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The 2023 Photography Competition

Our photography competition is open to any photographer in the UK or abroad, amateur or professional, The competition & prizes are generously sponsored by Photographer Peter Martin who has a gallery in Stow on the Wold. Prize categories are: Best Portrait (£250) Best Landscape (£250) Best Photo Essay (£500) We have a panel of esteemed judges, all [...]

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, an 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 [...]

£75.00

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 [...]

£10.00

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 a 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 [...]

£15.00

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 [...]

£90.00

‘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 [...]

£15.00

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 [...]

£15.00

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 [...]

£35.00

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 [...]

£80.00

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 [...]

£35.00

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 [...]

£55.00

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 [...]

£80.00

En Plein Air Painting with Vicki Norman

The Guildhouse Stanton Stanton

Spend the day painting En Plein Air with award-winning artist and tutor Vicki Norman in the stunning grounds of Stanton Guildhouse. Beginning with fundamental principles, you’ll take part in a series of exercises and colour studies painted in this special location. Accurate and sensitive colour perception is key in capturing a sense of light in [...]

£90.00

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 [...]

£75.00

Thumbnail Sketching with Ink & Wash – Tansy Hargan

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway

This workshop focuses on using a viewfinder and thumbnail grid to crop and sketch multiple compositions across a sketchbook spread using ink and wash. The rhythm and momentum of the method makes for an immersive and productive session, resulting in an array of annotated miniature scenes, which may simply be a stand-alone pleasure or could [...]

£35.00

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 [...]

£75.00

En Plein Air at Broadway Tower: Broadway Views in Oil with Georgina Potter

Broadway Tower Middle Hill, Broadway

This one day workshop will focus on teaching how to paint ‘en plein air’ in oils at the iconic Broadway Tower with artist Georgina Potter. Georgina works very quickly making large, expressive and loose marks, creating an energetic painting.  Georgina will share her techniques and approach to oil painting.  The day will consist of a demonstration [...]

£80.00

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 [...]

£110.00

Botanical ceramics workshop with Ros Ingram

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Join ceramic artist Ros Ingram to create a beautiful plaster cast of seasonal flowers and foliage found in the borders and hedgerows of the Cotswolds. There will be the option to add a touch of gold leaf to this pure white botanical relief. Ros has 20 years of teaching experience, has won several international ceramic [...]

£60.00

Mixed Media Thumbnail Sketching – Tansy Hargan

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway

This workshop focuses on using a viewfinder and thumbnail grid to crop and sketch multiple compositions across a sketchbook spread using mixed media. The rhythm and momentum of the method makes for an immersive and productive session, resulting in an array of annotated miniature scenes, which may simply be a stand-alone pleasure or could feed [...]

£35.00

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. All [...]

£55.00

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 [...]

£85.00

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. All [...]

£55.00

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 her tips and tricks on how to get a professional finish. Suitable for any creative skill level! Alison is a [...]

£80.00

Kids’ ‘Sculpt your own Pet’ Workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

An after-school ceramics workshop for kids (age 6+) to sculpt their own pet in clay, with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram.There will be an option to pay separately for kids' finished pets to be fired at a small extra fee. All abilities welcome.  Please bring an apron!   This event will take place in The Lifford [...]

£12.00

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, [...]

£15.00

Seascapes in Collage Workshop with Susan Watt

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Susan Watt is a local artist who ‘paints with paper’. In this fun workshop you will be guided through the process of creating a unique seascape using only recycled magazines and PVA glue! You will learn about composition, colour and how to create depth and texture in your work. If you’d like to see examples [...]

£65.00

Introduction to Picture Framing with Mark Higgins

The Lifford Parlour Lifford Hall, Broadway

Experience picture framing first hand and mix fun with a sense of achievement, taking away with you your own completed frame at the end of the workshop. A practical and enjoyable workshop for beginners run by framer and tutor Mark Higgins where principles and key tools will be first demonstrated - then you will try [...]

£80.00

Summer Sedum Wreath Workshop by Bloomery

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Using a willow wreath as the base, you will attach living Sedum plants to create your own stunning design during this relaxed afternoon workshop. The wreath will be approx. 30cm in diameter and can live outside in the summer and inside in the winter. It can be hung on your door, or used as a [...]

£75.00

“Loving Vincent” Film Screening

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the Broadway Cinema Club to bring you the award-winning film “Loving Vincent” on the evening of Thursday 15th June (Cert 12). Released in 2017 Loving Vincent is an experimental animated biographical drama about the life of the painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular [...]

£6.00

Willow Seed Head Workshop with Rachel Harwood

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 [...]

£60.00

Portrait Drawing in Sanguine with Nick Logan

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Are you inspired by Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year?  Fancy learning how to do this yourself? Then join our Artist in Residence Nick Logan for this full day portrait workshop! You’ll be working from a live model as Nick shows you a simple method for depicting the face. There will be an emphasis [...]

£80.00

Stained Glass Workshop with Vix Brown

The Lifford Parlour Lifford Hall, Broadway

A fun stained glass workshop capturing a Summer garden vibe where you'll learn to make a sun catcher.  Using the copper foiled method developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, create colourful birds and/or flowers. Choose from a selection of designs and lovely range of glass colours and textures.  Learn how to cut your glass to the pattern (cartoon) and [...]

£70.00

‘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 [...]

£12.00

‘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 [...]

£12.00

Life Drawing in Sanguine with Nick Logan

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Working from a live model, festival Artist in Residence Nick Logan will guide you through a conceptual and simple six step process for depicting the human body. Only know one approach to drawing? Do you want to learn new techniques and concepts to sharpen and hone your visual skills? Then this workshop is ideal for [...]

£40.00

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 [...]

£23.00

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. [...]

£7.00 – £10.00

Children’s Summer Meadow Painting Workshop

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Create a beautiful, colourful summer meadow painting using a range of techniques such as sponging, layering, blending, collage and paint splatting. Learn how to carefully build up colours and textures in sequence with expert guidance from two professional artists, Beth and Georgina from Artbase, to create an amazing Impressionist inspired masterpiece to take home. This [...]

£8.00