Wednesday, 22 December 2010

AA Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

This festive season, the AA team will be here in the office as usual to answer any questions that you have right up until 2.00pm on Christmas Eve.

The office will also be open daily between Christmas and New Year (29th, 30th and 31st December from 10am till 3.30pm).

During this period, you can always drop us an email at and one of the team will contact you as soon as possible when the office re-opens.

Bluebells & Beeches photography day workshop in the Cotswolds

Why not join Leigh Preston whilst he explores the south Cotswolds photographing the bluebells and beech trees. The area just outside Gloucester provides a wonderful opportunity to develop your landscape photography and Leigh is simply one of the best tutors to learn from.

So why not book one of the spaces on this highly sought after course for yourself or even a friend or family member as a gift.

Tales of the Riverbank Day workshop with Jonathan Perugia, now available

Fancy a day exploring the South Bank of London with an expert photography tutor and your camera? Well, we could just be able to provide you with exactly the itinerary that you have been looking for.

On Saturday 19th March, Jonathan Perugia, one of our fantastic photography tutors will be leading a small group of photographers along this area of the River Thames. The aim of the course is to help people to get to grips with their cameras and learn how to take some creative images of the city's buildings, people and reflections.

A place on the course is just £85 per person, but places are limited.

A typical day will start at 9.30am and finish at around 4.30pm with a stop being made for lunch (not included in the price) along the way.

For more information about the course, tutor or availability, please contact us on 01453 823328 or by visiting our website

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Bosham Photography Day Course with Paul Sansome now available !

We are pleased to announce that our senior tutor, Paul Sansome will be running the first photography day workshop of the year on Saturday 12th March at Bosham, near Chichester.

The beautiful village of Bosham will pose as the backgroup for this day's course and the stunning Millstream Hotel and Restaurant will act as our base.

The course is designed to provide you with an introduction to the key features of your digital SLR so that you can start creating amazing photographs.

For more information, please give us a call in the office or have a look at our website:

Places are limited and the price for the day including tea and coffee is just £85 per person.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

If your traveling to the United States have you got your ESTA?

If your travelling the United States with us - have you applied
for a ESTA?

As a UK passport holder (or holder of a non UK passport whose country participates in the USA's Visa Waiver Programme) you need to have a valid ESTA before you can travel to the US.

This authorisation must be applied for in advance otherwise you will not be permitted to board your flight. The Esta is the new system that allows the Department of Homeland Security and U.S Custom and Board Protection Department to check passengers before they are able to board a flight.

The process is simple, all you have to do is log on to the following website - and complete the online form.

One form needs to be completed for each travelling person and there is a fee of £9 or $14 per application. Your authorisation will then be valid for any trips taken to the US within a two year period from the date of issue.

To complete the form you will need to have a valid email address and credit card, personal details from you passport, details of the flight that you are taking to the US, your address where you will be staying and any details of illnesses or criminal convictions that may prevent you from being allowed to enter the country.

Once you have completed the form you will need to make a note of your application number and make payment. Once your application has been processed you will need to print a copy of the authorisation and it is recommended that you take a copy of this document with you when you travel.

For more information, please look at the follow website - or call us in the office on 01453 823328

Walking in Santorini now available on the 20th September 2011 !

A second week of Walking in Santorini has now been opened for sale, to coincide with the extra Painting date added back in October.

Places are limited as Santorini appears to be the hot spot of the summer so if you are interested in joining this date, please contact the office.

The lovely Stefano Spinetti will be your guide on this week's walking adventure so you will of course be in the best of hands, all be it Italian ones!

Roger Jones is exhibiting at the Mall Galleries, as part of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters autumn exhibition series.

Roger has contributed to many exhibitions across the UK this year including those in Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and London independently and as part of major exhibitions for the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) in London.

He currently has a painting on show at the Mall Galleries in London and the exhibition will run from 8th December through to 18th December. Roger's work is also being shown at:
  • Until Christmas at The Davina Philips Gallery, Wells in the Field Farm, Whitchurch, Hants, RG28 7NQ (01256)892460.

  • From November 26 to December 19 at the HAWKER GALLERY, Old Amersham. 01494 724850.

  • From November 26 to Christmas at The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hants.

Why not escape the madness of the Christmas preparations and visit one of these galleries to see some of Roger's work?

For more details of these specific events, please contact Roger directly on 01453 763210.