Creativity Unwrapped

Creativity Unwrapped is this year’s theme for the Heritage Open Days week-long celebration of history and culture taking place throughout England during 8-17 September 2023.

Here in Shoreham-by-Sea and across the whole Adur District we will be celebrating with a festival of talks, trails and film, encompassing authors, poets, artists, cartographers, film-makers and those whose creativity is not always obvious.

Adur Unwrapped

Creativity comes in all forms, from the novelist, to the opera singer, from the poet to the creator of the London A-Z. Adur Unwrapped is a series of exhibition boards and banners scattered across the Adur district relating the stories of twenty renowned creative people who lived and worked here in the past.

Adur Unreeled

In the early twentieth century Shoreham Beach was a home of the British feature film. Take the opportunity to see some of these early films and enjoy a talk from film historian, Frank Gray, on the early British film industry, particularly in Sussex.

We will show three silent films, all made in 1920 and 1921 at the studio on Shoreham beach by Sidney Morgan of the Progress Film Company. They are Little Dorrit, A Lowland Cinderella, The Mayor of Casterbridge. Two of these starred local actress, Joan Morgan, who went on to star in over thirty silent movies during the 1920s.

These films will be shown at various times during the Creativity Unwrapped week at the Ropetackle, the Marlipins Museum and the Shoreham Centre.

Plaque commemorating where the Progress Film Company studio was located near the Good Shepherd Church on Shoreham Beach

Creating a Creative Community

A Friday evening talk on 15 September featuring three speakers, who donate their time, energy and artistry to encouraging creativity today within our community in Shoreham.

Between them they cover three very different artistic pursuits: music, painting and poetry; and they work with a wide range of age groups. But they all share a common passion to facilitate, educate, inspire and promote creative activities and talents among the people of Shoreham.

Community Creatives Pink Plaque Trail

Shoreham-by-Sea abounds with creativity and we are celebrating those individuals who engage and inspire others to take part in creative activities today and make a lasting impact on the community they live in.

Track down the pink plaques in Shoreham town centre and across the Adur Ferry Bridge to discover Shoreham’s current community arts creatives. Who are they and what do they do?

The pink plaques will be displayed in venues across Shoreham Town over the weekend of 15-17 September.

Our community creatives from the Circular Space do creative activities with kids on Shoreham Beach during the summer weeks

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