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Life Drawing for the Slightly Nervous! Workshop with Simon Fry

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

The session is directed at keen artists willing to have a go at one of the most exciting and rewarding subjects in art. Drawing from the life-model might seem daunting but let me put your mind at rest; if you haven’t tried it before I’m sure you will find it so enjoyable you’ll wonder what [...]

£35.00

Philip Mould “Hidden Strokes: Revelations of the Art World” Talk

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

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

Dry Point printing workshop with Frans Wesselman

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Join Frans Wesselman, a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers for this half day workshop focusing on dry point printing. This workshop will suit all levels from beginners to more experienced printers as this is a chance to learn from a real , (Dutch) master of this printing artform. The process involves incising (or [...]

£55.00

Glass Fusing Workshop with Jill Bagnall

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Create a fabulous and unique free-standing serpentine wave form in fused glass; finished size is approximately 16cms tall by 38cms long by 5cms deep.  This is a substantial piece of artwork! Gorgeous in your home; create a design to catch the light. Or make the perfect handmade gift for a special occasion.   Jill Bagnall, [...]

£80.00

Stitched Landscape – Textiles Workshop with Ruth Parkinson-Johns

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Ruth Parkinson-Johns is a local Textile artist and tutor who takes inspiration from her surroundings, the landscapes, wild flowers and the ever changing weather. On this workshop you’ll get the opportunity to experiment in creating your own piece of textile art - an abstract landscape using innovative techniques. You’ll colour and manipulate different materials to [...]

£75.00

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

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

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

Going Wild with Watercolour (Animals & Wildlife) – Workshop with Jake Winkle

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Paint bold loose watercolours with "The Artist" magazine's Jake Winkle painting two animal pictures closely supervised by the tutor. Tracing options will be available for those who prefer not to sketch freehand. Back by popular demand after his demonstration at the 2018 festival, this workshop will take place at the Lifford Hall in Broadway. Suitable [...]

£80.00

Design & make a silver ring workshop

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

This is an opportunity for those who are either novices or have some basic to medium silversmithing skills, to learn a variety of techniques under the careful tutorage of Karen Lockton and her daughter, Francesca. You will learn to solder, hand forge, anneal, finish and polish a silver ring. Karen and Francesca run a successful [...]

£60.00

Watercolour with Impact – 1 Day workshop with Brian Smith RI

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Join renowned Watercolour artist Brian Smith RI to explore and develop skills taking your work to the next level. Composition, tonal level, focus, narrative warm and cool. Options are endless, be stretched. Work in quick small 15 minute exercises through to the larger challenge. Collective shape creates a cohesive work draw the viewer in, remember [...]

£75.00

Kids Clay Bear Sculpture workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

A weekend ceramics workshop for kids (6+) to create their own unique clay bear sculpture with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram.   All abilities welcome - Please bring an apron!   This event will take place in The Lifford Hall.   Tickets £10 15 Places   Tickets go on sale to the general public through the [...]

£10.00

Clay Owl Sculpture workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Back by popular demand after the sell-out hare & hens workshops in 2018! Create a unique clay owl sculpture with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram. All abilities welcome - Please bring an apron! Tickets £35 10 Places Tickets go on sale to the general public through the website at 10am on Friday April 9th 2021 and [...]

£35.00

Clay Fox Sculpture workshop with Ros Ingram

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Back by popular demand after the sell-out hare & hens workshops in 2018! Create a unique clay fox sculpture with award-winning ceramicist Ros Ingram. All abilities welcome - Please bring an apron! Tickets £35 10 Places Tickets go on sale to the general public through the website at 10am on Friday 9th April and to [...]

£35.00

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

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

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

Portrait Drawing Workshop with Nick Logan in Charcoal & Sanguine

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Working from a live model, Nick with show you a simple method for depicting the face. There will be an emphasis on value contrast/compression, edges, anatomy, flat and volumetric form. Were you inspired by Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year?  Fancy learning how to do this yourself then join Nick Logan! Suitable for all [...]

£75.00

Getting Going with Oil Paints with Andrew Field

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

An introduction to working with oil paints with Andrew Field, contestant on Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the Year”, to develop a repertoire of techniques and processes to build confidence and understanding of how to manipulate paint, using a variety of painting mediums. A professional local artist with over 20 years experience of teaching, he [...]

£40.00

Improve your Oil Painting Techniques with Andrew Field

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Join Andrew Field, contestant on Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the Year”, to develop a repertoire of techniques and processes to improve your confidence and understanding of how to manipulate paint, using a variety of painting mediums. A professional local artist with over 20 years experience of teaching, he has exhibited at The Royal Society [...]

£40.00

50 Years of the National Portrait Gallery

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

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

Impressionist oil painting figure demonstration and book-signing by Haidee-Jo Summers ROI

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Watch contemporary impressionist artist Haidee-Jo Summers, member of the Royal Institute of Oil painters, paint a complete oil painting from start to finish from a live model. Haidee-Jo strives for simplicity and economy in her work, and she will show you how she makes every mark count. There will also be an opportunity to meet [...]

£15

Watercolour with Impact – Demonstration by Brian Smith

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

The simplicity of pigment, paper and water offers an enormous variation for the artist to use to capture the atmosphere and mood of your chosen subject. On this occasion renowned watercolour artist Brian Smith will produce a busy street scene indicating Buildings, People, Structure and Narrative with explanation of all the issues he will encounter [...]

£12

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

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

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

Wire bird sculpture demonstration by Rachel Higgins

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

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

Noel Coward Evening with Peter Gill

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Pianist and entertainer Peter Gill presents a tribute to the wit and song-writing skill of that most English of Englishmen, Noel Coward, who said of himself "I am an enormously talented man and there is no point  in denying  it". Born in 1899, Coward was an actor, writer, composer, director, producer, and in later life [...]

£15.00

2 Day Watercolour Workshop with Brian Smith

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Brian is renowned for his fine and translucent watercolours that magically capture time and place and have won him recognition, both national and international, in exhibitions including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of Marine Artists. During this two day workshop Brian will share with you his approach to painting [...]

£170.00

The Great Broadway Paint-Off 2019!

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Announcing ..... Prizes for The Great Broadway Paint-Off 2019 on Aug 17th! The fabulous 1st Prize is a £200 art materials voucher from Jackson's Art Supplies. Other prizes include: - £100 voucher towards a workshop of your choice at the Broadway Arts Festival in June 2020. - Set of 76 Derwent Inktense pencils kindly donated by [...]

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 [...]

Playbox Theatre Workshop (Ages 5-10)

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, and is designed to give participants the chance to engage in a fast-paced and action-packed workshop using learning techniques such as mime, movement, role play, storytelling, voice and theatre [...]

Mozart’s Requiem “Come & Sing!” Choral Workshop

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Join choral singers from the Broadway area and further afield for a stimulating and enjoyable day working on the choruses in Mozart’s Requiem. Whether you know the work well or are meeting it for the first time, this is a terrific opportunity to develop your singing skills, learn more about the Requiem, enjoy meeting other [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

John Julius Norwich – France: A history from Gaul to De Gaulle (Cancelled)

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

We are so sorry to inform you that John Julius Norwich has unfortunately had to cancel his talk about The History of France at the festival on the evening of June 12th due to ill health. All those who booked tickets have been refunded in full to their credit card. We are sorry for any [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mapp & Lucia, the wonderful world of Riseholme and Tilling: Guy Fraser-Sampson

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Witty and entertaining speaker Guy Fraser-Sampson is the author of three Mapp and Lucia novels, all of which were optioned by the BBC. He will be talking about the Cotswolds’ origins of the original stories and of the crazily eccentric loves and lives of their creator, E.F. Benson and his amazing family. Join us in [...]

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 [...]

artBEAT: The Leaping Hare with Catherine Hyde

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Watch award-winning painter and illustrator Catherine Hyde at work. Always in pursuit of new techniques, this fascinating demonstration focuses on the use of paint on clay board. She will be unpacking the process with particular reference to the interpretation of a text, on this occasion a poem by Ted Hughes, which she will read before beginning to [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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: Creative Leap – Este MacLeod’s “If you can write you can draw”

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Intuitive and experimental, Este MacLeod  has developed a programme using the alphabet and our unique handwriting to get creative juices flowing. Twenty six projects incorporating letters as anchor points and connections we are familiar with are central to the process. Come and experience this alternative approach to drawing and creativity and see how Este uses it to develop her bold artworks. Please [...]

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 [...]

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 & Light with Tony Allain

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

“I am not interested in pure representation; my work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by landscape, still life or interior. My subjects are often oriented around the mood of the sea, skies, harbours, ships and figures. I am constantly absorbing everything that is around me.” Tony Allain In this demonstration Tony Allain [...]

The Swagger & The Struggle – Richard Ormond & Lachlan Goudie discuss John Singer Sargent

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Richard Ormond is the grandson of Violet Sargent Ormond, sister of John Singer Sargent. Former deputy director of the National Portrait gallery and director of the Maritime Museum, he is co-author of the nine volume Catalogue Raisonné of Singer Sargent’s work and curator of two recent major exhibitions of his portraits and watercolours as well [...]

artBEAT: Creative Leap – Este MacLeod’s “If you can write you can draw”

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Intuitive and experimental, Este MacLeod  has developed a programme using the alphabet and our unique handwriting to get creative juices flowing. Twenty six projects incorporating letters as anchor points and connections we are familiar with are central to the process. Come and experience this alternative approach to drawing and creativity and see how Este uses it to develop her bold artworks. Please [...]

artBEAT: Going Wild in Watercolour – Jake Winkle

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Jake paints watercolour with passion and expression, capturing the essence of his subject with fabulous colour and dynamic brush strokes.   He practises watercolour at its most uncluttered and with apparent simplicity brings his paintings to life… each picture tells a story! Come and be lured into the wonderful opportunities of this exquisite medium. Jake Winkle [...]

artBEAT: Experimental Watercolour with Ann Blockley

Lifford Hall Lower Green, Broadway

Ann Blockley SWA is a renowned watercolour and mixed-media artist with an individual style developed over a lifetime of professional painting. Her pictures are evocative, atmospheric and intuitive. Her longstanding passion has been for nature, inspired by the countryside and gardens close to her Cotswold studio. Ann has a worldwide reputation for her unique interpretations [...]