Pound Arts are extremely grateful to the following donors and sponsors for supporting the Blue Sky and Beyond Festival.
Arts Council England is a government-funded body dedicated to promoting the performing, visual and literary arts in England. Since 1994, Arts Council England has been responsible for distributing lottery funding. This investment has helped to transform the building stock of arts organisations and to create lots of additional high quality arts activity.
Corsham Town Council’s aim is, “To make Corsham the most desirable place in Wiltshire to live, work and visit, with a safe, active, healthy and sustainable community based around a vibrant and useful Town Centre”.
Haine and Smith Opticians is a family run independent opticians based in Wiltshire dedicated to providing exceptional service to earn a lifetime of loyalty. Haine and Smith Opticians were founded in 1975 by Sue Haine and Barry Smith.
Opening our first doors in Marlborough and Westbury, Haine and Smith has enjoyed huge success and now boasts 20 optical practices in total across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, the latest of which was acquired in 2017 with the merger of S.J.Hussey Opticians in Pewsey. Since Sue and Barry launched Haine and Smith Opticians, they have welcomed new partners and staff, some of whom now have over 30 years’ experience.
Haine and Smith Opticians have won many awards in the process such as “Staff and Customer Care Award 2010”, “Software Practice of the Year 2014” and “Money’s Gold Medalist Award 2016” in the Sunday Times for Excellent Customer Service.
Luke Peers is a videographer based in Bath and the South-West, specialising in music and promotional videos. He has worked closely with many music bands and organisations, including commissions for Bookbarn International, Longwell Records, Pound Arts and Sofar Sounds alongside the creation of his own personal project, BPM Sessions.
The unitary authority provides local government services to 435,000 Wiltshire residents and is also the biggest employer in Wiltshire, being responsible for schools, social services, rubbish collection and disposal, county roads, planning, and leisure services.