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Theatre, Gender and Sexuality

Theatre, Gender and Sexuality

Hi! I’m Phoebe, and I am delighted to be a theatre practitioner involved in the Fabric of Life Project. As a bit of a history nerd myself (though certainly no expert!) as well as being bisexual, this project is right up my street! For my first blog post, I thought I would give you a … Continue reading

The V&A … Three times!

The V&A … Three times!

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Rachel Zoe. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world so we would have been crazy not to take the young people working on the Fabric of Life to London for a visit. The … Continue reading

One Week, Three Museums!

One Week, Three Museums!

The Munitions workers had already established their image in tunic and trousers, but were mainly centred in industrial towns and worked indoors. The Women’s Defence Relief Corps had introduced the idea of longish smock and gaiters and boots, but not as compulsory uniform. Now the Land Army girl was officially clad in twill breeches, pullover and … Continue reading

The Fabric of Life

The Fabric of Life

Gone were the buxom femininity of the Edwardian lady and the bluff machismo of the Edwardian gent. The new woman lopped off her hair, first bobbing it, then shingling it … and then cutting it all off into an Eton crop, the shortest of all. She wore cloche hats and sporty, androgynous-looking jumpers, her breasts … Continue reading

Dancing Back to 1914- Final celebration and sharing

Dancing Back to 1914- Final celebration and sharing

Final sharing of our Heritage Lottery Funded project “Dancing Back to 1914” took place at County Hall, Trowbridge on Thursday 3rd March 2016. The event featured live music performances, dance and theatre performances with tea and cake served by Last Baguette Theatre Company. This has been an exceptional project which has worked creatively to support … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture Visioning Day 2014

The Bigger Picture Visioning Day 2014

The Bigger Picture Visioning Day 2014 This event was an opportunity for a range of partner organisations (internal and external) whose role has a focus upon young people; notably Public Health, Education, Police and Early Help to influence how a programme of work develops, ensuring that it is effective, of high quality and meets the needs of the … Continue reading

Who’s Asking? Socially Engaged Arts

Who’s Asking? Socially Engaged Arts

Who’s Asking? has been an alternative arts project with young people in Trowbridge, artists Davis & Jones and WYAP. During the cold nights leading up to Christmas 2013, young people out and about on the streets were asked to share their stories over hot chocolate and cake. Fragments of these conversations were written on the … Continue reading

MusicMatters case studies

MusicMatters case studies

MusicMatters is a music project for children and young people in Wiltshire. We offer participants the chance to experience everything to do with writing, playing and recording music.  The project is well placed within Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership who are part of the Early Help Service for Wiltshire Council. Download the case studies below: MusicMatters case … Continue reading