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artBEAT: The Emotion of Line & Colour with Jerry Fresia

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Put yourself in the shoes of one of the great French Impressionists as artist and educator, Jerry Fresia, demonstrates the oil painting technique that defined a movement. Learn what it means for a visual artist to stay in the moment, focusing not on the subject or the end result, but on line, colour and the [...]

artBEAT: Colour and Light in Pastels – Workshop with Tony Allain

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Tony Allain PS, PSA, MC-IAPS, MPANZ has been painting for over forty years. He is a painter of light and movement, with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands, Tony has exhibited extensively over the years and his work can be found in galleries in England, USA, New Zealand [...]

Andrew Graham-Dixon: The double life of Caravaggio

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Inhabiting a dark and dangerous world of sex, violence and religion, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio still managed to create some of the greatest paintings in the history of art – despite himself and his circumstances. Art critic, historian, award-winning broadcaster, author and expert on Caravaggio, Andrew Graham-Dixon tells us a part of the artist’s tempestuous tale [...]

artBEAT: Painting Flowers in Watercolour with Trevor Waugh

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Using only his brush, colour and water, artist and author of the best seller Winning with Watercolour, Trevor Waugh, will demonstrate his beautifully loose, yet accurate, approach to painting flowers in watercolour in a masterclass designed to inspire you to get painting. Trevor was born in 1952 and grew up in London.Trevor studied at The [...]

artBEAT: The emotion of line & colour with Jerry Fresia

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Put yourself in the shoes of one of the great French Impressionists as artist and educator, Jerry Fresia once again demonstrates the oil painting technique that defined a movement. Learn what it means for a visual artist to stay in the moment, focusing not on the subject or the end result, but on line, colour [...]

artBEAT: Light up your painting Watercolour workshop with Trevor Waugh

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

There is nothing more beautiful than a watercolour filled with light and colour. In this stage-by-stage, confidence-boosting workshop, expert watercolourist, Slade alumnus and author of the best-selling Winning with Watercolour, Trevor Waugh, will teach you the techniques needed to get the best results from your work. Trevor obtained a distinction for his post-graduate certificate in [...]

‘En Plein Air’ Landscape Painting with Jayne Tricker

Broadway Tower Middle Hill, Broadway

Led by artist and art educator, Jayne Tricker, this day-long workshop, at the stunning Broadway Tower, will take you through every stage of the process from editing what you see and sketching to mark making and experiments in the use of colour. Jayne uses a split primary palette approach to colour mixing. Materials list on booking [...]

Life Drawing: Workshop with Michael Sofroniou & Simon Fry

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Take advantage of this great opportunity to work from the live model here in the heart of Broadway. Two highly experienced artists will be tutoring this whole-day workshop featuring two models. Michael Sofroniou has over twenty years of expertise in this field and joins Simon Fry, experienced in teaching and working from the human figure. Join them [...]

Abstracting the Landscape with Caroline Chappell

Little Buckland House Little Buckland, Broadway

This mixed media painting workshop is designed for people who would like to work in a more expressive way or want to ‘loosen up’. Caroline Chappell will show how to make quick visual ‘notes’, then help to develop them into abstract landscape compositions. Not suitable for beginners. The only other requirement is an experimental approach. [...]

Make an Original Silver Ring with Laure Filho

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Professional jeweller, Laure Filho, will take you through the process of designing and making a silver ring. You will handcraft your original ring in wax, which will then be cast in silver offsite. Please note: Your ring will take approximately 4 weeks for delivery after the event. Event limited to max 10 people. Tickets £55 [...]

Create your own prints: Lyrical Landscapes Workshop with Anthea Millier

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Cheltenham based artist Anthea Millier is a printmaker that draws inspiration from the landscape and found objects within it. In this 2 hour workshop she will give you all the tools and techniques you need to produce your own monoprint or small, folded, decorated book based on a line from your favourite poem or quote [...]

Woodland Woodcuts: Workshop with Esther Stephenson & Jen Whiskerd

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Drawing on the theme of the woodland creature come and create your very own woodcut. Through a full demonstration of the technique you will be guided through the process of designing and cutting. After lunch you will complete your piece and be shown how to print your woodcut to take home. A light lunch will [...]

Abstracting the Landscape workshop with Caroline Chappell

Little Buckland House Little Buckland, Broadway

This mixed media painting workshop is designed for people who would like to work in a more expressive way or want to ‘loosen up’. Caroline Chappell will show how to make quick visual ‘notes’, then help to develop them into abstract landscape compositions. Not suitable for beginners. The only other requirement is an experimental approach. [...]

Inner Visions Workshop with Tricia Torrington

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Release your inner vision with a creative transfer print. Expert printmaker, Tricia Torrington, shows you how to use ink and rollers, brush and line, and collaged imagery to create an imaginative print of your own. You do not have to be able to draw or have any experience of printmaking to enjoy this workshop. We [...]

Make an Original Silver Ring with Laure Filho

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Professional jeweller, Laure Filho, will take you through the process of designing and making a silver ring. You will handcraft your original ring in wax, which will then be cast in silver offsite. Please note: Your ring will take approximately 4 weeks for delivery after the event. Event limited to max 10 people. Tickets £55 [...]

Sargent’s Women & Afternoon Tea with Author Donna M. Lucey at The Fish

The Fish Hotel Farncombe Estate, Broadway

We are thrilled to welcome New York Times best-seller and award-winning author Donna M. Lucey to this year’s festival to talk about her seductive, multi-layered, new book Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas. In what the New York Times describes as a “rollicking snow globe version of an almost unimaginable world of wealth” Lucey [...]

Tweedy takes a detour!

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

TWEEDY – the comedy and slapstick legend and star of Gifford’s Circus, Cirque Berserk and the Cheltenham Everyman pantomime, appears in the tent on the village green for an after-school treat for all the family! Tweedy has an impressive repertoire of comedic talents which have made him one of the most respected and popular clowns [...]

“Romeo & Juliet” by the Handlebards

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Before touring their seriously silly production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, the all-female HandleBards troupe pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bike, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand. Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, [...]

Pot throw & decorate: Workshop with Honeybourne Pottery

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Ever fancied throwing a pot on the wheel? Well now’s your chance! And, once thrown, you’ll get to spend time decorating it using slips and sponges. A full demonstration will be given, making this a great option for the complete beginner. Afterwards, we’ll fire and glaze it for a permanent ceramic finish (it will be [...]

Clay Sculpture: Make your own ceramic Hen workshop with Ros Ingram

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Come and make one of these fun, quirky ceramic Hens with Ros Ingram, an award-winning ceramicist and arts educator. Limited to 15 people per session £20 per person Price includes high quality sculpture clay, slip, oxides, bisque firing and final stoneware firing. Standard tickets go on sale at 10am on 30th March through the website [...]

Inside Out Sculpture Demonstration & Model-Making with Judy Boyt MA FRBS

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Equestrian sculptor and creator of the Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials trophy and the twice life-size ‘Rebellion’ bronze horse, originally sited in Trafalgar Square, Judy Boyt will be demonstrating her ‘inside out’ approach to capturing the ‘living essence’ in a sculpture as she uses wire and wax to create a piece from start to completion. If you wish to, under Judy’s guidance using basic wire and [...]

Pot throw & decorate: Workshop with Honeybourne Pottery

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Ever fancied throwing a pot on the wheel? Well now’s your chance! And, once thrown, you’ll get to spend time decorating it using slips and sponges. A full demonstration will be given, making this a great option for the complete beginner. Afterwards, we’ll fire and glaze it for a permanent ceramic finish (it will be [...]

Pot throw & decorate: Workshop with Honeybourne Pottery

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Ever fancied throwing a pot on the wheel? Well now’s your chance! And, once thrown, you’ll get to spend time decorating it using slips and sponges. A full demonstration will be given, making this a great option for the complete beginner. Afterwards, we’ll fire and glaze it for a permanent ceramic finish (it will be [...]

Clay Sculpture: Make your own Ceramic Hare with Ros Ingram

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Come and make one of these fun, quirky ceramic Hares with Ros Ingram, an award-winning ceramicist and arts educator. Limited to 15 people per session £25 per person Price includes high quality sculpture clay, slip, oxides, bisque firing and final stoneware firing. Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT However if you would like to [...]

Pot throw & decorate: Workshop with Honeybourne Pottery

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Ever fancied throwing a pot on the wheel? Well now’s your chance! And, once thrown, you’ll get to spend time decorating it using slips and sponges. A full demonstration will be given, making this a great option for the complete beginner. Afterwards, we’ll fire and glaze it for a permanent ceramic finish (it will be [...]

Pot throw & decorate: Workshop with Honeybourne Pottery

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Ever fancied throwing a pot on the wheel? Well now’s your chance! And, once thrown, you’ll get to spend time decorating it using slips and sponges. A full demonstration will be given, making this a great option for the complete beginner. Afterwards, we’ll fire and glaze it for a permanent ceramic finish (it will be [...]

Children’s Ceramics Hour (FREE)

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Kids, Ros Ingram and Honeybourne Pottery will be staying on for a special session, just for you! You can make a ceramic owl sculpture with Ros or watch a short demo and throw a pot on the wheel with Honeybourne Pottery. Owls: Limited to 20 participants  – owl to take away Throw a Pot: Limited [...]

Surviving The Great War – Songs, Humour and Words with Peter Gill.

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery 65 High Street, Broadway

Playwright, actor and musician Peter Gill presents songs, stories, poems and humour from the Western Front of the First World War. As chairman of the Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch of The Western Front Association Peter has a great passion for the subject of the Great War. With visuals and piano, join him in experiencing some [...]

Politically Incorrect – The songs of Tom Lehrer with Peter Gill

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Written over 50 years ago, the highly entertaining songs and irreverent attitude of master satirist Tom Lehrer have survived the passage of time, though his words are now perhaps darker and more politically incorrect than most of today’s wits would risk! Join pianist and vocalist Peter Gill in this wonderful performance to relive the golden [...]

Charcoal Portraits – Workshop with Sheila Bryant

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Sheila Bryant has been running portrait and life-drawing classes for many years and gives full-day workshops to clubs and societies all around the county, with great success. These shorter sessions will be working on ‘immediate’ and ‘responsive’, quick and unlaboured rub-out drawings. Limited to 20 participants per session £25 per person

Woodcarving Workshop with Natasha Houseago

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Come and learn the basic skills to woodcarving using locally fallen green wood. From bark removal, creating your own design with chalk onto the timber and the basic techniques needed to shape the wood, professional artist Natasha Houseago will show you how. A light lunch will be included of sandwiches, a cold drink and a [...]

Flying Bird Automata & 3D Wire Sculpture Workshop with Rachel Higgins

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Led by renowned sculptor Rachel Higgins in this workshop you will create a 3D wire cube using wire work tools with a mechanical crank inside and step by step see it transformed into a mechanical flying bird with flapping wings. When everyone has made a wire bird automata we shall use the techniques learned to [...]

Willow-weaving: Workshop with Susie Early

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Learn how to weave with willow and create your own stunning functional basket with professional weaver and Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen member Susie Early. A light lunch will be included of sandwiches, a cold drink and a tea or coffee. Limited to 8 Participants £65 per person Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT However [...]

Lunchtime Recital: With Enigma Duo

St. Michael & All Angels' Church Church Street, Broadway

Join us for a magical lunchtime concert of harp & violin Enigma Duo in the beautiful setting of St Michael’s Church, Broadway. Programme to include works by Corelli, Piazzola and Sibelius. Enigma Duo Laurence Kempton (violin) & Katherine Thomas (harp) have been playing together for several years to great critical acclaim. As well as performing music specifically written [...]

The Twits by Roald Dahl – Storytelling by John Kirk

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Professional Storyteller John Kirk presents the fabulously popular “The Twits” by Roald Dahl as an after-school treat in The Lifford Hall! “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” John Kirk is a storyteller who works in schools, libraries and museums across the [...]

Pride & Prejudice by Heartbreak Productions

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

What better way to spend a warm June evening than enjoying the drama of a classic, English romance, on the beautiful village green. Professional touring company Heartbreak Productions are specialists in developing innovative and engaging theatre in unique outdoor spaces. We’re sure that this production of a Jane Austen favourite will be no exception. Ticket [...]

Make Art on your iPad: Workshop with Diana Seidl

The Lifford Parlour Lifford Hall, Broadway

Inspired by seeing the work of David Hockney at the RA, in 2012 Diana Seidl, has made it her mission to master art on the iPad. And she has. She will have you painting and drawing within 15 mins of walking through the door. And by the end of the day, you’ll have a picture you can print [...]

Drawing for Beginners Workshop with ArtBase

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

From simple mark making/ cross hatching/ smudging and putty rubber techniques to pen and felt tip wash drawing and finishing with the use of the everyday biro with some mixed media backgrounds thrown in. Come and explore an exciting range of media and techniques with Warwickshire based duo Georgina and Beth from ArtBase to help [...]

Capturing the Moment: Rapid Sketching Techniques – Tim Fisher

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Tim Fisher is an award-winning artist, author and tutor. By offering new ways to think about the sketching process, Tim will help you improve your drawing skills by better observing and interpreting what you see. Suitable for all abilities, you’ll be out and about with Tim in the beautiful village of Broadway filling those sketchbooks [...]

Fascinating Feathers, Fabulous Fur – Workshop with Jackie Garner

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Creativity is enhanced by extensive drawing skills. In this workshop, participants will use a variety of drawing techniques as they explore wildlife textures and structure. As well as using a range of traditional pencil techniques, participants will discover the creative possibilities that water-soluble graphite, graphite powder, and graphite sticks afford. A must for both art [...]

Tales from Afghanistan, Iraq & Iran with Charlie Calder-Potts.

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery 65 High Street, Broadway

British artist Charlie Calder-Potts selects her favourite commissions to date and shares some of the stories, studies and photographs behind her paintings. From her time as an Official War artist with the British Army in Afghanistan to the private sponsorship that took her to the Syrian and Yazidi refugee camps of Northern Iraq Charlie discusses [...]

Gypsy Jazz from Paris – Ben Powell & Friends

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

An evening celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli with the talented Ben Powell and friends. Join us in the big tent on the village green for a Friday night of top quality jazz with street food available to buy from our friendly vendors outside on the village green and, of course, a [...]

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Join us for an afternoon of family theatre on our Family Day (June 16th) as David Walliams fans enjoy a theatrical production of his bestseller “The Midnight Gang”. Heartbreak Productions invites you to join us in the big tent on the village green for the grand opening of The Lord Funt Hospital Playground, a spectacular new [...]

New Orleans Mardi Gras Party with Dom Pipkin

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

Join Dom Pipkin for a very special end of festival New Orleans style Mardi Gras party on Saturday June 16th in the marquee on the village green. Dom is one of Europe’s most respected and authentic New Orleans style piano players with playing credits ranging from Ray Davis to Paul Weller and Paloma Faith. He performs all [...]

The Great Broadway Paint-Off!

Marquee on the village green Lower Green, Broadway

This is your turn to join in and let your creative juices flow! Turn up with your kit, register in the marquee and then draw or paint to your heart’s content in the size and medium of your choice around the village. Expert artists will be on hand to give advice. Judging by Antonia Black, [...]

Playbox Theatre Workshop (Ages 11-16)

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Playbox Theatre is the UK’s leading theatre working with and for children and young people. This workshop will be led by director and actor, Owen Young. Senior participants will be put through their paces working intensively on voice, stage combat, improvisation and how to create devised theatre. It promises to be a truly challenging and [...]

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

Russell House Gardens 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

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

Talk by Richard Ormond – An Artist’s Legacy, Sargent, his Sister & their Friends

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery 65 High Street, Broadway

Richard Ormond, great-nephew of John Singer Sargent introduces the new exhibition at the Broadway Museum; a group of works by John Singer Sargent, his contemporaries Augustus and Gwen John and Phillip Wilson Steer, and by his sister Emily Sargent, all recently gifted to the Ashmolean Museum. The first public showing has been kindly offered to [...]

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

Russell House Gardens 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