STRONGER TOGETHER PRESENTS THE BEST OF THURROCK!

From here you can access a range of things to make, watch and learn from our talented network of local artists from home.

When accessing content, bear in mind that this is not ours. It is produced by artists independent of Stronger Together, so be aware that some live content may not be suitable for younger audiences.

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SPOTLIGHT

CHILDREN & SEN: Fun Tutorials with Ashley Palipana BCyA

Ashley is a national fundraiser with his own art gallery which is known as, Ashley Palipana Art Gallery and Ashley Palipana Academy of Portrait Arts of which he is the CEO for both. He is an active member of youth cabinet, St John’s Ambulance cadets and Youth Opera Company member in the Royal Opera House which is in Covent Garden. He has also appeared on the TV numerous times. A few of the programmes he has appeared on include: CBBC’s the Dengineers, Horrible Histories Gory Games on CBBC, Britain’s got talent on ITV, Operation Ouch! on CBBC, Good Morning Britain on ITV and Stage Box Disney channel.


Event Description: Ashley is a thirteen year old with a passion for presenting, cooking, baking, singing, dancing, creative art, design, craft, portrait art, drawing, painting, science and drama. He loves making YouTube videos & blogs to share knowledge with others of what he does in his spare time! Check his videos out for a fun way to spend your free time!

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20/08/2020

WATCH

TEEN & YOUNG PEOPLE: Green Shoe Arts – The Greenhouse

Event Description: Due to the current pandemic, Green Shoes Arts are not able to operate in our usual way, working face to face with our participants. So, we would like to welcome you to The Green House! The Green House is our way of bringing creative activities directly to you whilst you remain safely at home. In The Green House you will find lots of fun and creative activities from Green Shoes’ artists and across the web.

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11/06/2020


ADULTS & FAMILY:Prague Fringe Online - Rendered Retina: Form

Event Description: Watch Essex based theatre company Rendered Retina’s performance of Form on the first ever Prague Fringe Online! In response to COVID-19 the Prague Fringe was postponed until October, so a number of performances were chosen to form a mini-programme for everyone isolating a home!

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11/06/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - Norwich Puppet Theatre

Event Description: Collection of free behind the scenes films, create and make videos, and downloadable resources.

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28/05/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - Thurrock Library – Story Time (updated weekly!)

Event Description: This week, Thurrock librarian Cheryl is reading Max the Brave, so find a nice spot in the garden or in the house and find out all about Max the kitten who is looking for a mouse.These are weekly stories which can all be seen via the link below

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28/05/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - BBC ARTS – 6 ways for all ages to get creative

Event Description: Amazing artists from across the country are making fantastic resources available to help you be creative while you're stuck at home to suit the young and young at heart. Take a family dance class with Sadlers Wells, colour your own Thank You to the NHS or take an art class with Pascal Anson.

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28/05/2020


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - The Southbank Centre – Songs and Street Dancing

Event Description: Join The National Youth Folk Ensemble, Don Kipper and Natasha Khamjani and get dancing together!

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28/05/2020


ADULTS & FAMILY - Shakespeare’s Globe – Youtube Premieres

Event Description: Plays will all be shown for free via the Globe’s YouTube channel, one at a time, on rotation every two weeks, as part of ‘YouTube Premieres’. Catch ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’, ‘A Winter’s Tale’, ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Globe to Globe’.

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28/05/2020


ADULTS & FAMILY - Performances from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Event Description: From The Real Thing to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, don’t miss videos by some of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s regular performers every Tuesday night at 7.30pm on their Facebook page. As if that wasn’t enough of a treat, you can join them on Thursdays and Sundays for archive footage of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and join the conversation with fellow music lovers around the world.

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28/05/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - Monty's Play Hub - Singalong

Event Description: Singer Maddie Cole hosts a free singalong for children. On Wednesdays, she introduce different styles of music through the ages. This session is interactive and fun for all the family so take part in. Sundays at 4pm Wednesdays at 11am

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18/05/2020 - 18/05/2020


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - Arts Outburst - BrightSparx Recorded Session (PAID)

Event Description: Our recorded inclusive dance fitness class is open to anyone aged 16 and above. All abilities welcome! Join in, have fun and keep healthy! Sessions are charged at £5 each. Contact: Hello@artsoutburst.co.uk or call: 01375 386247


ADULTS & FAMILY - Arts Outburst - Thurrock Golden Voices Live Online Session (PAID)

Event Description: Thurrock Golden Voices is a choir open to anyone aged 50 and over and are members are currently meeting online once a week to rehearse in their own homes. Singing is a great for maintaining good mental health, boosting your immune system and improving breathing. The choir is happy to welcome new members so come along and make some new friends! Sessions are £5 each. Contact: Hello@artsoutburst.co.uk or call: 01375 386247 https://thurrockgoldenvoices.webs.com/


CHILDREN & SEN - Bedtime Stories with Danyah Millar (Read-Aloud Stories)

Event Description: Passionate about telling stories for the whole family, Wizard presents put on free storytelling performances throughout the year for the whole family to enjoy. They are now live streaming bedtime stories online twice a week to help parents bring some much-needed excitement into isolation with preschool children. Every Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:30pm

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04/05/2020


TEEN & YOUNG PEOPLE - National Theatre At Home: Production Streaming

Event Description: Enjoy world-class theatre online while the theatres are closed. The National Theatre are offering a new stream each week. Previous shows have included ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘One Man Two Guvnors’. This week’s production is ‘Treasure Island’. These are available weekly.

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04/05/2020


ADULTS & FAMILY - Royal Opera House: ‘From Our House to Your House’ Production Streaming

Event Description: The Royal Opera House is offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts as part of their #OurHousetoYourHouse series. Full-length productions, musical masterclasses and glimpses behind the scenes can be seen for free anytime, anywhere across the globe. There are a number of performances available to stream today, with more being scheduled in the future. Current content includes: Acis and Galatea, Gloriana, Metamorphosis and more.

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04/05/2020


MAKE

CHILDREN & SEN: Toytheater – Online Art Activities

Event Description: Original art activities that help young people express their own creativity while developing visual learning skills, abstract idea expression, decision making, mathematical and scientific intuition, cultural awareness and problem solving.

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11/06/2020


TEEN & YOUNG PEOPLE: Jane Lock - Positivity Through Creativity

Event Description: Jane Lock is a Thurrock artist that has a Facebook group which she uses to share top tips for arts & crafts, hosts creative session to get you creating and making at home!

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11/06/2020


ADULTS & FAMILY: QUEENS THEATRE - LOCKDOWN STORIES

Event Description: We want to know what’s happened to you during lockdown so that we can share our collective stories in a special new project. You can join in by responding to these simple questions. No detail is too small! Answer as many as you want - one or two questions is fine. All responses will be treated anonymously.

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11/06/2020


ADULTS & FAMILY: Safety Nets for Thurrock

Event Description: The Safety Nets for Thurrock project invites you to join in with this. You can find out a bit about Thurrock's history, do a bit of drawing / writing / painting / collaging, learn the skills to make net bags (much better than plastic!) and think about what community means to you.

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07/06/2020 - 08/12/2020


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - Hightide: 40 Plays/40 Nights

Event Description: Hightide tweet out 40 simple standalone play-writing tasks and invite writers (& budding writers!) to share their responses online for feedback, discussion and celebration. All tasks will also be uploaded to the link below.

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28/05/2020


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - Arts Council England – Let’s Create Packs

Event Description: The National Lottery funded Let’s Create packs are aimed at primary and secondary school-aged children, and contain easy-to-follow creative activities. The pack is free to download and is filled with fun things to do.

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28/05/2020


ADULTS & FAMILY - Royal Opera House - Design Challenge

Event Description: The Royal Opera House’s prestigious annual Design Challenge competition aims to inspire the next generation of set and costume designers. The programme is usually run through schools and colleges across the country, but in the current circumstances, we are offering a modified version of the challenge for you to take up at home.


CHILDREN & SEN - Smiles4All – Arts at a distance

Event Description: Smiles4All is a free project in Thurrock encouraging creative collaboration in these difficult times. Complete the fun art activity, and what you make will be shared with somebody in your community who could benefit from making art with you – from a distance! This project is simple and fun for all ages, all you need is your hand, some paper, and some imaginative decoration ideas!

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28/05/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - Jerry’s Artarama - Free Online Art Classes

Event Description: Free Video Art Lessons aren’t just for adults and serious artists, we have creative art video projects for kids, too! Encourage the creativity of your own budding artist and watch their imagination bloom. Enjoy spending quality time with your child or grandchildren in these easy and exciting projects.

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18/05/2020


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - Rendered Retina - A Salvaged Thurrock 2020

Event Description: A Salvaged Thurrock is a community project aiming to create a greener and more culturally engaged Thurrock. Renowned local theatre company‘Rendered Retina’ will be forming an ensemble of young people who will create a piece of theatre to be performed in a local green space in September this year. The piece will delve into Thurrock's history and will use thrown away items we find around the borough to form the set and props. Join in with them to get creative and have fun together!

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18/05/2020


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - Online Learning Platform – Royal Opera House

Event Description: Whether you're looking for simple activities, a creative home schooling project, or theatrecraft fun, Create and Learn invites you to explore the magical world of the theatre from home. All of our new resources are free to access and do not require you to login.Each week we'll bring you fun, new activities to get you singing dancing and making. There will also be a 'Challenge of the Week', which we invite you to share with us on social media using #ourhousetoyourhouse.


ADULTS & FAMILY - Creativebug Studios – Youtube Classes

Event Description: Creativebug offers classes on sewing, painting, dyeing and other creative techniques. Beautifully shot and easy to follow along with, the mini-tutorials are perfect for small projects.

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18/05/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - Online Learning Platform: Royal Opera House

Event Description: Whether you're looking for simple activities, a creative home-schooling project, or theatrecraft fun, Create and Learn invites you to explore the magical world of the theatre from home. All of our new resources are free to access and do not require you to login. Each week we'll bring you fun, new activities to get you singing, dancing and making. There will also be a 'Challenge of the Week', which we invite you to share with us on social media using #ourhousetoyourhouse.


TEEN & YOUNG ADULT - Firstsite Gallery: ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ Activity Packs

Event Description: 'Art is where the home is’ will give you ideas about how to get creative at home. Anyone can have a go – there are no specialist materials required, plus it’s completely FREE to download! Stay inspired with Firstsite’s artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Richard Wentworth, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller, Vanley Burke, Mark Wallinger and more.

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04/05/2020


ADULT & FAMILY - Kinetika: VE Day Drawing Resources

Event Description: The 75th Anniversary of VE Day takes place on 8 May 2020 and will be marked by both military and civilian groups as well as schools all over the UK. Working with Barking & Dagenham Council, Kinetika have created a resource pack for schools to look back at this moment in history and draw parallels with today. In the spirit of sharing, Kinetika have released the resource pack online so that everyone can use it to create their own drawings to mark the occasion.

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04/05/2020


LEARN

ADULTS & FAMILY: MISSION Coalhouse Fort Park

Event Description: Can you rise to the challenges of this mission and solve the mystery shape puzzle?!

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23/07/2020 - 23/07/2020


TEEN & YOUNG PEOPLE: Neil Gaiman’s ‘Mouse Circus’ – Official Website for Younger Readers

Event Description: Listen to read-alouds of ‘The Graveyard Book’ and ‘Coraline’ and learn about Neil Gaiman’s books and stories.

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11/06/2020


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - BBC BLAST – Get Creative

Event Description: Learn about art tips and tricks and about the different sectors within the Creative Industry.

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28/05/2020


ADULTS & YOUNG PEOPLE - Natural History Museum Virtual Tour

Event Description: Dive into the museum's 80 million specimens with unique, new features: encounter a prehistoric marine reptile in virtual reality, discover pioneering Museum research in a short film, navigate the galleries in 360 degrees care of Google's Street View team, take a tour of ten new exhibits tackling natural history themes, and take students on an expedition through the galleries to learn about adaptation in the natural world.

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28/05/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - Creative Blast LittleSparx Recorded Sessions (PAID)

Event Description: LittleSparx recorded sessions are aimed at children aged 3-5 years. The sessions focus on developing language and communication and social and emotional skills through storytelling, singing and dancing in the comfort of your own home. Session are £5 each, please contact Creative Blast directly to book. Contact info@creativeblastcompany.com or call 01375 386247


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - Kent Music – Keep Music Education Going at Home

Event Description: Stuck for practical music-making ideas to try at home? Here is a selection of ideas for children aged 8+ to try. You just need a computer, phone or tablet – all the programs and apps listed here are free.

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18/05/2020


TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE - Royal Court & BBC Bitseize – BBC Bitesize for GCSE Drama

Event Description: The Royal Court Theatre is one of Britain’s leading ‘new writing’ theatres, at the forefront of exciting new work and has launched the careers of many notable playwrights. The theatre has teamed up with BBC Bitesize and key industry professionals to compile a brilliant set of video resources for GSCE Drama students. The resources cover a wide range of practical topics, including devising, scripted performance and light and sound design.

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18/05/2020


ADULTS & FAMILY - Thurrock Libraries - Online at your library

Event Description: BorrowBox by Bolinda Digital has a wide range of e-books and audiobooks for adults and children to download for free. You can check out up to 7 titles from their collection of e-books and e-audio, in addition to the 14 physical items you can borrow on your library card. The lending period canvary from title to title, the maximum being 21 days.

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18/05/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - Thurrock Museum: KS1 & KS2 Local History

Event Description: Learn about Towers, Tunnels and Turrets at Coalhouse Fort, or the role of Coalhouse Fort in WWII with these fun and interactive activities from Thurrock Museum. These resources are free and are always accessible. There is no end date for this activity.

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04/05/2020


TEEN & YOUNG ADULT - Studio 3 Arts: Online Drama and Music Classes & Group Sings

Event Description: Studio 3 Arts have a fantastic offer of online classes. From learning how to write scripts and make shoes to music production, composing and lyric writing, there’s something for everyone! Streaming daily on Youtube and IGTV, you can find the full programme of offers on Studio 3’s website.

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04/05/2020


ADULT & FAMILY - Coursera: Online Courses for Adults

Event Description: Coursera offers many online courses, most are completely free. Develop skills in the practice and critique of visual art, music, and creative writing. Learn to play the guitar, debate the merits of contemporary graphic novels, or explore the history of human creativity. They also give access to virtual museum tours at The Museum of Modern Art and American Museum of Natural History.

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04/05/2020


CHILDREN & SEN - OXFORDOWL – Oxford Owl at Home

Event Description: Oxfordowl offers a vast amount of free resources for home learning. They also offer a selection of tablet-friendly eBooks, which include all of your child’s favourite characters from Biff, Chip & Kipper to the Project X team.

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25/11/2020