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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.

Droitwich ArtsFest enters third week

Following a successful opening day of dance, Droitwich arts festival continued with two music events and an open-air interactive art event last week.

On the 4th July Droitwich based full-time professional musician Keith Slater expertly delivered his 60s Celebration to a highly appreciative audience at the St Andrews Town Hotel. Then on Saturday 7th July, people were drawn to the interactive People’s Gallery placed in Gurney’s Lane. The day ended with an open-air music event in St Andrews Square shopping centre, given by award-winning band Mumbo-Jumbo, and Droitwich based Ollie Miles Band with lead singer Jack Gannon.

During the week, Emily Hastings of “Acting Up” led a Mime and Improvisation workshop on 11th July, and the participants had fun gaining an insight into the skills and mental attitude required for acting.

Droitwich ArtsFest offers the events for everyone

The second week of Droitwich ArtsFest 2018 is really diverse and offers events for everyone – music, performance, art exhibitions. Saturday, 14th July will be very busy with hands-on activities including Sketching walk, Salt activities, Face painting, Dragon Parade, High School music showcase, a book launch and more. 

Please click on each link for more details. 

Tuesday 10th July – Gaude Luce Golf Club
20.00 – Droitwich Jazz Club

Wednesday 11th July – Spectrum Days
19.00 – Mime and Improvisation Workshop

Saturday 14th July – Victoria Square
10.00 – Sketching Walk
From 10.30 – Art Activities for Children, Face Painting, Painting
14.00 – Sketching Walk
15.00 – Dragon Parade

Saturday 14th July – Heritage Centre
From 10.30 – Salt Activities
From 10.30 – Brine Memories
12.30 – “Saltways” Talk by Katy Beinart

Saturday 14 July – St Andrews Square
14.00 – High School Music Showcase

Saturday 14 July – Park’s Cafe
19.00 – Book Launch,  “A Z-hearted Guide to Heartache”

Tuesday 17 July – St Andrew’s Church
19.30 – Fun and furious readings on Womanhood

Thursday 19 July – Old Cock Inn
19.30 Droitwich Folk Club

Droitwich Library, Victoria Square
30 June to 27 July – Art Exhibition in the Gallery Room
Most days from 30 June to 21 July – Artists in Residence in the foyer

Lido Park, Droitwich
Every Sunday at 14.30 – Bands in the Park

 

DAN Art Showcase at Droitwich Library

One of the events that will be on during the whole month of ArtsFest is an art exhibition at Droitwich library. 26 Droitwich Arts Network members are represented with their paintings, textiles, photography and mixed media artworks. No matter what media has been used, displayed artworks have been inspired by the artist’s passion, curiosity, and imagination. Variety of styles, from traditional watercolours to mixed media abstraction and assemblage, shows the true potential of the local art scene. 

The exhibition is open until 27th July during the library opening times:

Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

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