Trowbridge Town Hall is reopening on Saturday. Alongside its two local shops and Free Range Café, the Town Hall is presenting an art exhibition of work created by residents during lockdown.
Curator Jen Hamblin explains:
We wanted to celebrate the creativity unlocked during lockdown. Whether that’s people re-exercising their creative muscles or people taking up something for the first time – we felt it was important for us as town to take a moment to pause and contemplate the shared experience we’ve had.
The exhibition is free and visitors are asked to make a donation to local charity Trowbridge Future.
Trowbridge Future supports some of the most vulnerable people in the town. It runs the Community Hub in The Shires and youth activities in Longfield, Seymour and Studley Green.
During lockdown, the charity became an essential service for those most at need. The team distributed leftover food from supermarkets, delivered wellbeing and activity packs to young people, and responded to those in immediate need.
Donations will enable Trowbridge Future to continue its vital work to support residents in the difficult months ahead.
David Lockwood, Director of Trowbridge Town Hall, said:
We want to shine a light on the amazing work that has been taking place in lockdown. And none has been more vital in our town than that carried out by Trowbridge Future.
Zoe Meaden, Hub Manager for Trowbridge Future, said:
Working on the frontline throughout lockdown has been an extremely rewarding experience. I have been humbled by the strength and tenacity of local residents and groups who have had to flex with a constantly changing landscape.
The Town Hall’s grand doors swing open at 10am on Saturday and are open throughout the day until 9pm.