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reactIt’s the summer holidays. The kids are out of school. And Riverside House has been filled with fun and laughter as RPA’S React summer intensive took place at the end of July. Eighteen children, aged 7-11, piled into the hall and chose between 4 different performance skills: ‘Stomp’ drumming, Filmmaking, Music and Physical Theatre. The church offices reverberated with the sound of drumming rehearsals and the hallways were filled with singing for 4 whole days, until the children produced a final performance from each class, plus two group performances of ‘Ollie the Octopus’ and ‘Jonah the Groaner’. For many children it was their first introduction to Riverside Church, so we considered it a complete privilege to pour into these children’s lives and develop their God-given talents! One delighted parent commented: “Both my boys enjoyed React 2015 very much, and I was very impressed by how much they had achieved in a short space of time. It was also very enjoyable to attend the performance at the end, and be a proud parent.”


Riverside Performing Arts have new productions for 2015-16 for schools exploring British values. Jack and the Incredibly Meanstalk is a tall tale for primary schools about what happens when a little love and kindness can help even a meanstalk find friends. Booking for 30th November – 11th December 2015.

‘Equality Street’ is our new production for secondary schools exploring issues around equality, diversity and tolerance. Booking from 22nd February – 4th March 2016. We also offer tailor made performances and workshops for schools and youth groups. Contact me for details.

Helen Farquharson 442 2586