The Trowbridge Song Project was a 2 year oral history and song project, led by Sounding It Out Community Choir and funded by ACE Grants for the Arts, which aimed to collect songs and stories from people who had migrated to Trowbridge.  The evaluation concluded that the aims of increasing intercultural understanding and strengthening ties between different communities were fully met. The project gathered stories of migration which now form one of the largest oral history collections archived at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.

“Trowbridge is not often represented so powerfully and on a day when the whole world was shocked and dismayed by what had happened in Paris this [performance] was a fitting tribute to humanity. This is my town and where I want to live, a place where people know each other, greet each other, respect each other and build the community they live in.  These may all seem like very small achievements but please take it from me that they are paradigm shifts that will help communities build further friendships”.

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Trowbridge Song Project

The Trowbridge Song Project was a 2 year oral history and song project, led by Sounding It Out Community Choir and funded by ACE Grants for the Arts, which aimed to collect songs and stories from people who had migrated to Trowbridge.

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