Saturday 8 September 2018

Rainy Day in Greenwich
(Olga Mackness writes)
I have had big sketching plans for Sunday 26th of August!
But the day was so very grey and rainy...
I wondered around Cutty Sark and could not resist this view! So I've found a spot next to Waterstones and done very quick watercolour sketch. It came out really as I wanted it to be, some ink details added on at home. Very pleased -  feel prepared for the rainy autumn sketching now.

Sunday 2 September 2018

Let's draw Soho - Saturday 6th October 2018

Drawing by Evelyn Rowland
Soho has a reputation as the entertainment district of London with theatres, music clubs, bars, restaurants and is home to the independent British Film industry. The coffee culture we take for granted today originated in the 1950s in Soho’s coffee bars. It’s busy and built up but there are a few green spaces, namely Soho Square, Golden Square and at the rear of St. Anne’s Church. The area is going through a period of change. The Crossrail development means there are some road closures in the north of the area and Walkers Court, where buildings date from the 1700s, is boarded up at present.
The day is free of charge, no need to book, just turn up with your art kit.

The Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus
Key times and meeting points for the day

11 am - Meet in front of the Palace Theatre at Cambridge Circus (see photo above)

1 pm – Meet by the Tudor-style hut in the middle of Soho Square (see photo below)

3.30 pm – Meet in the Courtyard at the rear of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Café in the Crypt if wet (see photos at the bottom of the blog post)

We can move to the Café in the Crypt afterwards for coffee and chat.

Soho Square
Options for drawing
Lots of small shops and cafes
St. Anne's Church
The Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

The Courtyard at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Entrance to the Cafe in the Crypt at St.Martin-in-the-Fields

Practical information

There are a huge variety of cafes, bars and restaurants and Soho is easy to reach by bus. Nearby tube stations include Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street). The nearest mainline station is Charing Cross.

The day is run by Evelyn Rowland and Lis Watkins