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Outdoor Sketching 1


Dariel Merrills, 106 Brooklands Crescent, S10 4GG
Tel. 0114 230 5952   Mobile: 0772 233 6184

Dot Balcombe 16 Millwood View S6 6FG
Tel. 0114 232 4725   Mobile: 0778 934 2959
Email: dotbalcombe@gmail.com

Programme for February to July 2018

Please note - if you are concerned about the weather and being the only one to turn up at a venue, contact one of the coordinators first—if it rains, we like to sketch coffee and cake in the cafe! It tends to be colder out sketching than we think, so warm clothes are recommended. We meet 10:30 a.m. To 12:30 unless otherwise stated, but people often stay longer. There is usually somewhere nearby for lunch.




Feb 16

Florence’s house
43 Longford Rd

See an art DVD, do some sketching.
No. 25 bus to  Bradway, alight at terminus (post box) and walk back along to Longford Rd to no. 43.  By car come along Bradway Road, fork right down Prospect Road, turn left onto Wollaton Rd. by the post box, then left again after the shops into Longford Rd.

March 16

Moor Markets

Meet by the cafe tables, near the Arundel Gate entrance.

Apr 6
10:00 am

St Marie’s cathedral
Norfolk Row off Fargate.

Meet at the door.  Note earlier start time. This is because we can only stay inside the cathedral until 11:15.  After that we could sketch the outside of the building or go on to Tudor square, galleries, winter garden etc

April 20 

Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology

Meet in Foyer of Denny Building, Western Bank, at 10:30.  Lots of buses; 52, 52a, 273, 274, 275 plus the Tram.  Park in the Arts Tower car park, just outside the Denny Bldg. with a disabled sticker. Easy access into the museum. Nearest car park is the multi-storey on Durham Rd.  Walk up between the Octagon Building. and the Students' Union, then under Western Bank.

May 4

Graves Park Farm

Views, and bluebells. Meet at the top car park by the Animal Farm

May 18

Derwent Reservoirs

Meet at Fairholmes car park, pay and display. (Visitor centre, loos and coffee kiosk).  There's a small free carpark just beyond at the top of the dam  Little walk to have good views of Lower Reservoir

June 1


Meet by the bridge, at the town end.

June 15

Cannon Hall

Our full day out. Meet at the top car park by the hall and farm. Car park £3 but free entrance to house.   There is a glass and ceramics exhibition and this year there is a De Morgan exhibition. Cafe, walled garden, other gardens, grounds and views.

June 29


Parking on road by Church. Pennine hill village. Loos, views. Pub opens at noon.

July 13

Rivelin Valley

Park in road in front of paddling pools.  Café and toilets.  Short walk takes you to wooded stream.

July 27


Walled garden, wide views, etc.  New path and rustic bridge. Meet by car park or cafe

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