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Free family fun at Atkins Building this Half Term

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Harleynoo8 Mon 14-Sep-15 14:43:35

Taking place in the Atkins Gallery from the 17th till the 31st October 2015 is The Big Draw, a free entry family event that aims to promote the Campaign for Drawing initiative, as well as encouraging people to reminisce about Hinckley??s industrial history.

The Big Draw is a national festival that celebrates drawing, with this year??s theme being ??Every Drawing Tells a Story??. A very old building, the Atkins Building is a former hosiery factory and many stories can be imagined to have taken place in here over the years. Over half-term, children and their families are invited to come along and decorate the walls of the gallery whilst considering factory life of the eighteenth century; You may like to consider drawing pictures of the machinery and equipment that would have been used during these times, or the different types of clothing that people wore and how it compares with modern fashion. The Atkins Building was considered to be one of the largest textiles factories and it is, in itself, an interesting story of transformation, becoming a contemporary business centre with its own art gallery and on-site caf??. For The Big Draw, The Atkins Gallery will provide a blank canvas for families to impress their ideas and thoughts upon in order to illustrate their own stories.

The Atkins Gallery will be open from 9am until 4pm each weekday whilst the Big Draw event is taking place and we hope that we can keep you entertained and inspire your creativity during this time! Refreshments can be purchased in Caf?? Espa??ol and the venue has baby changing facilities and a lift to enable wheel-chair and push-chair access.

Please spread the news to parents and pupils about this fun free indoor event and urge them to come along this autumn and draw us a story!

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