Urban Sketchers: Let’s Draw Basingstoke and Deane!

Eastrop Park AM, Willis Museum PM

Basingstoke Festival

Weekend One

Date: Sunday 23 June
Time: 10am to 3.30pm
Location: Eastrop Park AM, Willis Museum PM

Join local artists Fatima Pantoja, Rachel Davis and Jacky Purtill to become reporters of our beautiful town! Draw at different locations, mostly outdoors, capturing what you see from direct observation. The drawings created will become a record of a specific time and place, showing the world, one picture at the time.

Places are free but must be booked in advance, further details below.

So what is Urban Sketchers all about?

Aim: Art helps to improve wellbeing, being outside and engaging with like-minded people helps too. So what can happen when you put the two together!?

What’s involved?

Sessions take place:

  • Sunday 23 June in Basingstoke Town Centre from 10am to 3.30pm
    • Artists: Jacky Purtill, Rachel Davis & Fatima Pantoja.
    • Location: Basingstoke.
    • 10am to 12.30pm at Eastrop Park (meet by the bandstand)
    • 1pm to 3.30pm at the Willis Museum (meet by the Jane Austen statue)
  • Sunday 30 June in Sherfield on Loddon from 10am to 3.30pm
    • Artists: Jacky Purtill, Rachel Davis & Fatima Pantoja
    • Location: Reading Road in Sherfield on Loddon
    • 10am to 12.30pm White Hart pub
    • 1pm to 3.30pm Sherfield on Loddon Village hall
  • Come for one session or both, it’s your choice.
  • All ability levels and ages welcome.
  • Children need to be accompanied at all times by an adult.
Book your place

(click the relevant date and time or scan the QR code)

Sunday 23 June at 10am

Black and white Booking QR code
Sunday 23 June at 1pm

Black and white Booking QR code
Sunday 30 June at 10am

Black and white Booking QR code
Sunday 30 June at 1pm

Black and white Booking QR code

What to bring on the day?

  • Dress for the weather – hat, sun-cream, umbrella* or all three just in case!
  • You may find it helpful to pack snacks and a drink
  • A stool/collapsible chair, picnic blanket (to sit on the floor), light-weight easel maybe useful
  • High vis jackets (optional)


Basic supplies will be provided on the day, these will be limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

Some ideas of what you can bring along on the day:
Sketchbook, graphite, rubber, sharpener, ink pen, masking tape, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, watercolour or gouache, felt tip pens.

Any questions, e-mail:

Jacky – JacSpace66@gmail.com
Rachel – RachelDavis.artist@gmail.com
Fátima – FPantojaFernandez@gmail.com

**Please make sure you bring a small/medium bag for all of your materials. Please avoid heavy loads due to walking between locations.

This project has been supported by the Basingstoke and Deane Cultural Compact, an independent cross-sector partnership who aim to provide long-term strategic leadership, supporting cultural organisations, artists and local partners beyond the creative sector to enable communities, residents and visitors to engage and participate in cultural activities.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.


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