The next Art in the Park outing will be to Newington Green on
Tuesday 19 July. We are meeting there from 11am in the café on the Green itself.
Newington Green has a fascinating history, several Listed Buildings, a
Unitarian chapel, the old facade of the China Inland Mission and also
London's oldest surviving brick terrace.
The Green itself was
revitalised a few years ago and is a pleasant area with seats, a café
and paying loo, planting and a children's playground. There are many
cafés and pubs nearby.
Newington Green is
served by the 73, 476, 21, 141 and 341 buses. The 236 runs from Finsbury
Park station but is not the fastest bus that London Transport runs.
Canonbury Station on the overground is close by.
Six IAS members and their guests decided that it was going to be outdoors
sketching weather despite all appearances to the contrary, and met up
at the New River Path in Islington. Fortunately the weather was kind to us
and we were rewarded with excellent reflections in the water from the greenery
surrounding the New River, a turtle and ducks' nests on straw bales
watched closely by a frustrated fox cub who didn't want to get his feet
There was bosky planting, Georgian cottages and of course the
Marquess Tavern, where we could sit outside for coffee and lunch. We finally located the bird bath shown in the photo montage above
dedicated to two members of the Islington Art Circle, the forerunner of IAS. So we were
keeping up a great tradition of Islington artists!
next outing will be to Newington Green, with its Dissenting history and
links to Mary Wollstonecraft. The date will be posted on the blog