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Coronavirus update

With the current uncertainty over the spread of the COVID 19 virus,

some events may be cancelled or postponed at short notice.

Please check with the event organiser or venue before booking.

Please Note

Following the temporary suspension of our Grant Awards due to the COVID19 Crisis, the R C Sherriff Trust are now accepting applications for the October round. The deadline for applications in Monday 5 October. Please note, before submitting any application you must contact the Trust's Director, Pete Allen, at 

A Call out to Arts Organisations and Practitioners

Elmbridge Lockdown Chronicles


Elmbridge Lockdown Chronicles
Community Exhibition and Book Call Out for Content

in association with Elmbridge Museum, RC Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council



Since the covid-19 virus turned our lives inside out, communities all around Elmbridge have showed courage, love and compassion on a scale that none of us could have predicted.We would like to make a lasting record of these stories by creating an Exhibition and a Book that will be on sale as a keepsake.

We invite you all to send us your stories, as photographs, artwork, video or words.

We need contributions in the following areas and any other that you can think of:

Ideas to get you going:

  • The Rainbow Project is creating a Photographic collage of a rainbow made of colour photos. Children’s rainbow artwork from windows, adult rainbow art, street art etc.

  • Films – we challenge you to make a short video film summing up your experience of Lock-down. These could be conceptual or literal, humorous, they could be your video diary of standing in a queue for Prescriptions, or visiting a loved one in a socially distant way.

  • The NHS Clap – send in photos and video of the way your street/community has responded to the Thursday Claps.

  • Elmbridge Heroes – tributes to people who have stepped up beyond the call of duty – e.g. Miss Polly’s in Molesey, Three Rivers Academy in Walton who have made PPE, teachers, carers, NHS workers, supermarket workers, pharmacists, bin men, etc etc…

  • Memorials – tributes to people who have sadly died.

  • Video of zoom events, quizzes etc.. life in Lockdown

  • Music – have you learnt an instrument, streamed or composed something?

  • Poems, short stories or Lockdown memoirs.

  • Beautiful bakes or strange recipes.

  • Shortages – photos of empty shelves at the start of Lockdown – lack of toilet rolls – empty shelves etc.

  • Lockdown games? Treasure hunts.

  • VE Day celebrations

  • Easter Day

  • Birthdays in Lockdown

  • Lock-Down Haircuts

  • Sewing Scrubs, Laundry bags etc...

Note: if you have any objects (Scrubs, bags, masks etc, something that you have grown, or sculpted or made) that can be exhibited as well that would be great. Please email us details.


Please email us your contributions to

By sending us your contributions you agree to them being reproduced as part of the exhibition, in the accompanying book and for publicity.

The Remote Arts Initiative

Arts projects and ideas to be done at home during the next few months

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Click HERE to view the Riverhouse Arts Centre programme of events


Join in the fun with the Riverhouse Virtual Choir!

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'Critic's Choice'

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The RC Sherriff Trust works to advance the arts across the Borough of Elmbridge (Surrey, UK) by creating a vibrant, thriving and accessible arts scene for the whole community. We do this by supporting, developing and promoting artists, performers, organisations and schools involved with the arts. We also create and run our own programmes of arts-related events and initiatives.



25 Years

Provided in grants to develop and promote the arts in Elmbridge, since 2012.

Grants issued since 2012 to support arts-related outcomes in Elmbridge. 

Advancing the arts across the Borough of Elmbridge.

Coronavirus update

With the current uncertainty over the spread of the COVID 19 virus,

some events may be cancelled or postponed at short notice.

Please check with the event organiser or venue before booking.

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