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June 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde

June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Open air theatre with Heartbreak Productions in Battridge Orchard, off Church Street, Broadway. Gates open at 6pm. Bring comfy seat and a picnic. 6 pm Prosecco and Wine Bar opens 7pm Performance Parking:  Village Car Park off Church Row.   Entrance to Battridge Orchard is via the footpath gap gate at the far end of the car park. Turn left. Five bar gate 30 yds away.  It will be…

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Art Workshop – ‘Making Marks Using Text and Texture in Print’ – Tutor Tricia Torrington

June 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On this one-day course, Tricia will start you off with a short eastern-style poem – which she can help you write or choose – and use this as a base to create a textural print (2D or as a small artist’s book). You will make and ink-up monoprint and collagraph plates and print these using a small press. Materials and a light lunch included

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Talk by Quentin Letts ‘Parliamentary Middlers: Why We Haven’t a Prayer’ Note Venue Change to Lifford Hall

June 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

An  irreverent, gossipy, bracing blast against the dullards and drongos who infest our Houses of Parliament by a man who watches them daily from the press gallery: sketchwriter and theatre critic Quentin Letts, whose new parliamentary novel is a plea for Anglican self-confidence, will take a tilt at some of Westminster’s not-so finest. Journalist and theatre critic Quentin Letts will no doubt give us  food for…

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Talk by George Butler – War Artist and Illustrator

June 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

George Butler specialises in travel and current affairs.  In August 2012 he walked from Turkey across the border into Syria, where he was an unofficial guest of the rebel Free Syrian Army.  Six months later he made a similar trip back to Syria (Feb 2013) to record the stories amongst the refugees. These drawings were reproduced by the Times, the Guardian, Evening Standard, Der Spiegel,…

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Art Workshop: ‘Painting Painterly Portraits with Form’ with Roger Dellar RI, PS, ROI

June 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Painting the head using planes of the face where light and shadow catch  to bring out structure rather than an illustration of the topography. Working in a couple of hours from the model, Roger will demonstrate the process and then assist you in your paintings. Roger is a Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters and the Pastel Society and…

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John Julius Norwich & Malcolm Rogers in Conversation

June 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

John Julius Norwich (Lord Norwich) and Dr. Malcolm Rogers will talk about their many mutual friends and acquaintances from the world of the arts. John Julius, 2nd Viscount Norwich, was born on 15 September 1929, the son of the statesman and diplomat Alfred Duff Cooper (1st Viscount) and the Lady Diana Cooper. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, at Eton, at the University…

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Lecture by John Julius Norwich: ‘Paddy’s World’

June 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John Julius Norwich will give a talk entitled ‘Paddy’s World’. In 1944 Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped General Kreipe, commanding the German forces in Crete. After the war a succession of books – mostly, but not invariably, about Greece – revealed him as perhaps the greatest travel writer that this country has ever produced. John Julius Norwich knew him well for some fifty years. Patrick Leigh Fermor is…

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Art Demonstration – Sculpture with Judy Boyt MA, FRBS in Lifford Hall

June 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working from life, Judy will sculpt a small terrier using wire and wax. Judy works from the ‘inside out’- the dynamics of the skeletal structure, adding the flesh and muscle, to the final skin layer – creating a sculpture that has presence and a soul, capturing the living essence in the final metal cast. ‘Rebellion’, a twice life size bronze horse commissioned by Standard Life,…

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February 2017

John Singer Sargent talk by Mary Alexander

February 8 @ 8:00 pm

Mary Alexander will give a talk entitled ‘Fizz & Crackle – all about John Singer Sargent’ at the Evesham Art Centre on 8th February.  Tickets available on the door. Mary Alexander trained as an art historian and graduated with a B.A. Hons in History and History of Art, and an M.A. in History of Art with Distinction from University College London. Her background combines an…

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March 2017

JULIET HESLEWOOD – Illustrated Lecture – WILLIAM MORRIS IN THE COTSWOLDS

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Many thanks to Juliet Heslewood for a very interesting lecture on “William Morris in the Cotswolds” which was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you also to all the many Broadway Arts Festival and Broadway History Society supporters who attended. Juliet Heslewood studied History of Art at London University and gained an MA at the Université de Toulouse.   For thirty years she lived…

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