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Tristan Harris has became the honorary patron of Droitwich arts

Local editor and stand-up comedian Tristan Harris has become the first honorary patron of Droitwich Arts Network (DAN).

Tristan, Editor and Worcestershire Hub Manager for Bromsgrove & Droitwich Standards will now play a key role in promoting and supporting a string of arts-based community events and activities, including visual arts, performing arts, photography, media, written and spoken word, music and crafts.

This year DAN held a highly successful art exhibition at Hanbury Hall and is organising a display of mail art to be held in Droitwich Library later this year. The network delivered Droitwich ArtsFest in 2017 and 2018, DAN will also organise next year’s festival, to include  art, music, dance, drama and creative writing events across the town. DAN mounts several art exhibitions each year and has a monthly programme of meetings and activities.

Chair of DAN Helen Karakashian said Tristan was uniquely placed to champion all forms of art in Droitwich. She commented: “Tristan has had poetry and short stories published in anthologies, written songs and plays, edited a literary magazine and presented on hospital and community radio. He performed a brilliant comedy stand-up routine at the ArtsFest last year and his children’s play, ‘Little Green Fingers’, staged in the Norbury Theatre’s studio was a great success. We are delighted he has accepted our invitation to be patron.”