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 »

 

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.

Photographs by Prabhjot Virdi-Smith

Prabhjot Virdi-Smith 3Local photographer Prabhjot Virdi-Smith is showing 15 photographs in Park’s Café during August. Prabhjot seeks her inspiration mostly in landscapes and architecture. She likes to play with light and shade, as much as she searches for a specific atmosphere and richness of various textures.

Prabhjot is an experienced photographer and both her black & white and colour photographs reveal her passion for nature and the places she visits and enjoys in everyday life.

Karen Hotchkiss’ painting at Droitwich Library

Karen Hotchkiss in LibraryKaren Hotchkiss showing her watercolours and acrylic painting “Evening Heavens” at Droitwich Library for two weeks, from Saturday, 1st August until Saturday, 15th August.

Karen says about her painting method, “I laid down the palest water colours first and gradually added more colour until I finished with indigo blue. Once dry I painted in the distant mountains and pine trees and added the foreground. Then I covered up the the landscape and spattered acrylic paint into the sky. The painting was inspired by a beautiful time-lapse video I saw of the stars moving across the sky at night.