Drawing Words at Carturesti
Wednesday 02 October 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday 06 October 2019 - 22:00

The new wave of British book illustration is coming to FILIT Iași!

The Drawing Words exhibition brings together some of the most exciting children's book illustration to come out of the UK in recent years.

While Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear and Winnie the Pooh are universally recognised and demonstrate the rich history of children’s book illustration in the UK, Drawing Words looks to the future. The ten illustrators showcased have been selected for their distinctly personal and unique work, to offer a snapshot of the vibrant work being produced today: Jill Calder, Laura Carlin, Rebecca Cobb, William Grill, Emily Hughes, Yasmeen Ismail, Neal Layton, David Mackintosh, Emily Rand, David Roberts.

Come and celebrate illustration as an art form for all ages at the Drawing Words exhbition, on display at the British Council Iași centre on 4 Păcurari Street | 2 - 6 October | 10.00  - 18.00

Drawing Words open workshops

We're off on a creative journey guided by the works of ten British illustrators featured in the Drawing Words exhibition and by the fascinating children's books they've brought to life with their art. Children are welcome to join us and set their imagination free, reading, crafting and drawing stories of their own at the open Drawing Words workshops. 

Workshop schedule:

  • Thursday, 3 October, 12.00 - 13.00
  • Friday, 4 October, 12.00 - 13.00
  • Saturday, 5 October, 12.00 - 13.00

The workshops will take place at the British Council Iasi centre on 4 Păcurari street.

Entry is free. 


The Iasi International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) is an event at its seventh edition. Between 2-6 October 2019, the event will bring together more than three hundred book professionals from Romania and around the world. Writers, translators, publishers, festival organisers, literary critics, book distributors, cultural managers and journalists will take centre stage in events aimed at both the general public and professionals in the field.