Point of Echoes Review

on Friday, 09 March 2018. Posted in Events

Review by Adele Matterface

‘It’s pretty bloody obvious that you and I haven’t got anything in common. But one thing - one thing we do have in common is that we have to keep this light going. Morning, noon and night, we have to keep it going’

May - A Suffragettes Story Review

on Saturday, 03 March 2018. Posted in Events

Review by Adele Matterface

‘We may not win today, or tomorrow, but someday – we will win’

 ‘May’ is a play which showcases an emotional tale of activism, disability and sexuality. Performed solely by actor Phoebe Kemp, it premiered to a full audience at the Trowbridge Town Hall. The complete script includes a total of ten characters, seven of which Kemp played live onstage. This was a challenge she met confidently and gracefully and the show was considered an all-around success by its audience.

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!


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