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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

Guest blog: Helen Ganberg, Education and Development Manager at Swindon Dance talks about providing children with learning disabilities, the opportunity to enjoy dance

Guest blog: Helen Ganberg, Education and Development Manager at Swindon Dance talks about providing children with learning disabilities, the opportunity to enjoy dance

In 2017 we at Swindon Dance identified the need to provide a dance opportunity tailored specifically for children age 7-12yrs with learning disabilities. There were 3 areas that we particularly wanted to address: Increasing social skills Increasing self esteem Improving physical mobility Ad hoc projects had taken place in the past but we were keen … Continue reading

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings! This year has certainly whizzed by! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the arts blog over the year and that it has helped you to share your projects, find suitable funding, connect with others as well as keeping you updated with opportunities, resources and developments in the arts and cultural sector. Our guest blogs this … Continue reading