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CAPTAIN SWING AND THE BLACKSMITH

The new novel by Beatrice Parvin, praised for the “musicality and lyricism of its language” is rapturously showcased with British folk music and storytelling. A riotous tale of passion and tragedy, set on Salisbury Plain in the 1840s, will be brought to life by spellbinding voices, fiddle wizardry and accordion.   ‘Captain Swing and the…… Continue reading CAPTAIN SWING AND THE BLACKSMITH

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Behind the scenes at the museum

As part of our HLF Creative Wiltshire project we have provided training and opportunity for people who are interested in working in Heritage Services. This has involved training days for museum staff and volunteers and has also included a one day a week role as a Creative Wiltshire Exhibition Assistant (trainee) for a ten month period. The…… Continue reading Behind the scenes at the museum

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Claude Flight and the craft of lino-cutting

Walter Claude Flight (1881-1955) was born in London,  a cousin of Rudyard Kipling, and his early life included stints as an engineer, librarian, farmer and beekeeper. In this period he used to describe modern early 20th century life as a call to action.  Even in 1925 he wrote “Time seems to pass so quickly nowadays. Everybody…… Continue reading Claude Flight and the craft of lino-cutting

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ARTeology – ART inspired through ART re-discovered

  A wonderful opportunity has presented itself whereby through acquisition and the building of a unique collection we can appreciate the influence and inspiration the county has instilled in creative people across the centuries. This has been made possible as part of the HLF “Collecting Cultures” Creative Wiltshire & Swindon project. Creative Wiltshire aims to…… Continue reading ARTeology – ART inspired through ART re-discovered

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50 years of Brit Art at BAA

Showcasing the finest representatives of staff and alumni of Bath Academy of Art let us reflect on the last fifty years of development in British art.                 William Scott 1913-1989 It was back in the 1950s, at the beginning of a period of major artistic flourishing in Cornwall, that St Ives formed the nucleus of…… Continue reading 50 years of Brit Art at BAA

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Art in the Landscape

When we think about local history, it is perhaps easiest to think about the use of the land; those who made use of it and the changes they brought. The landscape is constantly transforming from season to season. There are changes in industry, in working practices, settlement use and advances in technology from cement to…… Continue reading Art in the Landscape

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Marlborough Open Studios 2017

This year’s Open Studios is happening next month, and practitioners include the artist Julie Smith who is currently working with us on the Creative Wiltshire ARTeology project. You will find her at venue 14 which is at Minal Woodlands House, Mildenhall.   Open Studios offers a rare opportunity to for the public to visit the…… Continue reading Marlborough Open Studios 2017