Schwarz had a cottage in the Somerset village of Stogursey where he and his wife Lena made many friends, many of whom he painted. In October the village held an arts festival and the opening event was a celebration of Schwarz and his work. Paul Upton gave a talk outlining Schwarz's life and work illustrated with images of his paintings, notably of Stogursey residents. Many of the subjects were present and were able to recount anecdotes about Schwarz. In the audience were Lady Gass DCVO and Alan Mowlem, whose portraits are in the Museum of Somerset, Lisa Dunwood (primary school teacher) whose portrait is at Girton College Cambridge, and Rt Rev George Cassidy who at the time of painting was Archdeacon at St Pauls Cathedral.