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Droitwich ArtsFest 2018 Ends

After four weeks and five weekends, Droitwich ArtsFest has ended after a fantastic month filled with a wide variety of artistic events.

Sing and Tonic choire

The festival got off to a very hot start on 30th June with events taking place in the open air in brilliant sunshine. Following announcements by Droitwich Town Crier, Edgar Harwood, Droitwich Deputy Mayor, Councillor Bill Moy, and Nigel Huddleston MP, shoppers in St Andrews Square enjoyed an afternoon of dance including Belly Dancing, Salsa, and Zumba. That day was also the first day of a free art exhibition by members of Droitwich Arts Network (DAN) in the Gallery Room of Droitwich Library, together with the annual exhibition of International MailArt.

Droitwich Ukulele Club

Droitwich ArtsFest reaches its Musical Finale

Last Saturday (21st) saw members of Droitwich Arts Network demonstrating their work and skills in Victoria Square, while prose and poetry readings took place in St Andrews Square. Budding photographers joined a photo walk, and additional surprises were created by a close-up magician. In the evening, Park’s Café hosted another successful Poetry Extravaganza.

Local musicians present The Best of Droitwich – “Last Night of the Proms” in St Andrew’s Church on Friday 27th at 7.30pm. The performers are Droitwich Ukulele Band, Members of the Norbury Theatre, Droitwich Community Choir, Glynn Diggit, the Hussingtree Chorale, and international organist, Keith Hearnshaw. The programme Includes favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia, and Jerusalem. Entry is free, with a voluntary collection for local good causes.

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

 

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