Skip to main content

 

 

Rock the Tower

Tuesdays during term time, 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 jaywickmartellotower@hotmail.co.uk

 





Creative Net

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.

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

Wednesday 6 February, 11am-1pm
Make your own hanging decorative soft fabric heart with Meg and Amy from Colchester S&B! Fill with lavender or pot pourri and decorate with embroidery techniques.

Wednesday 6 March, 11am-1pm
A hands on tactile session with artist Vikki Walsh. Create geometric patters using string nails and wood, forming simple curve shapes to more complex designs.

 

 

Days Like These
Saturday 2 March - Sunday 26 May

Reclaiming the beauty of Jaywick Sands - Days Like These is an exploration of the beauty of Jaywick Sands by artists Close and Remote (Sophie Mellor and Simon Poulter) using watercolours, sound and virtual reality.
The exhibition will feature six large scale 360 degree watercolours of Jaywick locations and can be viewed as the physical exhibition or as a virtual reality experience complete with recorded sound from each location.
The exhibition also includes work from local residents who joined Close and Remote throughout the project in workshops around Jaywick.

Days Like These was commissioned by Essex Cultural Diversity Project and supported by Tendring District Council, JMT, and Essex County Council.
More information on the project can be found at www.closeandremote.net/days-like-these

 

Essex Book Festival

Tides and Tales
Saturday 2 March, 11am-3pm

Join the Essex Book Festival here at the Tower for a day of water and seaside themed family fun. Come along and take part in a number of activities including:
11am-12pm: A beachcombing walk with Wendy Constance, artist and children's author.
11am-12pm: Watercolour painting with artists Close and Remote
12pm-1pm: Official opening of the Days Like These exhibition
1pm-3pm: Origami boat building as part of The Mothership Project
1pm-3pm: Storytelling with award-winning Glenys Newton

essexbookfestival.org.uk

 

 

Spring Talks 2019

Our talks series is back this Spring with FIVE talks throughout March on some exciting and interesting topics.

Each talk is £2 and free refreshments are provided.

Talks take place on Fridays at 11am.

Friday 1 March - War Against the French on the Essex Coast, 1793-1815.
The Martello Towers commemorate Britain's war against the French Revolutionaries and Napoleon 200 years ago. But what else happened at that time along the North East Essex coast? This talk by Julian Foynes will address several other aspects of the history, including warships, press gangs, privateers, traitors and deserters, invasion alarms, and secret agents.

Friday 8 March - Days Like These
With the Days Like These Project drawing to an end Artist Simon Poulter from Close and Remote will be here discussing the Jaywick Sands based project. The watercolour paintings produced and the 360 degree Virtual Reality experience will make up the first exhibition of the year at the Tower.

Friday 15 March - The Story of Makeup
The largest beauty book in Ancient Egypt was the "Book of Transforming an Old Man into a Youth"! This talk by Frances Boardman will look at the history of makeup from Cleopatra's beetle and and lava lipstick all the way through the poisonous makeup trends of later history exploring the lengths women and men went to to look beautiful.

Friday 22 March - Fifties Fashion and Life
Speaker of social and costume history Sarah Shehadeh will be sharing on 1950's fashion and lifestyle bringing items to touch and see from the period. Don't mention the panties!

Friday 29 March - The Home Guard in Essex Revisited
In the Summer of 1940 Britain faced imminent invasion from victorious German forces following their triumphant conquest of Western Europe. The British Army has lost most of its equipment following the evacuation from Dunkirk but at home, a 'makeshift' army was coming into being to defend the country - the Home Guard. Join Essex historian Neil Wiffen to revisit the events of 1940 as well as looking at some of the lesser known aspects of the Home Guard.





 

 



 


 

 



 

If you would like to keep updated with Jaywick Martello Tower you can follow us on:

Twitter icon Twitter @JaywickTower 

Facebook Icon Facebook Jaywick Martello Tower or

 Instagram JaywickMartelloTower.

Essex Awards