TROWBRIDGE Town Hall reopens on Saturday with an art exhibition featuring residents' work during lockdown

Alongside its two local shops and Free Range Café, the Town Hall is presenting an art exhibition of work created by residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The exhibition from 10am to 9pm is free and visitors are asked to make a donation to local charity Trowbridge Future.

Curator Jen Hamblin said: “We wanted to celebrate the creativity unlocked during lockdown.

"Whether that’s people re-exercising their creative muscles or people taking up something for the first time.

"We felt it was important for us as town to take a moment to pause and contemplate the shared experience we’ve had.”

Donations will enable Trowbridge Future to continue its vital work to support vulnerable residents in the difficult months ahead.

Trowbridge Future runs the Community Hub in The Shires shopping centre and youth activities in Longfield, Seymour and Studley Green.

During lockdown, the charity became an essential service for those most at need.

The team distributed leftover food from supermarkets, delivered wellbeing and activity packs to young people, and responded to those in immediate need.

David Lockwood, Director of Trowbridge Town Hall, said: “We want to shine a light on the amazing work that has been taking place in lockdown and none has been more vital in our town than that carried out by Trowbridge Future.”

Zoe Meaden, Hub Manager for Trowbridge Future, said: "Working on the frontline throughout lockdown has been an extremely rewarding experience.

"I have been humbled by the strength and tenacity of local residents and groups who have had to flex with a constantly changing landscape.”