Saturday, 30 April 2016

London USk's Timberyard Soho show extended

Photos by Cephas Azariah

The London Urban Sketchers exhibition at Timberyard cafe in Soho has been extended to the end of October. It was due to come down at the end of April, but is now continuing over the summer. We will post a definite end date when we have one. If you're passing through London on your way to or from the Urban Sketchers symposium in Manchester at the end of July, come and give it a visit. It's in the heart of Soho in central London: the full address is below.

The drawings and prints of drawings are all of London, lots of them done on our regular monthly sketchcrawls. Most of the works are for sale – and many works have been sold and replaced.

Photos by Cephas Azariah
Artists on show are: Sangeeta Bhagawati, Elizabeth Blunt, Nathan Brenville, Julie Bolus, Isabel Carmona, Jo Dungey, Katy Evans, James Hobbs, Isabelle Laliberte, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Choon Low, Dolores Kitchener, Tom Ledger, Paulina Little, Simone Menken, Olya Osipova, Simon Privett, Nick Richards, Evelyn Rowland, Sue Smith, John Swanson, Marissa Lee Swinghammer, Katherine Tyrrell, and Tony Underhill.

Timberyard Soho is at 4 Noel Street, London W1F 8GB and is open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm. This is its website:

Thanks to Cephas Araziah for allowing us to use his photographs of the show. And thanks to the lovely people at Timberyard who have kept inviting us back to show in their award-winning cafes.


Monday, 18 April 2016

Around Piccadilly: the team

Here are some photos of people in action around the Royal Academy on our recent gathering. It was good to see everyone who ventured out on such a cold, grey day, and to sit and compare notes (and warm up) at the end of the day. Thanks to Katherine for organising it, even if you couldn't come – we hope you're better soon.

And afterwards, at a cafe across the road from the Royal Academy...

You can find details of our next planned meetings here.


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Let's Draw Galleries, Bookshops and Arcades in Piccadilly and St James

On Saturday 16th April, London Urban Sketchers will be drawing the galleries, shopping arcades and bookshops of Piccadilly and St James - and in particular the courtyard of Burlington House (where the Royal Academies are located) 
  • Piccadilly is the street running west from Piccadilly Circus
  • St James is the area south of Piccadilly
  • Nearest tubes are Piccadilly and Green Park
The Courtyard of Burlington House - drawn from the RA looking towards Piccadilly through the arch
pen and ink and coloured pencils
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
This is a summary of the visit - followed by a description of what we are visiting.
  • MAP: Map - see below for places and websites
    • start/lunch/end in yellow
    • galleries in red
    • arcades and shops in Hatchards turquoise 
    • books in blue
  • DATE: Saturday 16th April 2016
  • START venue/time: 11:00 Burlington House courtyard
    • wet - under the archway (see sketch)
    • dry - though the arch and turn right
  • LUNCH: 1:00pm - same place
  • FINISH: 3:30pm - same place
  • AFTERWARDS: Depends on numbers, probably the Grand Cafe at the RA - otherwise over the road to the Gallery at Fortnum and Masons!
  • Travel: Tube Station - Piccadilly or Green Park
Katherine Tyrrell is organising this but is very busy this week and may have problems being there on Saturday. James Hobbs will however be present on Saturday.

PLACES / Websites:

See the following websites for what the different places look like


There's also a number of galleries in Cork Street and Duke Street