Trowbridge Arts Festival Coming Soon

on Tuesday, 29 September 2015. Posted in Events

16 October to 1 November 2015

Trowbridge Arts Festival Coming Soon

Promotion of this years Trowbridge Arts Festival is in full swing with 10,000 brochures going out across Trowbridge and the surrounding area. It features over 50 events for the Arts Festival which runs from 16 October to 1 November, with new events being added to the website as they’re confirmed.

There are even more opportunities for people to take part this year, many of them free; including Bell Ringing at St James’ Church, Open stage at Trowbridge Town Hall, a Big Weave Day at Trowbridge Museum, Poetry reading, and arts workshops. There is also a chance to take part in the Photo Marathon organised by Leykers Coffee Central, an Acting Masterclass with professional actress Lizzie Stables, Zumba on a chair, drawing and dance workshops and many more, for a small fee.

Trowbridge Arts Festival Exhibition

on Tuesday, 29 September 2015.

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Trowbridge Arts Festival Exhibition

Following the success of Allunder1Roof exhibition at Trowbridge Town Hall, which was organised by the Friends of the Town Hall, for last year's Trowbridge Arts Festival the Friends are staging another exhibition for this year’s festival which will focus on the Town Hall as a theme for the work.

The building has tremendous importance in the town and this is a chance to celebrate its place at the heart of the community; past, present and future. The exhibition will feature artwork of all types and will celebrate the growing role of the Town Hall as the creative heart of the town.

This year’s exhibition, will open at 7.30pm on Tuesday 20th October and continues until Saturday 31st October, 10am until 4pm each day (excluding Sunday).

Trowbridge in Bloom by Wiltshire College Students

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Events

Wiltshire College Students Display Artwork in the Cells for Trowbridge in Bloom

Trowbridge in Bloom by Wiltshire College Students

Wiltshire College Trowbridge have challenged their students to respond to the Trowbridge in Bloom initiative currently running in Trowbridge.

An important part of the brief was that the work would be shown off-campus, and following the highly successful exhibition of Dying Matters in which second-year students responded to a brief given to them by Dorothy House Hospice Care, which was held in Trowbridge Town Hall cells last month Trowbridge Arts are delighted to be hosting this next exhibition in the same space.

150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

on Thursday, 04 June 2015.

Alice celebrates centenary at Trowbridge Town Hall

150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland celebrates her 150th birthday this year and we are still captivated by the spell cast by Lewis Carroll when he wrote the much-loved children’s book in 1865.  The fantasy world of rabbit holes and mad hatters, magic cakes and secret doors, has charmed children and adults the world over and sparked a string of adaptations.

In Box Tale Soup’s production at Trowbridge Town Hall on Saturday 20 June, 3pm, we join Alice as she goes on her journey as she encounters the White Rabbit, meets a confrontational Caterpillar and has a showdown with the crazed Queen of Hearts. 

Alice in Wonderland celebrates her 150th birthday this year and we are still captivated by the spell cast by Lewis Carroll when he wrote the much-loved children’s book in 1865.  The fantasy world of rabbit holes and mad hatters, magic cakes and secret doors, has charmed children and adults the world over and sparked a string of adaptations.

 

In Box Tale Soup’s production at Trowbridge Town Hall on Saturday 20 June, 3pm, we join Alice as she goes on her journey as she encounters the White Rabbit, meets a confrontational Caterpillar and has a showdown with the crazed Queen of Hearts.  Carroll was a natural storyteller who invented stories to entertain his friends, understanding that for stores to work the child must be at the centre of the narrative.  Alice continues to enthral us with the universal theme of an innocent youngster trying to make sense of a strange adult world, beautifully interpreted by Box Tale Soup in their current production.

 

Fringe Guru “this is another beautifully accomplished show from Box Tale Soup. There’s thought and care taken over every part of the production, making it as wonderful as any wonderland could be.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was dreamt up in July 1862 as Carroll, real name Charles L. Dodgson, travelled down river in Oxford with the Dean of Christ Church College and the three eldest daughters of the Liddell family, Alice, Lorina and Edith.  Alice Liddell asked for the story of a bored little girl Alice who goes looking for adventure to be written down, the manuscript taking over two years to complete before it was published in 1965.  It has never been out of print and has been translated into at least 176 languages.  The first print run sold quickly and it became a publishing sensation, loved by adults and children alike.  


Come and join Box Tale Soup in their inventive and refreshing interpretation of the beloved story as they use their trademark features of charming puppets, original music and newsprint costumes.  Young and old alike will find magic in Wonderland and make it safely home, the only danger is, you may not want to leave,

Theatre Companies Sought for FEST WEST 2016

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015.

Calling companies & artists who want to be part of Theatre Fest West next year

Theatre Companies Sought for FEST WEST 2016

Theatre Fest West at Salisbury Playhouse was a resounding success again this year - showcasing performances from some of the region’s most exciting theatre makers, telling stories about the region.

For next year’s festival Salisbury Playhouse is working with Trowbridge Arts, Salisbury Arts Centre, The Pound in Corsham, and Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford-on-Avon. This will provide companies with the opportunity to tour their work across the region, and the varied range of these venue partners will allow opportunities for artists across different artistic disciplines, including visual art, dance and music in 2016.

Details of how to apply for next year's festival are to be found at the end of this article.

Trowbridge Arts - A review of the first phase of the project

on Thursday, 28 May 2015.

Trowbridge Arts is currently in its second phase of funding from Arts Council England, Wiltshire Council and Trowbridge Town Council and runs until summer 2016. With the Spring 2015 season coming to a close with three inspiring pieces of theatre for families and a thought provoking piece of new writing we thought we would share the evaluation from the first phase of the project with you.

Review of Unearthed

on Saturday, 23 May 2015. Posted in Events

Unearthed by Folio Theatre Company

Review of Unearthed

Unearthed Folio Theatre Company
Trowbridge Arts at Trowbridge Town Hall
7 May 2015

Unearthed is the debut play by West Country-based Folio Theatre Company in association with Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre which, following previews, premiered at Trowbridge Town Hall on 7th May.

Unearthed tells the story of estranged twins, Eliza (Lizzie Stables) and Ben (Jeremy Lloyd), who are thrown together in order to carry out unusual quests from their late father’s will.

The play explores the many memories and secrets which are uncovered as the twins find themselves in various absurd situations, accompanied by the watchful Daisy (Alana Ramsey) and ambiguous Simon (Edward Mitchell).

The Company is comprised of professional actors with many stage and screen credits between them, including the Company’s Artistic Director, Lizzie Stables, who studied in Trowbridge before moving on to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, is known for her roles in TV programmes such as The Inbetweeners.

The Crucible at Odeon Trowbridge

on Friday, 22 May 2015. Posted in Events

Special one-off performance of The Old Vic’s The Crucible

The Crucible at Odeon Trowbridge

Trowbridge's Odeon will be screening a special one-off performance of ‘The Old Vic’s The Crucible’ on Thursday 25th June at 2pm.

From London's West End - Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

For those who missed out on seeing ‘The Crucible’ (or just want to see it again) it’s an opportunity to see this great play in the comfort of your local Odeon Cinema.

Review of Quilos and the Windmill

on Thursday, 21 May 2015.

The Prospector Trowbridge Town Hall 23 April – 23 May 2015

Review of Quilos and the Windmill

The Prospector is a character conceived by Quilos and the Windmill, comprising artist duo Michele Whiting and Linda Khatir, used to portray a sense of breaking into the unknown. The character was influenced by a quote the artists came across in American history books, stating, “equipped with all kinds of gadgets, many of them useless, a prospector comes west”.

The artists cite the character of the prospector as the starting point for much of their work, due to their personal affinity with the character heading off into the unknown, just as they headed off to the then unfamiliar Oxbow, Michigan, to take up their first joint residency.

The work is largely influenced by their time in Oxbow; the places they have been and the people they have met, as well as the history. The artists’ joint practice involves finding objects and reworking them in response to their environment, in order to explore the themes of fixed reality and illusion.

The dual nature of their practice enhances the interplay between their portfolios and therefore embraces a variety of mediums in their exploration of space and place; these include writing, drawing, photography, sound, and film.

Mini Beasts are Magnified for Trowbridge Arts Exhibition

on Tuesday, 19 May 2015. Posted in Events

Be prepared to be astonished by the hidden beauty of insects - explore Infestation at Trowbridge Town Hall.

Mini Beasts are Magnified for Trowbridge Arts Exhibition

Large creepy crawlies crafted from wood are exhibited by sculpture artist Alex Jones this summer at Trowbridge Town Hall

Alex is a traditionally trained wood sculptor who has been based in Winchester since 1992 where he has been carving a menagerie of large creatures and bugs for thirteen years. Alex is inspired by many different sources from the figurative beauty of Grinling Gibbons, through the humour of the medieval misère chords, to the otherworldliness of Jeff Koons.

Infestation exhibition at Trowbridge Town Hall for Trowbridge Arts runs from Friday 29 May to Saturday 11 July. Entry is free. There is an Evening View and Meet the Artist Event on Thursday 28 May from 6-8pm which is also free but please RSVP to artassistant@trowbridgearts.com

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