Normal Venue

We normally meet at the WI building, 745 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DG. Visitors are always made welcome. We ask for £5 (£3 for members) at the door to cover refreshments. Meetings start at 7.30pm and end at 10pm. The nearest public car parks are the Touchwood and the Lode Lane car parks.
The WI Hall is beside the United Reformed Church, opposite the Esso garage.

Programme 2019-20

The programme for the remainder of the 2019-20 season has been changed due to coronavirus. We are now holding online meetings using video conferencing roughly every two weeks and we have extended the 2019-20 season until the end of August.

August 2020
4th – Speaker – Les Jones with the Story of Elsie magazine
18th – Speaker – Wayne Brittle with “Another time, another place”

Programme 2020-21

Due to uncertainties regarding coronavirus, we plan to continue with online meetings using video conferencing roughly every two weeks for the foreseeable future.

September  2020
1st – Speaker – Anne Sutcliffe with “Glad All Over”
15th – Speaker – Phil Savoie  with “Up your photography”
15th – Hand in for 1st Aggregate 
29th – 1st Aggregate Competition (projected images only) – Judge Peter Cheetham
29th – Hand in for Panel Competition

October 2020
13th – Panel Competition (projected images only) – Judge Steve Clifford
27th – Speaker – To be confirmed
27th – Hand in for 2nd Aggregate 

November 2020
10th – 2nd Aggregate Competition (projected images only) – Judge to be confirmed
24th – Our Leg of the 3 Ss Competition – Judge Dave Tucker

December 2020
8th – Speaker – Ashley Franklin with “Wider world of photography”

Further dates will be added as soon as details are confirmed.


To give a flavour of our meetings, recently completed meetings were:

September 2019
3rd   – Speaker – Peter Gennard – PG Tips, Fresh Brew
10th – Members’ Evening – Practical studio photography. Bring your camera.
17th – Speaker – Irene Froy – Land, shore, and sky
24th – Speaker – Tim Cornbill – Architecture and Urban Photography

October 2019
1st  – 1st Aggregate Competition – Judge Chris Baldwin
8th –  Speaker – Phil Cooling – Weird and Wonderful … ish
15th – Panel Competition – Judge Dave Tucker
22nd – Speaker – Jamie Peters – Army Photography
29th –  2nd Aggregate Competition – Judge Ken Hudson

November 2019
5th   – Speaker – Graham Heywood – Fresh imaginations
12th – AV Competition, Judge Richard Brown
19th – Speaker –Chris Fairweather – Photojournalism: Stories from the road 
26th –3Ss Competition – Judge Louise Hill

December 2019
3rd  – Christmas Dinner
10th –The President’s Evening 
17th – It’s a Knockout and Christmas Social

January 2020
7th  – Speaker – Anne Sutcliffe – Travelling Light
14th – 3rd Aggregate Competition– Judge Heather Woodhams
21st – MCPF Portfolio
28th – Speaker – Warren Alani – Seeing is believing

February 2020
4th  –  Speaker – Nettie Edwards – Mart phone photography and beyond
11th – 4th Aggregate Competition – Judge Chris Fletcher
18th – Activity Evening – Photograph small animals provided by Warren Davis of Wildside Encounters
25th – Annual Nature Competition – Judge Robert Ings
29th – Solihull Open Exhibition of British Photography at Solihull School.

March 2020
3rd  – Speaker – Nat Coalson – Photography as Fine Art
10th – Inter-club Contest with Webheath Photo Club – Judge John Haines

April 2020
Annual Projected Image Competition – Judged by Anne Sutcliffe using video conferencing.

June 2020
2nd – Speaker – Bob Breach with Travel Audio-Visuals
16th – Workshop – Jim Hiscox on making and editing Videos

July 2020
7th – Speaker – Robert Harvey with “Small is Beautiful”
21st – Workshop – Bob Breach. “How do I …”?