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The 2021 Broadway Arts Festival Open Art Competition

Bretforton Theatrebarn Bretforton Grange, Bretforton

Our “all new” open art competition is open to any artist, in any medium including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and film. We have new categories, new prizes, new sponsors, new judges and a new exhibition venue! Artists’ work that is selected for the final judging stage will be exhibited in an exclusive selling [...]

Papercut workshop with Sarah Dennis

The Lifford Parlour Lifford Hall, 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 [...]

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Improve your Oil Painting Techniques with Andrew Field

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Join Andrew Field, contestant on Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the Year”, to develop a repertoire of techniques and processes to improve your confidence and understanding of how to manipulate paint, using a variety of painting mediums. A professional local artist with over 20 years experience of teaching, he has exhibited at The Royal Society [...]

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artBEAT – The opening weekend of Broadway Arts Festival

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. Entry to the exhibitor marquee is free to the public! Throughout the weekend the marquee will house talented artists, [...]

Muse, Morph, Create – an exhibition by Couture Shoemaker Caroline Groves & Taxidermist John Burton

Farncombe House Farncombe Estate, Broadway

A riot of colour and a rare insight into the creative possibilities that arise from unusual collaborations. Bespoke Couture Shoemaker Caroline Groves joins forces with Taxidermist, Naturalist and Collector John Burton for a curated exhibition of their work. Embark on a visual journey through two crafts featuring craftsmen who insist on the integrity of natural [...]

An Artist’s Legacy, Sargent, his Sister & their Friends.

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery 65 High Street, Broadway

Following a very generous gift to the Ashmolean Museum of a group of works by John Singer Sargent, his contemporaries Augustus and Gwen John and Phillip Wilson Steer, and from another donor a gift of works by his sister Emily Sargent, the first public showing of both gifts has been kindly offered to Broadway Museum and [...]

The Broadway Colony Room

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery 65 High Street, Broadway

A permanent exhibition about the world-famous Broadway Colony of renowned artists, writers, musicians and actors, most notably John Singer Sargent, is installed in a dedicated room of the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery on behalf of the Broadway Arts Festival. This important piece of Broadway heritage recounts the interestingly interwoven lives of those who came [...]

The Broadway Arts Festival Open Art Competition Selling Exhibition 2021

Bretforton Theatrebarn Bretforton Grange, Bretforton

Come along to see the 200 finalists from our 2021 open art competition at our new exhibition venue, Bretforton Theatrebarn, many of which are available to purchase. Open daily from 12 noon to 4pm from Friday 4th June to Sunday 13th June - entry is free and no need to book Please note: Sadly, there [...]

Papercut workshop with Sarah Dennis

The Lifford Parlour Lifford Hall, 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 [...]

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Getting Going with Oil Paints with Andrew Field

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

An introduction to working with oil paints with Andrew Field, contestant on Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the Year”, to develop a repertoire of techniques and processes to build confidence and understanding of how to manipulate paint, using a variety of painting mediums. A professional local artist with over 20 years experience of teaching, he [...]

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Portrait Drawing Workshop with Nick Logan in Charcoal & Sanguine

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Working from a live model, Nick with show you a simple method for depicting the face. There will be an emphasis on value contrast/compression, edges, anatomy, flat and volumetric form. Were you inspired by Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year?  Fancy learning how to do this yourself then join Nick Logan! Suitable for all [...]

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Wildlife Drawing workshop with David Skidmore

The Lifford Parlour Lifford Hall, Broadway

Using graphite pencil, on hot press paper, with references supplied, we will work through initial drawing techniques, building tones to give a 3 dimensional feel, learning the importance of contrast between dark and light. Finally we will look at the details that finish off the piece. Have fun and work at a comfortable pace, suitable [...]

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“Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Models & Muses” Talk by Jan Marsh

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Join us for an illustrated talk by Jan Marsh, curator of the recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, which features familiar and newly-discovered images by and of women in the movement, including Jane Morris, Marie Spartali Stillman and Jamaican-born Fanny Eaton. Dr Jan Marsh is a long-standing expert on the Pre-Raphaelite movement with books [...]

Clay Fox Sculpture workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Back by popular demand after the sell-out hare & hens workshops in 2018! Create a unique clay fox sculpture with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram. All abilities welcome - Please bring an apron! Tickets £35 10 Places Tickets go on sale to the general public through the website at 10am on Friday 9th April and to [...]

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Capturing the Moment: Rapid Sketching Techniques with Tim Fisher

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Working with pen, pencil or charcoal learn fast and effective ways of recording scenes in a landscape setting in and around the picturesque village of Broadway. Artists will focus on ways of capturing the scene and honing drawing skills. Those attending will appreciate how to observe, interpret and create sketches as a record, or potentially [...]

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The Photo Essay – Finding Your Visual Voice Workshop with Photographer Peter Martin

The Lifford Parlour Lifford Hall, Broadway

Every day we are overwhelmed with an avalanche of individual images, most of which have little meaning. One of the most powerful ways to establish your visual voice and distinguish yourself as a photographer is to conceptualize and shoot a photo essay, a simple and compelling way to communicate and tell a story.  The day [...]

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Creativity through nature – Workshop by Ann Blockley RI SWA

The Fish Hotel Farncombe Estate, Broadway

This exclusive workshop is designed to suggest a working practice based on a connection with nature that will help you to develop as an artist. Ann will be demonstrating throughout the day using some ‘back to nature’ materials and techniques from her new book ‘Creativity through nature’ (Batsford) as well as some of her usual methods. You will be offered [...]

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Clay Owl Sculpture workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Back by popular demand after the sell-out hare & hens workshops in 2018! Create a unique clay owl sculpture with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram. All abilities welcome - Please bring an apron! Tickets £35 10 Places Tickets go on sale to the general public through the website at 10am on Friday April 9th 2021 and [...]

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Broadway Heritage Guided Walk

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Enjoy a historical walk around the beautiful village of Broadway and discover the hidden history of this ancient village through its buildings and their associated stories. Little is recorded until 972 when King Edgar granted a Charter to the Benedictine Monastery of Pershore. Edgar, the peace-maker, introduced (the) ordnance of the ‘Hundreds’ where (shires) were [...]

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Kids Clay Bear Sculpture workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

A weekend ceramics workshop for kids (6+) to create their own unique clay bear sculpture with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram.   All abilities welcome - Please bring an apron!   This event will take place in The Lifford Hall.   Tickets £10 15 Places   Tickets go on sale to the general public through the [...]

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Muse, Morph, Create – Talk by Couture Shoemaker Caroline Groves

Farncombe House Farncombe Estate, Broadway

The poet uses words, the painter, oil. Caroline Groves talks about her medium of expression - the transformation of inspiration and ideas into wearable works of art. Expect an enjoyable evening full of insight and stories about her journey into high-end shoemaking and her commitment to sustainability in the use of traditional methods and natural [...]

The Mechanics of Writing Workshop with Vanessa Rigg

The Fish Hotel Farncombe Estate, Broadway

An intensive 3 hour workshop for those wanting to concentrate on techniques to advance an idea or “work-in-progress” novel. Exercises will concentrate on dialogue, character building, scene set ups, hooks, and speed plotting with a view to giving participants more confidence, structure and material to continue their own work. Suitable for progressing and advanced writers [...]

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Capturing the Moment: Rapid Sketching Techniques with Tim Fisher

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Introducing colour, participants will build upon the learning points of the previous day, looking at recording the scene in ink and wash, using either watercolour or coloured pencil to complete the scene. This second day is for those who wish to get a better grasp of the watercolour process though loose and lively sketching. Artists [...]

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Plein Air workshop at Broadway Tower with Antonia Black – Artist in Residence

Broadway Tower Middle Hill, Broadway

An opportunity to join our award winning artist in residence, Antonia Black, for a very special day long plein air workshop for all abilities at this beautiful and iconic site of Broadway Tower. Abandon your preconceptions and inhibitions as Antonia leads you in a hugely inspiring and enjoyable foray into expressionism and colour in this [...]

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Watercolour with Impact – 1 Day workshop with Brian Smith

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Join renowned Watercolour artist Brian Smith to explore and develop skills taking your work to the next level. Composition, tonal level, focus, narrative warm and cool. Options are endless, be stretched. Work in quick small 15 minute exercises through to the larger challenge. Collective shape creates a cohesive work draw the viewer in, remember its [...]

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Pastel Technique Workshop with Simon Fry

The Lifford Parlour Lifford Hall, Broadway

Your pastel painting problems solved! My aim is to raise your confidence using this wonderful and versatile medium. A short explanatory talk about the topic will be followed by a portrait painting demonstration in which I will explain the structure of the human head from the pastel-artists point of view. In the afternoon you will [...]

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Design & make a silver ring workshop

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

This is an opportunity for those who are either novices or have some basic to medium silversmithing skills, to learn a variety of techniques under the careful tutorage of Karen Lockton and her daughter, Francesca. You will learn to solder, hand forge, anneal, finish and polish a silver ring. Karen and Francesca run a successful [...]

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Talk by Richard Ormond – An Artist’s Legacy, Sargent, his Sister & their Friends

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery 65 High Street, Broadway

Richard Ormond, great-nephew of John Singer Sargent introduces the new exhibition at the Broadway Museum; a group of works by John Singer Sargent, his contemporaries Augustus and Gwen John and Phillip Wilson Steer, and by his sister Emily Sargent, all recently gifted to the Ashmolean Museum. The first public showing has been kindly offered to [...]

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, and continue this theme today. 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. [...]

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Connecting with Nature Workshop with Jane Bevan

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Jane Bevan is an artist with a passion for English woodlands, who forages for natural materials which she ties, stitches and binds together to make her artworks. Her materials are those that might otherwise be trodden on or overlooked, such as feathers, twigs, bark, seeds and thorns reflecting the beauty and perfection in the detail [...]

Going Wild with Watercolour (Animals & Wildlife) – Workshop with Jake Winkle

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Paint bold loose watercolours with "The Artist" magazine's Jake Winkle painting two animal pictures closely supervised by the tutor. Tracing options will be available for those who prefer not to sketch freehand. Back by popular demand after his demonstration at the 2018 festival, this workshop will take place at the Lifford Hall in Broadway. Suitable [...]

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Painting in oils at Snowshill Manor Gardens NT with Penny German

Snowshill Manor & Gardens Snowshill

Painting in oils in the gardens of Snowshill Manor ‘Capturing the essence of a garden’ Join Penny German, associate member of the RBSA for this wonderful opportunity to paint en Plein Air, in the orchard and gardens of National Trust Property Snowshill Manor & Gardens. The workshop will begin with Penny giving a brief talk [...]

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Painting with Slip Workshop with Claire Watson

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Explore a reverse printing method using coloured slip & resists.   The process encapsulates both printmaking and ceramics, with a painterly approach to ceramic surface decoration. You will learn how to create an image in reverse, thinking front to back, along with layering and resist techniques and finally a simple molding method to create clean [...]

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A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

Russell House Gardens Broadway

Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century, and continue this theme today. 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. [...]

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Kids “Connecting with Nature” Workshop with Jane Bevan

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Young artists (age 5+) will be making woodland creatures and fantastical worlds by selecting from a wide range of garden and woodland materials and a small block of clay. We will handle and explore a range of natural materials and share stories about the countryside and plants, including individual plant properties and names. Jane Bevan [...]

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Arts & Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Arts and Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation How and why they developed and where to see them. This talk will take the form of a dialogue between Ursula Buchan, garden and social historian, and Marion Mako, garden historian and garden designer, accompanied by images of some Arts and Crafts gardens and [...]

Tweedy Time!

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Tweedy, star of Giffords Circus and The Everyman Cheltenham Pantomime, returns to Broadway Arts Festival to perform all sorts of tricks, magic, juggling, balancing and some dangerous stunts... but Tweedy being Tweedy all sorts will probably go wrong! Tweedy will illustrate a repertoire of comedic talents which have made him one of the most respected [...]

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Make a Fascinator Workshop with lunch

Dormy House Willersey Hill

This fascinator workshop with artisan Louise Pocock Millinery is a fun introduction to millinery and a great way to let your creative hair down! The workshop includes decorating a base with a wide range of colourful trims include sinamay twirls, jewels, beads, feathers and flowers so there’s plenty to choose from. You will learn to [...]

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Painting like the Impressionists – Workshop with Bruce Yardley

Springfield House Springfield Lane, Broadway

This is a rare opportunity to paint alongside one of the country's finest painters in oil in the Impressionist style, Bruce Yardley. This workshop will take place in the beautiful private gardens of Springfield House in Broadway and Bruce will introduce the day with a talk on painting like the impressionists - as well as [...]

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Drawing & Painting Interiors with Katie Sollohub – capturing a sense of place

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

An exciting opportunity to join Katie and be inspired over 2 days by her approach to capturing a sense of place and time. Using the Marquee on the Green as our studio, participants will also visit National Trust property Snowshill Manor and Garden  - the home of collector Charles Wade. This amazing house is packed [...]

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Broadway Heritage Guided Walk

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Enjoy a historical walk around the beautiful village of Broadway and discover the hidden history of this ancient village through its buildings and their associated stories. Little is recorded until 972 when King Edgar granted a Charter to the Benedictine Monastery of Pershore. Edgar, the peace-maker, introduced (the) ordnance of the ‘Hundreds’ where (shires) were [...]

Sold Out £7.00

Stitched Landscape – Textiles Workshop with Ruth Parkinson-Johns

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Ruth Parkinson-Johns is a local Textile artist and tutor who takes inspiration from her surroundings, the landscapes, wild flowers and the ever changing weather. On this workshop you’ll get the opportunity to experiment in creating your own piece of textile art - an abstract landscape using innovative techniques. You’ll colour and manipulate different materials to [...]

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Rosa & Roberto – an evening of Spanish flair & virtuosity

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Rosa Campos- Fernandez (clarinets) and Roberto Carillo-Garcia (guitar and double bass) - two musicians on four instruments. An evening of Spanish flair with a hot Latin flavour including music by Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and Sergio Assad. Both esteemed members of the Hallé Orchestra, Roberto and Rosa’s infectious enthusiasm and virtuosic playing make for the perfect summer’s [...]

Glass Fusing Workshop with Jill Bagnall

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Create a fabulous and unique free-standing serpentine wave form in fused glass; finished size is approximately 16cms tall by 38cms long by 5cms deep.  This is a substantial piece of artwork! Gorgeous in your home; create a design to catch the light. Or make the perfect handmade gift for a special occasion.   Jill Bagnall, [...]

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Roses in the Garden – Acrylics Workshop with Parastoo Ganjei

Springfield House Springfield Lane, Broadway

Recently featured in Artists and Illustrators Magazine, Parastoo Ganjei's expressive flower paintings are gaining an ardent following. Painting in the stunning private rose gardens of Springfield House in Broadway, in this one day workshop artists will explore the innate beauty of roses. Roses are truly the queen of flowers and specially in June they are [...]

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The Great Gatsby by Heartbreak Productions

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Served up with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this theatrical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition. Join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway quartet for an evening of jazz, prohibition style, on the village green. Nick is not only the band leader [...]

Dry Point printing workshop with Frans Wesselman

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Join Frans Wesselman, a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers for this half day workshop focusing on dry point printing. This workshop will suit all levels from beginners to more experienced printers as this is a chance to learn from a real , (Dutch) master of this printing artform. The process involves incising (or [...]

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Moss Art Workshop with Bloomery

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Join Allyson from Bloomery using sustainably sourced preserved moss and foliage to create a unique three dimensional piece of art to take away with you and display in your home (30cm x 30cm). The moss is preserved using a completely natural plant based biodegradable preservation process which means it is still soft to touch and indistinguishable from [...]

An Introduction to Botanical Art – Workshop with Ros Franklin

Dormy House Willersey Hill

‘An Introduction to Botanical Art’ with RHS Gold Medalist Ros Franklin FLS in the beautiful surroundings of Dormy House. Come and explore the methods used in this traditional art form. You will be shown how to draw accurately, and how to create three-dimensional form using continuous gradational tone in graphite. You will also be introduced [...]

Exclusive 2 Day Plein air workshop with Haidee-Jo Summers

Russell House Gardens Broadway

An opportunity to practice plein air painting in oils with Haidee-Jo Summers, member of the Royal Institute of Oil painters and author of Vibrant Oils, to guide you. In the special setting of Russell House, where Sargent famously painted Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, learn about Haidee-Jo’s fresh and vibrant approach to capturing the light and [...]

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