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.
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 or Derby Hall – 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 & 4 below
For Feb & March dates these are held at Nightingale Hall which is on the northwest side of the campus. You will be sent details and a map when you book.
For summer & autumn dates, we are at the Frank Barnes Room at Derby Hall, University of Nottingham. A map will accompany your booking.
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 35 & 36 using Derby Road towards Bramcote and Beeston – Orange lines are the frequent NCT services running from the city centre. Fares are £2 and buses stop outside the south entrance to the campus.
Digital Photography Stages 2, 3 and 4
For Stages 2 & 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).
Stage 3 is at Jubilee Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, University fo Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU car parking available – link to venue details
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.
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 £2 Use this same service for buses to Jubilee Conference Centre, get off at Triumph Road (ask driver) and walk 300yds to venue.
Adobe Elements 1 & 2, Adobe Lightroom 1 & 2
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.
‘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 Buildings
The University of Nottingham, University Park NG7 2RD, in either Derby or Cripps 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.
Portraiture on Location
University of Nottingham’s main campus, you will be sent details and a map the you book
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.
How to Shoot Modern Architecture, Itinerary 2
The Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
Map and details of location
We strongly recommend using public transport when travelling to this venue. Nottingham’s fabulous tram network takes you high to the door of our building and is accessed from Park & Ride sites to the north, west and south of the city centre.
There are 7 park & ride sites across Nottingham, some use the bus network too – here’s the link to the NET and Park & Ride site. If you would like free parking for the day and are prepared for a 10 minute hilly walk to our course location, use The Forest Park & Ride site to leave your car free for the day, and just follow the tram tracks over the hill to The Newton Building.
There are of course car parks in the city of Nottingham, they all charge varying fees, here’s Parkopedia’s guide.
How to Shoot Modern Architecture - Itinerary 1
How to Shoot Modern Architecture -itinerary 1 is at Jubilee Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, University fo Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU car parking available – link to venue details
Parking for the day during the week is £7 on campus, however some of the time (dependent on time of year), we are able to park for free at the Conference Centre. When you arrive, go to reception and ask if they have vouchers for you that day. If they do, you’ll be able to take on and place it in your car windscreen FOC.
From Nottingham city centre, use the NCT orange line 34, 35, 35a, 35b, 36, 37. they all stop near Triumph Road. The single fare is £2. Use this service for buses to Jubilee Conference Centre, get off at Triumph Road (ask driver) and walk 300yds to venue.