Quintessential Europe - Logo
Broadway Arts Festival
8th June 2018 to 17th June 2018 Festivals
Cotswolds, UK

Broadway Arts Festival - 8th June 2018 to 17th June 2018

Key to the Map Markers
You may click on the check boxes below to show or hide the different markers on the map.

Quintessential Bed and Breakfasts
Broadway Arts Festival

Broadway Arts Festival

The historic Worcestershire village of Broadway sits on the edge of the North Cotswolds. Its golden limestone houses and cottages line the main street either side of its the largest building, now the Lygon Arms Hotel. The Lygon family (later the Earls Beauchamp) was one of the many families in Broadway's past who were responsible for creating and supporting its rich and diverse artistic heritage.

It was the 6th Earl of Beauchamp's generosity and foresight that helped the Guild of Craftsmen move from London to the north Cotswolds, where the ideals of the Arts & Crafts movement were nurtured and put into practice. Consequently many of Broadway's 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.

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 is thought to have started his iconic painting 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose'. The work was completed in 1886 in the grounds of nearby Russell House, where the mediaeval Abbot's Grange had been converted into studios.

Address and Contact Details for Broadway Arts Festival

Address
Broadway Arts Festival
Broadway
Worcestershire WR12

Phone
+44 (0) 845 1905450

Email Address
info@broadwayartsfestival.com

Website
Visit Website

Other Local Quintessential Properties

These may have availability for a different date range...

Quintessential Accommodation in the area

Click to see if they have suitable dates available...

Other Local Events in Cotswolds

  • 22nd April 2018
    Stratford Literary Festival
  • 28th April 2018
    Withington Manor Horse Trials
  • 2nd May 2018
    Cheltenham Jazz Festival
  • 2nd May 2018
    Badminton Horse Trials
  • 5th May 2018
    Blenheim Palace Jousting Tournament
  • 8th May 2018
    Chipping Campden Literature Festival
  • 10th May 2018
    Malvern Spring Gardening Show
  • 12th May 2018
    Chipping Campden Music Festival
  • 19th May 2018
    Daylesford Summer Festival
  • 24th May 2018
    Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts
  • 24th May 2018
    Giffords Circus at Dayleford Organic Farm
  • 26th May 2018
    The Blenheim Palace Food Festival
  • 6th June 2018
    Longborough Festival Opera
  • 7th June 2018
    Giffords Circus at Blenheim Palace
  • 8th June 2018
    Broadway Arts Festival
  • 9th June 2018
    On Form 2018: Sculpture in Stone at Asthall Manor
  • 10th June 2018
    Adlestrop Gardens Open Day
  • 15th June 2018
    Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival
  • 22nd June 2018
    The Blenheim Palace Flower Show
  • 4th July 2018
    Cheltenham Music Festival
  • 13th July 2018
    Cornbury Music Festival
  • 13th July 2018
    Royal International Air Tattoo
  • 21st July 2018
    Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace
  • 2nd August 2018
    The Wilderness Festival
  • 2nd August 2018
    BBC Countryfile Live
  • 3rd August 2018
    The Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park
  • 12th August 2018
    Blenheim Palace Family Cycling Day
  • 24th August 2018
    The Big Feastival 2018
  • 26th August 2018
    Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport
  • 1st September 2018
    Moreton Show
  • 13th September 2018
    Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
  • 29th September 2018
    Malvern Autumn Show
  • 5th October 2018
    Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • 11th October 2018
    Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film and Music
  • 5th November 2018
    Cotswold Christmas Fair in aid of Wellchild
  • 30th November 2018
    Hay Festival Winter Weekend
  • 16th June 2019
    Fresh Air 2019