Where did 3rdthought begin?
The 3rdthought Arts Collective was founded in 2010. It started in 1987 as an over 60’s drama class  based at Mary Ward Centre London, www.marywardcentre.ac.uk  working with Director Peter Avery and Producer Maxine Webster of 1st Framework. Members of the class created several projects in collaboration with a wide variety of arts practitioners including : Sydney Carnevale Festival, Berlin Festival, Serpentine Gallery & English National Opera London.

Why is it still here ?
Many of the members of the class decided they wanted to :
1. be more than a 2 hour class
2.to have more autonomy over their arts programming.
3. have more control over the budgeting of their arts/education provision in order to avoid the stop-start nature of non-vocational adult education classes.

Where is it going ?
3rdthought is now in the final phase of a three phase transition. It is taking steps to become a semi independent social enterprise.

The aim – is to develop a sustainable international intergenerational arts based social enterprise.

Test case pilot projects & clients so far include :Mayor of London’s – Olympic Festival London Southbank University- digital teaching materials for social work dept.
Capital Age Festival – Performance. Southbank Centre – 50th Birthday digital podcasts .
EU Art-Age Conference workshops. Tate Modern – Audio Guides.
Faraday School ‘Journeys’ 12 week puppetry inset .

JOURNEYS 2013 – 2015

Journeys is a 2 year programme of a variety of new and recent  projects.
The first project ‘End of The Line’ was presented for the Purbeck & Edinburgh Festivals summer 2013.

To find out more click on the thumbnails below.

End Of The Line

Invisible People

Exiles