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Bideford BIG Draw - Saturday 30 October 2021


A grant from Heritage Lottery means Way of the Wharves can organise this FREE community event. Open to all. Family event at end of half term.

This worldwide celebration of drawing, with 2021 theme: Make the Change, harnesses creativity to bring communities together. See .
Using the universal language of drawing to get everyone involved and creative by being part of the World’s Biggest community of drawing enthusiasts!
Come and put East the Water in your picture . . . . . .

From The Quay, Bideford (west side) looking over river and drawing / painting:

• History - what the river, foreshore, wharves were like in the past
• Present – what the river, foreshore, wharves look like now
• Future – what the river, foreshore, wharves might look like in the future

Who can participate?

Open to individuals, families, artists/art groups, history groups, natural history groups.

• No entry charge
• Stewards with art teaching experience available to help/encourage participants

Exhibiting and prizes

All artworks will be photographed, collated and uploaded to  Exhibitions of selected artwork. Prizes for categories: young people, students, adults.


More information and registration at

Bideford Big Draw 30 October 2021 Putting East The Water in the picture

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Bideford Men's Shed is finished and they are hoping to start working in Mid-May or Mid-June at the latest, but if you want to know more about it, contact Gordon on 01237 478327

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