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Published 23rd September 2016
Nottinghamshire libraries are set to STEAM ahead with a series of fun workshops as part of the The Big Draw Festival, an annual international celebration. This year’s STEAM powered Big Draw will be the first delivered by Inspire which was set up earlier this year to deliver culture, learning and libraries across Nottinghamshire.
From 1-31 October, every year, thousands of enjoyable drawing activities connect people of all ages with places, artists, designers, illustrators, and each other to celebrate the universal language of drawing. This year’s theme brings together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths - STEAM recalls our Industrial past and the fusion of creative innovation, enterprise and the arts.
Inspire will be delivering a program of workshops in libraries for anyone who loves to draw, as well as for those who think they can't! Aimed at children and their families, participants will have fully illuminated fun exploring technology with creativity, using conductive drawing materials and working with an artist to create beautiful drawings with an electric circuit.
Faster than the speed of light, the work created will then become part of a touring library exhibition between November 2016 and April 2017.
Inspire have also secured an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts to extend the workshops to smaller libraries and to work with 10 schools to run Big Draw workshops and add more amazing artworks to the exhibition.
Cllr John Knight commented “This is a great opportunity for Inspire to bring this unique and exciting festival to the people of Nottinghamshire – and we are really proud that additional funding has been secured to work directly with schools and demonstrate the value of drawing in the classroom”.
Workshops - Fully Illuminated Fun
Tickets £2.00, all ages welcome. 1 free adult place per paying child.
Booking essential, please contact the individual libraries
Hucknall Library: Sat 1 Oct sessions start at 10 and 11.30am
Sutton-in-Ashfield Library: Sat 1 Oct sessions start at 10.30am and 12pm
Stapleford Library: Sat 8 Oct sessions start at 9.30 and 11am
Retford Library: Sat 8 Oct sessions start at 10 and 11.30am
Bingham Library: Sat 15 Oct sessions start at 9.30 and 11am
Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library: Sat 15 Oct sessions start at 10 and 11.30am
Newark Library: Sat 15 Oct sessions start at 10.30am and 12pm
Arnold Library: Sat 15 Oct sessions start at 11am and 12.30pm
Southwell Library: Sat 22 Oct sessions start at 11.30am and 1pm
Speed of Light workshops - create a circuit drawing
FREE drop-in workshops
Nottinghamshire Archives: Sat 22 Oct 9.30am to 12.30pm
Mansfield Central Library: Wed 26 Oct 10am to 3pm
Worksop Library: Fri 28 Oct 12 to 3pm
West Bridgford Library: Sat 29 Oct 10am to 1pm
Library Gallery Tour
Worksop Tues 15 Nov 2016 – 21 Dec 2016
West Bridgford Wed 4 Jan 17 – Sun 19 Feb 17
Mansfield 22 Feb 17 – Mon 17 Apr 17
Further information can be found at – www.thebigdraw.org
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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