Travel Group Springboard 2019

13 April 2019

09:45 - 16:00

The Lowry
Salford Quays
United Kingdom
M50 3AZ

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RPS Member£45.00 
Non RPS Member£50.00 
Concession - Student£20.00
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Springboard 2019


Welcome to the Travel Group Springboard 2019 "The Art & Science of Photography" to be held at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester.

This day of Talks, Discussions & Presentations by distinguished guest speakers will be combined with competitions and awards.

Extra Activities:

Friday 12th:

See the sights of Salford Quays on this Photo Tour with Liz Rhodes. Meet Liz at the Copthorne Hotel, Salford Quays, at 1300 for two hours of sight-seeing in this photogenic area.

Please register your interest for this tour with Liz at

Saturday 13th:

Bring a Print Competition - bring up to 3 mounted but unframed prints and enter this free competition!

Guest Speakers:


Katharina Wand from Travels in a Trabant to RPS Travel Group

Katharina was born in Leipzig and thus spent her formative years in the former East Germany. Her family owned a Trabant and, when the Wall came down, she was introduced to TRAVEL in the back seat of that car which took her and her brother, sister and parents as far as southern Italy.

She later became an independent traveller and has visited many European countries and various places further afield.

By profession, Katharina is a teacher of languages and special needs in German, English and Swedish; she has also done voluntary work with the visually impaired most notably as a “tandem pilot” where a sighted rider sits at the front and a visually-impaired passenger on the back seat is hopefully pedalling like mad. One such outing went from Berlin to Paris, some 1,500 km all on a tandem.

In 2013 Katharina moved to Sweden and now lives in Swedish Lapland with her photographer husband, Grahame. She subsequently joined the RPS and its Travel Group and is working towards her Licentiate qualification.

Lucy Dusgate

Lucy produces & leads the Digital Art Program for The Lowry, and the outdoor "Quays Culture" public-realm art program at Salford Quays.

Andrew Brooks

Andrew is a UK based photographer, artist, and film-maker who specialises in using his skills to present the world in vivid detail to the viewer.


Discounted Hotel rates at The Copthorne Hotel, Clippers Quay have been arranged for delegates - phone for reservations on 0161 873 7321, quoting The Royal Photographic Society.


Please follow the links for a downloadable booking form and a PDF file with all the event information, and click the "Book OnLine" button to do just that!

The Information Pack and Booking Form PDFs now have the Travel Group AGM Agenda and Nomination Forms attached.

Please note that although the event starts at 0945, the venue reception will be open from 0900.


Robert Akester
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