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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Visual Arts Coordinator - Job Opportunity

on Monday, 07 August 2017. Posted in Work with us

VISUAL ARTS COORDINATOR
Are you a dynamic, motivated, organised and imaginative visual arts specialist? This post is an opportunity to curate and deliver the visual arts programmes for Pound Arts, Corsham & Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge, two key arts organisations in Wiltshire.

Fixed term (Late September to 31 March 2018). Fee: £5000. Closing date: Monday 4 September 2017, 12noon.

For more details and a job information pack, please email admin@poundarts.org.uk (preferred) or telephone the box office on 01249 701628

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 July 2017

on Friday, 07 July 2017.

Town Hall Arts Artists' Meeting - First Thursdays

Good afternoon everyone and thanks for those that could join us yesterday for our regular First Thursday Artists' cafe on 6 July 2017.

We started off by reminding everyone that there is no Artists' Café next month as the holiday season is upon us, so the next Artist’s Café will be 7 September 2017.

Town Hall Arts Open 2017 winners have been announced, please do come in and see the winners work as well as the rest of the exhibition if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite work – the People’s Choice Award will be presented on at 1.30pm on 2 September 2017 (the last day of the exhibition). We will have a chance to meet up and drink wine again that day so put a note in your diaries.

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 http://lovefromtheartist.org/ and the commercial site is here https://www.lovefromtheartist.com/

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.

Trowbridge Horror Convention

on Friday, 26 May 2017. Posted in Events

On Saturday 22nd April, Trowbridge Arts hosted a Horror Convention at Trowbridge Town Hall. It was the perfect "gothic" venue for this fabulously good fun event and everyone who braved the "scare tours" commented on the quality of the fright they received. I just saw smiles and laughter all day, local people pleasantly surprised by the fun and excitement on offer throughout the day and into the evening.

It was all so varied. Apart from the fabulous scare tours which took place in the old court room and the cells in the basement, there were costume and mask exhibitors along with live snake and spiders to see and touch. A virtual reality machine was available to try out along with quality costume and prop making clubs. Milton Keynes Garrison were showing their spectacular costuming by prowling the streets of Trowbridge to great delight as well as scaring the people inside the Town Hall with their realistic costumes and characterisations. Everyone, public and exhibitors alike had a great time and the atmosphere was super friendly, the scare tours were consistently commented on with people remarking on the quality and how they were well worth the money.

I really enjoyed my time at the Horror Con and can't wait for the next one, it was such a perfect venue and this exciting, unpretentious event was a great success.
Sarah Johnston, Westbury.

Colours of the Cape – an exhibition of watercolours

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Posted in Events

Alice Jackman

Colours of the Cape – an exhibition of watercolours

Colours of the Cape – an exhibition of watercolours

Tuesday 23 May – Saturday 27th May

Trowbridge Town Hall
Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ

Price: Free entry

Time: 10am – 4pm Tues – Friday, 10- 1pm Saturday

An exhibition of watercolour paintings by Alice Jackman.

Recently reconnecting with her childhood haunts in South Africa, Alice has captured the essence of this wild, untamed landscape with its ever-changing light and enabling space to inhale the expanse and contemplate the Infinite.

Those acquainted with the worlds smallest floral kingdom, the Cape, will find memories stirred of Atlantic swells making landfall, verdant fynbos and the otherworldly intensity of the African palette. For those yet to visit, this is a tantalising preview.  Sir Francis Drake rounded the Cape on his voyage round the world and called it "a most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth"

Alice will also be painting all week and welcomes the chance to talk to others who love colour.

Lettings and Volunteer Coordinator required

on Friday, 17 February 2017. Posted in Work with us

Job Opportunity at Town Hall Arts Trowbridge

Town Hall Arts is a centre for arts, culture and heritage learning based at Trowbridge Town Hall. Town Hall Arts is funded by Arts Council England, 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 Lettings and Volunteer Co-ordinator to help us develop these vital elements of the organisation.

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