The tower is currently in it's winter hours however we are still open for group and school visits, and a monthly creative workshop programme.
Design for Living
Saturday 7 March - Sunday 26 April
Artists Clare Birks & Jaymini Bedia; both stimulated by Tendrings' distinctive sense of place, the wide open skies, its beautiful beaches, the flotsam and jetsam and its relationship with the sea have collaborated with local residents and students in exploring their community and environment.
The local residents have been encouraged to look afresh at their immediate environment and interpret their vision of and for their community, through various mediums. The community's work will be shared through this exhibition, empowering residents to become active participants in their community.
In response to the communities' work the artists have created an installation and performance piece offering an exciting new perspective on the regeneration debate.
Spring Talks 2015
Napoleonic Wars Special
Fridays at 11am
Admission £2 per talk
Free parking and refreshments provided
Friday 27 March - The Battle of Waterloo
In the year of the bicentenary of Waterloo, Frances Boardman will give an illustrated talk on the battle, its build up to and what happened.
Friday 10 April - Martello Towers
Popular local historian Roger Kennell will give an illustrated talk on Martello Towers. Built along the South East Coast during the Napoleonic Wars as part of a system of defence, Roger's talk will concentrate on the Essex Martello Towers.
Friday 17 April - Weeley Barracks 1793 - 1840
Weeley Barracks, a look at the life and times of a Napoleonic garrison and the men that served there. Illustrated talk by local Historian Vic Miller.
First Wednesday of every month, 11am-1pm.
Free creative workshop for adults, each session looks at a new theme or art form.
Refreshments, materials and creative conversations provided.
Wednesday 1 April - Spring Hare Ceramics with artist Valerie Osment
Wednesday 6 May - Shelf Lives by artist resident Doug Selway
Wednesday 3 June - Landscape Painting with artist Brenda Jones
Children Easter Workshops
C-Net are free Creative workshops for young people (8-16 yrs). There are only 12 bookable places for each workshops therefore booking is essential. Parents/carers welcome to join in with the sessions.
Tuesday 7 April, 10am-1pm
C-Net - Retro Vinyl Easter Egg Mobiles
Turn an old vinyl record into a funky retro mobile this Easter. Go mad decorating your eggs with curls, swirls & twirls Easter Egg style to make your mobile ‘POP' with colour!!
Wednesday 8 April, 10am-1pm
C-Net - Cast in Clay: Spring Flower Plaster Art
Try your hand at clay plaster casting in this workshop to produce an amazing piece of art that you'll be eager to see revealed! Sculpt spring flower images by, pushing objects along with real plants and flowers into its surface and delicately add colour with watercolour paint.
Thursday 9 April, 10am-1pm
C-Net - Easter Silk Batik
Create an eye catching piece of batik art inspired by Easter imagery. Choose a chick, rabbit, flower and/or egg to design your very own repeat pattern. Then, learn how to use wax and ink to bring your design to life.
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