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Guest blog: Ceramicist Geraldine Francis considers the challenges and benefits of delivering Arts Award as an artist practitioner

Guest blog: Ceramicist Geraldine Francis considers the challenges and benefits of delivering Arts Award as an artist practitioner

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to receive a grant towards training as an Arts Award Adviser. Arts Award is a scheme which allows young people to evidence their creative activities and gain a nationally recognised qualification. As a Montessorian and an admirer of the Reggio Emelia philosophy the structure of this programme … Continue reading

Guest blog: Jo Newman from Salisbury Playhouse reflects on South West Theatre Symposium and promoting diversity and equality

Guest blog: Jo Newman from Salisbury Playhouse reflects on South West Theatre Symposium and promoting diversity and equality

“Fear of doing something ‘wrong’ must be replaced by fear of ‘doing nothing’ ” Jamie Beddard (Co-Director, Diverse City) Jamie Beddard’s rousing provocation opened the South West Theatre Symposium at Salisbury Playhouse on 10th February 2017, alongside Paula B Stanic (writer), Cassandra Wye (storyteller) and Hannah Petley (director) who each shared inspirational and insightful words … Continue reading

Guest blog: Stephanie Jalland talks about Hoodwink’s ‘A Winter’s Trail’ – commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral with support from Arts Council England.

Guest blog: Stephanie Jalland talks about Hoodwink’s ‘A Winter’s Trail’ – commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral with support from Arts Council England.

Stephanie Jalland, Artistic Director of Hoodwink, company in residence at Salisbury Arts Centre, has been creating original and inventive performances and events for almost twenty years; indoors, outdoors, touring at home and abroad, in response to specific sites and both with and without participation from communities across the age ranges. A delightful and magical body … Continue reading

An update on The Word on the Streets

An update on The Word on the Streets

The Word on the Streets project featured in our last October’s guest blog culminates soon in a series of projections around Salisbury. Material created by artist/filmmaker Susan Francis, composer Howard Moody, and people coping with the issues of homelessness, will be screened over two public events. The first will be a walking tour, beginning at Salisbury … Continue reading

Guest blog: Artistic Director Trisha Lee, explores the link between theatre and Children’s Fantasy Play and introduces theatre and education charity MakeBelieve Arts to Wiltshire

Guest blog: Artistic Director Trisha Lee, explores the link between theatre and Children’s Fantasy Play and introduces theatre and education charity MakeBelieve Arts to Wiltshire

I love my job. I can often be found on the floor of a reception classroom, surrounded by 5 year olds, listening to their stories, which I scribe verbatim, word for word. Later we will act them out. This program was developed by MakeBelieve Arts. We call it Helicopter Stories and it is based on … Continue reading

Guest Blog:  Sophie Amstell, Learning and Participation Manager at Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, reflects on the Wiltshire-wide schools project Singing Together 2016.

Guest Blog: Sophie Amstell, Learning and Participation Manager at Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, reflects on the Wiltshire-wide schools project Singing Together 2016.

Once in a while a project comes along that makes your heart soar. The funding falls into place, the partners all click and the participants have the experience of a lifetime. Singing Together was one of those projects. It started some 18 months ago when Mark Powell (Artistic Director, Prime Theatre) approached us at the … Continue reading