Monday, 21 August 2017

New Season of Events at Town Hall Arts

We are excited to announce our new season of events at Town Hall Arts. The new brochure will be with us soon and most of the events are now up on our website. In this post you can see what we have coming up in September but do stop by and pick up a brochure or visit our website to see all of the exciting things happening between September 2017 and March 2018

What's On in September 

Professor Elemental
Fri 1 Sep  |  8.30pm
£10 in advance, £12 on the door
Professor Elemental is an award winning hip hop artist and accomplished host, the Professor has performed all over the world. On stage the Professor is a wild combination of music and comedy, incorporating  improvisation and  new material for each live show. Doors 8.30pm.
'Fast and fluid...lovably bonkers' Londonist

Artists' Cafe
Thu 7 Sep  |  10.30am - 12pm
Come along to meet other local artists over a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake. This is an informal drop in session where you can share news and ideas, discuss your practice and artistic challenges and find out about artistic opportunities.

Explore Art Trowbridge
Sat 9 Sep  |  10am - 2pm
As part of the Heritage Open Days 2017, join us on Saturday 9th September for tours of historical buildings and other events across Trowbridge. All events are free of charge.

The Museum Box Project: Something of place and Library of Pilgrimages
Sat 9 Sep - Sat 4 Nov, Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Launch: 12-2pm Sat 9 Sep
These two exhibitions were created by Space Place Practice, a collective group of multidisciplinary practitioners who share an interest in researching the wider aspects of ‘landscape’.

The Cells Residency
Sat 9th - Mon 18th Sep, Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm
An exhibition in our basement cells revealing the creative results of time spent in the space from June to September 2017 by invited Artist in Residence Andrea V Wright.

Grease - Outdoor Screening
Fri 15th Sep  |  8pm
Free event
Come and relax in the beautiful Trowbridge Park and enjoy an outdoor screening of the classic American musical romantic comedy Grease, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. 8pm start (or when light allows) gates open at 7pm. PG. Duration: 105 mins.

Trowbridge Arts Youth Theatre
18 Sep - 27 Nov  |  Mon 6.30 - 8pm
£60 per term (includes ticket to a professional performance)
Youth theatre encourages young people to become creators of theatre, gives members a sense of being part of a team to grow in confidence. Ages 11 - 17.

Rolling Strong
Sat 23 Sep | 2pm
Adults £5 Children £3
Two talented Latin American directors from Colombia and Perú, present their latest films. They follow the stories of people who have succeeded despite their motor disabilities in achieving their goals against all odds!

Trowbridge Bookfest
Thu 28 Sep - Sat 7 Oct
Following two really successful events celebrating the joy of reading with people of all ages we are pleased to be working again with Trowbridge Library and Collaborative Schools Ltd to bring this new and inspiring Bookfest to Trowbridge. There are a number of events taking place in schools around Trowbridge but here are a few you can get involved in.Visit for more information.

Tea Dances
Thu 28 Sep  |  2 - 4.30pm
£5 (includes tea, coffee and cake!)
This is an enjoyable afternoon with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No one gets to sit out for long, and we aim to encourage everyone to have a go!

Exploring Drawing Term 1
28 Sep - 26 Oct | Thurs 5.30 - 7pm
£50 per term
This increasingly popular course is a fantastic opportunity for anyone, keen on drawing, to work with an inspiring teacher to develop their practice. 16+

Let's Draw
Sat 30 Sep  |  11am - 1pm
Suitable for beginners, improvers, or those who feel their drawing is rusty, this workshop will cover topics that many find hard to get ‘right’ when they are drawing. This session will be a fun one based around useful tips, technical guidance and experiments led by Michele Whiting.

Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Street, BA14 8EQ  |  |  01225 774306

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Marks & Spencer, Trowbridge opening hours

Trowbridge Foodhall is to open next week. It is a part of the Marks & Spencer network, located at Cradle Bridge County Way, BA14 8DR, in Trowbridge.   It serves visitors arriving from nearby localities.  In order to contact this outlet you may telephone the number 01225 458712.

Trowbridge Foodhall is normally open on Monday: 08:00 - 20:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 20:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 20:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 20:00, Friday: 08:00 - 20:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00. Its Sunday opening hours are: 10:00 - 16:00.

A welcome addition to food retail in Trowbridge.

White Horse Busienss Park

Alford Technologies, which develops tools to support explosive ordnance disposal, has acquired Shaw House on the White Horse Business Park in Trowbridge.

Shaw House is an 8,459 sq ft pavilion-styled office building with accommodation arranged over two floors and parking for 60 cars.

The company will occupy the entirety of the renamed Alford House. It plans to move its operations from Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate, Chippenham, in early July on completion of remodelling and renovation work.

Roland Alford, managing director at Alford Technologies, said: "We are delighted to have been able to acquire Alford House as our new headquarters. The building offers huge scope for expansion and future development and by moving only a few miles further from the M4, we have been able to take advantage of the favourable prices to secure a far higher quality, and larger property than we would otherwise have been able."

Colin Scragg, partner at Carter Jonas Oxford, which acted for Alford Technologies, added: "Recent rental increases in the South West region have been influenced by the lack of new office developments delivered this year. This has resulted in occupiers taking space outside city centres or seeking the acquisition of offices as a viable alternative option.

"Alford Technologies' decision to acquire Shaw House demonstrates its success in the region to date and its ongoing commitment to remaining in the area."

White Horse Business Park was developed in the 1980s and is now homes to organisations including The National Trust, Nutricia Ltd, XIS Industries and Hitachi Capital.

Friday, 16 June 2017

What's On in July - Town Hall Arts
 What's On in July - Town Hall Arts

Town Hall Arts is a centre for arts, culture and heritage learning at the heart of Wiltshire's County Town. We offer an array of professional theatre and dance performances, art exhibitions, workshops, a shop selling work by local artists, artists' studios and a large number of community groups that hire space in this incredible Grade II listed building.
For more information, please visit or call 01225 774306.

Town Hall Open
1 July – 2 Sep  |  Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge
Free Admission | Mon – Fri 10 – 4, Saturday 10 – 2
Town Hall Arts first open submission exhibition.

Fri 14 Jul  | Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge
7pm  |  £3  |  14+
Young musician Alice McNeil will invite more unsigned young talent to perform at Town Hall Arts on these youth-friendly music nights.

Unsigned Out

Sat 15 Jul |  The Bandstand, Trowbridge
11am – 3pm
Town Hall Arts’ young musicians will be performing in the bandstand as part of the Active Trowbridge weekend in Trowbridge Park.

Cool Britannia! A Ride Through the Swinging Sixties
Fri 21 July  |  Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge
7.30pm  |  £10
Join us to relive it all, as the 20th Century Foxes swing you through the length and breadth of the sounds of the Sixties. Expect some well-known classics as well as half-forgotten treasures.

Make It! Animate a Short Film - Holiday Session
Thurs 25 July  |  Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge
10am  |  £15  |  8+
In this workshop we’ll show you how easily you can bring your own characters to life using stop motion animation.

Friday, 5 May 2017

What's On in May - Town Hall Arts

What's On in May

Town Hall Arts is a centre for arts, culture and heritage learning at the heart of Wiltshire's County Town. We offer an array of professional theatre and dance performances, art exhibitions, workshops, a shop selling work by local artists, artists' studios and a large number of community groups that hire space in this incredible Grade II listed building.
For more information, please visit or call 01225 774306.

Unsigned Out
Sat 6 May  |  11am  |  Free
Young unsigned bands will take to the stage in Fore Street as part of the Lions May Fair.

Dying Matters Week
8 - 12 May  |  Free
A programme of interesting events spanning the week. Elizabeth Snell will be at Trowbridge Town Hall from 10am on Monday 8th May. Monday 8th - Death Cafe, Tuesday 9th  - Ask the Undertaker, Tuesday 9th - Performance of Dying to Please You, Wednesday 10th - Wills and power of attorney, pre-payment planning and pre-planning (final wishes) for your funeral, Thursday 11th - Dorothy’s Tea Party fundraiser for Dorothy House, Friday 12th - film morning.

The Time Travelling Magicians
Fri 12 May  |  7pm  |  £10/8  |  All Ages
Morgan & West present dazzling deceptions, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time.

Woodturners of Great Britain Exhibition
15 – 20 May | Free | All Ages
We are excited to have the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain exhibiting work here with a talk being hosted by John Aitken, AKA The Bowler Hatted Turner, on Thursday 18th May – Tickets £5.

Dementia Friends
Wed 17 May  |  6.30pm – 7.30pm  | Free
Come along to learn a little bit about what dementia is, what it’s like to live with dementia, and how the small changes you make can make a big difference to people with dementia.

Tea Dances
Thurs 25 May  |  2pm - 4.30pm  |  £5 (includes tea, coffee and cake)
Take part in a mixed programme of dances, under the guidance of experienced teacher Mike Freke, whilst enjoying the heritage of the Town Hall’s Supper room. Requests for specific dances are welcome

The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Fri 26 May  |  7.30pm  | £10  |  12+
Keith James; with a reputation of performing in an exact way, with an undying love of the pure song gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material.

Workshops, Courses & Groups
Artists’ Café                                                                         Thursday 4 May |  10.30am – noon | Free
Town Hall Poets                                                                  Monday 8 May  |  6pm  |  £3  | 16+

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Clarks Nills Planning Application 17/00200/FUL

Below is a representation submitted today in relation to the above planning application.

Transforming Trowbridge fully endorses the Town Council’s representations on this planning application for the Clarks Mills site.  Whilst there is no objection to the change of use to residential within the town centre area there is a tremendous opportunity to negotiate with the Clarks Mills’ applicant to secure the provision of a pedestrian and cycle link along the river Biss,  This is one of the objectives of the strategic plans for Trowbridge   

We understand the emerging masterplan for the Innox Mills site is seeking to maximise opportunities for pedestrian and cycle links to the town centre, and will also incorporate a riverside walk in accordance with River Biss SPD.

A condition in the permission protecting this route would ensure a wider strategic view is taken.

Monday, 20 March 2017

What's On in April - Town Hall Arts

Town Hall Arts
Town Hall Arts is a centre for arts, culture and heritage learning at the heart of Wiltshire's County Town. We offer an array of professional theatre and dance performances, art exhibitions, workshops, a shop selling work by local artists, artists' studios and a large number of community groups that hire space in this incredible Grade II listed building.
For more information, please visit or call 01225 774306.

Sat 1 April   |   11am – 2pm   |   Free
Come and experience creating artwork you can be inside, with the amazing HTC Vive. Wiltshire College students and staff will work with you to create artwork that will lead to an online exhibition. This will be a FREE drop in session with no need to book in advance.

Explore Art Trowbridge

Thurs 6 April    |   5pm             
The day will include tours, talks and discussions about what is currently on offer, what is planned for the future and provides an opportunity to share a vision for the creative future of Trowbridge.

1000 years of Warp and Weft

Thurs 6 April   |   7.30pm   |   Talk   |   £5
Using images, the Museum’s handling collection and some objects from the Museum store David will explain how the simple act of weaving came to dominate the west Wiltshire townscape.

Acting For Screen

Sat 8 April   |   10am   |   £35
Bafta nominated Director Frank Smith will lead this session giving tips on how to present yourself when applying for roles and at auditions; the importance of and how to make the most of your close up, how to move and handle props and more.

Wed 12 April   |   7:30pm   |   Theatre   |   £11/9 conc
Based on a true story of a woman who struck up an unlikely friendship with a wounded bird. It features live music, original songs, great drama – and a crow called Alfie. A funny, moving and timeless story of our endless fascination with birds – especially clever, tricksy, knowing ones.

Trowbridge Horror Convention

Sat 22 April   |   10am – 10pm   |   £5 entry
Come and experience Town Hall Arts as you’ve never experienced it before, with interactive horror tours, Horror icons, Horror traders, Meet and Greets a Horror Art Gallery and more. Visit for more information.

Fri 28 April   |   7.30pm   |   Music   |   £8
Emerging from roots in late 1990s lo-fi and London-centric psych-folk, Chris T-T first gained acclaim for sarcastic, city-obsessed urban alt/folk music. Active since 1997, this event will celebrate Chris's 20 years in music, clocking up over 2,200 gigs along the way

Print Plus Meet The Artists

Sat 29 April   |   12pm   |   Free
The seventeen members of Somerset Printmakers use print techniques including lino, collagraph, woodcuts and etching to cover a broad range of subjects from pure abstraction to figurative and landscape images. The exhibition continues until Sat 24 June.

 Workshops & Classes
Make It! Taster Session                                              Sat 8 April 10:30am   |   8+   |   Free  
Short Story Competition Workshops             Sat 8 April 11am / 2pm   |   Child/Adult   |   £2/£3
Make It! Design a T-shirt or Hoody                              Tues 11 April 10:30am   |   8+   |   £15
Trowbridge Arts Youth Company           Mons 24 April - 10 July   6:30pm   |   10 – 16   |   £60
Exploring Drawing                                      Thurs 27 April - 25 May  5.30pm   |   16+   |   £50
Make It! Animate a Short Film                   Sats 29 April – 27 May    10:30am   |   8+   |   £50