Posted by Devenia Besant on 02 Oct 2019

What is The Big Draw?

The Big Draw Festival is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing and it takes place across the globe every year from 1-31 October.   The Big Draw charity is the founder and driving force behind the festival but the thousands of enjoyable and experimental drawing activities are brought to life by hundreds of participating organisations from around the world.

Since launching in 2000, the festival has taken place in 28 countries on seven continents, engaged over 4
million people and even clocked up two world records.  The festival promotes drawing as a universal language that has the power to change lives and unite people of any age, background, race, or religion from around the globe.

When and where is The Big Draw taking place in Epsom?

The Big Draw is taking place in Epsom on Saturday 5th October where there will be free drawing stations for all in Epsom Square and Epsom library.

In Epsom Square from 11.00an – 15.00pm the following activities will be taking place:

– Drawing a Garden Together, a 10 metre drawing
– Dress up a Friend and Draw, using an easel
– Clay station with Asta Kalpolkaite

In the Library, there will be book book reading and craft activities:

– 11.15 and 12.15, Book reading and crafts with illustrator/author Jo Rooks, for under 8’s
– 13.30 and 14.30, Book reading an crafts with 38a The Shop, for under 10’s
– 11.00 – 15.00 Drawing on glass with illustrator Cathy Brett
– 11.00 – 15.00 Library led drawing station

For more information about The Big Draw – Epsom event do like them on Facebook here and follow them on Instagram here.  The event is also a part of the Epsom Mental Health and Well-being week which  also starts on Saturday 5th October, take a look at Kat’s blog here to find out more about the 70 events that will be running over the week.


Dee xx

Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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