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Journalism Awards Ceremony – Photography for the Medical Journalists Association

some of the trophies for the Medical Journalist awards event in Lonodn

Being lauded by your peers is a wonderful thing, (I’d imagine) but nerve-wracking to go up on stage in front of them to receive the award. The Medical Journalists Association invites entries for 18 categories of awards to be judged by figures from journalism, medicine and pharmaceutical worlds. The awards event was at the Barber-Surgeons Hall near The Barbican  

Venues for Events in London

Event Photography – Awards, Conferences, PR, Exhibitions

 

Illuminate – New Event Space at the London Science Museum

London Science Museum has a new event space they call ‘Illuminate‘. Well worth having a look at if you’re planning an event. (remember to mention my name!)  There’s lots of space to move around, and not so noisy that you couldn’t hold a conversation. The food looked fine, although I didn’t get to eat any of it, obviously. It was the venue for the Association of British Science Writers annual awards. I was there taking photographs. It’s a great space with a giant picture window looking out over central London. 

Venues for Events in London


Venues for Events in London

There are a lot of venues for events in London. Photographing the conference, seminar or networking event gives privileged access to some interesting buildings.

While I spend most of time photographing the VIPs and attendees, a few good shots of the hall and the building are always welcomed. This is my excuse to go exploring – I find my way onto the balcony or mezzanine, sneak down interesting, dark corridors or up the back stairs. With a brace of cameras around my neck, I can always claim I’ve got lost!

Below, I’ve included a few of the venues where I’ve worked, where you actually get a sense of the space. 

Most events venues in London look after photographers well, including providing some food and drink, staff in London’s events venues seem to see photographers as being on their side – just doing their jobs. Of course, if I’ve had a sandwich and a bottle of beer I’m more likely to photograph their venue at it’s best!

Photography at exhibitions

Photography at Public Relations events

Photography at awards events

Photography at conferences

Photography at gala dinners


Bramble Partners Networking at Gray’s Inn – Event Photography

Photography at an event in Gray’s Inn, or any of London’s prestigious venues is a small perk of the job. Bramble Hub connects public sector organisations with best of breed private sector suppliers through government procurement frameworks. They run regular partner events, some simply social, others opportunities to learn from peers, but they’re usually somewhere really nice. The latest one was in the hall at Gray’s Inn. The building was badly damaged in 1941, a brief history can be read here.

Exhibition and Event Photography

Conference Video

ICT Business Networking Event

Election Hustings in Kingston

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The candidates for election to represent the Kingston and Surbiton constituency in Parliament.The Principal of Kingston College, Peter Mayhew-Smith in the centre.

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Labour candidate Laurie South addressing a question. Green Party candidate Chris Walker works on his shopping list.

It’s election time and the candidates in Kingston and Surbiton constituency have gathered together for a hustings organised by the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, apart from the Monster Raving Loonie Party candidate, who’s ill.

As you see, together the parties have selected a representative group of people. That’s if you ignore the women and ethnic minorities of Kingston and Surbiton, and people with disabilities. Oh, and the young people.

Strong and stable James Berry promises a Tory Brexit that will be sweet as honey and smell of roses.

Kingston Event photographer

Independent candidate, Michael Basman takes a moment to dream up some policies.

Kingston event photographer

Graham remembers someone saying something about £350,000,000 a week for the NHS.

Kingston event photographer

We’ll now sing hymn number 135, ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’….

James Berry is a true-blue Tory, but his impression of James the Red Engine (Thomas the Tank Engine, W. Audrey) is just brilliant.

You’re Laurie South. Labour Party candidate. Not a teapot.

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“Can I get fries with that?”

Kingston event photographer

‘Did I mention I was once a Government Minister?’

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‘Three men walked into a pub, a Tory, a Trotsky and a member of the Social Democratic Party’…

The meeting was in Kingston College and the discussion was business orientated. Naturally, it dwelled on the challenge of Brexit. Although nothing new was said, at least one candidate seemed intent on polishing the blemish on their Party’s image!

Notwithstanding my faintly sarcastic tone, the event was a very worthwhile part of the democratic process.

Breakfast Muffins in the Mayor’s Parlour – Business Event in Kingston

On the desk of the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames – books to makes sure he knows his place…

Kingston Chamber of Commerce’s latest networking breakfast event was in the Mayor’s Parlour in the Guildhall.  I had to go and have a look – just too tempting for a nosey person like me.  You always meet some interesting people at these well-attended events, and you find out about their many great business ideas!

Singers Perform for Charity – Event Photography

choir and orchestra Richmond event photography

Karl Jenkins choir and orchestra Richmond event photography

Karl Jenkins, listening to his work, ‘The Armed Man’. His said he liked the sound resonating around the Kempton Park grandstand..

Hundreds of choristers, an orchestra and a band assembled at Kempton Park one blustery Sunday morning to rehearse and perform Karl Jenkins ‘The Armed Man –  A Mass for Peace’. It was to raise money for the hospice movement, one I was happy to support with photography of the event. I’d heard them perform this magnifcent work before, so I was pleased to have the chance to hear it again. But the best treat was meeting the composer Karl Jenkins. He was speaking via a PA system to the singers and musicians when I arrived. I wish I’d got there 10 minutes earlier. Then he stood quietly to one side, in his greatcoat and behind his even greater moustache listening to his music.

The rehearsals went on all morning, then just before lunch the choir and orchestra were joined by the the Band of the Honourable Artillery Company who were to play some ‘national’ anthems before the main piece. A military band make’s a stirring sound and they got a great round of applause from the choir after their rehearsal.
Despite the chilly breeze blowing around the grandstand, the enthusiasm of the choir was was undiminished.  The Band of the Honourable Artillery Company put on their uniform marched in, a splendid sight!DSC_7359DSC_7355DSC_7362Militery Band Richmond event photographer

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Military band event photography Richmond

Musical Director of Voices for Hospices, John Sutton, rehearses the choir with the band.

conductor event photography Richmond

Major Glen takes his lead from John.

audience event photographyYou can spot the serious music appreciation, it’s the people listening with an open score!