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

Worcestershire LitFest Book Shop 2019

New for the 2019 Worcestershire LitFest, will be the inclusion of a Book Shop with nearly 100 titles for sale.

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

This is the first time a collection of works from the LitFest performing Poets and associated Publishers have been available in one place and there is no better place to launch this than the 2019 Worcestershire LitFest Hub.

Around 100 different titles available !!

The 2019 LitFest Hub is open from Tuesday to Saturday. 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 find out what other events the LitFest produce or support throughout the year.

Works will be available to purchase from Black Pear Press and V Press as well as a selection of books from winners of the Young Writer and Flash Fiction Competition, Worcester Poet Laureates and many other individual poets including Bob Woodroofe, Daniel Burton, DrayZera, Georgie Bull, Heather Wastie, Jason Conway, Jon Hartless, Kathy Gee, Kevin Brooke, Mel Wardle Woodend, Sarah Leavesley, Sue Johnson and Suz Winspear.

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:

Individual Author Publications available at the book shop include:

Bob WoodroofeNature of the Vale –
The local countryside & seasons
£5.00
Reflections of the Vale –
Evesham poems & prose
£5.00
Spirit of the Vale –
Nature & life in the Vale of Evesham
£5.00
Tales of Trees –
Paired family poems with Sue Johnson
£5.00
Something stirred –
In search of Greenness
£5.00
Journey –
From pathways to poems with Sue Johnson
£5.00
Pick of the Crop –
The poetry collection
£5.00
Daniel BurtonDark Nights into Brighter Days £7.00
DrayZeraBroken Circuit Board£9.00
Georgie BullVoices£9.99
Heather Wastie The Page-Turner’s Dilemma£5.00
Weaving Yarns£7.00
Don’t Oil The Hinges£7.00
Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways £8.00
Jason ConwayPhoenix Rises£10.00
Jon Hartless Full Throttle £7.99
Rise of the Steampunk Empire £5.00
Romanticism Lost are both £5.00
Kathy GeeCheckout£6.50
Mel Wardle
Woodend
A Poet ’s Poem£4.00
Journeys & Memories£6.00
Poems of Spring£4.00
Natural Colours£6.00
Just a Thought£6.00
What Am I? An Alphabet of animal poems£6.00
I smell fish and chips and worms too£6.00
Tail of a little brown mouse£6.00
Sarah Leavesley How to Grow Matches £5.00
Be[yond]£7.00
Plenty-fish£9.00
Outstretched Hands£20.00
Sue JohnsonTasting Words, Hearing Colours £5.00
Curious Women £5.00
Threads – spinning the web of time £5.00
Fable’s Fortune £5.00
The Yellow Silk Dress £5.00
The Girl With Amber Eyes £5.00
Writing Success £5.00
Suz WinspearI do not need a new obsession£4.00
The Aniseed Elite£4.00
The Awkward People£6.00

Black Pear Website: http://www.blackpear.net      email: office@blackpear.net Facebook: @BlackPearPress

Black Pear Press (BPP) discovers good writers and creates quality books. Marketing principally through book launches, signings and at regional spoken word events, BPP encourages all writers to work hard at marketing their work. The company uses social media and networking to advise of new publications.

Black Pear Press Publications available at the book shop include:

Amanda BonnickPick Your Own £5.00
Black Pear PressShort Stories From Black Pear Press £4.00
Seaglass And Other Stories £4.00
On The Day Of The Dead£4.00
C.S.BarnesThe Women You Were Warned About£7.00
Frances BennettSeeds Of Destruction£8.00
Jill ToddEcho Of Bells£10.00
Johnny ‘Mogs’ MorrisGriff£8.00
Poems Your Parents Won’t Like£10.00
Kevin BrookeJimmy Cricket£7.00
Max & Luchia: The Game Makers £8.00
Kieran DavisLacuna£6.00
Legacy£7.00
Madeleine RiddMillie’s Brilliant Birthday Plan£7.00
Mark BillenTales From The Forest£7.50
Math JonesSabrina Bridge£6.00
Michael W. ThomasThe Girl From Midfoxfields £8.00
The Portswick Imp£7.00
OakleyIn the dark times£6.00
Pam KeevilVirgin At Fifty£8.00
Paul EccentricDoes My Bass Look Big In This? £10.00
Polly StrettonGirl’s Got Rhythm£5.00
Rod GriffithsAimless Fear £7.50
The Not So Stories£4.00
Triple Trouble£8.00
Voicing Dementia£5.00
Tim Cranmore Barred£7.00
Young Writers 2017Of Machines and Men£2.50
Young Writers 2018Checkmate£2.50
Flash Fiction 2013Flashes Of Fiction £2.50
Flash Fiction 2014Fifty Flashes Of Fiction £2.50
Flash Fiction 2015 A Stash Of Flashes £2.50
Flash Fiction 2016 A Cache Of Flashes £2.50
Flash Fiction 2017 Wired £2.50
Flash Fiction 2018Sacrifice £2.50

V. Press Website: http://www.vpresspoetry.blogspot.co.uk Facebook: @vpresspoetry

V. Press publishes poetry and flash fiction that is very very – work that knows what it wants to do and does it well. The press was shortlisted in the Michael Marks Publishers Award 2017, with titles winning or shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards and The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, as well as featured in the Times Literary Supplement and Vogue.

V Press Publications available at the book shop include:

Margaret AdkinsMingled Space£5.00
Charley BarnesScare Stories£5.00
James DaveyHow to Parallel Park£5.00
Carrie EtterHometown£5.00
Jinny FisherThe Escapologist£5.00
Nina LewisFragile Houses £5.00
David O’Hanlon Art Brut £5.00
Jenna PlewesAgainst the Pull of Time £5.00
Alex Reed &
Keren Banning
These nights at home £5.00
Becky Varley-WinterHeroines£5.00
Claire Walker Somewhere Between Rose and Black £5.00
Martin ZarropMaking Waves£5.00
Helen CalcuttUnable Mother £9.99
Gram Joel DaviesBolt Down This Earth£9.99
Kathy GeeBook of Bones £9.99
John Lawrence The boy who couldn’t say his name£9.99
Michael LovedayThree Men on the Edge £9.99
Antony OwenThe Nagasaki Elder £9.99
Brenda Read-BrownLike love£9.99
Jacqui RoweBlink£9.99

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

Call for Artists – Courtyard Arts on 2nd June

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 2nd June.

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 2nd June 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 2nd June 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 2nd June

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 2nd June.

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 in 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 quickly so please confirm your interest ASAP! 

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 actively promoted through social media and online. Partners and sponsors will promote the event and participating artists. Promotional Posters are printed 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 2nd June 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 2nd June 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