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Get Creative This October And Join In With The Big Draw

Published on: 30 Sep, 2015
Updated on: 14 May, 2016

Creative people are being encouraged to get involved in an exciting range of free events for all the family as part of this year’s The Big Draw.

jpgIt runs from October 3 to 29 and is part of a campaign to get the nation drawing. This year’s theme is titled Every Drawing Tells a Story.

Eleven Guildford venues are taking part in the event, which is organised locally by Guildford Borough Council’s arts development team, supported by Guildford Arts and Experience Guildford.

Venues include Watts Gallery, G Live, the Boileroom, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and the Electric Theatre.

Cllr Geoff Davis, lead councillor for economic development, said: “The aim of The Big Draw is to get everyone to explore the creative arts and we have an eclectic mix of events taking place.

“The workshops encourage creative ideas and the chance to learn new skills. Anyone can join in, from creating your own hat from recyclable materials at the Yvonne Arnaud, to creating a giant storybook at the Electric Theatre. All events are free, come along and try something new.

“You can also enter The Big Draw poster art competition, and the chance to win £40 of art materials, by picking up a brochure from the Tourist Information Centre, 155 High Street.”

The launch takes place on Saturday, October 3, with events at Holy Trinity Church in participation with Ochre Print Studio.

Drop in between noon and 5pm and join artist Caroline Jackman in creating Peter Pan-based artwork. All ages are welcome to take part.

For a full programme of events, click here.

Other highlights include:

Saturday, October 10, at Guildford Library from 10am to 2pm: take a relaxed drawing and colouring session with Becci Kenning using the contents of your bag or pockets as inspiration.

Saturday, October 18, at the Keystone pub, Portsmouth Road, from noon to 5pm. Join artist Sarah Hesketh for an introduction to street art.

Tuesday, October 27, at he Electric Theatre from 10am to 2pm, help create a giant storybook with artist Paul Kercal.

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