Take part in a ‘Drawn Quilt’

on Tuesday, 20 October 2015.

Artistic Swap between Sala in Sweden and Trowbridge UK

Take part in a ‘Drawn Quilt’

Michele Whiting and Linda Khatir are half each of the artistic duo ‘Quilos and the Windmill’. Linda is based in Sala in Sweden and her art group are going to be making a quilt made up of drawn panels by many artists and non-artists who want to be part of this creative process.

Michele is leading a group from Trowbridge and surrounds who want to take part in producing the UK ‘drawn quilt’ which will be made up of 160 small pieces of paper with drawings created while moving around Trowbridge Town Hall, and if the weather is with us around the town as well.

Whether you are an artist or just want to take part, please come and be part of The Big Draw movement – make a panel and have the finished work displayed in Trowbridge and Sala.

Workshops run from 2-4pm and 6-7.30pm on Thursday 22 October. Cost £5.

Have Your Say About Trowbridge

on Tuesday, 06 October 2015.

Trowbridge Town Council Want to Hear From You

Have Your Say About Trowbridge

If the Town Council is to be able to contribute to the development of the Campus and the provision of Sports and other facilities in the town then they need the new houses being built off West Ashton road to be brought into our town’s boundary.

You can support them in their aim by taking part in an online survey here.

Or by attending a Wiltshire Council consultation meeting in the Atrium at County Hall between 6pm and 9pm on Tuesday 13th October.
 
Bob Brice is the leader of Trowbridge Town Council and he asks you to 'support Trowbridge Town Council’s proposals for the enlargement of the town so that the people living in the new housing will contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the facilities that they will use that are provided by the town.’

Celebrating 50 Years of the Shift Dress

on Tuesday, 06 October 2015. Posted in Events

ShiftWorks Exhibition Open Evening 5 November - Continues until 24 December

Celebrating 50 Years of the Shift Dress

Trowbridge Arts invite you to ‘ShiftWorks’, an exhibition from the contemporary textile collective, Seam. The group of nine makers are based in Bath and cross a broad range of textile techniques including print, embroidery, knit, weave, dye, fashion and eco-design.

Looking for a way to demonstrate the many different working methods within the group, they took inspiration from the concept of the shift dress. This straight-lined simple dress shape has become ubiquitous since its emergence in 1965. Each member of Seam has taken the basic pattern and used their own unique processes to showcase textile design. The dresses, not all of which are wearable, have become a canvas for their ideas.

To celebrate the fifty years since the mainstream adoption of the shift dress Seam invited members of the public to send in photographs of their favourite shift dresses. Fifty of these collected photographs accompany the dresses in the exhibition.

A Sense of Place

on Thursday, 01 October 2015.

Brean Down Fort is Home to Art Intervention

A Sense of Place

Four Somerset-based artists; Donna Vale, Joy Merron, Amanda Boyd and Jon England are working alongside conservation scientist Matthew Bjerregaard from Visual Persistence and Melinda Watson from the RAW Foundation to bring together an art work called Sense of Place.

Each artist responds to the life and history of Brean Down Fort through large and small-scale installations.

Brean Down Fort is owned by the National Trust and situated close to Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset. Permission was granted for the use of the site for the duration of Somerset Art Weeks, which runs from Saturday 3rd October to Sunday 18th October 2015.  

The aim of this project is to respond to the stories of the people, landscape and buildings on the site.  Forming connections with those who lived and worked at Brean Down.  The place itself is key to the work. Past histories are brought to life through art - capturing the imagination of visitors.  Audience engagement will be an important part of the exhibition within the fort. 

Trowbridge Arts Festival Coming Soon

on Tuesday, 29 September 2015. Posted in Events

16 October to 1 November 2015

Trowbridge Arts Festival Coming Soon

Promotion of this years Trowbridge Arts Festival is in full swing with 10,000 brochures going out across Trowbridge and the surrounding area. It features over 50 events for the Arts Festival which runs from 16 October to 1 November, with new events being added to the website as they’re confirmed.

There are even more opportunities for people to take part this year, many of them free; including Bell Ringing at St James’ Church, Open stage at Trowbridge Town Hall, a Big Weave Day at Trowbridge Museum, Poetry reading, and arts workshops. There is also a chance to take part in the Photo Marathon organised by Leykers Coffee Central, an Acting Masterclass with professional actress Lizzie Stables, Zumba on a chair, drawing and dance workshops and many more, for a small fee.

Trowbridge Arts Festival Exhibition

on Tuesday, 29 September 2015.

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Trowbridge Arts Festival Exhibition

Following the success of Allunder1Roof exhibition at Trowbridge Town Hall, which was organised by the Friends of the Town Hall, for last year's Trowbridge Arts Festival the Friends are staging another exhibition for this year’s festival which will focus on the Town Hall as a theme for the work.

The building has tremendous importance in the town and this is a chance to celebrate its place at the heart of the community; past, present and future. The exhibition will feature artwork of all types and will celebrate the growing role of the Town Hall as the creative heart of the town.

This year’s exhibition, will open at 7.30pm on Tuesday 20th October and continues until Saturday 31st October, 10am until 4pm each day (excluding Sunday).

Trowbridge in Bloom by Wiltshire College Students

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Events

Wiltshire College Students Display Artwork in the Cells for Trowbridge in Bloom

Trowbridge in Bloom by Wiltshire College Students

Wiltshire College Trowbridge have challenged their students to respond to the Trowbridge in Bloom initiative currently running in Trowbridge.

An important part of the brief was that the work would be shown off-campus, and following the highly successful exhibition of Dying Matters in which second-year students responded to a brief given to them by Dorothy House Hospice Care, which was held in Trowbridge Town Hall cells last month Trowbridge Arts are delighted to be hosting this next exhibition in the same space.

150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

on Thursday, 04 June 2015.

Alice celebrates centenary at Trowbridge Town Hall

150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland celebrates her 150th birthday this year and we are still captivated by the spell cast by Lewis Carroll when he wrote the much-loved children’s book in 1865.  The fantasy world of rabbit holes and mad hatters, magic cakes and secret doors, has charmed children and adults the world over and sparked a string of adaptations.

In Box Tale Soup’s production at Trowbridge Town Hall on Saturday 20 June, 3pm, we join Alice as she goes on her journey as she encounters the White Rabbit, meets a confrontational Caterpillar and has a showdown with the crazed Queen of Hearts. 

Alice in Wonderland celebrates her 150th birthday this year and we are still captivated by the spell cast by Lewis Carroll when he wrote the much-loved children’s book in 1865.  The fantasy world of rabbit holes and mad hatters, magic cakes and secret doors, has charmed children and adults the world over and sparked a string of adaptations.

 

In Box Tale Soup’s production at Trowbridge Town Hall on Saturday 20 June, 3pm, we join Alice as she goes on her journey as she encounters the White Rabbit, meets a confrontational Caterpillar and has a showdown with the crazed Queen of Hearts.  Carroll was a natural storyteller who invented stories to entertain his friends, understanding that for stores to work the child must be at the centre of the narrative.  Alice continues to enthral us with the universal theme of an innocent youngster trying to make sense of a strange adult world, beautifully interpreted by Box Tale Soup in their current production.

 

Fringe Guru “this is another beautifully accomplished show from Box Tale Soup. There’s thought and care taken over every part of the production, making it as wonderful as any wonderland could be.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was dreamt up in July 1862 as Carroll, real name Charles L. Dodgson, travelled down river in Oxford with the Dean of Christ Church College and the three eldest daughters of the Liddell family, Alice, Lorina and Edith.  Alice Liddell asked for the story of a bored little girl Alice who goes looking for adventure to be written down, the manuscript taking over two years to complete before it was published in 1965.  It has never been out of print and has been translated into at least 176 languages.  The first print run sold quickly and it became a publishing sensation, loved by adults and children alike.  


Come and join Box Tale Soup in their inventive and refreshing interpretation of the beloved story as they use their trademark features of charming puppets, original music and newsprint costumes.  Young and old alike will find magic in Wonderland and make it safely home, the only danger is, you may not want to leave,

Theatre Companies Sought for FEST WEST 2016

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015.

Calling companies & artists who want to be part of Theatre Fest West next year

Theatre Companies Sought for FEST WEST 2016

Theatre Fest West at Salisbury Playhouse was a resounding success again this year - showcasing performances from some of the region’s most exciting theatre makers, telling stories about the region.

For next year’s festival Salisbury Playhouse is working with Trowbridge Arts, Salisbury Arts Centre, The Pound in Corsham, and Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford-on-Avon. This will provide companies with the opportunity to tour their work across the region, and the varied range of these venue partners will allow opportunities for artists across different artistic disciplines, including visual art, dance and music in 2016.

Details of how to apply for next year's festival are to be found at the end of this article.

Trowbridge Arts - A review of the first phase of the project

on Thursday, 28 May 2015.

Trowbridge Arts is currently in its second phase of funding from Arts Council England, Wiltshire Council and Trowbridge Town Council and runs until summer 2016. With the Spring 2015 season coming to a close with three inspiring pieces of theatre for families and a thought provoking piece of new writing we thought we would share the evaluation from the first phase of the project with you.

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