Friday 17 May 2019

UK Urban Sketching Annual Event 7-9 June 2019

The third annual UK Urban Sketching Event this year is in Stoke-on-Trent.  It runs from Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June 2019.  This is an opportunity to draw and socialise with loads of sketchers from all over the UK. This is the third year that this wonderful event will be run, this time in the historically fascinating city of Stoke-on-Trent. The Potteries area with the rich heritage of the 'six towns' will make for an excellent sketching location!
The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Make your own accommodation arrangements, and just turn up with your sketching kit.
The event is organised by Urban Sketchers Stoke-on-Trent

Friday 7 June 5 pm – 7.30 pm
Stoke Minster:  This is around a ten minute walk from the station.  Meet at the church.   There are opportunities for sketching inside the church, or in the surrounding area, including views of King's Hall, and the Spode rose garden. Throw-down at  7.30 pm.   There are places to eat and drink in Stoke.

Saturday morning 10.30 am – 12.30
Burslem School of Art: This is accessible by bus, or train (Longport train station), which is about fifteen minutes by foot. Meet outside the Burslem School of Art. From there, you can also view the Wedgwood Institute - two impressive historic buildings.
Saturday afternoon 2 pm – 4 pm
Station Street, Longport: Accessible from the previous sketch location in Burslem by foot, or from Longport station.  Meet at "The Waiting Room" art gallery on Station Road, where there is access to toilets and refreshments.  From here, you can sketch the Chimney shop, or walk along the canal to Middleport Pottery (around a ten minute walk). Many parts of Middleport are free, or you can pay a small fee to access all areas. Follow directions on the map, which will be provided, to find Longport train station, where we will have the throw-down.
Sunday Morning 10.30am – 12.30
The Potteries Museum, Hanley: Accessible by bus. Meet outside the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. You can sketch inside the museum, or outside, where there is a statue of Arnold Bennett, and views of historical buildings such as the Bethesda Chapel. You'll be spoilt for choice, with interesting buildings, old and new, in this area. The throw-down will take place by the Arnold Bennett statue, if dry.  

More information on this Facebook page: UK Urban SketchersAnnual Event

Alternatively, for further information telephone 07450 311759