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Life Drawing Sessions

Various dates starting from 5th September, 5:00pm

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Adventures in Art Journaling with Jo Beale

Various dates starting from 12th September, 7:00pm

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What is Rural Touring?

Encounter astonishing, world class performances, live in your village. Thanks to inspiring local volunteers and funding from Arts Council England and Wiltshire Council, we present an amazing collection of the beat theatre, music, dance and visual arts in churches, village halls, back gardens, pubs, woods, and community rooms.


Pound Arts run a number of festivals throughout the year in and around Wiltshire.

Please choose from one of our exciting festivals below to discover more.



Green Sky Festival 2022

13th Jun - 19th Jun 22



Magic and Mayhem Festival 2022

8th Nov - 14th Nov 21

About Us

Pound Arts is a registered charity (charity number 1102787), limited by guarantee. We run The Pound arts centre, based in Corsham, two annual festivals and the Rural Arts touring programme, which comprises the rural touring schemes for Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire.

Our mission:
‘Connecting people through creativity’.

Our Vision:
‘For the communities in our region to be engaged with breathtaking artistic experiences regardless of their background or circumstances. To be a creative catalyst and a place of refuge, discovery and nourishment for the public and artists alike. To maintain and grow a sustainable flagship arts provision across the region that acts as a model for excellent work that engages the soul, stimulates the mind and entertains the spirit of our communities.

Our Values:
– Artistic Excellence championed across a broad range of art forms.
– Creativity through developing and supporting artists
– Social Responsibility by fostering respect for diversity and community cohesion
– Inclusion by stripping down barriers to engagement

You can contact us by telephone, (01249) 701 628, or by email, [email protected].

What We Do

The Pound is a welcoming and vibrant venue in the centre of Corsham with a 100-seat auditorium, and exhibition space, cafe bar, parking and baby-friendly facilities. The centre also includes rehearsal and workshop spaces, studios housing three resident visual artists and a community workshop.

Blue Sky Festival is a joyous warm, quirky, family festival of the arts in June.

Magic and Mayhem festival is a contemporary blend of illusion, glamour, laughter, oddities and imagination in November.

Rural Arts Touring. Pound Arts works in partnership with volunteer promoters in up to 60 villages across Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire to stage around 40 professional performances and 20 participatory arts events every year.

Our Creative Learning department delivers education and outreach projects across the region, working to connect people through the arts.

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