Barking and Dagenham Council have asked local artist and TWCP Steering Group member Emmanuel Oreyeni (@Oreyeni_Arts) to produce 16 Christmas-themed landscape drawings for their virtual
Thames Ward, like the rest of Barking and Dagenham, is buzzing with artistic and creative talent among residents young and old. Riverside School is full of young people desperate for opportunities to hone their craft and showcase their abilities and there are a number of professional artists and musicians living locally. However, residents of all ages feel that there are not enough opportunities for these talents to be developed and shared in the local area.
Our Arts & Culture Citizen Action Group members are adamant that resident-led interventions are what the community needs to create long-term change and have already started to make some progress (see below).