The Annual Festival of Drawing returns to Gainsborough with a Mega Mosaic Workshop

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Local residents are invited to come along to The Big Draw in the West Wing at Gainsborough Old Hall as part of Gainsborough’s Townscape Heritage Initiative.

On Saturday 21 October 2023 from 10am until 2pm, West Lindsey will host a Mega Mosaic Workshop as part of the annual festival of drawing, which also takes place in towns and cities all over the world.

Townscape Heritage Activity Co-ordinator, Theresa Workman, has been planning the event. Theresa said:

“Gainsborough is now a regular participant in this world-wide festival, bringing art and creativity to the community through free craft workshops. This year we wanted to emphasise the importance of recycling and sustainability, so our mosaic materials are made from out of date leaflets, books and surplus paper stock.  We hope that people of every age will drop in to have a go and to pick up tips for inexpensive art ideas to do at home’’.

The workshop provides the perfect opportunity for families to unleash their artistic side and create stunning mosaic masterpieces from scrap paper, and also join in on continuing the giant community mosaic ‘Tides of Time’, which was initiated at Gainsborough Library.

Councillor Paul Howitt-Cowan, member champion for heritage and leisure at the West Lindsey District Council is delighted to be able to share the news of the event. He said:

“We celebrate the fantastic opportunity to host this annual drawing festival in our District, which allows our residents to get involved in a free workshop and spend their day getting creative.”.

This free event has been made possible by Gainsborough’s Townscape Heritage Initiative which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and also by the Arts Fund the government’s Levelling Up Fund. We would like to thank all players of the National Lottery.

For more information about out Townscape Heritage Initiative visit:

https://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/growth-regeneration/gainsborough-heritage-led-regeneration/gainsborough-townscape-heritage-initiative-historic-heart-gainsborough

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