1. Shining Examples

    After retirement, Margaret decided to give her time to the smaller charities in her local community – including Arts Together. Read about her volunteer work on the ITV website.

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  2. Artists ‘better protected’ against dementia, study finds

    ‘Art should be taught to everyone. It’s better than many medications and is as important as mathematics or history.’ Dr. Luis Fornazzari, St. Michael’s Hospital memory clinic Read the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/08/22/art-dementia.html

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  3. Summer Scrapstore trip by Devizes group

    During the annual consultations this year Devizes group members talked about the long summer break and how difficult they found it to keep being creative. The main hurdles were loss of motivation, lack of space, lack of materials and forgetting what they were doing. So we came up with an idea to trail a summer […]

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  4. Fishy News

    There was something fishy going on in Devizes Market Place last Thursday when Arts Together displayed the handiwork of older people in the area. The creators of the fish costumes, who live in sheltered accommodation across the area, were too frail to come out and show off their work so the more able-bodied members of […]

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  5. Fishy Fundraising

    We had two wonderful fund-raising days last Thursday and Saturday, and the fish were a definite hit. Thank you so much everyone for all your time, effort and good cheer. We received some generous donations and just as important gave away nearly 60 flyers. We chatted to so many people, explaining what Arts together is […]

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  6. Red faced Jane goes fundraising!

    Here is the thing…..  Red face paint DOES NOT come off with water and paper towels!!  This is how I left Devizes today after scrubbing my face in the loo’s of the pub, then doing the walk of shame through the wedding party who all laughed and pointed at me in sheer amazement. I think […]

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  7. Portraits and Abstract Heads at Marlborough

    For the last four weeks the group have been continuing to work on small canvases. Their starting point was the abstract head series by Jawlensky. Using each other as models and photocopies of these ‘abstract heads,’ the paintings, in acrylic, started to evolve with intuitive feeling for colour, into their own works of art. Maybe […]

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  8. The fish are coming!

    Arts Together will be ‘Fishing for Friends’ in Devizes on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th July with a shoal of fish, made by all of the groups during the spring. The fish were the idea of group members who said that since we got so wet fundraising last year we’d be better off being fish. […]

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  9. A day in the life

    A day in the life of an anonymous Arts Together group. One of those sessions that seemed particularly manic partly due to it being the last day of this project and everyone wanting it finished (which it wasn’t – artist doing that at home), and also because of some social politics (which I still haven’t […]

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  10. Abstract Expressionists at Marlborough

    The Arts Together group at Marlborough were thinking like Jackson Pollock today. They made several large paintings (about six metres long) as a group, without using any paint brushes, just by pouring paint, tipping the paper at the edges and by blowing with straws. I think the result encourgaed them to think in an abstract […]

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