WILLIAM HEATH Kelston Barn
William Heath is a general enthusiast and entrepreneur. Since moving to Bath he helped found The Bell Inn Co-op which took over and runs the iconic Walcot Street music venue and the Big Bath City Bid which has seen the Twerton-based club come under community control. He’s working with the Friends of Fairfield House to secure the future of H.I.M Heile Selassie’s legacy to the city and with Bath Quakers to secure the future of the Friends’ Meeting House. He purchased Kelston Roundhill in a partnership which has restored the Old Barn, which is now used for schools trips, awaydays, events and concerts for the “Kelston Records” indie label.
JOHN MAGGS Designer
MATT PROSSER Photographer
Matt Prosser is an accomplished amateur photographer living in Keynsham where he has enviable views of Kelston Roundhill. This iconic landmark is an obvious draw for local photographers and Matt’s photos soon caught the attention of the owner of the ‘Tump’. When the Old Barn at Kelston was renovated Matt was invited to take architectural photographs of the building and surrounding landscape for promotion of the barn as a communal space for hire. This successful project led to a more formal association as a photographer for Kelston Records, where highly gifted and original musicians who are moved by themes of community, place, landscape and the environment record live gigs in the Old Barn. This association with ‘true’ artistic talent has inspired Matt to continually develop his craft and his collaboration with the Bath Artists and Writers Group is an opportunity to continue in this quest. The photographs on show will include some new images commissioned specifically for this event as well as past photos of the Old Barn, the Roundhill, its flora and fauna, and the people and events that bring it alive. To find out more about Matt’s photography visit his website at www.mattprosser.com
JAMES THOMAS The Beaufort Bookshop, Larkhall
James Thomas runs an excellent bookshop/events space in Larkhall and is happy to host interesting spoken word events created by Bath Writers & Artists Group, including book launches. He will be hosting a ‘ticket only’ mixed media ‘Mexican’ evening in April showcasing JUDE WISDOM’S illustrations for SUE BOYLE’S The Letters from Mexico with guitar accompaniment specially composed by MIRANDA PENDER.