About Us

Who is in the Western Region

  • Every RPS member in the UK is allocated a Geographical Region by postcode. The Western Region membership is covered by the Post Codes for the towns of Bristol, Gloucester, Taunton, Bath and Swindon. BS, GL, TA1-20 , BA1-11 , BA14-19, SN1-8, SN11-26


Where and when are its Meetings

  • We aim to produce a programme of monthly meetings that will appeal to anyone with an interest in Photography. Our meetings are open to both members and non members and will allow you to meet fellow enthousiasts, share ideas with them, show your work and access some of the best photographers in the UK.  Monthly meetings are held in  Bristol (Bristol Photographic Society, Unit 13, Montpelier Central Station Road, Bristol, BS6 5EE, a short walk from Montpelier Station) and Bath (Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath, BA2 6AA, which is a short walk from Bath Spa Station); on alternate months, on the second Sunday of the month (Sunday afternoon in Bristol, Sunday morning in Bath). Other events are held as needed. Tea & Coffee is always available and a small charge is made to cover expenses or the cost of the occasional speaker or technical expert.


  • Quarterly meetings are also held in Ilton (near Taunton) and Highnam (near Gloucester)


  • Full and specific details of all our future meetings are available via the Western Region Programme of Events  (Events Page) .


  • Instead of an August monthly meeting in Bath we hold an annual summer full days outing. We encourage Spouses or Partners to come along. The venue changes each year and an important ingredient to its success is the communal lunch or picnic where everybody has the chance to 'meet and greet'. The images you take on the day and that you like can be posted to the 'Friends of the Western Region' Flickr site and the best image. judged by the participants, wins a bottle of Champagne.


  • In December the normal monthly meeting becomes the Christmas party, again we encourage Spouses and Partners to attend, where we enjoy some festive cheer and put up some of the year's images for others to see.


All through the year, Western Region members can post their images to our Flickr site or Facebook group and view, or even comment on, other members photography. The link for the Flickr site is: https://www.flickr.com/groups/friends_rps_wr and we are https://www.facebook.com/groups/RPSWesternRegion/ on Facebook (you need to join Flickr and Facebook separately, of course).


I do hope that you will find something of interest through the year ahead and look forward to your participation in our events

John Law - Regional Organiser