Invitation to explore and draw the history in city’s Georgian heart

Winckley Square, Preston.
Winckley Square, Preston.
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Over the last year The Friends of Winckley Square have been running regular Guided Walks in Preston’s Georgian pride.

This year for the first time they are offering Guided Walks which focus on extraordinary Women of Winckley Square, which compliment their Former Residents walks.

The walks can be adapted for wheelchair users. The free tours (donations welcome) will be led by one of the Friends of Winckley Square Gardens, explaining all about the local heritage and each tour lasts around an hour and 15 minutes.

Upcoming tours include:

Former Residents

Wednesday October 3, Sunday October 21, Wednesday November 7 and Sunday November 18.

Extraordinary Women

Wednesday October 31.

Book viawww.eventbrite.co.uk first or via email louise.mor@groundwork.org.uk before attending.

All walks will start at 2pm from the centre of the gardens.

Contact Patricia via patricia@winckley.org.uk Keep up to date with Friends of Winckley Square on Facebook FriendsofWinckleySquare
Gardens and Twitter @WinckleySquare.

There’s also an invitation to join The Big Draw in Winckley Square on Saturday and Sunday October 20 and 21

The aim is to have fun and develop your drawing skills with Pat Southern-Pearce and Ribble Urban Sketchers

On the Saturday, the workshop will be looking at before and after photos of Winckley Square past and present… catching the essence of buildings and characters, exploring colour, dark and light sketching techniques. It runs from 10-1pm and 2pm until 4pm. It’s free and open to anyone interested in developing their drawing skills. The morning venue is Peoples Production Lab, 55 Guild Hall Street, Preston PR1 3NU

On the Sunday, 10-1pm and 2pm-4pm, there’s a family day of sketching in the Square with three 45-minute mini fun drawing sessions for everyone to join, working together we will be creating a large colourful artwork. Suitable for grandparents, parents and children of all ages.

All children should be accompanied by an adult. The Mini drawing sessions are from 11.00 - 11.45am; 12.00 – 12.45pmand 2pm- 2.45pm

To book a place on Saturday or on one of the Sunday sessions email louise.mor@groundwork.org.uk