Stratford’s Watery world is set to prove a big draw

Big Draw visual
Big Draw visual

THE Stony Stratford Big Draw returns on Saturday.

This time, the ‘drawing for all’ community arts project will be making a big splash in the town’s York House.

Professional artist Jonny Boatfield will be on hand to create the ‘history of the world on the sea bed.’

‘Imagine the central figure of Neptune carrying the weight of history on his shoulders, surrounded by fish, mermaids, ‘u’ boats, sunken ships, aeroplanes, divers, shells, octopus and flooded cities,’ invites the press release, painting a pretty picture for the mind.

But come Saturday, don’t imagine it – help to create it!

York House will be the wettest dry area around, transformed by members of the community.

It will be great fun, while also raising awareness of the harm to be had from flotsam and jetsam, netting and pollution problems.

If you want to be part of a special day, you need to show up at the venue between 10am and 4pm.

>OLNEY-based artist David Purvis has a wonderful selection of paintings, framed prints and Olney Christmas cards currently on display at The Three Hares Gallery in the town.

His creations, like the one below, feature wonderful local scenes and classic motoring.

He is responsible for many ‘Olney scenes’ and available for commissions...think Christmas now and beat the rush!

You can see more examples of David’s work by heading online to and of course see them at the Gallery, located in the Cowper & Newton Museum in the Market Square, through to the end of October.