Message to our club.

Dear Club & Society Secretaries,
I trust you are all keeping safe and well.
I know that following the Government’s announcement last week all clubs and societies have suspended their meeting, however, I wish to keep you updated with various events and activities organised by the MCPF Council
1) The Print & PDI Championships, has been cancelled, however, Ian Bailey is currently looking at alternatives for selecting the Clubs to represent the MCPF. Currently the PAGB are still progressing with the event at Warwick in July.
2) The Council meeting scheduled for Saturday 16th May has been cancelled.
3) The AGM scheduled for Saturday 13th June will be deferred until Saturday 19th September, subject to movement restriction being lifted by the Government, this will be take place in lieu of the General Meeting.
As this AGM falls in the mid-term of my Presidency and appointment of all other Officers, there is no election requiring a vote from Delegates.
4) Photofolio Exhibition is cancelled for this year. The travelling Portfolio that is drawn from the exhibition will now come from Midphot, Lu Duckett is currently developing this should be available from the start of the new season in September.
5) Midland Salon Exhibition will be run as a digital only exhibition for this year. For those that enter this exhibition please refer to the Exhibition web site.
Wishing you all the best.
Kind Regards,
Andy Fryer
MCPF President

Club Meetings

Because of current conditions, the committee has decided that the club meetings at the Institute will be suspended until after the Easter break. This will include any planned workshops. The decision has been taken with great regret but we must give the health and safety of our members top priority. It would appear that if we follow the latest advice even outdoor meetings are not advisable.

I have edited the workshop photo page and added further pictures.

In the meantime, with all this spare time, perhaps members could send me some pictures for the Title pictures, Workshop page and the Gallery folders.

Follow us on Facebook, see if we can get more Facebook members.

From MidPhot.

Dear entrant(s) and Club Secretaries,

It has been decided that due to the current situation and the latest advice given by the Government today, MidPhot 2020 is CANCELLED.

We would appreciate if you can circulate this message to as many members and club contacts as possible.

Thank you for your support and hope that you and yours keep safe and well.


Lu and Ralph Duckett
MidPhot Chair


The Friday night workshop from Friday 13th has been put back by a week. It will take place on Friday 20th March at the Institute.

Hi Everyone
In case you have not heard the Photography Show due to take place from next Saturday at the NEC has been postponed until September due to the Coronavirus situation.
At this point in time Midphot is still going ahead next week at Smethwick PS. Should the government advice change please keep a lookout for further e-mails.

Roger Parry
MCPF Despatch Secretary