Hidden Gems Thurrock

 Thurrock CVS were fortunate to be awarded funding from the Home Office’s ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ (BSBT) programme, which supports organisations in working to create more resilient communities.

Thurrock CVS have teamed up with Creative Blast, and together are giving people the opportunity to experience a number of different creative opportunities. The Hidden Gems project is bringing people together to share stories and conversations through the use of music, history, arts and culture, encouraging people to identify common shared values of differing cultural backgrounds and how together they can inform community led solutions that are mutually beneficial.

The project is helping to identify the gems or assets that are located within communities, such as people, places, buildings, groups etc, but these may not always be known by other people in the community. 100 photographs will be taken of people identifying their hidden gems, and these photos will be used for an exhibition showcase that will tour a number of venues across Thurrock.

Coming up

Hidden Gems invites you to join us for a celebration showcase at The Thameside Theatre on Wednesday 26th September from 5pm until 7pm. 

Come along and celebrate the Hidden Gems project as we reflect on our achievements and share our Thurrock Community Film, Poem and Hidden Gems Photography Exhibition. Join us for FREE food, fun and entertainment.

Everyone is welcome! 

Call 01375 389893 for more information or click here to book tickets.


Contact us

There are many more opportunities for local people to get involved in the Hidden Gems project including further activities in the community and an event taking place in May call 01375 386247 for information or to volunteering on the Hidden Gems project contact 01375 389853.


If you would like to share your own Hidden Gem in Thurrock, whether it is a place, person or organisation, please Click here to download a template and send your Hidden Gem to hiddengems@creativeblastcompany.com.