Trowbridge Arts Festival present Gigspanner

on Saturday, 07 March 2015. Posted in Events

The first event of Trowbridge Arts Festival for 2015

Virtuoso violinist and Fiddle player, Peter Knight, stalwart of British Folk-Rock pioneers Steeleye Span is bringing his own trio, Gigspanner, to Trowbridge as part of their current tour on 19 March 2015.  This is the first event for Trowbridge Arts Festival for 2015, with the full Festival fortnight taking place from the 16 October to 1 November 2015.

Peter, who has been with Steeleye Span for the past 43 years, originally formed the trio as a fairly casual arrangement when he was still living in Hastings. However, the Band's unique chemistry and outstanding musicianship won an army of loyal followers, and it became obvious that the music was worthy of a much wider audience.

Meet Light and Lark a New Theatre Company

on Friday, 20 February 2015. Posted in Events

A New Theatre Company Needs Your Help

Meet Light and Lark a New Theatre Company

We would like to introduce you to Natalie Remington and Aimee Holmes who have just launched a children's theatre company called Light & Lark.

Trowbridge Arts are very keen to support new theatre and so we are delighted that they will premiere their children's show Papillon an "uplifting story about life and death" at Trowbridge Town Hall in July 2015.

In the meantime they are raising funding using Kickstarter, so you could be involved in funding a theatre production for as little as £5.

Find out more about how Light and Lark are using Kickstarter

Light & Lark are commited to making children's theatre accessible in terms of ticket prices and they also they want children to participate in making theatre. They will use the funding to bring free workshops to children to "help the children develop an enjoyable and educational relationship with arts that will continue through life".

Trowbridge Arts Director discusses Grants for the Arts Funding on BBC Wiltshire Radio

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Events

Tracy Sullivan Talks to Ben Prater about Lottery Funding for Trowbridge Arts

Trowbridge Arts Director discusses Grants for the Arts Funding on BBC Wiltshire Radio

Trowbridge Arts has received £100,000 in Lottery funding to provide performance, exhibitions, workshops and participation in the arts for the town and surrounding areas.

Listen to Trowbridge Arts Director Tracy Sullivan talking to Ben Prater from BBC Radio Wiltshire about how the money is being spent to benefit people in the town and surrounding areas. The programme of events includes thrity-five live performances, weekly youth theatre, and visual art exhibitions throughout the year. (Interview starts at 1.05)

Tickets for theatre performances is kept to an affordable £5-10 per show and entry to the art exhibitions is free. Childrens dance workshops and Youth Theatre classes are also targeted at all young people living locally, and are priced affordably.

Trowbridge Arts is based at Trowbridge Town Hall, which is now open to the public six days a week with the help of volunteers and friends of Trowbridge Town Hall Trust.

All events are publicised on our website, and you can contact us to be added to our mailing list.

Spring 2015 at Trowbridge Town Hall

on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in Events

Trowbridge Arts New Season - something for everyone

A programme of professional performances, Visual Art Exhibitions and opportunities to take part has been launched this week with the publication of the new Trowbridge Arts brochure.

The season begins on Friday 20th February with a Ministry Of Entertainments, Normal Service Will Be Resumed, set in 1962 when Kennedy and Khruschev were about to collide over Cuba, but the real trouble is brewing thousands of miles away, deep below the surface of Bristol. Normal Service Will Be Resumed is a perfect blend of songs, excellent theatre and hilarious comedy.

Derwent Art Prize 2014

on Monday, 17 November 2014. Posted in Events

Trowbridge’s coup to bring pencil art

Theatrical Teens taking the lead

on Monday, 18 August 2014. Posted in Events

Theatrical Teens taking the lead

TWO pupils from St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon have created a project to involve young people in all aspects of theatre productions.

Issy Jacob, 14, and Emily Bettles, 15, have secured funding through Trowbridge Area Board to go ahead with their initiative called Take The Lead.

They will write and direct a musical production of POP!, based on the popular book by Catherine Bruton.

Issy has written the script for the production, which will take place in April at the Arc Theatre in Trowbridge, and Emily has edited it.

Read the full article in the Wiltshire Times here: POP

 

Chandelier Graces Town Hall

on Thursday, 09 April 2015.

Local artist captures Town Hall memories in ceramic

Chandelier Graces Town Hall

Trowbridge Town Hall, its history and architecture, was Bath based artist Elise Menghini's central inspiration for this chandelier, and was produced as part of her Trowbridge Arts artist residency, which ran from June 2014 for four months.

Trowbridge Arts Festival 2013

on Thursday, 19 June 2014. Posted in Events

Trowbridge Arts Festival 2013 - Teaser

 

Artists Residencies

on Thursday, 22 May 2014. Posted in Events

Artists Residencies

COMING SOON!!!

Artists have been invited to submit proposals for visual arts residencies at Trowbridge Town Hall.

Over the next six months the building will be the subject of a feasibility study to determine how it can be used as an arts venue in the coming years.

The Mead Art Trowbridge display

on Tuesday, 20 May 2014. Posted in Events

On Wednesday 7th May, selected pupils went to the Town hall, Trowbridge, to see the Artrowbridge display and be expert tour guides!

After an excitable, enthusiastic 5-minute journey on a minibus very soon, we were at the Town Hall! A Trowbridge Arts helper, Tracy and a volunteer, Kieran, who told us what we were going to do, warmly welcomed us.
We started by being tour guides to a number of different people. First, we got special tour guide badges, which made us feel extremely important! Then they gave us a piece of paper explaining the history of different parts of the Town Hall. After that, we had a practice by going around the different places and reading them out to each other. Once we had finished our practice, we split into two groups, so that one could look at the beautiful artwork and the other did the tour. Once both groups had done the tour and seen most of the artwork (as there was loads of it), we met in the cells. This was the favourite part for everybody!
To finish it off we watched a very funny man do a demonstration of wood turning which we very much enjoyed and one of us came back with a handmade spinning top!
At the end, the minibus came to pick us up again and we had a great journey talking about the fantastic day we just had!
It was an amazing experience, which we all loved. Thank you to anyone who was involved in making sure this trip was successful!
Emily, Yr5.

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