Summer Activities


The summer activities are an informal arrangement of photographic activities which are organised outside of the normal club calendar.

These casual, summer group meetings include local events, nature reserves, Photoshop evenings, sporting events and days out further afield. They are not usually instruction evenings although most members are more than happy to offer advice when asked.

Click here for the 2019 members’ image albums

At Canine Dog Show – Bruce Deacon

A typical evening might be to meet at the car park of a nature reserve at 6.30 pm or 7 pm. After a few minutes discussion the group sets off, probably dividing up into small groups of 2 or 3, and we spend the next two hours photographing or just enjoying the reserve. At a prearranged time we meet back up or find our way to the local pub.

All BCC members, non-photographic partners and non-members or potential members are welcome to most events, a few are for members only.

At Dovercourt during storm Hannah – Linda Swain

There may be a small charge to cover costs where applicable (e.g village hall hire) and should the event require an entry fee this will be the photographer’s responsibility

Summer Event photos 2019, 20182017, 2016 and 2015

NB events can be changed at any time. Our event details will be included in the emailed newsletters, calendar or posts. For other events check with the organisers and their website




Summer Events
Join the Summer Group and be prepared to play your part. Contact the coordinator for more details.

Some scheduled summer events (for others see the News Posts)…

Bedford Flea Market – Photo Op
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Affordable Art & Local Producers’ Market

St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

Collectables, vintage, furniture, clothing, books, food and more



Merri Flowers Flower Farm
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An evening photographing flowers , landscapes and sunset with refreshments provided.

For pre-booked members and guests only

StrEAT Feast – Photo Op
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Great for Street Photography enthusiasts

StrEAT Feast at Riverside Bedford is a fantastic new street food market for Bedford.  Enjoy an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

Food;  music; alcohol; vegan & veggie; child-friendly.

Riverside Square, overlooking the Ouse (near Wagamamas and the Albero Lounge)




Street Arts Festival – Photo Op
Sep 7 all-day

Street Arts Festival, Bedford 2019

A Celebration of  Dance | Arts | Theatre | Music

More info at

Promises some good photo opportunities

Bedford Flea Market – Photo Op
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Affordable Art & Local Producers’ Market

St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

Collectables, vintage, furniture, clothing, books, food and more



Regatta London – Photo Op
Sep 29 all-day

A photo op suggested by Sara Reay for everyone who enjoys photographing people “messing about on the river

Kayak, canoe, sup or row 12 miles through the heart of London

A  ‘paddling’ regatta from Hammersmith to the Thames Barrier which will be closed on that day

Expecting 10,000 paddlers along with rowers, canoes etc

Iconic and unique experience; no other boats and stopping the tide

Celebrate the river and the environment through sport

Helping to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for amazing charities

Regatta London