Thameside Theatre launch poetry competition and encourage Thurrock to keep up the creativity


THAMESIDE Theatre in Grays have launched a poetry competition for children in Thurrock, with the chance to win tickets to the Christmas Pantomime Snow White up for grabs.

Thameside Theatre posted this message on their Facebook page (Friday 1 May):

“Week 4 – Pantomime Poetry!
Write a poem about what you enjoy most about going to the theatre to see a pantomime! You could create a video of you reading your poem out loud or you could write your poem down…you could even include drawings if you want to!

“To enter:
Like the post on Facebook which you can view by clicking here.

“You can either post a video of you reciting your poem or post a picture of your poem in the comments below…along with your name and age. (Parents/guardians can post on behalf of their children).

“The winner will be chosen by you! The entry with the most likes/reactions and comments wins two tickets to panto! The competition closes at 1pm on Tuesday 5th May, winner will be announced and notified on Facebook.

“Rules: Entries must be under 18

“Don’t forget to like our page so you can stay up to date with our latest competitions!


“*This competition is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook*”

However, the creativity doesn’t stop there with efforts continuing to flood in as part of the Thameside Creative Community Challenge, which aims to showcase the creativity of people in the community while they are staying at home during the lockdown.

Thameside Theatre posted this picture today on Facebook, of Darcey, age 5, who has made a rainbow heart to express her thanks to key workers.

Darcey, age 5, and her rainbow heart for key workers
Darcey, age 5, and her rainbow heart for key workers

On Friday 1 May, YourThurrock brought you the efforts of talented Polly, age 9, who has been raising money for the NHS by selling her paintings to friends and family as part. Read more on Polly’s story by clicking the link here: Polly’s paintings raise money for NHS

On Wednesday (29 April), YourThurrock brought you the story of Harry Westerman, another to take part in the challenge.

Thameside Theatre shared the video of talented Harry playing a singing a song for the challenge.

To watch his performance and to read the full story, please go to the following link here: Harry’s song

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