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The Great WarThe Great War: Home-life and Service During 1914-1918

Thursday 10 July - Sunday 7 September

A Touring Exhibition produced by Epping Forest District Museum and supported by The Arts Council, England on the First World War and its impact on the East of England.

Described at the time as ‘the war to end all wars', the enormous loss of life and huge sacrifices made by those fighting overseas and on the home front are explored in this exhibition, focusing on the experiences of people in the Eastern region.

The exhibition features some fascinating accounts of World War One from Essex people and music of the era. The exhibition explores activities of the 39 Home Defence Squadron at North Weald, the role of the Speal Constabulary, women's work and their campaign for suffrage, as well as the stories of servicemen who fought, lives and died for their country.

The exhibition includes children activities.



Jaywick Summer Fayre

Saturday 19 July, 11am-3pm at Golf Green Hall, Golf Green Road, JaywickJaywick Summer Fayre 2014

The Jaywick Summer Fayre Committee is proud to present the seventh annual Jaywick Summer Fayre.

Come along and meet Sparky Rabbit from Park Resorts Martello Beach Caravan Park who will make a special appearance at 11am.

Entry to the family fun filled day is free and includes live music and entertainment, lively games, face painting, barbecue, arts and crafts plus much more!!!

Also free drumming workshops led by Sound Exchange and football themed activities in the spirit of the 2014 World Cup.

There will be a grand raffle which includes cash prizes, an auction to win a tribute night, Comedy Club or club social event at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and a competition to win a family ticket for four for a League One Game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, home of Colchester United.

The fayre is aimed at getting the whole community together and raising money for community projects. Over the past six years over £8,000 has been raised and distributed to local community groups.



Summer C-Net
Tuesdays, 10am-1pm

Summer C-NetFREE creative workshops for young people aged 8-15. Download you booking form here.

Tuesday 29 July - Beach Prints
Collect shells and other beach found objects to make a beach inspired print.

Tuesday 5 August - Clay Seaside Relief Tiles
Mould & sculpt a seaside inspired image in clay to create a raised picture then colour with special clay paint to form of a large tile artwork.

Tuesday 12 August - Tick Tock Retro Vinyl Record Clocks
Turn an old vinyl record into a stunning clock that's both eye catching & practical to. Add a clock movement to the record then illustrate with special pens & time related typographic mottos using waterside decals.

Tuesday 19 August - Marvellous Mosaic Initial letter Art
Create your name initial in ceramic mosaic tiles to make a great piece of art you'll want to display forever!

Tuesday 26 August - Beautiful Batik Sail Boats
Use batik ink & wax to design a stunning sail for a wall mounted sail boat artwork. Make a mask & hull from recycle materials to then attach your batik sail to, stand back & admire proudly!

Please not there are only 12 places. If you child is unable to attend all sessions then please notify us to avoid disappointment for others.




Creative Net

Wednesday 6th August, 11am-1pm

This special Creative Net will be located at Golf Green Hall at the It Happens In Jaywick Event
Jaywick Martello Tower presents Creative Net on the first Wednesday of every month. Each session explores different types of arts and crafts.

Materials, coffee, cake and great creative conversations provided.
Ring 01255 822783 for more information.






 Design For Living

Design For Living Workshops

Wednesday 13 August, 10am-1pm

Tuesday 26 August, 2-5pm

FREE Family Fun Workshops

Theatre Designer Clare Birks and Textile Designer and Dancer Jaymini Bedia are working with the Tendring Community on this exciting new project; Design for Living. Participants will explore their community and environment, expressing their findings through drawing, painting, photography, textiles, film and performance.

Come along and work with Clare Birks at these fun creative family workshops. A great opportunity to explore your surroundings, be inspired and create your vision for your community.

To book contact Jaywick Martello Tower on 01255 822783 or email






WW1 Play


Merry It Was To Laugh There...

Thursday 4 September, 2pm

by Jubilant Productions to accompany the exhibition. The play is an artistic response to the centenary of the First World War. Performed by two actors of great experience and talent, it seeks to give a voice to poems and letters written by those whom experienced firsthand things we can barely imagine. It references modern conflicts and acknowledges that those we view as enemies had feelings and lives to cherish too.

Tickets: £7 concessions £5

To book: call Jaywick Martello Tower T: 01255 822783 or











The Tip of the Tower

During the summer of 2013, poet Julia Bird worked with Tower staff, Jaywick residents and visitors to create a poem to be installed at the Tower in 2014.

The Jaywick Martello Project is an exciting programme developed by Place Services at Essex County Council, Jaywick Martello Tower and the Friends of the Tower. The programme will see the recent improvements around the base of the tower further enhanced through the incorporation of interpretive text created with the community of Jaywick.

Keep up to date with the project throught Julia's blog.






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