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Rock the Tower

Tuesday 31 July, Tuesday 14 August, and Tuesday 28 August, 5pm - 8pm.

Rock the Tower is a free music session where beginners or players aged 8-18 yrs are welcome to get involved for the chance to play alongside others in a band! 

The music sessions provided by We Are Music will be held at Jaywick Martello Tower every Tuesday during term time running hourly between 5pm-8pm.

For more information ring 01255 822783 or email


We Must Do Battle Where We Are Standing 

Wednesday 27 June – Sunday 2 September

Exhibition installation by Kate Genever with final large scale projection onto the Tower.

Kate is trying to make work about big things, big issues, but sometimes they are too big and overwhelm her, so instead she has been focusing on the small acts, the quiet improvisations made by communities that reveal coping mechanisms and acts of resistance. This  installation aims to share some of Kate’s findings relating to Jaywick and the community who live here and encourage us to consider man's ingenuity in the face of change.


Dig4 Jaywick Community Garden Open Day

Wednesday 25 July, 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Community Garden, Lotus Way, Jaywick
The Dig4 Jaywick Community Garden Group welcomes you to their Annual Open Day. Come along and view the progress made in the garden and to find out about their plans for the coming year! The Jaywick Martello Tower Team will be at the garden running an arts and crafts event with Vicky of Mae Kandoo. FREE ENTRY.



Jaywick Summer Fayre
Saturday 28 July, 11am-3pm

Venue: Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road, Jaywick
The Jaywick Summer Fayre Committee presents this family fun day which includes entertainment, traditional games, BBQ plus much more! There will also be a fancy dress competition for children starting at 1pm and The Friends of Jaywick Martello Tower will be running a bottle stall. FREE ENTRY.


Creative Net

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.

Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

Wednesday 1 August, 11am-1pm
Selecting from a broad range of reclaimed materials learn how to build up layers and textures to create your own picture postcard or collage that is personal and unique with Vicky of Mae Kandoo.


Wednesday 5 September, 11am - 1pm

Cyanotype printing with Resorting to the Coast. Join artist Angenita Teekens-Hardy for this special Creative Net workshop. Print on fabric representations of the history of the coastline around Clacton and make neck scarfs, knotted handerchiefs and even some bunting. Only 16 places available. 



Summer CNet

Free Creative workshops for young people (8-16 yrs). 
Booking is essential as places are limited.

Tuesday 31 July, 10am-1pm  - Fantasy Beach Hut 

Create your own fantasy cardboard beach hut complete with furnishings and wall art.

Tuesday 7 August, 10am-1pm - Under the Sea

Draw your very own world underwater, complete with fish, plants, and forgotten treasure.

Tuesday 14 August, 10am-1pm - Coastal Paintings

Create a painting of all that happens above sea level, with swimmers, beach combers, birds, and planes.

Tuesday 21 August, 10am-1pm - Seabirds 

Make a cardboard seabird of your choice, using a range of sculpture techniques.

Tuesday 28 August, 10am-1pm - Lovely Ladybirds & Beastly Bugs

Use a plastic bottle to make your own cute pet bug. 




Family Drop in Workshops

Saturday 4 August, 11am-3pm Come join artist Kate Genever with this drawing workshop based around her installation at the Tower.
Saturday 11 August, 11am-3pm
Learn the traditional art of flower making with the Chinese Culture Society!






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