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artBEAT – The opening weekend of Broadway Arts Festival 2023

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

artBEAT is the opening 3 day weekend for the festival that showcases the work of some of Britain’s top artists, designers and artisans in the main marquee on the village green in this idyllic Cotswold village. Throughout the weekend the marquee will house talented artists, printmakers, sculptors, jewellers, ceramicists, designer-makers and a host of traditional [...]

Introduction to Woodturning – Garden Dibber Workshop

The Guildhouse Stanton Stanton

Introduction to woodturning workshop for beginners at Stanton Guildhouse. Run by Tony Jones approved AWGB tutor and experienced teacher, with two experienced assistants. For more information about Tony visit www.ashcraft.org.uk You will leave the course having been introduced to essential tools, turned  basic shapes from a square piece of wood and turned a Garden Dibber from [...]

Open Studio – Pink Harrison

Pye Corner Mill Bury End, Broadway

Meet artist Pink Harrison in her studio, where her paintings and prints are hanging. Working in oils and watercolours, you will see the sketches of her travels, and materials relating to the finished paintings, and all the tools of a working artist’s studio. Pye Corner Mill is within walking distance from Broadway High Street (Midway between [...]

Wire Bird Sculpture Demonstration by Rachel Higgins

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Watch renowned local artist Rachel Higgins as she uses a variety of metalwork techniques – wirework, soldering, hammering and riveting… to create a beautiful intricate 3D metal bird. A member of the Gallery at the Guild, Chipping Campden, she will also be exhibiting in the marquee at artBEAT and running a dragonfly wire sculpture workshop [...]

Printing without a Press with Joanna Cohn

The Guildhouse Stanton Stanton

Try your hand at two very different print techniques you’ll be able to continue to do at home, as very little equipment is required. Reductive lino cut is a method of relief print to create a set of limited edition prints Takuhon is a 2000 year old Chinese print method originally used to record stone [...]

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage Walk

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater to a hub of creativity thanks to an influx of mainly American artists, writers and actors. Learn all about this world-famously influential colony on an informative, illustrated walk round beautiful Broadway with local art historian Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

Oil Painting Demonstration – Sparkling Seas by Jenny Aitken

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Award winning artist Jenny Aitken has spent most of her career studying contre-jour light. She is regular writer for the Artist magazine, and in the process of writing a book on the subject. For this demonstration, she will complete a full painting focused on sparkling coastal light. She loves to share her process and techniques [...]

Velasquez in the Making: Daniel Ralston & Richard Ormond

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

The great Spanish artist Diego Velasquez was a painter of extraordinary ability. He achieved widespread renown, however, during the nineteenth century. Daniel Ralston, Acting Associate Curator of Paintings 1600-1800 at the National Gallery, explores how Valasquez’ striking and newly stylish works were interpreted by connoisseurs, emulated by copyists and – occasionally – knocked off by [...]

En Plein Air Workshop with Jenny Aitken – Capturing the Light

Willersey Willersey, Gloucestershire

Join Jenny Aitken for a wonderful day of en plein air painting around the lovely village of Willersey – just 5 mins from Broadway. Here you’ll have the opportunity to capture the idyllic Cotswold village which has honey-coloured stone buildings, beautiful village greens and a shimmering village pond.  Award winning artist Jenny Aitken has spent [...]

Sketchbook Explorations in Mixed Media with Shelley Rhodes

The Guildhouse Stanton Stanton

A weekend of exploration for all levels, using mixed-media with paper, cloth and stitch. Inspired by our beautiful surroundings at Stanton Guildhouse, you will be guided through experimental approaches to drawing, mark-making and presentation as you fill several small sketchbooks.  Shelley is a mixed media artist who records daily in a sketchbook. She has a [...]

“Car Design: Art and Engineering” by Carsten Astheimer

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Design is the process where an idea comes to life, especially in car design. A mix of art and engineering, the result of a multi-disciplinary team often including tens of thousands of people. Although technology has changed dramatically, the art of creating a beautiful car has hardly changed at all. This illustrated talk by car [...]

Find your Voice – Come & Sing!

United Reformed Church 77 High St, Broadway

Experience the joy of choral singing, from gospel to spirituals to Renaissance rounds and classical crossover led by inspirational conductor Stuart Overington. Stuart has worked with a diverse range of ensembles including the Royal Opera House Chorus, National Children’s Choir, community choirs, Snow Patrol & Elbow. The afternoon culminates in a sharing event for friends [...]

Sue Barker “Calling the Shots”

Cidermill Theatre Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

We are delighted to announce that Sue Barker will be speaking at Broadway Arts Festival in June! Tennis and broadcasting legend Sue Barker shares the remarkable story of her life from her former tennis career as Britain’s No 1 player and world No 3, to her four decades on camera as an award-winning broadcaster. Following her [...]

Oil Painting Demonstration – Landscapes with Vicki Norman

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Award winning artist and tutor Vicki Norman will demonstrate a Cotswold scene painted in oils with an explanation of how to convey a sense of light and atmosphere in a landscape scene. She will include information for artists in all media about colour, design, tonal values and brushwork Vicki is known for her knowledge about [...]

Papercut Flora and Fauna Workshop

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Paper cutting is a subtractive drawing process, using a craft knife to create negative space, allowing the remaining paper to appear as dynamic lines and shapes. The process of paper cutting is deeply therapeutic and relaxing. Removing shapes to reveal a design takes you into an almost meditative state that sharpens focus and calms the [...]

Create with Nature workshop with Jane Bevan

The Guildhouse Stanton Stanton

The workshop is a playful and creative day, suitable for all who love nature and wish to spend a day making nature art together. Using leaves, grasses, bark, feathers and seeds, some of which we will gather outside in our beautiful surroundings, we will make artworks to include collage, wall hangings and mini sculpture. We [...]

Papercut Flora and Fauna Workshop

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Paper cutting is a subtractive drawing process, using a craft knife to create negative space, allowing the remaining paper to appear as dynamic lines and shapes. The process of paper cutting is deeply therapeutic and relaxing. Removing shapes to reveal a design takes you into an almost meditative state that sharpens focus and calms the [...]

Wall Hanging Loom Weave Workshop with Julie Hicks

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Create a tactile textured weave using different fibres including merino and alpaca wools, wool roving, soft, twisted rope, Macrame cord and core spun wool to create your very own wall hanging. During the workshop you will learn different techniques including Soumak braid, Tabby weave and Rya knots to name a few, to create something beautiful! Julie [...]

‘Reread, Revisit, Rethink’ with Loyd Grossman

Cidermill Theatre Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Distinguished art historian, travel writer and broadcaster, Loyd Grossman, reflects on places he thought he knew well, but continues to find new and surprising insights.  His next book is on Paris, a city that he is now learning to know and enjoy much more intensely. Join him on this journey of rediscovery. "I reread, not because [...]

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

Court Farm Court Farm, Upper High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire

Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century. On this walking tour of two famous private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

Pastel Seascapes Workshop with Gareth Jones

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Spend a day mastering pastel seascapes! Gareth will demonstrate and guide students in creating a convincing and dynamic depiction of the sea in soft pastels. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike, reference will be provided. Gareth is an internationally acclaimed pastel artist and winner of several prestigious awards. He is a Signature Member of [...]

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

Court Farm Court Farm, Upper High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire

Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century. On this walking tour of two famous private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

Copper Cuff Jewellery Workshop with Karen Lockton

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Your chance to make your very own bespoke copper cuff with Karen Lockton of KFL Design. You will learn to shape and texture the copper and the art of fold forming. There will be the opportunity to create texture and to learn some basic jewellery making skills and how to finish and polish your cuff [...]

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

Springfield House Springfield Lane, Broadway

Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century. On this walking tour of two famous private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

Loose Landscapes in Acrylics with Paul Talbot-Greaves

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

During this 1 day workshop you will be encouraged to focus on the core principles of painting to free up your acrylics and you will learn techniques for painting loosely in layers. The day will begin with a discussion about the materials followed by some exercises and a demonstration painting highlighting the process. Paul has been [...]

Enamel Jewellery making workshop with Jane Moore

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Learn all about enamelling onto silver and produce a prepared silver and enamelled pendant to a finish good enough to wear. The technique you will learn is called Champleve, where silver is removed by acid etching to create a recess for the transparent enamel. Jane has taught for many years from beginners to advanced since 1974. In [...]

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

Springfield House Springfield Lane, Broadway

Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century. On this walking tour of two famous private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

Sausage Dog Clay Sculpture workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Back by popular demand after the sell-out fox & owl workshops in 2021. Create a unique sausage dog sculpture with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram... to start or add to your collection! All abilities welcome – Please bring an apron This event will be taking place in the Lifford Hall in the centre of Broadway Tickets [...]

Dragonfly Wire Sculpture Workshop with Rachel Higgins

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Renowned local artist Rachel Higgins is an accomplished metal animal sculptor and a member of the Gallery at the Guild, Chipping Campden. She will be leading a day workshop using a variety of metalwork techniques - wirework, soldering, hammering, riveting… for participants to create a 3D metal dragonfly to take home. A member of the [...]

Rapid Sketching Workshop with Tim Fisher

Willersey Willersey, Gloucestershire

Working with pen and pencil, learn fast and effective ways of recording scenes in the quiet picturesque village of Willersey, 5 mins drive from Broadway.  You will focus on ways of rapidly capturing the scene and how to improve your drawing skills. Those attending will appreciate how to observe and create sketches as a record, [...]

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage Walk

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater to a hub of creativity thanks to an influx of mainly American artists, writers and actors. Learn all about this world-famously influential colony on an informative, illustrated walk round beautiful Broadway with local art historian Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

Guinea Fowl Clay Sculpture workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Back by popular demand after the sell-out fox & owl workshops in 2021. Create a unique guinea fowl sculpture with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram... to start or add to your collection! All abilities welcome – Please bring an apron This event will be taking place in the Lifford Hall in the centre of Broadway Tickets [...]

Madresfield Court & Gardens Literary Tour

Madresfield Court Malvern, Worcestershire

An exclusive tour of Arts & Crafts masterpiece Madresfield Court & Gardens to discover how it became the inspiration for Evelyn Waugh & Brideshead Revisited. Madresfield Court near Malvern, is a moated stately house, and home to the Lygon family for almost 900 years. It played a significant part in the Arts & Crafts movement [...]

Designer Lampshade Workshop with Alison Bick

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

At the end of this workshop you will take home your very own 40cm lampshade with fabric printed with Alison Bick designs and illustrations.  Alison will guide you through the lampshade-making process, and show you my tips and tricks on how to get a professional finish. Suitable for any creative skill level! Alison is a [...]

Swing from Paris Supper Club

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Join us for a mid-week supper club in the marquee on the village green! Expect stylish jazz and swing, street food vendors, communal dining in the marquee, a bar and an opportunity to kick back, socialise and meet new people. This is a relaxed event where you will be encouraged to move about and mingle, [...]

Willow Seed Head Workshop

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Spend a morning creating a fabulous 4ft poppy seed head to take home with you, with willow-weaver Rachel Harwood. Willow is a wonderful sustainable material great for making sculptures for the garden. You will be working with willow from Somerset. Suitable for all levels and a great introduction to working with willow. 15 Tickets available [...]

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‘Of Life and Love’ – Soprano Rose Johnson

The Guildhouse Stanton Stanton

Accomplished Soprano and Operatic performer Rose has recently completed her studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, supported by our bursary programme . She was awarded first place in the Vocal Department Prize and in the Mario Lanza Opera prize. Her ‘Emerging Artist’ recital will feature Schumanns Frauenliebe und Leben and will reveal her passion for spreading the joys of music [...]

‘Folklore & Fairytales’ – Soprano Laura Coppinger

The Guildhouse Stanton Stanton

Laura is a soprano from Broadway, now embarking on a professional career. She graduated from St Hilda’s College, Oxford with a First Class Honours in Music, and now studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her 'Emerging Artist' recital Folklore and Fairytales shows her remarkable talent in a classical programme that explores fables and folk song from across Europe, in the stunning [...]

Motor City Motown Soul Band

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Fronted by Marcus Malone, the Motor City Motown Soul Band guarantees to get everyone into the Motown groove! Originally from Detroit, Marcus has worked with artists such as Quincy Jones, Nile Rogers and Beverley Knight and was signed to Motown records. Sounding 100% the part has earned him the title ‘Mr Soul’, so expect a night [...]

Family Carnival Drumming Workshop

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

A taste of Carnival! Bring the family and have a go at playing the drums of Rio Carnival. David Walter of Ola Samba will teach a fun, loud and challenging set of material for the group to be able to perform by the end of the hour. Suitable for complete drumming novices young and old. [...]

Cycle-delic Spin Painting

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

A spin art-producing bicycle - a cross between a Rube Goldberg contraption and a Damien Hirst painting factory machine. Workshop participants add poster paint to cartridge paper mounted on a spinning platter, producing endlessly varied colourful outcomes to take home and keep. Children tend to make better spin-painters as they are fearless in their application [...]

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage Walk

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater to a hub of creativity thanks to an influx of mainly American artists, writers and actors. Learn all about this world-famously influential colony on an informative, illustrated walk round beautiful Broadway with local art historian Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

Family Carnival Drumming Workshop

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

A taste of Carnival! Bring the family and have a go at playing the drums of Rio Carnival. David Walter of Ola Samba will teach a fun, loud and challenging set of material for the group to be able to perform by the end of the hour. Suitable for complete drumming novices young and old. [...]

Cycle-delic Spin Painting

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

A spin art-producing bicycle - a cross between a Rube Goldberg contraption and a Damien Hirst painting factory machine. Workshop participants add poster paint to cartridge paper mounted on a spinning platter, producing endlessly varied colourful outcomes to take home and keep. Children tend to make better spin-painters as they are fearless in their application [...]

Burnt Norton Gardens Literary Tour & Talk

Burnt Norton Burnt Norton, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

A rare chance to visit the gardens at Burnt Norton, near Chipping Campden which inspired T S Eliot’s poem, the first of his Four Quartets. Owner Lady Harrowby will lead a guided tour of the gardens and explain the extraordinary history of the estate, renamed Burnt Norton after a disastrous fire in 1741 where the owner, Sir [...]

Teen Acrylics Workshop – collage, colour & rhythm

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

A relaxed teen acrylics workshop aimed at 12-17 year olds. Lots of creative fun as a group learning how to use acrylic paint. You will be making an abstract acrylic painting on board and learning about how to use a limited palette, texture, colour and shape to compose and express ideas and to create tone and [...]

Rat Pack Night with Lance Ellington & Band

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Join the legendary vocalist Lance Ellington and his 6-piece band for a journey of nostalgia, romance, and swing through the music of Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, George Benson, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé and many more. Lance was guest vocalist with the Strictly Come Dancing Band for several years and regularly performs sold [...]

The Great Broadway Paint-Off 2023!

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Your chance to draw or paint our beautiful Cotswolds village for the day and be in with a chance of winning great prizes along with other artists from across the UK! This is a very popular event that attracts both professional and amateur artists. Top prize £200 voucher for Jackson's Art Supplies 2nd Prize £100 [...]