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Hanbury Hall exhibition is opening soon

Droitwich Arts Network is organising its annual group exhibition in the Long Gallery in Hanbury Hall, The National Trust property near Droitwich. The exhibition will feature artworks by 33 local artists from 11 October to 29 October and visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy art in different media and styles, as well as purchase original paintings and cards. 

During the exhibition, visitors will be encouraged to vote for the favourite artwork and to enjoy a poetry reading by local poets. The gallery will be attended by stewards who will welcome visitors, help with inquiries and sales. 

Information flyers about the exhibition are available in Droitwich library, The Park’s Cafe and other local places.

Hanbury Hall exhibition 2016

 

 

DAN exhibition in Droitwich Library

The exhibition of Droitwich Arts Network members in the Library is the last event of the ArtsFest 2017. The exhibition was organised with the open call to all full DAN members and groups to submit their works in any 2D technique. 

The exhibition is set up on 1 August with 43 artworks by 24 local artists. The selection included watercolours and acrylic paintings, pencils and coloured pencils drawings, pastels, photography and textiles. The visitors appreciated mostly this variety in techniques and styles and we have received very positive and supportive comments.  

ArtsFest 2017 – Art and photography

The last part of the 3-week long ArtsFest was predominately about the visual arts and photography. Artist-in-residence programme in the library is a great opportunity for local artists, members of Droitwich Arts Network, to show their artistic skills and have a chat with the library visitors. 

Artist-in-residence in the library: Droitwich Camera Club

On 29 July, Peter |Hawkins, Rosie Philpott and Droitwich Camera Club members were leading Art Walk and Photo Walk. Both events have been open to all interested in art and photography –  novices, learners and experts. It was a quite new experience to all but turned to be a great success. 

ArtsFest 2017 – A literature weekend

The second weekend of Droitwich ArtsFest was all dedicated to poetry and words. On 22 July, the day started with the poetry reading at 11am on the St Andrew’s Square.  ‘Pens and Needles’ writers’ group from Redditch performed in front of the Meetbox.  

The Poetry Extravaganza, with its 5th year at Park’s Café,  is a well-established event in Droitwich. On the evening of 22 July, Park’s Café was buzzing with poets and writers (Fergus Mc Gonigal, Nina Lewis, Maggie Doyle, Polly Stretton, Mike Alma, Amanda Bonnick, Sarah Leavesley, Jenna Plewes, Ruth Stacey, Leena Batchelor and Helen Calcutt) and the keen audience really enjoyed the evening. The literature event coordinator was Nina Lewis, Worcestershire Poet Laureate.