Saturday Junior Assistant - Job Opportunity

on Friday, 09 November 2018. Posted in Work with us

Join the team at Town Hall Arts

Job Description – Saturday Junior Assistant
Town Hall Arts – Trowbridge


5 hours per week 9.30am-2.30pm National Minimum or Living Wage (Age dependent)
Town Hall Arts is a centre for arts, culture and heritage learning, based at Trowbridge Town Hall, mainly funded by Wiltshire Council and Trowbridge Town Council to deliver a programme of professional performance, visual art, participation and heritage learning. The work of Town Hall Arts includes hosting professional touring theatre and dance, exhibiting visual arts throughout the year, supporting the artists shop and artists café, running a number of performance, visual and literature based workshops, looking after the many people who hire space in the venue, as well as supporting activities out in the community and celebrating the amazing heritage of Town Hall Arts home, Trowbridge’s old Town Hall.


We are currently looking for a part-time Saturday Junior Assistant to help us look after our visitors and to make sure they have an amazing experience when they hire our spaces, use our café, visit our exhibitions and take part in our workshops and classes.
This is a junior role designed to help a young person gain experience in the arts, and could lead to further training, and a widening of responsibilities and more hours for the right applicant. We are particularly interested in hearing from people studying a creative subject eg, art, music, drama, design.


If you would like to join our small team, and you think you can help us to make Town Hall Arts a place where everyone feels welcome and is inspired to achieve exciting things. Please write to us, setting out your reasons for applying for this post and drawing attention to particularly relevant experience and qualifications that match the person specification if you have any. Please include how you found out about this job and indicate when you would be available to start if successful. Two referees’ names should be included but references will only be taken up in the event of your being selected for the post (this can be teachers, lecturers or current employers if applicable).


Applications should be addressed to Philippa Edwards and emailed to info@townhallarts.co.uk.
The closing date is 4pm on Wednesday 21 November. We expect to short-list candidates by Friday 23 November for interview on Tuesday 27 November.

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Book Keeper - Job Opportunity

on Thursday, 11 October 2018. Posted in Work with us

Join the team at Town Hall Arts

Town Hall Arts is a centre for arts, culture and heritage learning in the centre of Trowbridge. We are funded by Wiltshire Council and Trowbridge Town Council to offer a programme of activity including hosting professional touring theatre and dance, exhibiting visual arts throughout the year, supporting artists’ studios, an artists’ shop, running a bar and café, running a number of performance, visual and literature based workshops, looking after the many people who hire space in the venue, as well as supporting activities out in the community and celebrating the amazing heritage of Town Hall Arts home, Trowbridge’s old Town Hall.

We are currently looking for a Book Keeper who will underpin the business of Town Hall Arts.  Robust systems have been developed over the past 18 months to aid the recording, reporting and financial management of the organisation, however there are still areas that could be developed further.  You will work alongside the Director of Town Hall Arts and support regular reporting the voluntary Finance Director.

The post will be based in Trowbridge Town Hall, the number of days over which the hours are worked are negotiable.

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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

Subversive Surfaces Review

on Wednesday, 20 June 2018. Posted in Events

Review by Adele Matterface

Subversive Surfaces is the new exhibition of work by artists Gina Baum and Lou Baker currently on display in Trowbridge Town Hall. The diverse and intriguing exhibition features pieces which challenge modern perceptions of the human body, while drawing attention to critical issues such as the barbaric practice of FGM and the hold pharmaceutical companies have over us. A key theme of both artists work is contradiction. Ideas of what is appealing versus repulsive, socially acceptable versus unacceptable and the things that make us feel safe versus vulnerable are magnified for the publics scrutiny.

Adolf Review

on Wednesday, 06 June 2018. Posted in Events

Review by Adele Matterface

Adolf Review

‘True democracy exists in the election of a leader. It can only succeed by allowing total control by the leader. It has nothing to do, absolutely nothing to do with the weakness of submitting to the will of the majority’

Local Giving Campaign – 130 Challenge

on Saturday, 02 June 2018. Posted in Events

Bid to save Trowbridge Town Hall by Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce

Local Giving Campaign – 130 Challenge

The newly invigorated Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce representing Trowbridge Businesses is creating an event to help raise funds for Trowbridge Town Hall. Town Hall Arts has until the end of June 2018 to raise a minimum of £35000 or close down forever at the end of July. They have set up a  Local Giving Page for their 130 Challenge https://localgiving.org/fundraising/130challenge/

Bastards Review

on Thursday, 24 May 2018. Posted in Events

Review by Adele Matterface

‘In Morocco, as in all Muslim countries, Sex before marriage is against the law, single mothers are despised, illegitimate children are outcasts. But this is no ordinary single mother…’

Bastards is a sometimes shocking, often heart-warming documentary which was shown as part of the Trowbridge Arts Community Cinema programme. This season was curated by Lorena Pino with the central theme of Motherhood at various stages. In the spirit of this, Bastards, and the other documentaries shown as part of this season were directed and written by women.

Funding News

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Events

Funding News

Sadly Town Hall Arts has not been successful in securing ongoing support from Arts Council England. This means that we need to find replacement core funding of a minimum of £35000 per year by the end of June 2018. If we're not successful in this we will need to close our doors at the end of July.

We are doing all we can to prevent this from being the case and are talking to lots of individuals and businesses that may want to invest in our work to ensure we can keep making a difference to the community and the regeneration of the County Town of Wiltshire.  


What you can do...

1. Please get in touch if you, your company or the company you work for would like to discuss becoming a core funder.
2. Write to the Wiltshire Times letters@wiltshiretimes.co.uk   and our MP Andrew Murrison ( andrew.murrison.mp@parliament.uk) about why you think Town Hall Arts is important for the town, the community and why it's important to you.
3. Support us through our Local Giving Page https://localgiving.org/charity/town-hall-arts/
4. ..and keep supporting us in all the wonderful ways that you do as visitors, ticket buyers, volunteers, artists and moral supporters.

Many thanks for your continued support.

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