Campaign for Drawing
The HHA supports the Campaign for Drawing’s Big Draw which aims to bring drawing within everyone’s reach and to use it as a way of connecting people to art, history, design and the environment, bringing generations and communities together.
Left: Stanford Hall and Harborough District Council in Leicestershire won the special NADFAS 40th Anniversary Awards in 2008 for the best event to engage young people with their local heritage. Stanford Hall opened its doors to 33 Lutterworth College students who spent an inspiring day with drawing to explore the hall before transforming their images into 3-D models and a film.
Right: The Gardens of Easton Lodge's Shape the Future project looked at sustainable energy and encouraged young people to create green machines. Shape the Future project looked at sustainable energy and encouraged young people to create green machines.
The Gardens have won three Awards for its work with the Campaign for Drawing. The garden’s project, An Invitation to Explore, involved over 1000 children from 6 local schools who looked at the theme of trade as part of the Gardens’ programme to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. Children decorated and displayed cotton reusable carrier bags and turned the 100 year old yew hedges into gallery walls. Connections were made with the story of the 18th century Ghanaian anti-slavery campaigner Cugoano and the modern day Fairtrade movement.