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… Continue reading Arts in Thurrock Schools

Thurrock International Film Festival

Very soon it is the second year of the Thurrock International Film Festival. There is lots going on – here in Thurrock! Unfortunately for me the festival falls in the middle of all of my Shakespeare Schools Festival work, so it is unlikely I will be around for any of them. We are a competitive… Continue reading Thurrock International Film Festival


Last week, and indeed many weeks running up to it, I was project managing Donkeyskin. This was a really unusual performance. THEATRE IS… and Gateway Learning Community are part of the ACT network, bringing together English and French arts organisations and schools to encourage cultural exchange and exciting new performances. For this project Gateway, Southend… Continue reading Donkeyskin

Discover and Explore!

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the Head Office of the Arts Award doing my Discover and Explore training, along with two primary teachers, a visual artist and two artists from a gallery in Southend. I really do like the mix of people who attend these programmes. This is aimed at a much young age… Continue reading Discover and Explore!