Light Up Elmbridge Festival – Summer 2021

A summer of festivals and celebration, all across Elmbridge!

Light Up Elmbridge Festival – Summer 2021 aims to bring together the borough’s cultural sector in an exciting and dynamic celebration of music, theatre, dance, and the visual and literary arts.

Choir Festival – Saturday 3 July

Saturday 3 July – 11:15 to 19:30 (FREE entry), at the Riverhouse Barn (click here to book)

LUEF Summer 2021’s Choir Festival will feature nearly 10 choirs, with everything from a male voice choir through to pop, folk and soul.
There will be a choir for everyone!

Featuring:
11.15 – 12pm Synchronise Choir
12.15 – 12.45 WWAOS
13.00 – 13.40 Weybridge Male Voice Choir
14.00 – 14.40 Molesey Musical Theatre
15.00 – 15.30 We are the Voice
15.45 – 16.30 Oatlands Singers
16.45 – 17.30 Earthly Voices
18.00 – 18.40 Walton Voices
19.00 – 19.30 Notarioty Quartet

Shared Future Festival – Sunday 4 July

Sunday 4 July – 11am to 3pm (Free Entry), at the Riverhouse Barn

Street food, Music, Art, Local speakers, Workshops and Films
Celebrating diversity, community and connection in Elmbridge

What’s on?  An awesome day event to finally reconnect in person with our local community, outdoors and indoors, with middle-eastern and other international food, music, talks and much more 

Why ‘shared future’?  To remind us we’re all so interdependent –  to celebrate and remember the importance of community, diversity, & sustainability towards a better future both globally and within Elmbridge

Who’s running it? A wonderful collaboration between various local community charities, primarily organised by the Riverhouse Barn, Elmbridge Cares, (local community awareness of global community issues) and Elmbridge CAN (refugee charity)

For more information, and links to book your tickets for the events, click here

The Barn Theatre Club Playwriting Showcase – date tbc

The Barn Theatre Club in Molesey has a long history of supporting new writing, and so we were absolutely thrilled by the response to our call for entries to our New Playwriting Showcase. Our judging panel had a busy final few weeks of 2020, working their way through over 120 submissions to the competition.

Despite the numerous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our cast and production team showed great resilience and versatility, holding rehearsals virtually before moving back to the theatre in May 2021 once performance venues reopened.  We had some fantastic feedback and it was wonderful to see our loyal and appreciative (albeit socially distanced) audiences return to the Barn Theatre!


You can find out more about the showcase, casts and productions at www.thebarntheatremolesey.co.uk/showcase

Let’s Dance Summer 2021 – Saturday 7 August

Saturday 7 August – 6pm to 10pm (book tickets here, via Eventbrite),
at Imber Court, East Molesey, KT8 0BT

Put on your dancing (feet tapping) shoes and join us this year for our very first Let’s Dance Summer 2021 event – organised with you in mind!
Organise the ‘sitter, invite some friends and come join us to celebrate dance! This year its the fun 1920’s Charleston Jazz style dance with classes thrown in for you to try out or just to watch!
Dinner, dance, food (curry), and entertainment – bringing the community together.

Book your ticket via Eventbrite today

  • Group tickets available
  • Specify dietary requirement when booking
  • Covid safe environment
  • Team onboard to make you feel welcome
  • Further FAQs available when booking

Workshops:

Saturday 17 July
Workshops 1.30pm, Performance 5.30pm 
“Down By The Riverhouse” – Community Singing Event

Join the professional quartet of singers, ‘Four of a Kind’, for a community singing day where you will be taught songs from scratch and then finish the day performing them to friends and family.

For more information, and to book tickets, click here

Theatre:

Runnymede Drama Group – Double Header of One Act Plays – 21 to 24 June
Scoot Theatre double header of Shakespeare comedies – 7 Aug
Freewheelers Theatre Group
Quick Fix
Molesey Musical Theatre
The Barn Theatre Club – Playwriting Competition Winners – date tbc
Michael Blann – Exhibition and Cycling events over the summer

Music:

Choir Festival3 July
“Down By The Riverhouse” – Community Singing Event – 17 July
Ember Big Band14 Aug
Riverhouse JazzFest 202115 Aug
Let’s Dance 20217 Aug (at Imber Court, East Molesey, KT8 0BT)

supported by
Elmbridge BCRC SherriffRobert Phillips

 

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Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre is run by Riverhouse Barn Ltd, a limited company wholly owned by Walton-On-Thames Community Arts Trust  (Charity number 292178)