Bideford BIG DRAW
The Quay Bideford
Sat 30 Oct 1030-1530
Bideford BIG DRAW – Community event Date: Saturday 30 October 2021 Bideford BIG DRAW – Community event Date: Saturday 30 October 2021
From the Quay west side looking over river and drawing / painting:  
  • History – what the river, foreshore, wharves were like in the past
  • Present – what the river, foreshore, wharves look like now
  • Future – what the river, foreshore, wharves might look like in the future 
Who can participate? 
Open to individuals, families, artists/art groups, history groups, natural history groups . . . .            
  • Members with art teaching experience will help/encourage participants, 
  • Inspiration available from historical information/images from the WOTW website 
What will it cost?
  • No entry charge 
  • Funded from donations and a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund to cover: Big Draw subscription, Torridge DC licence for use of quay, Public Liability Insurance, gazebos/shelters, safety equipment, publicity and printing, website, administration, prizes, paper, pencils, drawing boards, etc

Exhibiting and prizes
All artworks to be photographed, collated and uploaded to the WOTW Bideford BIG DRAW website. Exhibitions of selected artwork to be organised. Prizes for categories youngsters, students, adults.

How to get involved
Organised by Way of the Wharves with support already from: TTVS, The Burton, Learn Devon, Freshspring, Red Earth, Morris and Bott, Quay Drawing

Volunteers required to steward event including: signing in participants, registering submissions, upload to website, encouragement and coaching, safety, etc

More information at

To volunteer, donate, support contact  

Way of the Wharves CIO is a registered charity (Number 1188912) 
Way of the Wharves is a not-for-profit organisation based in Bideford advancing the education and information about the maritime and industrial heritage of the Wharves at East the Water and the Torridge Estuary. 

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This is a free event

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Way of the Wharves CIO

Mr Mike Teare
t: 07708891723

Family Friendly Facilities: Car parking (paid)
Public transport stops adjacent
Outside space wheelchair accessible

The Quay Bideford
The Quay
EX39 2EY

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