SHOWCASE: PAST PROJECTS
Since we were established in 1993 we’ve continuously worked to advance the arts in the Borough of Elmbridge.
Here are a few highlights of our projects and initiatives, which demonstrate the diversity of our support for the arts in our borough.
Click on each of the slideshows below to discover more about the range of projects we have supported over the past five years.
Dance & Theatre
ELMBRIDGE YOUTH DANCE SHOWCASE
Since 2016 we helped to give 150 young dancers from Elmbridge dance companies and the borough’s schools and colleges to perform at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-on-Thames as part of the International Youth Arts Festival.
For many of the young performers, it was their first opportunity to work with expert choreographers in a professional theatre.
PROMS IN THE PARK
(2015 & 2016)
We’ve helped to create opportunities for young singers, musicians and actors from across Elmbridge to showcase their talents by performing for audiences at the summer Proms in the Park.
The event, which took place in Churchfields Recreation Ground, Weybridge, in July 2015 and 2016, was delivered in partnership with Elmbridge Borough Council.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VISUAL ARTS
MOVING ART EXHIBITION (2017, 2019, 2022)
We helped to give 49 artists, aged 15+, an exciting opportunity to have their work exhibited at venues across Elmbridge.
Working with our partners, Elmbridge Borough Council and Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, the new initiative was a response to a public consultation about arts in the borough. Respondents expressed an interest in seeing more visual arts and they particularly wanted more opportunities to visit galleries showcasing local artists’ work.
DIGITAL & MIXED ARTS
THE ELMBRDIGE 100 PROJECT
(2009 to 2014)
We joined with other community partners for this innovative five-year community project that aimed to research and capture stories about the Borough of Elmbridge’s rich heritage.
Working with local students, the project saw the creation and collation of around 600 short biographies of local figures, with a focus on their relationship to Elmbridge: from Julius Caesar to John Lennon.
All the biographies were put onto a website to provide the community – and the rest of the world – with a powerful reference tool about key characters from our borough’s past.