Worcester News picks up on Hopmarket Arts this Sunday

Articles on the forthcoming Hopmarket Arts has been printed by the Worcester News today on both page 6 and page 14!!

Historic market is arts fest venue

“This venue is continues to reinvent itself and is attracting increasing numbers of visitors and shoppers. Come along and talk to the artist , see their work, shop, eat, drink and relax”

Hopmarket Arts Sunday 21st July

The next Hopmarket Arts takes place from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 21st July, in the Courtyard of the Hopmarket off Foregate Street and Sansome Street, WR1

There will be Artists present, willing and eager to answer questions and explain the creative process and inspiration behind their work. They are Suzie Elizabeth Hunt – showing her work for the first time, Lenny Ledgerwood an amazingly colourful lino cut artist, Sam Fenner a quirky animal painter (the work, not the artist!), Rich Evans who designs and created fantastic glass pendants and Deb Stanley an award winning pencil and pastel wildlife artist of incredible detail and precision.

This family friendly event will also include an Event Information Centre where visitors can find out more about Worcester Events happening in August such as the Worcestershire Open Studios (24-26th), the Worcester Show (11th), the Riverside Arts (10th) and the Arts and Performance Weekend at The Royal Porcelain Works (24-26th).

Participating Artists are:

Suzie Elizabeth Hunt

Mixed Media Artist Suzie Elizabeth Hunt creates a vast range of artworks, mainly prints; which explore the different angles of the everyday landscape, our relationships with them and how we respond to them. She crops and carefully selects aspects from documented shots allowing the viewer to see their environment in a refined format. Left mute, the caption or title takes on the role of the missing voice.

For more information on Suzie please contact through Email: suzieeh@googlemail.com Instagram: suzieelizabethhunt  Website: http://www.suzieelizabethart.com

Lenny Ledgerwood

Inky Buddy Prints: Lenny is a Worcester based artist producing hand-printed lino-cut cards and original limited edition prints.  She loves to use bold, expressive colours and her subject matter is as erratic as her train of thought!  Although Lenny has always trained and worked in the arts industry (originally as a theatrical costume designer and now a teacher of dressmaking and craft courses), printmaking has only fairly recently become a speciality. 

Whilst undergoing a course of chemotherapy in 2017 she took up lino-cut printmaking as a form of therapy to help her through some difficult times.  Now, out the other side of her illness, it has become a passion and a compulsion and she’s excited to be improving with each new piece of work and exploring the world of lino-cutting whilst she settles on her own unique style which can be best described as ‘whimsical wanderlust’.  Her love of travel and kitsch memorabilia influences her limited edition prints, whilst her greetings cards are inspired mostly by nature. 

Lenny’s hope is that her finished artwork brings as much happiness to her customers as the process of making it does to her.

For more information on Lenny please contact through Facebook: @InkyBunnyCards  Instagram: lennyledgerwood

Sam Fenner

Sam’s much sought after paintings don’t hang on gallery walls for long. She has an ever-growing reputation among artists and collectors for her distinctive animal portraits: a collection of eccentric animal portraits oozing with life and character, skilfully painted against a backdrop of vivid colour, and injected with the artist’s quirky sense of fun and humour.

One reason she engenders such loyalty among collectors is because she imbues her subjects with almost human characteristics – as well as being technically excellent paintings.

Sam continues to exhibit very successfully in and around the UK and sells to collectors worldwide.

For more information on Sam please contact through Website: www.samfennerart.co.uk Facebook: @samfennerart

Richard Evans

A self-taught Flameworker, specialising in borosilicate implosion pendants, its low coefficient thermal expansion properties creating a huge array of opportunity for colour, shape and form. Through continual discovery and experimentation in coloured glass applications, silver fuming and flame control, each unique piece is colourful, intricate and beautiful. He confesses to be, addicted to the endless pursuit of the perfect pendant.

For more information on Richard please contact through Email: evansgsm@gmail.com Studioa nd Work shop at: Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge , DY8 4HF Facebook: @rich.evans.56863 Instagram: @richevansgb

Deb Stanley

Deb is a Malvern based artist specialised in creating highly detailed, realistic artworks using artist quality coloured pencils and pastels.  She is a keen photographer and prefers to work from her own references.  Her artwork covers a variety of subjects and is currently focused on wildlife, particularly big cats. 

She received The David Shepherd Award at Nature in Art in 2018 for Athena Emerging and again in 2019 for Drop Dead Gorgeous.  Sales of her artwork have enabled Deb Stanley Art to adopt two big cats at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent. Deb is a signature member of The Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia.

For more information on Deb please contact through Email: debstanleyart@yahoo.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube: @debstanleyart Website: Debstanleyart.weebly.com

Chris Oxlade-Arnott, Director of Participate in Art said: “We are thrilled to be hosting this event in The Hopmarket again bringing artist and buyers together. Our aim is to provide a platform for local artists and allowing them to showcase their work and skills”. 

Hopmarket Arts is a Partnership between Participate In Art and The Hopmarket Charity with support from Worcester City Council and Fisher German

Hopmarket Charity (Registered Number 244569) the income from the assets of the charity is held on trust to apply the same for the benefit of needy persons in the city of Worcester. Needy persons are defined for the purposes of the charity as persons who by reason of poverty, sickness or infirmity whether young or old are in need of financial assistance, care or attention

For more information on when the Hopmarket Arts are taking place, please follow the link below:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art.

Courtyard Arts Sunday 7th July

This month includes Sarah Greening Glass, Chris Greening Pottery, Susan Birth Mixed Media, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott Architectural Watercolour and a Long Gallery of ten other artists.

Courtyard Arts forms part of a series of new and amazing events the Royal Porcelain Works has to offer. Operated by Participate in Art, it is held on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 5pm.

Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street , Worcester, WR1 2NE

It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the creators and artists themselves and to purchase from a great range of works from glass, ceramic, utility ware, acrylic, oils, watercolour, screen printing, fabric designs, mixed media and much more.

Each month we showcase a completely new set of artists which provides something new every time, not just local talent but national and internationally renowned artists across all mediums.

The Courtyard Arts is just part of the incredible facilities at the Royal Porcelain Works, stock up at the deli counter, drop in for breakfast, lunch or just a drink at the Nest Café, look around the famous Royal Worcester Museum or perhaps book a tasting and treat at the Piston Gin Distillery.  

For more information see us on:

or via these facebook groups:

Call for Artists to Hopmarket Arts for Sunday 21st July

PIA is giving artists the opportunity to be part of the Hopmarket Arts through a call for artists for the Hopmarket Arts being held on Sunday 21st July.

The Hopmarket Arts is a series of Art events and is part of the broadening set of PIA artistic events in and around Worcester

Hopmarket Arts is a partnership between PIA, Hopmarket Charities and Council City Council which takes place at the same location on the third Sunday of every month.

Chris Oxlade-Arnott, Director of Participate in Art said: “We are thrilled to be hosting these event in The Hopmarket bringing together all forms and expression of art.”

The Hopmarket Arts event will see the start of Participate in Art’s vision of joining the different silos of arts and culture together within this beautiful part of Worcester.

We will host a ‘long gallery’ of artists work as well as individual artist stands.

Each month we will also host a promotional tent for a Worcester based event happening soon afterward, where we provide the public with information and a little experience of the Worcestershire Open Studios being held in August (for example).

Our aim is to provide a platform for local artists and allowing them to showcase their work and skills. 

If you are interested in being part of this event on 16th June for just £30 for a complete stand of £20 to participate in the ‘Long Gallery’, please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott (PIA Curator)
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

Supported by: Make N Mend, La Danse and Taste of Portugal

Limited spaces available as others have already reserved

These events fill up very quickly so please confirm your interest as soon as possible! 

PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog. The event will be listed on national and local event websites. Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online. Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists. Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Hopmarket site will also have promotional banners on the entrance railing for the week leading up to each event.

Interested in participating in the Hopmarket ?

Location:

  • The inner courtyard of the Hopmarket, off The Foregate and Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1DL

Opening Times:           

  • Open to public 10am till 5pm

Stand Options:

  • Individual stands of 3m x3m
  • 6ft Tables available at an additional £2.00 per day
  • PIA Bespoke Hanging Net System (2 walls) for quick, simple and ultimately configurable wall hanging an additional £4.00 per day
  • Presence is required by the artist to meet and public and generate sales, follow on sales and increase network
  • Participation in the Long Gallery is provided in half sections (1.5 metre of wall and floor space. Actual space and layout is flexible and wil be discussed with PIA
  • Delivery/collect of product to PIA by appointment
  • A4 promotional biography and pricing
  • Sales managed by PIA
  • Presence is optional

Artist Fees:

  • £30.00 per stand for a complete stand (less options) and £20.00 to participate in the Long Gallery payable via BACS in advance 
  • Participation fee only no additional sales commission or marketing fees taken
  • Includes:
    • Stand installation and breakdown
    • Multiple pre-event marketing and PR
    • Direct promotion to wide contact network
    • Design, creation and printing of event posters
    • Poster distribution 
    • Event management
    • Artist Assistance Services
      • use of card payment system
      • set up and display assistance
    • Legal and regulatory compliance
    • Post event site clean up
    • Post event review marketing 

Access:                        

  • Set up can begin from 9am and must be completed and ready to open by 9:55am.
  • Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:00pm.
  • Artist group photograph to take place on site at 10am.

Loading/Unloading:    

  • There are no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for loading and unloading is provided, but artists must be aware that this is a public highway and local business access, parking and movement will take priority.
  • There is no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for set and break down can be used off St Nicholas Road and Sansome Street,
    take the turning off either street and head towards the back of La Danse.
  • The load/unload parking are spaces paid for and allocated to the Hopmarket businesses and residence, when leaving your vehicles, please ensure you don’t double park and that you place a note on your dash with name, mobile and stating that you are “Temporarily unloading for the Hopmarket Arts, if you require me to move this vehicle please contact on …….”
  • This is a very busy and restricted area so please be mindful that it’s used regally by traders and they get quite upset about people using their spaces. Best to unload your stuff, then move your vehicle and return to set up, please.
  • There are several pay and display parking facilities nearby with one on Sansome Street itself.

Conditions of Use:

  • Artists to be set up and ready for trading by 9:55am. Artist group photograph at 10am. Stand must be ready and maned at 10am. Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:30pm.
  • Artist or artist representatives to be present at all times (except breaks).
  • Artist are responsible for providing their own display equipment and floor furniture (including table and table covers).
  • Artists are responsible for their own sales only.
  • Artists may use the entirety of their stand.
  • Artist applications will be vetted to ensure a high standard of work, display and professionalism.
  • Permission from PIA must be sort for artists wanting to place/display work outside their stand (such as placement of easels/stands) as we have to consider neighbouring stands and public health and safety.

The Stands Themselves:

  • Fitted with rear and sides weather panels (opaque white).
  • No holes or damage are allowed to the stand fabric or wall material.
  • Artists will be allocated a stand (3x3m). All stands have at least 1 side facing the public (two when side walls are removed).
  • Artists will have access to the inside of the back wall and both inside side walls, they can use the stand frame to hang artwork from (no damage to be caused to stand).
  • The stands do not come with power/electricity provided.

Insurance:                   

  • Artist must have valid Public Liability Insurance to a minimum value of £2m.
  • PIA assure that all artist data is held and managed via its GDPR Data Protection Policy (available to download at http://www.participateinart.com).

Event Sponsors:           

  • This event is a partnership between Participate In Art, Hopmarket Charity and Worcester City Council.
  • Any promotional material including social media transactions must copy/refer/tag the event partners.
  • Additional sponsors will be sort to provide ongoing support throughout the year.

Set Up Assistance:       

  • If you have any concerns or issues with your stand configuration or set up when you arrive, please contact Chris – PIA Curator (07713 055 999), who will be around on the day. Chris will also be available throughout the day to assist you if needed, especially during set up.
  • You are requested to be mindful of your and the public’s safety during set up and break down, especially when moving large, fragile, sharp or heavy objects.

Additional Services (Credit Card Payments): 

  • For those who have no provision for taking credit card payment, subject to network signal, PIA will make its card payment terminal available to you. This is actioned through it’s mobile phone and Izettle payment device. PIA will not charge any additional fee for providing this service (Izettle currently charge 1.75%) and will transfer the net value when the payment has been cleared (normal 1-2 days). Payment receipts can be emailed or texted to your customers directly.

Promotion on Social Media:

  • PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog (please follow Participate In Art to get the feeds for retweeting/forwarding to your network). If you do not use social media then please sign up the PIA Blog, via the website, to receive these by email.
  • Event will be listed on national and local event websites.
  • Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online.
  • Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists.
  • Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Hopmarket site will also have promotional banners on the entrance.

Event Size and Scope: 

  • Standard events will accommodate up to six artist stands (3x3m) located around the Courtyard.
  • Our objective is to produce a professional Arts event with a high quality visitor experience. Worcester has an incredible arts scene and quality of artists, and we wish to show the best of these in a setting that is itself magnificent. You have been invited to participate in this event as we believe you and your work reflects this ethos and desire to set a benchmark to be achieved and emulated by others.
  • We hold visual presentation and appearance of the event in high regard and expect all artists to produce a professional looking and presented stall as is possible. Table covers must be used (no bare table/counter boards on show), banners must be hung and presented well. We have no doubt that this is second nature for you all.

Artist Attending:         

  • Each artist/stall has been allocated a stand and exact locations will be provided to you in advance. 

Example of Artist Biography needed for Promotional Activities:

Artist Name/Brand: 
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions       

Discipline:  
Architectural Watercolour Artist                    

Biography (up to 60 words) :  
An Architectural Watercolour Artist working in fine line ink and bold watercolour. Her unique and colourful style concentrates on the subject building leaving the rest as fine line ink work. She lives and works in Worcester and will be displaying original watercolour, fine art prints, digital prints and cards of her Worcester, Malvern, Croome and Global Collections.  

Contact Details:     
Mobile: 07879 347 007
Email: Jilly@architecturalimpressions.uk
Website: http://www.archiimp.com.
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): @archiimp

Images:                        
Image #1 Title: Logo Snip (1240x618pixel 102KB)
Image #2 Title: Jilly with Artwork (1854×616 pixel 141KB)
Image #3 Title: Artwork Image 1 (926×923 pixel 64KB)
Image #4 Title: Artwork Image 2 (926×923 pixel 275KB)

If you are interested in being part of this event on 21st July please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images and artwork are held by Architectural Impressions UK and Participate In Art

Call for Artists – Courtyard Arts on 7th July

PIA and RPW are giving artists the opportunity to be part of its Courtyards Arts through a calling for artists for the Courtyard Arts on Sunday 7th July.

The Courtyard Arts is the series of Arts events and is part of the broadening set of PIA artistic events in and around Worcester. Courtyard Arts is partnership with PIA, nestWorcester and the Royal Porcelain Works, which takes place at the same location on the first Sunday of every month

Limited spaces available as others have already reserved

These events fill up very quickly so please confirm your interest as soon as possible! 

Sasha Louise Rae said of the Courtyard Arts in October “Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Jilly for the opportunity to be involved in the Courtyard Arts today. I really appreciate your help, advice and words of encouragement and would really welcome the chance to work with you again”

Susan Birth commented on the Courtyards Arts “The view from my stand at yesterday’s first Courtyard Arts event organised by @partinart in partnership with the nestWorcester. What a great day it turned out to be! Suberb venue, lovely sunshine and a constant stream of interested visitors, so thank you @partinart”

PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog. The event will be listed on national and local event websites. Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online. Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists. Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Courtyard site will also have promotional banners on the entrance railing for the week leading up to each event.

If you are interested in being part of this event on 7th July for just £30 per stand, please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott (PIA Curator)
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

Information for Interested Artists

Location:

  • The Courtyard of Royal Porcelain Works and Nest Worceter, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Opening Times:           

  • Open to public 10am till 5pm

Artist Fees:

  • £30.00 per stand payable via BACS in advance 
  • Participation fee only no additional sales commission or marketing fees taken
  • Includes:
    • Stand installation and breakdown
    • Multiple pre-event marketing and PR
    • Direct promotion to wide contact network
    • Design, creation and printing of event posters
    • Poster distribution 
    • Event management
    • Artist Assistance Services
      • use of card payment system
      • set up and display assistance
    • Legal and regulatory compliance
    • Post event site clean up
    • Post event review marketing 

Access:                        

  • Set up can begin from 9am and must be completed and ready to open by 9:55am.
  • Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:30pm.
  • Artist group photograph to take place on site at 10am.

Loading/Unloading:    

  • There are no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for loading and unloading is provided, but artists must be aware that this is a public highway and local business access and movement will take priority.
  • The load/unload parking area can be accessed via St. Peters Street and/or Kings Street, take the turning off the road and head towards the CY Resources building, just before this building turn right and drive with the buildings on your left to the end where you will see several parking spaces on the left against the side wall (white wall) of the Henry Sandon Hall. Walk through to the Courtyard itself. After unloading you will have to move your vehicle, the nearest public car park is in Kings Street, but cheaper ones are available within walking distance.

Conditions of Use:

  • Artists to be set up and ready for trading by 9:55am. Artist group photograph at 10am. Stand must be ready and maned at 10am. Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:30pm.
  • Artist or artist representatives to be present at all times (except breaks).
  • Artist are responsible for providing their own display equipment and floor furniture (including table and table covers).
  • Artists are responsible for their own sales only.
  • Artists may use the entirety of their stand.
  • Artist applications will be vetted to ensure a high standard of work, display and professionalism.
  • Permission from PIA must be sort for artists wanting to place/display work outside their stand (such as placement of easels/stands) as we have to consider neighbouring stands and public health and safety.

The Stands Themselves:

  • Fitted with rear and sides weather panels (opaque white).
  • No holes or damage are allowed to the stand fabric or wall material.
  • Artists will be allocated a stand (3x3m). All stands have at least 1 side facing the public (two when side walls are removed).
  • Artists will have access to the inside of the back wall and both inside side walls, they can use the stand frame to hang artwork from (no damage to be caused to stand).
  • The stands do not come with power/electricity provided.

Insurance:                   

  • Artist must have valid Public Liability Insurance to a minimum value of £2m.
  • PIA assure that all artist data is held and managed via its GDPR Data Protection Policy (available to download at http://www.participateinart.com).

Event Sponsors:           

  • This event is a partnership between nestWorcester, Participate In Art and The Royal Porcelain Works.
  • Any promotional material including social media transactions must copy/refer/tag the event partners.
  • Additional sponsors will be sort to provide ongoing support throughout the year.

Set Up Assistance:       

  • If you have any concerns or issues with your stand configuration or set up when you arrive, please contact Chris – PIA Curator (07713 055 999), who will be around on the day. Chris will also be available throughout the day to assist you if needed, especially during set up.
  • You are requested to be mindful of your and the public’s safety during set up and break down, especially when moving large, fragile, sharp or heavy objects.

Additional Services (Credit Card Payments): 

  • For those who have no provision for taking credit card payment, subject to network signal, PIA will make its card payment terminal available to you. This is actioned through it’s mobile phone and Izettle payment device. PIA will not charge any additional fee for providing this service (Izettle currently charge 1.75%) and will transfer the net value when the payment has been cleared (normal 1-2 days). Payment receipts can be emailed or texted to your customers directly.

Promotion on Social Media:

  • PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog (please follow Participate In Art to get the feeds for retweeting/forwarding to your network). If you do not use social media then please sign up the PIA Blog, via the website, to receive these by email.
  • Event will be listed on national and local event websites.
  • Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online.
  • Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists.
  • Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Courtyard site will also have promotional banners on the entrance railing for the week leading up to each event.

Event Size and Scope: 

  • Standard events will accommodate up to six artist stands (3x3m) located around the Courtyard.
  • Our objective is to produce a professional Arts event with a high quality visitor experience. Worcester has an incredible arts scene and quality of artists, and we wish to show the best of these in a setting that is itself magnificent. You have been invited to participate in this event as we believe you and your work reflects this ethos and desire to set a benchmark to be achieved and emulated by others.
  • We hold visual presentation and appearance of the event in high regard and expect all artists to produce a professional looking and presented stall as is possible. Table covers must be used (no bare table/counter boards on show), banners must be hung and presented well. We have no doubt that this is second nature for you all.

Artist Attending:         

  • Each artist/stall has been allocated a stand and exact locations will be provide to you in advance.  

Example of Artist Biography needed for Promotional Activities:

Artist Name/Brand: 
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions       

Discipline:  
Architectural Watercolour Artist                    

Biography (up to 60 words) :  
An Architectural Watercolour Artist working in fine line ink and bold watercolour. Her unique and colourful style concentrates on the subject building leaving the rest as fine line ink work. She lives and works in Worcester and will be displaying original watercolour, fine art prints, digital prints and cards of her Worcester, Malvern, Croome and Global Collections.  

Contact Details:     
Mobile: 07879 347 007
Email: Jilly@architecturalimpressions.uk
Website: http://www.archiimp.com.
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): @archiimp

Images:                        
Image #1 Title: Logo Snip (1240x618pixel 102KB)
Image #2 Title: Jilly with Artwork (1854×616 pixel 141KB)
Image #3 Title: Artwork Image 1 (926×923 pixel 64KB)
Image #4 Title: Artwork Image 2 (926×923 pixel 275KB)

If you are interested in being part of this event on 7th July please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images and artwork are held by Architectural Impressions UK and Participate In Art

Today LitFestDaytime Performances

Visitors at today’s LitFest Hub saw performances from Mel Wardle Woodend, Suz Winspear and the unique Drayzera

Follow the Orange!!

Temporary chalk LitFest Logo’s guide the way to the Worcestershire LitFest hub, gallery and live poetry performance, tonight is The 42 with The Antipoets.

Don’t forget to pick up your Big Fat Raffle Tickets at just a £1 a ticket! Or get into the literature spirit with a Litfest T-shirt at only £12.50 each (available in Women or Men, Round or V neck and all sizes.

LitFest Hub (bookshop and exhibition) Now Open !

The Worcestershire Litfest Hub at the Old Pheasant, bookshop, art exhibition and live performances now open!!

There are many new art works by Jadu Sheridan, Richard Delingpole, James Williams, Colin Clarke and Bic Beaumont, some created especially to show at the LitFestival.

Tonight is the “Night in the Gallery” evening hosted by Suz Winspear and feature ten other live performances by various poets.

Hopmarket Arts Next Sunday

The next Hopmarket Arts takes place from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 16th June, in the Courtyard of the Hopmarket off Foregate Street and Sansome Street, WR1

The family friendly event will also include a ‘Long Gallery’ showcasing a selection of artworks from Worcestershire and Gloucestershire based artists, these will include Richard Delingpole, Colin Clark, Bic Beaumont, Steve J Harvey and many others.

This month’s event will see the continuation of Participate in Art’s vision of joining the different silos of arts and culture together within this beautiful part of Worcester.

We will also be presenting an information and press centre for two amazing events happening over the August Bank Holiday. The first, is a unique collaboration between Participate In Art and the University of Worcester, taking place in the new Art House, presenting an interactive and hands on experience with ten of the regions finest artists. The second is a huge series of events, including music, poetry and art at the Royal Porcelain Works, again, over the whole of the August Bank Holiday. These are the not to be missed events of the year!

There will also be Artists themselves showing their work, willing and eager to answer questions and explain the creative process and inspiration behind their work. They will be Suzie Elizabeth Hunt – showing her work for the first time, Jadu Sheridan and mixed media artist fresh from the LitFest Illustration Exhibition and Sam Fenner a quirky animal painter (the work, not the artist!)

Participating Artists are:

Suzie Elizabeth Hunt

Mixed Media Artist Suzie Elizabeth Hunt creates a vast range of artworks, mainly prints; which explore the different angles of the everyday landscape, our relationships with them and how we respond to them. She crops and carefully selects aspects from documented shots allowing the viewer to see their environment in a refined format. Left mute, the caption or title takes on the role of the missing voice.

For more information on Suzie please contact through Email: suzieeh@googlemail.com Instagram: suzieelizabethhunt  Website: http://www.suzieelizabethart.com

Jadu Sheridan

Acrylic, Ink and mixed media artist Jadu Sheridan is an artist who divides her time between painting landscapes inspired by her travels, and developing unique 3D works of art.  A self-taught student of art, she left a career in teaching to follow her passion for art; she uses acrylic paint and ink to create landscapes incorporating seas and trees. Her latest series of work explores sunlight on water; creating semi-abstract paintings. She also experiments with 3D arts such as needle felting and creating 3D sculptures from old unloved books; these works are inspired by both nature and her love of literature. Jadu works from her home in Worcester, when her rescue beagle allows, and is available for commissions.

For more information on Jadu please contact through Email:  jadusheridanart@gmail.com Website: jadusheridan.wixsite.com/jadusheridanart Facebook: @jadusartist  Twitter: @jadu_sheridan Instagram: jadusheridanart

Sam Fenner

Sam’s much sought after paintings don’t hang on gallery walls for long. She has an ever-growing reputation among artists and collectors for her distinctive animal portraits: a collection of eccentric animal portraits oozing with life and character, skilfully painted against a backdrop of vivid colour, and injected with the artist’s quirky sense of fun and humour.

One reason she engenders such loyalty among collectors is because she imbues her subjects with almost human characteristics – as well as being technically excellent paintings.

Sam continues to exhibit very successfully in and around the UK and sells to collectors worldwide.

For more information on Sam please contact through Website: www.samfennerart.co.uk Facebook: @samfennerart

The retail space on The Foregate will present the Hopmarket Arts on Sunday 16th June from 10am to 5pm, everyone is welcome.

Chris Oxlade-Arnott, Director of Participate in Art said: “We are thrilled to be hosting this event in The Hopmarket again bringing artist and buyers together. Our aim is to provide a platform for local artists and allowing them to showcase their work and skills”. 

Hopmarket Arts is a Partnership between Participate In Art and The Hopmarket Charity with support from Worcester City Council and Fisher German

Hopmarket Charity (Registered Number 244569) the income from the assets of the charity is held on trust to apply the same for the benefit of needy persons in the city of Worcester. Needy persons are defined for the purposes of the charity as persons who by reason of poverty, sickness or infirmity whether young or old are in need of financial assistance, care or attention

For more information on when the Hopmarket Arts are taking place, please follow the link below:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

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LitFest Illustration Exhibition 2019 – Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

PIA have teamed up with the Worcestershire LitFest to create an illustration Exhibition to sit alongside the book shop and live performances, to show off the illustrative talents of our artists to publishers and writers.

Illustrations really make a writers work step off the page and capture the imagination of the reader more than spoken words alone.

Come and see the amazing works by some leading and up and coming private illustrators. Colin Clark, Bic Beaumont, Jadu Sheridan, James Williams and Richard Delingpole.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

  Oxlade-Arnott is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist from a family of draftsmen, painters, potters and sculptors. Having two distinct styles, a more traditional ‘Classique’ which is bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink whereas ‘Vivid’ is simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre and is best seen on large scale canvases.

Jilly is known nationally for her series of works on Worcester, Malvern, Ludlow, Cheltenham, Croome Court as well as commissions by Eastnor Castle and other significant sites. She is gaining great interest from the international collector’s scene for both her classique global and vivid works.

Architecture and its’ appreciation is of importance to Oxlade-Arnott, who commented “Buildings are the foundation of our lives, the interaction we all have with them may be inconsequential but if, once in a while you stop, look up, you’ll be surprised by what you’ve missed and how varied and intricate the urban landscape can really be.”

Contact Colin Clark via: Mobile: 07892 326885 Email: colin@colinctclark.com Web: http://www.colinctclark.com

Located in The Old Pheasant, New Street, Worcester, WR1 2DP from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th June

The 2019 LitFest Hub is open from Tuesday to Saturday will not just host the new book shop and the illustration exhibition, but day time poetry performances too (again new for the Lit Fest). The Hub will also be a place to purchase evening performance tickets, LitFest raffle tickets, event T-shirts and even find out what other events the Litfest produce or support throughout the year.

For more information on the Worcestershire Litfest and the schedule of events please visit:

or download the brochure:

Located in The Old Pheasant, New Street, Worcester, WR1 2DP from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th June