Tag Archives: Foodies Festival

WhereArtI 16th October : Autumn Colours in Edinburgh

ES WAI161017Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched?

If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning.

Through October I have 5 pairs of tickets to this years Foodies Festival Christmas event in Edinburgh. Each week the randomly picked winner will receive a pair of tickets. 

Foodies Festival Christmas takes place at the EICC in Edinburgh and tickets allow entrance to one session, either Friday 24th November (17:00 – 21:00), Saturday 25th November (10.00 – 18.00) or Sunday 26th November (10.00 – 18.00). Names will be put on a guest list rather than tickets sent out.

Click HERE to enter your answer

Usually the answer will be within Edinburgh, but on the first Monday of the month the competition is Scotland wide. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the details and the beauty in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next time!

Enter via the link above or email contact@edinburghsketcher.com with the subject line ‘WhereArtI 16th October 2017’.

Foodies Festival Christmas website

EICC website

Foodies Festival descends on Inverleith Park once again

The tents are beginning to be erected ahead of this weekends food festival in Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park.

I cycled through the park on Tuesday and noticed preparations had begun to transform the park which lies just over the road from the Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh. I stopped to draw this sketch of the busy workers and the city, and Arthurs Seat in the distance.

Its a great location for the festival and an nice walk from Edinburgh centre through Stockbridge so be sure to head down the hill this weekend to see (and sample!!) the many food and drink stalls showing their wares.

The festival runs on Friday 4th (11am-7pm), Saturday 5th (10am-8pm) and Sunday 6th August (10am-7pm).

There are cookery classes for young and old and appearances from celebrity chefs as well as local food and drink suppliers showing their produce. Its a great place to try something new and often meet the growers themselves.

For more information visit the Foodies Festival website below.

Thanks to the generous organisers I have 5 pairs of tickets to give away for the festival, simply leave your name as a comment below to go into the grand draw I am running on social media.

I will pick 5 random winners on Thursday morning and each will receive a pair of tickets. Due to lack of time the winners names will be put on the guest list to gain entrance so no physical tickets will the sent out.

This sketch was drawn on location in pen and watercolour. 

Foodies Festival website

The WhereArtI Quiz, 2nd November

ES_WAI021115WhereArtI time and as its the first of the month I could be anywhere in Scotland… Can you find me?


Bonus prize: This week I have two tickets for the Xmas Foodies Festival in Edinburgh which runs from 13th to 15th November, to give away. To be in with a chance of winning simply leave your answer below, I will pick a random winner from the correct answers on Tuesday morning.


There are points on offer for the first three correct answers. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.


If you would like to sponsor the quiz or indeed feature in the quiz, then get in touch HERE.

The WhereArtI Quiz, 20th July – win a ticket to Foodies Festival

ES_WAI200715WhereArtI time and this week I want you to name this fine Edinburgh establishment…


This week as well as the usual points on offer I will be selecting a random correct answer to receive 2 tickets to this years Foodies Festival. The UK’s largest celebration of food & drink returns home to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park on 7th, 8th & 9th August, celebrating its 10th Birthday.


Answer as usual and I will pick a winner at random on Wednesday morning.


Foodies Festival website


Foodies finale

FoodiesFestival2013a FoodiesFestival2013b FoodiesFestival2013cThe sketcher family had a great day at Foodies Festival, such a happy vibe around the place. The sun shone, most of the time, and the food and drink were excellent, as were the performers entertaining us on stage. My foodie highlight was a pulled pork sandwich (on gluten free bun) and some Sheppy’s West Country cider to wash it down. Perfick.

I managed three sketches in between the two downpours, and during in the last one. It was great to see all the family too and have a catch up over a drink and listening to some live music. Happy days.