Guildford Borough's Big Draw 2018

In October 2018, we hosted a programme of 10 free creative workshops for all the family as part of the national Big Draw Festival. Run in partnership with local arts practitioners and venues, these workshops were designed to let people explore new and creative ideas.

Taking the national Big Draw theme 'Play' as a starting point, the event artists provided a range of free, accessible, high quality and creative activities across the borough.

Workshops were designed to let participants explore new and a creative ideas. 

The festival was all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun through drawing in all its forms!

Feedback from Big Draw events

"Really enjoyed creating things with my granddaughter."

"Gives people a chance to try new things and release their imagination."

"Brilliant! Love the way everyone was included and involved."

"Nice to see it's for adults as well as children."

"Great fun! Love the opportunity to try something I've never done before."

"Great, more please!"

"Looking forward to the next one!"

Past participants, Guildford Borough's Big Draw.

The event is celebrated in our borough every year and is part of the hugely successful initiative The Big Draw which has become the world's largest drawing festival.

How to sign up

To find out more about future Big Draw events, email us at: or call 01483 444767. Let us know your name, email address and use the reference 'Big Draw Mailing'. 

Watch our short video on the Big Draw 2017 in Guildford.

You can also see some inspiring Big Draw videos on the The Big Draw website.