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 »

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\\\'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 »

 

DAN exhibition in Droitwich Library

The exhibition of Droitwich Arts Network members in the Library is the last event of the ArtsFest 2017. The exhibition was organised with the open call to all full DAN members and groups to submit their works in any 2D technique. 

The exhibition is set up on 1 August with 43 artworks by 24 local artists. The selection included watercolours and acrylic paintings, pencils and coloured pencils drawings, pastels, photography and textiles. The visitors appreciated mostly this variety in techniques and styles and we have received very positive and supportive comments.  

ArtsFest 2017 – Art and photography

The last part of the 3-week long ArtsFest was predominately about the visual arts and photography. Artist-in-residence programme in the library is a great opportunity for local artists, members of Droitwich Arts Network, to show their artistic skills and have a chat with the library visitors. 

Artist-in-residence in the library: Droitwich Camera Club

On 29 July, Peter |Hawkins, Rosie Philpott and Droitwich Camera Club members were leading Art Walk and Photo Walk. Both events have been open to all interested in art and photography –  novices, learners and experts. It was a quite new experience to all but turned to be a great success. 

ArtsFest 2017 – A literature weekend

The second weekend of Droitwich ArtsFest was all dedicated to poetry and words. On 22 July, the day started with the poetry reading at 11am on the St Andrew’s Square.  ‘Pens and Needles’ writers’ group from Redditch performed in front of the Meetbox.  

The Poetry Extravaganza, with its 5th year at Park’s Café,  is a well-established event in Droitwich. On the evening of 22 July, Park’s Café was buzzing with poets and writers (Fergus Mc Gonigal, Nina Lewis, Maggie Doyle, Polly Stretton, Mike Alma, Amanda Bonnick, Sarah Leavesley, Jenna Plewes, Ruth Stacey, Leena Batchelor and Helen Calcutt) and the keen audience really enjoyed the evening. The literature event coordinator was Nina Lewis, Worcestershire Poet Laureate. 

ArtsFest 2017 – music and entertainment

ArtsFest 2017 started suddenly on Saturday, 15th July, with a song. Many have been surprised when ‘Voices Unlimited’, a singing group from Worcester, has started their programme in St Andrew’s Square. After the energetic start, town crier opened the event and audience had a chance to hear brief speeches from Mayor of Droitwich Coun Shaun Best and Nigel Huddleston MP.  

 

After a great start with ‘Voices Unlimited’, the music show continued with the performance of ‘Sing and Tonic’ choir from Droitwich.