The Big Draw 2019

Its that time of year again, the Big Draw is back for its 7th Year in Guildford! A month-long festival of free workshops across the borough for ALL the family! Starting Saturday 5 October.

Launched in October 2000, The Big Draw Festival has encouraged over four million people back to the drawing board. It has notched up two world records - for the longest drawing in the world (one kilometre) and the greatest number of people drawing simultaneously (over 7,000). The first Big Draw Festival in 2000 attracted 180 partner organisations. Since then, the number had risen to over 1,000, with over 400,000 people participating each year. What began as a one day celebration of drawing in October 2000 in the UK, is now an annual month-long festival of drawing across the world. 

Celebrate the Big Draw in Guildford by checking out one of the events below:

  • 5 October: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
  • 6 October : Newlands Corner
  • 12 October: Park Barn Centre
  • 13 October: Watts Gallery
  • 19 October: The River Wey
  • 28 October: The Boileroom
  • 30 October: Guildford Cathedral
  • 30 October: Lakeside Fun Day in Ash Vale
  • 2 November: G Live

Remember to pop into the Tourist Information Centre and pick up your copy of The Big Draw Brochure.