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

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

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.”

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

LitFest Illustration Exhibition 2019 – Richard Delingpole

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.

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.

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.

Moving his young family back to Worcester in 2001, he picked up an interest in the history of his birthplace. After attending a re-enactment of the 1651 battle of Worcester he took up the hobby of re-enactment and has enjoyed various roles, culminating in his current impression of a French soldier of WW1 and also WW2.

This hobby has inspired his current body of work, the “Front to Back” series. 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.

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

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

LitFest Illustration Exhibition 2019 – Bic Beaumont

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 the 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.

Bic Beaumont

Growing up in Shropshire, I was fortunate to be surrounded by creativity; I got my first camera before I was ten years old, snapping everything and anything as well as painting the animals and the surrounding countryside.

I went to Birmingham School of Art to study fine art as a mature student, where I worked in paint and mixed media creating large scale abstract and illustrative pieces. After a hiatus away from art during which time I worked in marketing and events for educational and charitable organisations, I created bright illustrative paintings for a couple of prosthetic leg projects and using photographs I’d previously taken as inspiration, worked on drawings and painting.

Several years ago, I moved to Worcestershire and joined a local life drawing class, which led to the Open Studios and other local opportunities before looking further afield and exploring other avenues for displaying my artwork.

Over the years my art practice has evolved as I’ve learnt new techniques and pushed to improve myself, as well as being inspired by the amazing work of artists around me and discovered what I truly enjoy creating. My current work mainly revolves around painting, print making and photography, using nature and animals as my inspiration, with lots of bright, bold colours and a little bit of sparkle to create the characters of my pieces. I want my pieces to make you smile or chuckle and for some, transport you to a simpler, kinder world.

Contact Bic Beaumont via: Email: ferridaybeaumont@gmail.com Facebook: bicbeaumontart

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. It 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

LitFest Book Shop Stocking Up!!

The 2019 Worcestershire LitFest Book Shop will now have over 100 titles for sale.

LitFest launches on Sunday 9th to the Saturday 15th June and the Book Shop & Art Exhibition opens from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th June

This will be the first time a collection of works from the LitFest performing Poets and supporting Publishers will be made available in one place.

Over 100 different titles available !!

The 2019 LitFest Hub is not just the host of the new book shop and the illustration art exhibition, but day time poetry performances too. The Hub (at The Old Pheasant, New Street) will also be a place to purchase evening performance tickets, LitFest raffle tickets, event T-shirts and find out what other events the LitFest produce or support throughout the calendar year.

On the Shelf!!

The books are arriving and fixtures are being sourced to house them (Just a sample of some of the titles available)

Don’t miss the Art Exhibition (Illustration) at the Hub too!

The Hub at The Old Pheasant will host the ‘Night at the Gallery‘ event on Tuesday evening, ‘42 Worcester‘ event on Wednesday evening, the ‘SpeakEasy‘ event on Thursday evening and the ‘Festival Finale‘ on Saturday Afternoon.

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

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

or download the brochure:

The book shop is supported by:

The LitFest is also supported by:

LitFest Illustration Exhibition 2019 – Colin Clark

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.

Colin Clark

As an illustrator I find that some subjects are just too much fun not to draw.

The antics of garden birds inspired me to draw and paint a collection of caricatures showing the humorous side to wildlife in the Cotswolds.

  I’m always on the lookout for an edge of humour that brightens my day and helps me create work that’s entertaining and amusing in pen, ink and watercolour.  I also sell prints of my work.

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

Hopmarket Arts 16th June Participating Artist

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

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

LitFest Illustration Exhibition 2019 – Jadu Sheridan

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.

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.

Fore more information on Jadu’s work please find he through:

Email:  jadusheridanart@gmail.com Website: jadusheridan.wixsite.com/jadusheridanart Facebook: @jadusartist Twitter: @jadu_sheridan Instagram: jadusheridanart

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