Arts organisations, clubs and associations

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association


Photography in West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Newbury Photography Club

Newbury Photography Club is a member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation. They meet weekly, throughout the year, and feature:
Presentations by professional speakers and members on a wide selection of topics.
Workshops, which are informal, interactive sessions to expand knowledge and skills.
Internal and external competitions – both prints and projected digital images.
Exhibitions – we support several exhibitions of members’ work in and around Newbury.
The Projects Group gives support and encouragement for personal projects, presentations, and Distinctions etc.
Social events – several events take place each year

The Club meets every Thursday evening from 7:15 pm until 9.45pm at the Newbury Royal British Legion Club, Haig House, Pelican Lane. Newbury. RG14 1NP
Prospective members, both beginners and experienced photographers, are always welcome to go along and see what the club is all about, the fee for an evening is £3. After up to three such visits prospective members are invited to join the club

Rob Carpenter

Thatcham Photographic Club

Thatcham Photographic Club is a not-very-typical photography club.

There are many reasons for this but we don’t, for example, have competitions and there is no "kit snobbery" in the club, so if you have a compact camera, a bridge camera or an SLR, and regardless of whether you shoot on digital or film, you can be sure of a warm welcome.

By attending our meetings and joining in our activities we’ll help you to understand what all the buttons on your camera are for, improve the quality of the photographs you take, and give you the confidence to experiment with new ideas.

Our aim is to help each other enjoy photography and improve our skills in an informal and supportive way – and we are very friendly and sociable too!

We have a full programme of meetings with first class speakers who will inform and entertain you, and a schedule of events throughout the year including field trips which allow you to practice your skills in the company of supportive and like-minded photographers of all ability levels.

We have a good mix of men and women members and we welcome anyone over 18 years old – we can accommodate junior members too.

We run training courses and also have "hands on" practical sessions at some of our meetings.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or experienced photographer we're confident you'll enjoy yourself.

Why don’t you pop along to one of our meetings soon? Please check the Whats On section of our website for up to date information:

We look forward to seeing you.

Sue Lloyd

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council