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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 [...]

£200.00

Broadway Guided Heritage 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 [...]

£7.00

Philip Mould “Hidden Strokes: Revelations of the Art World” Talk

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

A talk from Philip Mould from the BBC's "Fake or Fortune?" Philip has spent a career searching for lost paintings, many of them historical portraits but also other genres. He has written two books on the subject and co-presents the award winning BBC1 TV programme "Fake or Fortune?" In this talk he will show how [...]

£15.00

They Say It’s Swing with Clare Teal & Trio

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

With her stunning voice and encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz, multi award-winning jazz singer Clare Teal is a sought after singer throughout the country as well as a prolific recording artist and popular former Radio 2 presenter and a recent addition to the Jazz FM family. Clare and her Trio are renowned for their fabulous arrangements interspersed [...]

£23.00

Children’s “Let’s Paint!” Workshop with Artist in Residence Antonia Black

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

An opportunity for youngsters to paint with our enthusiastic artist in residence, Antonia Black! In her "Let's paint!" session, Antonia will encourage the children to paint big, bright landscapes, full of colour and the joys of a great British summer from beach scenes, rivers and boats to gardens and flowers, friends at play, bike rides, strawberries [...]

£7.00

Kids Plasticine Picasso Portrait Workshop with Jen Beetson

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Have a go at recreating Picasso’s ‘Weeping Woman’ in plasticine! Sculpt your face or that of a friend; or build a fun figurine to add to our display for the day! Jen will guide you through the process of creating features and bringing character to your work. She will also demonstrate the art of stop-frame [...]

£5.00

Children’s “Let’s Paint!” Workshop with Artist in Residence Antonia Black

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

An opportunity for youngsters to paint with our enthusiastic artist in residence, Antonia Black! In her "Let's paint!" session, Antonia will encourage the children to paint big, bright landscapes, full of colour and the joys of a great British summer from beach scenes, rivers and boats to gardens and flowers, friends at play, bike rides, strawberries [...]

£7.00

Kids Plasticine Picasso Portrait Workshop with Jen Beetson

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Have a go at recreating Picasso’s ‘Weeping Woman’ in plasticine! Sculpt your face or that of a friend; or build a fun figurine to add to our display for the day! Jen will guide you through the process of creating features and bringing character to your work. She will also demonstrate the art of stop-frame [...]

£5.00

Mr Stink by David Walliams – Family theatre on the green

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

After their sell-out performance at the last festival, join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink outside on the village green for some top notch family theatre! You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb. (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly [...]

£11.00 – £50.00

Standing Stones, Stags, ‘Spooks’ & Splendour – The story of Scottish art by Lachlan Goudie

Bretforton Theatrebarn Bretforton Grange, Bretforton

Lachlan Goudie takes you on a fast fling through 5,000 years of Scottish art. In a passionate and personal account, brimming with fascinating characters and historical events, Lachlan will describe how creativity shaped Scotland’s past, its culture and its destiny. Scottish art never existed in isolation. Lachlan will reveal how Scotland’s artists and craftsmen created [...]

£15.00

Cockneys in Arcadia – The Guild of Handicraft in Chipping Campden

Bretforton Theatrebarn Bretforton Grange, Bretforton

In 1902 Charles Ashbee brought fifty craftsmen and their families to Chipping Campden from the East End of London - a culture shock for all concerned. We tell the story of how these pioneers established an arts and crafts tradition in the north Cotswolds which flourishes to this day. Join speaker George Derbyshire from Court [...]

£12.00

The West End in Broadway

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Join us in the marquee on the village green as world renowned performers Shona Lindsay, Tom Solomon and Glyn Kerslake (as Musical Director) present: “The West End In Broadway” - a wonderful evening of songs from the most popular musicals of all time. Between them, Tom, Shona and Glyn have played leading roles in many [...]

£20.00

The Great Broadway Paint-Off 2021

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! Many thanks to our prize sponsors, without which we could not run this event: Top prize £500 worth of Framing from Richard Christie Framemaker £200 Jacksons Art Supplies Voucher A bouquet of [...]

£10

Life Drawing for the Slightly Nervous! Workshop with Simon Fry

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

The session is directed at keen artists willing to have a go at one of the most exciting and rewarding subjects in art. Drawing from the life-model might seem daunting but let me put your mind at rest; if you haven’t tried it before I’m sure you will find it so enjoyable you’ll wonder what [...]

£35.00

Broadway Guided Heritage 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 [...]

£7.00

Wood Carving Taster Workshop with Natasha Houseago

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

This is an exciting opportunity to join wood sculptor Natasha Houseago for a taster of wood carving skills on the village green. Natasha works with locally fallen green wood and you will have the chance to pick your choice of cherry, lime or perhaps ash to start your piece. Each participant will learn how to [...]

£65.00

Design & make a silver pendant 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 colleague, Dawn. You will learn to solder, hand forge, anneal, finish and polish a solid sterling silver pendant. Karen and her daughter, [...]

£60.00

The Alex Voysey Blues Band – Old Dogs, New Tricks.

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Alex Voysey returns to the festival by popular demand with his blues band and a new show for 2021. Travel back in time through 100 years of the blues as they explore some of the genre’s founding fathers like B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to current artists such as Joe Bonamassa and Joanne Shaw [...]

£5.00 – £14.00

The Julia & Martin Wilson Short Story Prize

In 2020 Broadway Arts Festival launched a new short story prize in addition to their art competition prizes in order to encourage creativity during the lockdown. The prize was generously sponsored by festival benefactors Julia & Martin Wilson who also judged the very varied and eclectic entries from across the globe. The competition is now an annual [...]

Mystery Masterpiece Auction

Broadway Arts Festival is giving the public the chance to snap up original artwork by internationally renowned and emerging artists for as little as £25!   Showcasing British painters, illustrators, printmakers and photographers while helping to raise funds for the Broadway Arts Festival in 2023, school outreach programmes and local student arts bursaries.   Maybe [...]

Rosa & Roberto – an evening of Spanish flair & virtuosity

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

An evening of Spanish flair with a hot Latin flavour including music by Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and Sergio Assad. Good news... the concert that sadly had to be cancelled at the festival in June 2021 is going ahead in March 2022 instead! Two musicians on four instruments: Rosa Campos-Fernandez: clarinets Roberto Carillo-Garcia: guitar & double bass [...]

The Great Broadway Paint-Off 2022

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. An amateur won in 2020! Judges will include Nick Logan, Festival Artist [...]

Broadway Heritage Guided Walk with Gordon Franks

Around the village 1 The 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. The Great Broadway Paint-Off will also be taking place on the same day. Little is recorded until 972 when King Edgar granted a Charter to the Benedictine Monastery of [...]

Broadway Heritage Guided Walk with Gordon Franks

Around the village 1 The 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. The Great Broadway Paint-Off will also be taking place on the same day. Little is recorded until 972 when King Edgar granted a Charter to the Benedictine Monastery of [...]

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 [...]

The Broadway Arts Festival 2023

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

The Cotswolds favourite arts festival! artBEAT over the first long weekend (8-10th June), outdoor theatre on our idyllic village green, top quality live music, art & design talks, private garden tours, Heritage Walks, art demonstrations, exhibitions, competitions, opportunities to buy original art direct from the artists. A huge variety of art workshops for everyone whether [...]