Diary of Events
Wednesday indoor events are held in St. Alban’s Church Hall, Norwood Drive, North Harrow, HA2 7PF, at 2.00 pm. Thursday indoor events are held in the same venue at 7.30 pm. Weekend events take place at the venue and time stated. Outdoor events take place at the venues stated from 11.00 am onwards.
Most events are open to non-members (fee £3)
Wednesday 5th - Outdoor painting session at Whippendell Woods, Off Rousebarn Lane, WD3 3RL. . It has long been a tradition for the club to come in May and paint the bluebells here. The actual wood is called Merlin's Wood - within Whippendell Woods - and is on Rousebarn Lane, which can only be approached from the Chandlers Cross end (via Sarratt Road), as it is blocked a little way beyond the car park we use.
Wednesday 12th - Painting session on the theme of 'Life in Lockdown'.
Wednesday 19th - Demonstration by guest artist TONY JACKSON on the subject of 'Still Life in Acrylics'.
Wednesday 26th - Outdoor painting session at Bhaktivedanta Manor, Dharam Marg, Hilfield Lane, Radlett, Aldenham, WD25 8HE. It was George Harrison who donated this imposing mock-Tudor mansion and its grounds to the Hare Krishna movement. Flower gardens, walks, woodland and a lake are some of the attractions in the 70 acres of landscaped grounds. Free on-site parking.
Wednesday 2nd - Outdoor painting session at Savay Farm Savay Lane, Denham, Near Uxbridge, UB9 5NJ. As a Grade I listed manor house with a colourful history going all the way back to 1130, this is well worth a visit. Mentioned in "King Lear", used by Henry VIII as a hunting lodge, and a stunning building in its own right, it is set in a mini paradise on the banks of the River Colne.
Wednesday 9th - Demonstration by guest artist PHIL BIGGS on the subject of 'Watercolour Landscapes'.
Wednesday 16th - Outdoor painting session in a private garden at 15 Merryhill Mount, Bushey, WD23 1DJ. A work of art, this beautiful cottage garden glows with pinks and purples and blues; there are roses cascading over the pergola, a pretty statue set on gravel enclosed by box, an ornamental shed, and shrubs in profusion, all artfully arranged in patterns of contrasting foliage which lead the eye hither and thither.
Wednesday 23rd - Outdoor painting session in a private garden at The Old Rectory, Rectory Lane, off High Street, Bushey, WD23 1BD. Not just a rambling, red-brick Victorian house complete with conservatory, but also an immaculate garden full of flowers, shrubs, paths and stately trees, all variously reflected in the beautiful, water-lillied, duck-frequented pond. Take the left-hand gate at the end of Rectory Lane. Parking for 5 cars within, or free parking in nearby Kemp Place. Bus 142.
Wednesday 30th - Outdoor painting session in a private garden at The White House, Village Road, Denham, UB9 5BE. The River Misbourne meanders through this well-established 6-acre garden, past lawns and mature trees and hedges before disappearing into the picturesque countryside beyond. The beauty of the shrubberies and flower beds, rockery and rose garden, laburnum walk and walled garden will amply reward those who undertake the journey. Unrestricted parking in village.