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 »

 

Photo walk in Droitwich High Street

On 13th of August the second photo walk of DAN photographers was organised by the member Rhys Jones. A group of enthusiasts from Photography Interest Group (known as PIGs) took a stroll from Queen Street down to the picturesque High Street. Soon after we split and everyone started to look at their own interesting spots to make a good shot.

Quirky old houses in High Street are real treat for any photographer. Although they are crooked as an effect of the brine extraction, they survived through the times and stand proudly leaning to each other. Beautiful black and white timber-framed ‘Spats Coffee House’ at No. 22 or sky blue ‘Fish and Chips Bar’ are just two excellent examples of Droitwich High Street architecture.

A new pop-up gallery in the town centre

For about a month or so Droitwich Spa has become richer for one art gallery. A new pop-up gallery is actually the window of ex-‘Blunts Shoes’ shop at 12 Victoria Square, and thanks to Paul from Park’s Café it may turn to be a relevant art point in a town centre. Several Droitwich Arts Network members have already set-up their works and their exhibition has already met with a positive response. Not only that local artists now have a nice place to show their work, but also passers-by have a chance to enjoy it and even purchase it.

This time their works are being shown by local artists Bob Addy, John Bodley, Peter Hawkins, Sam Hutchcocks, Trisha Kenny and Rosie Philpott. A variety of artistic styles are being expressed, from Peter Hawkins’ realistic landscapes and portraits by Bob Addy to abstract paintings by Sam Hutchcocks. These artists were given a subtle cross-section of the art scene of the town.

Sculpture donation by Charles Hazzard

It is proposed that life size figure sculpture by Charles Hazzard, a national sculptor, who lives in Droitwich Spa and whose studio practise is situated in the Vale of Evesham, be donated and sited in the town centre of Droitwich Spa. The two works under consideration are Crawling Man and Connections.

Crawling Man echoes that of a salt brine worker, whilst Connections with its steel cable and joined, connected by way of its two interlocking hoops, and giving the piece its title, refers to the linking of Droitwich Spa to its twinned towns of Voiron, France and Bad Ems, Germany. Furthermore this piece refers to connections to the wider world e.g Saint Richard of Chichester, born in 1197 within the the area that became Droitwich Spa and Edward Winslow, from the area, who travelled on the ship, the Mayflower to the New World in 1620.

Sarah James’s poetry collection plenty-fish

poetry 12-09-2015Sarah James’s Nine Arches Press poetry collection plenty-fish is launched as part of this year’s Salt Fest. Also poetry on a theme of ‘endurance’ from Worcestershire Poet Emeritus Maggie Doyle, last year’s Worcestershire Poet Laureate Fergus McGonigal, Mike Alma, Kathy Gee, Ian glass and Holly Magill. Mced by Fergus McGonigal, the evening will also include a short ‘Question the Author’ section.

Food will be available to order from 7 – 8pm. This event is also a Droitwich Arts Network literary/social event.

Park’s Café-Bar,

4 Victoria Square, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 8DS

Saturday, September 12, 7 – 9.30pm
Free, open to public, no booking required, except for food.