Meet at the entrance to the East Court at 11am on Tuesday 10 January 23.
Ally Pally is an entertainments and sports venue. It has spectacular views overlooking London and will need little introduction to most Art in the Parkers. The East Court has been recently renovated and is now open to sketchers and others. There is more information on their website www.alexandrapalace.com.
Built in 1873 Ally Pally has been a People's Palace and even home to the birth of BBC TV in 1936. Perched on the top of a hill the red brick building dominates North London.
The ice rink will be open and Ally Pally are happy for us to sketch in the ice rink, though a 'spectator's' pass is required, but this is believed to be free. Ally Pally have suggested we call the outing 'Sketch and Skate', but skating is not compulsory.
The address is Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY. The W3 bus goes from Finsbury Park or Tottenham stations to the Ice Rink or Palm Court. Ally Pally has its own rail station, Alexandra Palace Station. The nearest tube is Wood Green and then take the W3. It is possible to park in the car park, but wise to check beforehand on firstname.lastname@example.org in case there is an event, but no events are shown in the calendar for 10 January. A £3 donation is suggested.
The park is also full of sketching opportunities, though as I write the weather is still very cold so maybe we should return in the summer.
There are loos and a cafe.
Janet's number for the day is 07815 772857.