . Firepower is located in the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, London, between the A206 and the Thames.

Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ST.