Lines of London Sketchcrawl

join us as we walk - talk - sketch from E14 TO SE10 | Saturday 1 July  

Complimentary A4 Sketchbook and tote bag courtesy Cass Art for every booker!

All ages and levels of experience welcome / Tickets: £5 (Under 16s go free)  / comfy shoes & an explorer's spirit essential / free Cass Art sketchbook for every booker!




Part 1: Trinity Buoy Wharf | 1pm - 2.30pm

Meet Point: Bow Creek Cafe, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JW

Beautiful coffee served here for some sketching turbo fuel!

Sketch crawl at Trinity Buoy Wharf including visit and introduction to Longplayer housed with London’s only lighthouse. 

Getting here: Helpful directions to Trinity Buoy Wharf can be found here. 

Sketch (above) by Nicola Schofield from The Big Draw 'Drawing the Line' 2016

 (Tube / DLR Map)

Part 2: Royal Victoria Docks | 2.30 - 3.30pm | Emirates Air Line cable cars over to North Greenwich, E16 1FA | Map

We hope you will join us as we walk (if you have any special access requirements please let us know) from Trinity Buoy Wharf to The Royal Victoria Docks where we'll catch the cable cars over the river for some birds eye view sketching! 

NB: Remember your Oyster Card! If you are not a fan of heights please feel free to use the DLR or tube to meet us at part 3.... (We'd advise Canning Town, Jubilee to North Greenwich).

Part 3: Greenwich Peninsula and (southern section)The Line sculpture walk | 3.30pm - 5pm

The Big Draw'sDrawing the Line Sketchcrawl (2016) at Antony Gormley's 'Quantum Cloud'

Once we're back on land and looking back at Trinity Buoy Wharf from the other side of the river we will embark on sketching a rich landscape of sculpture, urban gardens and feats of architecture on a grand scale...

The Line sculpture trail and artworks in and around The Greenwich Peninsula form the southern part of this world-class outdoor art trail. On route we will sketch the ever evolving Docklands and East London skyline as we head off for more jaw dropping sculptures by Antony Gormley, Thomson & Craighead, Richard Wilson, Gary Hume, finally finishing at Alex Chinneck’sA Bullet from a Shooting Star’ (Pictured below).


Alex Chinneck 'A Bullet from a Shooting Star' (2015). Photo: Chris Tubbs.

Tickets:  £5  (Under 16s go free) - includes complimentary cass art sketchbook + tote!


Please print out ticket confirmation and bring to the event.

All ages and abilities welcome. If you have any special access requirements please contact   


London's only lighthouse and Fatboy's diner at Trinity Buoy Wharf

As crane-shaped shadows loom over this very special pocket of London's Docklands, the fascinating Trinity Buoy Wharf has retained its historical and creative charm in the face of some pretty aggressive development in every direction. Back by popular demand The Big Draw is pleased to bring urban sketching back to E14 this summer - with anyone who wants to join us, armed with weapons of mass creation to record the ever changing London skyline along the Thames and all the curios inbetween.

This site was made for urban sketchers! As well as being home to The Big Draw's HQ and a whole host of artists, makers and creative businesses Trinity Buoy Wharf also boasts London's only lighthouse which is now home to Longplayer (pictured below), an ever evolving musical composition by Jem Finer/ Artangel, designed to play without repetition for 1,000 years, a series of lovingly preserved Grade-II listed warehouses (where all of the Buoys and markers for the Thames were once made and repaired), the infamous Fat Boy's 40s diner. The Faraday Effect, believed to be London's smallest museum, is dedicated to the Victorian Scientist and Alunatime, a permanant Lunar Clock  based on the site (Pictured above) .

The vista from the lighthouse overlooking Greenwich and SE London is unparallelled and will definitely require some double page spread action! This is an excellent opportunity for sculpture lovers, urban explorers, avid sketchers or anyone looking for a unique day out in one of London’s most exciting creative quarters.

'Longplayer', Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

Towards the end of the sketchcrawl, over the river.....

Many of the works along ‘The Line’ sculpture trail reference the industrial past of Greenwich Peninsula, the surrounding docklands and the East End opening discussion on route on the role of artists and the creative industries making inventive use of disused and forgotten buildings and pockets of post-industrial Britain often kick-starting renewed growth and regeneration. But where does it all lead?

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A totally unposed photo from last years walk!