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Essex Schools Showcase for The Arts 2019

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Essex Summer of Art 2019


Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 17, 2019



The 8th year of this free event, based mainly in and around High Chelmer Shopping Centre in Chelmsford plus the Civic Theatre foyer.   Showcase gives the opportunity for studentswork to be put before the public, usually for the first time. Students are also encouraged to attend to host the displays and gain from interacting with the viewing public and experiencing students' work from other schools. The general public gets the opportunity to experience the high quality artwork and performances from Essex students which is for the most part normally only displayed at school. There is no fixed format and teachers/students are encouraged to develop ideas for inclusion. 

The first seven years have included painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, textiles, upholstery, woodwork, photography, design, installation, street theatre, dance, big bands, rock bands, ukulele bands, drama, choirs, fine art workshops and demonstrations, live artwork creation, temporary sculpture, video and puppetry.

The event dates are always set to run into the last week of the academic year to ensure plenty of content to show. If you are in the City for work, shopping, lunch, please take time to come along and be impressed and  proud of the young talent on show.

The Showcase is unfunded and relies entirely on very generous sponsorship in kind from local  businesses, plus extraordinary extra voluntary time and energy from contributing schools’ staff.  Our sponsors for 2019 are High Chelmer Shopping Centre, James Hallam Insurance Brokers, Gepp Solicitors, BBC Essex, Chelmsford City Theatres and Chelmsford City Council. 

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