Photographic Outing: Nikon Owner Essex Group, The High House Production Park

Nikon Owner Essex Group Photographic Outing
The High House Production Park,
Purfleet, Thurrock, Essex,
Friday, 7th September, 2012

Andrew Roast, who runs the very successful Nikon Owner Essex Group, would like to invite everyone to attend the next photographic outing at The High House Production Park in Purfleet, Essex. The photo-event he has organized will provide the attendees with some most unusual photographic opportunities.

The Royal Opera House opened the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Building at Purfleet in December 2010, which is a scene-making facility for their opera and ballet productions on the High House site. It is used as a set-production workshop where world-class artists produce the sets and scenery required for the Royal Opera House’s Covent Garden stage. Andrew has organised with the management that the attendees will have photographic access to most areas including viewing galleries where set producers work.

It also houses the brand new National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural arts and has the UK’s first ever backstage training centre.

The 14-acre site also contains a group of buildings including a historic farm, with a Grade II house and barn, and one of the best dovecotes in Southern England, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The property includes the house, coachman’s cottage, chaise house, stable, granary, barn, workshop, cart sheds, dovecote, and inner and outer walled gardens, all of which provide possible further photographic opportunities. If the weather is good you will also have wonderful views of the QE2 Bridge from the roof of the Skills Academy, so Andrew Roast suggests that everyone brings appropriate lenses.

There is parking and a café on site.

High House Production Park
Vellacott Close (Off London Road)
Essex, RM19 1RJ

Closest Public Transport: Purfleet British Rail station.

Meeting Place: The car park

Time to meet: 10.00 a.m.

Finish time: 1.00 p.m.


If you would like to join this photographic outing, would you kindly send an e-mail to Gillian Greenwood ( with your full name, postcode, daytime telephone number and if available, your Nikon Owner user name/subscription number. In addition, please add your name to the thread on the Nikon Owner Message Board.
This sounds like a fantastic opportunity and one most certainly not to miss!

You are most welcome to attend by yourself or with your family, no matter where you live in the UK.

With very best wishes,

Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator

DISCLAIMER: Andrew Roast and Nikon Owner magazine are solely acting in an introductory capacity to this event and anyone booking this event will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand and agree to this condition of booking. Each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his or her own safety and the safety of their property at all times and no liability whatsoever is accepted by Andrew or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard. In other words each person will join the party on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk.



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