The Big Draw 2020: A Climate of Change

Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries is a proud delivery partner on a Landscape Partnership scheme called Miner2Major.

Celebrating our Legendary Landscape

The scheme, supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, encourages local communities to get involved in projects that celebrate the diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest. We have worked together to deliver The Big Draw 2020: A Climate of Change.

The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival. In 2020 The Big Green Draw Festival #ClimateOfChange focused on the relationship between people and our living environments and ecosystems; highlighting how we live today and the ways in which we do and do not harmonise with nature. The Big Green Draw is eager to help showcase mindsets and actions that proactively support positive symbiosis between people and the Earth.

#BigGreenDraw #ClimateOfChange #BigDrawTurns20

Jess Kemp

Artist Jess Kemp, whose work is featured here and who facilitated communities across the Miner2Major area to learn about Sherwood’s nature and heritage through collectively making festival bunting sadly passed away in 2021. 

This exhibition and the bunting that will fly joyfully at festivals for many years to come is in memory of Jess, her kindness, her friendship and her talent.

Painted Silk Festival Bunting

Groups across the Miner2Major area joined in with The Big Draw 2020: A Climate of Change by working with Jess to collectively create metres of silk painted festival bunting. Every flag we received is a hand painted artwork from the community exploring the 8 themes of the Miner2Major scheme:

  • Better Habitats
  • Saving Sherwood’s Special Species
  • Sherwood’s Landscape of Trees and Hedges
  • Connecting Trails
  • The Veiled Landscape
  • Heritage Buildings
  • Century of Change
  • People of Sherwood

The Exhibition Tour

The bunting triangles went on display at Inspire library galleries and will go on to appear at Miner2Major festivals and events from summer 2022 onwards:

Take a Virtual Tour!


If you would like to find books for children looking to explore the Miner2Major themes, click here for Miner2Major - Children's Recommended Reads.


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