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Workshops are a brilliant opportunity to hone your skills or try something completely new! Check out the workshops on offer at Kenilworth Arts Festival 2018. Spaces are limited so booking in advance is essential! All materials are included in the ticket price. 

Writing Workshop with Anita Sethi • Sunday 23rd September
10am – 12pm  • Tree House Bookshop • £14  (£10 concessions) • Buy Tickets

Anita Sethi is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster who has written for national and international newspapers and magazines including the Guardian and Observer, Independent, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, Sydney Morning Herald, New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement and BBC Travel, among others. We’re delighted that Anita will be joining us to offer a writing workshop, covering a versatile and exciting range of forms of writing including journalism, online journalism, reviewing, short stories, and essays. 

Calligraphy Workshop with Lindsey Attwood • Monday 24th September
6.30pm – 8.30pm • The Farthing Workshop • £10 (£8 concessions) • Buy Tickets

Lindsey Attwood is an artist who lives in Kenilworth. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues in the region, and she regularly runs classes and workshops, encouraging people to explore and develop their own gifts and skills . Join Lindsey for this introduction to the art of calligraphy. Suitable for beginners!

Mosaic Workshop with Helen Clues • Wednesday 26th September
6.30pm – 8.30pm • The Farthing Workshop • £10 (£8 concessions)  • Buy Tickets

Helen Clues is an artist living and working in Warwickshire. She is represented by galleries throughout the UK and runs workshops encouraging others to explore their own creative potential. She is also the owner of The Farthing Gallery – a gorgeous new boutique and gallery, situated on the beautiful old ‘High Street’ in Kenilworth.

Join Helen for this hands-on introduction to the magical art of mosaic. Suitable for beginners!

Drawing Tree Houses • Saturday 29th September
2.30pm – 4.30pm • The Almanack (private meeting room) • £10 (£8 concessions) • Buy Tickets

Every year, we commission an illustrator to work with us to develop artwork for our festival. We’re thrilled to be working with Nick Rhodes for Kenilworth Arts Festival 2018. Tree houses are a big theme of Nick’s work. In October, as part of Inktober, Nick illustrated 31 individual tree houses. This became a book, Havens, which is available on his website ( A tree house is also a central feature of our artwork this year. We’re delighted that Nick will be running a workshop on the art of drawing tree houses as part of our festival.