Broadway Arts Festival

Broadway Arts Festival
10 The Green,
WR12 7AA



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Broadway Arts Festival

Broadway Arts Festival is a biennial celebration of the village’s unique artistic heritage and its enduring relationship with a world famous colony of American artists and writers, who visited and worked here in the 19th century. The festival, which is a charity, began in 2010, and aims to raise awareness of the community’s rich links with the arts, whilst broadening the appeal of Broadway locally, nationally and internationally, as a destination for artistic endeavour and education. This will include developing an educational arts legacy in the form of bursaries.

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Opening hours

30th May to 15th June 2014

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Broadway Arts Festival

Broadway Arts Festival

  • 30 May — 15 June 2014

The theme of the Festival is ‘Changing Times’. As 2014 is the centenary of the start of the First World War, we have a group of distinguished speakers - including Professor Sir Hew Strachan - who will explain how Edwardian Britain, at the head of the worlds’ greatest Empire, became involved in a devastating war which changed everything for ever. The main feature exhibition will be a collection of work by our inspiration, John Singer Sargent. It will be presented by the Ashmolean Museum Broadway and will continue until 27th July 2014. In addition, at least five long established galleries in the village will be mounting exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary painting.

Artists, both amateur and professional, will have the opportunity to join a series of masterclasses, workshops and demonstrations, many of them to be held in some of our most beautiful local gardens. Tutors include the very highly regarded David Curtis ROI, RSMA, Mike Bernard RI, John Hammond SWAc and Edward Noott RBSA. Some of these gardens will also host separate tours guided by Marion Mako, a leading garden designer.

There will be five music events, ranging from Bach to Jazz. Maestros will include Michael Bochmann, violin, and Marcel Zidani, piano, performing both standard and lesser known works, while local favourite Debbie Arthurs and her group will be performing their distinctive brand of jazz.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Admission charges to events vary. Concessions available. Some events are free of charge. Box Office opens 14th April 2014.