October is Big Draw month in fifteen countries, and over 200,000 people take part every year. Hundreds of new and enjoyable drawing activities connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists – and each other. These events are for those who love to draw, and those who think they can’t.

Since its launch in 2000, The Big Draw has successfully supported the Campaign for Drawing’s aims by encouraging everyone to draw. Big Draw events highlight the power of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action.

The De La Warr Pavilion has been taking part in the Big Draw since the beginning and has won many of the awards for its event. So this year, award-winning Big Draw artist Sheridan Quigley has come up with the idea of Futuropolis for the Big Draw’s theme “Draw Tomorrow”. It is also linked with this year’s new Family Arts Festival, which runs from 18 Oct to 3 Nov.

Futuropolis is the city of the future. What will its buildings, transport, people and even its plants look like? Sheridan Quigley’s idea is to build a huge prototype 3D city for participants to draw on – they will be asked to bring big ideas and watch the future develop over the three days of this wonderful collaboration.

We are looking for volunteers help assist on this major event in the De La Warr Pavilion’s programme. So if you have some free time to help us on the event from Tues 29 to Thurs 31 Oct and would like to be involved in the biggest drawing festival, then contact Natalie on natalie.trimby@dlwp.com or 01424 229103. You don’t need to know how to draw!

If you would like to see previous Big Draws, please go to http://www.campaignfordrawing.net/the-big-draw

Posted by Ryan Coleman on Thursday 19 September 2013