Wednesday 20 July 2022

Our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend -- It's nearly here!


It's nearly here!

The Urban Sketchers London

10 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Friday 22 - Sunday 24 July 2022

#usklondon10years  #urbansketcherslondon

We've been working hard for months, and at last the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend is nearly here. We have a shiny new logo and a stunning new book, our sponsors are second to none, and we've planned a weekend of non-stop sketching, all for you.

The weekend starts with a free warm-up sketchwalk on Friday afternoon, followed by our official launch Friday evening. The launch is for ticket holders only and is sold out, but the event will be live-streamed and recorded on Instagram at @urbansketcherslondon. Join us virtually at 18.00 on Friday 22 July 2022 for our London by Urban Sketchers book launch, and talks by travel and current affairs illustrator George Butler, and Mario Linhares, founder of Urban Sketchers Portugal. 

Our celebrations continue Saturday and Sunday from morning to night, with eleven free sketchwalks, twelve workshops, Night Sketching sessions and Drink & Draw. We'll wrap up the weekend on Sunday afternoon with a grand finale sketchwalk and group photo at St Paul's Cathedral.

The button below will take you the full 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend programme. Most events are now sold out, but keep an eye out for developments on this blog and our social media accounts. 

If you're taking part in the 10 Year Anniversary Weekend, we encourage you to post your sketches on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, remembering to tag us and use our hashtags:

#usklondon10years  #urbansketcherslondon

May we offer a few suggestions for your to do list?  

We're not biased at all, but we think our brand new book London by Urban Sketchers is a stunner. You can order it here. 

We also have three download links for you: two illustrated lists of all our 10 Year Anniversary workshops and sketchwalks, and a text-only summary of all the weekend's activities in pdf form. 

Download the sketchwalks list

Download the programme summary pdf

And finally, with a flourish we present all of the sponsors who have made our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend possible. Urban Sketchers London salute you!

10 Year Anniversary Event Host

tp bennett architecture, design, planning
One America Street  SE1 0NE

10 Year Anniversary Book Sponsors

10 Year Anniversary Product Sponsors

Logo Competition Sponsor

See you at the celebrations!

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Monday 18 July 2022

We drew Twickenham - Sunday 26 June 2022

Group photo by Jimmy Lu

[By Helen Hayhoe] 

Fourth time lucky! We finally converged in Twickenham, having swerved lock downs and train strikes.

This time we met near the station, by the River Crane, before meeting again at the Thames. A peaceful path with fallen trees and hedgerows made a good start to the day.

Fallen Tree at The Exchange, Twickenham
Sketch by Mike Whalley

Twickenham Riverside has a lot to offer. We were delighted that the Open Studio weekend on Eel Pie Island enabled us to walk over the footbridge and into that iconic spot.

Bridge to Eel Pie Island
Sketch by Anthony Mark Peters

I didn’t blame the café in car-free Church Street for suggesting that we moved along from the best locations, but not before some great work was done. Café Sunshine on Diamond Jubilee Gardens provided an excellent vantage point to look across the river.

Church Road, Twickenham
Sketch by John Boaz

On the river bank the tide crept higher, inviting the geese to chat but we didn’t get our feet wet. The boatyards and the constant flow of people and rivercraft were very engaging.

Sketch by Chris Green

View down the river
Sketch by Katy Evans

As a finale, the Naked Ladies (Oceanids) of York House provided a surprising spectacle, and we finished the day at Champions Wharf with a wide range of sketches which celebrated the varied joys of Twickenham. And not a rugby reference in sight. 

The Oceanids
Sketch by Helen Hayhoe

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10 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend 

The Urban Sketchers London 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend on 22- 24 July 2022 offers workshops, sketchwalks, and many other urban sketching activities. Read about the full programme at the link below. See you at the celebration!

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