Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw at the Story Museum

What have pants, sharks and some of the UK’s best loved children’s literary characters got in common? They’ve all been brought to life by award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt! Fans of Nick’s work can join him at The Story Museum on the 11th October as he talks about some of his favourite books, shows how to create a character on the page and shares some of his very best drawing tips. Best known for his 25 yearlong collaboration with the former children’s laureate Jacqueline Wilson, Nick has brought to life some of the nation’s favourite characters including Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather.

The event takes place as part of The Big Draw, which aims to encourage people of all ages to get involved in drawing. The festival, which was launched in Oxford earlier this month by Philip Pullman and Chris Riddell, sees venues up and down the country organise drawing events and activities.

Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw starts at 14:30 and tickets are £7.50 for adults and £5 for children. Tickets are available via Tickets Oxford at or on 01865 305305. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and both children and adults require an entry ticket. The event is suitable for ages 5-10 and tickets also include entry to the Story Museum and its exhibitions.

About The Story Museum

The Story Museum works to celebrate and demonstrate the power of stories to inspire learning, especially for the young. A charity and non-profit company, it is in the process of transforming a pumpkin project into a magical new world centre of children’s literature and storytelling in the heart of historic Oxford. The Museum celebrated the end of its first phase of building in April 2014, with the launch of a shop and café, and the interactive 26 Characters exhibition. The Museum continues to campaign for funds to complete the rest of its development. The Museum’s patrons are Kevin Crossley-Holland, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson.