Drawing the World

Sunday 11 October, 11 – 4 pm
Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C, Free

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

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! 
1 - 4pm

Watch Stephen Farthing discuss this epic collaboration.

 All day

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.

David Lemm

Enjoy even more drawing activities with Regent High School, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children and King’s Cross Academy.

 Timed events 

11.30am & 2.30pm: Trace the universe’s first fourteen billion years on a mythical drawing trail with Global Generation. Meet at the Welcome Desk at Granary 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.

3pm - 5pm: Join artist and Central Saint Martins graduate Wei Shao for Future Cities and draw your vision on a future map.

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. 

11.30am -12.30pm:  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 and to A Comics Masterclass, a drop-in workshop using mixed media with award-winning comic artist-illustrators Merlin Evans and Lily Beardshaw. 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.