Here is a guide to local, Regional and National Art and Culture. Please enjoy the information that we have put together for you.
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The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations.We have over 3.6 million members and 55,000 volunteers. More than 14 million people visit our pay for entry properties, while an estimated 50 million visit our open air properties.We protect and open to the public over 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments.But it doesn’t stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.
Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives.We support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, and carnival to crafts.Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves, and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and a further £0.85 billion from the National Lottery to create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.
Southbank Centre is one of the largest arts centres in the world, occupying a 21-acre site in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site consists of the Royal Festival Hall (reopened in 2007 after its two-year transformation), the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall (containing the Purcell Room), and the Saison Poetry Library.
Southbank Centre offers a wide-ranging artistic programme including classical & world music, rock & pop, jazz, dance, literature and the visual arts. Every year more than 1,000 musicians and artists perform at Southbank Centre, and 22 million visitors come to site, making it one of the most popular cultural destinations in the country.
We are committed to working in collaboration with young, emerging and established talent across the artistic community. We currently support 14 artists in residence, four resident orchestras, and over 100 other artistic organisations, as well as managing the Arts Council Collection and organising the Hayward Touring Exhibition programme in venues throughout the UK.
South Hill Park Arts Centre is Bracknell's multi-purpose arts centre. It offers a wide variety of shows, courses and a café/brasserie in its many space:
- 2 Theatres
- 7 Gallery Spaces
- Café Atrium
- 3 Bars
- 6 Art Studios
- Dance Studio
- Digital Media Centre
- Italian Gardens
- Inspiring Grounds used for outdoor events such as the Big Day Out
- Recital Room
- Creative Control Recording Studio
- A key part of our remit is supporting and commissioning new work across the arts, from both established and emerging artists.
South Hill Park currently offers term time courses each year across, art, music, drama, dance, digital media, and literature, in addition to this workshops are offered each year, for all ages and abilities and covering a wide range of subjects, from taster sessions to master classes.
The annual programme of performing arts offers hundreds of events, including music, drama, comedy, musicals, dance and opera by leading local, national and international professional artists and talented new amateur groups.
The galleries host many exhibitions a year across the 7 spaces, showing the work of local, national and international contemporary artists in a wide range of media. Patrons: Kenneth Branagh, Sir Andrew Motion, Kate Winslet.
Marlow Archaeological Society we are a small, friendly, local society dedicated to investigating the archaeology of the Marlow area.There are lots of ways to get involved including
Talks on a wide range of archaeological topics and visits to archaeological sites.
Investigations using a combination of documentary research and fieldwork including accurate contour surveys, fieldwalking, geophysical surveys, excavation. N.B. Previous experience of archaeology is not a pre-requiste - the society runs a number of training sessions
The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech there are almost 300 member festivals across the UK, Ireland and beyond including Australia, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the USA. Some festivals have a wide range of music, speech and dance classes, whilst others are more specialist. Festivals offer a platform for performance, the opportunity to hear the work of others and the chance to receive feedback from a professional adjudicator.
The Federation of Festivals is the member body for amateur competititve festivals of performing arts. We support the festival movement by providing information, support, advice and essential services to our members.
The annual Marlow Music Festival is now an established part of the Marlow calendar. We are always pleased to hear from local businesses and individuals who would like to provide sponsorship so that we can continue to run this successful event.
Music festivals aim to encourage young (and not so young) people to develop their talent and provide a forum for them to perform and receive feedback and adjudication from an experienced musician. In the course of such festivals those taking part learn a great deal about performing, competing, succeeding, losing and acquiring skills that help them in all areas of their lives. Furthermore, in learning to play an instrument and perform they provide a great deal of pleasure to other people.
The Chairman is always pleased to hear from people with a keen interest in promoting musical education, performance and enjoyment who might like to join the Executive Committee, especially in relation to assistance as Stewards.
The Marlow Society is a registered charity whose efforts are devoted to the preservation and development of Marlow and the surrounding villages and countryside.
We seek to represent all those who enjoy living in, working in, shopping or just visiting our beautiful town situated on the banks of the River Thames, in the foothills of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are a large society in comparison to similar Civic Societies. Our membership continues to grow, mainly by personal recommendations and interest aroused by our public events and publications. If you know of someone who may be interested in joining, please either direct them to the 'Membership' page of this Web site or any of the Officers or Committee members.
We were formed in 1958 as the Marlow Bridge Preservation Society whose purpose was to prevent the 1832 suspension bridge from being dismantled and replaced by a modern structure.
The Society has continued to take a great interest in the bridge and the pressure it exerted locally helped to ensure that the local authorities responsible carried out the recent extensive renovation and maintenance work. Although this is something which we think is very important we are far from being a 'single issue' organisation.
Our efforts are directed to the preservation and development of Marlow and the surrounding villages and countryside as a whole.
The Art Fund exists to secure great art for museums and galleries all across the UK for everyone to enjoy.
We do this by helping to buy, save and show great works of art – of all ages and all kinds – by giving grants, placing gifts of art, fundraising and campaigning. All our funding is privately raised – from donations, public appeals, trusts and foundations, and through our 80,000 supporters. Bringing works of art into museums and galleries sits at the heart of what we do. We work with public collections to support them through a creative funding programme that delivers great art to all corners of the UK.
Marlow Museum Registered charity no 1129346 Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and Bucks Community Foundation
Exhibitions for 2012 - ADMISSION FREE
Our most recent exhibition ‘Marlow’s Railway - the Marlow Donkey’ was at the end of 2011, and we had over 1,000 visitors to the museum during its run.
We are currently planning a number of exhibitions for the 2012.
These include ‘Marlow’s local Churches’ and ‘ Royalty and Marlow’.
Tying into the 2012 Olympics, and in conjunction with local sports clubs, we plan an exhibition of ‘Marlow’s Sporting Champions’
Finally, ’Marlow’s Brewery’. Ray Evans has just brought out a book on the subject and he has agreed to work with us on an exhibition.
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