Groups and Classes

Art Groups

Art – University of the Third Age

1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 10am – 12 noon. Drawing in pencil or pastel, close observation. Portraits, figures, still life etc.
Tel: 01895 441707

Les Artists

Wednesdays 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. A social art group, meeting one evening each week, no tuition. We use mixed media, oil, acrylics, pastilles, and watercolour. We generally set up a still life, but we are happy if you work on your own project.

Make Time for Art

Last Saturday in the month, 10:00-12:00.
Learn about an artist, genre or movement and be inspired to get painting in our friendly and supportive group.

Beginners welcome.
Please contact Lisa on

Life Drawing *NEW*

Life drawing group is about practising and improving the fundamentals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

7 pm – 9 pm Every Thursday

More info on life drawing here

Intro to Photoshop

An intro to Photoshop. We are currently looking at interest for this group.

To register interest, please email

Intro to 3D

An intro to 3D design, modelling, digital sculpture and more. We are currently looking at interest for this group.

to register interest, please email

Arts & Crafts

Crafty Cards

Have fun with glue and glitter, making all types of greeting and celebration cards. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.
For more information about Crafty Cards, call Tel: 01753 652459. 
Contact for more information.

Knitters and Knatters

2nd and 4th Monday each month, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. We work with hand and machine knitting and crocheting. Beginners welcome.
For more information about this group, call Tel: 01895 421777.
Contact for more information.

Crochet for Beginners

Explore the art of crochet in this weekly workshop designed for beginners.

Learn fundamental stitches, pattern reading, and create beautiful and functional items. Whether you’re a complete novice or have some basic knowledge, this class is tailored to enhance your crochet skills.

Friday 4pm to 6pm 

£7.50 per session, £20 for 4 sessions

Contact for more information.

Photography & Film

Southlands Photography Group

Tuesday evening sessions

Friendly photography group, open to everyone regardless of experience. We help with general camera controls, have assignments, arrange talks from more experienced photographers, and do London photography walks; we also get to photograph local Events, such as Big Fest, SouthlandsLIVE, and May Fayre on the Green.

Contact for more information.

Hillingdon Vision

Tuesdays 5pm to 7pm 
Hillingdon Vision aims to improve Hillingdon through its; Media work, community projects, local events and charitable services.



Violin lessons

By appointment only: Violin lessons are taught in a relaxed atmosphere and are available to both children and adults.
Pupils range from beginner to advanced. Tel: 01895 441882.

Music Lessons


Literary & Writing

Literacy for Children and Adults

We will be starting a reading club for both children and adults. The aim of this club is to improve the reading levels of children and adults of all ages. For more information, please contact

Writers Salon

Meeting once a week, we will offer a platform to read and workshop your work with a group of fellow writers. We will also be offering a series of talks and discussions with published authors and journalists.

Friday 7.30 pm to 9pm

Free to join. Donations welcome.

For more information, please contact

Poetry Club

Once a month, we will be running a group where poets can read and workshop their work. We will also have visiting poets who will read their newest works and discuss their journeys to publication.
For more information, please contact


Gardening Club

Tuesday and Thursday 10-12

This group meets twice a week to work on the walled garden. Join our enthusiastic group of volunteers working on bringing the walled garden back to its former glory.



Yoga with Bergamot Tree

Stretch and strengthen, bring freedom to the body and calm the mind.

Sunday morning 9.15 am

Wednesday evening 6.40 pm

£10 per session  


Healthy eating and cooking club

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive. We will be running a series of sessions aimed at teaching both children and adults how to make a healthy meal with simple and inexpensive ingredients. The club will cover a range of cuisines with a regular section on vegetarian and vegan eating. 


More Groups & Classes

Other groups starting soon

Literacy for Children of all ages, Creative cookery, Creative writing group, Poetry writing, Book club and kids after-school arts and crafts.

Group Ideas

If there are any classes or groups you’d like to see, or if you would like to start a group yourself, please contact us at or enquire via our online form.

More from Southlands

Southlands has a wide range of events that run through the year, so why not check out the upcoming and past events on our events page or the calendar?

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