Meet artists and illustrators as The Big Draw arrives with a host of events

The Big Draw
The Big Draw

It’s time to get your creative juices flowing as The Big Draw arrives with a host of events.

During October, residents can look forward to a range of activities hosted by Three Rivers District Council, all themed around drawing and creativity in honour of the worldwide event.

The celebration of drawing connects people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other.

A fun packed programme of opportunities will be taking place throughout the month within Three Rivers, giving people of all ages and abilities the chance

to engage with artists, illustrators and authors. The Big Draw 2015 theme is Every Drawing Tells a Story, you’ll find the programme is themed around reading and books as well as putting pencil to paper, so there’s something for everyone!

To give you a flavour of what will be on offer, Artistsmeet will be showcasing a child and family focused exhibition displaying a fantastic selection of colourful work from seven inspiring illustrators, printers and artists, whose work reference storytelling or literacy in some way.

The Big Draw exhibition at Artistsmeet runs from Thursday, October 1 until Saturday, October 31, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm and Saturday, 10am to 2pm.

There is free admission to the event at Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH.

On Wednesday, October 7 from 4pm to 6pm, members of the public are welcome to join in the fun at Artistsmeet for the exhibition launch, where refreshments will be provided and there’ll be the chance to meet some of the artists.

As part of the wider programme, you can also meet Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2015 Winner Rob Biddulph, who will be running a very special ‘Grrrrr’ storytelling session for little ones, try lino printing from a vintage bicycle with the Culture Cart duo and master life drawing with illustrator Bob Wright.

Leader of the Council at Three Rivers District Council, Councillor Shaw said: “I am excited that the Big Draw has come to Three Rivers, as the event will allow residents and young people to show their creativity.”

Information on The Big Draw exhibition and all of the events, including how to book on can be found on the website www.threerivers.gov.uk