Informal Meeting at the National Memorial Arboretum, 21st September 2017. 
There will be an informal get-together of TLS members and friends at: 
The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, DE13 7AR.
Staffordshire on Thursday 21st  September 2017.
The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's centre of remembrance for all those who gave their lives in the service of their country since the end of the second world war. The landscaped grounds cover 150 acres and feature the iconic Armed Forces Memorial plus over 330 other memorials. There is an Exhibition Centre, a  Millenium Chapel, a Land Train which tours the site, a Shop, Restaurant and Coffee Shop.
It is situated at Alrewas just off the A38 about 3miles north of Lichfield with good connections to the M42, M1 and M6 via the A50.
For further information see:
As with similar gatherings there will be no organised programme as such, it is simply an opportunity to meet up with fellow members at an interesting location, take a few pictures and chat about all things Leica.
No booking is required, simply turn up on the day as a normal visitor. Entry is free but there is a nominal parking charge.
Meet in the restaurant in the Remembrance Centre from around 10.30 am and wear a Leica.
Geoff Hood.

Leica Shop London visit will be on Thursday 16th November
We have just had confirmation that this years Leica Shop London visit will be on Thursday 16th November. We are awaiting details of agenda for the day. 
Please watch this space.

The 12th Leica Society Annual Weekend / Exhibition will be held on April 28th / 29th 2018
We are pleased to announce that Thorsten Von Overgaard has agreed to speak at the Leica Society UK's annual general meeting next year, on April 29th. He will follow the appearance with an Overgaard Photography Workshop for his students and fans in London. See AGM pages for more information

TLS Wetzlar Visit Update.

Visit to Wetzlar October 2018. A Joint Venture with the LHSA.

Below is an e-mail from Alan Weinschel of the LHSA.

If you are receiving this email, it means you are already on our mailing list for the exciting meeting we are planning for Wetzlar in October 2018.    
Leica AG has coordinated the dates with us so it is now easier to plan.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday October 4 - Sunday October 8.  There will be a factory tour, meetings with Leica executives and local sightseeing,  This meeting will be limited to LHSA members and their guests, as well as members of some Leica groups outside the US.   It promises to be truly international and fun, with some dinners in the works too.  
Many of you have asked about hotel arrangements and at this time, all I can say is we are working on those.   The Wetzlarer Hof is not large enough to handle our group if all who have expressed interest come so we will also be looking at alternatives.  
Unless there are objections, we will also be circulating a list of those who have expressed interest and contact information, so as to facilitate travel in a group if that is desired.  If you do not want your contact information shared, please contact me as soon as possible.
More detail on programming will be released in the coming months and there will also be a Wetzlar planning session at the Chicago meeting this October, so that both programming and sightseeing ideas can be exchanged.
If your plans have changed and you no longer wish to receive these updates, please send an email to me.
I look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming meetings — or in Wetzlar.
Alan Weinschel
Vice President, LHSA - The International Leica Society

Further Information to Follow

Events for 2017

Monthly Leica meets in Bristol.
London Camera Exchange Bristol (Baldwin Street) will be hosting a monthly social meet and photo walk, named Bristol Leica Social. The first meeting will be on April 1st, 2017, and on the first Saturday of every month thereafter.
Each meet will start at the store, at 9am, (3 Alliance House, Baldwin Street, BS1 1SA) then divide into smaller groups for a photo walk around the centre, meeting at a café at 12 noon to compare images and, of course, discuss all things Leica.
For more information please contact LCE on 0117 929 1935. Please note that there are two branches of London Camera Exchange in Bristol. The Leica specialist Baldwin Street branch is near the Waterfront area of the city.