Course Venues

Line+Light’s photography courses are held at a variety of venues in the East Midlands.
Please check the course pages to see where your day is held and then see the directions below.

Classroom Courses

On our LINE+LIGHT classroom days, you will be part of a group learning to improve your skills with Adobe Software, or getting to grips with your digital camera. Our days are fun as well as educational- photography is a fantastic hobby and we want to you enjoy your time with us!

Digital Photography Stage 1

Either St.Mary’s Hall, Wollaton, or University of Nottingham’s main campus- Nightingale Hall, Derby Hall or Lakeside Arts Centre – PLEASE SEE VENUE GIVEN ON THE COURSE PAGE WHEN YOU BOOK AS IT CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

For St.Mary’s Hall, please see instructions for Dig 2 & 3 below

For Feb & March dates these are held at Derby Hall which is on the northweat side of the campus. You will be sent deatils and a map when you book.

For the University of Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre (summer & autumn dates)

The campus is 2 miles to the west of Nottingham city centre, on the intersection of the A52 and A6005 (4 miles from Junction 25 of the M1) See link for directions. There is a free car park at Lakeside Arts Centre.


Lines 13 & 14- Brown lines are the frequent NCT services running from the city centre. Fares are £1.50 and buses stop outside the south entrance to the campus. Cross the road and walk to the Arts Centre (copper roof) by the side of the lake.

Digital Photography Stages 2, 3 and 4

St.Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton Hall Drive, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 1AF and this is also the base for SOME Stage 1 Digital Photography courses (see further down).


Wollaton Hall Drive is off the main Nottingham-Derby Road (A6200/A52) quite close to the main entrance of the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC). There is a large car park at the venue.

Link to street map


From Nottingham city centre, use the NCT orange line 34, 35, 35a, 35b, 36, 37. they all stop outside QMC (Queens Medical Centre), just across the road from our venue. The single fare is £1.60

Adobe Elements 1 & 2 (Jan / Feb dates only)

The University of Nottingham, University Park NG7 2RD, in either Derby or Nightingale Hall which lie at the west end of the campus, please check when you book and emailed details will be sent with a map link.

Adobe Elements Stage 3 (Plus Elements 1&2 Autumn Dates) & Adobe Lightroom

Bramcote Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote, NG9 3LA, Nottingham


Bramcote Memorial Hall is situated next to Bramcote Church in the old part of Bramcote Village. There is carparking at the venue and on the street frontage. Failing this, St.George’s Playing field has a large car park only 200yds away.

Link to street map


Trent Barton Buses leave Broadmarsh centre every ten minutes on Saturdays, the line is Rainbow 4 headed for Derby, via Bramcote and Sandiacre. Just ask the driver to tell you when you’re near Church Street.

‘How to’ and ’Fabulous Photo Days’ Courses

For our ‘How to’ and ‘Fabulous Photo Days’ courses – Locations vary depending on your itinerary – See below for details.

Flash, Summer Gardens and Flowers & Landscapes, Gardens and Building

The University of Nottingham, University Park NG7 2RD, in either Derby or Nightingale Hall which lie at the west end of the campus, please check when you book and emailed details will be sent with a map link.

Days Out, Castles & Ruins and Summer Location Portraiture

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR


We suggest travelling either north or south on the M1 leaving at either Junction 29 or 29A depending on your direction. Bolsover is a small town with the castle situated in the centre, which is only 10 mins from the M1 Junctions. There is a free car park adjacent to the entrance. See English Heritage’s own website for more details about the location and directions –

Spring & Autumn Location Portraiture & A Country House & Gardens

Holme Pierrepont Hall, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 3AD


Holme Pierrepont is best approached by acr as its in a rural location near the River Trent, three miles south of Nottingham. Use the A52/A6011 and follow signs to the National Watersports centre.


Buses from Nottingham City Centre towards Radcliffe or Bingham using the Trent Barton Xpress from Broadmarsh Bus Station which departs every 15 minutes Mon-Fri. If you telephone us beforehand we will come and collect you from the bus stop, please arrange when booking your course.  

Historic Buildings - Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane (Off Longdale Lane), Nottingham, NG15 9AG


Papplewick Pumping Station is NOT in Papplewick Village (which is some three miles to the west), but instead on a rural lane between the A60 Nottingham-Mansfield Road and the A614 Nottingham – Doncaster Road.


For public transport, buses run frequently between Nottingham and Mansfield and we suggest using a service which will drop you by the Seven Mile House pub near Burnstump. We will then collect you and take to the station for our day. We will then drop you back at the appropriate location to commence your journey home at the end of the day.

Historic Buildings - Newstead Abbey at Christmas

Newstead Abbey, Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA

Newstead Abbey is accessed directly from the main A60 as it runs through the village of Ravenshead some 9 miles north of Nottingham, and 6 miles south of Mansfield.

Buses stop outside the main gates, and if traveling by public transport, please call us ahead of your day so that we may come and collect you and your kit, as its a very long walk down through the park to the Abbey itself. If traveling by car, announce yourself to the gate attendant, and they’ll let us know you’re on your way. The main drive is a mile or so long, park in the car park opposite the cricket pitch at the bottom and come to the main door on the west side of the Abbey.

Historic Buildings - How to Shoot Historic Interiors

Bromley House Library as at the edge of the Old Market Square in the centre of Nottingham. We strongly advise making use of public transport for this day, as city centre carparking is now very expensive for a full day. The tram stops within 100 metres of the venue and park and ride sites are at Queens Drive for those entering the city from the south and west (A52, A453), or Phoenix Park for those leaving the M1 at Junction 26. For north and east directions, there is a tram park & ride on The Forest, on the A60, or a bus Park & ride at Colwick Racecourse A6011. 

Days Out - Birds of Prey Experience

For those travelling from Nottingham, we meet up in Kegworth (details below) we travel to the Falconer’s base near Daventry (a journey of around 45 minutes, mainly on the M1 motorway).

Meet at 9.45am At Packington Hill, Kegworth, DE74 2DF outside the Kegworth Whitehouse Hotel. (Do not enter car park – wait near the entrance at the bottom of Packington Hill).

Directions: If you are approaching from the North down the M1, take the main Junction 24 turn – off to Kegworth. At the top of the slip road turn left on to the A6 towards Kegworth. After around 1/3rd of a mile you will see a right fork which is Packington Hill. Fork right and you will see the entrance to the Kegworth Whitehouse Hotel on the left. We meet at that point on Packington Hill (Don’t enter the car park as you may need a token to get out!).

From M1 South or M42. When you reach Jn 24 go right on the island and take the A6 to Kegworth. Follow above directions from there.

From here we make our way in a convoy to the Falconer’s location which is a trip of around 45 minutes. His precise location will be provided on the day. For those traveling independently from Leicester or further south, please call us and we’ll give you directions.

Sports - Motor Sports

Cadwell Park Circuit

Lincolnshire LN11 9SE

If you are approaching from the south, the A153 can be accessed from the A1. Coming from the north or west, use the A1, M1 or M62, then take the M180 to Brigg, then the A1084 to Caistor.
This venue is difficult to reach via public transport. if you need collecting from a railway station, the nearest one is in Lincoln, please advise us well ahead of the event.  

Sports - Team Sports (Rugby)

Highfields Playing Fields, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2PS
The ground is only 50m from the NET (tram) and is the perfect public transport method for reaching the match. Trams leave Nottingham Station and the city centre every 5-7 minutes at weekends.

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Images used are for illustrative purposes and do not always indicate the actual photo imaging opportunities available on our courses.