AS PART of the world's longest drawing festival, Big Draw 2017, Gloucester Cathedral is to host an inspiring interactive art activity with British architectural artist Amy Jane Adams.

Taking place in October half-term, from October 21 to 29, the project seeks to unlock the story behind the design of the stunning medieval cathedral, with inclusive activities for all.

A beautiful ‘carpet’ of art will adorn the cloister walkway with work by Amy Jane that incorporates the famous cloisters’ ceiling fan vaulting, the earliest example in Britain, and the stained-glass work of influential designer Christopher Whall.

The carpet will be printed on white paper and visitors are invited to add colour to the work with materials provided.

The event will open with a two-day live draw, where visitors can view Amy Jane working with ink and watercolour life-size murals of key figures from the cathedral's history.

Archivist at Gloucester Cathedral, Rebecca Phillips said: "It has been a pleasure to welcome Amy Jane into our historic library to undertake research into the history of our architecture.

"As with all historic research the documents can only take us so far, and so we look forward to seeing how Amy Jane will fill the gaps in our story."

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