The Arts Will Go On

During the Corona Virus outbreak we will be offering projects, ideas and initiatives to keep your artistic juices flowing. We are also looking for ideas and suggestions to pass on to Elmbridge residents. If you have an idea, email arts@rcsherrifftrust.org.uk and we'll try and make your idea happen.

Keep up to date with our partners:

Elmbridge Borough Council

Riverhouse Arts Centre

The Vera Fletcher Hall

The Barn Theatre Club, Molesey

Riverhouse Arts Centre YouTube Page

Daily Tips & Arts Updates
Click on link for details

 

21/05/2020

Art

A great project from artist Jenny Cave-Jones. Video details on how to participate can be found HERE

Project documents HERE 

19/05/2020

 

Art

A fantastic new art project from Sophie Boyce.

Views From A Window

The aim is to draw or paint a view from a window, a subject that has inspired many artists over the years.

For project details click here

11/05/2020

 

A poem for these strange days written by Olivia Burgess, winner of the 'New World' 14-18 Short Story Category 2020 here

 

Check out what's happening remotely at Riverhouse Arts Centre.

Click here

VE Day commemorations here 

04/05/2020

 

Before the current crisis, The R C Sherriff Trust, in partnership with Elmbridge Borough Council and Rivehouse Arts Centre were planning a River Festival on the 9 & 10 May that would have included an River Art Challenge. Sadly this has now been cancelled but here is an opportunity to see the remarkable Thames River Frieze created by members of the Rosebriars Art Group. For details click here.

04/05/2020

 

Art

Another great project from artist Imogen Andrews here

Revisit the remarkable Mt Felix Tapestry here

 

22/04/2020

 

Music

As part of The Trust's 2018 'A Remembrance of Things Past' project composer Jack Hurst took a poem written by Sam Thompson and put it to music. It was performed by Walton Voices and Jack has now posted it is support of the incredible work of the NHS and Care Workers during this crisis. See the video here

The other songs can be found here

 

Literary Arts

The audio of the winning short story in the Adult Category of the 15th Elmbridge Literary Competition can be heard here

Other audio readings can be heard here

 

21/04/2020

 

Music

Great drumming workshops from Inspireworksuk here

 

20/04/2020

 

Art & Crafts

Artist Sophie Boyce's Origami Project

To download instructions click here

To watch a video tutorials click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2

 

16/04/2020

 

Literary Arts

Readings from the very forts Elmbridge Literary Competition is 2005, the theme, 'Cook Up A Story'.

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

Part 3 here

 

15/04/2020

Art

Another piece of art from a member of the Rosebriars Art Group who have been working on a project remotely mapping a fantasy island or place incorporating feelings and favourite special places and exploring what memories make them happy, comfortable and safe.

Here

 

9/04/2020

Singing

Thursday is The Rosebriars Over 60's Singalong day. Join in with a couple of old favourites here

Podcasts

Great podcasts for music lovers;

The Word Podcast

BBC's Soul Music

BBC's Mastertapes

Art

Members of the Rosebriars Art Group have been working on a project remotely mapping a fantasy island or place incorporating feelings and favourite special places and exploring what memories make them happy, comfortable and safe.

Here

 

8/04/2020

Film

A trailer for what would have been today's Silver Screen Over 60's film SHANE

Audio-books

The latest free audio-book from Stephen Alexander. subscribe here

Music

Come and have a daily sing with the Rosebriars Over 60's Singalong group. Today's song is here

 

6/04/2020

Grants

The government is making £160 million of emergency funding available for individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector – including arts and performing arts - who will need it during this crisis. Find more information from Arts Council England.

Theatre

West End Musicals each weekend, starting with Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Details here

Youth Arts

Every day from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 April at 7pm we will be premiering the short films produced by the 2019 Rose Youth Theatre film course and their course leaders, Samuel Clemens and Andrew Davidson. Details here

Art & Craft

Artist Sophie Boyce's Easter Bunny Basket.

Video here 

Download templates here

Music

On chance to perform in a choir with your whole family? It will be a perfect opportunity to come together, whilst staying at home. No prior experience necessary and you can sing your hearts out like no one can hear you! Details here

Theatre

For the first time, Chichester Festival Theatre is to stream a selection of its archive productions online, beginning with the musical Flowers for Mrs Harris from Thursday 9 April for the Easter weekend. Details here

3/04/2020

Great Listens

The Winner of the 2013 Elmbridge Literary Competition. A Radio Play by Heather Matthew telling the story of the weeks leading up to the first performance of Journey's End in 1928.

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

 

Music

On the 23 August 1955, R C Sherriff was Roy Plomley's guest on Desert Island discs. While the episode no longer exists, his choice of music and luxury are here

 

2/04/2020

Who was R C Sherriff?

Find out more here

From Journey's End to The Dambusters is Roland Wales' fascinating biography of one of the most successful playwrights, screenwriters and authors you've never heard of!

 

1/04/2020

Theatre

National Theatre at Home. Enjoy world class theatre while the National Theatre is closed. Details here

Things to Watch

Classic watches here

 

28/03/2020

Art

Easter Papercut by Artist Klara Smith. From The Riverhouse Arts Centre's YouTube Channel. Details here

The R C Sherriff Trust YouTube Channel is here

R C Sherriff Trust: Film

A short film throwback - The Joint Winner of The R C Sherriff Trust Silent Film Competition 2013: The Surprise Homecoming

To watch, click here

 

27/03/2020

Literary Arts

The Adult Category Short Stories & Poems winning, highly commended and commended entries in this year's Elmbridge Literary Competition are here

Literary Arts

Stephen Alexander's homemade audio-book of The Wind in the Willows.
Part Three here

 

26/03/2020

 

Literary Arts

Stephen Alexander's homemade audio-book of The Wind in the Willows.
Part Two here

Community Arts

Riverhouse Arts Centre YouTube Page Here

Music & Voice

A brand new project for musicians and singers, professional, amateur and beginners.

The Elmbridge Virtual Orchestra and Choir

Literary Arts

The 14-18 Year Old Short Stories & Poems winning, highly commended and commended entries in this year's Elmbridge Literary Competition are here

 

25/03/2020

Literary Arts

It's story time! Kids and adults are welcome to listen to Stephen Alexander's homemade audiobook of The Wind in the Willows.
Full first chapter here

Theatre

And if you want to watch a stage adaptation of The Wind In The Willows click here

Literary Arts

The 8-11 Year Old Short Stories & Poems winning, highly commended and commended entries in this year's Elmbridge Literary Competition are here

The 11-13 (Secondary School) winning, highly commended and commended entries in this year's Elmbridge Literary Competition are here

Singing

A medley of songs for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat courtesy of Christopher Goldsack, Promenade Choir

Main melody (sopranos and Junior Choir): Here

Lower voices (altos and baritones): Here

Final performance: Here

24/03/2020

Performing Arts

Watch theatre, opera and ballet on demand. For a free 30 day trial click here

Literary Arts

The 5-7 Year Old Short Stories & Little Rhymes winning, highly commended and commended entries in this year's Elmbridge Literary Competition are here

 

23/03/2020

Art & Crafts

More ideas from Emma Jones at Painting Our World in Silver

Click on the Project

Chocolate Eggs

Pom-Poms & Tassels

Shopping Bag

Flower Votive

Literary Arts

The Winning Entries for the Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019-2020 are here

 

Audible are making Children's stories free while schools are closed.

For details click here

KEEP YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND IDEAS COMING.

Email: arts@rcsherrifftrust.org.uk 

20/03/2020

Film & TV

If you are feeling deprived of the arts and going stir crazy at home you could sign up for a free 7 day trial of Sky Arts on Now TV; you can watch films, documentaries and live performances along with series like Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.

For details of the 7 day trial period click here 

Art & Crafts

Wool Weaving - Emma Jones, Painting Our World in Silver.

For the Wool Weaving details Click here

Music

Choral resources for the Community - Christopher Goldsack & Promenade Choir. Click here

Theatre

Watch Broadway shows online for a limited time. Click here

Dance

Just because...it's breathtakingly brilliant. Click here

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