Captain Bruce Bairnsfather was a British soldier who drew cartoons to pass the time in the trenches. His work was published weekly during the First World War and he eventually received a War Office appointment to create cartoons for other Allied forces.
In 1914, Bairnsfather was one of hundreds of soldiers who took part in an unofficial Christmas truce. Men from both sides left their trenches, exchanged stories and gifts, and even played football.
Use Bairnsfather’s cartoons as inspiration for your own drawing of the Christmas Truce. An artist will be on hand to provide handy tips and tricks.
Sessions run from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm.
Drop-in family events are subject to availability on the day. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Recommended for ages 6+.