Current Projects

Test Valley Arts Foundation would like to thank Hampshire County Council, Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants and test Valley Borough Council for their support with our current projects. 

Test Valley Tales

Test Valley Tales

Test Valley Tales celebrates the landscapes of our beautiful borough through folk tales and legends. Storyteller, Amanda Kane-Smith has bought these stories alive with a combination of re-imagining stories that already exist and creating new ones for the future. 

An illustrated book of short stories and its associated storytelling podcast are due for release this Summer 2021.

Visit for more details on the project, book & podcast 

TV Capsule

TV Capsule

In 1983, the people of Test Valley made a time capsule tapestry with thread, capturing a moment in the borough’s history for future generations. Now, nearly 40 years later in 2020, we’re doing it again, but this time, instead of thread, we’re using video to create a ‘digital’ tapestry.

It’s a similar idea – to weave together what makes us who we are – the things we care about, the people and places we care about. How will we look back at our lives in Test Valley today? What will we remember and what was most significant?

Visit for full details, inspiration or to upload your film.

  • You’re invited to make a 2-3 minute film about your life in Test Valley 
  • Films will be used to create a ‘Video Tapestry’ – a time capsule of today. 
  • Anyone can take part, no special equipment is needed. Help is available. 
  • The closing date for film submissions is 31st July 2021.


Visit for full details, inspiration or to upload your film.

Make It Expressive

Make It Expressive is a series of creative workshops led by professional artist and educator Elizabeth Hammond.

Pupils with severe learning difficulties from Icknield School and people with physical and neurological disabilities from Enham Trust will take part in creative workshops which culminate in  a public exhibition in Autumn 2021.

Finding Friends

Finding Friends is a community consultation project which aims to build bridges between cultures – including the voice of culturally diverse communities in the local cultural offering. By starting conversations we want to open doors for understanding & embracing new experiences. 

For more details contact

Test Valley Arts Trail

This year as part of Hampshire Open Studios Annual event, TVAF are sponsoring a Test Valley Trail. Helping to promote over 40 local artists and venues. 

Pick up the trail map at any of the Test Valley Venues during Hampshire Open Studios.