Outdoor Painting 2019

This years programme
We are outdoors now with a new outdoor painting programme.

Please come and join us - no need to book, bring your stuff, a chair, a hat and some water to drink.

We meet on Thursday mornings starting at 10.00 and finish with lunch - usually in a nearby pub. There is no charge for taking part - just turn up. We don't paint if the weather is inclement but surprisingly enough for this country, that doesn't happen very often!

Please check your emails the night before for any changes to the venue.

23rd May, 30th May and 6th June

Bromham Mill.

Bromham Mill, talking over artwork

Park in the mill car park. The mill is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Lunch at Bromham Mill or The Swan in Bromham.

13th June, 20th June and 27th June

Silsoe village.

Meet by the church. Roadside parking at the church and on the grass in front of Wrest Park. Lovely old village and church. Entry to Wrest Park is free to English Heritage members. Lunch at The Star & Garter.

4th July, 11th July and 18th July

Woodland Manor, (Green Lane) Clapham.


We have permission to paint in the grounds if there are no events taking place. Alternatively Clapham Parish Church and grounds are just a short walk away. Lunch at The Horse & Groom, Clapham.

25th July

Lavender Farm, Hitchin.


Return by popular demand! - hopefully to coincide with the sunflowers this year. Lunch at the farm shop.

1st August, 8th August and 15th August

St Andrew's Church, Great Staughton.

Head along Great Staughton Road from either the B660 or from Little Staughton. Meet by the church on the outskirts. Roadside parking by the church and by Rectory Farm. Farm buildings, river and church - so lots to paint! Lunch at The Crown, Little Staughton (famous for its fish & chips) or The White Hart, Great Staughton.

22nd August, 29th August and 5th September

Scald End Farm / Thurleigh.


So much to paint there last year! Park in Thurleigh or at Scald End Farm. Lunch at the farm.

If you have any queries about any of the locations above, please email me at theholyoaks@hotmail.co.uk

Laurie Holyoak - 01234 341228

[bi]A little extra thought[/bi]

There is an additional opportunity to sketch and paint outdoors in the Luton Hoo Estate Walled Garden. This is not part of our organised programme. It seems that individual artists can turn up on the day but groups must pre-book. If you wish to organise a small group and pre-book or require further information, please contact Vivien Tyler (info@lhwg.org.uk).