New Meetup: Kensal Green Cemetery and Little Venice

From: Lee
Sent on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 8:28 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Drawing London on Location!

What: Kensal Green Cemetery and Little Venice

When: Saturday, May 22,[masked]:30 AM

Kensal Green Cemetery
Harrow Road W10

Both the locations for this trip are in north west London. Our first location is Kensal Green Cemetery, a large cemetery and one of London's oldest public burial grounds. Some of the monuments and head stones here are really quite extravagant and detailed, further within the cemetery there are some larger monuments, on the scale of buildings, some really interesting compositions can be drawn from here especially where the some of the head stones are really packed close, it can resemble a miniature cityscape. For those familiar with British Caricature George Cruikshank's grave can be found here, but only his grave, since his remains now reside at St Pauls cathedral since they were moved. Website here.
After Kensel Green Cemetery the plan is then to take the number 18 bus from Kensal Green Station to Paddington Station and walk from there to our next destination Little Venice. Little Venice is a canal area just north of Paddington Station where the regents canal and grand union canals meet. It is a very picturesque little area and is a great opportunity to draw some scenic landscapes with its boats, waterways, bridges, canal and the people that populate it. A much better description of this very appealing little area of London can be found here. .I did this trip last year and really enjoyed it and got some good drawings out of it to boot. We'll be ending the day at the bridge house, a pub that overlooks the canal to show each other our work and catch a drink or two. Cheers!

Our meeting point for the start of this trip will be Kensal Green station which is on the Bakerloo line. The current plan is to meet inside the station by the ticket barrier - look for people with sketchbooks. I will email out my mobile the day before so you can contact me if you have any problems getting there on time, have problems finding us, or want to join us later.

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