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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health is so important but did you know that the food you eat can have are strong impact on how you feel and relate


Photo Shoot on the Park

The Backstage Centre SoundBite Cafe work with BA(Hons) Photography students on a live brief commission. London trained, Andrew Dee is a photographer working both on


Essex Theatres

In a series of articles about the venues we like to visit for our entertainment, we reveal some of the finest Theatres in Essex.


High House Production Park

High House Production Park, located in Purfleet-On-Thames, is a cultural industries business zone featuring historic buildings, a public park and playground.  It is also where


Chocolatey Easter Bars

SoundBite are sharing their favourite Easter treat, ideal to enjoy this Bank Holiday Weekend! Ingredients For 16 pieces 115g Unsalted Butter 1 Egg 1 tsp


Pepper’s Ghost Illusion

In 1862, English scientist John Pepper, developed the now popular concept known as the ‘Pepper’s Ghost Illusion’. There was a fascination at the time in



Essex Cultural Diversity Project has teamed up with Brentwood Borough Council to create a new opportunity for artists.

The Big Interview

Ali Pretty, founder and artistic director of Kinetika

Ali Pretty is best known as the founding member and artistic director of the international outdoor arts company – Kinetika, which she founded in 1997 after a long-established career in carnival arts and a growing commitment to community engagement work. Ali tells us about her work with Kinetika at High House Production Park studios, her life’s work and how this all started.


Logo Design Competition

Design challenge detail Do you have an artistic, graphic design flair? If so, we would love to receive logo design ideas for our new C.A.T.S


Dracula – The Legend of Purfleet!

With the Centenary of publication of Bram Stokers “Dracula” in May 1897, Jonathan Catton who used to work for Thurrock Borough Council’s Thurrock Museum, based in Grays, investigates the connection.

Industry Voices

Fiat Lux

Founder and front man for 80’s new wave and synthpop band Fiat Lux, Steve Wright, spoke with The Backstage Centre about his music, and career.


Students Go Live

We hear from our students and their course leader about what this year has looked like for them.

Local Beach Scene

Are you local?

Upcoming opportunities for Community Artists and Community Arts Touchstone Scheme (C.A.T.S) Logo Design Challenge The Backstage Centre’s Community Arts Touchstone Scheme is looking for South

Industry Voices

Wanted – Industry Guests

Are you experienced? We want to hear your story about the world you work in, and how effectively you can build a successful career? The

Ali Pretty
Artist in Residence

Artists in Residence at HHPP

High House Production Park is not only home to the Backstage Centre, but also for a number of leading British artists and arts organisations providing

Little Mix
The Big Interview

Little Mix The Search – BBC One

The Backstage Centre in Purfleet-on-Thames provided a warm home in February this year to the new BBC One series, ‘Little Mix The Search.’ Leigh-Anne, Perrie, Jesy and Jade tell us about the auditions and their hopes for the series.

The Backstage Centre, High House Production Park, Vellacott Close Off London Road, Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex RM19 1RJ

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