Welcome to RAW in Compton Bassett

Rural Arts Wilshire

Rural Arts Wiltshire (Pound Arts)

Rural Arts Wiltshire Pound Arts is a registered charity (charity number 1102787), limited by guarantee. We run The Pound arts centre, based in Corsham, two annual festivals and the Rural Arts touring programme, which comprises the rural touring schemes for Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire.

Our mission:

‘Connecting people through creativity’.

Our Vision:

‘For the communities in our region to be engaged with breathtaking artistic experiences regardless of their background or circumstances. To be a creative catalyst and a place of refuge, discovery and nourishment for the public and artists alike. To maintain and grow a sustainable flagship arts provision across the region that acts as a model for excellent work that engages the soul, stimulates the mind and entertains the spirit of our communities.

Our Values:

  • Artistic Excellence championed across a broad range of art forms.
  • Creativity through developing and supporting artists
  • Social Responsibility by fostering respect for diversity and community cohesion
  • Inclusion by stripping down barriers to engagement

You can contact us by telephone, (01249) 701 628, or by email, box.office@poundarts.org.uk.

The Next RAW Production

Suthering at Compton Bassett Village Hall

Box Office

Adult: £10
Concession: £8
Child: £6

Evocative and distinctive, folk duo Suthering (Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall) transport audiences with their exquisite vocal harmonies and their message of hope during hard times.

Soaring above the cascading piano and delicate, fingerstyle guitar, it’s the duo’s beautifully matched voices and their fresh approach to folk which make their traditional and self-penned songs stand out.

Known for their chemistry and humour on stage, they effortlessly intertwine their important messages about the state of our climate, social conscience, and the importance of community and connecting with nature. They champion female characters, creating new narratives for women and unearthing the female heroines of folk.

Described as playing “Hard-hitting, beautiful songs” (Folk Wales Magazine) and heralded for their distinguished sound by RnR Magazine, “Suthering’s strength lies in their uniqueness. They really don’t sound like anyone else on the current folk scene”. Suthering have toured extensively with their debut album If We Turn Away (Feb 2022 – co-produced with Lukas Drinkwater) and are currently working on a second studio album, produced and recorded by Sean Lakeman, which will be released in late 2024.

Tickets available from Marion on 01249 760273

22nd October 7:30pm