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

 

The R C Sherriff Trust YouTube Channel

Riverhouse Arts Centre YouTube Channel

 
VE Day commemorations here 
 
 
Visual Arts

 

 

Another new art project from Sophie Boyce for the Rosebriars Art Project

Still Life Project

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The latest project from Sophie Boyce for the Rosebriars Art Project

Eye Studies Project

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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

The Patchwork Tree Project details here

 

Revisit the remarkable Mt Felix Tapestry here

 

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

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.

Video here 

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

Chocolate Eggs

Pom-Poms & Tassels

Shopping Bag

Flower Votive

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

Literary Arts

 

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

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.

 

 

 

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

Great drumming workshops from Inspireworksuk here

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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.

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