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 which was performed at the Salisbury Fringe in September 2021.
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The Bus of Many Things
For several years Test Valley Arts Foundation owned a vintage library bus, lovingly named the ‘Bus of Many things’ which we drove around the Test Valley over the summer months, bringing free family Arts activities to festivals, fetes, open days and events. Venues we have regularly visited include the Romsey Show, the Romsey festival, Andover’s Four Fun Fridays, the Eastleigh Mela and Stockbridge Trout & About. The bus has sadly now retired from the road.
Test Valley Arts Trail for Hampshire Open Studios
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 Festival
Test Valley Arts Foundation are delighted to regularly support the Romsey Chamber Music Festival, with their annual celebration of classical music. Each year their festival provides an opportunity for world class music to be performed in the Test Valley with inclusive and accessible concerts held in Romsey and an education program running alongside.
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.
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.
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