Arts Award Voice article

I have written an article which has been published on Arts Award Voice – the online magazine for young people doing their Arts Award. It is focusing on how to make the Arts Award work for you… Doing your Arts Award gives you a whole range of experiences and teaches you new skills. You need to make […]

Pop Up Festival

The Pop Up Festival of Stories was this weekend at High House Production Park. I went along for over four hours and I genuinely thought it was fantastic! There was so much to see and do, I didn’t get to see half of the performances which were going on, but as you wandered around the […]

Local film competition for young people

There is a fantastic opportunity for young people in the area to take part in a film competition, Royal Opera House Bridge have appointed independent production company Elstree Film Design Ltd. to establish and run the competition. Elstree Studios are providing the prizes. A sense of place is about young people’s views of the world around them […]

Pop Up Festival this weekend!

This Saturday there is a free Pop Up Festival at the High House Production Park in Purfleet Thurrock, it is going to be very exciting and fun packed day from 12-6pm. This has been supported by the Royal Opera House Bridge. Pop Up Festival brings books & stories spectacularly to life through a packed programme […]

Alternative craft goes mainstream!

Going through my emails this morning I was delighted to see a role being advertised at Kew Gardens for a yarn bombing position! Yarn bombing – or yarn graffiti – or yarn storming  is something I have delighted in following online for quite a while — it is the idea of crocheting or knitting a […]

Visit to Rennes

I came back from Rennes on Saturday, where I was meeting with the rest of the cross channel team I am working with for The Gateway Learning Community. This is the ACT network – standing for A Common Territory. We have gained funding from Europe, from the Interreg fund, under the heading of ‘making where […]

Arts in Thurrock Schools

Friday is the national celebration of Benjamin Brittin’s Friday Afternoons music, and 100,000 young people will be singing his work across the world. Prior to my work on Noyes Fludde I hadn’t heard about Britten, I think I am the wrong generation. However, as is the way of things I am involved in the Friday […]