What's on in Elmbridge

What's on in Elmbridge

Enjoy arts events in the borough such as lectures and competitions.  View the Events calendar (and select the arts category) or see the highlights below.

The Royston Pike lecture series

The 2016/2017 series has now finished. The series will be back in September.  View some highlights of the next series.

Elmbridge: Moving Art - travelling exhibition

The Robert Philips Gallery at Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames opens its doors to 49 local artists from 19 July to 13 August to showcase their works which span across an exciting mix of painting, sculpture, photography and more. The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm every day. The project, run by Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in partnership with The R C Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council, aims to give local artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a prime exhibition space. This project is the first of its kind in the Borough and was implemented following a public consultation regarding arts initiatives in Elmbridge. Residents indicated that they had an interest in visual arts and wanted more opportunities to visit galleries showcasing works from local artists. For further information, please arts@elmbridge.gov.uk or arts@rcsherrifftrust.org.uk

Literary competition 2017

The theme of the 13th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2017 is 'Luck'. 
Perhaps it’s something you think you make yourself? Maybe you’re convinced everything in life is down to it? Or believe there’s no such thing as it? But whether good or bad, found or made, it’s something we’ve all wished for a bit of at some time. The R C Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council are looking for short stories and poems from as many participants as possible across the following age groups:

  • Ages 5-7: little rhymes and stories

  • Ages 8-11 (junior)

  • Ages 11-13 (secondary)

  • Ages 14-18

  • Ages 19+: poems and short stories

This year’s Competition is running in partnership with Sampson Low who will publish the winning entries in the adult short story and poetry categories as a Chapbook. The closing date for entries is Monday 2 October 2017 at 5pm. 
For terms and conditions of entries and for further information, visit The R C Sherriff Website or call 01932 229996. You can also email arts@rcsherrifftrust.co.uk or arts@elmbridge.gov.uk   

Other arts projects and competitions

Music in the Park

The popular annual free event will be back on Saturday 16 September, from 2pm to 4.30pm at Churchfields Recreation Ground, Weybridge KT13 8DB.

Make the most of the last rays of sunshine and celebrate the arrival of autumn listening to the Cobham Band’s best repertoire. Bring your picnic rugs, garden chairs, children and pets and enjoy!

See the events calendar for more information.

For further information on the arts projects and events taking place in Elmbridge, please contact the Arts Development Officer.

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