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The Big Draw Festival 2019: Official Launch Event!

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Manchester Art Gallery

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The Big Draw Festival is back and this year we are launching The World's Biggest celebration of Drawing in the heart of Manchester!

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The Big Draw kick starts the world’s biggest drawing festival in the creative hub of Manchester!

Join us for the official Launch of The Big Draw Festival 2019: Drawn To Life

Sunday 29 September

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL

Free, all welcome | Activities and workshops for all ages and abilities: 11am – 4pm

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Uniting people, pencils and pixels across the globe for the 19th colourful year, visual literacy charity The Big Draw have announced their annual flagship celebration of creativity The Big Draw Festival, this year themed: Drawn To Life will be launched at Manchester Art Gallery, UK on Sunday 29th September with a free, open to all, creative extravaganza…

The launch marks the start of the official Big Draw Festival month (throughout October) which sees over 500,000 visitors enjoy thousands of events hosted by Big Draw Co-creators in over 25 countries worldwide. From Manchester to Mexico, Truro to Toronto, people will be united across the globe this autumn by the power of the pencil!

Whether you’re a disastrous doodler, inspired illustrator or a reluctant Rembrandt, we need your marks to kick start The World’s Biggest Celebration of Drawing with style! This year The Big Draw is proud to be collaborating with one of the UK's best loved creative institutions: Manchester Art Gallery, with their commitment to actively exploring the links between art, creativity, social change and wellbeing, they are the perfect partners as we, and thousands of organisations worldwide celebrate this year’s Festival theme: Drawn To Life, exploring the many benefits a more creative life can bring for both mind and body.

The free launch event has something for everybody… Limber up with larger than life collaborative window and floor drawing throughout the gallery and courtyard or make more mindful marks for those who prefer a chilled Sunday sketch. Get Drawn To Life and be inspired by some of Manchester Art Gallery’s current exhibitions exploring mindfulness including the acclaimed ‘And Breathe….’ or grab a POSCA pen and get in the spirit of ‘Get Together and Get Things Done’ by making your own protest banner!

Find us at the welcome desk to pick up your free drawing materials and activities guide with over 15 artist-led drop-in workshops to keep your creatives cogs churning.

So whether you draw everyday, only doodle in meetings or haven't drawn since school, The Big Draw needs you as part of the ‘Drawn To Life’ picture this year!

Find more Big Draw events happening near you this year or why not organise your own! >> thebigdraw.org

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TThe Big Draw Festival Launch event is FREE and open to all, we look forward to seeing you and your scribbles on the day!

Find an event this year or organise your own! >> www.thebigdraw.org

The Big Draw Festival 2019 Launch Material Sponsor: POSCA

The Big Draw's 'Drawn To Life' sketchbooks have been beautifully crafted and donated by Pink Pig this year.

The Big Draw Festival 2019 Launch Partner: Manchester Art Gallery

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