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First summer open at Salisbury Arts Centre

THE first Summer Open at Salisbury Arts Centre, running to 7th September, features 90 pieces, in a wide range of media, by 70 different artists from Salisbury and the surrounding area. Wiltshire Creative resident artist and the exhibition’s curator Mirka Golden-Hann said: “This exhibition will celebrate creativity flourishing within our community by providing a platform…

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Dyrham Park paintings in close-up

SOME of the outstanding collection of paintings at the National Trust’s Dyrham Park are currently on show at very close quarters thanks to conservation work to re-vitalise the house. The work on the house, part of a £10 million project across the whole National Trust site, means that both staircases are currently undergoing vital repairs…

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Creative Coverage at Ilminster

CREATIVE Coverage, the summer exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre, on until 24th August, brings together a group of professional artists  whose work ranges from botanical illustrations to ceramics. The artists taking part include Joanna Cummings and Caz Scott, showing West Country landscape and botanical painters Susan Thomson, Mary-Clare Cornwallis and Patricia Regnart. Three dimensional work…

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Arborealists at Young Gallery

THE infinite inspiration and beauty of trees is the subject of the new exhibition, The Arborealists and Guests: the Art of the Tree, at The Young Gallery at Salisbury, from 2nd to 24th August . The show features work by 40 Arborealists and nine guest artists, and is curated by Peter Riley. The exhibitors include…

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Dorset Moon shone around the world

DORSET Moon, a celebration at three locations of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, attracted crowds of more than 41,000 people and was reported around the world. Luke Jerram’s massive installation, Museum of the Moon, was shown at St Peter’s Church, Sherborne Abbey and Nothe Fort, Weymouth, with programmes of visual art, music and…

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Kids go wild with Lost Words

THE start of the school summer holidays finds parents looking for inventive and creative ways to keep their children entertained. They need look no further than the Artsreach summer programme of activities, which runs from 26th July to 30th August. This summer’s programme is inspired by The Lost Words, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s stunning…

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Small step, giant leap

BRUCE Munro, one of the world’s leading light and sound artists, presents a one-off event at Messums Wiltshire art centre, in the 700 year old tithe barn at Tisbury, to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Small Step, Giant Leap is a video and sound performance on Saturday 20th July, at 7pm; entry…

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Listen at Frome

LISTEN, which continues through August, brings composer Errollyn Wallen to the town on 29th August. The summer programme of inspiring music, visual art, sound and exploration is based at Black Swan Arts and other Frome locations and curated by composer and local resident Helen Ottaway working with artist Mel Day. The aim is to make…

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Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

VISITORS to the Museum of Somerset at Taunton can discover more about the county’s animals, plants and birds in a playful exhibition opening on Saturday 20th July and running to 26th October. The exhibition is based on the book Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: The Natural History of an English Village, by the naturalist Stephen Moss,…

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