Broadway Arts Festival have won “Best Festival or Event” at the Visit Worcestershire Awards of Excellence 2018.
Chair of the management committee Karen Bloch was presented with the award by TV presenter, historian and author Professor Kate Williams at a ceremony in Worcester on 11th September.

Broadway Arts Festival took place 8th – 17th June 2018, at various venues in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway.
The 2018 festival was bigger and more diverse than any prior attracting thousands of visitors from across the UK and abroad. The wide-ranging programme of arts events of the highest quality included celebrity speakers such as Andrew Graham Dixon and Tristram Hunt and inspired, encouraged and entertained anyone with an interest in the arts.
A new introductory weekend featured “artBEAT”  showcasing the work of some of Britain’s top artists, designers and artisans as well as live demonstrations & workshops led by internationally renowned contemporary artists.

Chair of the management committee, Karen Bloch, said:

“We can now safely say we are the biggest Arts Festival in the North Cotswolds. We bring arts of all sorts – music, theatre, workshops, demonstrations and talks. Our aim is to entertain and enlighten, but most of all it is to encourage the arts. We are very much into participation. We encourage all ages and all abilities. We have doubled the size of our festival this year. We have just had our festival in June, so we will be preparing for the next one soon. The festival goes on for 10 days. We had 67 events over 10 days. It is a really big festival, despite Broadway being quite a small village. We also give a week-long programme of free events to the local schools and we give out annual grants to full time students of the arts who live locally.”

As they are a charitable trust, each year arts grants are made to local students age 18 or over on September 1st, starting or in full time education in the arts. This grant applies to students studying Fine Art, Applied Arts, Music or the Performing Arts living in or near the WR12 postcode. The deadline for application is September 30th.

Broadway has been a centre for the arts since the late 19th century with its legacy of the unique artistic heritage of the world-famous Broadway Colony of American artists, writers and musicians who made it their creative inspiration.
The next Broadway Arts Festival will be June 5th-14th 2020.