Trowbridge Arts Youth Company Review

on Tuesday, 12 April 2016. Posted in Events

The Boy Who Loved Apples

Trowbridge Arts Youth Company Review

In an age where World War One has passed from living memory to a distant event, there have been so many movies, books and plays written about these times that sometimes it is easy to forget that the events happened to real people with real lives. By setting the play in Trowbridge however, and showing all aspects of the war, The Boy Who Loved Apples was an educational, but also dramatic and moving play.

The Boy Who Loved Apples is the tragic story of Richard Knight, who enlists under age to fight in World War One. As we follow him in his short time in the trenches, we also see the war from the point of view of the boy's family, as well as the friends he leaves behind. In order to devise the script, the company visited the Wiltshire and Swindon history centre as well as Trowbridge museum. Lots of the dialogue throughout the play is taken from actual surviving records, and the characters are based on real people.    

Tess of The D’Urbervilles in Trowbridge

on Friday, 01 April 2016. Posted in Events

Indoor Outdoor Theatre Review

Tess of The D’Urbervilles in Trowbridge

Written by Thomas Hardy, and adapted for the stage by director and writer Charmaine K Parkin, Tess of the D'Urbervilles was premièred to a Trowbridge audience last weekend.

Performed in the Town Hall by the SISATA theatre company, the play was a great success, combining aspects of comedy and tragedy interspersed with humour and song. Unusually for such serious subject matter the play also included occasional audience participation, helping to engage the viewers from the very beginning.

The plan was for the show to be played out in the Sensory Gardens in Trowbridge,but rain (and wind) stopped play and we had to retreat to the warmth of Trowbridge Town Hall.

Unearthed Review for Trowbridge Arts

on Sunday, 27 March 2016. Posted in Events

Unearthed Review for Trowbridge Arts

Created by Folio Theatre and directed by Kim Pearce, Unearthed is the witty and poignant story of twins Ben and Eliza, who, following the death of their father after a long illness, are brought back together from their very separate lives for the funeral. Upon the reading of their fathers will, they discover that  their father has added a codicil, and neither of them will get a penny of the money left to them until they fulfil all of it's nonsensical conditions. Upon reading the list Eliza exclaims, “Number 7 looks like it’s written in code and I’m pretty sure number 5 is illegal. Number four is physically impossible”.

The rest of the play concerns their embarrassed and often hilarious attempts at completing the incomprehensible list. From forcing themselves to listen to three consequtive pink floyd albums, to performing an S Club 7 dance rountine on their dead mothers grave, the demands seem to get crazier and crazier.  Along the way there are revelations of long concealed secrets, on a journey that ultimately heals the rift between the two siblings.

Imbalance at Trowbridge Arts

on Tuesday, 22 March 2016. Posted in Events

Dance with a Strong Message

Imbalance at Trowbridge Arts

Choreographed by Jonathan Lunn, performed by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patze (known together as Joli Vyann), Imbalance uses the mediums of dance and acrobatics to explore the impact technology has on each one of us in modern day life.

With the rise of social media and communication made possible in a multitude of different ways, Imbalance tackles the effects this has on our relationships and feelings of personal security as well as weighty issues like cyberbullying.

Macbeth Curse World Premier for Trowbridge

on Tuesday, 08 March 2016. Posted in Events

Play celebrating the 400 anniversary of Shakespear's death is a hit with local children

Macbeth Curse World Premier for Trowbridge

The Macbeth Curse was written by Terry Deary, famed author of over 280 books including the gory but rollicking Horrible Histories series. Written for and performed by the Prime Theatre company with a cast so streamlined you could fit it in a match box, the play was authored to commemorate the 400 year anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. After touring schools for a week, the play premièred to an audience of all ages on Sunday the 5th of March.  Performed in the Victorian Trowbridge Town Hall, which itself opened in 1889, the transformation of the audience into bona fide time travellers was complete.    

Programme announced for Wiltshire's THEATRE FEST WEST 2016

on Thursday, 04 February 2016.


Theatre Fest West returns this Easter and is bigger and better than ever with events taking place at arts venues across Wiltshire. Celebrating theatre makers from across the south west, the festival runs from 18 March to 2 April with events at Salisbury Playhouse; Salisbury Arts Centre; The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham; Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge Arts

Trowbridge Arts new season is underway

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Events

Spring 2016

Trowbridge Arts new season is underway

Trowbridge Arts news season of professional performance, visual arts exhibitions and workshops has been launched at Trowbridge Town Hall.

We kick off the season on Friday 5th February at 7.30pm with the world premiere of 'Reel Life' by Folio Theatre, written by critically-acclaimed playwright Alys Metcalf. Trowbridge Arts hosted their first ever show 'Unearthed' last year, which received 5* reviews and was chosen as one of the Guardian readers top shows of 2015, If you missed it don't worry we have that one back in April.

Trowbridge Teenage Market was a Great Sucess

on Friday, 23 October 2015. Posted in Events

Young Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Wares

Trowbridge Teenage Market was a Great Sucess

Last Saturday saw the Teenage Market take over the market place opposite Trowbridge Town Hall. It kicked off the fesival with a range of stalls stocking handmade goods by young local entrepreneurs, and was accompanied by live music from local young musicians and acoustic band Light Garden, plus a visual feast of dancing, circus skills and acrobatics.

The event was organised jointly by the Trowbridge Town Team, Trowbridge Arts Festival and the Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce, the event is now in its second year, and chairman David Baker said it was "a huge success and a brilliant way to showcase the talents of the people involved in the Arts Festival".

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.’

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