The idea is simple. Go out as a group and take photos. Any age welcome, any level of experience welcome, any kind of camera whether its the latest high tech DSLR or a phone with a camera. North Yorkshire has a wealth of cities, villages, countryside and coast. There are steam railways, speciality weekends, farming events - in short, an amazing array of photographic opportunities. The group has now been running for more than two years and we have some delightful members. We meet, on average, once a month, take some pictures, have coffee, cake and a natter, and then take some more pictures. Those that want to can share their favourite pictures from the day in our online gallery.
Everyone has a different preference for images but we all share a love of our art, whatever level we are at. I hope you can join us. Karen
Join us for some fast paced action at the friendly Ripon Racecourse with track side paddock access for lots of chances for that amazing shot..... First race at 2pm. Paddock access is £15 (£10 concessions) and there is a relaxed dress code in the Paddock. Free entry to accompanied under 18s.
Bring your own picnic! (no alcohol) Lots of food places and bars on site as well as those all important betting offices. Parking on site on grass. We can get prebooked discounts if we get more than 11 confirmed and booked....
Standard £3 meetup group charge applies on booking.
Join us for photographs of the amazing rock shapes at this lovely location and hang around til the sun starts to dip for sunset shots
Sunset on this day is 20.31 and park closes 21.00
Details for 2019 not yet released Website says 25/26th but is traditionally August Bank Holiday monday. I will update details when I get them.
Leeds West Indian Carnival is Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival parade – the first to feature all three essential elements of Caribbean Carnival, costumes, music and a masquerade procession.
Started in 1967 as an antidote to the yearning for the Caribbean culture and heritage of a group of West Indian students in Leeds, 2017 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival.
Half a century later and still led by pioneer founding member Arthur France, we are proud to be one of the North’s biggest and most adored annual events.
Today it is the perfect blend of jaw-dropping costumes, infectious tropical rhythms, mouth watering food, Caribbean Culture and entertainment for everyone.
Held annually on the last Monday in August, every year the anticipation for this stunning display of colour and sheer joy that winds its way through the streets of Leeds, builds with events that present the best of carnival culture.
It looks amazing, sounds great, tastes fabulous – it is a sensory delight. It is rapture, harmony and a feast for the senses all wrapped up in what is probably Yorkshire’s brightest day. It is definitely a showcase for the best of Caribbean culture and a celebration for all.
The best way to experience Leeds West Indian Carnival? Take part. A close second is to take it in. However you choose to experience it, the choice is yours – just prepare to be amazed.