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The Importance of Twelfth Night for the History of our Town

Today Christmas is mainly celebrated on 25 December, however historically this was seen as the beginning of the festive period, with 12 days of feasting and celebrating, concluding on Twelfth Night. The actual date for Twelfth Night depends on how the 12 days of Christmas are calculated, with different Christian traditions giving it as either …

Spotlight On: Chloe Yandell

I first came to Bath in 1996 to study a BA (Hons) in Conceptional Fine Art at Bath College of Higher Education which during my time changed to Bath Spa University College. I instantly fell in love with Bath and its surrounding areas and have stayed ever since. I further gained a PGCE in Secondary Art and Design.

Spotlight On: Sheona Beaumont

I’m Sheona Beaumont, and I live in Sherston near Malmesbury. My practice is in photography and writing, straddling both creative and academic work. I love photography history, and the way that its technology is a layered thing – so as well as taking pictures, I work with found images and interlace them digitally in various ways. I also write about photography’s connections with faith and religion, as seeing has so many elements of believing.

Spotlight On: Amy-Jane Blackhall

“My name is Amy-Jane Blackhall and I have a print studio located just outside of Corsham called Ink on Paper Press. I work in a variety of processes, but mostly print based. I would say my work tends to lean towards abstraction.” Our Spotlight On blogs and vlogs introduce thirteen of the artists featured in exhibition ‘Spotlight On: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection of Chippenham Museum’. 

Spotlight On: Jane Turner

“The local and the seasonal inform my projects and I use a documentary style. My work considers the balance between nature and culture.” Our Spotlight On blogs and vlogs introduce thirteen of the artists featured in exhibition ‘Spotlight On: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection of Chippenham Museum’.

Spotlight On: Anna Gillespie

“I am a figurative sculptor working in a variety of materials including plaster, wax, bronze and found objects.  I have a studio at the old Slaughterford paper mill and live nearby outside the village of Colerne.” Our Spotlight On blogs and vlogs introduce thirteen of the artists featured in exhibition ‘Spotlight On: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection of Chippenham Museum’.