A dozen artists held their faith in the weather forecast, despite rain overnight and in the early morning, and arrived at Gillespie Park just as the sun was breaking through the clouds. We had a glorious morning in one of Islington's immaculate nature reserves followed by a cosy lunch in Fink's cafe round the corner in Gillespie Road.
We were looking for autumn colour, and there was some, but due to the unseasonable warmth during September and October the Gillespie rus in urbe was not a blaze of dazzling reds and oranges. Most people (but not everyone) tackled the woodlands because there are a lot in the Park, and much of the spirit of the Park resides in the green tree canopy. The wonderful thing about Gillespie Park is that it appears to be in the depths of the countryside, surrounding buildings and even the Emirates Stadium are out of sight once inside the gates. A great place to visit to forget about London.
Enjoy our images!
Our next day out will be Tuesday 21 November when we will be going to Brixton Market, an indoor venue, details to follow.
Images above by Priscilla Worley
Image above by Tricia Sharpe Image above by Peter Colley
Image above by Avis Dennis
Image above by Janet Perkins
Image above by Janet Payne
Image above by Gill Steiner
Two images above by Penny Spelling
Image above by Diana Marshall
Image above by Sue Lees