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.
Are you a theatre-maker who want to use their creative skills in the community. Find out more about joining the Creating Routes programme.
Is there an elephant in the fun palace?
EEA were commissioned by the National Literacy Trust to design four of the 50 benches for their summer campaign 'Books About Town'.