We at Peacock HQ hope that you are all safe and well at this difficult time? As it is a potentially challenging time for many artists, Corsham Town Council have asked if we could send out some information to our creative community. We very much hope that the following links are useful and that you are able to spare 5 minutes to complete a short survey to assess the impact of Covid-19 on our local artistic community.
Thank you for reading. Stay safe.
CORSHAM AND COVID-19
ARTISTS AND CREATIVE PRACTITIONERS’ SURVEY + FUNDING SOURCES
Corsham Town Council has undertaken a research project to find out what impact the coronavirus crisis has had on the town’s economy and the people whose work is based here. We have also been sharing news of funding schemes and the help and advice available.
Peacock HQ is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a Wiltshire Life Award! Specifically the The Arts, Culture & Music Award for Groups.
The Wiltshire Life Awards are organised by Wiltshire’s leading county magazine Wiltshire Life. There are three nominees in each category, and this year we are up against Marlborough Literature Festival and the Wiltshire Music Centre. Tough competition! But it is the hard work and talent of our artists that has quite rightly been recognised by the judging panel and so we are thrilled to have been shortlisted.
As always, a great big thank you to our exhibitors first and foremost – you make the Trail what it is. And thank you to
Well we at Peacock HQ have no idea where this week has gone, it’s just flown by! It’s the last day of the Trail today with just a few hours left – all venues are open until 5pm* so grab your brochure and your raincoat and get out there!
We hope you’ve managed to pick up a printed copy of our brochure. It’s well worth hanging on to it once the Trail has finished as it makes an excellent gift guide to local arts and crafts – perfect when you’re struggling to think of something to buy that awkward person at Christmas, or for birthday’s, anniversaries and other significant events.
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to our artists for giving up so much of their time this week to share their passions and be all round inspirational, wonderful folk. And THANK YOU to our thousands of visitors for braving the quite frankly dreadful weather this week to do the Trail – it’s so appreciated!
And as an added bit of fun, if you were tuned into BBC Wiltshire this morning you’ll have heard Olivia de Rivaz and artists at the Barn Gallery in Kington Langley with BBC Radio Wiltshire on their Treasure Hunt. Great to hear such a fantastic shout out for the trail – thank you BBC Wiltshire!
Our exhibitors will be listed on our website for 2 years until the next Trail in 2021!
* the odd exception applies, please check the brochure
The Peacock Arts Trail is delighted to bring you details of a fascinating and award winning piece of theatre at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham…
IT’S TRUE IT’S TRUE IT’S TRUE
By Breach Theatre
At Pound Arts
Wednesday 30 October, 7.30pm
We’re now over halfway on the 2019 Peacock Arts Trail and the week is flying by! We’re gearing up for the second busy weekend but first we wanted to share with you some of the incredible talent on display from our adventures out and about on the Trail so far…
Below are some pictures of the Trail in action. Peacock HQ have been absolutely blown away by the work on display – we can’t thank our artists enough for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm for sharing what they love doing and inspiring others!
We also can’t wait to see the creative outcomes of the workshops that are running over the course of the week. What has inspired you so far? Have you joined in on a workshop? Where do you plan to visit this weekend? Share your journey with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
But first, time to sit down, have a cup of tea, and browse through our photos for a recap on where you’ve been, and inspiration for where to visit next…
Creative Connections Project
Olivia de Rivaz
We are proud to support the Just A Card campaign and to champion independent businesses. The campaign aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even ‘just a card’ are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses.
And we’re off! Hello 9 days of art art and more art!
We hope artists and art lovers alike have a wonderful week, chatting with fellow enthusiasts, making new friends, and generally celebrating how important it is to be creative in any way you can!
If you’ve not seen it already, do check out our Discover the Trail page which we hope will help you navigate the Trail – links to our exhibitors can be found on this page (or above), along with links to maps, our online brochure and workshops.
Thank you in advance to everyone who visits one or more of our venues – we can assure you that a lot of work goes into getting ready for an exhibition like this and you will be warmly welcomed at every venue you visit. And remember, entry to all venues is completely free.
The Peacock Arts Trail are big fans of the Just A Card campaign – do have a read of their website to find out why their work is so important to small creative businesses.
Painters and twin brothers, Jonathan and Michael Sanders, will be launching their Peacock Arts Trail with a paint duel!
Both artists visited Lacock Abbey on the same day to take a photograph of a section of the Abbey they wished to paint. Neither have seen the others painting – both will be unveiled at 10.30am on Saturday 5th at their gallery on Pickwick Road, Sanders Painting & Sculpture.
Visit them at venue #9 to see the results of their hard work and cast your vote!
The Birdhouse Cafe in Box is very generously offering a special deal to those visitors on the Peacock Arts Trail!
For the 9 days of the Trail you can get a coffee or tea and a piece of cake for just £4! The only condition? You have to tell them your favourite artist on the Trail so far!
We are delighted to have been able to organise our very first community project for the 2019 Peacock Arts Trail.
Masterminded by the wonderful Rachael Holtom, a group of older people have produced artwork inspired by the phrase ‘A Walk in Corsham Park’.
They have worked with two of our artists – Rachel Heard and Sam Perry – to create some very impressive art as well as have lots of fun and laughter on the way!
You can enjoy the exhibition of the ‘Creative Connections’ group everyday during the Peacock Arts Trail at Corsham Town Hall, 10am – 3pm.
We are very grateful to Wiltshire Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board for funding this project; to Corsham Town Council for their kind support and to the customers of Waitrose (Melksham) for donating via the green token scheme.
We’re delighted to inform you that there are two new workshops and demonstrations being offered by artists at The Barn Gallery in Kington Langley: