Arts extravaganza comes to Hadfield

Hadfield Open Art Show is back bigger and better this year with a packed programme of events for all the family. It will take place from 28th May to 4th June at Hadfield Hall, The Craft Barn, and St.Andrew’s Church.

Here’s what’s in store for artists and visitors:

  • Exhibition of adult work at Hadfield Hall – 24th May

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 three pieces (£3 per piece). Entry forms are online at or email Judges are Glossop photographer Adrian Lambert, textile/3D artist Maxine Pigram, and Buxton artist Carl Longmate.

  • Exhibition of children’s work at The Craft Barn, Station Road – 24th May

Children’s work (one piece of work per child under the age of 16, free entry) should be brought to The Craft Barn on 24th May between 2-6pm. This year’s judge will be professional artist Alison Hargreaves.

There will also be a Children’s Art Trail and Family Workshops throughout the week. Visit for more information.

  • Hadfield’s first Pro-Loco outdoor painting competition – 3rd June

Open to artists aged 16 and over painting views in and around Hadfield (entry fee £5). Artists should bring their paper or canvas to the Community Room (below Hadfield Library) between 8.30 – 11am on 3rd June 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 between 4-5pm and that artist will receive £50.

  • Artists in Residence: Glossop-based artists Greg Williamson (June 28th), and Karen Heywood (June 29th), will show and demonstrate their work in the Community Room.
  • Adult Workshops for Beginners, 30th May  – 2nd June: Introductory classes feature Acrylics with Sue Finley, Pastels with David Woodrow, Oils with Lol Worrall, and Portraits with Peter Cowan. All bookable in advance, see for more information.
  • ‘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, at St. Andrew’s Church, 1st June, 7pm-9pm.
  • ‘The Human Touch’, an evening with internationally acclaimed artist Ghislaine Howard talking about her career and future plans, at St. Andrew’s Church Hadfield, 3rd June, 7pm-9pm. Refreshments will be available at both events with a retiring donation requested.

Organiser Annette Hetherington told Glossop Creates: “After the popular event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, we are really looking forward to an inspiring, exciting, and record-breaking art extravaganza. There’s such a lot going on!”

Glossop’s creative community can upload their events to the Glossop Creates website by visiting