Sunday 23rd May 2021 to
Thursday 26th August 2021
Thurrock Island is a community art project for all ages. This year the project will explore the effects of plastic pollution and inspire participants to think creatively about how we can work together to reduce the effects of plastic pollution and begin to reverse climate change.
The project will be hosted online on the Cece Luna website.
During the project there will be 8 weeks of activities, with an educational post and two creative activities each week. The activities will be split into two connected series.
First 3 weeks of activities around the May half-term break
Monday 24 May 2021 – Friday 11 June 2021
Followed by 5 weeks of activities during the school summer holidays
Monday 26 July 2021 – Friday 27 August 2021.
The activities are suitable for all ages and abilities, with crafts involving recycled materials that can be found around the home such as cereal boxes and old magazines.
Similar to Thurrock Island 2020, participants will be able to send in their creations for a chance to be featured in the linked storybook. Bryony and the Big Beach Clean Up will form the second half of the 2020 book, Bryony and the Plastic Problem.
To find out more visit the Cece Luna website and sign up to the newsletter for exclusive sneak peaks.
Want to get involved? Come and join the Thurrock Island Facebook Group, get to know the Thurrock Island Community and see some of their fantastic creations!
If you don’t have Facebook don’t worry, you can still take part by sending your creations directly to Cece Luna by emailing them or sharing them on social media using #ThurrockIsland2021
About the artists
Cece Luna Costume & Arts is an informal collective of artists founded during lockdown by mother and daughter duo Carole and Emily Moon, who are based in Grays, Essex.
In 2020, Cece Luna launched their first community art project, called Thurrock Island. Over the 7 weeks of the summer break Thurrock residents, of all ages and backgrounds took part in weekly art activities. At the end of the project, the artworks created by the community were transformed into artworks for the storybook and read-along audiobook Thurrock Island: Bryony and the Plastic Problem.
Emily is a costume designer and maker. Whilst at Sixth Form she did two work experience placements with Kinetika, first as an artist on the East Tilbury Flag for the Silk River Project, then as an artist on the Thurrock Banner for the Processions Project celebrating 100 years since women won the right to vote.
Cece Luna team created costumes for the stilt walkers at Grays Christmas Light Switch On, and their Mandi Costume & Puppet, made entirely from recycled plastics and packaging collected during the Covid-19 pandemic, was featured at Thurrock Festival and Kinetika’s T100 Spring Clean Mandala.
The current main focus for the Cece Luna team is to reduce the consumption of single use plastics and packaging that cannot be recycled. They hope to spread the message through artworks and costumes, by engaging the local community in workshops and activities.