Visitors to the museum will be among the first to view 20 micro-sculptures by internationally renowned Dr Willard Wigan MBE - a self-taught artist, famous for creating the World’s smallest sculptures. He is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the smallest artworks in history and awarded an MBE for his services to art. Sculptures are smaller than a grain of sand and completely invisible to the naked eye. As such, the needles are presented in a microscope for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Broadway Museum and Art Gallery & Broadway Luxury a neighbouring art, home and lifestyle showroom, which currently houses two of the micro-sculptures.
You can see Willard at work, on Channel 4 catch up go World’s Tiniest Masterpieces.
In partnership with the 2018 Broadway Arts Festival, the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be hosting the major Festival Exhibition, Art of The Great War 1914-1918, to honour the Centenary of the Armistice of November 11th 1918. The works on show will comprise original art and prints of the period, all from the John Noott Collection, in an attempt to portray the horror – and some of the humour – of a conflict that devastated the lives of millions of people. John Noott was born in 1932, and amongst his earliest memories is talk of the Great War – his father Stanley spent four years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and young John was fascinated when his father attended Remembrance services, bowler hat and service medals on display. The second war followed, from 1939 to 1945, and at age seven John was well aware of the danger the country was in, and his memories of that period are still clear. For the last fifty years, John has been a successful art dealer, and when, during that time, artwork depicting either war has come his way he has put it to one side, enabling exhibitions of this type to be mounted. He sees them as an opportunity educate, to explain something of the history of the Twentieth Century.
Ninebarrow Concert at St Michael's Church starts at 7:30pm (with doors at 7pm). Tickets are £12.50 and are available from either Shellie email@example.com & 01386 852352, or Shopwright (High Street, Broadway).
In a few short years, the Dorset-based duo Ninebarrow have carved themselves a distinctive niche on the folk roots scene for their outstanding harmonies, delicate instrumentation and engaging songs. In 2017, they were unsurprisingly nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ’Horizon’ category for ‘Best Emerging Artist’. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career – an act of faith that has clearly paid dividends.
Talk at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery with admission at £10 to include a glass of wine. Doors open at 6.30pm and talk begins at 7.00pm.
Alexis Paterson joined the Three Choirs Festival Association as Chief Executive at the start of 2016, following five years at Cheltenham Music Festival. She has also previously worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Presteigne Festival, as a freelance arranger and researcher, and lectured at Cardiff and Salford Universities. Alexis read music at Exeter University and later completed an interdisciplinary PhD at Cardiff University looking at minimalism in art and music as a response to political and socio-economic developments in the twentieth century. She has published articles on British Experimentalism, the influence of silence on audience behaviour, and non-linear readings of musical history.
Sunday 6th May: Broadway Ferrari Day - wonderful supercars in a beautiful village - a popular day out - 10.30am to 3pm - Cotswold Ferrari Owners Club and probably some Ducatti motorbikes too. More details
This GWSR event will be over the whole weekend, with train travellers dressed in 1940's period costume. Travel on a train between Cheltenham Race Course Station and Broadway on a beautiful heritage railway line.
IN BROADWAY on Sunday 29 April there will be a Wartime in the Cotswolds event on the village green including: The Phil Bullas Big Band, playing from 2 to 4.30pm ; a display of vehicles from the period by the War Memorial; Tisanes serving tea and cakes; and the welcoming of three special guests, "King George V1", "General Montgomery" and "Winston Churchill" (arriving by Rolls Royce with motorcycle escort).
Villagers are invited to come to the green in period costume and bring a picnic if they wish. Many local businesses will be dressing for the occasion and there will also be a competition for the best dressed window display in the village.
A bus will be available to transport train passengers from the station to the village centre. BUY TICKETS NOW
PLEASE NOTE there will be no car parking at Broadway Station, but there are pay and display car parks in the village.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the weekend in British 1940's period dress, either military or civilian. German uniforms will NOT be allowed, especially Nazi and SS uniforms with any form of swastika or insignia. Firearms of any sort, replica or de-activated will NOT be allowed on site unless authorised in advance by the organisers.
The Snowshill garden is perfect for exploring. It is full of secret spaces and alive with the sights, sounds and smells of springtime. Search for clues hidden around the garden on this year's Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. When you find them all, you can claim your yummy chocolate bunny prize. More details...
After 58 years public train services will again run to Broadway Station! Thanks to the tireless work of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) volunteers over many years we are delighted to announce the opening of the extension of the line to Broadway allowing you to travel 14 miles all the way to the Race Course Station in Cheltenham. BUY TICKETS NOW
There is currently no parking at Broadway Station – the nearest car park is the Milestone Ground car park in the Childswickham Road - a pay and display - about 10 minutes walk from the station
GWSR have arranged for a complimentary classic Routemaster bus to run between the centre of the Broadway and the station every 20 minutes. The first bus will depart from the War Memorial (close to the High Street car park) in the centre of the village at 09:00, and from the Milestone Ground car park in the Childswickham Road (WR12 7HA) at 09:05. The bus will arrive at the Caravan Club site immediately opposite the station 5 minutes later and repeat the journey every 20 minutes throughout the day. (Please note GWSR can’t accept any liability for this service)
There are extremely limited accessible facilities and parking at Broadway Station, and GWSR encourages all disabled visitors to park at Toddington Station.
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858) is one of the best known of all Japanese woodblock print designers. He is particularly renowned for his landscape prints, which are among the most frequently reproduced of all Japanese works of art. These were hugely successful both in Japan and in the West. Their unusual compositions and masterly expression of weather, light, and season proved enormously influential for many leading European artists, including Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh.
This touring exhibition, from the Ashmolean Museum’s Eastern Art collection, includes over 20 views of Mount Fuji from several different Hiroshige series; some devoted entirely to Fuji and others in which Fuji appears in views of Edo or is seen from the Tokaido Road.
Concert for a Winter's Evening at St Michael's and all Angels Church, Church Street, Broadway. Performers include: Broadway Showstoppers, Broadway Players, Colin Harper & Michelle Ward. Tickets £10 Contact Shellie - 01386 852352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Snowshill Manor Garden and Tea Room will open on the weekend of 10 and 11 February to allow visitors to see and experience the spectacle that is the annual snowdrop bloom. Enjoy a peak into the garden during the closed season to see these delicate little flowers. The garden and grounds will be open from 1pm until 4pm, along with the tea-room. See more at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor-and-garden
Jacky Mahony will be talking on the Arts and Crafts movement - ‘Transition initiated by changing sites of practice and fuel type’. Admission to talk: £10 to include a glass of white wine. Talk start time: 7pm. Admission half an hour before start of talk for drink, viewing, shopping and conversation. Contact: 01386 859047 or email@example.com More details ....
Skyscape, a talk by Katherine Wodehouse, curator of the upcoming Skyscape exhibition. Admission to talk: £10 to include a glass of white wine. Talk start time: 6.30pm. Admission half an hour before start of talk for drink, viewing, shopping and conversation. Contact: 01386 859047 or firstname.lastname@example.org More details ....
Muriel Pilkington will give an illustrated talk about The Mitford Sisters on Monday 16th October in the Parlour at the Lifford Memorial Hall starting at 7.00pm. Non-members welcome (£3).
Talk on 'Coaching in Broadway' with Doug Eyre. Admission to talk: £10 to include a glass of white wine. Talk start time: 7pm. Admission half an hour before start of talk for drink, viewing, shopping and conversation. Contact: 01386 859047 or email@example.com More details ....
An all day event with talks and demonstrations Admission is included in the cost of your museum ticket. 10.00am – 5.00pm (Last entry at 4.30pm)
A day of wool displays & talks to celebrate Broadway’s wool heritage. Join Judy Buckingham & Ruth Power, experienced weavers, who will demonstrate and explain the craft of hand spinning and weaving wool from the raw fleece to the finished article. Members of the Northleach Spinners & Weavers group will also be at the museum to help us to discover the story ‘From Sheep to Shop’. Children are welcome to have a go at teasing and carding the wool.
There will also be stalls selling food and drink, a bookstall, and lots of wool related gifts to buy in the shop. Contact: 01386 859047 or firstname.lastname@example.org
20 artists from the Worcestershire Guild of Contemporary Crafts will be exhibiting their work in a selling exhibition at the Gordon Russell Design Museum. Over 100 pieces will be on display in a wide range of media, including basketry, bookbinding, cabinet making, ceramics, glass, jewellery, lighting, leather work, textiles, wood carving and wood turning.
See these beautifully crafted pieces alongside the museum collections, and find something special to take home.
Anglo-Saxons are coming to Broadway! Regia Anglorum reenactment society show how Anglo-Saxon societies would have lived & fought
Broadway Museum and Art Gallery will be joined by Regia Anglorum on the Green. The year is 950 AD, and Mercia and their sub-kingdom Hwicce have come to Broadway to discuss their continued alliance and train their warriors for future battles. There will be several tents on Broadway Green displaying armour and crafts from 950 AD. Throughout the day warriors will take to the arena to show how they would have trained for battle. For more information on the society please visit their website: Regia Anglorum
An afternoon of family fun with a host of attractions including: Turbo terrier racing; Meet the NCH hounds; Woody the golden eagle; Family dog show; Dog whispering; Bouncy castle/Bucking bronco; Speciality shopping; Gourmet food & drink; Farrier demonstration; Kennel tours/Gun dog display; Side saddle demonstration; and much much more. 2pm (Gates open 12.30pm) at Kennel Field, High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DL.