Sunday 4th May The CHQ Building
This week we are going to the CHQ building just beyond the IFSC, Meet at the front entrance facing the river and the Sean O'Casey pedestrian bridge at 2pm. Here's a map...
then afterwards at 4pm in the Harbour Master Bar at the far end of the dock nearest Connolly Station for Coffee or maybe more! Here's another map...
The CHQ building is right on the riverfront with so many great things to draw on the doorstep if the sun is out and if it's not, there's a huge glass wall to look out through with free comfy seating. The building itself is really interesting too, check it out...
"The CHQ building – previously known as Stack A was built as a tobacco store with vaults beneath to store wine. It was designed by one of the most remarkable engineers of his era, the Scot John Rennie. Everything about the CHQ building is unusual. It is one of the few dockland warehouses protected under the Planning Acts. It is steeped in local history and traditionally locals knew it as the ‘Banquet Hall’ because it was the venue for one of the great social events of the mid-nineteenth century, the Crimean War banquet."
This week's optional challenge is to draw something funny!
If you haven't been before keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketch book and come and say hello. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are!
Hope to see you there!