Please note corrected date!
Our next outing is on Wednesday 17 May at 3pm to Canonbury Square N1. The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is on the corner with New North Road (39a Canonbury Square), we suggest gathering outside initially. We will meet at 3pm so that artists can go on seamlessly to the evening IAS-sponsored talk on Giacomo Balla at the Estorick, starting at 6pm. The Estorick is focusing on the futurist painter Balla with a major exhibition this spring, details are here There is a cafe and a garden in the Estorick which are open to the public. Map and full location details can be seen here
Canonbury Square itself has been nicely landscaped and there are plenty of benches, but some of these have suffered from birds, so people may want to bring sketching stools. Canonbury Square is a good example of a typical Islington Georgian Square. George Orwell lived in one of the houses for three years. The sixth form centre for Northbridge House is just round the corner and is based around Canonbury Tower which dates back to Tudor times. The surrounding buildings used to be the Tower Theatre. Upper Street with its shops and cafes is just round the corner. So enough estate agent talk and let's get drawing!
Janet's phone for the day is 07815 772857.
If you wish to come on to the Giacomo Ballo talk, please could you let the IAS know by 12 May preferably to islingtonartsociety@hotmail.
co.uk otherwise tel:
020 8348 8728 (no answer please just leave a message).