This summer a series of exciting pop up outdoor arts moments will bring live performance to Harold Hill, Orchard Village, Rainham and Romford, with local people deciding on a wide range of entertaining events and inclusive workshops happening right on your doorstep in local spaces.
From July to September there will be big band music, circus extravaganzas, outdoor cinema screenings, tea dances, craft workshops and international cultural celebrations.
Events will be happening right on the doorstep, in well-loved community spaces, from the Mardyke Community Centre, on school playing fields and at the historic Romford marketplace.
Havering Changing has facilitated an imaginative programme in each area decided on by local Steering Groups, made up of individuals who love the places and the people who live there. The Big Summer of Outdoor Arts aims to get as many local people as possible involved with inspiring and meaningful creative activities Mark Borrell, Steering Group member for the Harold Hill Community Creatives says ‘Being part of the local Havering Changing Steering Group has given me the chance to be involved in helping arrange events and activities for local people that are free and inclusive for all. We want the best experiences for local people to enjoy and to be involved in, I personally cannot wait for some of the exciting, interesting and fun activities and events’.
James Jackson, Project Director for Havering Changing says ‘The Big Summer of Outdoor Arts is about the local communities in each area deciding what they want to see and do in their place. All the events and activities will be free to attend. We want everyone to have access to arts & culture on their doorstep, that is made for and by local people living in Havering.
19 – 25 July in Harold Hill – Circus Extravaganza with Charmaine Childs, StiltsPro 7 and Bicycle Ballet 19 – 21 August in Orchard Village – International Cultural Celebration Event
28 – 30 August in Rainham – Outdoor Cinema Screening
More events to be announced over the coming weeks.
Free tickets, for any of the performances mentioned above, will be available from on the Havering Changing Eventbrite and you can find all of the details about the growing programme of events at: https://www.haveringchanging.org/news/big-summer-of-outdoor-arts