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Wire bird sculpture demonstration by Rachel Higgins

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

Watch renowned local artist Rachel Higgins of Court Leet Studio 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 [...]

£10

Talk & Demonstration by Adebanji Alade “The Addictive Sketcher” – BBC The One Show

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

See BBC One Show Artist in Residence Adebanji Alade, Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and "Addictive Sketcher" paint an urban landscape in Acrylic abc while talking about his inspirational life as an artist. This 2.5 hour talk and demo is a chance to learn how Adebanji captures people and places and [...]

£15

Exploring Edward Lear – a musical show by Robin Smith

The Guildhouse Stanton Stanton, United Kingdom

In this musical show curated for the festival, composer, pianist and arranger Robin Smith explores Lear’s life through his poems with newly commissioned music inspired by his fascination with his story, alongside a display of reimagined illustrations by artist Sallie Taylor and narration by Oliver Taylor. Edward Lear was a man delighted by words and [...]

£15

Gordon Russell: A Champion of Design

The Lygon Arms

Verity Elson, Director of the Gordon Russell Design Museum in Broadway, explores the life and work of one of the most important names in British furniture design. The remarkable story of Gordon Russell and his company spans Arts and Crafts cabinetmaking, Modernism, The Festival of Britain, and beyond. Featuring images from the museum’s unique and [...]

£10

Quilts: From Utility to Art by Linda Seward

The Lygon Arms

This talk traces the development of the quilt, from its origin as a utilitarian item to its rightful place in the world of art. Learn about the three traditional types of quilt, then discover how these styles have evolved into textile art. The talk features antique quilts as well as the exciting work of over [...]

£12

Drawn from Life: The Extraordinary Art & Life of Augustus John by David Boyd Haycock

The Lygon Arms

Augustus John is one of the great enigmas of twentieth-century art. Widely acknowledged in the early 1900s as one of the most talented and promising young British artists, his achievements are now largely overlooked. This talk will explore his extraordinary rise and fall, from his early success before the First World War, to his slow [...]

£10

Seeing Sound – the colour of music in the 20th Century

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery 65 High Street, Broadway, GB

The connection between colour and music goes back to Aristotle, and composers have conceived music as colour ever since. Using piano demonstrations and a trove of audio excerpts, Jonathan James will illustrate how music - keys, tonalities, chords and tone - can be 'seen' and how colour, for some late Romantics and early modernists, became [...]

£10

50 Years of the National Portrait Gallery

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

A conversation between Sir Roy Strong, Director 1959-1973, and Nicholas Cullinan, Director since 2015. The collections of the National Portrait Gallery provide a fascinating commentary on British history and culture with images from Henry VIII to Judy Dench, addressing questions of identity and achievement and promoting engagement with portraiture in all media. In this lively [...]

£15

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

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

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 [...]

£15.00

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 [...]

£150.00

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 [...]

£7.00

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

Farncombe House Farncombe Estate, Broadway, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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 [...]

£15.00

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

Luggers Hall 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. [...]

£15.00

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

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

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 [...]

£12.00

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 [...]

£7.00

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, United Kingdom

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

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

Bretforton Theatrebarn Bretforton Grange, Bretforton, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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

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

Broadway Heritage Guided Walk with Gordon Franks

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

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 [...]

£10.00

Broadway Heritage Guided Walk with Gordon Franks

Around the village 1 The Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

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 [...]

£10.00

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage 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 [...]

£15.00

Velázquez in the Making: Daniel Sobrino Ralston & Richard Ormond

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

The great Spanish artist Diego Velázquez was a painter of extraordinary ability. He achieved widespread renown, however, during the nineteenth century. Daniel Sobrino Ralston, Acting Associate Curator of Paintings 1600-1800 at the National Gallery, explores how Velázquez striking and newly stylish works were interpreted by connoisseurs, emulated by copyists and – occasionally – knocked off by charlatans. Arts [...]

£15.00

‘Car Design: Art and Engineering’ by Carsten Astheimer

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway, United Kingdom

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

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 in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

£20.00

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 in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

£20.00

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 in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

£20.00

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 in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

£20.00

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage 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 [...]

£15.00

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage 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 [...]

£15.00

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

Alan Bennett Literary Lunch & Talk at Broadway Golf Club

Broadway Golf Club Willersey Hill, Broadway

Join us for a social literary lunch & talk on the talent of English playwright, author, actor & screenwriter Alan Bennett. With a glass of fizz on arrival followed by a 2 course lunch, tea/coffee and a 30 minute talk delivered by writer Adrian Barlow, this event will be taking place at Broadway Golf Club, [...]

£40.00

Summer Dinner Party Fundraiser at Theatrebarn

Bretforton Theatrebarn Bretforton Grange, Bretforton, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Join us for a perfect summer social evening at the exclusive Theatrebarn in Bretforton

£100.00 – £800.00

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