We drew London (a lot!) in 2023 - A productive year in review
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
2M ago
Christmas at the Natural History Museum Sketch by Sasala Wickramasinghe From the Urban Sketchers London admin team, a big thank you to everyone who helped us to stage a record 26 sketchwalks in 2023, from Somerset House to Shoreditch and Brixton to Battersea Power Station. Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season. See you in 2024! London by Urban Sketchers - Our 10 Year Anniversary Book Order your copy here Victoria & Albert Museum - January 21 Led by Jimmy Lu and Rachel Bone photo by Sasala Wickramasinghe Battersea Power Station - Februa ..read more
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To remind: Let's draw the South Bank Christmas Market on Saturday 9 or Sunday 17 December 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
2M ago
  The Southbank Centre Food Market Sketch by Robin Wang We're sketching the Christmas Market on the South Bank, and we'd love to see you there! Come join us on either Saturday December 9th or Sunday the 17th. Check out our original blog post for all the details. See you at the Christmas Market!   Coming soon: the Urban Sketchers London programme for 2024 -- watch for it! London by Urban Sketchers - Our 10 Year Anniversary Book Order your copy here Urban Sketchers London on social media Instagram    @urbansketcherslondon Facebook  ..read more
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Let's draw the Christmas Market at the South Bank on either Saturday 9 or Sunday 17 December 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
3M ago
The Southbank Centre Food Market Sketch by Robin Wang In December we're sketching festivities at the Southbank Centre, with an almost unrivalled range of opportunities for urban sketching, of buildings, people, the River Thames and its bridges. Southbank Centre   London   SE1 8XX [John Swanson writes] The Southbank Centre extends roughly from the Hungerford Bridge round to the National Theatre, encompassing the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Hayward Gallery, the National Film Theatre and the National Theatre, plus, of course, the glorious ..read more
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To remind - Let's draw the Wellcome Collection Sunday 19 November 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
3M ago
The Wellcome Collection lobby and cafe Sketch by Helen Hayhoe This month we're drawing the Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library near Euston Station that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE This day is run by Helen Hayhoe and Sasala Wickramasinghe. For all the details, check out our original blog post. See you at the Wellcome Collection!     Coming soon: the Urban Sketchers London programme for 2024 -- watch for it! London by Urban Sketchers - Our 10 Year Anniversary Book Ord ..read more
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To remind: Let's draw Brixton - Saturday 21 October 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
4M ago
  Foxes and cherries - the eye-catching sculpture atop Brixton market Sketch by Catherine Bardrick 'We're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue'* and draw Brixton, the British capital of Afro-Caribbean culture with an eclectic mix of Victorian architecture and a vibrant multi-cultural marketplace. If you missed the first Brixton sketchwalk,  come join us on Saturday 21 October 2023. For details, see the original blog post. The day is led by Rachel Bone and Dean Ashton  See you in Brixton!   Let's draw London in 2023 -- Find the rest of our programme ..read more
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Let's draw the Wellcome Collection on either Saturday 4 November = or = Sunday 18 November 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
4M ago
The Wellcome Collection cafe and foyer Sketch by Helen Hayhoe This month we're drawing the Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library near Euston Station that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE [ Helen Hayhoe writes ] Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital media, broadcasting and publishing, the Wellcome Collection creates opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art. There are many opportunities to draw the fascinating ob ..read more
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To remind: Let's draw Chiswick Riverside - Saturday 30 September 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
5M ago
Urban Sketchers London in Totally Thames 2022  This will be the throwdown location for 2023  Photo by Sam Mills  In September we return to the Thames riverside around Chiswick Pier as part of Totally Thames 2023 organised by the Thames Festival Trust. The day is run by Helen Hayhoe and Sasala Wickramasinghe. This month is a collaboration between the Thames Festival Trust and Urban Sketchers London, hosted by the Chiswick Pier Trust. We are part of the Totally Thames Festival, which brings a bonus to both our organisations. If you missed the ..read more
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To remind: Let's draw Harrow-on-the-Hill on Saturday 23 September 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
5M ago
  Harrow High Street meets West Street Sketch by Madeleine Brennan In September we will draw Harrow-on-the-Hill, a charming historic village in West London best known for the prestigious Harrow School. The day is run by Madeleine Brennan, Sue Woodisse and Zane Karklina. If you missed the original blog post, don't worry -- you'll find all the details here.  And if  you follow Urban Sketchers London on Facebook, you might have noticed each of our sketchwalk events now has its own chat group. This helps us stay in touch with you on the day if for so ..read more
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Let's draw Mayfair - Saturday 19 August or Sunday 3 September 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
7M ago
  Mercato Mayfair Sketch by Isabel Carmona Join us to sketch in Mayfair on either of the dates above.  From Oxford Street to Piccadilly, and Hyde Park to Regent Street, Mayfair is filled with Georgian architecture and high-end shopping, parks and people, and blue plaques, including one for Jimmy Hendrix and another for Simon Bolivar. There is no shortage of subjects to draw, and we invite you to join us for either the August or early September session. The sketchwalk on 19 August will be run by Isabel Carmona and Peggy Wong, and on Sunday 3 September Andrea Deng a ..read more
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To remind: Let's draw Wimbledon Village on Sunday 6 August 2023
Urban Sketchers London
by C Barlow Marrs SGFA
7M ago
  Wimbledon Village Sketch by Kristine Appleton If you missed the first Wimbledon Village sketchwalk last month, come join us on Sunday 6 August. Wimbledon Village is renowned for its charm, history and association with the iconic Wimbledon Tennis Tournament. An elegant enclave on a hill, the Village has well preserved period buildings and a delightful mix of amenities, independent boutiques and charming pubs and cafes. In this sketchwalk we have an opportunity to capture the bustling atmosphere of the village itself, or commune with nature amid the leafy gre ..read more
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