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LAKE DISTRICT WEEKEND, Borrowdale Hotel, Borrowdale,
Date: 1st November 13 - 3rd November 13
Location: Borrowdale Hotel, Borrowdale Valley Keswick, Cumbria,
Contact: Jane Black ARPS
Phone: 0191 252 2870
Relevant Material: RPS Northern Region Newsletter article:
LAKE DISTRICT WEEKEND
New Lake District Venue for 2013
Lecturers:- Peter Rees FRPS, Dave Yates London Salon Chairman, Susan Brown FRPS
Cost £200 per person sharing twin or double room, £230 single occupancy. Dogs are welcome.
Deposit £40 per person.
For guests wishing to extend their stay on Thursday 31 October and Sunday 3 November the hotel is offering a special rate of £80 dinner B&B.per person per night with single room supplement.
Please book this direct with the hotel [017687 77224] but not until you have booked with the Region.
The Borrowdale Hotel in the heart of the Lake District, just three miles south of Keswick, nestles at the foot of Shepherds Crag. Opened in 1866 as one of the first Coaching Inns, it soon gained a reputation for fine hospitality and attracted royal patronage.
It has recently undergone a major refurbishment which has remained sympathetic to its character and traditions. The veranda was built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, allowing guests to admire the views over the gardens to the Catbells mountain range
beyond. Beatrix Potter, who was born in the year that the hotel was first opened, made the mountain range famous in her tales of Miss Tiggiwinkle.
The hotel offers a comfortable dining room, lounges and meeting rooms, bedrooms with modern facilities and is happy to welcome well behaved dogs.
Peter Rees FRPS EFIAP/p MPAGB has been interested in photography since childhood. His photographic “roots” are in the darkroom but today his photography is 100% digital. He still works in both monochrome and colour with a broad base of subject matter which include landscape [especially Scottish landscape] portrait and figure studies, environmental and documentary. Peter regards photography as an art form which allows him personal interpretation and expression. The captured image is important but only the first stage of an exciting creative journey. Peter’s Fellowship of the RPS was achieved in Photographic Printing. He has exhibited widely and successfully for many years. A PAGB listed judge Peter is also much sort after as a lecturer in the UK.
Dave Yates:- started photography in 1992 as a monochrome darkroom worker centred round the studio at Smethwick P.S. He describes this as his apprentice years when he entered many competitions from club to international level with a great deal of success. In 1999 he became President of Smethwick and a driving force in the buying and refurbishment of the “Old School House” Smethwick’s superb club rooms. The main lecture room bears his name. From 2002 Dave’s photography changed direction. He now does colour as well as monochrome and has an interest in other processes. In 2008 Dave was elected a member of the London Salon and became Chairman in 2010. Dave is a prolific worker who travel widely in search of his pictures.
Susan Brown FRPS : began her photography as a member of Bristol P.S during which time she gained LRPS and ARPS. After a move to Milton Keynes and working essentially alone she gained FRPS. Susan now lives in Devon and enjoys the light and coastal regions what ever the weather. She has made what she describes as the difficult transition from darkroom to digital and now enjoys this genre. Susan founded a very successful company “MK Arts for Health” and as a result she has had several successful exhibitions. The latest exhibition “Spirit of the Sea” was hung at the Kingsbridge Harbour House Gallery and then moved to Falmouth Great Atlantic Gallery. In 2011 one of her images was shortlisted for Landscape Photographer of the Year and two images were printed in the 2011 book. In 2012 Susan was elected to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and was invited to become a member of the Arena Group of Photographers.