DAN network news

Bring your art in for the Hanbury Hall 2018 exhibition

Hanbury Hall, the National Trust property near Droitwich Spa, opens its Long Gallery doors for another Droitwich Arts Network exhibition. With a success of previous years, this is the most popular exhibition in the year and both artists and visitors. It seems to be the pinnacle of DAN’s artistic year. 

DAN members Julia Rollit and Dora Bodley stewarding at the last year’s exhibition

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Application form Guidelines Stewarding

 

The enclosed exhibition pack contains all you need to apply to exhibit at the forthcoming DAN Arts Exhibition to be held at Hanbury Hall, Long Gallery from 10th October to 3rd November.  Set up will be on 9th October at 10am.  You are also invited to a Private View of the completed exhibition, which will take place from 5pm until 7pm.  Drinks and nibbles will be available. 

Please make sure you respond by sending the form to Tina Watkins, tina.watkins@ntlworld.com or hand it into Parks Café, Victoria Square by 20th September.

‘Behind the Scenes’ tour at Norbury Theatre

On Tuesday 11th September our DAN Meeting took the form of a ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ of the Norbury Theatre. Around 20 of our members attended and what a fantastic evening it was!

Photo by Paul Jones

After a short introduction with a brief history of the building itself, we were divided into three groups and each took a different route around the theatre, getting to see all areas of the building and sometimes looking in on rehearsals. The tour took us to the basement, a room filled to the brim with all sorts of props for every occasion! We also looked at the costume department, rooms upon rooms full of every conceivable item – there was even a whole room dedicated just to hats! We could have spent hours looking through all the scenery, clothes, furniture and other props.

Droitwich Camera Club starts the new season

Droitwich Camera Club is for everyone interested in photography, Whether you have a smartphone, a tablet, a compact camera or an expensive DSLR you will be welcome. Our varied programme of speakers, workshops and competitions will help improve and develop your skills in all aspects of photography. We meet on Monday evenings (except bank holidays) from September through to April at Chawson Barn Community Hall, New Chawson Lane, Droitwich, WR9 0BA.

Full programme September – December

Annual Membership is just £20 (Couples £35) plus £3 per weekly attendance. Under 18’s & Students £0.50. Guests are very welcome to attend at £5 per session

All meetings include free tea/coffee and biscuits

For more information visit our website at www.droitwichcamera.co.uk or email publicity@droitwichcamera.co.uk 

Droitwich Camera Club is affiliated to Droitwich Arts Network

Droitwich ArtsFest reaches its Musical Finale

Last Saturday (21st) saw members of Droitwich Arts Network demonstrating their work and skills in Victoria Square, while prose and poetry readings took place in St Andrews Square. Budding photographers joined a photo walk, and additional surprises were created by a close-up magician. In the evening, Park’s Café hosted another successful Poetry Extravaganza.

Local musicians present The Best of Droitwich – “Last Night of the Proms” in St Andrew’s Church on Friday 27th at 7.30pm. The performers are Droitwich Ukulele Band, Members of the Norbury Theatre, Droitwich Community Choir, Glynn Diggit, the Hussingtree Chorale, and international organist, Keith Hearnshaw. The programme Includes favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia, and Jerusalem. Entry is free, with a voluntary collection for local good causes.