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Octagon Gallery

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How to contact the Octagon Centre

For more information, please contact Andrea Hazlehurst, Community Art Teacher on 01454 862113 or at: The Castle School, Park Road, Thornbury BS35 1HT

Website: www.thecastleschool.org.uk

The Castle School's 50th Anniversary

This summer The Castle School will be celebrating their amazing history by running an exhibition displaying archive material including artefacts, photos and documents spanning the last 50 years. The exhibition will run from Monday 13 June to Saturday 25 June.

Castle School Pool

They would love you to share your memories with them. These could be in the form of photographs, videos, stories or soundbites.

You can share them by email at , or via the school's Facebook page - The Castle School 50th Anniversary. They will try to include as many as possible in the exhibition.

They are particularly interested to see photos spanning the generations of families who attended Castle School from 1965 to the present day, old uniforms, diaries or other such items.

Within the next few weeks they will also be looking for volunteers to be responsible for curating the collection from the last five decades – this may appeal to those of you who went to the school within a period of the school’s history.

If you would like to be involved with this or can help with any of the above, then please telephone on 01454 862108, email at , or send them a message via their Facebook page mentioned above.

Further details of the event will be available when confirmed via the school website www.thecastleschool.org.uk and Facebook.

About the Octagon Centre

The Octagon Visual Arts Centre is based in the Castle School, Thornbury.

It was established as part of the school's successful bid to become a specialist visual arts college, and to be recognised as a centre of excellence for the delivery of the visual arts.

Sarah Brown

The octagonal facility consists of a teaching space and a gallery that is for school and community use.

Our aim is to bring to Thornbury a selection of exhibitions, which both reflect and enlighten the wider community.

The Gallery at the Octagon Visual Arts Centre is open during exhibitions Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm.

Visiting groups should phone ahead.

Art for Offices

Castle School has long had Specialist Status in Visual Arts and over the last few years at The Castle School, photography has become a very popular subject at both GCSE and A Level. The standard, quality and originality of the photographs being produced have resulted in work being exhibited at galleries in Bristol and London, and published in books.

Art for Offices

Logo designed by James Cook

The Art for Offices scheme gives local companies the chance to select and exhibit professional photographs taken by students, in their own work space. This could be in a foyer, a reception area, or to brighten up office walls.

The photographs are professionally framed and printed to a high standard and can be hired annually.

If you don't have an office space and would simply like to buy a framed photo, you can.

Not only does this scheme give businesses the chance to exhibit original artwork but it also provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills in selling and marketing their own work.

For more information, call Heather Johnson on 01454 862113 or to browse and select photographs, visit the Art for Offices pages of the school website.

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