A WORCESTER centre for the arts will throw open its doors this weekend for its first art and performance weekend.
The Royal Porcelain Works – which has been developed to showcase the county’s artistry and craftsmanship – will host the event on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The event – which has been organised in partnership with Participate in Art – will include free events such as portraits by caricaturist Andy Meanock and an artist open studio and meet the artist sessions, including art work and live creations by Jean Baynham, Jantil Moon, Richard Delingpole and Jilly Oxlade-Arnott.
A long gallery of works by national artists including Steve J Harvey, Bic Beaumont, Rebecca Daffeh, Colin Clarke and Sam Fenner, a 3D glass fusion by Sarah Greening, glass pendants by Richard Evans and pottery by Chris Greening and the first presentation of the new bone china ranges from fourth generation Worcester Porcelain workers Josiah and Harry Davis of Kinver Ceramics will also be on offer.
Members of White Sock Theatre will perform three outdoor plays from its popular ‘Story Book Adventures’, live poetry performances from Suz Winspear, Is Osborn, Claire Walker, Bob Woodroofe, Sue Johnson, Mel Wardle Woodend, Holly Yuille, Amanda Bonnick, Georgie Bull, Sharon Carr, Holly Daffurn, Scott Cowley and the new Worcestershire Poet Laureate Charley Barnes will also feature.
Sara Matthews, general manager of The Royal Porcelain Works said: “This is Worcester’s first ever art and performance weekend on such a scale and we are thoroughly looking forward to opening our beautiful spaces to host such a fabulous event.
“Just a few minutes from the city centre, there will be something for everyone.”
Chris Oxlade-Arnott, director of Participate in Art said : “Our event looks set to be an amazing weekend of culture with live music, song, poetry, plays, interactive installations, art and artists. Suitable for all ages, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art and culture in all its forms.”
The event runs from 11am to 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday and from 11am to 4pm on the Bank Holiday Monday.
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