4th Jul, 2020

Pop-up gallery is at art of special Hopmarket day

Rob George 8th Jun, 2019

WORCESTER’s Hopmarket – home to an eclectic mix of shops – is hosting a special art event later this month.

The retail space on The Foregate will present a Hopmarket Arts event next Sunday (June 16) from 10am to 5pm; everyone is welcome.

The family friendly event – which is being organised by Participate in Art – will include a long gallery, a feature which will showcase artwork from a host of local artists including Richard Delingpole, Colin Clark, Bic Beaumont and Steve J Harvey.

Artists Sam Fenner, Jadu Sheridan and Suzie Hunt will be available to showcase their work and share their inspiration and creativity.

Chris Oxlade-Arnott, director of Participate in Art said : “We are thrilled to be hosting this event in The Hopmarket once again. Our aim is to provide a platform for local artists and allow them to showcase their work. Our June event will welcome some fabulous artists and artisans; we look forward to a wonderful day!”

Similar art, artistic and cultural events will take place every third Sunday throughout the year within The Hopmarket courtyard.

Bill Simpson, chair of The Hopmarket Charity Trustees said : “We are delighted to be putting on another exciting art event in The Hopmarket. Such awareness-raising events are extremely important to us, in developing a shopping and activities retail destination. We look forward to welcoming both artists and attendees!”

Participate in Art was launched in 2016 to provide opportunities, support and access to artists, art communities and organisations. Through exhibitions, galleries, educational services, talks, workshops, supplier partnerships and events, it increases the awareness and approachability of the arts.

The event is supported by Worcester City Council and The Hopmarket Charity.

The Hopmarket has been a place to do business since 1731 where dealers came to trade hops. In the early 1900s the site was replaced with the current building to become a hotel and bank before being converted to a thriving shopping courtyard.


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