Adderbury, Deddington and District Photographic Society’s 2020 Programme

The Society has published their 2020 programme:
January: Andreas Klatt ARPS – An Interactive Session On RPS Distinction Image Selection, followed by: Our usual best 3 images of the year (Members’ Evening) 
February: Nathan Barry, local photographer – Landscape Thought Process 
March: Donald MacLellan, portrait photographer – Creative Portrait Challenge 
April: AGM, followed by ‘What Is It?’ (Members’ Evening) 
May: Anne Sutcliffe FRPS – Bringing The ‘Wow’ Factor To Your Images 
June: Bob Brind-Surch – title TBA 
July: Stewart Wall ARPS – Journey From Professional Photographer To Social Documentary Photographer 
August: John Credland ARPS – Landscapes At Noon 
September: Olympus Cameras Presentation 
October: Robert Harvey ARPS – Small Is Beautiful 
November: TBA
December: TBA
Photo by Khatija Barday Wood, a member of the society.  See the full picture here.

Adderbury, Deddington and District Photographic Society Report

Adderbury, Deddington and District Photographic Society have had a busy time over the last few months.  In December they hosted Peter Greenway, a volunteer photographer for The National Trust, who spoke about his use of technology in his work.  In January their speaker, Andreas Klatt Chairman of the Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group, worked with the members to try and select suitable prints for qualification for the Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society.

Together with their regular set discussion topics, ‘Odd One Out’ in December and ‘My Best Three Images of 2019’ in January, the Society has had a busy time.  The attached photo is one of the 2019 three favourites.

The next presentation will be given on 5 February by Nathan Barry, entitled ‘Landscape Thought Process’, at 19:30 in the Apricot Room, Cartwright Hotel, Aynho OX17 3BE – everyone is welcome to attend.

The full report of the December and January meetings is below and some of the members’ pictures can be found on the Society’s website.

Focal Family Quiz Night – 28 February

Fun for all the family – the Famous FOCAL Family Quiz, by Sue Hitchings will be in Church House starting at 6.00 pm. This is an opportunity not to be missed if you like to test yourself and entertain the family .Family tickets £5 to include drinks and nibbles. (please bring your own drinks). Tickets from the library or email Keith Mitchell

Once you have warmed up those brain cells you should be able to hot foot it along to The Bowls Club quiz in aid of Macmillan, starting at 8.00 pm.

Get Amazon to Give Funds to the Library

Did you know your everyday purchases could help Adderbury Library!  You can now make FOCAL your favourite charity on AmazonSmile.  Amazon will donate to your chosen charity every time you shop. at no extra cost to you. Here’s our helpful guide to get you started.

Your shopping experience stays the same, but every time you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates to your chosen charity. How much does AmazonSmile donate? Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to your chosen charity when you shop on  The good news is shopping with AmazonSmile doesn’t cost you, or your chosen charity, any extra.

Log on to Amazon Smile and register “Friends Of The Community Of Adderbury Library.” As your chosen charity.  All funds raised from our events  go towards helping to keep the Library open

FOCAL 100 Club

Welcome to the Focal 100 Club!  It is a great way to support your local library while having a bit of a flutter!  Here’s how it works.
You agree to pay £2.00 per month or £24.00 per anum. This buys you one membership number which is entered in the monthly draw. (of course you can always buy more membership numbers if you wish!) All participants must be over 16 years of age.  The draw will take place on the last day of the month.
The prize money will be 25% of the membership fees received in that month.  The remaining 75% goes to Focal to help keep our library open. The winner each month will be sent a cheque for their winnings.
Membership forms can be obtained from the Library or downloaded from our website –

Dick Whittington, Alice and the Cat – 23 to 25 January

Adderbury Theatre Workshop has announced this season’s pantomime will be Dick Whittington, Alice and the Cat.  Performances will be held at the Adderbury Institute; 23, 24 and 25 January 7.30 pm  with a matinee on 25 January at 2.30 pm.

Tickets are on sale now, from The Coach and Horses or by email:  Thursday evening and Saturday matinee performances are £5 and the remaining performances £8.