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We’re 40!!!!

To mark our special birthday, we thought it was high time Trinity’s flag flew again. In the past, Trinity’s flag flew for royalty: but from the autumn onwards we’ll raise it permanently as a salute to our amazing community that has built, re-built, and supported us, time and again!

This isn’t any ordinary flag, either: it’s going to be a flag created by YOU! From now until the middle of July, you’re invited to submit a design which will be combined with other entries to create our brand new, double-sided flag extraordinaire! The only thing we ask is that your design visually reflects what Trinity means to you: whether you were involved with it as a church many years ago, or just discovered us last week.

A bit more about the brief:

Trinity has always been at the heart of, and created by, its community. It first came to be – as Holy Trinity Church – back in 1829 when local people came together to demand, and partly fund, their own parish (and who can blame them, it was ever such a long walk to Frant or Speldhurst to christen your baby). As if that wasn’t enough, the redundant church was then saved from demolition by a different group of locals in the 1970s. These heroic individuals then achieved the incredible feat of turning a near-derelict building into the vibrant Theatre and Arts Centre we see today…which triumphantly put on its first show in the summer of ’82, and never looked back.

To celebrate 40 years as a theatre, and almost 200 years of Trinity’s existence, we would love to showcase Trinity through the eyes of its community now. So please show us – what does Trinity mean to you? Do you attend a group here? Do you have memories of seeing a favourite show? Did you work here? Did you once worship in what’s now the auditorium? Perhaps you enjoy just sitting in our serene churchyard garden? Reading some of our monument tablets or memorial inscriptions? Perhaps you love our carved heads or magnificent stained glass?

Whatever the answer is, please turn it into an artwork and share it with us – it’s very likely that you’ll see your design soar high in the months to come! If you’re interested, please read below for the smallprint and details of how to enter.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Artwork can be of any media you choose (digital, collage, paint, pen etc) but (unless it’s digital to begin with) in its original format it must be in landscape and A4 sized. Digital submissions must be high resolution.
  • To ensure your ideas are reproduced to maximum effect, we recommend submitting 2D work only
  • You can submit your work in the following ways: the quickest is to submit your details via our digital form and to email the artwork to heritage@trinitytheatre.net (attaching your design as a JPEG, PNG or PDF, or, if the file’s too large, sending to us via WeTransfer or a similar site). However, you can also do so in person, by popping your design into our special 40th Flag post-box by the Box Office (remember to fill in the entry form too), or by post to: Flag Competition, Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JP (please include your name, age and contact details on the back of your design). We regret that we cannot offer fax as an option, despite this being a celebration of all things 1982…
  • Your work can be on any theme, and focus on whatever part of Trinity you wish, as long as it in some way visually depicts what Trinity means to you
  • Entries will be accepted from 12pm (BST) on 09/06/2022 until 5pm (BST) on 21/07/2022
  • Entry is free. However, please note that here is no financial reward for your design being selected, nor compensation for any related submission costs e.g. postage
  • By submitting your artwork, you agree that Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre: (i) Can use your artwork either complete or partially in any way it chooses to create the final flag design; (ii) has the right to showcase the flag in perpetuity; (iii) has the right and permission to showcase any and all entered designs for promotional purposes for the venue, along with the name and age of the creator of the artwork
  • Copyright for the original individual designs lies with their artists; copyright for the flag using the designs will be held by Trinity
  • We intend to feature as many submitted designs on the final flag as possible. We will notify everyone whose designs are selected via the contact method listed on the entry form so that you know when to look out for the finished article!
  • The finished flag design will be ready for our summer fete on Saturday 27th August; the date it is raised TBC (likely autumn 2022).
  • We regret that we cannot return any original entries, though we may display them in the building.

And finally…

Please get creative! Thank you so much for entering – we can’t wait to see your submission. We can’t wait to see you soon, either – please do drop in and visit us, whether for a show or a coffee, and enjoy the experience that inspired your design.