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The Sacred Heart Church guided tour by David Holden

Yesterday/On Tuesday David Holden led a fascinating guided tour round the Sacred Heart church as part of Arts Week in Droitwich. He presented the story of the church and its wonderful Venetian glass mosaics, which include as a major feature the life story of our local Saint Richard de Wych.

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Although we only live round the corner from the church and have been many times, David was still able to introduce us to new facts and features about the church and the artists.

Arts Week: Guest poet Dave Reeves in Park’s Cafe

Arts Week is good opportunity for all local artists and DAN members to present their art, but it is always good to see what is going on around. Arts Week guest this year is a poet and performer Dave Reeves. Dave contacted us after he found out that his portrait, painted by American artist Cynthia Morrison, is a part of our Mail Art exhibition. It was not the first Dave’s portrait Cynthia has made and some of them were exhibited in the USA and Berlin. Dave joked that maybe one day he will be able to perform in the place where his portrait is shown. And, indeed, Droitwich was the right place.

Stephen Williams in the library

Stephen Williams has his painting on display in the library until 28 May. Stephen is an artist and retired art teacher from Redditch. He exhibited on several occasions in 1970s, and in 1976 he won ‘Mid Art’ prize for painting. He works, almost exclusively, in oils, and the theme of his work centres around abstract landscape. He usually let his paintings to develop spontaneously and his finished works often offer more than one way to look at and understand it.

Music Showcase in St. Andrew’s Church

Music Showcase in St. Andrew’s church was on the programme on Saturday, 21st May. The event started slowly with a limited audience of the first numbers performed by Wilf’s Carnival Band. But the sound of their music (foot tappingly interesting!) drew more people in and the audience numbers swelled as students from Witton Middle School and their families arrived. Indeed, the students joined in with some of the band’s numbers.