Wednesday 12 February 2020

CANCELLED - Let's draw Elephant & Castle - Saturday 14th March

Drawing by Isabel Carmona

Update 13 March 2020: This sketchcrawl has been CANCELLED. This decision was taken in light of the government's emergency COBRA meeting on the Coronavirus, which has changed official policy from 'Containment' to 'Delay'. For more details, kindly see our blog post on the decision to cancel.  

In March we visit Elephant and Castle, a very busy urban location and transport hub. The whole square area is a mix of architecture of various times , including the old entrance to the E&C station, the brutalist tower blocks, Erno Goldfinger modernist Alexander Fleming House, now known as Metro Central Heights. Also the Strata tower with the non operational windmills at the top and any of the street scenes of surrounding area would be good subjects. The meeting point for the afternoon, Mercato Metropolitano is a food place with communal seating where there are always plenty of people to watch and sketch.

All in all it promises to be a very varied day.

Elephant and Castle

The day is free of charge, no need to book, just turn up with your art kit.

The steps of the Metropolitan Tabernacle

Key times and meeting points for the day:

11am: Meet on the steps of the Metropolitan Tabernacle (see photograph above) which is opposite the entrance to the shopping centre.

1pm: Meet back at the Tabernacle to look at drawings done so far.

3.30pm: Meet inside Mercato Metropolitano (see photograph below) to look at drawings done, and take group photographs.

We can stay here for coffee and chat after the sketchcrawl. 

Inside part of the Mercato Metropolitano

Options for drawing include:

E&C Shopping Centre
The Faraday Memorial
The old entrance to E&C underground station
The Metropolitan Tabernacle

Practical information: Elephant and  Castle underground station is on the Northern and Bakerloo lines, and the area is also served by a national rail station and many bus routes.
Cafes and toilets in the shopping centre and at Mercato Metropolitano.

The day is run by: Isabel Carmona and Lis Watkins


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