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Every Drawing Tells a Story…

Having spent much of the summer in fancy dress, enthusing children to ‘Step Into a Story’, recreating book covers with Broomhill Children’s Centre and Hucknall Library and a goodly few weeks getting excited about making fantastic little sketchbooks with Big Draw activity organisers from all over Nottinghamshire, the bookish crescendo is finally here!… THE BIG DRAW 2015 starts on 1 October and runs all the way through until 31 October – The Big Draw is the world’s largest drawing festival with one aim, to get everyone drawing; those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can’t!… This year’s theme is ‘Every Drawing Tells a Story’, so story books it is and why not tell some Nottingham stories whilst we’re at it?!

What’s your favourite, happy Nottingham memory?… It might be a place, a person, a building, an event or even an animal!  I’ll be in residence at the following Library events and I’d love you to drop in and add your own ‘Nottingham Memory Card’ to the compilation Big Draw Lace City Story Book:

Book Binding Materials 
Paper Hydrangea

You will also have the chance to make your very own sketchbook to take home or add to The Nottinghamshire Big Draw Exhibition, which will tour local Libraries into the new year.


I will also be running a workshop at Nottingham City Library on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 (from 1.00pm-4.00pm), as part of Mental Health Awareness Weeks, extolling the calming qualities of papercrafting – we’ll be making your choice of either a paper hydrangea or journal… This event is free of charge, but places are limited, so you will need to book your place on 0115 915 2825 or email 

~ Manton x


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