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Guest blog: Joy Bloomfield talks about ARTeology – contemporary artists response to the Creative Wiltshire collections in museums and archives

Guest blog: Joy Bloomfield talks about ARTeology – contemporary artists response to the Creative Wiltshire collections in museums and archives

What is ARTeology? ARTeology is a project in which artists have responded to the Creative Wiltshire Collection, which has been expanded due to Heritage Lottery Funding, awarded as part of their Collecting Cultures programme. The allocation of a grant to Wiltshire and Swindon after a successful bid in 2013 has meant that accredited collections within … Continue reading

Guest blog: Julie Hook talks about how the Neeld Community and Arts Centre brings community-focused creativity to Chippenham

Guest blog: Julie Hook talks about how the Neeld Community and Arts Centre brings community-focused creativity to Chippenham

Opened by Chippenham Town Council in 2015, the Neeld Community and Arts Centre has gone from strength to strength since its transformation from the Neeld Hall. Since the renovation, which included the installation of industry standard lighting and sound equipment and tiered seating, the focus has been on combining a programme of national touring professional … Continue reading

Guest blog: Never Had They Ever – freelance musician Louise Jordan talks about songwriting as a tool for working with young people to bring the past to life

Guest blog: Never Had They Ever – freelance musician Louise Jordan talks about songwriting as a tool for working with young people to bring the past to life

As a folk singer and songwriter, I am interested in cultural memory and the way stories are passed down through the ‘oral tradition’. Since September 2016 I have been touring ‘No Petticoats Here’, a one-woman performance of original music and storytelling which I wrote in response to my own frustration at the absence of women’s … Continue reading