Drawing Inspiration from the Historic England Archive
Swindon Designer Outlet Centre
Mon 25 Oct 10am - 8pm
Tue 26 Oct 10am- 8pm
Wed 27 Oct 10am - 8pm
Thu 28 Oct 10am - 8pm
Fri 29 Oct 10am - 8pm
Join Historic England Archive to explore the role of drawing in recording heritage and in imagining the future of our built environment These five days of drop-in creative activities will draw inspiration from the vast collections of the Historic England Archive - the national Archive of England’s historic environment.

Visitors to Historic England’s Big Draw pop-up event will be able to view a specially prepared large aerial image of Swindon from the 1940s which gives a flavour of the Archive’s outstanding air photography collections and reveals how much Swindon has changed and stayed the same in the past 80 years. 

A range of free drop-in drawing activities will be on offer alongside opportunities to find out more about the collections, including photographs, drawings, and plans relating to the historic environment. There will also be a communal floor drawing celebrating the Swindon’s Railway Village and the Heritage Action Zone, which is helping to breathe new life into the area.  
Join us, in our host venue at the Swindon Designer Outlet to explore how drawing can help us understand the heritage around us and to creatively imagine how we can make positive changes in the places we live. 

This is a free event

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Historic England Archive

Ms Katherine Clough
t: 07787 220823
e: katherine.clough@historicengland.org.uk

Family Friendly Facilities: All drawing activities and materials are free.
Activities are family friendly and drawing is mostly pencil based. 
There will be opportunities to learn more about the collections at Historic England Archive. 
The venue is on the ground floor.
There is limited seating at this event.
There is the option to take part in a drawing on the floor but also alternative activities.

Swindon Designer Outlet Centre
Kemble Drive

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