The Big Draw 2013 is a nationwide campaign that takes place during October and November to encourage the human skill of drawing. While much of the British Isles embarks on this artistic campaign designed to get people to reach for the sketchpads, much of the action takes place in the heart of London with the Victoria and Albert Museum featuring strongly.
The Big Draw has proven to be a valuable asset in encouraging drawing. In last year’s event 22 other countries participated with an estimated 200,000 people putting pencil to paper.
As usual London is at the heart of the action and from 25 October to November 3, 2013, the V&A Museum will hold a prolonged drawing session. During the same week the HMS Belfast will allow participants to board the vessel free of charge in order to draw with a nautical theme on Royal Navy sailors Tattoo design, which, we have to admit, will time impeccably with the October half term holidays.
In fact any visitors to London who bring their children along do not need hold any fears about having nothing to do in London this October!
Other venues participating in the Big Draw 2013 in London is the Wellcome Collection, the British Library and the Discover Children’s Centre, as well as many temporary outdoor venues set up, like the one at Tower Bridge last year. All you have to do really is keep your eyes and ears open if you are in London this October and you’ll soon find a venue that has been designed to showcase and nurture one of mankind’s greatest gifts.
The campaign to encourage drawing aims to eradicate the words “I can’t draw” from peoples’ lips forever and will certainly provide an educational experience as a half term activity in London.