City Arts CHALKFEST takes place on the 12th July 2015

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Come and take part in something unique! We have organised CHALKFEST – a pavement chalk drawing competition taking place in Newbury’s Market Place on the 12th July 2015.

It is Free to Enter and  open to people of all ages.  All materials to use on the day will be supplied by City Arts; so all you need to do is turn up, pick a spot and create a unique chalk drawing on the market square paving.

The competition prize is sponsored by Craftsman Newbury Ltd

Big Draw Exhibition 9th November 2014

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All the drawings we did in the two sessions of the Big Draw were exhibited last Sunday at City Arts. A few photos below if you could not make it. The participants enjoyed seeing the display, organised following the street “elevation” but grouping the same buildings drawn by different people together.

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Big Draw Activity

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Last Saturday 11th October was our first Big Draw day. We enjoyed welcoming a great range of people, and specially families that turned up to draw together and to see what was going on. The walls have started to fill up with drawings and we look forward to seeing more going up this Sunday 19th October.

There is a mixture of styles, with charcoal, pen, ink, liquid ink, colour and black and white, pencils….

See for yourself, come along! we look forward to seeing you here!

Thanks to the incredibly talented Edy Gosselin for her photography (see below), and to her and all the volunteer helpers on the day.

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Come and take part in these drawing events entitled:
your street – your community – your drawings
– hands on drawing experience for all – loads of fun.

Big Draw events 11th and 19th October 2014

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City Arts in collaboration with Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire will be taking part in 2014’s BIG DRAW with two hands on drawing events entitled: your street, your community – your people on Sat 11th and Sun 19th Oct 2014, 11 am to 3 pm.
Link to Big Draw site here