A new year started with DAN social evening

On Saturday 21 January, DAN members are gathered together at Park’s Café to start the new year in a good spirit. It was a great opportunity to meet DAN members, to check what is new and upcoming. 

Malcolm Wakeman, DAN chairman, gives a welcome speech.

The evening started with a really good food. Paul from Park’s Cafe prepared the 3-course meal with dishes and wine originated in Greece, Mexico, and Germany. In a relaxed atmosphere, chairman Malcolm Wakeman gave a speech on Droitwich Arts Network activities that will take place in 2017. He pointed out the great importance of ArtsFest 2017, the first festival in Droitwich Spa that would exclusively be dedicated to arts (visual arts, crafts, poetry, music, and theatre) and will spread over three weeks.

ArtsFest will be certainly a focus point of network’s activities, but another big project has been planned for this year. ‘Salt King 200’ is the project that celebrates 200th anniversary of the birth of John Corbett, sometimes known as the Salt King, who did so much for Droitwich and the surrounding area. The anniversary picnic will be held on 25 June 2017  (12 – 5 pm)  on the grounds of Chateau Impney.  Local history and community groups are invited to shed light on the life and legacy of John Corbett. 

DAN member, local musician Mike Johns, give us a great pleasure to listen him playing few popular songs, such as “Ghost Riders In The Sky” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads”. 

A big thank you to Paul Richardson, Mike Johns and DAN committee who organised a fantastic evening. 

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