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Guest blog: A Celebration of Art in Wiltshire – Project Officer, Joy Bloomfield reflects on how Creative Wiltshire and ARTeology have collected and inspired our creative talent

Guest blog: A Celebration of Art in Wiltshire – Project Officer, Joy Bloomfield reflects on how Creative Wiltshire and ARTeology have collected and inspired our creative talent

Museum and archive collections are, in their very nature, eclectic. They often have roots in one person’s fascination with the past and they develop and grow much like a tree putting out roots. They are often dependent on donations, and collecting policies within museums are developed to provide some structure to this form of collecting, … Continue reading

Guest blog: The Wharf Theatre looks forward to bringing another 70 years of quality, independent theatre to Devizes and East Wiltshire.…….

Guest blog: The Wharf Theatre looks forward to bringing another 70 years of quality, independent theatre to Devizes and East Wiltshire.…….

In the 6th Century BC when Thespis, a priest, poet and follower of the Greek God Dionysus, combined dialogue with song it is said that he became the first actor and theatre began. Today theatre remains an integral part of our society and culture; a place of entertainment and magic. Wiltshire boasts many wonderful venues … Continue reading

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