Middleton Cheney Library is staging its own event as part of The Big Draw this weekend and organisers are hoping young and old will go along and join the fun.
The nationwide scheme celebrates drawing and promotes community collaboration.
It takes place throughout October and is this year held in collaboration with the new Family Arts Festival to create the largest festival of its kind in the UK.
Organised by the Library Supporters Group, the Middleton Cheney event explores the theme Open Doors and will take place at the library and the primary school on Saturday and Sunday.
Chris Craggs, the group’s publicity officer, said: “This event is planned to make better use of the library and encourage people of all ages to explore the visual world through drawing. The fact that our small event is part of the new Family Arts Festival is just a fantastic boost and hopefully will encourage active participation across the village.” Groups will develop the theme Open Doors and what might be through those doors.
All materials will be supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring photographs, magazines and other references to help create something really special.
There will be two sessions each day – 11am to 1pm and 1pm to 3pm.The sessions are £1 for adults and 50p for children. Anyone attending all sessions will get the fourth one free. People can either register before or simply turn up. The lead artist for the weekend is Tamar MacLellan who will be supported by Caroline Chappell. Other tutors will include Nicola Henshaw from Banbury and Sally Moret from Towcester.
More information can be obtained from the library, www.middletoncheney.org or from Mr Craggs on 01295 712949.
The Library Supporters Group runs a number of events in an effort to keep the library open, make better use of the facility and raise money to improve services.