Join Purple and Grey for a big draw event at the historic scenic Creswell Crags home of the UKs first rock art.
Be inspired by this wonderful gorge, bring your sketch books and own drawing materials, and spend time exploring the Creswell area and discover a diverse range of cultural and geological sights and attractions.
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago, Further evidence became known in 2003 with the discovery of Britain's only known Ice Age rock art.
Meet Purple and Grey outside at the visitor centre entrance at 10.30 am and spend a few hours in the grounds drawing the sights in your chosen medium. Return around 12.30 - 1 pm around the cafe area for a cuppa and share your drawings with each other.
About The Big Draw Festival
The Big Draw Festival is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't! It's an opportunity to join a global community in celebration of the universal language of drawing.
From 1-31 October, every year, thousands of enjoyable and experiemntal drawing activities connect people of all ages with schools, galleries, museums, libraries, heritage sites, village halls, refugee organisations, outdoor spaces - allsorts of places - artists, scientists, designers, illustrators, inventors and each other.
Since launching in 2000, the festival has taken place in 28 countries around the world, engaged over 3 million people and even clocked up two world records.
Anyone can get involved in the festival. Some famous folk who have supported past events include award-winning author Philip Pullman, Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, artist Tanya Raabe-Webber, illustrators Oliver Jeffers, Posy Simmonds and Sir Quentin Blake, and many more.
October 11th 10.30 am
Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre
Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, S80 3LH
If you are using SatNav, please be aware that most devices do not direct people to the centre accurately. Please use the postcode S80 3LH and then follow signs when in the vicinity.