Broadway Arts Festival has announced they are funding an exciting programme of activities and events for local schools throughout the festival in June (8-17). This will be 10 days of the most diverse, creative, educational and entertaining events the festival has ever presented. 

They are encouraging the next generation with a new programme of family events, plus free creative activities in Broadway primary and nursery schools …which is so important at a time when funding for the arts in schools is under threat.

Free Creative activities funded for Broadway primary & nursery schools:

On 11th June Radio 3 broadcaster, presenter, horn player and animateur, Tom Redmond will be working with Broadway primary school children towards a musical performance for parents in the marquee after school.

Author of the award winning World War 1 stories Hilary Robinson and Illustrator Martin Impey will be running a full day Storytelling and illustration workshop in Broadway primary schools followed by book signings in the marquee after school on 12th June.

ArtBase will be running art workshops in the schools to encourage the children to create, explore and express themselves using a range of exciting techniques and Professional Storyteller John Kirk will be entertaining the younger children.

Family Programme:

This year there will be activities for all ages throughout the festival including Playbox Theatre drama workshops for children and teens, free ceramics workshops, riotous Shakespeare with Romeo & Juliet, family friendly Jazz nights and a special guest appearance by Tweedy the clown from Gifford’s Circus! 

Theres an afterschool treat on June 14th with a hilarious performance of Roald Dahl’s “The Twits” in The Lifford Hall. 

The Family Day on June 16th will feature free arts and crafts workshops, mural painting and street performers; whilst David Walliams fans can look forward to a theatrical production of the bestseller “The Midnight Gang” in the marquee on the green.

On June 17th “The Great Broadway Paint-Off” takes place in and around the village with everyone encouraged to join in alongside professional artists and try their hand to win exciting prizes. Young artists are encouraged to take part as The Broadway Arts Festival Chairman’s prize is for the best work by a 12-16 year old.

artBEAT June 8-10

artBEAT is the new exciting opening 3 day weekend event for Broadway Arts Festival showcasing the work of some of Britain’s top artists, designers and artisans.

Throughout the weekend the marquee on the village green will feature printmakers, sculptors, jewellers, ceramicists, designer-makers and a host of traditional artisans demonstrating their skills & selling their work direct to the public. Take along the family to see exceptional artists at work.

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Broadway Arts Festival is kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual Insurance and Hayman-Joyce estate agents. The Broadway Arts Festival ArtBEAT Project is partially funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.