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 »

The Best in Show at Hanbury Hall

A beautiful painting ‘Royal Scot 66113 Cameronian’ by Kenneth Robinson was voted by visitors as the best artwork. 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 Water Music

Droitwich Spa celebrated Handel 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 »

Droitwich ArtsFest 30th June - 28th July 2018

Droitwich Arts Festival. Four weeks of mostly free events. Music, art, crafts, dance, exhibitions, drama, and poetry. More »


Up Pompeii this week in the Norbury Theatre

Up PompeiiA cult BBC sit-com from the early 1970’s written for the cult comedian – Frankie Howerd. This brilliantly crafted homage to this TV classic brings out all that was truly captivating about the heyday of bawdy comedy and innuendo and genius of Frankie Howerd.

The story is set in ancient Rome, before the huge eruption (Ooh Missus -see what I did there!) Lurcio (the part written for Howerd), the slave of Senator Ludicrous Sextus, and our hero and guide is attempting to deliver his traditional Prologue and begin proceedings but he quickly gets caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house.

Why does Ludicrous not leave for the Senate meeting in Rome? Why does his wife, Ammonia, return so quickly from the country? Who will take care of the escaped slave girl, Voluptua, and will Nausius, Ludicrous and Ammonia’s e ete son, ever be able to write a decent love poem? Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance – what could that possibly be? (Hint – the clue is in the title!) 

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.