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Lampeter Convention – reminder

Just a reminder that the Welsh Photographic Federation’s Photographic Convention will be held as usual at the Lampeter Campus of the University of Wales on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August this year.

Booking Form (Word)               Booking Form (PDF)

Please note that the price for the extra nights B&B  at Lampeter is £32 and not £35 as shown in parts of an earlier version of the booking form.

This year the price for the basic Weekend`s Accommodation and the Lectures will be only £99.00. There will be the usual charge for Bed & Breakfast on the Friday evening. It is an excellent opportunity for photographers in Wales and the Welsh Borders – and any and all enthusiasts from further afield – to get together to share their knowledge and experience and to be entertained and informed by top-class photographers from the length and breadth of Britain. This year we are fortunate to have, in alphabetical order:

Ian Bramham  –  Fine Art Mono
Craig Jones  –  Wildlife
Viveca Koh –  Urban Exploration
Peter Paterson  –  Landscape in Colour
Joas Souza  –  Architecture and City-Scapes

The University, the venue for the Convention, was founded in 1822 and the original St David’s College, now a listed building and housing the administrative offices, was first opened to students in 1827. Built around a central courtyard complete with lawns and fountain, it is an excellent example of Georgian architecture.

The accommodation, however, is definitely modern and is in the Lloyd Thomas Hall in single en-suite rooms. The food is excellent – self-service breakfast and lunch, a three-course waitress-service dinner on Saturday night and tea, coffee and biscuits served at intervals throughout the two days. There’s always a party mood in the evening and a chance to enjoy a glass (or two) of wine with both old and new friends in the student bar or in one of the town’s hostelries.

The town of Lampeter dates back to medieval times and is set in the beautiful Teifi valley. Aberaeron, with its harbour and Georgian houses on the Ceredigion Heritage coast and Tregaron, a stopping place for the drovers on their way to the Abergwesyn Mountain Pass, are both within easy driving distance as are the ruins of the twelfth century Cistercian Abbey of Strata Florida.

So, interesting speakers, the chance to meet old friends and to make new ones, excellent food, historic surroundings and beautiful countryside – what more could you want for a great weekend!

See you there?  It`s too good an offer to miss!

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