1. Nominate Arts Together Now!

    It’s the time of year when Sainsburys look for their charity of the year. (We almost made it in Bradford on Avon last time – but came second). You can pick up a form in store, or you can nominate us on line. www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/#nominate information you will need;charity name – Arts Togethercharity reg no – […]

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  2. New Groups update

    There are now three new groups running in Corsham, Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon. Here is a brief glimpse of what they have been up to over the last four weeks. Corsham First session at Corsham and all very messy and fun. Lots of first stage printing done with Jane Johnson (4 tables full) and […]

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  3. Coats of Arms in Devizes

    The group members at Devizes and Pewsey really loved this project – designing their very own personal coat of arms with Anna Lane. Each one includes things that are important to each person, and lots of fascinating stories and details were shared over the weeks. Did anyone know that Ralph spoke Russian? They then designed […]

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  4. Easyfundraising that is truly easy!

    We have been registered with Easyfundraising for 3 years and in that time have raised £319.29p. Not a fortune, but if more of us took part it might be. And it involves no personal donations, just the need to remember to make a couple of extra “clicks” when shopping online – and there are even […]

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  5. Painting Bold Canvases with Sarah Weeks

    Pewsey Arts Together members painted in bold colours using acrylic paints in the style of the painter Alex von Jawlensky – who they now know all about. This then led them off from the abstract heads, to free up their style and paint butterflies or stripes (like the painter Sean Scully). Drawing with coloured pastels […]

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  6. A great week!

    Big “thank you’s” to Jane Johnson and Karin Kennedy for their hedge fund (see above) during the Cloth Road Arts Trail which raised a fantastic £120 for Arts Together. Brilliant concept – and hedgefund managers take note! And to Carol Harris (Devizes volunteer) for getting us nominated and then voted as charity of the year […]

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  7. Devizes member knits scarves for the troops in Afghanistan

    Damaris, Devizes group member and resident at the Bupa home in Market Lavington, has been knitting scarves for the troops in Afghanistan with the encouragement of the Bupa staff. Manager Debs Tilney sent the scarves to her son’s regiment and they replied with a letter to Damaris and a photo of the ‘boys’ wearing the […]

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  8. Volunteering Opportunities

    All of us at Arts Together have been a bit headless for the past few months, setting up 3 new groups but we are progressing well. New members are joining thick and fast – a waiting list already. The one thing we are short of is volunteers, particularly in Trowbridge though we could do with […]

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  9. Soapmaking workshops

    The soapmaking workshops worked very well judging by levels of enjoyment and concentration. The finished soaps showed individual expressions of creativity and imagination, and the results are a credit to the great volunteers who worked very hard to help everyone. Couldn’t have done it without them! I feel privileged to have worked with this group. […]

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  10. Introducing… Kelly

    This is the first of an occasional post that will introduce some of the essential and dedicated people who through their efforts keep Arts Together going. Kelly is a volunteer with the Devizes group, and brings not only fresh energy and ideas to the members but also her experience as an artist/designer. She is in […]

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