Next at St George’s Arts

October and November are full of exciting things here at St George’s. On October 13th the ever popular Big Draw returns to encourage everyone to join in. For those who have not come across the Big Draw before, a little bit about it and what our theme is this year.

The Big Draw is a popular annual drawing project, taking place every October at venues in twenty different countries worldwide. Artists Richenda Court and Rebecca Price will be on hand to inspire everyone to draw using a variety of materials. The theme this year is ‘My Favourite Story’ and finished works can be entered for the Look:Hear Youth Art Competition.

So join us at St George’s to make your mark and rediscover what fun drawing can be!

Saturday 13 October 1.00-4.30pm Free Family Art Workshop

Details: 01372 464881 or

The Tale-Spinners Art Competition

As part of the Look:Hear Youth Arts Festival, Elmbridge Borough Council, The R C Sherriff Trust and St George’s Arts invite young artists to enter an art competition on the theme of ‘My Favourite Story’. We are looking for artworks that use texture and colour to express the atmosphere of the story, rather than just literal interpretations or copies of existing illustrations.

Prizes will be awarded to winning entries and the best work will be exhibited at St. George’s Arts in November, as part of the Look:Hear Festival..

Three categories: 8-11, 12-14 15-18 yrs old

Maximum size: A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) for 8 – 14 yrs; !00 x 80cm for 15 – 18 yrs

Please write your name, age category, telephone and parent’s email address on the back of the picture, and deliver it in an envelope marked ‘Tale-Spinners Art Competition’, to:

Peter Allen, Arts Development Officer,

Elmbridge Borough Council,

Civic Centre,



KT10 9SD

The closing date for entries is 26 October 2012.

If you would like to have your artwork returned, please also include a SAE.

Judging will take place at the beginning of November and the winning entries notified by 9 November.

For more details, contact Peter Allen:

Look: Hear Youth Art Exhibition

Friday 23 – Fri 30 November (10am – 4pm Mon – Sat)

An exhibition showcasing the best of Elmbridge’s young artists, as part of the Elmbridge Youth Arts Festival. The exhibition will include all the winners of the Tale-Spinners Art Competition and also work done by students from Hinchley Wood school at Richenda Court’s ‘Dance Signatures’ workshops earlier this year.

Launch: Thursday 22 November 6-8pm

Details: 01372 464881


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