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City Sketchers London: Let’s draw Chiswick Riverside


The Thames in the direction of Hammersmith
Sketch by Helen Hayhoe

[Helen Hayhoe and Sam Mills write] 

The day is freed from cost. You may ebook your free ticket as a part of the Completely Thames Pageant, or simply flip up.

We’ve got as our base Pier Home, nestled on the towpath at Chiswick Pier.
The Chiswick Pier Belief is generously offering an area with loos and entry to a kettle,
and a weatherproof house for every of our three throwdowns. Pier Home itself
has sources we are able to use, together with some stools for sketching.

Pier Home – Our assembly level

There are diversified alternatives for sketching. Chiswick Pier is the
location of a number of fascinating houseboats. The view up and down the river
is broad and breathtaking. A 5 minute stroll takes you to Dukes Meadows,
a bio-diverse mixture of riverside towpath, woodland and open meadow. At its
coronary heart is The Dukes Meadows Bandstand, which supplies each an fascinating
topic and shelter if wanted. The entire space has terracing with
handy seating.

Key instances and assembly factors

11 AM

Meet on the
Pier Home, Corney Attain Means, Chiswick, London W4 2UG.

That is located on the towpath subsequent to Chiswick Pier. Pier Home
is about quarter-hour’ stroll from Barnes Bridge and from Chiswick Stations. A
massive room will likely be obtainable to us, with gentle refreshments and bathrooms. You
will spot the RNLI lifeboat station above the constructing; our entrance is on
the bottom ground. We are going to meet outdoors if the climate is ok.

particulars of the placement and how you can get there, see Sensible Info

1 PM

Meet once more inside Pier Home for a spacious and weatherproof
throwdown venue.

3.30 PM

Meet on the identical place for the ultimate throwdown.


For individuals who want to keep on for a drink and chat (and
to sketch!) the Barnes Riverside affords a number of pubs, together with The White Hart, simply over the railway bridge by Barnes Bridge Station.

Pre-visit actions

One of many goals of the collaboration with the Thames Pageant
Belief is to have interaction folks with the riverside, and sketching is a superb
means to do that. Collectively we intention to offer folks with details about
city sketching and how you can begin. To this finish, on Tuesday sixth September at
7pm, the Pageant is that includes our very personal Mike Whalley in a dwell Zoom
session, explaining all about city sketching and what we do.

free ticket to Mike’s introduction to city sketching.

Mike Whalley of City Sketchers London will give
a free
speak on 6 September — ebook your home now!

Share the love on social media!

Our hashtags for the day are

#urbansketcherslondon and #totallythames

and in the event you tag the Thames Pageant Belief as properly, you’ll be able to share your sketches extra extensively

Choices for drawing

The riverside at Chiswick Pier

The situation at
Chiswick Pier supplies a wealth of selection. The pier itself hosts
vibrant houseboats and from right here you’ll be able to see panoramic views of the
river in the direction of Hammersmith in a single path and Mortlake within the different. 

Boat at Chiswick Pier
Picture by Helen Hayhoe

Dukes Meadows

A 5 minute stroll takes you to
Dukes Meadows, a mixture of riverside towpath, woodland and open meadow. The
Dukes Meadows Belief
led the regeneration of the meadows to create a stupendous riverside park.
Beginning in 2000 the belief has raised over £1 million to create fabulous
play areas, and has planted hedgerows, wildflower meadows and an orchard to
improve the biodiversity of the park. Hailed as a mannequin of
sustainability, the Belief has established profitable social enterprises
that generate income to keep up the enhancements made. Volunteers run
the Belief and assist keep the park. At its coronary heart is the Dukes Meadow
Bandstand, which supplies each an fascinating topic and shelter if
wanted. The entire space has terracing with handy seating
overlooking the riverside.

Dukes Meadows
Picture by Helen Hayhoe
The Bandstand
Picture and sketch by Sam Mills
Barnes Bridge

Barnes Bridge is a 15 minute stroll away on the opposite aspect
of Dukes Meadows. Architecturally splendid, it additionally boasts some nice
graffiti and a superb view. There are some distinctive homes throughout the
river, and a stroll throughout the bridge reveals one other gorgeous

Graffiti on Barnes Bridge
Picture by Helen Hayhoe

By public transport

Chiswick and Barnes Bridge Railway stations are every a few 15
minute stroll from Pier Home. The stations are on the
Hounslow/Weybridge to Waterloo line. For departure and arrival instances,
please go to Southwest Trains. 

The E3 and 190 buses
cease shut by on the A316. For his or her routes, areas of bus stops
and real-time bus areas, please go to the E3 and 190 bus timetables on the Transport for London web site.

By automobile

Chiswick Pier and The Pier Home are in Corney Attain Means, off the
roundabout on the finish of Corney Highway and Edensor Highway, Chiswick. The
Pier Home entrance faces onto the riverside piazza. The location of what
was once Pissarro’s restaurant is straight away subsequent door upstream
alongside the riverside walkway.

There’s little parking at
Pier Home, however there are parking bays at Dukes Meadows on Riverside
Drive, and there are parking bays reverse the riverfront on The

Services on web site

There will likely be gentle refreshments (a kettle and a few biscuits)
obtainable at Pier Home itself. On the riverside in the direction of Dukes Meadows
there’s a little cafe, and the pubs and cafes of Barnes are over the
railway bridge.

The world is flat and has good paths all through. Barnes Bridge
is just accessible by way of steps, although a brand new walkway across the base of
the bridge on the Chiswick aspect will prolong the accessible path.

can be found at Pier Home.

COVID-19 go to data

We are going to stay alert to nationwide steering about COVID-19 and its
variants. Even whereas restrictions have been lifted, it is smart to
take all essential precautions to maintain ourselves and fellow sketchers
protected all through the occasion. The chance of an infection for out of doors occasions is
low, however primary steering nonetheless applies:

· Please don’t
attend in the event you really feel unwell

· Put on a face overlaying when
you are near others

· Give folks house, and 

· Apply good hand hygiene. 

Location Map 

Key areas of the day are proven on the map beneath.

See you at Chiswick Pier!

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Save the date! 8 – 16 October 
City Sketchers London 10 Yr Anniversary

We’re staging a 10-Yr Anniversary Exhibition in October on the
Artwork Pavilion in Mile Finish Park. Will probably be free to the
public and can characteristic actions for guests, together with
demonstrations, sketchwalks and a big communal art work
that everybody can contribute to. The decision for submissions
will likely be introduced nearer to the time — watch this weblog
and the City Sketchers London social media accounts for
updates. Come be a part of us at Mile Finish Park!

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