‘Call for Artists’ notifications soon to be released

Call for Artists notification will be sent out shortly for:

  1. PIA Music Festival Art Exhibition and Hub on 13-15th September
  2. The 1st Annual Hop Festival on 21st September
  3. Courtyard Arts on 6th October
  4. Hopmarket Arts on 20th October
  5. Christmas Arts on 8th December

If you are interested in participating in the any of these events please download, complete and submit the Artist Application Form:

If you wish to find out more about Participate In Art please contact us:

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

Art and Performance Weekend Artist Jantil Moon

Participate In Art and the Royal Porcelain Works will host the first Arts and Performance Weekend on 24th to the 26th August 2019 at the Royal Porcelain Work, off Severn Street, Worcester.

A weekend like no other bringing all aspects of arts and culture together in one place, from poetry, a book shop, artworks to interactive performances.

An amazing weekend of culture and experience with live music, song, poetry, plays, interactive installations, art and artists in the beautiful surrounds on the recently renovated Royal Porcelain Works. This event is suitable for all ages and appreciations.

Artist Jantil Moon will be there over the weekend…

Artist: Jantil Moon

Jantil Moon is based in Worcester, UK where she originally moved to study Science in 2000. It wasn’t long however before she was drawn to the Arts and subsequently this led her to embark on and complete a BA in Ceramics and Glass at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2008.

The alchemical nature of ceramics provided an opportunity to unite Jantil’s strengths and passion for both artistic and scientific experimentation, for example, particularly when testing possibilities with glaze formulation and unusual surface treatments.

Jantil now primarily works with either paper and ink, or acrylic on canvas.

Science still provides much of her inspiration and she has continued to build upon themes investigated during her studies, such as the ambiguity of forms occurring in micro and macro scales, and the rich source imagery found among pre-digital, and especially vintage scientific diagrams and illustrations.

From waves to particles, biology to landscapes, I am endlessly fascinated by how the universe has patterns, cycles and forms that mirror each other across many scales.

For me, both art and science are connected by the primary driving force of human curiosity about our reality, and the creative endeavour to satisfy it.

Jantil’s recent work also includes elements of philosophy, religious iconography and mystic symbolism, as she explores and draws on her uniquely diverse family heritage of Irish Catholicism/Church of England on the maternal side, and Islam/Judaism on the paternal one.

Through her art practice, Jantil desires to illuminate the human quest to make sense of our reality, and our conscious relationship to it, as we continuously endeavour to glimpse the intangible through various lenses of perception, be they scientific, religious or philosophical.

Using a repertoire of abstract forms and familiar symbolism, Jantil intends to illustrate that all interpretations of our wondrous inner and outer worlds also ultimately lie in the mind’s-eye of the beholder.

Drawing on coffee stained paper provides a fertile foundation; the incidental marks suggesting a potential composition. Then during the repetitive slow process of organically building up these familiar and ambiguous structures, I have time to meditate on my own perceptions and theories.

Contact Jantil via Email: jantilmoon@gmail.com Instagram: jantil.moon.art
Facebook: jantilmoonart Facebook: moon fables

Over the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm and Monday 11-4pm, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and culture of all forms at The Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Website: http://www.participateinart.com/events

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Worcester News picks up on the Art and Performance Weekend

Worcester News runs an article on the Art & Performance Weekend!!

To view the actual online article please use the following link below:
https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17837439.enjoy-arts-weekend-one-leading-centres-arts-worcester/?ref=erec

For more information on the Art and Performance Weekend please contact Chris Oxlade-Arnott of Participate In Art via email: chris@participateinart.com or speak with Rebecca Farrow of the Royal Porcelain Works via email: rebecca.farrow@royalporcelainworks.co.uk

Art and Performance Weekend Artist Richard Delingpole

Participate In Art and the Royal Porcelain Works will host the first Arts and Performance Weekend on 24th to the 26th August 2019 at the Royal Porcelain Work, off Severn Street, Worcester.

A weekend like no other bringing all aspects of arts and culture together in one place, from poetry, a book shop, artworks to interactive performances.

An amazing weekend of culture and experience with live music, song, poetry, plays, interactive installations, art and artists in the beautiful surrounds on the recently renovated Royal Porcelain Works. This event is suitable for all ages and appreciations.

Artist Richard Delingpole will be there over the weekend...

Artist: Richard Delingpole

Richard Delingpole is a Worcester-born artist, illustrator and graphic designer. After a Foundation at Bournville School of Art and a Fine Art degree at Cheltenham Art College he completed an MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast.

After a year living in Bristol he moved to London. There he became a graphic designer, working in advertising and marketing.

These watercolours show soldiers and auxiliary figures throughout history, using friends from the re-enactment world as models.

Each painting shows, in great detail, both front and back of the individual, as so much of what makes a soldier’s battledress interesting is hanging from his back.

More recently he has re-invented the cigarette card for the 21st century, taking the front facing part of each painting and adding a description to the back of each card.

These have proved very popular as a collectible and ever-expanding series of inexpensive prints.

Contact Richard via Email: richard.delingpole@btinternet.com
Web: www.delingpolestudio.co.uk

Over the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm and Monday 11-4pm, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and culture of all forms at The Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Website: http://www.participateinart.com/events

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Hopmarket Arts Worcester Festival Special just got extended

Hopmarket Arts Worcester Festival Special just got bigger!

PIA will now be presenting a full POP UP GALLERY at 16 the Hopmarket, Worcester, on the corner of The Foregate and Sansome Street over the coming weekend

Now open Friday 16th (3 – 6pm), Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th (10 – 5pm)

Brought inside and for an extended period

This is an extension to the Hopmarket Arts Worcester Festival Special as detailed in the Worcester Festival Brochure.

This exhibition will include works from many artists who were unable to show at the cancelled Riverside Arts last weekend.

This Pop Up Gallery is only made possible through the continued support of its Partners:

Historic pop up gallery images:

Art and Performance Weekend – Love Letters Performance

Participate In Art and the Royal Porcelain Works will host the first Arts and Performance Weekend on 24th to the 26th August 2019 at the Royal Porcelain Work, off Severn Street, Worcester.

A weekend like no other bringing all aspects of arts and culture together in one place, from poetry, a book shop, artworks to interactive performances.

An amazing weekend of culture and experience with live music, song, poetry, plays, interactive installations, art and artists in the beautiful surrounds on the recently renovated Royal Porcelain Works. This event is suitable for all ages and appreciations.

Interactive performance and art installation Brain Cocaine will be there over the weekend...

Brain Cocaine presents:

Love Letters (an interactive art installation and performance)

Love Letters

In our often busy and stressful lives, it can be difficult to find a moment to appreciate ourselves and our loved ones. Love Letters invites audiences to take that moment. Upon entering the space, you will be asked to pick a love letter and have it read to you, then will be encouraged to write your own. The letter could be addressed to anyone – a loved one, a friend, yourself – or it could even be to the city or to the world. It’s a moment to ponder how much the people in our lives matter to us, as we are often so busy, we forget to tell them how much they mean to us! 

The letters will be collected and hung in an awesome display of love, diversity, acceptance and truth. Creating the installation is our way of battling current divisive politics. The media makes out that we are a country already at war with each other. Let’s show them that we are a country of acceptance and love!

**Audiences are welcome to take photographs of their letters, or the display of letters as part of the installation and to share these on social media. Please be aware that a publicity photographer will sometimes be present on-site. Participants may be photographed during their participation and these photographs may be used online and in print for promotional purposes. If you don’t want to appear in photographs, you are welcome to opt-out. Please speak to a performer or the photographer to make us aware you don’t want to be photographed. All persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.**

Brain Cocaine are a performance collective specialising in fully interactive performances. We’re not like traditional theatre; we invite audiences into fun fictional worlds where they get to be the characters and take part in the performance. We make ‘feel-good’ theatre; our work often focuses on positively boosting mental health and encouraging self-love and self-appreciation. It’s all about you!

Brain Cocaine have taken work to some of the most prominent art platforms and venues in the UK including Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (London), Emergency (Manchester) and Acts of Searching Closely (London). 

Love Letters will be performing on Saturday 24th and Monday 26th, with the installation growing organically throughout the weekend.

Over the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm and Monday 11-4pm, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and culture of all forms at The Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Website: http://www.participateinart.com/events

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Art and Performance Weekend Artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Participate In Art and the Royal Porcelain Works will host the first Arts and Performance Weekend on 24th to the 26th August 2019 at the Royal Porcelain Work, off Severn Street, Worcester.

A weekend like no other bringing all aspects of arts and culture together in one place, from poetry, a book shop, artworks to interactive performances.

An amazing weekend of culture and experience with live music, song, poetry, plays, interactive installations, art and artists in the beautiful surrounds on the recently renovated Royal Porcelain Works. This event is suitable for all ages and appreciations.

Artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott will be there over the weekend...

Artist: Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist from a family of draughtsmen, painters, potters and sculptors. Having two distinct styles, a traditional ‘Classique’ which is bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink and ‘Vivid’, simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre and best seen on large scale canvasses.

Oxlade-Arnott is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture.

Jilly is known nationally for her works of Worcester, London, Cheltenham, Malvern and Ludlow and is gaining a following from the international collector’s scene for both her classique global and vivid work.

She is currently exhibiting in Croome Court (National Trust), Eastnor Castle and Canwood Gallery , she has also just finished a large scale indoor and outdoor project at St. Joseph’s Catholic School for ‘One World Week’.

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.”

Mobile: 07879 347 007 Email: jilly@architecturalimpressions.uk Website: http://www.archiimp.com Twitter: @JillyArchiImp Instagram: @archiimp Facebook: @Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Over the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm and Monday 11-4pm, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and culture of all forms at The Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Website: http://www.participateinart.com/events

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Art and Performance Weekend – A Caricaturist, Artist and Musician

An amazing weekend of culture and experience with live music, song, poetry, plays, interactive installations, art and artists in the beautiful surrounds on the recently renovated Royal Porcelain Works. This event is suitable for all ages and appreciations.

Andy Meanock – Caricaturist, Artist and Musician

I’ve been drawing and became quite obsessed by art in general at the age of four. Cartoons and comics were my main interest and inspiration, but I didn’t just enjoy watching them, I wanted to create them. I would spend hours copying favourite characters. Trying to get them to look exactly like the ones I watched – honing my skills.

This obsession with cartoon, comics and illustration continued into teenage years, creating my own comics and inventing my own characters.

At school I would often be reprimanded for drawing in the back of my work books, when I was supposed to be doing school work. A few times teachers would find caricatures of themselves i had drawn – some were not impressed. Others would ask if they could have the drawing – “but don’t do it again!”

After Stourbridge Art College I ran my own unit in the Merry Hill Centre in Dudley, drawing caricatures of people face to face. I continued to draw caricatures at events and festivals, spending the season in Padstow, Cornwall and an Easter in Blackpool. As well as doing the caricatures at weddings and corporate functions and more recently, at Comic Conventions. I also undertake private commissions for clients, such as caricatures from photographs, posters, album covers, logos, tattoo designs and murals. Any artwork project really.

More recently I have started to gather a body of work I have called ‘Reclaimed Remastered’. I am taking old canvas prints/paintings from charity shops and car boot sales and adding to them in my own style to give them a (often whimsical) new life. This fits well into my own philosophy of re-using items that are no longer wanted as they are and giving them a second chance. I will be holding exhibitions of this work later this year or early next year.

I also play guitar, sing and play harmonica. My musical interest started heavily at age 12 or 13. A year later I formed a band where I was the lead singer. I have been in various bands over the years since and started to learn harmonica in my 20’s and a little later on, I learned guitar, so I could play and entertain on my own.

My musical interests are folky/bluesy style music. I have played in pubs, busked and played at family and friends parties. My inspirations are the levellers, Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, the Doors, Laura Marling and K.T. Tunstall.

Email: meanocks@gmail.com Tel: 07904 687 566 or 07732 187 153 Facebook: Cultcaricatures

Over the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm and Monday 11-4pm, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and culture of all forms at The Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Website: http://www.participateinart.com/events

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Art and Performance Weekend – The Story Book Adventures

Participate In Art and the Royal Porcelain Works will host the first Arts and Performance Weekend on 24th to the 26th August 2019 at the Royal Porcelain Work, off Severn Street, Worcester.

A weekend like no other bringing all aspects of arts and culture together in one place, from poetry, a book shop, artworks to interactive performances.

An amazing weekend of culture and experience with live music, song, poetry, plays, interactive installations, art and artists in the beautiful surrounds on the recently renovated Royal Porcelain Works. This event is suitable for all ages and appreciations.

Children’s Theatre Company White Sock Theatre will be there over the weekend...

The White Socks Theatre Company presents:

The Story Book Adventures Children’s Theatre

Stories can take us anywhere, to the jungle, the bottom of the sea and even to outer space!

Ever wandered where your odd socks disappear to, well we can tell you, it’s ‘SOCKTOPIA’; an imaginary planet far away, where all your odd socks go on holiday! Come along with our storytellers on a space-based adventure, an interactive 30-minute performance, packed with problem solving, poetry and puppetry.

White Socks Theatre was started in 2015 by Jimmy Bates and Katy Rooke, together they have over 15 years’ experience working within the theatre industry.

Jimmy has a degree in Theatre and has been working in Children’s Theatre since 2002. He has worked as a voice over artist for Disney and is the creative producer, writer and director of White Socks Theatre

Katy trained as an actress at East-15 Acting School in London and graduated with a first class BA (Hons) Degree in Acting. She performed at Shakespeare’s Globe as part of the Wanamaker Festival. As a director of White Socks Theatre, she is returning to acting following a break to raise two children. 

Working in Children’s Theatre and with young people is really close to the hearts of Jimmy and Katy, it is the mainstay of the work that they do.

Inspire – Play – Educate 

Tel: 01386 304 239 Email: info@whitesockstheatre.co.uk Website: whitesockstheatre.co.uk Facebook & Instagram @whitesockstheatre

White Socks Theatre will be performing on Saturday 24th

Over the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm and Monday 11-4pm, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and culture of all forms at The Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Website: http://www.participateinart.com/events

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Art and Performance Weekend – Kinver Ceramics

Participate In Art and the Royal Porcelain Works will host the first Arts and Performance Weekend on 24th to the 26th August 2019 at the Royal Porcelain Work, off Severn Street, Worcester.

A weekend like no other bringing all aspects of arts and culture together in one place, from poetry, a book shop, artworks to interactive performances.

An amazing weekend of culture and experience with live music, song, poetry, plays, interactive installations, art and artists in the beautiful surrounds on the recently renovated Royal Porcelain Works. This event is suitable for all ages and appreciations.

Kinver Ceramics will be there over the weekend…

Kinver Ceramics

The first presentation of the new bone china ranges from 4th generation Worcester Porcelain workers the Davis Family of Kinver Ceramics (Josiah Davis – Guilder and the hugely respected Harry Davis – painter).

Kinver Ceramics was founded in 1999 by Rick and Julia Davis. The family have a long history of ceramic manufacturing, Rick being the fourth generation to have trained and worked at Royal Worcester following the illustrious careers of Josiah and Harry Davis, great grandfather and grandfather respectively.

Kinver Ceramics work exclusively in fine bone china and have developed a reputation for producing exquisite models, vases and ornamental wares.

In house development has allowed them to push the boundaries between of what is possible in bone china.

Having provided bone china wares for many other companies, Kinver Ceramics have now developed it’s own range of ornamental wares. The skills that have been honed over last 20 years are now evident in new range which is made entirely by hand making no two pieces the same as a result.

These skills allow Kinver Ceramics to create bespoke items tailored exactly to customer requirements not being constrained by mass production techniques.

Tel: 01905 641 150 Mobile: 07410 453 187 Website: www.kinverceramics.co.uk

Over the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm and Monday 11-4pm, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and culture of all forms at The Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Website: http://www.participateinart.com/events

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