HAPPY NEWS: you are ALL invited to our 10th anniversary party!

As you may know, this year marks a very HAPPY milestone: our 10th anniversary. That's 10 WHOLE years! 

To celebrate, we are putting on a very special drawing family festival, called The Drawing Imaginarium and you are ALL invited, whether you are 8 or 88! 

 Launching in the beautiful settings of Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the 1st & 2nd April and then moving to London for the weekend of the 23rd April at the D&AD Festival, The Drawing Imaginarium - where Drawing and Imagination Meet - is all about bringing our unique blend of creativity, drawing and much loved characters to life. And it's FREE! 

Supported by Arts Council and Paperchase, here are some of the fun activities we have in store for you, brought to you by some of the talented peeps behind Studio Anorak:

Anorak's Magical Wall - a seemingly jumbled up wall which you can only decipher with the use of a special eye. What will it reveal? By Rob Flowers.

Rob Flowers' Magical Wall. 

Rob Flowers' Magical Wall. 

Pam & Tom's Fashion House - you are invited to colour in or create paper outfits for our favourite best pals Pam & Tom and once all dressed up, play with them in their beautiful dolls house. By Ben Javens.  

Anorak's Happy Green House -  come and join us inside a (real) green house and fill it with (paper) bugs and (paper) plants. By Emma Crockatt

Anorak's Paper Band - help us make some fun paper musical instruments and let's play! By Miguel Bustos

Anorak's School of Mischief - a classroom with a twist: you learn how to make paper planes and you can throw sponges at Professor Grey. By Chi He

Arnold The Idea Generator - Arnold is a 2m high chap with three rolling tubes on his belly, suitcase and pencil. Roll the three of them and some words will appear. You now have to draw a scene using these three words. By Ollie Silvester

And that's not all!

DOT will invite you inside its colouring house, there will be Draw what You See workshops with Inma Lorente, Anorak Paper Costumes by Rob Flowers (inspired by Shapun's 70s Playsacks), Happy Kites workshops by DOT's Make Queen Julia Staite, a Swapsie Library inside the beautiful How Brave is the Wren, a 60s caravan converted into a bookshop, Paper Food workshop with Louise Lockhart aka The Printed Peanut, Fuzzy Folk felt workshop with Adam Higton, an Imaginarium Aquarium by a group of brilliant students from The Leeds College of Arts called BLOOP. 

and much more colouring and creative fun!

How Brave is the Wren Caravan/Bookshop. 

How Brave is the Wren Caravan/Bookshop. 

Phew! Remember all events are FREE and don't require any tickets. We will post a more detailed programme for the London event in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned.

We hope to see you at the magnificent Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the 1st and 2nd! 

If you can't make it, you can always follow our celebration adventures on our Instagram, FB or Twitter feeds and/or by looking for the hashtags #thedrawingimaginarium #anorakis10. 

The Drawing Imaginarium runs 1st and 2nd April at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 10am to 5pm and 23rd and 24th April at D&AD Festival (London) from 11am to 5pm.