The Artist of the Month: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt won the trophy for the Best Artwork at Hanbury Hall exhibition 2016. Her colour pencil drawing delighted all visitors with cute subject and perfect execution. More »
Westacre School pupils present their design for the Mural 2016
Westacre School pupils designed the Mural 2016 with the theme of Edward Winslow, his journey on Mayflower and his relationship with Native American chief. 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 »
Yarn Bombing 2015
In Summer 2015 DAN members and local crafters organised a yarn bombing project in the Victoria Square in Droitwich. More »
2016 was filled with DAN activities. Some were ‘business as usual’, some were quite new and adventurous. Thanks to fantastic work of our communication team, DAN was very well presented in local media that covered all network’s events throughout the year.
In this year DAN held some already traditional events, such as Hanbury Hall exhibition (with Julie Hunt winning ‘the best artwork’ prize) and Mural project (Edward Winslow and the ‘Mayflower’ voyage), Artist in View day (À la française) and numerous regular exhibitions in Park’s Cafe, The Button Tree Cafe, Droitwich library and the Old Library).
Charity Fashion Show event in M&Co shop in Droitwich was a success and will be well remembered to all who were there. A lot of fun, laughter and a positive energy was brought up by models and visitors who equally enjoyed the evening.
The DAN meeting on the 2nd August 2016 agreed that Rhys Jones would head up the arts festival planning, and on 18th of October 2016 it was agreed to form a Planning Team. The roles are:
Co-ordinator Rhys Jones
Overall responsibility for ArtsFest 2017. Chair of the Planning Team. Sign off significant applications for grants and sponsorship deals. Work with individual event organisers and review proposed events.
Artists & Performers Peter Hawkins
Identify organisations and individuals who represent various forms of arts and crafts in and around Droitwich. Consider their potential to perform, demonstrate, teach, coach, etc.
Venues Justine Humphries
Identify possible venues (indoors and outdoors) and points of contact, in and around Droitwich. Consider their potential for different kinds of events.