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Guest blog: Meril says farewell

Guest blog: Meril says farewell

Some of you will already know that I am soon to leave Wiltshire Council to start a new chapter of life. The years seem to have flown by since I arrived in Trowbridge, following a long stint in London, to take up the role of arts development officer at West Wiltshire District Council 19 years … Continue reading

Guest blog: Artist support at Pound Arts

Guest blog: Artist support at Pound Arts

It’s not easy being an artist. It’s hard to make work. It’s hard to make a career. Having been lucky enough to do this myself for over 25 years as a theatre director and playwright I am acutely aware of this. It was the support of others that enabled me to grow, find my voice … Continue reading

Guest blog: Joanna Mountain-Lawrence and Jack Raisey, assistant artists and mentees, reflect on how for the George Ward Gardens public art project has inspired them

Guest blog: Joanna Mountain-Lawrence and Jack Raisey, assistant artists and mentees, reflect on how for the George Ward Gardens public art project has inspired them

Joanna Mountain-Lawrence and Jack Raisey are the assistant artists & mentees of Ron Thompson & Julie Edwards (Planet Art) who are the commissioned artists running the George Ward Gardens public art project for the Persimmon Homes site in Melksham. They assisted with the very many public engagements that Planet Art held over the summer and … Continue reading

Guest blog: Laurence Dube-Rushby investigates Venice as a site of resistance through her Venice Biennale British Council Art Fellowship

Guest blog: Laurence Dube-Rushby investigates Venice as a site of resistance through her Venice Biennale British Council Art Fellowship

Laurence Dube-Rushby is an artist, art consultant, project manager and PhD candidate in creative pedagogies at Arts University Bournemouth. In 2019, she received a Venice Biennale British Council Research Fellowship  through aspacearts, Southampton, inviting to spend over a month in Venice in August 2019, a time shared between undertaking personal art research and supporting the British Pavilion’s … Continue reading

Guest blog: First Dates – A New Commissioning Partnership; Mark Powell, Artistic Director, Prime Theatre reflects on a new touring production

Guest blog: First Dates – A New Commissioning Partnership; Mark Powell, Artistic Director, Prime Theatre reflects on a new touring production

Prime Theatre and Wiltshire Music Centre (WMC) are currently making a new touring production for schools called “Don’t Pick Me, Miss!”  We’ve been working together on smaller projects for the past 3 years; workshops, the BBC Wiltshire project “Singing Together” and a school’s performance of Bernstein’s “West Side Story” for Bath Festivals in 2018. It … Continue reading

Guest blog: Artists Jonathan Mansfield and James Aldridge reflect on the role of visual art in responding to the climate and ecological emergency

Guest blog: Artists Jonathan Mansfield and James Aldridge reflect on the role of visual art in responding to the climate and ecological emergency

Between January 8th and February 8th 2020, we are holding a joint exhibition at The Pound arts centre, Corsham, exploring the theme of ‘Interbeing’. This concept combines nature, art, anthropology, psychology and philosophy into a single (and simple) premise: that everything is both connected and dependent upon everything else. The much revered Vietnamese Buddhist monk, … Continue reading