The exhibition in the Library

The exhibition in Droitwich Library is the final event of the ArtsFest 2017. 24 artists showed their works in various media. More »

ArtsFest 2017

ArtsFest 2017 was a great success. It is the first big event that DAN has organised with multiple activities, exhibitions, concerts and guest performers over 3 weeks period, and the programme was accepted well by the audience. More »

ArtsFest 2017

ArtsFest 2017 is coming this summer! Be prepared for an art attack! More »

DAN annual exhibition at Hanbury Hall

Each year DAN members hold an annual exhibition in the prestigious venue, Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall. More »

Handel\'s Water Music

Droitwich Spa celebrated Handel\'s Water Music with a concert and historical reenactment. More »

DAN members artwork selection

DAN members are very diverse in their artistic expressions - there are the excellent watercolourists, oil painters, photographers... More »


John Heminge- the Droitwich man who saved Shakespeare for the world

Heminge 1A temporary exhibition about John Heminge will be held at Droitwich Spa Heritage and Information centre, St Richards House in the summer holidays. The exhibition has been a joint venture between the Heritage Centre Staff, John Armstrong and Alan Davey.

John Heminge was baptised at St Peters Church Droitwich Spa on 25th November 1556. Heminge in partnership with Henry Condell edited Shakespeare’s first folio in 1623. Without the first folio Shakespeare’s works could have been lost forever.

Visitors will have the chance to learn more about this often overlooked son of Droitwich. There will be children’s activities available throughout the summer holidays, including a quiz and Shakespeare brass rubbing (small charges apply).

For more information contact Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre. Telephone  01905 774312


Centre open 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am-1:30pm on Saturdays.

DAN members at Summer Exhibition in Artrix

The third Open Summer Exhibition is opened at Artrix Arts Centre in Bromsgrove. The exhibition is stretching on all three floors of the gallery with a fantastic display of 47 artworks from 29 artists working across Worcestershire and West Midlands. This year, the selection and planning was in the hands of Young Curators from North Bromsgrove High School. Their choice of contemporary paintings, photography, digital art, prints and objects shows clearly their art knowledge and the well-thought concept that brings together diversity of artists and art styles. The students also have a selection of their own art, which forms an exhibition in the Vestibule Gallery (on 3rd floor).


DAN members on the Artrix Summer Exhibition: (l-r) Claire Hilton, Stewart (top) and Ruth (bottom) Bourne, Tamara Jelaca

Karen Hotchkiss in the library

Droitwich Arts Network has a little art corner in Droitwich library where all members have an opportunity to show up their artwork. It is on the ground floor of the library, just below staircase, and many library visitors stop to check what is new on Droitwich art scene.

DAN member Karen Hotchkiss shows her watercolour still life in the library from 9 – 23 July. To see more of Karen’s art please visit her page on DAN website. 

Sam Hutchcocks: Artist in residence

Local artist Sam Hutchcocks was an artist in residence in the Meetbox in the first week of July. During her residency, Sam was working on her new painting of a bunch of yellow flowers in acrylics and paper collage.

Beside the chance to meet the artist, talk to her and watch her creating a new piece of art, the Meetbox visitors were able to see the exhibition of Sam’s paintings.