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04 April 2019Jenny Gilks writes about her role as Wessex Young Arts Area Coordinator
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Jenny Gilks writes about her role as Wessex Young Arts Area Coordinator
Thursday 04 April 2019

‘Five years ago, I was asked to take on the job of being the Wessex Young Arts Area Coordinator (YAAC).  Having a background in art education both in schools and in museums and galleries, I felt that this was something I’d like to have a go at, not realising at the time how interesting and engaging the job would prove to be.

Wessex is a large area within The Arts Society that includes Bath, Wiltshire, Dorset and parts of Somerset.  My first official Arts Society visit took me south to Salisbury Cathedral to hear a choir concert sponsored by Sarum TAS and featuring choirs from local primary schools.  It was a memorable experience made possible by The Arts Society support.  I was ‘hooked’.  Since that visit I have been to Pewsey, to see a Yr11 art exhibition, to Wareham to attend the opening of a Church Trail and to Hinton Magna to visit a ‘Magna Carta’.