Local people at the Orsett show

Last weekend I went to the Orsett show, it was a last minute decision for me and my dog to have a wonder around.

I was really surprised when I got there to see lots of the people who I have been working with over the past year.

The Royal Opera House, Thurrock had a tent with activities for people to join in with –  mask making and costumes.

The Tilbury Riverside Project were there – with artefacts from across the years, and they were all dressed up too! Including Annie O’Brien and Debbie Quick.

Orsett show tea ladies
All ready for a cuppa! Image from Annie at the Tilbury Riverside Project with thanks

There was also the Thameside Theatre.

Natalie and Ben from the Thurrock International Film Festival were there

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Natalie from the TIFF, image from TIFF and used with permission and thanks

It’s strange, but when I rushed out of the house with Buster the dog, it never occurred to met that I would bump into so many people I knew. But, of course, this is the benefit of working and living in a small community. Thurrock is not known for its culture – in fact it is an area of cultural deprivation, which is why many of us are working here.

There were also all of the things that one would expect from a show, but for me I was delighted to see such a strong cultural presence at the event.

I’m looking forward to working with all of these people as we get going in the new academic year.

 

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