St Agnes Photographic Club Diary

Here you’ll find details of what St Agnes Photography Club is up to over the coming months. Click on individual events to read more details. Click on the Calendar button to change the format of the display. Note that durations of meetings and events are for guidance only.

If you have any St Agnes Photographic Club events or photography-related events that you’d like to see in the diary, please contact us.

Christmas lunch and field trip @ Marazion
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Christmas lunch and field trip will be held at Marazion, with lunch arranged at The Kings Arms in the Square for 12.30. Low tide will be at 1.36 so there will be plenty of beach space, and an opportunity to walk across the causeway to St Michael’s Mount. Come in the morning, the afternoon, or both, and warm up with friends at the Kings Arms in between!

We have 20 places booked for lunch so literally first come first served, and I will need numbers and menu choices please no later that Monday 23rd November, to

Main courses:

Roast beef or turkey with roast potatoes, red cabbage, carrots, buttered greens, cauliflower cheese, pigs in blankets and Yorkshire pudding.

Monkfish and pea risotto with chorizo and fresh herbs.

Roast butternut squash with goats cheese lasagne and walnut pesto.


Christmas pudding with clotted cream


Panacotta with winter berries.


Main courses £14, or with pud for £18. As always, other halves very welcome for lunch and a bracing walk!

Monthly meeting – Ten do Ten in Ten @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ten members will talk for ten minutes about ten examples of their own work. Simples!


If time allows we shall also be looking at members work on the quarterly theme of ‘Dereliction”.

Monthly meeting – Snapshots of Cornish maritime history @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jan Pentreath was brought up in West Penwith, and despite a wide-ranging academic and governmental advisory career, has maintained a significant interest in things related to Cornwall and its coast, its wildlife and the environment. One of his enthusiasms lies in the collection and restoration of historic photographs and postcards of Cornish life, and relating them to the social history of the times, including comparison with the Newlyn and St Ives artistic communities.

Two or three of us were privileged to hear a recent talk of his, and felt strongly that we would like to invite him to entertain the club.This promises to be a fascinating talk, mixing photography, local history, art, and anecdote; in view of this should members wish to bring guests they would be very welcome.

Monthly meeting – Adventure travel photography, get it while you can! @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Most will know that Ben Church’s rather intermittent appearances at the club are largely as a result of his job taking him out of the country, where he leads travel expeditions, often adventurous, and often to exotic locations.

All being well, Ben will be back in Cornwall for this event when he will talk about his experience, including both the rewards and the problems of photography in such locations.

We shall also review members’ work relating to the quarterly theme announced at the December meeting.

Monthly meeting – tbc (please note change of date from normal meeting) @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly meeting – In search for inspiration @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

George Collings last spoke to the club several years ago, when one member was moved to call his presentation “one of the most inspiring talks on photography that I have experienced.” George will be giving his print presentation “In search for inspiration”, a fresh and personal look at how one artist approaches his subject matter.

Monthly meeting – Long exposure techniques @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Alan Barker is always ready to take on and succeed at new challenges, and has recently increased his interest in long exposure images. This promises to be a fascinating and illuminating presentation, with much knowledge being imparted, in both technical and artistic terms.


We will also review members’ work on the most recent quarterly theme (to be announced at the February meeting).

Monthly meeting – Annual Competition @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome Bill Hall from Truro CC to adjudicate at our annual competition. Bill is a very practised judge, with many years experience in competitions ranging from internal club events to international salon juries.

Full entrance requirements for the 2019 competition are on the website under the annual competition tab, and apart from the title of the third category, are unlikely to change significantly for 2020. All changes will be published early in 2020.

Monthly meeting – My life with Sony cameras @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

By popular demand, Hugh Hastings returns to give another of his fascinating and amusing presentations; on this occasion making use of his experience as a Sony brand ambassador to talk (but not exclusively I’m sure!) about one of his favourite systems.

Monthly meeting – Contemporary portraiture @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Claire Wilson is a local professional photographer, one of whose particular interests is in the field of contemporary and environmental portraiture, where her work has achieved national prominence. For those who shy away from formal studio work but enjoy trying to capture the human character, this should be right up your street!