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Bartholomew and the Bees by Neal Layton

29th October 2015

Neal Layton created a magnificent mural at Discover Children’s Story Centre for the Big Draw 2015 on Saturday 24th October. He painted a huge bear called Bartholomew and everyone joined in by drawing and colouring bees and flowers to help decorate the large studio wall. With the aid of Alice the Story Builder, the children created an imaginative tale about Bartholomew and the Bees and the day they met the Queen of England. We recorded this time lapse movie of the whole process, kindly edited by Michael Palocsay, Events Co-ordinator at Discover.

You can read more about the event on our blog, Neal Layton: Big Draw: Bartholomew & The Bees.

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