This October half term, The Big Draw – the world’s largest drawing festival – will reach new artistic heights as it arrives at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. From 24 October – 1 November 2015 between 12-4pm, the UK’s tallest sculpture will be transformed into The Big Draw’s London showpiece as budding artists are invited to create their own masterpieces on a giant community artwork, shaped as iconic buildings from the London skyline.
The theme for this year’s festival is Every Drawing Tells A Story because drawing is a powerful way to bring stories to life, reveal the past, capture the present and explore the future. Founded in the UK in 2000, The Big Draw takes the idea that everyone can draw – given the opportunity.
Throughout October half-term, visitors will be encouraged to become part of the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s story. The 2m high London landscapes – including The Shard, the London Eye and Canary Wharf, as well as the famous red London buses and black taxis – will work as a giant blank canvas which can be drawn all over with colourful pencils and pens. Visitors will also be invited to participate in some observational drawing.