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Call out for artists in the south west

Tue 28 Jun 2016

Call out for artists in the south west

Outside In, Arts & Health South West (AHSW) and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are working in partnership on a new touring exhibition, ‘Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art from the South West.’ Submissions are NOW OPEN ...f...

Fancy joining in the witch trials!?

Thu 05 May 2016

Fancy joining in the witch trials!?

Gatecrash Theatre are looking for actors for their new play - The Crucible. This gritty drama, written by Arthur Miller, is based on the Salem witch trials. . Actual auditions are on Saturday, May 21 from 10am to 1...p...

Theatre Fest West Writer’s Prize

Tue 14 Jun 2016

Theatre Fest West Writer’s Prize

South West writers have the opportunity to have their new play staged by one of the country’s leading producing theatres as Salisbury Playhouse launches its new Theatre Fest West Writer’s Prize. The winning writer will ...h...

National Trust Retail Opportunity Open Call

Tue 28 Jun 2016

National Trust Retail Opportunity Open Call

The National Trust, in association with the Crafts Council and Heritage Craft Association, is launching an exciting retail opportunity and is on the search for talented contemporary craft makers to develop a product ran...g...

Arts Professional’s Pulse survey on diversity

Tue 28 Jun 2016

Arts Professional’s Pulse survey on diversity

Arts Professional is seeking a response to their short Pulse survey in an attempt to find out how those working in the arts are responding to ‘the diversity issue’. In terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orie...n...

Little Big Festival Birthday Party

Mon 18 Apr 2016

Little Big Festival Birthday Party

The Little Big Festival, staged in Old Town’s beautiful Victorian Town Gardens celebrate its 3rd birthday on Sunday 24th April from 2 – 4pm. One of the best presents is new sponsorship from local estate agents Richard J...a...

New College students help Tanwood Youth Theatre

Tue 29 Mar 2016

New College students help Tanwood Youth Theatre

Tanwood Youth Theatre is putting on Cats at the Wyvern Theatre next month and want local youngsters included in all parts of the production. Hence New College students from the production arts and media make up course ...h...

Culture White Paper

Tue 29 Mar 2016

Culture White Paper

The Government's Culture White Paper has launched. This is the first strategy for arts and culture in more than 50 years. The white paper sets out how the Government will: • Encourage access and opportunity acr...o...

National News - Library services lose a quarter of staff

Tue 29 Mar 2016

National News - Library services lose a quarter of staff

We know that Swindon's library services are under threat and this report from the BBC makes for sad reading.. Have a look at the articl...e...

The X Factor

Wed 13 Apr 2016

The X Factor

The search is on for new talent for TV's The X Factor and the show's production team will be holding open auditions at the Parade Shopping Centre in the town centre on 21 April from 10am to 6pm. Acts are advised to t...u...

Swindon's newest acting venue opens

Wed 13 Apr 2016

Swindon's newest acting venue opens

Swindon's newest company for contemporary theatre and performance training has opened at the Shoebox Theatre in Havelock Square. Managed by local arts company - Wrong Shoes Theatre Company- and supported by Artsite - t...h...

Swindon Open Studios Postcards

Mon 11 Apr 2016

Swindon Open Studios Postcards

To help publicise Swindon Open Studios (SOS) 2016, the organisers are looking for contributions to an SOS exhibition to be held on the Landing at the Arts Centre during the Festival of Literature. What they would lik...e...

Talented singer songwriter praised by Tom Odell and Rumer

Fri 13 May 2016

Talented singer songwriter praised by Tom Odell and Rumer

12 year old singer songwriter and Commonweal Pupil, Lottie Jenkins, made the final 10 of national competition, the Song Academy Young Songwriter competition. Her song - Kiss your old life away - received tons of prai...s...

BBC Music Day – nominate local unsung heroes

Mon 11 Apr 2016

BBC Music Day – nominate local unsung heroes

After a first outing in 2015, BBC Music Day returns on Friday 3 June 2016 and is looking to link up or involve amateur music groups. BBC Music Day aims to connect communities and generations through a UK-wide celebratio...n...

April is #LovetoKNIT month!

Mon 11 Apr 2016

April is #LovetoKNIT month!

Voluntary Arts' monthly #LoveTo campaign, is focussing on knitting in April: Knit yourself happy! The Woollen Woods is a fun way to bring craft and nature together, engaging communities with their local area, both as... ...

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