NCPF Beamish Weekend 2017

The weekend of May 20-21 saw the annual exhibition of 125 prints by NCPF clubs, Blyth PS, Ryton CC, Sunderland PA, Whickham PC , Carmel Morris of Stockton cc winning image from the Beamish trophy 2016 , Joe Sheridan of Washington cc prints from his BA (hons) degree course in photography and media . and prints from Vince rooker
total of 750 people visited the exhibition over the course of the weekend with 4 prints sold congratulations to the successful authors –it is always nice when somebody likes your work so much they are willing to put their hands in their pocket and buy it.

It was nice to see familiar faces both at the exhibition and out about at the museum enjoying their photography and (hopefully) working on entries for the beamish trophy.
Many of the photographers commented on how they like visiting the museum, and over the course of the weekend several said they were working on a project, with many saying how the year long pass let them visit and photograph more often than if they had to pay every time .
The beamish exhibition provides a chance for NCPF clubs to showcase the work of their members, spread the word About the Federation and hopefully get some membership interest at the same time, so if you haven’t been to the exhibition before or submitted work for the show /sale then please , give it some thought for next year .
Can I also say a big THANK YOU to the volunteers who manned the exhibition over the course of the weekend, talked to the visitors and promoted our hobby-without them things like this simply wouldn’t happen.
Look out for competition entry details early in the new season.