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Art Advent in Droitwich High Street

Opened for business again after several months of work on resurfacing, Droitwich High Street is in the holiday season mood and is, literally, counting days until Christmas. 

Droitwich Arts Network members Justine Humphreys and Karen Harmon from The Canal Side Studio have organised the Art Advent Calendar in the High Street shop windows. All artworks are simply packed and labeled, they will be unwrapped, one each day. It is great to discover all those beautiful paintings, and here are the pictures of just a few of them. 

New Bookmarks for ArtsFest 2018

During January 2018 we will be distributing these bookmarks to inform people of the dates of Droitwich ArtsFest 2018. The bookmarks were designed and paid for by Fresh Nous.

The photo shows both sides of the bookmark. They will be made available at various places in Droitwich Spa town centre. If you would like a number of bookmarks for members of a club or society, please contact us by sending an email to artsfest@droitwichartsnetwork.org

Droitwich ArtsFest starts on Saturday 30th June 2018 and finishes on Saturday 28th July 2018.

Stephen Evans at The Maltstone

DAN member Stephen Evans has his exhibition at The Maltstone restaurant from 12 December until 9 January 2018. 

The Maltstone is a lovely restaurant situated in Cutnall Green on the Droitwich to Kidderminster Road where DAN Members have been welcomed to display their artwork over four week periods.  

Stephen says, “I set up my exhibition on Tuesday 12th December displaying eight exciting and challenging subjects that I have enjoyed ‘Painting for Pleasure’. One painting in particular is ‘ Dragon Series at speed on the Solent’ (picture above), which while on display at the DAN Hanbury Hall exhibition, inspired  Worcestershire Poet Laureate Nina Lewis to write the beautiful poem ‘Cyclonic’ which works really well alongside the painting. I believe arranged together like this to be a first for DAN and perhaps artists and poets ought to consider undertaking more inspirational work and joint displays?”

Poetry evening in Park’s Cafe, Droitwich

Somewhere Between Rose and Black

by Claire Walker

A poetry pamphlet from V. Press

Join us for the launch event at Park’s Café-Bar, Victoria Square, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 8DS

Saturday December 9th, 7.00 – 9.00 pm

Free, open to the public, no booking required (except for food).

“There is a disquiet that moves through these poems. Walker explores what it means to create a sense of home, and how the people within it build our longings around us. Beautiful work by a rising star in poetry. These are words that linger after the last page.” Angela Readman

“Claire Walker’s quiet, almost still, narrative through these poems could reflect their rural setting or the sadness within the protagonist, yet that quietness is deceptive. There are passions here amid the juxtaposition of man and stag. These poems will have you checking your fingernails for soil, seeing antlers in your peripheral vision.” Brett Evans