We began collecting plastics and recycling them into costumes during the first lockdown in 2020, which included the Mandi costume & puppet for Thurrock Festival 2020. This year after taking part in the Climate Coalition’s Show the Love campaign in February 2021, Emily began designing a series of costumes inspired by the Suffragettes’ wearable sandwich-board… Continue reading Making the Plastic Parade
It all started way back in January 2020, when as a household, we decided to collect all of the plastic wrappers that couldn’t be recycled locally in the household waste collections, with the aim that we would then transform them into a costume as a comment on the waste we had produced. Further on down… Continue reading The Making of Mandi
We are heading towards the end of the Thurrock Island Community Art Project for 2020 and we hope that you have enjoyed it so far. If you have missed any of the weekly activities, don’t worry, you still have a little time left to enter. Below is a summary of all 7 weekly activities. Activity… Continue reading Thurrock Island 2020 is drawing to a close. What’s next?
Activity 4 - Create a Costume Hello there! Today marks the halfway point of our activities and we really hope that you have been enjoying them so far. For Week 4 we are challenging you to create a costume or part of a costume. This could be for the character you designed last week, a… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 4
Fun Palaces is a community art event across the UK and worldwide, that takes place on a weekend in October each year. Emily & Carole attended the event at Grays Library on 5th October 2019 with Hi Ching and Cristina Bodolan where they displayed some of their costumes and did a drawing activity workshop. “We… Continue reading Fun Palaces at Grays Library