Hundreds of creative people tell the story of Bury St Edmunds through drawing

Rosy and Kate Nichols and mum Lesley, from Bury St Edmunds ANL-150211-162710001
Rosy and Kate Nichols and mum Lesley, from Bury St Edmunds ANL-150211-162710001

A Bury St Edmunds venue was a flurry of creativity as hundreds of people helped tell the story of the town through drawing.

More than 200 budding artists descended on The Apex for #DrawBury and used pictures from the press and their own imagination to help sum up the town through art.

Yuliya Bedya, with daughters Anastasiya and Valerie Bedya, from Barrow, Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150211-161915001

Yuliya Bedya, with daughters Anastasiya and Valerie Bedya, from Barrow, Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150211-161915001

With a theme of ‘Every Drawing Tells a Story’, it was one of about 1,800 events being held across the globe as part of the world’s biggest drawing festival.

Drawings at the event were displayed on a large projector screen called The Draw Bury Times.

Artists also helped tell the story of Bury through The Never Ending Drawing on which youngsters added their creations about life in the town.

Jacquie Campbell, from Bury Sketchers, said: “It was a great success with people dropping by throughout the day and lots of happy faces.

Jonny Worthington, aged five, from Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150211-162213001

Jonny Worthington, aged five, from Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150211-162213001

“All of the wonderful art will later be displayed at The Apex for people to view.”

The event was organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Bury Sketchers. It was also supported by Artheads, artists Amy Nettleton and Joel Millerchip and sponsored by the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (Bury St Edmunds) and Cllrs Joanna Rayner and Sarah Stamp.

Bury Sketchers group ANL-150211-163001001

Bury Sketchers group ANL-150211-163001001