2 October 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Colourful Creations: The Big Draw on Silver Sunday at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Join us as we kick off this year’s Big Draw Festival in a celebration of older people on Silver Sunday – National Older People’s Day! This year the Big Draw Festival Theme is Come Back to Colour, a love letter to the world around us and celebration of what we all hope will be a return to more vitality, colour, health, care and vibrancy in everyone’s lives. As part of the museum’s HOPE for the Future Project, come and spend a peaceful afternoon in our newly opened, historic Westwood Room, creating colourful drawings inspired by our beautiful British Insect Collections, with artist Mini Grey.

Mini Grey is a British Illustrator and writer of children’s books, who runs illustrations workshops for people over the age of 5, including older adults. Mini loves drawing insects and exploring the Oxford Museum of Natural History, which inspired her to create this wonderful children’s book, The Greatest Show on Earth.

The Big Draw Festival is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing and takes place across the globe from 1st – 31st October each year. Silver Sunday is a national day of celebrating older people, taking place on the first Sunday of October every year. So, with the two events falling around the same time, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History though Silver Sunday would be the perfect opportunity to kick off the Big Draw event!

This a free event aimed at older people (55+ years). Spaces are limited, so if you would like to attend, please contact Hayleigh to book your place at hayleigh.jutson@glam.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 272988 and leave a message for Hayleigh to get back to you.

Event details



Oxford University Museum of Natural HistoryMuseum of Natural History


Hayleigh Jutson
01865 272988


Spaces are limited, so please book your space by emailing Hayleigh on hayleigh.jutson@glam.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 272988 to leave Hayleigh a message and she’ll get back to you

Hayleigh Jutson
01865 272988

Silver Sunday