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Miner2Major is working with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries on this year’s Big Draw Festival, which is a worldwide celebration of drawing. The Big Draw promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, encouraging people to get back to the drawing board! The Festival is made up of a collection of thousands of creative events, activities and workshops across the globe run by organisations big and small; from individuals to entire cities!
This year the theme is: A climate of change – The Big Green Draw.
In spring/summer 2020, we worked with local groups across the Miner2Major area to take part in the project to collectively create 200 metres of festival bunting, where every triangle is a hand painted artwork from the community that celebrates the diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest.
Artist Jess Kemp worked with Inspire to create a video tutorial and a set of printed ‘How To’ instructions, which were then issued to the participating groups, along with a kit of all the materials and equipment needed to make silk painted bunting triangles. Once completed, the triangles were returned and Jess painstakingly stitched them all together to make the lengths of bunting.
By October 2021 the bunting was complete and began its journey on a travelling exhibition of Inspire libraries across the county, due to complete in July 2021. From then onwards the bunting will be used at festivals across the Miner2Major area.
If you don’t get chance to see the bunting in one of the exhibition locations don’t worry, Inspire have created an online version so you can see some of the amazing designs created. Visit Virtual Exhibition - The Big Draw 2020: A Climate of Change on Inspire Culture website.
The Miner2Major team are working with Inspire to create a travelling exhibition. The exhibition will focus on the Miner2Major scheme area and help us to explore and celebrate the diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest.
The exhibition will focus on the project areas that Miner2Major will be exploring throughout the life of the scheme.
The exhibition is being designed by Hird; a local freelance design firm. The exhibition combines simple graphics, images and text. This will help the team explore the long term aims of the scheme with members of the public when we are out and about.
The Miner2Major team have worked with our partner, Inspire, to create a selection of activity sheets. The sheets are designed for the whole family to have a go at and learn about Sherwood Forest. The activities range from word searches and crosswords, mazes and dot to dots.