2022 Archive

Watercolour Classes

Autumn Lane by Chris Dodd

Fancy having a go at watercolour painting but not sure where to start? Pershore Arts member Chris Dodd is running four sessions introducing painting in watercolour.

“Beginning with Watercolour” will be held in January and February. Full details of dates and this cost are on the booking form.

You do not need to be a member of Pershore Arts to attend, but numbers are limited so if you are interested book now!

The Gallery

A new venture, opening in June 2021, The Gallery is run by husband and wife team Chris and Jilly Oxlade-Arnott. Jilly is well known for her unique fine line ink and watercolour depictions of historical and significant architecture. Each month the Gallery presents a number of evening events from 6pm to 8.30pm. These include Meet-the-Artist, private/solo exhibitions and its own Arts Awareness Programme.

On December 3rd, Jilly and Chris kindly hosted an Open Evening, showing some of Pershore Arts’ work and welcome those interested in what we do. The evening was convivial and well-attended, and we were able to welcome several new members to Pershore Arts, including some who are new to the area and some recent retirees who now have time to explore and develop their creative instincts.

Pictures from the Gallery, Pershore

Chris and Jilly select guest artists who best represent the Gallery’s ethos of Colour, Craftmanship and Creativity, and ensure artists get a realistic and fair price for their work, which also provides great value to buyers. Do pop in – The Gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm, and on Sunday from 10am – 4pm. You might just find the elusive ‘perfect gift’ for a loved one!

Number 8

In November, Pershore Arts members made a welcome return to the walls of the Foyer at Number 8 Community Arts Centre. During Lockdown, some had made brave ‘new beginnings’, using the time to experiment with new themes, new materials, and new techniques. Others, who struggled to be productive in those alarming months, made a new start as life began to return to normal.

The exhibition ran from Thursday 4th November until Wednesday 24thNovember 2021. Visitors obviously enjoyed our work, and we were rewarded with record sales of 7 artworks. The Foyer has been booked for our show next year, in November 2022.

Exhibition at Number 8, Pershore

Photography Group

now meets at Number 8 at 7.45pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Members with an interest in photography enjoyed a well-attended meeting, their first in over 18 months, on 18th November. Our photo group mentor, Geoff Hodgson, was also pleased to welcome some new members to Pershore Arts. Geoff studied photography to Masters Degree level and exhibits his work extensively in London, Bristol and Birmingham. His photographs are held in private collections across the world, and he has lots of experience and knowledge to share.

We are not charged by Number 8 for the meeting space, so do consider buying a drink at the bar while you are there. You will also be able to enjoy and discuss the current exhibition on the walls of the Foyer. If you can, please bring some prints of your recent work to share and discuss what we enjoy. Anyone wishing to attend needs to become a member of Pershore Arts.

See our Calendar for meeting dates – further details for each meeting may be added from time to time.

Films and Exhibitions on Screen

Number 8 continues to provide an excellent focus on the visual arts – here are some of the highlights in the forthcoming months. Please see Number 8’s website for full details.

Exhibition on Screen: The Lost Leonardo

The Lost Leonardo

This documentary tells the story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold. Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions, The Lost Leonardo reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary.

Thursday 16th December - 7:30pm

Tickets: £12, students £10

Exhibition on Screen: The Danish Collector

The Dansih Collector

Discover some of the best examples of 19th century French art in this extraordinary film that focuses on the collection of Wilhelm Hansen, a visionary art collector.

Tuesday 11th January 2022 - 7:00pm

Tickets: £12, students £10

Exhibition on Screen: Easter in Art

Easter in Art

This beautifully crafted film explores the different ways artists, including Caravaggio, Leonardo, Raphael, El Greco, and Dalí, have depicted the Easter story, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

Tuesday 5th April - 7:00pm

Tickets: £12, students £10

Exhibition on Screen: Pissarro


Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism. With exclusive access to the major Pissarro retrospective at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum this film highlights the biography and work of an incredible artist.

Tuesday 24th May - 7:00pm

Tickets: £12, students £10