International Women's Day Celebration 2018!

on Thursday, 22 February 2018. Posted in Events

West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum in partnership with Town Hall Arts is celebrating International Women’s Day this year with a new film screening, shared lunch, weaving activity and a dance workshop.

The event will be on Saturday 10th March from 12.30 pm in Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge and will be completely free of charge. The idea is to offer the opportunity to ladies from the local community to get together to celebrate women’s  achievements, learn more about each other cultures and get encouragement to succeed in life.

Born in Syria Review

on Wednesday, 07 February 2018. Posted in Events

Review by Adele Matterface

‘At first, I thought the only problem was crossing the sea. Now we’re here… and I see that the problem is much bigger.’

Born in Syria (2016) is the award-winning documentary by director Hernán Zin. The film was screened in the Trowbridge Town Hall building on January 20th, two years after the Town Hall’s exhibition ‘From Syria with Love’, a showcase of paintings made by Syrian children depicting the harsh realities of their lives. The screening of Born in Syria was a great success, with every seat filled with both British and Syrian attendees of all ages.

Town Hall Arts Open Exhibition Prize Winners Review

on Thursday, 01 February 2018. Posted in Events

Review by Adele Matterface

Trowbridge arts are currently showing an exhibition of work by their 2017 Open Season prize winners, judged by Peter Riley (curator of the Young Gallery) and members of the Trowbridge Arts team. The exhibition is a showcase of local talent which displays sculptures, paintings, collages, jewellery and drawings and is being displayed in both the main gallery and the Clerk’s room. 

Morgan and West: Parlour Tricks Review

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Events

Morgan and West: Parlour Tricks Review
‘Magicians, time-travellers and all round spiffing chaps’

Performed in Trowbridge Town Hall on the 10th November 2017, Parlour Tricks was a magic/comedy show starring the time travelling magicians Rhys Morgan and Robert West. The pair met when they studied together at Oxford in the late nineteenth century and discovered a shared love of deception. Since then, Morgan and West have grown increasingly popular and have appeared on the modern day television shows The Slammer, The Next Great Magician and Penn and Teller: Fool Us (they fooled them). When they teleported themselves (and their drawing room) from the past to perform their shenanigans before a Trowbridge audience, it was no surprise that the show was a sell-out.

'To the Flame the Moth said...' Review

on Tuesday, 07 November 2017. Posted in Events

To the Flame the Moth Said: Review
‘Four characters find themselves immersed in darkness, Inside them a whisper calls; And to the flame they go.’

The premiere of To the Flame the Moth Said was performed as part of Trowbridge Arts celebration of dance. It was an especially important event as it marked a return to her roots for Amy Foskett, head of Amy Foskett Dance. Amy originally began her career in Trowbridge’s Arc Theatre as a teenager before taking her training further in Swindon. She gained her BA at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where she now lives and works, specialising in classical ballet, contemporary dance and dance theatre. For her visit, Amy was joined by dancers Hazel Firth, Jennifer Robinson and Brita Grov, all of whom are based in London.

Rachel Clarke: Author Talk Review

on Friday, 13 October 2017. Posted in Events

Rachel Clarke: Author Talk Review

Rachel Clarke: Author Talk Review

‘The most frightening experience of my professional life was not those hours spent under fire in Congo’s killing fields but my first night on call in a UK teaching hospital.’

Getting Communities Together Through Cinema in Trowbridge

on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Events

A brand new season of films from around the world will be screened in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, from September 2017 to January 2018.  The idea is to offer the opportunity to locals and people from different communities living in the town to get together and learn more about each other’s traditions by watching and then sharing ideas about a movie, sometimes including some food, other with Q&A with the directors or special speakers.  

There will be a total of four screenings -one per month- on Saturdays at 2pm at Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge with adult tickets only £5 and £3 for under 16 years old. These charges are to cover the cost of film licenses and professional projection equipment.

People's Choice Prize - Town Hall Open

on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Events

We’d like to thank all the artists for submitting work to the first open exhibition at Town Hall Arts. The response from the public has been incredible due to the high standard and variety of work.

We would also like to thank the people who came to see the exhibition and voted for their favourite piece of work as part of the People's Choice Prize.
The winning piece as voted by the public was ‘Mani’ by Tanya Hinton (pictured below) – Congratulations!


100 Club Draw

on Monday, 07 August 2017. Posted in Events

100 Club Draw

Many thanks to our volunteer Myra for carrying out our first 100 club draw! Congratulations to Jennifer with winning ticket no 5.


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Artist Café News from 1 June

on Wednesday, 07 June 2017. Posted in Events

Artist Café News from 1 June

We would like to extend our thanks to Stephanie Bell of BBC Radio Wiltshire who came to join us for the morning to find out what the Artists’ Café is all about and how it benefits our artists. She heard from several of our artists about what it means to them. She also managed to catch up with artist Cath Bloomfield who is one of the Somerset Printmakers whose work is the current exhibition in our main Gallery. Print Plus runs until Saturday 24 June - For more information click here

The Artist Café piece goes live on the radio today, June 7, at 15:10 here if you can’t hear it live it will be available on listen again here. There will also be a piece about our Cells which is due to air next Thursday, June 15, at 14:10.

Ian Lacy from CIC Love from the Artist came to let us know about how to get art cards and other print-on-demand services at a price that artists can afford, 40p per card and a minimum run of only ten cards. This enables artists to make a profit from their artwork reproductions. He left some samples and brochures with us so please do pop in if you want one of these. The artists’ site to find out more is here and the commercial site is here

Patrick Hallissey shared information about an upcoming exhibition of work by Barbara Rae coming to the Adam Gallery in Bath ‘Postcards from the Artist’ more details here.

Patrick also mentioned an art auction that is being organised by Trowbridge Museum on Friday 8th September. There will be a silent auction to raise the profile of, and fundraise for, the Museum’s expansion project. The Museum is looking for artists to donate work, and you can get in touch with them here.

After the Artists Café we also went to see the exhibition of Michael Pennie’s work Drawings of Different Sizes at Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House. The exhibition was curated by Town Hall Arts curator Fiona Cassidy. Michael was kind enough to talk to us about the exhibition and his drawing practice. It runs until Saturday 10 June. Opening hours are Sat and Sun 10am-4pm and other days by appointment. Visit their website.

Finally our Open exhibition deadline is extended until the 8 June at 5pm – so there is still time to submit work. Prizes include a chance to exhibit your work at the Town Hall Arts next year. Click here for more information.

Next month’s Artist Café will be Thursday 6 July 10.30-12, and then we will take a break in August.

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