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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


Coastal Open 2018
Thursday 20 September - Sunday 28 October

The ninth annual Coastal Open is a celebration of local artists, giving a chance to showcase their talents in arts and crafts. Work usually includes ceramics, photography, textiles, painting plus much more. Part of Essex Summer of Art.




Autumn Talks 2018

All talks start at 11am and are £2 for entry; free parking and refreshments provided.




Friday 19 October - Changing Times - Clacton's Band Pavilion
This illustrated talk charts the history of Clacton's Band Pavilion from open space and bandstand to 3,000 seat theatre hosting the world's top big bands to amusement arcade and today's Children's Fun Park, Bowling Alley and Restaurant. Norman Jacobs gives the story of the Bandstand and Pavilion which mirrors Clacton's own rise, fall and rise again and celebrates its recent revival as part of the town's regeneration.

Friday 26 October - Suffragettes on Stage
Professor Katharine Cockin from the University of Essex, author of Edith Craig and the Theatres of Art, will be exploring the use of drama and performance, including street pageantry and newspaper-selling, in the women's suffrage movement, focusing on the leading director of women's suffrage drama - Edith Craig.



Spooky Skeletons Workshop
Saturday 20 October, 11am-3pm

Join artist Alison Stockmarr for this FREE family drop in workshop where we will be upcycing plastic milk bottles to make jointed skeletons and making masks to spook everyone this Halloween season.





Halloween at the Witches Tower
Wednesday 31 October, 5pm-7pm

Free drop in Halloween event! Join us for an evening of spooky fun with arts and crafts, games and refreshments. See what halloween has in store with spiders, bats and black cats; come along and see if you are brave enough to trick or treat!

Children must be supervised at all times. Costumes optional.




Creative Net

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.

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

Wednesday 7 November, 11am - 1pm
Create a lantern using black card and design your own illuminated panes using vellum, tissue and ink with artist Lisa Temple-Cox!

Wednesday 5 December, 11am-1pm
Close and Remote will be here for a watercolour workshop for the Days Like These project in Jaywick Sands. Mince Pies provided!



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