Drawing the World

11 Oct 2015

Event times

11am - 4pm

Cost of entry

Free, unless otherwise stated. Some events require pre-booking via our website.

Granary Square

London, United Kingdom


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Join us for an exciting day of urban exploration, collaborative drawing and creative activities for all ages.


Become an artist, architect, fashion illustrator, print-maker, comics creator, 3-D drawer or map-maker in workshops led by UAL’s Central Saint Martins, House of Illustration and The Big Draw.

Explore henna design with Somers Town Community Association, sketch the changing urban scene from a viewing platform, map its history on a giant timeline, or design emoji for King’s Cross. Complete a free walk-and-draw map while discovering even more of the area, or make your own map with House of Illustration’s Illustrator in Residence David Lemm.

1 - 4pm: Watch UAL Professor of Drawing Stephen Farthing and thirty postgraduate students produce an epic drawing of the world in a performance directed via mobile phones – and even a drone! 

Timed events

11am & 2pm: Trace the universe’s first fourteen billion years on a mythical drawing trail with Global Generation. Meet at the Big Tree on Turnhalle Square,  and finish in their unique Skip Garden: a moveable urban food growing oasis in the middle of the King's Cross development site. Book for the drawing trail HERE.

11.30am; 12.30pm; 1.30pm; 2.30pm; 3.30pm: Decorate a take-away dinner in the Ready Steady Colour tent with A Line Art , and be entertained by music, comedy and story-telling in 30-minutes of interactive theatre for all the family. For ages 2+. Book Ready Steady Colour HERE

11.30-12.30:  Award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph dips into his new book GRRRRR! for a fun interactive workshop for 3-6 year olds. Free with an all-day entrance ticket (£7 adults/£5 concessions/£4 children) to House of Illustration – includes entry to E.H. Shepard: An Illustrator's War . Buy tickets for House of Illustration HERE. Or call 020 3696 2020. 

1.30-2.30pm: Meet and draw Ulla and her cat Binnacle from OperaUpClose's new family production of Ulla's Odyssey before their 4 pm performance at Kings Place.

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