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Hadfield Open Art Show

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Hadfield Open Art Show is back bigger and better this year with a packed events programme for all the family, taking place over a full week May 28th-June 4th at Hadfield Hall, The Craft Barn, and St. Andrew’s Church.


Organised by the Friends of Hadfield Hall, highlights of a very busy week include:


  • Exhibition of adult work at Hadfield Hall, May 28th-June 4th. Entries welcome from artists in Glossopdale and further afield. Bring your artwork and completed entry form to Hadfield Hall on May 24th, 2-7pm. Adults can submit up to 3 pieces (£3 per piece). Entry forms are online at or email Judges are Glossop photographer Adrian Lambert, textile artist Maxine Pigram, and Buxton artist Carl

Public opening times are: weekends 10am-4pm, and weekdays 11am-3pm.


  • Exhibition of children’s work at The Craft Barn, Station Road, May 28th-June 4th. Children’s work (one piece of work per child under 16, free entry) should be brought to the Community Room (below Hadfield Library) on May 24th, 2-7pm. Alison Hargreaves, Tutor for RSP (Ready, Steady, Paint) will judge the work. Children’s and family activities are planned during the week. For more information, email


  • Hadfield Pro Loco outdoor painting competition, June 3rd. Open to artists 16 and over painting views in and around Hadfield (entry fee £5). Artists should bring their paper or canvas to the Community Room between 8.30-11am on the day to be stamped before they paint or draw their favourite view, then return it to be displayed before 3.30pm. The public will vote for the winner.


  • Artists in Residence: Glossop-based artists Greg Williamson (June 28th), and Karen Heywood (June 29th), will demonstrate their work in the Community Room.


  • Adult Workshops for Beginners, May 30th-June 2nd: Introductory classes feature Acrylics with Sue Finley, Pastels with David Woodrow, Oils with Lol Worrall, and Portraits with Peter Cowan. All bookable in advance.


  • Andrew’s Church, June 1st, 7-9pm: ‘Walking on Fire’, an evening with Glossop-based writer, artist, and art-historian Michael Howard, talking about the work of artist Theo Major and his friendship with LS Lowry. Refreshments and donations.


  • Andrew’s Church, June 3rd, 7-9pm: ‘The Human Touch’, an evening with internationally acclaimed artist Ghislaine Howard talking about her career and future plans. Refreshments and donations.


  • Children’s workshops at The Craft Barn: May 30th – June 1st: Each day three creative workshops will be held for accompanied children. More information can be found on the website. Advance booking required.


Organiser Annette Hetherington told The Review: “After the popular event was cancelled last year, we are really looking forward to an inspiring, exciting, and record-breaking art extravaganza. There’s such a lot going on!”


For more information contact Annette on 07946 513973, or email Website and Facebook Hadfield Open Art Show. Hadfield Hall is on Railway Street adjacent to Hadfield Station, The Craft Barn is on Station Road opposite the Post Office.


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