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The Wing Drawing Project

Wing draws Wing.

Ian Newsham

I am proposing to run an art/drawing project where the people of Wing are both the drawers and the subject of the drawings.

Everybody has a story, and they are all interesting. The subject of the drawing tells their story and that is noted beside each drawing.

These drawings with their associated stories will be put into large A1 sized picture frames and hung on the village Hall walls. These pictures will be a snapshot, a record of the people living in Wing drawn by the people who live in Wing.

I know apart from what we look like, the concern most people will have, will relate to their drawing ability. Many people will say,

“I can’t draw”. “I can’t draw a straight line”. “I’ve not drawn since I left school”, etc, etc.

I am the recently retired associate professor of drawing from De Montfort University, and I have taught drawing since 1979 to students who in many cases have been reluctant learners with a huge fear of failure. I see no difference between the reluctant students and the people of Wing. I enjoy the challenge and the purpose of this project isn’t to make “good” drawings, it is to tell a story, have a good time and learn something while we are doing it. So “I can’t draw”, doesn’t count, and anyway we need both people to draw and be drawn. We are all going to be on both sides of the easel, and nobody will be making any judgements, there can be no failure, only a failure to join in.

I envisage laughter, embarrassment, surprise, and cups of tea at the drawing sessions, which It will happen on Wednesday evenings in the Village Hall between 7 and 9pm.

Starting on Wednesday 26th October

Some basic materials will be provided.

Please try to bring a pencil to draw with, preferably a soft pencil (4b-ish).

Ian Newsham

Rules For Living

By Sam Holcroft

Rules For Living – Sam Holcroft


December 6th-10th

We’ve all been there, the family Christmas Day from hell. Everyone tries really, really hard but there comes a point when something (or someone) snaps and all hell breaks loose. Edith is a matriarch who runs Christmas day like a military operation; her husband is recovering from an operation; her two sons and their respective other halves don’t get along; and her teenage granddaughter won’t come downstairs to Christmas dinner.

But this play, first produced by the National Theatre in 2015, is much more than a gloriously riotous and uproarious comedy. Intriguingly, we get to see the characters’ motivations, their internal “rules”, via a real-time electronic dashboard on the set.

Book online at or call 01780 763203 to ask about group bookings.