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 »
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.
The magnificent and historic Hanbury Hall was the venue for the premier DAN exhibition of the year which was held again at this prestigious venue. This was a showcase for the best of local talent which was displayed in the Long Gallery attracting large number of visitors.
Chairman of DAN Malcolm Wakeman was delighted with the success of this year’s event said:
“In access of 1000 people visited our six day exhibition to view the wonderful works that were on display. We were all delighted with the amount of interest shown by visitors and over the six days there were 77 transactions of paintings, cards and other art items. The annual DAN exhibition has become a favourite for the many visitors to the National Trust’s Hanbury Hall and we look forward to holding the event again next year.”
On Wednesday, 12 October the charity fashion show will be held at the M&Co clothing shop in St Andrews Shopping centre in Droitwich. The event has an aim to raise funds for Droitwich Arts Network in which way future cultural and artistic activities of the network will be supported.
As DAN is a hub for local professional and amateur artists, these funds will be used in organising ArtsFest in 2017, as well ongoing projects. It is crucial to maintain the calendar rich with various events throughout the year, and it is possible only with the support of DAN members and the public.
The fashion show starts on Wednesday at 6.30pm and the tickets can be purchased in the M&Co shop or the Meetbox. Ticket price is £5. Tickets must be presented at the entrance.
Drinks and snacks will be provided, as well as the raffle (£1 per ticket) with lots of interesting prizes.
M&Co, St Andrews Square, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8HE