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Watch From Home: Tim Crarer and Roger Townsend in conversation

26 January 2021 Watch From Home
Roger Townsend

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Watch From Home: Tuesday 26 January at 7pm

In Conversation with Roger Townsend, Founder of Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Festival.

We are delighted to share with you the opportunity to 'Watch From Home' this special interview with Founder of Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Festival. During the Summer of 2020, Chair of Wiltshire Creative Tim Crarer met with Roger to film this insightful conversation as they look back to the 1970’s and discuss the beginnings of Salisbury Arts Centre and the Salisbury Festival. Roger recalls the challenging moments associated with both, how the City nurtured what they became and the extraordinary highlights celebrated in the building and at the festival. With some fascinating and entertaining stories - the history behind the building's Tower, a shock reaction over nudity in the first performance of Equus and talk of demolition or roof removal for St. Edmunds Church.  

This is a magical trip down memory lane for anyone with an interest in the legacy organisations of Wiltshire Creative and the cultural heritage of our City.