The Big Draw 2015


Happy ‘The Big Draw’ Month! October 1st saw the start of a national campaign to celebrate all things drawing related!

“The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival with thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators – and each other.

The Big Draw is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can’t!”

If you want to find out more information have a look at the Big Draw Website. There are also lots of local events taking place around the country. Cambridge was lucky enough to see a range of events taking place at the beginning of the month and I went along to one of them. The activities were organised by Cambridge BID who “represents a collection of 1,100 shops, bars, cafés, attractions, entertainment and services in the City Centre and we strive to ensure that visitors, locals and businesses enjoy a vibrant, safe and clean environment.”


I went along to the event held in the Grafton Centre and it was lovely to chat to the people leading the session and the families taking part. Aimed at both adults and children it was wonderful seeing people putting pencil (and other materials!) to paper and being creative. A huge thank you to the families below who were happy for me to take pictures as they concentrated on their art!



A huge thank you to Cambridge BID who were happy to share some of their own images of events I couldn’t make it to!

Guildhall 12

Round Church 2

Guildhall 2

And the beauty of the Big Draw (and art in general) is you can do it any time and any place. My favourite drawing spot at the moment is curled up on the sofa under a cosy blanket. Do you enjoy drawing? Where are your favourite spots for pulling out the sketchbook? The Daylight Explorers would love to hear about them!


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