Icebreaking and Organising


Hi Sketchbookers!


Lets meet up for a couple of hours and a couple of drinks at Trof (www.trofnq.co.uk) to get to know each other and discuss places, dates and times for our first sketchbooking event.


Feel free to bring any of your current work or sketchbooks as well as any of your own suggestions for places to go and draw.


I hope to see a few of you there.


Matt ;o)

Join or login to comment.

  • Dave C.

    Thanks very much Matthew, it was great to be out sketching with a group, the weather just added to the fun. Sorry I had to leave early. Looking forward to more outings.
    Dave.

    January 27, 2014

  • James

    I'm glad i went along, really nice to people, shame i didn't get round to everyone.
    Matthew was a fine host. I don't think a host should have to introduce himself to everyone in that context, after all, how could he be expectd to recognise everyone from their tiny online photos? Making a sign and being visable is enough, surely its everyone elses obligation to introduce themselves to him. Looking forward to whatever happens next,
    James

    2 · December 15, 2013

    • Matthew W.

      That's very kind James. Thankyou.

      December 15, 2013

  • Matthew W.

    ...but my aim (guest or host) was to meet some nice people with that added benefit of a mutual creative interest. So I didn't want to plan anything or make any speeches necessarily, but to let people get to know each other in the hope that when we arranged a proper sketchbookers event, everyone knows each other a bit and what its all about. Anyway David, I am sorry and hope you will give 'The Sketchbookers' another chance ;o)

    As I discussed with most of you last night, the rough plan for the next meet up was to go somewhere like Castlefield. Local, easy to get to and lots of interesting architectural details, canals, skylines and people to draw...and lots of bars and places to eat close by! I would appreciate any feedback on this idea. Most of you seemed to think that a Sunday afternoon (theres a nice market in Castlefield on Sundays too) would be a good time, perhaps in late January, early February. I'm also happy to do Saturday if anyone else can.

    Hope to hear from you all soon!

    M

    December 12, 2013

    • Lisa

      Definitely that would be great

      December 13, 2013

    • Claire S.

      I think that idea sounds great :) Looking forward to getting to see some different areas of Manchester ^_^

      December 15, 2013

  • David P.

    After reading all these positive comments,I cannnot believe I have just attended the same 'event'!! It must be an 'age' thing? Venue-too noisy to hear anyone unless shouting....Matthew...who?The organiser didn't introduce himself,or anyone else...We were left in corner waiting for something to happen....it didn't,and we left after 1 hour.I obviously had too many expectations,and not enough 'spontaneity'for this Meet-up to work for me.WAS IT JUST ME?...,or would others have welcomed some'input' from someone,too,and a venue with a more relaxed atmosphere.Sorry to appear to be the party pooper,but it was a long journey to little purpose.(Ah,but isn't that LIFE?!)I shall join some Buddists,perhaps.

    December 11, 2013

    • Matthew W.

      Thankyou Claire, you're a star ;o) x

      December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      !!!!

      December 13, 2013

  • David L.

    Dammit...wish id have gone now but broken bones don't heal themselves....well they DO but you get my point....anyway....lets sketch.....i ran a sketching day at work n it can be s bit of a slog but we'll get there.D

    December 13, 2013

  • Mel C.

    Really enjoyed my short visit tonight. Shame i had to cut it short in order to take my friend back to the train station! Looking forward to the next meetup! Thanks Matthew :)

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Matthew W.

      Hi Mel! I'm sorry I didnt get a chance to speak to you. It was hard to get around the table and chairs to get to you! ;o) Hope it wasnt a wasted visit and you'll give us another chance. Matt ;o)

      December 12, 2013

    • Mel C.

      No worries! For the short time I was there, i really enjoyed chatting to a few people. Had i not had to take my friend back to the station, i would have stayed until the end! Really looking forward to the next meet up. Thanks for the warm welcome!

      December 12, 2013

  • Matthew W.

    Hi all!

    Many, many thanks for all of you who came last night and glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. I loved meeting all of you and woke up with a little bit of a squiffy head this morning!

    David, I am really sorry about last night and I was a little sad about your comments. This is the first ever Meet up event I have hosted and in fact, that was the first Meetup I've ever been to. You were right, the venue was not ideal and I know next time to find somewhere more suitable, but I genuinely didn't expect many if anyone to turn up, and to hire a room would have cost me £50! If anything, it demonstrated my reason for creating the group which was to get to know Manchester (and its bars!) a little bit better! I did not actually know that you had come for the event until you had left so sincerest apologies for that. In terms of waiting for something to happen, I am sorry you were disappointed. As I said, I have never done this before and maybe I was a little ambitious hosting my event..

    December 12, 2013

  • Stewart R.

    Had fun and enjoyed meeting who I met. I think I got too into the chats I was having so didnt get to meet many of you. Next time though!

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Becka

    Sad that I couldn't make it as have been unwell and didn't want to infect you all! Hope you had fun and that there will be another meet up soon :)

    December 11, 2013

  • Matt

    Had a great time! Met some cool folk (even if some of the conversations I had were really brief!).Always nice to go to chilled out meetups that aren't full of people fishing for work too.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Claire S.

    It was casual and everyone was friendly :) Was a great evening out and look forward to future meet ups/outing.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Matthew W.

    I have found a table! Wave me down!

    December 11, 2013

    • heidi hinda c.

      Damn ive just finished work and am not gonna be able to make it this eve :-(.have a joyous time connecting and i look forwards to attending the first sketchbookers thang! :-)..heidi x

      December 11, 2013

    • Claire S.

      Downstairs getting a drink :) will be there soon!

      December 11, 2013

  • Matthew W.

    Just so you know its not the reserved function on the top floor! Im not that clever! Im on first floor!

    December 11, 2013

  • Matthew W.

    I am here upstairs and its rather busy! Im 6ft 2 with blue coat and jumper!

    December 11, 2013

  • Matthew W.

    I am on my way. Keep your eyes peeled here sketchbookers to find out where Im sitting! Just look for the one on his own looking sheepish...;-)

    December 11, 2013

  • Michelle M

    Am SOOOO sorry, last min panic means i have to miss you all tonight. No doubt some really good ideas wil spring from the meetup and hope to catch up @ the 1st Sk-B outing

    December 11, 2013

  • Matt

    I'm coming! Should be there around 7ish or maybe a bit earlier

    December 11, 2013

    • Matt

      ah forgot it doesn't start till half 7! Maybe closer to that time then

      December 11, 2013

  • Claire S.

    Should be coming and my plus one is my partner, who does photography stuff. Looking forward to it :)

    December 11, 2013

  • James

    I'm defo coming. Don't have much a sketchbook to show, but it'll be good to get some inspiration i'm sure.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may not be able to make it after all, been ill this week and not feeling much better. Will try and make it if I can, if not I'll let you know!!

    December 9, 2013

  • Matthew W.

    Hi all!

    I've been a bit overwhelmed by the response of this group and meetup. Didn't expect it at all and consequently I'm a little nervous (but excited) about meeting you all! If the numbers keep increasing I think I may have to reserve a table in Trof so that everyone can fit. Oh to hell with it, I'll book the whole place! ;o)

    I have a few ideas so far of places where we could go for our first proper meet up but will discuss when I see you. Looking forward to meeting you all soon and being a little blurry-eyed the day after in front of my students. Well, it is nearly Christmas! See you soon, Matt

    November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to this, all will be awesome!! See you on the night!!

      1 · December 1, 2013

  • Matt

    Can't wait!

    November 19, 2013

  • David P.

    May arrive later-French class in Chorley

    November 18, 2013

  • Jan H.

    Sorry, but won't be able to get to Manchester on this night. Will there be any meetings nearer Chester?

    November 16, 2013

    • Matthew W.

      Hi Jan. It's a shame you wont be able to come. As this is a brand, spanking new meet-up I have no idea where and when future meet-ups will be but most likely in the manchester/lancashire/ch­eshire areas.

      1 · November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this! May even bring my sketchbook with me!!!

    November 14, 2013

22 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy