The Salisbury Arts Centre will open its doors again from 8th December, once lockdown ends. There is plenty to look forward to when it returns, with shopping opportunities to help find any Christmas presents still not bought and Festive Fridays.  

Here is the line-up: 

Friday 11 December 

FESTIVE FRIDAYOPEN MIC NIGHT

For each Festive Friday the bar at Salisbury Arts Centre will be open from 6pm to 10pm, with live entertainment from 7.30pm. There will be festive drink and food on offer, perfect for a pre-Christmas get together (while social distancing restrictions are adhered to). 

Festive Fridays will kick-off on the 11th December with an Open Mic Night hosted by Thom Belk. It is open to anyone who has something they wish to perform; that might be music, poetry, comedy or even some magic! If you want to take part you will need to fill out a form which can be found here.

Tables must be booked in advance (for free) with a maximum of 6 people per table. Face coverings will also need to be worn when not sat at a table. 

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Saturdays 12 and 19 December 10am to 4pm 

ART IN THE ARCHES 

This is a new shopping opportunity where local artists will display and sell their work - just in time for picking up some unique Christmas gifts! A range of different artists will display and sell their work including:  

Sally Newton 

A multi-disciplinary artist working with themes of life and land 

Ann Miller

Ann uses mainly acrylics and collage, creates small artworks, hand painted boxes, gifts and cards with a folk-art influence. 

Tamsin Loveday

Tamsin is an Artist/Bookbinder of The Barefoot Binders. She hand-makes small editions of Artist's books that make whimsical gifts. She also makes special Notebooks, sketchbooks and journal books. 

Murray Marshall -

Murray has produced a series of artist's books explaining all you need to know about the origins of the universe and matters prehistorical. Titles include The Big Bang, The End of the Cretaceous and A Brief History of World Warfare. And most recently The End Times and how to survive them. 

Annaliese Stoney

An artist who has had her work published in several children's book titles and is known locally for her humorous illustrations featuring well-loved Salisbury scenes. 

Anne-Marie Marshall Fieber

Anne-Marie makes characterful ceramic animals which are decorated with texture and pattern. 

Sally Firino

Drawing is the way Sally records her life. “I observe closely and drawing is a moment I have for me, studying, watching and while I do so, my hand moves leaving marks, traces and tracks of my life, in turn creating a scaffold for others to imagine, remember and project their own moment onto the image.” 

Salisbury Arts Pottery

Work created by the ceramic artists associated with Salisbury Arts Pottery at Salisbury Arts Centre. Expect to see work by Mirka Golden-Hann, Jennie Gilbert, Bridget Timoney, Lynne Heaton, Eli Eisenhauer and more, with opportunities to buy from each. 

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Friday 18 December 

FESTIVE FRIDAY – LIVE MUSIC 

The bar at the Salisbury Arts Centre will once again be open from 6pm to 10pm. This week there will be live music from The Duskers, an Alternative Country/Roots/Americana band from Salisbury. 

Tables must be booked in advance (for free) with a maximum of 6 people per table. Face coverings will also need to be worn when not sat at a table. 

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Running until Saturday 9 January 2021 

DIASPORA  

A groundbreaking exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre which brings together artists and makers of African/Caribbean heritage to showcase their work, not previously seen in Salisbury.  

The artists are: 

Ade Adesina – art print
Atta Kwami – painting
Chris Bramble – ceramics
Clifton Powell – painting
Freya Bramble-Carter – ceramics
Lolonyo Amegayibor-Bunge – jewellery
Onome Otite – collage
Rich Miller – ceramics
Ronaldo Wiltshire – ceramics
Ufuoma Omoluru - fashion
Wole Lagunju – painting 

 Information about all the events at Salisbury Arts Centre, including how to book, can be found here.