'Fête champêtre'
Garden Party 2018
Sunday 29th July


This was an outdoor entertainment popular with 18th century French aristocracy who would take picnics into their landscaped gardens in order to recreate a pastoral idyll.

The romantic atmosphere would be further enhanced by music wafting over them from behind the trees.

In our case Steve is going to provide luxury picnic baskets at £25 a head based on those provided at Glyndebone by Fortnum and Mason, and trestle tables will be provided for those who do not want 'dejeuner sur l'herbe'. 

Referring to which, clothes will be worn.   

There is no need to dress up in 18th century costume but it would be good if you would dress as you would for a special occasion like Ascot.

Other entertainment and goodies will be provided, both in the Club and in the garden. If the weather is inclement we will eat our picnics indoors. 

Marilyn Jeffcoat


Our exhibitions and events

Refreshed monthly, our exhibitions showcase the work of many outstanding and award-winning artists in our varied gallery spaces. Exhibitions are open to the public Tuesday to Friday 10.30am to 5.00pm


Classes, workshops and groups

Weekly sessions in the Studio include the  Watercolour Group (Wednesday 10.30am), the Creative Stitchers (Wednesday, 2.00pm), the Life Drawing Group (Thursday, 10.45am) and the Portrait Group (Friday, 2.30pm). The Opera Group (Thursday, 2.00pm) and the film club meet in the John Calder Reading Room. 

The Portrait Group meets on the second and third Fridays of the month at 2.30pm in the Studio. The Bridge Group plays on the second Tuesday every month, 7.00pm in the Club Room. The Drama Workshop gets together on the third Tuesday of every month in the Studio and the Writer's Group meets in the same place at 7.00pm on the last Tuesday of the month. Learn more...and join in!