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Arts week – Artist in residence – 21-27 May

Here is an opportunity for people to see you in action and see your work! (It can help sales, too, people are more likely to buy from an artist they have met).

As the artists in residence spaces were so popular last year, we’ll have two venues this year – the Library and the Meet Box.

Please click on the link below, complete the form, and send to Peter Hawkins ([email protected]) or hand in at Park’s Café

Artists in residence – call to action

Droitwich Arts Week (21 – 30 May)

The very first Droitwich Arts Week (21 – 30 May) is coming soon and Droitwich Arts Network has prepared a rich programme in the centre of the town. This is a week will be full of different events of arts and crafts for everyone, and of all types, including music, photography, theatre, painting, drawing, poetry & prose and sculpture.

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The Arts Week programme 

Saturday 21 May / St Andrew’s Church / 14 – 17h  / LOCAL TALENT MUSICAL SHOWCASE

Saturday 21 MayThe Meetbox / 14-16h / ACOUSTIC FINGERSTYLE WORKSHOP with Mike Johns

Saturday 21 May / Park’s Cafe / 19h  / POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA  poetry evening (m/c Fergus McGonigal, guest poets Sarah James, Claire Walker, John Lawrence, Cathy Gee, Nina Lewis, Maggie Doyle, Alan Durham and Polly Stretton)

Saturday 21 May / Sacred Heart Church / 19:30 / THE OAKVILLE SINGERS Concert in aid of Foodbank – £10 and includes refreshments

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Sat 21 – Sat 28 May / The Meetbox and the Library / ARTIST IN RESIDENCE with different artists every day 

Sat 21 – Mon 30 May / The Meetbox / 2. INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBITION The exhibition “Let’s Do Shakespeare!” presents mail art sent from around the world 

Sat 21 – Mon 30 May / The Meetbox / DROITWICH PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION  The exhibition of photographs of Droitwich Spa ‘past and present’. Click the image below for more detail.

Droitwich Photo exhibition updated

Sunday 22 May / Lido Park / 14.30h / Music  in the Lido  Park :  CITY OF COVENTRY BRASS

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Monday 23 May / Park’s Cafe / 19h / DAVE REEVES – OUT THE FRAME poetry performance – tickets £5

Tuesday 24 May / Sacred Heart church / 19h / THE MOSAICS OF THE SACRED HEART CHURCH with David Holden

Wednesday 25 May  / The Old Cock Inn / 19.30h / UKULELES Bring your own ukulele (£1), or come and listen

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Thursday 26 May / The Old Cock Inn / 20h / FOLK MUSIC SESSION

Friday 27 May/ The Old Cock Inn/ 19h / MASSIVE  HEAD  TRAUMA 

Friday 27 May / The Norbury Theatre / 19.30h / MUSIC VARIETY EVENING – organised by the Droitwich Spa German Twinning association – tickets £10

Saturday 28 May / Victoria Square / 10 – 16h / ARTIST IN VIEW outdoor art on ‘French theme’.

Saturday 28 May / St Andrew’s Shopping Centre / 19.30 to 22.00 / FREE MUSIC 4 Shires Festivals in association with DAN are hosting a Parisian Night with “Vive la France!”, supported by a French Café Bar. The band is a charming and sophisticated duo-quartet performing classic French songs for listening and dancing. This social event is particularly aimed at DAN members so please come along and support us!

Sunday 29 May / Lido Park bandstand / 14.30h / BLACKWELL CONCERT BAND

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Embroiderer’s Guild & Capability Brown

Starting in February 2016, a series of more than 40 exhibitions by the Embroiderers’ Guild will be organised in various stately homes across the country. The exhibitions are part of  Capability Brown Festival 2016 and thousands of Guild’s members created an exceptional textile art pieces to celebrate Brown’s landscape and planting designs.

DAN member Julia Rollit, who is also a member of Worcester branch of Embroiderer’s Guild, is one of the exhibitors with her lovely landscape of the Croome Court grounds. To create her work, inspired with Brown’s ground landscapes, she combined techniques of painting, felting and stitching. 

Cindy Williams’ portraits in The Button Tree Café

the button tree 4Cindy Williams exhibits several of her new pastel pictures in The Button Tree Café. This time, Cindy has a selection of her signature vintage-style portraits of 1920s and 1930s ladies, as well as a lovely portrait of a child titled “Bless-ed Little Boy”.

The Button Tree Café is welcoming and child friendly in the heart of Droitwich spa. Serving a variety of hot and cold beverages, light lunches and homemade cakes.

Cindy’s  exhibition can be visited until 1st June 2016 at The Button Tree Café, 40 -42 Droitwich High Street.