Sileby Photographic Society


Our season runs from September to June. During the summer break we take part in walks around the area, with a view to having a good time and maybe even taking some pictures. Whether or not we take any pictures, the evening invariably ends in a local hostelry. Please do contact us if you would like details of the walks. Find below details of all meetings and events for the season. A PDF version of our complete programme, which opens in a separate window, is available here. You will need Acrobat Reader in order to view the document. Click the icon below to download Acrobat Reader.  If you decide to print it and your printer has a "booklet" setting, then this PDF version is ideal, having been typset for booklet printing.  If changes to the programme become necessary, they will be notified below but not changed in the PDF version.

For the 2021-22 season, we have decided to republish the PDF version.  The most recent edit was made on 31 October 2021.

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Our Press Officer writes an excellent report on each meeting for publication in the Loughborough Echo.  You can find links that will allow you to view recent reports here.


January 2022

Due to the situation with the new Omicron variant of Covid, we will be holding the first meeting in January, the Annual Competition Critique, on Zoom.  Further, the Annual Dinner, due to take place on 17 January has been cancelled.  Members of the Committee will use that evening to meet to discuss our strategy for the forthcoming weeks.

Face-to-face meetings

When we are able to return to face-to-face meetings, they will continue to be held in our new temporary home, St Mary's Centre on Mountsorrel Lane.  You can find it about 50 yards down Mountsorrel Lane from its junction with Barrow Road.  The entrance is opposite the church; it's in what looks like an old Chapel or School building.

You should assume that you will not be able to park outside or anywhere near, so it is recommended that you make your way to the public car park behind Tesco.  The entrance is on King Street, on the right just before the railway bridge.

We are trying to make the meetings as safe as possible, so the Committee has devised some recommendations for those attending.  You can find these in the News section and in the Member's Area.

Please note the new start time of 7.30 for 7.45pm for meetnings at St Mary's Centre.

September | October | November | December
January | February | March | April | May


Mon 6 Royal Photographic Society Nature Show
Mon 13 “Scottish Wildlife”
Submit 12-Shot Challenge CDs
Jeremy Malley-Smith LRPS, DPAGB, BPE2*
Mon 20 "The Power of Sport"
Preferred Date for Exhibition Entries
Peter Milsom EIAP/Gold, DPAGB, BPE4*
Mon 27 “Chasing the Lights”
Final Closing Date for Exhibition Entries
Simon Van Orden


Mon 4 "My Restless Lens" Dr Keith Snell EFIAP EPSA LRPS
Mon 11 Graham Johnson 12-Shot Challenge Judge: Dave Hollingsworth CPAGB
Mon 18 "The Art in Architecture" Les Forrester ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE3*
Sat 23
Sun 24
Annual Exhibition
(Saturday 1pm - 9pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm)
Judge: Sue Hartley CPAGB
Mon 25 Committee Meeting


Mon 1 “Serendib 2019”
Closing date for entries for the 4th Quarterly Competition
Mandy Sherrington
Mon 8 “An Evening with ...”
Patrick Crowhurst
Mon 15 4th Quarterly Competition Judge: Robert Falconer
Mon 22 Panel Competition Judge: Gary Langley
Mon 29 “Finding the Beauty in Nature”
Chris Upton


Mon 6 “Spring Among the Clouds - Part 2”
Closing date for entries for the Annual Competition
Mon 13 "Birding in Sri Lanka"
Paul Bingham
Mon 20 Pictures and Pies
Bring six of your images to show or some mince pies (maximun 1 box)

September | October | November | December
January | February | March | April | May


Mon 10 Annual Competition Critique Judge: Gary Beaton  ** on Zoom **
Mon 17 Annual Dinner
Mon 24 “Underwater Photography Part 2
The Big Stuff: Manatees to Crocodiles”
Closing date for entries for the Knockout Competition - refer here for the instructions for entry

Mon 31 “Vietnam and Cambodia"
John Loan-Clark


Mon 7 Digital Image Knockout
Judge: Steve Walters BPE2*
Mon 14 "Steam in the Wild West"
Closing date for entries for the 1st Quarterly Competition
Robert Falconer
Mon 21 "Travels in the Andes"
Peter and Eileen Crichton
Mon 28 1st Quarterly Competition Judge: Louise Walton CPAGB

September | October | November | December
January | February | March | April | May


Mon 7 "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" Malcolm Hupman
Mon 14 Skittles Evening Details to be announced
Mon 21 "China from the Inside"
Closing date for entries for the 2nd Quarterly Competition
Lois Webb CPAGB
Mon 28 "Through my Viewfinder"


Mon 4 2nd Quarterly Competition Judge: Phil Howcroft
Mon 11 An Evening With ... Malcolm Coulton
Mon 25 NEMPF Exhibition 2022
Closing date for entries for the 3rd Quarterly Competition

September | October | November | December
January | February | March | April | May


Mon 9 President's Evening John Hoogerwerf
Mon 16 3rd Quarterly Competition Judge: Carol McNiven-Young FRPS EFIAP BPE4 CPAGB
Mon 23 "Shared Moments" Derek Doar
Mon 30 Annual General Meeting

September | October | November | December
January | February | March | April | May