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