Droitwich ArtsFest enters fourth week

Last Saturday (14th) Droitwich arts festival not only provided opportunities for families and youngsters including the creation of a dragon, face painting, and art activities with salt, but also two sketching walks for adults. And all to the accompaniment of music and dance provided by pupils of Droitwich Spa High School. During the week three authors performed “30-40-60” a multi-media event comprising readings about Womanhood containing moments of both humour and sadness.

Artist in View

This Saturday (21st) sees the traditional “Arts in View” event in Victoria Square where members of Droitwich Arts Network will demonstrate their work and skills in a variety of art forms. There will also be prose and poetry readings through the day in St Andrews Square. Budding photographers can join a photo walk led by Droitwich Camera Club starting from Droitwich Library at 2.30pm. Any camera will do including tablets and phone cameras. Some additional surprises will be created by a close up magician who will move through the crowds late morning.

Photo Walk through Droitwich High Street

In the evening, Park’s Café will host another Poetry Extravaganza, led by Nina Lewis, the current Worcestershire Poet Laureate.

Nina Lewis Poet Laureate

Next week sees The Best of Droitwich “Last Night of the Proms” to be held at St Andrews Church on Friday 27th at 7.30pm, and music on the hour every hour in St Andrews Square on Saturday 28th.

More details of Droitwich ArtsFest can be seen on their website at www.droitwichartsfest.org or by sending an email to artsfest@droitwichartsfest.org or by phoning the organiser, Rhys Jones, on 07787 227 390.

Upcoming events

Saturday 21 July – Victoria Square
From 10.30 – Artists at Work alfresco
14.30 – Photo Walk

Saturday 21 July – Town Centre
From 10.30 – Prose Readings
From 11.00 – Magic by Charlie
From 14.00 – Poetry Readings

Saturday 21 July – Parks Café
19.30 – Poetry Extravaganza

Wednesday 25 July – Old Cock Inn
19,00 – Booktales and Dreams Book Club

Friday 27 July – St Andrew’s Church
19.30 – “Last Night of the Proms”

Saturday 28 July – St Andrews Square
10.00 – RMA. Live Easy Listening Music
11.00  – Sing and Tonic
11.40 – Comedy with Tristan Harris
12.00 – Droitwich Ukulele Club
13.00 – Mandy Harding plays Saxophone
14.00 – Helen Pearson sings songs from the 40s to 70s
15.00 – The Fidgets. Live popular music

Saturday 28 July – St Andrew’s Church
19.30 – Plymouth Philharmonic Choir

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

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