Framlingham Big Draw was ‘a very creative day for all’

Framlingham Big Draw event. By John Christie

Framlingham Big Draw event. By John Christie - Credit: Archant

Artists of all ages took to the streets of a Suffolk town as part of a national festival promoting the many pleasures of drawing.

The Framlingham Big Draw, organised on Saturday by Suffolk arts charity FlipSide, encouraged people to pick up a pen, pencil or piece of charcoal to capture their favourite part of the town.

Flipside director Genevieve Christie said she was “delighted “ the event proved to be such a “wonderful multi-generational event”. “The beautiful displays in the church were a big hit as were the life drawing and pen and ink sessions – it was a very creative day for all,” she added.

Professional cartoonist Simon Farr led “Pen and Ink” workshops in the library, which manager Lesley Clouting said were a huge hit and had inspired her to consider hosting more regular sessions.

Other artists on hand to inspire creativity included Jack Stephenson and Graham and Julie Giles, of the The Suffolk Group.


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The free events were made possible thanks to sponsorship from Arts Framlingham and the efforts of the Framlingham Area Youth Action Partnership.

FAYAP’s Spade Hopkins said: “Working with the lovely folk at Flipside on the Big Draw in Framlingham was a great success for the Big Pencils Art Project which is part of FAYAP, the Framlingham Youth Club. People of all ages enjoyed themselves together; which is what we are all about.

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Barnes Rosher Office Supplies provided some of the art materials.

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