DAN network news

Droitwich Arts Network in 2016

2016 was filled with DAN activities. Some were ‘business as usual’, some were quite new and adventurous. Thanks to fantastic work of our communication team, DAN was very well presented in local media that covered all network’s events throughout the year. 

In this year DAN held some already traditional events, such as Hanbury Hall exhibition (with Julie Hunt winning ‘the best artwork’ prize) and Mural project (Edward Winslow and the ‘Mayflower’ voyage), Artist in View day (À la française) and numerous regular exhibitions in Park’s Cafe, The Button Tree Cafe, Droitwich library and the Old Library).

Exhibitions in November

During the November several DAN members have a opportunity to show their work in various places around Droitwich. DAN communication team was doing a great job in last couple of months to promote network’s activities, individual artists and the future plans. Therefore we have had a very good coverage in the local papers for all recent projects (Hanbury Hall exhibition, charity fashion show). 

Fashion Show evening in pictures

Charity Fashion Show event in M&Co shop in Droitwich was a success and will be well remembered to all who were there. A lot of fun, laughter and a positive energy was brought up by models and visitors who equally enjoyed the evening.


Planning Team of ArtsFest 2017

The DAN meeting on the 2nd August 2016 agreed that Rhys Jones would head up the arts festival planning, and on 18th of October 2016 it was agreed to form a Planning Team. The roles are:

Co-ordinator                 Rhys Jones

Overall responsibility for ArtsFest 2017. Chair of the Planning Team. Sign off significant applications for grants and sponsorship deals. Work with individual event organisers and review proposed events.

Artists & Performers     Peter Hawkins

Identify organisations and individuals who represent various forms of arts and crafts in and around Droitwich. Consider their potential to perform, demonstrate, teach, coach, etc.

Venues                         Justine Humphries

Identify possible venues (indoors and outdoors) and points of contact, in and around Droitwich. Consider their potential for different kinds of events.