Arts & Culture
The Big Draw 2018: Play! Exhibition opens at Mansfield Central Library Gallery!
Mansfield Central Library
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The Big Draw 2018 in Inspire Libraries around the county aims to get everyone drawing!
What would happen if the circus visited the library? Come along and work with the fabulous artist Emma Reynard in this year's Big Draw fun whatever your age, no drawing ability required. This years theme is Play! - for kids and big kids alike. It's all about letting loose, discovery and most importantly having fun with those HBs!
With a sense of playfulness and magic, this creative hands-on family workshop will be inspired by what would happen if the circus visited the library! You'll create fun and expressive figures and use them to experiment with lights and shadow play to bring your enchanting creations to life.
Why not visit our exhibition at Mansfield Central Library Gallery from Saturday 29 September until Thursday 20 December 2018. The exhibition centrepiece, created by the wonderful automata maker Keith Newstead, illustrates the hilarious antics that ensued when the circus visited.
Booking Essential. For ages 5yrs+ and their families.
About The Big Draw
The Big Draw Festival is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't! It's an opportunity to join a global community in celebration of the universal language of drawing.
From 1-31 October, every year, thousands of enjoyable and experimental drawing activities connect people of all ages with schools, galleries, museums, libraries, heritage sites, village halls, refugee organisations, outdoor spaces - all sorts of places - artists, scientists, designers, illustrators, inventors and each other.
Since launching in 2000, the festival has taken place in 26 countries around the world, engaged over 3 million people and even clocked up two world records.
Anyone can get involved in the festival. Some famous folk who have supported past events include award-winning author Philip Pullman, Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, artist Tanya Raabe-Webber, illustrators Oliver Jeffers, Posy Simmonds and Sir Quentin Blake, and many more.
We’d love you to join us! By becoming a member of Inspire you will be able to have your say on how the society works and develops.
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