Big Draw event in Grizedale Forest for October half term to fire kids' imaginations (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Big Draw event in Grizedale Forest for October half term to fire kids' imaginations
GRIZEDALE Forest is encouraging children and their parents to take part in the world's biggest drawing festival next week.
The 2013 Big Draw runs until November 3 in 15 countries and the Forestry Commission which runs Grizedale Forest is taking part.
It will be welcoming visitors to their Forest Fairy Tales Big Draw during October half term.
People of all ages and all drawing capabilities are invited to The Yan at Grizedale Forest, where they will 'enter through the open pages of a fairy tale book to find an enchanted forest inside'.
Grizedale staff and volunteers are currently knitting branches for the magical tree – made of twine and leaves from the forest.
The theme of Grizedale Forest’s Big Draw is fairy tales and is part of a wider Forestry Commission theme, Forest Fairy Tales.
The aim is to engage a whole generation of youngsters using their imaginations though the great outdoors.
Visitors can venture into the forest on the Bread Crumb Trail which includes The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff bridge to trigger imaginations for The Big Draw.
Kate Jordan, of Grizedale, said: “Our Big Draw is all about getting people to come explore their arty side. This event is for everyone – for those who love to draw to those who think they can’t.
"We are encouraging all ages to come into the forest, where there is so much natural beauty, let your imagination run wild, and use this experience to draw!”
Big Draw is an event run by The Campaign for Drawing, n independent charity which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.
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