Thurrock Council and Stronger Together Thurrock are calling on residents to share their lockdown arts or cultural activities to help communities keep physically and mentally active.
The new online portal, Stronger Together Thurrock Arts and Culture, launched on Monday 4 May and aims to provide fun and stimulating activities for residents to make, watch and learn in isolation at home.
Cllr Deb Huelin, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "We have seen some marvellous examples of what people are doing up and down the country and now it is time for Thurrock to shine.
“I’m delighted that we are working alongside Thurrock CVS via Stronger Together to launch this new portal and engage with our communities across the borough. This would not have been possible without the support of Tilbury-based production company Pixelwork, the Royal Opera House, Kinetika and Creative Blast, among others, who contributed towards the new arts and culture platform.
"Culture is at the heart of our communities and can make a real difference to people’s lives. This initiative will enable all our residents to enjoy and benefit from a wide range of arts and cultural activities as they follow government guidance and stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives."
The platform is open for everyone to view and engage with, and content will be categorised according to the audience it caters to.
Kristina Jackson, Chief Executive of Thurrock CVS, said: "We are pleased to be part of this unique opportunity to support arts and creativity throughout Thurrock. There is no doubt that there are many talented local artists, individuals and organisations in the borough now based at home who can improve our residents’ health and wellbeing and help them get creative."
Find out more and submit your creative activities or projects to Stronger Together Thurrock Arts and Culture.
Stronger Together Thurrock is a partnership between Thurrock CVS, Thurrock Council, local businesses and the community.