Explore Art and Culture in Trowbridge Park with ‘Creative Trowbridge’

Jul 4, 2018

Active Trowbridge is having its annual Active Festival in Trowbridge Park on Saturday 14 July. Explore Art Trowbridge is joining in the activities with ‘Creative Trowbridge’ which encourages young people to take part in a creative trail starting in Trowbridge Park and working their way around various art activities and venues in the town.

Trowbridge Museum will have a stand at the Active Festival in the park and their volunteers will be handing out activity packs to start children off on their discovery trail. Children will need to solve clues, take rubbings and collect items in the park before heading off to the first activities at Court Street Gallery where they will use their findings to make decorated paper.

From Court Street Gallery they will follow the trail to Town Hall Arts to use their decorated paper to take part in a collaborative large-scale papercut drawing inspired by the Active Festival theme of ‘Around the World’, which will then be displayed for visitors to the Town Hall to see. Participants can also make something to take away on the day.

At Drawing Projects UK there will be an exhibition of drawings and ceramics by distinguished artists and makers from ‘Around the World’. Artist-led Drawing Sessions in The Centre for Drawing Project Space will encourage participants to draw ‘their place in the world’. There will also be a free Drawing Discussion at 4pm. The free events are kindly supported by Bath Spa University.

Families will then be encouraged to return to the Park for the afternoon’s events of the Active Festival which include different sports and activities with plenty of inflatable fun as well.

 “We wanted to do something active and creative to tie in with the great work that Active Trowbridge do in getting young people moving more” says Philippa Edwards of Town Hall Arts “We also very lucky that West Wilts Micros are providing the papers and card for the children to use on the day, and we are very grateful for their continued support.”

 “This will also be the final chance to see the exhibition ‘Subversive Surfaces’ by artists Gina Baum and Lou Baker which closes on Saturday, ready to hang our second open exhibition Open 2018” says Katie Ackrill, Town Hall Arts Curator and co-organiser of Explore Art Trowbridge. “The paper-cutting idea has been inspired by the work of Henri Matisse whose work appeals to children’s sense of colour and scale, we can’t wait to see how it turns out”

Creative Trowbridge and Explore Art Trowbridge will be taking place on Saturday 14 July 2018 from 10am. Creative Trowbridge is a free event, and children of any age are encouraged to take part. Anyone less than 16 years old should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

To find out more, visit the Explore Art Trowbridge website here, or email info@townhallarts.co.uk.