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The Julia & Martin Wilson Short Story Competition

In 2020 we launched a new short story prize in addition to our art competition in order to encourage creativity during the lockdown. The prize was generously sponsored and judged by festival benefactors Julia & Martin Wilson. The competition now takes place every other year, the next one is in 2024. Entries need to be [...]

Mystery Masterpiece Auction 2024

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 2025, school outreach programmes and local student arts bursaries.  Maybe you’ll spot [...]

Intro to Lino Block Printing – Linen Cushion Workshop with Albert Harvey

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

On this day course you will work with Albert Harvey, a print maker and textile designer from Oxfordshire, to firstly design your very own bespoke Lino print block, carve it and then use it to print your linen cushion fabric. Albert will then take away the resulting fabric to make it into an expertly finished [...]

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Acrylic Botanicals Workshop with Artist in Residence Claire Watson

Willersey Village Hall Main Street, Willersey

Join our new Artist in Residence, Claire Watson, for a 1 day workshop painting botanicals in acrylics. During this workshop you will be guided through colour value and colour theory. You will explore observational drawing using the negative space as a tool. Claire will demonstrate ways to loosen up your painting approach, focusing on the [...]

2024 Open Art Competition

Our annual open art competition with exclusive selling exhibition of finalists at Theatrebarn Bretforton in October Prizes include: – Main prize £1000 (any medium) sponsored by Wychavon District Council – Painting in Oils or Acrylics Prize £500 – Founder's Prize for Best Watercolour £500 sponsored by John Noott Galleries – Sculpture/3D Prize £500 – Best [...]

‘Art Restitution: Should we return colonial loot?’ – Talk by Lewis McNaught

Cidermill Theatre Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Restitution has now entered the mainstream of political debate. Across Europe and the United States objects taken during the colonial era are being returned. But not from Britain’s national collections. In this talk, Lewis McNaught will explore the case for and against the return of stolen artefacts. Ticket holders will be invited to submit questions [...]

Rupert Till Sculpture Garden Tour & Talk

Winchcombe Postlip

Join us for this unique opportunity to tour Sculptor Rupert Till's private sculpture garden outside Winchcombe and hear him speak about his journey as an artist, his work with landscape designers and architects, as well as his experience of working on 12 award-winning show gardens at Chelsea and Hampton Court. Renowned for both his realistic [...]

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2 Day Watercolour Masterclass with Hazel Soan: Figures & Flowers

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

This 2 day masterclass explores watercolour’s wet into wet blending technique with renowned artist Hazel Soan. The workshop is geared to an intermediary level of skill but both an adventurous beginner and a seasoned professional would doubtless enjoy the experience as watercolour reveals its wonders! We will use two different subjects, figures and flowers, both [...]

Get Tickets £220.00 6 tickets left

The Great Broadway Paint-Off 2024

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

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. Judges in 2024 will be renowned artist Hazel Soan and our [...]

‘Hamlet’ by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men – Outdoor Theatre at Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower Middle Hill, Broadway, GB

Join us for an outdoor production of Hamlet, in the stunning iconic location of Broadway Tower. With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself they present this great play as he first saw it, in the open air, with an all male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. Sitting under the same stars [...]

Classical Alla Prima Portraits – The John Singer Sargent Approach with Peter Keegan

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

A 2 day portraiture oils workshop with professional artist & tutor Peter Keegan. Working from photographs and inspired by the painterly approach to oil portrait painting used by great artists such as John Singer Sargent who famously painted ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose in Broadway, Peter will guide and demonstrate the artistic principles and practices used [...]

Get Tickets £200.00 7 tickets left

Broadway Arts Colony Guided Walk

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater into 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 around beautiful Broadway with local art historian, Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

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Broadway Arts Colony Guided Walk

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater into 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 around beautiful Broadway with local art historian, Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

Sold Out £17.00

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. Marion is a garden historian, planting designer, [...]

Get Tickets £25.00 2 tickets left

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. Marion is a garden historian, planting designer, [...]

Get Tickets £25.00 8 tickets left

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. Marion is a garden historian, planting designer, [...]

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. Marion is a garden historian, planting designer, [...]

‘An English Journey’ with The Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra

Cidermill Theatre Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

We are delighted to announce that The Birmingham Philharmonic will be presenting a bespoke programme of English composers for the Broadway Arts Festival at the new Cidermill Theatre in Chipping Campden on the afternoon of Sunday 13th October 2024. Starting with a very special guest introduction to the works to be performed to provide context, [...]

Broadway Arts Festival 2025

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

The Cotswolds favourite arts festival! 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 a seasoned artist or total novice looking for [...]

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