IT'S almost time for the launch of the Family Arts Festival which offers 17 days of eye-boggling arts for all the family.
Between Friday, October 18, and Sunday, November 3, more than 1,500 events will be taking place across the UK, and among the cities taking part is Exeter.
Participating venues include Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
It is hosting The Big Draw: The Age of Plastic on Tuesday, October 29, from 10am to 4pm.
The free family art workshop is being offered through the Devon Artists Network, and offers the chance to explore, design and make key artefacts from recycled plastic.
At Exeter Phoenix, renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo will be meeting readers and giving a talk on Saturday, November 2, at 2pm. It will be a chance to hear War Horse author talk about his books, including his spellbinding and moving I Believe in Unicorns.
As part of The Big Draw, Crafty Tudors Art is taking place at St Nicholas Priory, off Fore Street, Exeter, on Wednesday, October 30, at 10.30am to 12.30pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Emboss a 'silver' goblet, paint a miniature or embroider a purse.
The venue is also hosting Hung, Drawn and Quartered the following day, Thursday, October 31, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Try on some of the priory's replica clothes and make your own version, or explore the wealth of pattern and how it was 'quartered' or designed.
Its third event is Printer's Devil on Friday, October 1, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Explore the stories of Tyndale and Coverdale and create prints of your own.
For more details visit www.familyartsfestival.com