Sketches from the Family Fun Day in Home Park, Sydenham today.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Some sketches from the first day - lots more to come!
The Brockley Potters are showing a large variety of work, lots for sale at reasonable prices.
Open Sunday 30 June ONLY.
Family & friends – painting, photography and whilst I was there, a felt making workshop run by Carole.
Open Saturday 6 July and Saturday 13 July.
Worth the trip down some back alleys to see the interesting studio of
Alain Speed who is showing sculpture and life drawings.
Open Sunday 30 June, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July.
All the information for the Sydenham Artists Trial can be found at http://www.sydenhamartsfestival.co.uk/2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SAF13_ArtsTrail_web.pdf
Friday, June 28, 2013
The Kirkdale Bookshop kicks off the Sydenham Arts Festival tomorrow hosting a special ‘Storytime’ for the under 4’s. Described as ’probably the oldest independent bookshop in South East London’, it has been trading for over 47 years.
You can find out more about them at http://www.kirkdalebookshop.com/home
London SE26 4RS
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Gypsy Hill Tavern will be holding a Traditional Irish Folk Music evening as one of the many events in this year’s Crystal Palace Overground Festival on Thursday 27th June.
The festival runs from 27th – 30th June and you can see a full list of events on their website at http://crystalpalacefestival.org/
Other events include ‘Comedy at the Café’ at the Brown and Green Café at Crystal Palace Station and a big music event in Westow Park.
The scene last year in Westow Park.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July, artist Tony Tidy will be the Artist in Residence at Alexandra Nurseries as part of this year’s Sydenham Arts Festival. For more details of the festival, go to http://www.sydenhamartsfestival.co.uk/
56B Parish Lane
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Despite the overcast weather, there was a lovely atmosphere at the Crystal Palace Food Market today. Billed as ‘locally sourced, locally sold’ there were a variety of stalls selling fruit & vegetables, meat, cheese, cakes and a host of takeaway tasties.
Crystal Palace Food Market is on every Saturday 10am - 3pm at Haynes Lane, London, SE19 3AP and you can find out more at http://www.crystalpalacefoodmarket.co.uk/
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Coats, cardigans and even hoodies were the order of the day for many people celebrating the Rathayatra Festival in Trafalgar Square, London today. Brightly coloured clothes were partially hidden as people kept warm in a less than flaming June day.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The skateboarding area known as the ‘undercroft’ on the Southbank in London is under threat of closure. There is currently a plan to turn the area into shops as part of a redevelopment scheme. The area has been home to skateboarders, BMX riders and graffiti artists for the last 40 years.
You can find out more information about their campaign to keep the site open at http://www.longlivesouthbank.com/
Friday, June 7, 2013
As part of Open Squares Weekend, Winsford Gardens in Penge will be having an Open Day on Saturday 8th June 11-4pm. The gardens are the venue for ‘Penge Green Gym’ which runs every Wednesday 11 -2 pm and is described as “a free workout and gardening experience”.
I drew the willow wigwam in the children’s area.
If you would like to find out more, go to http://www.pengegreengym.org.uk/
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Today a photograph of a watercolour I’m working on, using stretched paper on a board. I took photographs in Little Venice in London to work from as reference. It’s going slowly, a bit like the boat in the picture and is a challenge after doing lots of location drawing.
Someone who does lovely paintings of water is Priscilla Watkins (no relation) and you can see her work at http://priscillawatkinsart.co.uk/Gallery_1.html