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RPS South Wales Events

The Committee for the RPS South Wales region have been working hard to bring you some excellent events for 2018.

These are remaining events for you in 2018:

Janet Haines & Gary Shinner on 30th September at Briton Ferry Centre.

Mari Owen & Nia Knott @ St. Pauls Centre on 18th November 2018. (Free entry)

Entry is very reasonably priced: One is £8, one is £10 and one is free. Click on the links above to find out more and, if you wish to come along, please remember to book early or you may miss out. There are some very good raffle prizes too. So why not come along?

Dennis Russ (Events Coordinator RPS South Wales Region).

Masters of Print Exhibition

The PAGB have in 2017 introduced a new individual competition for Prints – known as the Masters of Prints. Each club member was asked to submit their best piece of work in mono, colour or nature and the judges chose some 59 prints to represent the absolute best of club work in 2017. The official opening was held in London in December last year and it is now on a tour of the UK calling in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We have been extremely fortunate to secure the use of the Aberystwyth Arts Centre for the month of June and this is sponsored by both the WPF and NWPA bringing together the whole of Wales in a central location.

The Exhibition will be formally opened on 2nd June by the Director of the Arts Centre together with the Presidents of the PAGB, WPF and NWPA at 2.00pm, you are all cordially invited, to help with the buffet we would be grateful if you could Email Cliff Emery with your intention to attend at

Please find attached a poster giving details and a PDF with some explanatory words from Rod Whelans.

Unfortunately Jenny Hibbert whose work, “Owl Hunting Over Snow” was accepted is unable to attend as she had a prior arrangement – which is a shame.

Roy Thomas

The WPF in 1958 Amateur Photographer

Thanks to Johnnie Rogers who spotted this article from 5th March 1958 whilst browsing through some old ‘Amateur Photographer’ magazines. It seems feedback from clubs in Wales had waned and Amateur Photographer hoped to revive interest in its weekly column.

The WPF came into being in 1951 and was initially a Federation covering the whole of Wales. Later, in the early 1970s we think, the clubs in North Wales split away to form the NWPA. A full list of WPF Past Presidents can be found on our history page here.

If you have any interesting information about the history of the Federation, please let us know