7 October 2015 at 4.54pm | 2 Comments
This event is part of an international drawing festival, which will see thousands of activities taking place around the world throughout October.
Pullman's acclaimed children’s story The Firework-Maker's Daughter has been adapted into a family opera, with performances taking place in the ROH's Linbury Studio Theatre this Christmas.
‘I’m really looking forward to The Big Draw because drawing is such a pleasure that I want everyone to share it’, said Pullman. ‘The feeling of a sharp pencil moving over a piece of good paper is a delight to the hand as well as to the eye. By far the best way to see things clearly is to draw them, and looking and drawing are a key to understanding the world in quite different ways from listening and reading. Literacy is vital, of course, but it would be wonderful to give everyone — adult as well as child — a chance to master picturacy as well.’
This year's festival theme is 'Every drawing tells a story' and the event at High House Production Park will take the ballet The Nutcracker as its focus.
Newcomers to drawing and experts alike can learn from skilled and experienced artists and there will be plenty of activities to get involved with including designing costumes with the Royal Opera House and still-life drawing of instruments with Thurrock Music Services.
For more information about The Big Draw festival, visit www.thebigdraw.org.uk