Wiltshire Creative Connects

27 April - 31 August 2020
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Welcome to WILTSHIRE CREATIVE CONNECTS

There is something for everyone in our online Wiltshire Creative Connects programme, whether you’re an audience member, participant or artist. Maybe you are discovering Wiltshire Creative for the first time, in which case – welcome!

Take time to browse the content below to find creative activities for all ages, films, interviews, discussions and demonstrations with some of our creative team and friends on our Featured Artists page, and support for artists of all kinds.

New content is added each week, so visit us again soon.

From everyone at Wiltshire Creative.

 

 

Monday 3 August – Sunday 9 August

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Young Artists

Shining a spotlight on artists

Each week, through a series of short films, we will profile one of the amazing artists who either live locally or has worked with Wiltshire Creative.
This week Mackenzie, David, Anabella, Rachel, Georgia, Megan, Charlie, Fraser and others want to share their story with you.
The young people who Wiltshire Creative have worked with over the years as Youth Theatre members or Young Ambassadors, have shared their experiences of productions and workshops as well as how theatre in the community has helped them develop as people and Artists.

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Monday 10 August – Sunday 15 August

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: HER NAKED SKIN Community Cast

Shining a spotlight on artists
Each week, through a series of short films, we will profile one of the amazing artists who either live locally or has worked with Wiltshire Creative.
This week we are delighted to take a look back to 2018 when Wiltshire Creative brought together a group of women to form a Community Cast, who were to perform alongside a professional cast, to present the regional premiere of Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Her Naked Skin, an epic story of political and personal intensity. 

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Thursday 20 August 

Imber: You Walk Through

Imber. Wiltshire. 7 miles from any town. From dusty roads to floods and fires. From medieval church graffiti to a curlew’s eye view of tanks crossing. Once open land, now a close combat fighting training ground, Imber is open to the public for a limited number of days each year.
This immersive experience offers a unique opportunity to encounter Salisbury Plain’s most intriguing site. You walk on bones and earth, flint and chalk. You hear a little girl playing, a conversation in the pub; a soldier waiting in old walls for an exercise to begin.
 

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Every Monday

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Creative fun for under 5s

Check out the website every Monday morning for a new creative activity sheet to download. Great fun for under 5s and their families.

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THE SCRIPT ROOM

Calling all budding young playwrights

Have you ever wanted to write your own script or story? Have you got lots of ideas for a play? This is your chance to work with professional members of the Wiltshire Creative team and other young people to plan and write your own play. This will be a series of online sessions, available to young people aged 8-21.

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ARTIST SURGERIES

Are you an artist with a question?

Are you an artist with burning questions that need answering? We’re here to help! Twice a month we will be running Artist Surgeries where we will offer advice and support – around any art form. You may have questions about how to apply for funding, routes into the industry, technical production or marketing. So fire away and we’ll do our best to help.

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FRIDAYS

MIND THE GAP CONNECTS

Creative challenges for over 60s

Mind the Gap is our regular performance and creative arts group for older people. As part of Wiltshire Creative Connects, we’re offering everyone the opportunity to get involved from home. We’d love you to get creative by responding to our weekly suggestions and then sharing your creations with us, by emailing clare.threadgold@wiltshirecreative.co.uk we’ll then showcase your work on our website and via social media.

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STAGE 65 YOUTH THEATRE

Stay connected with youth theatre friends

If you are a member of Stage 65 Youth Theatre and missing your regular fix of drama activities, you can join familiar faces and stay connected with these regular online sessions.

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CREATIVE INSPIRATION

Inspiring artists

Are you an artist craving some creative inspiration? Over the coming months we will post something to inspire you (e.g. a quote, a piece of music or a piece of art) so that you can create a short response in your chosen art form (e.g. a cript, a piece of music, an image or a short performance). We will provide feedback to all submissions and select some to be shared here on our website.

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WHAT TO WATCH

Viewing tips from the team

You have probably noticed there’s quite a bit to watch on line and wondered where to begin. Well, we’re here to help. Each weekend, a different member of the Wiltshire Creative team will give their tips on the best full-length theatre, performance and art available to view online.

What to Watch Anna

TED Talks| Wayne McGregor: A Choreographer's creative process in real time 
Song of 99 by Dimitris Papaioannou
In Spite of Wishing and Wanting by Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez
This film contains strong language and scenes some viewers might find upsetting
https://youtu.be/fVYnDxC3yuE
Gaga Movement online classes by Ohad Naharin dancers 

Mirka What to Watch

A Long Slow Walk Through Fire - a film describing the firing process of an Anagama kiln
Journey of Things by Magdalene Odundo
Tracks in the Flats by Alexandra Engelfriet
The resulting work in images can be found here
The Potters’ Suite by Lúčnica - the Slovak National Folklore Ballet 

 

What to Watch Viv

The Deep Blue Sea – National Theatre
Romeo and Juliet – Matthew Bourne
Reasons to be Cheerful – Graeae
Come to Where I Am – Paines Plough

WTW CLARE 2

Girls Like That – A Synergy Project/Unicorn Theatre Project 
What Once Was Ours – Half Moon Theatre
Harry Baker, Grand Salm Poetry Champion -Tedx
Grounded – Louis Theroux 

Mackenzie

Macbeth (Shakespeare) – Royal Shakespeare Company
Mozart in Quarantine – Jerusalem Street Orchestra
A Solo Exhibition of Veri Apriyatno (2012) – Exhibition on IndoArtNow


 

WTW Eleanor

Sitting in Limbo - Stephen S. Tomlinson BBC
Reflect and Lynched - Nikkolas Smith
Recommendations from Netflix, search for these titles: 13th, When They See Us, Self Made, Dear White People, 12 Years A Slave, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
How to financially help BLM with NO MONEY/ leaving your house (Invest in the future for FREE) - YouTube Video Project showcasing and supporting Black Lives Matter

WTW fIONA

Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties
Network - National Theatre Wales 
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo - ​BBC Radio 4
Hay Festival Player - Hay Festival

 

Sebastian new

Two Noble Kinsme– Shakespeare’s Globe
Fleabag – Phoebe Waller-Bridge 
Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment (Vienna State Opera) and Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti (Opera North)  
Lost Empires – J B Priestley / Granada 

Rosie what to watch

The Shows Must Go On! Weekly musical theatre releases from Andrew Lloyd Webber 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s Globe 
5 SOLDIERS – Rosie Kay Dance Company
Virtual Longleat Safari

Amanda Bruce What to Watch

Ode - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Flowers for Mrs Harris - Chichester Festival Theatre 
Rakhi Singh Violin Recitals - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Faces of Frida - Exhibition on Google Arts & Culture 

 

 

Don’t forget, new events and activities are added each week, so come back and visit the website soon!

 

 

THANK YOU

We hope you are enjoying our WILTSHIRE CREATIVE CONNECTS programme and in a small way its offering something positive for all of you during these tough times. We desperately miss opening our doors and entertaining you - and eagerly look forward to when we can again in the future. But for now we just want to give the whole community a creative focus - for free - and generate much needed opportunities for arts professionals and support people who are most vulnerable during this isolation.

We are so grateful to those of you that can consider making a donation as a gesture of personal support. Your gift will go a long way in helping us to continue offering creative opportunities to our community in these challenging times.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity and community spirit.

Stay safe and take care from the whole team at Wiltshire Creative