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Join us for a day of art and science. Help assemble a giant cell, splice together a new species of dinosaur or swap your paints for bacteria to create your own piece of living artwork.

In addition, we’ll have workshops exploring the concepts of mutation and talks from both artists and scientists on how their disciplines collide.

Or why not take the opportunity to draw inspiration from the Royal Society’s portraits, displays and exhibitions.

There’s something for all ages so grab your sketchpad and get drawing.

What is The Big Draw?

Founded in 2000, The Big Draw (formally The Campaign for Drawing) is an arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. Throughout October The Big Draw festival sees events taking place all around the globe promoting expression through art.

The Big Draw's theme for 2016 is art and science and the Royal Society is proud to feature as one of the festival's highlight events.

For more information visit the The Big Draw's website.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Art supplies will be provided but please feel free to bring your own materials
  • Find information about building accessibility

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