Trowbridge named in up and coming places list

I've sometimes mentioned Trowbridge, the town that has been my home for the past 15 years, and a place which is sometimes maligned by thoughtless people.  It's true that Trowbridge is a work in progress with huge room for improvement, but it's also a place with huge potential, with affordable housing, good state schools, and … Continue reading Trowbridge named in up and coming places list

Guest Blog: Anita Taylor talks about establishing a centre for drawing and contemporary art at Bridge House in Trowbridge

Very exciting to read this article on The Arts in Wiltshire Blog.

Dean of Bath School of Art and Design, Jerwood Drawing Prize Director, and artist, Anita Taylor talk about her visions for a new centre for drawing and contemporary art in Trowbridge, West Wiltshire.

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Vestiges, Anita Taylor installed at Drawing Projects, Bridge House Vestiges, Anita Taylor installed at Drawing Projects, Bridge House

Drawing is both a sophisticated and vital means of thinking and communicating, and is readily accessible to all. As a primary visual language, essential for neurological development and enhanced communication and expression, drawing is perhaps as important as the development of written and verbal skills. The need to understand the world through visual means would seem more acute than ever; with images transcending many barriers of language and enhancing communications in an increasingly globalised world.

Alongside a need for drawing skills for those entering employment identified by a range of industries in the creative sectors – animation, architecture, design, fashion, film, theatre, performance and the communication industries – drawing is also widely used within a range of other professions as a means to develop, document, explore, explain, interrogate and plan, including in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine and…

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Writing Poetry to Commemorate the Olympic Torch Relay

This morning I worked with seven Year 9 students (aged 13 and 14) from The Clarendon College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, who are writing poems to commemorate the visit of the Olympic Torch Relay to their school.  The poems will be included in the Wiltshire 2012 Festival of Celebration at Hudsons Field, Salisbury on 11th July and … Continue reading Writing Poetry to Commemorate the Olympic Torch Relay

Trowbridge, West Wiltshire, is on the map for National Flash-Fiction Day on May 16th, 2012

"Flash-fictions are short, short stories, small but perfectly formed, packing a huge punch in a small number of words.  On 16th May, all over the UK, events will be being held to celebrate these tiny gems."   National Flash-Fiction Day Trowbridge, a town with a population of about 28,000 people, in West Wiltshire, doesn't have a cinema (yet … Continue reading Trowbridge, West Wiltshire, is on the map for National Flash-Fiction Day on May 16th, 2012