Events

People's Projects Results

on Thursday, 18 April 2019. Posted in Events

It’s with great sadness that I’m writing to say we were unsuccessful in the public vote for the People’s Projects. We were alongside four fantastic charities, all of whom were equally deserving of funding but, of course, we wished we’d had the funds to make the substantial changes to the building to make it more inviting, practical and accessible.
 

Trowbridge Town Hall Public Meeting

on Tuesday, 09 April 2019. Posted in Events

Good afternoon

I’m David Lockwood. I’m the new Director of Trowbridge Town Hall. And I need your help.

As you’ll likely know, Trowbridge Town Hall has proudly stood in the centre of the town since 1887. It’s survived two world wars, two Diamond Jubilees and The Who performing in the Great Hall. It’s been transformed into a Magistrates Court and then, a few years ago, reverted back to public use.

TOWN HALL ARTS WANTS YOUR VOTE TO WIN £50,000 OF NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING

on Thursday, 28 March 2019. Posted in Events

VOTING OPENS 9AM MONDAY 1 APRIL

Town Hall Arts is calling for your vote to secure up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding as part of this year’s People’s Projects. Town Hall Arts, which is based in Trowbridge provides opportunities for people of all backgrounds to be inspired by arts, culture and heritage in a building at the heart of its community and is one of five groups in the region in the running for a share of a life changing pot of £3 million up for grabs across the UK.

 

FILM SCREENING OF “EVEN WHEN I FALL” BRINGS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS IN TROWBRIDGE TO A CLOSE

on Friday, 01 March 2019. Posted in Events

Getting Together Through Films is presenting the documentary film Even When I Fall as part of the events sponsored this year by West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The film screening will be on Saturday 30th March at 2pm at Town Hall Arts, Market Street, Trowbridge and it will be followed with light refreshments and Moroccan tea. This will be a free event as WWMFF works to offer accessible activities to the whole community. However, it’s highly recommended to book tickets in advance as the venue capacity is only 80 seats. Bookings can be made online at http://www.townhallarts.co.uk, by phone 01225 774306 or in person at Town Hall Arts.

New Director appointed for Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge

on Friday, 22 February 2019. Posted in Events

Town Hall Arts has appointed David Lockwood as its new Director, confident it has found a replacement for founder Director Tracy Sullivan who understands and shares the charity’s passion and vision to reimagine the historic building’s place in the town’s future.

Fest West 2019 Line-up Announced

on Saturday, 26 January 2019. Posted in Events

Fest West runs from 14 February to 2 March 2019

The programme for the eighth annual Fest West festival has been announced with film and dance in the mix alongside theatre performances.

Fest West sees Wiltshire Creative venues Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse collaborate with The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham and Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge to present some of most interesting arts from across the South West.

Gaza Surf Club - Getting Together Through Film

on Thursday, 03 January 2019. Posted in Events

The last film of the season...

The third season of Getting Together Through Films is coming to an end on Saturday 19 January at 2pm at Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge, with the film screening of the award-winning documentary “Gaza Surf Club” by Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine, and the premiere of the short documentary film “Six Days” by Samiha Abdeldjebar, a French-Algerian filmmaker living and working in Wiltshire.

Black History Month

on Wednesday, 19 September 2018. Posted in Events

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION AT TOWN HALL ARTS, TROWBRIDGE, OCTOBER 6th 2018

For a second year, Town Hall Arts will open its doors to the public to celebrate Black History Month.

This year the Black History Month Celebration will be a tribute to the legacy of the Windrush Generation. It is 70 years since the arrival of the HTM Empire Windrush which was carrying more than 1,000 migrants from the Caribbean who were invited to come to help rebuild war-battered Britain.

The free event will start on Saturday 6th October at 12.00 pm with the opening of the exhibition ‘Wiltshire Remembers the Windrush Generation.’ This exhibition consists of eight panels reflecting the story of those who came decades ago to this county: stories of leaving their birth-place, their integration and their identity. This project has been designed by the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.

Traditional Caribbean food will be served from 12.30 pm and people can enjoy live music. There will be a crèche and activities for children will also be available.
During the afternoon, the popular female Quadrille dance group ‘JANUKA’ will be performing and encouraging the audience to participate in a dancing workshop. They will be travelling from South East London especially for the event.

At 2.00 pm there will be the screening of the classic film ‘Pressure’ (1975) by Trinidad-born director Horace Ové. ‘Pressure’ is considered the first feature-length fiction film by a black director in Britain and the first British film with an all-black cast.

Set in Ladbroke Grove, West London, an area with a large Caribbean population since the 1950s, the film shows the spirit of the 1970s through the life of Anthony, a black teenager born in Britain of parents from Trinidad and his struggles to find his way and identity in a white-dominated society. The film is suitable for anyone over 15 years old.

In addition, two short films will be shown prior to the screening of ‘Pressure’: ‘Hairitage’ (2016) directed by Aisha Sanyang-Meek, and ‘Beneath the Surface’ (2017) directed by Yero Timi-Biu. These short films directed for two talented young women, explore different aspects of black struggles from a contemporary point of view.

Seats are limited so those wanting to see the films should book tickets in advance online at http://www.trowbridgearts.com, in person at Town Hall Arts, Market Street, Trowbridge or by phone on 01225 774306. There is no charge for the tickets.

This Black History Month celebration has been made possible with funds from Heritage Lottery Fund and it is supported by the Film Hub South West through the BFI Audience Network. This organisation has made it possible to run a third season of the multicultural community project ‘Getting Together Through Films’ in October and November 2018 and January 2019.
The Celebration has been organised by a partnership between Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum and Town Hall Arts.

Playdough Recipe requested after Play Day success

on Thursday, 02 August 2018. Posted in Events

Trowbridge Museum and Town Hall Arts bring Play Day to Trowbridge

Playdough Recipe requested after Play Day success

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, held on the first Wednesday in August each year.

This year Trowbridge celebrated Play Day with a range of free activities provided by Town Hall Arts and Trowbridge Museum at the Town Hall, in Market Street Trowbridge.

Around 150 children joined in with cardboard castle building; traditional games like bagatelle, bar skittles, shove ha’penny and hop scotch; creative fun with chalk, playdough and water, plus artist Jennie Quigley provided face painting, which kept her busy all morning.

Local artists featured in the Tourist Information Centre in Trowbridge

on Monday, 16 July 2018. Posted in Events

Find a handmade gift in Trowbridge

Local artists featured in the Tourist Information Centre in Trowbridge

Artists from the Town Hall Arts shop have been invited to sell their handmade gifts in the Information Centre within Trowbridge Civic Centre.

Trowbridge Tourist Information Centre is pleased to be selling a range of beautiful art and craft products from local artists who also have a shop within Town Hall Arts in the centre of town. From unique greetings cards to outstanding works in glass and ceramics, you’d be sure to find the ideal gift for a birthday or other special occasion.

Artists from Town Hall Arts Shop will rotate their work throughout the year to make sure there is always something new for visitors to browse.

The Information Centre is open between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday, and between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturdays. Call 01225 765072 or email info@trowbridge.gov.uk for more information.

To see a wider selection of local artists’ work, you can visit the Trowbridge Town Hall Arts shop between 10.00am and 2.00pm, Monday to Saturday. Call 01225 774306 or email info@townhallarts.co.uk

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