On a cold, crisp evening on 14 December 2017, EEA and partners, East Greenwich Residents' Association (EGRA), held the first Shine A Light parade in East Greenwich where the company is based. Hundreds of local residents, including families from five local schools, and the Bollywood Brass Band took to the streets in a beautiful parade of lanterns and illuminated rickshaws. The intention was to ‘shine a light’ on socially isolated people, many of them elderly, and celebrate what can be achieved through the community coming together.
Through a successful crowdfunded campaign, raising almost £12,000, EEA was able to support this event and continue to run weekly creativePeople's Parlour sessions on Thursday mornings 10 am - 12 pm, starting again on Thursday 25 January. People over 60 are particularly welcome.
Young Creative Activists from 7 primary schools have taken part sharing things they’ve been doing as part of the Signs of Change project.
Ross Bolwell (EEA’s Producer Participation and Learning) reflects on fireworks and the importance of making a creative impact in schools.
Arts Award have written a new case study on Emergency Exit Arts.