Below are some of the projects we have been proud to support.

The Monologues Project

Test Valley Arts Foundation launched a competition inviting entries of ten-minute monologues inspired in some way by a place, a character or an incident in Test Valley.

Competition judge Penny Gold, (former head of radio 4 drama) selected stories including a returning lover and an abandoned husband; a gentleman of the road and a Romany in an apocalyptic future; the Millenium Man and a discriminated schoolgirl to be performed at the Salisbury Fringe in September 2021.

To watch the full performance, click here

The Bus of Many Things

Test Valley Arts Foundation are thrilled to drive the ‘Bus of Many things’ around the Test Valley each summer bringing free family Arts activities to festivals, fetes, open days and events. Venues we regularly visit include the Romsey Show, the Romsey festival, Andover’s Four Fun Fridays, the Eastleigh Mela and Stockbridge Trout & About.

We are always looking for more places to bring the bus, so if you have an event you would like the bus to attend, please get in touch!

Test Valley Arts Trail for Hampshire Open Studios

In 2021 as part of Hampshire Open Studios Annual event, TVAF sponsored a Test Valley Trail. Helping to promote over 40 local artists and venues. 

The trail map was available at all of the Test Valley Venues during Hampshire Open Studios.

Download the 2021 trail here 

George Gammer Sprat & Winkle

Sprat & Winkle Photography exhibition

We were delighted to support local photographer George Gammer with his exhibition at the Andover Museum of black and white analogue photographs depicting the ‘Sprat & Winkle’ railway line that used to run from Southampton to Andover.

Romsey Chamber Music

Romsey Chamber Music Festival

Test Valley Arts Foundation were delighted to support the Romsey Chamber Music Festival, a celebration of classical music and an opportunity for world class music to be performed in the Test Valley. 8 inclusive and accessible concerts were held in Romsey over 4 days with an education program running alongside the concerts.  

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It Happened in Hampshire

Test Valley Arts Foundation were proud to sponsor Roy Chatfield’s play – It Happened in Hampshire. This professional production was performed in nine local Andover schools alongside a sellout out public performance at The Lights in Andover. The piece provided a light hearted romp through Hampshire’s long and varied history over the last thousand years ago.

Test Valley Arts Foundation would like to thank sponsors Be Wiser, Hampshire County Council, Test Valley Borough Council and The Lights for their support with this project.

Romsey the Movie

We were proud to support Kate Jackson’s hilarious romp through the history of Romsey.

Chairmans Report

One of the huge joys of the Test Valley is the ‘get up and go’ of small local communities who want to make things happen. Such was the ‘Over the Top’ project of St Johns in North Baddesley who draped their ancient church tower in red knitted poppies. This fantastic local project was their tribute and contribution to the one hundred years anniversary of World War One. The end result was stunning, beautiful and moving, attracting the attention of the national press. Test Valley Arts Foundation (TVAF) is delighted to have invested in this excellent venture.

Click Here to view our Chairmans annual report 2018-19.

Click Here to view our Chairmans annual report 2019-20

Click here to view our Chairmans annual report 2020-21