The Droitwich Arts Network Blog

Salt pour ceremony and family fun at St Richard’s Festival

St Richard’s Festival will be held in town from Friday May 4th until Sunday May 6th, with plenty of activities in the town centre and the Vines Park.

Droitwich Arts Network is supporting an activity on Sunday 6th when Mary Jenkins and Rhys Jones will be working with Katy Beinart as part of The Ring Project. The attached poster gives all the information.

Do come along and watch the salt pouring at 11 am, and visit our gazebo to see our family-oriented salt activity.

“Wonky Droitwich” Returns!

Rosie Philpott first burst onto the local art scene in 2012 with her ‘Wonky Droitwich’ painting, depicting Droitwich Spa’s High Street in a quirky style. Since then the original and a limited number of 250 prints have completely sold out and fans of Rosie’s work have been requesting another version!

“Wonky Droitwich 1938”

The new painting, “Wonky Droitwich 1938” sets the familiar view of the wobbly High Street in the year 1938, bringing a vintage twist to the original.

Rosie explains “I had great fun using our local library to research the shops and owners along the street in 1938 and was surprised by the number of butchers and grocers that existed. I even discovered what a ‘grindery’ and ‘fancy repository’ are. I knew I had to change the painting from the original but keep the same feel, and, as a lover of all things vintage and retro, this seemed the perfect choice”.

A Mural of Droitwich Spa

A MURAL OF DROITWICH SPA 
Created in two hours by five members of The Droitwich Spa Art Society at their Christmas party 2017.

LEFT-HAND PANEL: Starting in the top left-hand corner, travel from the Chateau Impney into town via Chapel Bridge. Turn right at the High Street to finish in Friar Street meeting up with the Right Hand Panel route. Click on photo to see it enlarged. 


RIGHT-HAND PANEL: Starting from the top right corner, travel from Hanbury Hall down Hanbury Road, turn left at the traffic lights to Victoria Square. Carry on to St Nicholas Church turning at the Railway Station to get to Friar Street to meet up with the Left Hand Panel route. Click on photo to see it enlarged. 

Each Panel is 4 ft x 2 ft 4

Salt themed pub quiz

A quiz on everything salty and Droitwich!

Free to enter, come along and pit your wits against the quizmasters.

The quiz will be on Sunday, 28 May 19.30 – 22.00 at Gardeners Arms pub (Vines Lane, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8LU).

Lead artist, Katy Beinart

 

The Ring is a part of the Canal & River Trust’s Arts on the Waterways programme.
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The Ring website launch date: 20th June 2017