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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

£200.00

‘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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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, [...]

£70.00

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

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

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

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, [...]

£20.00

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 [...]

£15.00

Stone Carving Workshop with Deborah Harrison

Broadway Village Green The Green, Broadway, Worcestershire

Carve a simple relief carving on a tablet of beautiful Portland Stone, using your own or provided pre-prepared template. This workshop is a great introduction to stone carving, but equally engaging for the accomplished carver. You will be introduced to a range of tools used for carving and finishing stone, then allowed to work at [...]

£85.00

Silver Spinner Ring Jewellery Workshop with Karen Lockton

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Your chance to make your very own bespoke silver spinner ring with Karen Lockton of KFL Design. You will learn to shape and texture the silver and solder. There will be the opportunity to create texture and to learn some basic jewellery making skills and how to finish and polish your ring for a sparkling [...]

£85.00

Swing Jive & Lindy Hop Beginners’ Dance Workshop: All About Swing

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

This dance workshop is aimed at complete beginners or anyone wanting to refresh their fundamental skills of Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop is a partner dance with its roots in the swing jazz of the 30s and 40s. With an infectious feel it gets your feet moving, your heart pumping and your smile beaming! The workshop [...]

£17.00

Festival Folk Night & Ceilidh with Georgia Lewis & Trio

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

What better way to finish the festival than with a ceilidh with Georgia Lewis and her trio? Beautiful uplifting folk music to start followed after the interval by a ceilidh to celebrate the last night of the festival. After the interval the dance floor opens to welcome audience members, regardless of age and experience, to [...]

£17.00