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29 October 9.30-15.00

The Big Draw Festival

Big Draw LogoFlipSide, in association with the FAYAP (Framlingham Area Youth Action Partnership) Big Pencils Project and with sponsorship from Arts Framlingham, is bringing The Big Draw to Framlingham.

The Big Draw is a free event for all ages, which aims to promote drawing and all its many uses and pleasures - and the Big Draw in Framlingham will offer people the chance to have a go at drawing in the heart of this beautiful market town. All art materials, boards and easels will be available, so that everyone can pick up a pen, pencil or piece of charcoal and try a life drawing, tackle a still life or follow the town art trail to spot a favourite part of Framlingham and create a drawing.  

Eye catching visual displays by creative director Russell Marsh, plus artists including cartoonist Simon Farr, portrait artist Jack Stephenson and  illustrator Jem Seely.  The Suffolk Group’s Graham and Julie Giles, Pauline Bickerton and Sally Crowley will be on hand to help to inspire your creativity. More on our artists below.

Genevieve Christie, FlipSide Director said ‘The previous Big Draw at the Flipside Festival in 2015 proved to be a huge hit with families and people of all ages and we’re very excited to be bringing it to the historic market town of Framlingham whose picturesque landmarks are a feast for the eyes’.

The Big Draw day will take place at various locations around the town including St Michael's Church and St Michael’s Rooms, Framlingham Unitarian Meeting House and Library, with a central base in the market on Market Hill.  The day will culminate in celebration of drawing with a display of artwork produced.

Whether you’re a budding Leonardo, a pint-sized Picasso or a secret sketcher, The Big Draw in Framlingham is not to be missed! 

Meet the artists:

Jem Seely

Busy stallholders, rushing shoppers, coffee quaffers, passing cars and cyclists - it's all about movement as you put pen to paper. Wrap up warm and raise some steam capturing the hustle and bustle on Framlingham's market hill.  Join illustrator Jem Seeley for some action packed art.

Simon Farr    

Russell Marsh

Jack Stephenson