Castle hosts ‘Big Draw’ this Sunday

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PEOPLE are being invited to pick up their paints and pencils and get creative.

Clitheroe Castle Museum is running a “Big Draw” campaign and one lucky winner could see their work used to officially promote the museum’s Lancashire Day event.

The Big Draw campaign is a national celebration which brings out the artist in everyone. It’s an opportunity for people of all ages to explore the potential of drawing and to try their hand at illustrating at an event this Sunday, October 9th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Clitheroe Castle Museum is asking people to have a look at their free-to-enter exhibition in the Steward’s Gallery for inspiration and then design an illustration for use in an advertising campaign.

Rachel Jackson, museum manager, said: “The Big Draw event is exciting as it brings communities together. The campaign aims to get everyone drawing. It helps us to be inventive, creative and communicate regardless of age and ability.

“If you enjoy drawing, or even if you’ve never tried before, then this could be for you. We hope people will come along to try their hand at drawing, as well as sample the many other activities, fun and games for all the family around the museum.”

The winning design, chosen by Lancashire County Council’s creative designer, will be turned into posters and flyers to promote a real advertising campaign for the museum’s Lancashire Day event on November 27th. The winner will also receive a Museum Xplorer Ticket.

Other design entries will be displayed in the museum’s Your Clitheroe gallery on Lancashire Day. Admission to the Big Draw event is free, but normal fees apply if you wish to visit the museum itself. Children must be accompanied by an adult.