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The 2014 Big Draw will run from 1 October to 2 November across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000+ events. The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other. These events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who say they can't!

Since its launch in 2000, The Big Draw has successfully supported the Campaign for Drawing’s aims by encouraging everyone to draw. Big Draw events highlight the power of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action.

2014 will see The Big Draw working in partnership with the Family Arts Festival for a second year to create the largest family arts festival in the UK which will span the autumn half term from 17 October - 2 November. This year's Big Draw theme, It's Our World, is a celebration of our environment - of local, urban and coastal landscapes.

This makes Faber-Castell an especially appropriate sponsor of the 2014 Big Draw. Faber-Castell is proud to be the world's largest and oldest manufacturer of wooden-cased pencils, and of its reputation as an environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically sustainable company.

In the meantime find out how to organise a Big Draw, or read about its history.

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