Wide Open hosts an exciting programme of creative projects to animate Paignton town centre this Autumn

Mon 18 Sep 2023

Wide Open hosts an exciting programme of creative projects to animate Paignton town centre this Autumn

FREE opening weekend event not to miss:

Wide Open-Late at Paignton Library

Friday 22 September, 6.30pm – 10pm

Wide Open kicks off with a late opening at Paignton Library with live music from Sound Communities, screenings, talks and a chance to meet some of the artists who will be showing work over the coming month. Inspired by Paignton Picture House, there’ll be examples of early and pre-cinema innovations to explore and get involved with if you wish. Join us at Paignton Library for a relaxed evening with live music and a pay bar. Wide Open Late — Paignton Library

Inspired by the people and places of Paignton, Torbay, Wide Open’s Autumn Season offers free experiences and creative activities for everyone. Across two weekends (22 – 24 September and 20 – 22 October 2023), residents and visitors can enjoy a whole host of events, with five new artistic commissions and a broad range of exciting cultural and community events across Paignton town centre, including performances, workshops, tours, art exhibitions, film screenings, talks & poetry, music and much more.

Wide Open is part of Torbay’s Cultural Development – Paignton Picture House: a new creative and cultural programme in Paignton. The Wide Open programme is co-ordinated by local producing house Filament with over 40 artists and 20 cultural and community organisations involved, including Paignton Picture House; Sound Communities; Artizan Gallery; Palace Theatre; Tonic Creatives; Doorstep Arts; Libraries Unlimited; and many others.

Torbay’s Cultural Development – Paignton Picture House is a collaboration between Torbay Council, Paignton Picture House Trust, South Devon College, Torbay Culture and the Agatha Christie Festival Limited. It is supported by the Cultural Development Fund, a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) fund, administered by Arts Council England.


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