Draw Clitheroe is an interactive and inclusive event for all ages

Join us from 10am on August 6th for a day of drawing-inspired activities in Clitheroe town centre and around the Castle grounds. From guided sketchbook tours for eager illustrators to child-friendly projects and artist-led workshops, the event aims to encourage participation in the arts and provide an enjoyable day for the whole family. Whether you are a keen artist or a total drawing novice, there will be various fun activities to suit your needs. On the day pick up your Draw Clitheroe Guide from one of the Participating Venues.

SATURDAY 6th AUGUST

Draw Clitheroe Exhibition  13 August – 4 September

What

Work created on the event day is to be exhibited in shop windows from 13 August – 4 September. Best in show awards will be given to 3 artworks on the 13th August selected by guest judges.

Peoples Prize Vote. Vote for your favourite piece to be in with a chance to win some Clitheroe shop gift vouchers.

  • Pick up a list of all the venues displaying a drawing (available from each venue (see below)
  • Take a walk around the town to see all the drawings.
  • Choose your favourite drawing & hand in your vote at any of the venues.

OR

  • Vote by liking your favourite on the Draw Clitheroe Facebook & Instagram pages.

All votes to be in by Wednesday 24th August 5pm. Winners to be announced on Saturday 27th August.

 

Draw Clitheroe Exhibition Venues:

Drawing

Number

Shop Drawing

Number

Shop
1 Platform Gallery, Station Road 11 La Tete Et Tous, Moor Lane
2 Raffia, King Street 12 Café Nero, Castle Street
3 Corto, King Street 13 Boots, Castle Street
4 Apricot Meringue, King Street 14 Platform Gallery, Station Road
5 Fitright Footwear, King Street 15 Raffia, King Street
6 Seasons, King Street 17 Honeywells, Castle Gate
7 Rue 5, King Street 16 Platform Gallery, Station Road
8 Valley Living, Market Place 18 Patches & Buttons, Moor Lane
9 Anderton Bosonnet, York Street 19 EQ Woman, Moor Lane
10 The Shop of Hope, Castle Street 20 La Tete Et Tous, Moor Lane
22 Raffia, King Street 21 Roost, Moor Lane
Where

Clitheroe Shop Windows

When

13 August– 4 September

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – TRAIL

Draw Clitheroe

The Main Event: On the 6th August artists will have the day to create their own drawings of Clitheroe, creating artworks around the town throughout the day.  Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy watching different artists at work, capturing the town in their own style and technique.

At the end of the day each artist will be able to submit one piece into the Draw Clitheroe Exhibition which will feature in Clitheroe shop windows from 13 August – 4th September. All artists must register to take part. Register before the event by following this link. Register on the day at Platform Gallery, Station Road OR Clitheroe Castle Gates – Draw Clitheroe Activity Station.

CALL FOR ARTISTS TO TAKE PART ON THE 6th AUGUST

What’s On

Castle Art Trail

What

Castle Art Trail – leading children around the castle grounds to draw, imagine, take rubbings, and enjoy the grounds with family and friends. Starting from the Trinity Community Hub. 

Where

Clitheroe Castle Grounds

When

10 am – 4 pm

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – TRAIL

Placards Of Kindness

What

Come to create some positivity. Work with artist and gentle activist Phoebe Foxtrot to make some kind placards, shout it out from our soapbox, spread the kindness and march around the trail with your messages. 

Where

Platform Gallery

When

10.30am – 3.30pm

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – ARTIST LED ACTIVITY

Lucie Cooke Trail

What

Spot the stunning illustrations created by Lucie Cooke around the town centre. Pick up your trail sheet from; Platform Gallery – Station Road, Raffia – King Street, Atelier Arts – Harris Court, Wellgate, Anderton Bosonnet – York Street, Draw Clitheroe Activity Station – Clitheroe Castle Gates

Where

Clitheroe Shop Windows

When

10 am – 4 pm

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – TRAIL

Visit Clitheroe Postcard Trail

What

Clitheroe’s children have been busy creating picture postcards for display in the town centre shop windows on the 6th August. Shops to visit to see the drawing dispays:

Raffia – King Street  Violets – Castle Street  La Tete Et Tous – Moor Lane  

Where

High Street

When

10 am – 4 pm

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – TRAIL

Clitheroe Panorama

What

Join in the mass participation drawing of the views from the Clitheroe Castle Keep. The final piece to be displayed in the Sowerbutt’s shop on King Street until 4 September.

Where

Clitheroe Castle Grounds

Creative Activity Space

When

10 am – 4 pm

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – ACTIVITY STATION

Guided Sketchbook Walks

What

Explore ways to draw in your sketchbook and take a walk through our beautiful town of Clitheroe. Using an experimental approach, we can find inspiration in our surroundings and seek out what is around us with a fresh set of eyes. £10 per person, 1 FREE child place with every 1 paying adult. READ MORE…

Beverley Chapelhow 9.30 – 11am

Alexandra Carus Bowker 2 – 3.30pm

Where

Clitheroe Town Centre

When

9.30 – 11am & 2 – 3.30pm

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ARTIST LED WORKSHOP

Draw with Lucie Cooke

What

Draw with Lucie Cooke – public drop-in workshop to help create a new large artwork with the artist in a shop front window in the prominent position of Castle Gate in the town centre.

Where

7 Castle Gate (formerly Green Theory)

When

10 am – 4 pm

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – ARTIST LED ACTIVITY

Daft Portraits

What

Daft portraits, ask a family member or friend to peep through a hole, draw a character around them and enjoy their new look.

Where

Clitheroe Castle Gates Entrance

When

10 am – 4 pm

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – ACTIVITY STATION

Pavement Artists

What

Become a pavement artist, create your own chalk pavement drawing. Help transform the Trinity courtyard into an Eco Garden with your drawings of flowers and creatures that could be found in our imaginary haven.

Where

Trinity Community Hub

When

10 am – 4 pm

FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY – ACTIVITY STATION

Todoodle

What

Learn how to express yourself through doodling. Leading light in Street Art Bodie Cameron will lead the session for you to create your own doodle masterpiece, feel the positive benefits of focusing & letting your thoughts run free.

Booking is advised to avoid disappointment, 10 places per session. Age 11+ To book email katherine.rodgers@ribblevalley.gov.uk  call 01200 425566 or pop into the Platform Gallery, Station Road. Or turn up on the day just before 10 or 1.30 to see if there are spaces.

Where

3C’s Cafe / Skatepark

When

10am – 12.30pm Or 1.30 – 4pm

FREE – ARTIST LED WORKSHOP

Rembrandt’s Flash

What

Tutored drawing session, run by Atlantic Contemporary Art’s Greame Windle. As part of Longitude Gallery’s Saturday Sessions. 15 places. £26.50

Where

Longitude Art Gallery

When

10am-12noon

Book now

ARTIST LED WORKSHOP

Life Drawing from Nude

What

Tutored drawing session, run by acclaimed artist Andrew Ratcliffe. As part of Longitude Gallery’s Saturday Sessions. 12 places. £30.00

Where

Longitude Art Gallery

When

1pm – 3pm

Book now

ARTIST LED WORKSHOP

Getting Here By Car

The ancient market town of Clitheroe is situated in the heart of Ribble Valley.

Coming from the South (Preston, Blackburn), leave M6 at Junction 31. Follow the signs for Clitheroe A59 for approximately 13 miles. Go straight on at the roundabout before McDonald’s, before turning left at the next roundabout (A671).

From the North (Skipton), follow A59. After passing the turning for Chatburn/Downham, you will take the second turning on the right signed “Clitheroe, A671”. At the first roundabout turn left Chatburn Rd. Then at the next roundabout turn right, before going straight at the next approaching roundabout signed “Waddington, Longridge”. Follow the road around a sharp left-hand bend (do not follow Waddington under bridge) to arrive at the centre.

Getting Here By Rail

There are regular trains to Clitheroe from Manchester and all stations in between. To plan your journey visit www.traveline.info

Getting Here By Bus

Clitheroe is well serviced by buses from local towns.

For more information see www.lancashire.gov.uk or www.traveline.info

Toilets

There are public toilets in around the town centre, Clitheroe Market, Clitheroe Castle Play Area & Railway View. Residents and shoppers can use toilets in shops and restaurants as part of the Community Toilet Scheme, participating venues include, Maxwell’s Cafe, Caffe Nero, Clitheroe Library, Tesco, The Emporium & Sainsburys.

Parking

Clitheroe has plenty of long stay car parks in the town centre.

Upto 4 hours £1.80, Up to 10 hours £3

Chester Avenue, North Street, Holden Street, Peel Street, Whalley Road, Mitchell Street

For more parking details see the RVBC website

Bad Weather Plan

Most activities have an indoor plan in the event of bad weather, we will make updates on the day via social media and the website.

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