What's on in Elmbridge

Enjoy arts events in the borough such as lectures and competitions. 

Light Up Elmbridge Online Arts Festival
27 November – 6 December
Call out to artists

An Invitation to arts practitioners, organisations and groups to bring together the borough’s cultural sector in an exciting and dynamic celebration of music, theatre, dance, the visual and literary arts. An opportunity to show that the arts are one of the most powerful agents of reflection, recovery and renewal.

This project is run in partnership between R C Sherriff Trust, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre and Elmbridge Borough Council. We are looking for new and original content - productions/readings/recordings, archive performances, virtual exhibitions, literary submissions – that can be presented as part of an online programme. 

Riverhouse Arts Centre now has a broadcast quality 3 camera set up capable of streaming performances and is looking to partner with performers and artists that that would like to utilise this technology. All content will be hosted centrally on the Riverhouse YouTube Channel as well as on other social media sites and media outlets as appropriate to maximise the reach of the performances. Proposed performances, projects and content should be submitted to arts@rcsherrifftrust.org.uk by 30 October (this just needs to be your proposed idea). Find out more information.

Elmbridge Lockdown Chronicles

A new community exhibition and book. This project in partnership with Riverhousebarn Arts Centre, the R C Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Museum will aim to create a lasting record of Elmbridge residents' lives in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, for generations to come. We are inviting you to contribute to these chronicles by sharing your lockdown experiences with us.

The Royston Pike lecture series 2020-2021

The Royston Pike Lecture Series will host its first event in the 2020/21 season with a live and streamed talk - “Relationships: Everyone Seems Normal Until You Get To Know them" - presented by Maggs Latter on Thursday 22 October at 7.30pm at the Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton. Booking information

Elmbridge Moving Art

Elmbridge Moving Art is a bi-annual community arts exhibition run by the Council in partnership with Riverhouse Arts Centre and The R C Sherriff Trust. It showcases the work of visual artists who live or work in Elmbridge. Pieces cover various genres and use a wide range of media, including oil, acrylics, watercolour, photography, mixed media and porcelain. Elmbridge Moving Art will be returning in the spring of 2021. 

16th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2020-2021

The theme is Music. Full information can be found on the R C Sherriff Trust website


To find out about other arts projects and events taking place in Elmbridge, contact arts@elmbridge.gov.uk or follow the Elmbridge Arts Forum on Facebook.

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