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 and we'll try and make your idea happen.
Keep up to date with our partners:
VE Day commemorations here
The latest project from Sophie Boyce for the Rosebriars Art Project
Eye Studies Project
Download details by clicking here
A great project from artist Jenny Cave-Jones. Video details on how to participate can be found here
Project documents here
A fantastic 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
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
Another great project from artist Imogen Andrews
Revisit the remarkable Mt Felix Tapestry here
Artist Sophie Boyce's Origami Project
To download instructions click here
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. Details here
Artist Sophie Boyce's Easter Bunny Basket.
Download templates here
Easter Papercut by Artist Klara Smith. From The Riverhouse Arts Centre's YouTube Channel. Details here
Ideas from Emma Jones at Painting Our World in Silver
Click on the Project
Wool Weaving details click here
A short film throwback - The Joint Winner of The R C Sherriff Trust Silent Film Competition 2013: The Surprise Homecoming
To watch, click here
A poem for these strange days written by Olivia Burgess, winner of the 'New World' 14-18 Short Story Category 2020 here
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
The Adult Category Short Stories & Poems winning, highly commended and commended entries in this year's Elmbridge Literary Competition are here
The 14-18 Year Old Short Stories & Poems winning, highly commended and commended entries in this year's Elmbridge Literary Competition are here
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
The 5-7 Year Old Short Stories & Little Rhymes winning, highly commended and commended entries in this year's Elmbridge Literary Competition are here
Readings from the very first Elmbridge Literary Competition is 2005, the theme, 'Cook Up A Story'.
Part 1 here
Part 2 here
Part 3 here
The latest free audio-books from Stephen Alexander. Subscribe here
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
Who was R C Sherriff?
Find out more here
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
Great drumming workshops from Inspireworksuk here
Thursday is The Rosebriars Over 60's Singalong day. Join in with a couple of old favourites here
Great podcasts for music lovers;
BBC's Soul 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
The Elmbridge Virtual Orchestra and Choir. For details click here
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
Choral resources for the Community - Christopher Goldsack & Promenade Choir. Click here
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.