The exhibition in the Library

Chris Walker and Trevor Hunter, two of the winners of the Hanbury Hall exhibition 2018

 

Tristan Harris has became the honorary patron of Droitwich arts

Local editor and stand-up comedian Tristan Harris has become the first honorary patron of Droitwich Arts Network (DAN).

Tristan, Editor and Worcestershire Hub Manager for Bromsgrove & Droitwich Standards will now play a key role in promoting and supporting a string of arts-based community events and activities, including visual arts, performing arts, photography, media, written and spoken word, music and crafts.

This year DAN held a highly successful art exhibition at Hanbury Hall and is organising a display of mail art to be held in Droitwich Library later this year. The network delivered Droitwich ArtsFest in 2017 and 2018, DAN will also organise next year’s festival, to include  art, music, dance, drama and creative writing events across the town. DAN mounts several art exhibitions each year and has a monthly programme of meetings and activities.

Chair of DAN Helen Karakashian said Tristan was uniquely placed to champion all forms of art in Droitwich. She commented: “Tristan has had poetry and short stories published in anthologies, written songs and plays, edited a literary magazine and presented on hospital and community radio. He performed a brilliant comedy stand-up routine at the ArtsFest last year and his children’s play, ‘Little Green Fingers’, staged in the Norbury Theatre’s studio was a great success. We are delighted he has accepted our invitation to be patron.”

Stephan Evans’ Gallery of Wild Animals

DAN member Stephen Evans is keen to show his artworks to the art audience and fellow artists. Stephen enjoys trying different styles and media, and we can always expect something new from him. This time Stephen shares the group of his paintings of wild animals.

“I have always been interested in large wild animals with a special fondness for large cats, particularly leopards and tigers”, Stephen says. “I have put together a gallery displaying a small selection of some of these incredible creatures painted with soft pastel chalks. It is a wonderful medium to use which I found ideal for my chosen subjects. I enjoyed ‘Painting for Pleasure’ these fascinating animals but I was inspired as well because many are sadly on the verge of extinction.

He continues, “I look forward to sharing some more of my paintings from my wildlife portfolios again. A selection of the range of subjects that I ‘Paint for Pleasure’ can be viewed by visiting www.droitwichartsnetwork/gallery-stephenevans/  ”  

Contact-

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Visit to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

Members are invited to the group visit to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on Wednesday, 14the August. The Ashmolean Museum has on display some of the most incredible art objects in the world such as the Alfred Jewel, Guy Fawkes’ lantern, Egyptian mummy, Raphael’s drawings, Japanese and Chinese objects, Islamic art… Please visit the website for more details.

Please see further details below:

Train from Droitwich at 9.30am arrives at Shrub Hill 9.38.

Train to Oxford leaves 10.14 arriving at 11.29am. 

Some may prefer to drive to Shrub Hill.

With a rail card off peak return is £12.60 and anytime return £13.75. Without a rail card it is  £19.10 or £20.80

Admission to the museum is free!

A rooftop restaurant needs to be booked tel.01865 553823
Food buffet style downstairs is very good too and no booking necessary.
There is also the Morse cocktail bar over the road at the Randolph!

 

Call for creative poppies

Droitwich Arts Network monthly meeting 9th October will be all creative. It would be dedicated to creating a poppy wreath for the Remembrance Sunday. The wreath will be designed from individual poppies made in various techniques and materials – paper, fabrics, felt, crochet, knitting, painting, clay…- and put together during the evening meeting at Park’s Cafe in the centre of Droitwich Spa. 

We are calling all DAN members to create their poppies in any material and technique they wish (paperwork can be laminated to endure the weather), bring them to the meeting and take part in creating the unique wreath.

Droitwich Arts Network representative will attend Remembrance Service and wreath-laying at the war memorial at Victoria Square on 10th November. 

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, Park’s Cafe, 4 Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa, at 7.30pm.