Where can I find art-related social activities during a vacation in London and Edinburgh?
May 10, 2012 9:21 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find art-related social activities during a vacation in London and Edinburgh?

I'm planning to visit the UK for two weeks at the end of May.

In normal life I enjoy hanging out with friends in a cafe and drawing. I also like going to comic/pop culture conventions such as Comic Con, Wonder Con, APE, etc.

This is one of my favorite events... Sketchbomb SF.

Also this Sketch Tuesdays thing is OK.

I found this London Drink and Draw which looks cool but they aren't actually having any meetings while I'm there. :(

There's a London Dr Sketchy's. OK, getting warmer.

I also found this "cultureseekers" Not drawing specifically, but looks fun.

Anyway, those are some examples of the type of events I'm looking for.

I'm hoping someone knows about the Totally Chill Comic Geek Otaku Drawing Club that isn't listed in Meetup.com.

I'm not averse to fine-art stuff though. Pretty much anything art-related where you get to participate actively would be great. Art walk, gallery crawl, a notable comic store. I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
posted by eeby to Travel & Transportation around London, England (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Try Time Out London or Yelp London
posted by thelastgirl at 9:58 PM on May 10, 2012

Friday nights in London, most of the big name museums are open late, often with special events and wine.
posted by toerinishuman at 1:38 AM on May 11, 2012

In Edinburgh you could try contacting the people who run Patriothall Art Gallery in Stockbridge. They run a number of classes and may be able to help out. There are a number of other similar galleries around Dundas street that could give you contacts.
posted by rongorongo at 2:54 AM on May 11, 2012

In Edinburgh, you could try hanging out at some of these places, or just checking their websites/noticeboards for events:

Pulp Fiction Books

Out of the Blue Drill Hall Arts Cafe

Word of Mouth Cafe

Art's Complex, which is mostly studios/galleries but sometimes has events too and has plenty of arty folk wandering about, despite its appearance as a grim 60s office block.

Sadly The Forest Cafe is no more or I'd send you there straight away.
posted by penguin pie at 5:43 AM on May 11, 2012

Looks like there's fun stuff going on at the John Soane Museum in May.
posted by Omission at 10:02 AM on May 11, 2012

Cool. Thanks for the references, guys!
posted by eeby at 6:08 PM on May 11, 2012

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