From 1st October - 2nd November, 280,000 people are expected to join in more than 1,000+ drawing activities nationwide as part of The Big Draw 2014.
Nine Elms has a huge programme of events this year for those who love to draw as well as those who think they can't which are free and for all ages.
As part of The Big Draw last year, Nine Elms invited the public to sketch the early stages of the regeneration from the 20th floor of Market Towers - a site now under demolition, with construction on Wanda One (UK's) One Nine Elms set to begin early next year. One year on the regeneration is picking up pace, with 14 schemes currently on site for the £15 billion opportunity area between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge.
This year's Big Draw events will take place a little closer to the ground, with a wide-ranging programme offering creative drawing experiences across the area, helping Londoners to get better acquainted with central London's newest district.
Programme highlights include:
· A do-it-yourself Mad Hatter tea party with artist and illustrator Jenni Desmond at local cultural institution at the Tea House Theatre, on 22nd October between 5pm-7.30pm (Ages 10+)
· A giant dollhouse workshop at the Doodle Bar in Battersea, where the audience can build (or doodle) their own dream Nine Elms home on 18th October between 10am-12pm & 2-4pm (For all ages). Bring your own shoebox.
· A series of comic art workshops with acclaimed illustrator Daniel Locke at Space Station Sixty-Five: using a short piece of newspaper text as their starting point, participants will learn how to create comic art that considers composition, expressive colour use and pacing on 18th October at 2pm (Ages 16+)
· Scribble, sketch, colour, paint and weave along the Thames riverbank on Nine Elms Lane with The Brick Box – expect light graffiti, colourful performances, storytelling and more on 25th and 26th October between 12pm to 10pm (For all ages)
· A Muddy Squelchy Big Draw at the Garden Museum, using clay to draw and create a garden within the museum. The garden will 'grow' each day as more visitors contribute in clay between 27th - 31st October (For all ages)
· Kids can create a menagerie of their own at Vauxhall City Farm with author and illustrator of 'The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast' Jenni Desmond, all materials provided on 30th October between 1-4pm (Ages 4-7).
For information on Big Draw in and around Nine Elms on the South Bank please visit:
Posted: 7 October 2014
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