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Lynda Sharp exhibits in Parks Cafe

WELCOME TO LYN’S EXHIBITION AT THE PARKS CAFÉ DROITWICH

LYN’S A LOCAL ARTIST WHO STARTED PAINTING 7 YEARS AGO IN PASTEL, ENJOYING PAINTING ANIMAL PORTRAITS MOVING ONTO WATERCOLOUR, ACRYLIC, MIXED MEDIA, FIBRE ART AND NEEDLE FELT.

The exhibition is open until 18th June and is open Mon-Sat, 9am – 4pm.

All artworks are for sale.

Please ask café staff for the assistance.

Website: lynsart.weebly.com

Mobile:   07838239115

Email :    [email protected]

 

‘Karen Moore Award’ for creative writing

Aim
This competition aims to promote intelligent and creative writing amongst the students of years 10-13 at Droitwich Spa High School. Students will need to show: an understanding of an issue or a theme; an ability to research information as necessary and put forward effectively realised arguments.  The award will be made every summer term.

Form
Students can respond to the title as they see fit.  The title will change every year.  Entries should be a minimum of 1000 words: there is no upper limit.  Entries should be typed with each sheet having a name, year group and title of the work on it.

Title
The title for 2019 is ‘Are all forms of protest acceptable?’

Deadline
Entries should be made via email.  Your entry will be confirmed by return email: if you have not had a confirmation email within 48 hours, please speak to Mr Izod.  The deadline is midnight on Monday, July 1st.

Judges
The judging panel will comprise Helen Karakashian from the Droitwich Arts Network and Mrs Karen Moore, ex-Deputy Head Teacher. They will then pass their chosen entries to the final judge, Jack Solloway, ex DSHS pupil who is now a freelance writer who has written for The London Magazine, The Stage Review, The Play’s The Thing UK and The Times newspaper.

Prize
The prize will be a trophy to keep for a year and a cash prize of £100.  The trophy has been kindly donated by Mrs Moore. The cash prize is kindly sponsored by the Droitwich Arts Network. The prize will be awarded in the last week of the summer term.

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The unveiling of the ceramic mural “Buildings of Droitwich”

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery, Wychavon District Council and Droitwich Town Council the Droitwich Arts Network have reached a stage to organise an unveiling ceremony for the restored Droitwich Spa’s national treasure. This colourful and intricate work of art had been removed from the St Andrew’s shopping centre wall in order to replace broken ceramic relief’s and to strengthen the panels. The ‘Black Dog’ Studio where the mural was originally made 43 years ago by artist Philippa Threlfall has now fixed a date for the replacement of the restored mural.

So the unveiling ceremony will take place at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 17th April. Since November 2018, artists have produced art work to fill the gap on the wall left by removal of the mural as shown below. 

Local artists hold prestigious Hanbury Hall exhibition

The annual exhibition at the Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall is one of the premier events in the Droitwich Arts Network calendar. This year, the popular event has changed to a ten day-long display in April. Set in the magnificent and historic National Trust property, it attracts a large number of visitors and provides a prestigious backdrop to local talent. The network is therefore delighted to hold an exhibition from 6th – 15th April.

This year it features over 70 works by local artists, spanning across a range of artistic areas including painting, textiles and poetry. The majority of work is for sale, with greetings cards and mounted works also available. The exhibition includes talent from professional artists such as Rosie Philpott, winner of the ‘Wychavon Community Arts Recognition Award’ and Colin Jack who recently exhibited over 90 paintings in The Hive, Worcester.

During the week, members of the Network will steward the event, often painting, spinning, weaving, knitting, embroidering and performing on a variety of musical instruments. Visitors can even have a go at weaving!