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Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018

Broadway Arts Festival announces expanded 2018 programme Cultural Highlights of The Jewel of The Cotswolds


Broadway Arts Festival today announced an exciting expanded programme of events for the 2018 festival in June (8-17), which is now considered one of The Cotswold’s cultural highlights.

Referred to as The Jewel of The Cotswolds the quintessentially English village of Broadway offers an extremely varied programme of events of the highest quality to inspire, entertain and encourage participation in the arts. Broadway Arts Festival is a biennial celebration of the village’s unique artistic heritage and its enduring relationship with the world-famous Broadway Colony of American artists and writers, who visited and worked here in the late 19th century.

Antiques News & Fairs - Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018

John Klimo 20th Century Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh signed, titled and inscribed Best Wishes / John Klimo gouache and oil pastel on paper 71.5 by 52.5cm.; 28 by 20¾in. Executed circa 1953.

Attracting celebrity speakers, nationally renowned artists, award-winning theatre productions and world-class musicians, there is something for everyone regardless of interest, age or artistic ability. The impressive list of programme events for 2018 includes:

Guest Speakers
Sir Roy Strong CH: Festival Patron, art historian and former director of the V&A Museum
Richard Ormond: Great-nephew and biographer of John Singer Sargent
John Julius Norwich, 2nd Viscount Norwich: Author, historian and TV presenter
Tristram Hunt: Current director of the V&A Museum
Andrew Graham-Dixon: Writer & presenter of the BBC’s “Italy Unpacked” & “The Royal Collection”
Lachlan Goudie: Artist and presenter of BBC’s “The Big Painting Challenge”
Guy Fraser Sampson: Author and expert in the Mapp and Lucia novels of E.F. Benson
Donna Lucey: American best-selling author of “Sargent’s Women”

Creative Art & Crafts
For those who enjoy being creative there will be workshops and demonstrations led by leading contemporary artists, craftsmen and designers for painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, willow, wood and metalwork.  On June 17th “The Great Broadway Paint-Off” takes place in and around the village with everyone
encouraged to join in alongside professional artists and try their hand to win exciting prizes.

Music & Theatre
Lovers of music and theatre will be treated to a great selection of classical concerts including The Severn Trio, a fabulous night of Gypsy Jazz with Ben Powell & Friends, a “Come & Sing!” choral workshop and performance of Mozart’s Requiem plus a New Orleans style Mardi Gras Party with Dom Pipkin on the final Saturday night of the festival.  Enjoy summer evenings of comedy and romance in the marquee on the idyllic village green with a
theatre production of “Romeo and Juliet” by The Handlebards or “Pride & Prejudice” by Heartbreak
Productions.

Exhibitions
The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery will play host to a fascinating World War I exhibition curated from the collection of John Noott accompanied by a presentation of poetry and music of the period and a talk by war artist Charlie Calder-Potts. The many world-famous village galleries will also be staging special exhibitions.

The festival’s international open art competition attracts entries from as far away as China and the US. This year’s theme of “Reflection” is open to artists in any medium, the Chair of the judges is Norman Ackroyd RA. Up to 200 selected entries will be hung in a prestigious selling exhibition at Little Buckland Gallery throughout the festival. Registration via the website - closing date 6th May.

NEW for 2018:
artBEAT June 8-10 A new exciting three-day event on the village green featuring painters, printmakers, sculptors,
ceramicists, designer-makers and a host of traditional artisans who will be demonstrating their skills and selling their work. It will also play host to specialist demonstrations led by internationally renowned contemporary artists such as Ann Blockley, Tony Allain, Jerry Fresia, Trevor Waugh, Este McLeod and Catherine Hyde.

Antiques News & Fairs - Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018

Louis Valtat 1869 - 1952 LES ANEMONES signed with initials oil on canvas 46.2 by 38.1cm.; 18 by 15in.

Antiques News & Fairs - Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018


After a Design by John Maclean BACKGAMMON AND CHESS TABLE the pull-out top with inlaid chess board to one side over a tooled leather interior playing surface brass, parcel-gilt, boxwood stringing, rosewood, satinwood, leather 76.5 by 82 by 43cm., 30 by 32¼ by 17in.  19th century  Made circa 1810.

Family Programme:
This year there will be activities for all ages throughout the festival including storytelling, drama workshops and a special guest appearance by Tweedy the clown from Gifford’s Circus! The Family Day on June 16th will feature arts and crafts workshops, mural painting and street performers; whilst David Walliams fans can look forward to a theatrical production of the bestseller “The Midnight Gang”.

Karen Bloch, Chair of the BAF Management Committee commented:
This will be 10 days of the most diverse, creative, educational and entertaining events the festival has ever presented. We are particularly excited about artBEAT, a new festival strand showcasing the work of some of Britain's top artists, designers and artisans. The public will get to see these incredible designer-makers at work, talk to the artists, even have a go themselves. We will also be encouraging the next generation with a new programme of family events, plus free creative activities in our local primary schools which is so important at a time when funding for the arts in schools is under threat.”

Antiques News & Fairs - Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018

Mannerist Style PAIR OF 'THEATRICAL' TORCHÉRES with shades, losses gilt-gesso laid on softwood without lamp fixings 158.5cm., 62½in.  20th century Made circa 1935.


Broadway - A unique artistic heritage
William Morris, one of the key figures in the Arts & Crafts movement, adopted Broadway Tower as his studio during the 1880s, and encouraged Alfred Parsons RA to visit Broadway with his friends, including the American journalist, Lawrence Dutton. The short walk down Fish Hill from the Tower to the village was all it took to entice them to settle in Broadway, and a colony of artists, several of them American, soon followed. Francis Davis Millet, Edwin Austin Abbey RA, John Singer Sargent RA, George Henry Boughton RA, Edwin Howland Blashfield and Frederick Barnard all made Broadway their summer creative retreat. Frank Millet rented Farnham House, where in 1885 his friend John Singer Sargent started his iconic painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. The work was completed in 1886 in the grounds of nearby Russell House.

Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018
Interior of Oliviers' Notley Abbey home.


In the early twentieth century The Guild of Craftsmen settled in the North Cotswolds, where the ideals of the Arts & Crafts movement were nurtured and put into practice. Consequently, many of Broadway’s beautiful houses and gardens were built or altered during this time, by such talents as Prentice, Jewson, Bateman and Parsons,  incorporating the ideals of the movement by embracing nature and traditional craftsmanship.

Broadway has many fascinating stories to tell of its creative past, including J M W Turner sketching en route to Evesham, Alma Tadema and Evelyn Waugh enjoying the Lygon Arms, J M Barrie playing cricket on the village green, German prisoners of war painting delightful pictures of Broadway on discarded pieces of wood, and Sir Gordon Russell producing his iconic furniture. The tradition has been kept alive by the art galleries, museums and antique shops which have for years lined the High Street. Today artists and writers still live and work in the village, ensuring that Broadway’s continuing influence and involvement with the Arts is in safe hands.


The Vivien Leigh Collection at Broadway Arts Festival, for more information, visit Broadway Arts Festival 



News & Fairs Previews

Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018

Broadway Arts Festival announces expanded 2018 programme Cultural Highlights of The Jewel of The Cotswolds


Broadway Arts Festival today announced an exciting expanded programme of events for the 2018 festival in June (8-17), which is now considered one of The Cotswold’s cultural highlights.

Referred to as The Jewel of The Cotswolds the quintessentially English village of Broadway offers an extremely varied programme of events of the highest quality to inspire, entertain and encourage participation in the arts. Broadway Arts Festival is a biennial celebration of the village’s unique artistic heritage and its enduring relationship with the world-famous Broadway Colony of American artists and writers, who visited and worked here in the late 19th century.

Antiques News & Fairs - Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018

John Klimo 20th Century Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh signed, titled and inscribed Best Wishes / John Klimo gouache and oil pastel on paper 71.5 by 52.5cm.; 28 by 20¾in. Executed circa 1953.

Attracting celebrity speakers, nationally renowned artists, award-winning theatre productions and world-class musicians, there is something for everyone regardless of interest, age or artistic ability. The impressive list of programme events for 2018 includes:

Guest Speakers
Sir Roy Strong CH: Festival Patron, art historian and former director of the V&A Museum
Richard Ormond: Great-nephew and biographer of John Singer Sargent
John Julius Norwich, 2nd Viscount Norwich: Author, historian and TV presenter
Tristram Hunt: Current director of the V&A Museum
Andrew Graham-Dixon: Writer & presenter of the BBC’s “Italy Unpacked” & “The Royal Collection”
Lachlan Goudie: Artist and presenter of BBC’s “The Big Painting Challenge”
Guy Fraser Sampson: Author and expert in the Mapp and Lucia novels of E.F. Benson
Donna Lucey: American best-selling author of “Sargent’s Women”

Creative Art & Crafts
For those who enjoy being creative there will be workshops and demonstrations led by leading contemporary artists, craftsmen and designers for painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, willow, wood and metalwork.  On June 17th “The Great Broadway Paint-Off” takes place in and around the village with everyone
encouraged to join in alongside professional artists and try their hand to win exciting prizes.

Music & Theatre
Lovers of music and theatre will be treated to a great selection of classical concerts including The Severn Trio, a fabulous night of Gypsy Jazz with Ben Powell & Friends, a “Come & Sing!” choral workshop and performance of Mozart’s Requiem plus a New Orleans style Mardi Gras Party with Dom Pipkin on the final Saturday night of the festival.  Enjoy summer evenings of comedy and romance in the marquee on the idyllic village green with a
theatre production of “Romeo and Juliet” by The Handlebards or “Pride & Prejudice” by Heartbreak
Productions.

Exhibitions
The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery will play host to a fascinating World War I exhibition curated from the collection of John Noott accompanied by a presentation of poetry and music of the period and a talk by war artist Charlie Calder-Potts. The many world-famous village galleries will also be staging special exhibitions.

The festival’s international open art competition attracts entries from as far away as China and the US. This year’s theme of “Reflection” is open to artists in any medium, the Chair of the judges is Norman Ackroyd RA. Up to 200 selected entries will be hung in a prestigious selling exhibition at Little Buckland Gallery throughout the festival. Registration via the website - closing date 6th May.

NEW for 2018:
artBEAT June 8-10 A new exciting three-day event on the village green featuring painters, printmakers, sculptors,
ceramicists, designer-makers and a host of traditional artisans who will be demonstrating their skills and selling their work. It will also play host to specialist demonstrations led by internationally renowned contemporary artists such as Ann Blockley, Tony Allain, Jerry Fresia, Trevor Waugh, Este McLeod and Catherine Hyde.

Antiques News & Fairs - Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018

Louis Valtat 1869 - 1952 LES ANEMONES signed with initials oil on canvas 46.2 by 38.1cm.; 18 by 15in.

Antiques News & Fairs - Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018


After a Design by John Maclean BACKGAMMON AND CHESS TABLE the pull-out top with inlaid chess board to one side over a tooled leather interior playing surface brass, parcel-gilt, boxwood stringing, rosewood, satinwood, leather 76.5 by 82 by 43cm., 30 by 32¼ by 17in.  19th century  Made circa 1810.

Family Programme:
This year there will be activities for all ages throughout the festival including storytelling, drama workshops and a special guest appearance by Tweedy the clown from Gifford’s Circus! The Family Day on June 16th will feature arts and crafts workshops, mural painting and street performers; whilst David Walliams fans can look forward to a theatrical production of the bestseller “The Midnight Gang”.

Karen Bloch, Chair of the BAF Management Committee commented:
This will be 10 days of the most diverse, creative, educational and entertaining events the festival has ever presented. We are particularly excited about artBEAT, a new festival strand showcasing the work of some of Britain's top artists, designers and artisans. The public will get to see these incredible designer-makers at work, talk to the artists, even have a go themselves. We will also be encouraging the next generation with a new programme of family events, plus free creative activities in our local primary schools which is so important at a time when funding for the arts in schools is under threat.”

Antiques News & Fairs - Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018

Mannerist Style PAIR OF 'THEATRICAL' TORCHÉRES with shades, losses gilt-gesso laid on softwood without lamp fixings 158.5cm., 62½in.  20th century Made circa 1935.


Broadway - A unique artistic heritage
William Morris, one of the key figures in the Arts & Crafts movement, adopted Broadway Tower as his studio during the 1880s, and encouraged Alfred Parsons RA to visit Broadway with his friends, including the American journalist, Lawrence Dutton. The short walk down Fish Hill from the Tower to the village was all it took to entice them to settle in Broadway, and a colony of artists, several of them American, soon followed. Francis Davis Millet, Edwin Austin Abbey RA, John Singer Sargent RA, George Henry Boughton RA, Edwin Howland Blashfield and Frederick Barnard all made Broadway their summer creative retreat. Frank Millet rented Farnham House, where in 1885 his friend John Singer Sargent started his iconic painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. The work was completed in 1886 in the grounds of nearby Russell House.

Vivien Leigh Collection at the Broadway Arts Festival June 2018
Interior of Oliviers' Notley Abbey home.


In the early twentieth century The Guild of Craftsmen settled in the North Cotswolds, where the ideals of the Arts & Crafts movement were nurtured and put into practice. Consequently, many of Broadway’s beautiful houses and gardens were built or altered during this time, by such talents as Prentice, Jewson, Bateman and Parsons,  incorporating the ideals of the movement by embracing nature and traditional craftsmanship.

Broadway has many fascinating stories to tell of its creative past, including J M W Turner sketching en route to Evesham, Alma Tadema and Evelyn Waugh enjoying the Lygon Arms, J M Barrie playing cricket on the village green, German prisoners of war painting delightful pictures of Broadway on discarded pieces of wood, and Sir Gordon Russell producing his iconic furniture. The tradition has been kept alive by the art galleries, museums and antique shops which have for years lined the High Street. Today artists and writers still live and work in the village, ensuring that Broadway’s continuing influence and involvement with the Arts is in safe hands.


The Vivien Leigh Collection at Broadway Arts Festival, for more information, visit Broadway Arts Festival