Grays Riverside ParkThames Rd, Grays RM17 6JP
SAT 16 JULY 11am-7pm
DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE PROGRAMME HERE: HERE
July 16 2016 Village Beach brings you an all day festival that the whole family can enjoy and get involved with a huge range of arts activity from musical theatre, literature, visual art, music and crafts which will be on offer across the day.
The line-up includes something for all ages across the whole day – and best of all its completely FREE.
All welcome – we hope to see you there.
In 2015 more than 6000 visitors – babies to teens to senior citizens – attended Village Beach to enjoy the packed programme.
This year five different stages will showcase the best of local bands and performers; Village Beach Main Stage, Thames Delta Stage, Perform Stage, Global Stage and Busking Beach Hut.
The Park’s green spaces, ‘the beach’, the riverside pathway and the marketplace will all host an eclectic mix of arts led activities, developed with some of the most creative and original arts organisations from around the region.
DREADZONE, INDIGO, ESTHER TOLUWASE, ROH COMMUNITY CHORUS, TALL TREE TALES, MR MACKIE, FIGURES, THE TURBANS, JOHN PAUL, DELTA SKELTA, DOUBLE TREBLE, LEE SARGEANT, JAMES PHILLIPS
Thurrock’s creative community will be out in force. Thames Delta Music will be hosting stages and providing platforms for up and coming bands and musicians: MATT TUBEY, REN STEDMAN, CHAY APPLEYARD, KLAIR QUEST, LAUREL & SCARLETT, PAUL ZIEPE, QUEENSBURYS, DRADD MARK & HEADTOP UK BUBBLERS, CHARJAN & THE REGGAE ACADEMY
Other highlights include Pluto jugglers, Olmo Lazarus spoken word poetry workshops, Lily Riddle costume workshops and Goya Arts, who will be telling stories bursting with magic. Jacqson Diego Story Emporium invite children and families to explore stories in many different forms and be inspired to create their own.
The beach huts are back too – brightly coloured, individually designed beach huts which house a variety of exciting art and activities.
Thurrock libraries and community hubs will show what’s on offer across the borough and Thurrock Court Players and Royal Opera House Community Chorus demonstrate how much talent there is in Thurrock. The Thurrock 100 walkers will also be visiting the festival.
From Horndon-on-the-Hill, street theatre company These 3 Guys and the Wrinkly will also be there to entertain and entrall.
The festival aims to showcase local creative talent of all forms – musicians, artists, performers, stand up comedians.
For your chance to perform on one of our five stages please apply by clicking HERE.
We are offering market stalls to locally-based artists and makers to sell or show their arts and crafts to 6000+ visitors.
We encourage stalls to be as interactive and engaging as possible, as experience tells us that these are the ones visitied most.
Stalls of an artistic and musical theme will be given priority, however we do welcome local community groups and charities who have fantastic and vital messages to convey.
To find out more information and apply for your stall, please click HERE.
Metal could not deliver a successful Village Beach without the amazing help of our hard-working army of committed and valued volunteers.
Volunteering can be a rewarding experience of giving back to your community – or it can provide valuable work experience. Opportunities include: being part of the back stage crew; media team; photography and film crew; artist liaison; hospitality; and stewarding.
If you would like to get involved, more information and an easy-to- fill-in form can be found here click HERE.
~VILLAGE BEACH STAGE~
ROH COMMUNITY CHORUS
TALL TREE TALES
~THAMES DELTA STAGE~
LAUREL & SCARLETT
DRADD MARK & HEADTOP UK BUBBLERS
CHARJAN & THE REGGAE ACADEMY
~GLOBAL VILLAGE STAGE~
NELSON & FRIENDS AND ARTVIVA
TIP TOE STAGE SCHOOL
UNITED DANCE STUDIOS/GATEWAY ACADEMY
CREATIVE BLAST PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
THE THREE G’S AND THE WRINKLY
THE KOLLEY SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
THURROCK COURTS PLAYERS
GRAYS TOWN BAND
CELEBRATION THEATRE SCHOOL
THAMESIDE YOUNG PRODUCERS
THE SHERATONES TBC
ANNA MARIE CHILDS
THE GREAT THAMES DELTA PAINT OFF
SLAP AND DASH
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