Open to the public 1st to 2nd June & 2nd to 3rd Nov 2019 10.30am at Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall

About the Event


An exciting and eclectic Arts Festival giving you an opportunity to discover a wealth of artisanal work

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The CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE is an exciting, lively and eclectic gem of an arts festival.  We have gathered together the very best artisanal work where every piece is produced by the artists.

It is an opportunity to:

Discover inspiring, challenging, calming, emotional, evolving artwork to make you look again

Gather together works to buy on the day or commission directly from the attending artists

Give, donate, collect, curate with simple pleasure for your clients, yourself  and your passion


The Summer CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE will take place in  2019 May 31st for the Private View with 1st and 2nd June  Open to the Public with family friendly workshops run at the Old Slaughterhouse by Escape Arts


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Escape Arts’ stunning Grade II listed Heritage and Art Centre is the perfect place to visit during the event. As well as the opportunity to visit our static and temporary local history exhibitions, there is the opportunity to see work created by local professional artists with members of the community. In addition we will be running workshops during the weekend.

Workshops planned at The Old Slaughterhouse during the event.

Pop Art Pets

Saturday 1stJune 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Inspired by the Discover Gather Give support  for the charity ‘Shakespeares’ Puppies’ we are hosting a family friendly drop- in workshop during the afternoon. No need to book, just turn up, and recreate your pet in the style of Lichtenstein or Warhol. The sessions are free of charge although we do appreciate small donations to our charity.

Garden Hens. A Ceramic Day Workshop led by artist Ros Ingram

Sunday 2ndJune 10.30am – 3.30pm   £65

Back due to popular demand! – We will be working once again with ceramic artist Ros Ingram to create terracotta garden hens. Using hand built techniques,  she will guide you through the process enabling you to form your very own feathered friend which can then be decorated using coloured slips. The finished pieces will be returned after being dried out and fired. Booking is essential, as places are deliberately kept low to enhance the learner experience and Ros is always a popular visiting artist. Please visit book your place and Escape Arts’ Terms and Conditions can be found on our website

The Old Slaughterhouse,

The Yard,

Off Sheep St,

Stratford upon Avon CV37 6EE


The Winter CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE in November 1st for the Private View, 2nd and 3rd Open to the Public will be exclusively based in the Town Hall.


As a visitor you will have the luxury of two opportunities to buy – the first is on the day where you can discover the interesting and inspiring artists, then gather beautiful pieces together to buy immediately; the second is commissioning unique and inspiring gifts from the attending artists, especially from our November CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE in perfect time for Christmas.

By holding the event early in the Christmas season, it allows sufficient time for commissions to be completed ready to be given with simple pleasure at Christmas or whenever you want…


There will be the glorious  Golden Cup Café selling tea, coffee, delicious homemade cakes for you to relax in and ponder over which beautiful and inspiring pieces of work to buy – and for whom!

The recipes are on for you to check allergens.

Free Entry

It is free entry or with donations to Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal (Guide Dogs for the Blind Registered Charity 209617) if you wish.


Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, 1 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EF

Opening Times

Friday Private View by invitation only 6.00 to 8.30pm

Saturday Open to the Public 10.30 -5pm

Sunday Open to the Public 10.30 – 4pm

The Cafe will shut 15minutes before the doors close