Grand gesture for Trowbridge music enthusiasts
5:37pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Latest News
Musical Trowbridge residents can now indulge their passion for the piano by popping into the Town Hall, which now has a baby grand piano in the foyer.
The piano will be used for musical events and arts groups’ rehearsals, and anyone who drops into the building on Wednesday’s open days is welcome to sit down and play their favourite tunes.
The piano is on loan from the Johnston family, who wanted to fnd a good home for the 1920s Broadwood baby grand as they were moving from their large Bradford on Avon house and had no space for it in their new home.
Wiltshire Music Centre director Clare Jack, also on the trust which is turning Trowbridge Town Hall into a music and arts centre, said: “They’re great longtime supporters of the music centre, but sadly we had no space for it in our foyer, which gets very crowded when we have events on as it is.
“So I asked if we could find it a good home, and the Town Hall seemed the perfect place.”
”It’s a lovely paino, and we are hugely grateful to the donors and the Music Centre for thinking of us,” said Tracy Sullivan, director of Trowbridge Arts, who are working to bring more arts events into the building as quickly as possible.
“We hope choirs and groups doing musical theatre will be able to use it and the foyer for rehearsals, and of course we will use it for events.
“It’s just settling down after the move, and once it’s done that and been tuned then when we are open every Wednesday anyone is welcome to come in and play it. It will be lovely to hear music in the building. People can also come in and take a look round and see the work we are doing here to create the arts centre Trowbridge deserves.”
The Town Hall is open from 10am-2pm every Wednesday, while the market is on in the town centre. It is also being used for youth theatre sessions and adult dance on Monday evenings, and will be the venue for an exhibition and events during the Trowbridge Arts Festival in October and November and for professional theatre shows run by Trowbridge Arts.
Full details of these are at www.trowbridgeart.com; for the full programme for the Arts Festival, and booking details, go to www.trowbridgeartsfestival.co.uk.
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