The exhibition in the Library

The exhibition in Droitwich Library is the final event of the ArtsFest 2017. 24 artists showed their works in various media. More »

ArtsFest 2017

ArtsFest 2017 was a great success. It is the first big event that DAN has organised with multiple activities, exhibitions, concerts and guest performers over 3 weeks period, and the programme was accepted well by the audience. More »

The Best in Show at Hanbury Hall

A beautiful painting ‘Royal Scot 66113 Cameronian’ by Kenneth Robinson was voted by visitors as the best artwork. More »

DAN annual exhibition at Hanbury Hall

Each year DAN members hold an annual exhibition in the prestigious venue, Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall. More »

Handel\\\'s Water Music

Droitwich Spa celebrated Handel\\\'s Water Music with a concert and historical reenactment. More »

DAN members artwork selection

DAN members are very diverse in their artistic expressions - there are the excellent watercolourists, oil painters, photographers... More »


Diana Curley at Hanbury Hall

Diana Curley is one of the newest DAN members, but she has been creative and artistic all her life, even though professionally life took her in a different direction.  After retiring she decided to go back to her first love, the art, and she dedicated 9 years to studying for her BA(Hons) Painting Degree at the Open University of the Creative Arts. 

The exhibition at the Long Gallery is Diana’s degree show and it sums up her interest in both paintings and sculpture, that are delicately interwoven and live together in a very natural way. An important element of Diana’s work is a movement. It is present in her colourful sculptures in an automatic or manual mechanical way, or spontaneous movements with the flow of air. The movement is present even in 2D paintings through the cleverly cut shapes that seem to move around the surface. 

‘A Noisy Affair’

Local artists celebrate successful fundraising M&Co Fashion Show

DAN artists turned models for the evening as they paraded in M&Co’s latest fashions in a bid to raise money for the Droitwich Arts Network.

DAN is always looking to raise funds to continue their artistic activities with the public and to engage more people in the arts. Wednesday 14th March was no exception, as, with the help of M&Co staff and friends, they held a fashion show. Over 80 guests attended to support the models, take part in the raffle and above all, shop!

(L to R) DAN Members Rosie Philpott, John Bodley, Malcolm Wakeman with Chair, Helen Karakashian

Helen Karakashian, Chair of Droitwich Arts Network, said: “It was an excellent night with great community spirit. I would certainly like thank the local businesses such as Park’s Café, Café Morso, Muffin Break and the Community Centre who came to our aid with their chairs”.

Opportunity to show your artwork in Droitwich library

Droitwich Arts Network invites all individual (fully paid) members and Groups to exhibit their work at Droitwich Library. The exhibition will be part of the ArtsFest 2018 programme and will be held from 29 June until 27 July in the library’s gallery space on the first floor.

The Library has facilities to exhibit artworks that can be fitted on the walls using mirror plates. The available space is approx, 23 linear meters (approx. 75 feet) of wall space. As we wish to have as many members included in the exhibition, the number of artworks is limited to 1 for each individual member and 2 for the groups. If there is a space available, the artists will be invited to submit additional artwork. Approximately 1mof the wall space is planned for each artist, therefore please don’t submit very large artworks. We would like to encourage members to submit new artworks that haven’t been previously exhibited at DAN exhibitions.

Please, label the back of your artwork with your name, title, technique, and price. There is no need to put any labels on the front of the pictures, as all artworks will be uniformly labeled with the information about artist, title, technique, and price.

The works of art exhibited may or may not be for sale. [1] 

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Droitwich library, please complete the accompanying application form and return it by email to Tamara Jelača ( or printed copy at Park’s Cafe (4 Victoria Square, Droitwich). Deadline is 10 June 2018.

Droitwich ArtsFest Organiser given 2017 Wychavon Community Arts Award

Rhys Jones has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Wychavon Community Arts Recognition Award. The award was for his work organising Droitwich ArtsFest 2017. Rhys, pictured with Councillor Liz Eyre Chairman of Wychavon District Council, received his award at Peopleton Village Hall on the 8th March. The award acknowledges the contribution of many people to the success of last year’s Droitwich ArtsFest that lasted three weeks.  

Chairman and Councillor Liz Eyre and Rhys Jones at Wychavon Community Recognition Awards, Peopleton Village Hall, March 2018

ArtsFest 2018 will last four weeks and five weekends.

Wychavon has a population of about 120,000 and is made up of the three towns of Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore, and nearly 100 villages and hamlets. Wychavon covers the south and eastern part of the county of Worcestershire and is the largest of the six Worcestershire districts.