The exhibition in the Library

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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

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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 »

 

Droitwich ArtsFest offers the events for everyone

The second week of Droitwich ArtsFest 2018 is really diverse and offers events for everyone – music, performance, art exhibitions. Saturday, 14th July will be very busy with hands-on activities including Sketching walk, Salt activities, Face painting, Dragon Parade, High School music showcase, a book launch and more. 

Please click on each link for more details. 

Tuesday 10th July – Gaude Luce Golf Club
20.00 – Droitwich Jazz Club

Wednesday 11th July – Spectrum Days
19.00 – Mime and Improvisation Workshop

Saturday 14th July – Victoria Square
10.00 – Sketching Walk
From 10.30 – Art Activities for Children, Face Painting, Painting
14.00 – Sketching Walk
15.00 – Dragon Parade

Saturday 14th July – Heritage Centre
From 10.30 – Salt Activities
From 10.30 – Brine Memories
12.30 – “Saltways” Talk by Katy Beinart

Saturday 14 July – St Andrews Square
14.00 – High School Music Showcase

Saturday 14 July – Park’s Cafe
19.00 – Book Launch,  “A Z-hearted Guide to Heartache”

Tuesday 17 July – St Andrew’s Church
19.30 – Fun and furious readings on Womanhood

Thursday 19 July – Old Cock Inn
19.30 Droitwich Folk Club

Droitwich Library, Victoria Square
30 June to 27 July – Art Exhibition in the Gallery Room
Most days from 30 June to 21 July – Artists in Residence in the foyer

Lido Park, Droitwich
Every Sunday at 14.30 – Bands in the Park

 

DAN Art Showcase at Droitwich Library

One of the events that will be on during the whole month of ArtsFest is an art exhibition at Droitwich library. 26 Droitwich Arts Network members are represented with their paintings, textiles, photography and mixed media artworks. No matter what media has been used, displayed artworks have been inspired by the artist’s passion, curiosity, and imagination. Variety of styles, from traditional watercolours to mixed media abstraction and assemblage, shows the true potential of the local art scene. 

The exhibition is open until 27th July during the library opening times:

Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

(click on the pictures below to see in full size)

60s Music Night and Droitwich Folk Club

The ArtsFest 2018 is continuing with two music events. 

Tomorrow, Wednesday 4th July, at St Andrew’s Town Hotel Keith Slater will perform his programme of “The Swinging Sixties” popular music. ” A tribute to a decade that shaped a generation. From Rock ‘n Roll to psychedelia, from segregation to the summer of love and beyond.” 

Cost: £10. No refunds unless the event is cancelled. 

Pay at the door on entry, or click HERE to purchase your tickets online.

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from Keith Slater phone 07830 357886, from Rhys Jones phone 07787 227 390, or by sending an email to artsfest@droitwichartsnetwork.org

Wednesday 4 July – St Andrews Town Hotel
19.30 – Keith Slater’s 60s Celebration

On Thursday, 5 July at The Old Cock Inn, Droitwich Folk Club will perform a variety of folk music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Music starts at 19.30. 

Thursday 5 July – Old Cock Inn
19.30 – Droitwich Folk Club

Droitwich ArtsFest Opens in hot sunshine

Droitwich arts festival got off to a very hot start on Saturday 30th June with events taking place in the open air in very hot sunshine.

The festival opened with announcements by Droitwich Town Crier, Edgar Harwood, accompanied by musical fanfares from a U3A ensemble. Following short speeches by Droitwich Deputy Mayor, Councillor Bill Moy, and Nigel Huddleston MP, shoppers in St Andrews Square enjoyed an afternoon of dance.

Tracy (Tahira) Griffiths and her team started the session with Belly Dancing. International dance instructor John-James ran a professional and lively Salsa session. And the afternoon concluded with a very energetic Zumba class led by Eliana Keen. Members of the general public participated in all three sessions.

Belly Dance in the town centre