Saturday 28 September 2019

Tuesday 17 September: visit to Bonnington Square, Vauxhall

Nine sketchers arrived in Bonnington Square in beautiful sunny weather on 17 September and enjoyed the semi-tropical conditions of this gorgeous urban oasis.   As you will see from our work, the greenery is everywhere, some of the paths we show are actually pavements.  Eating was al fresco;  at lunchtime the tables outside the cafĂ© were crowded and ideally lunchers need to get their orders in early, as handcrafted bread supplies are limited on Tuesdays, but what we got was delicious. No more to be said, but definitely a place to go back to on another summer’s day.

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Stop Press: Additional Art in the Park Event on Saturday 5 October at Islington's North Library, Manor Gardens, London N7 6JX

On Saturday 5 October, Islington's library service is going to be participating in Fun Palaces, a nationwide project in which community groups are invited to take over public buildings and use them to undertake their own activities - and they are looking for local groups who might like to take over a library for the day.
They have contacted the IAS, to find out whether Art in the Park would have any interest in coming to Islington's North Library for the day.  It is situated on Manor Gardens near the Holloway Odeon and is an attractive Edwardian public library with front and rear gardens and beautiful period details which would present lots of opportunities for sketching. 

The IAS would like Art in the Park to participate in this, and we think the best way forward is for anyone who is interested to get in touch with the IAS via:  to  ascertain the timing of this event.   

Manor Gardens is on the east side of the Holloway Road about midway beween the Holloway Road tube station and Archway tube station.



Wednesday 11 September 2019


On Tuesday 1st October we are going to Charterhouse. The London Charterhouse is a historic complex of buildings in Smithfield, and dates back to 1348. It was founded as a Carthusian monastery and is currently an almshouse, having also been a school in the past. It is very much part of London's heritage The public areas are now open to the public in conjunction with the Museum of London.

Entrance to the public rooms is free. This includes the museum, shop and chapel. They are expecting us. There are also tours of the rest of the complex but these need to be booked. If you would like a tour, please enquire directly to the Charterhouse.

Charterhouse Square itself is also very interesting and Smithfield Market is close by.

The nearest underground stations are Barbican and Faringdon and the 4,56 and 153 buses stop at Barbican Station

Address: Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London EC1 6AN

Meet at the entrance in Charterhouse Square at 11 am or if later please go in and find us. Janet's number for the day is 07815 772857.

There are loos next to the shop and we will choose a nearby cafe for lunch. Meanwhile don't  forget Bonnington Square on 17September.