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Rock the Tower

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

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.

Projection: Saturday 1 September, 8pm
As part of her exhibition Kate Genever will be presenting a large-scale projection on the outside of Jaywick Martello Tower. Featuring texts developed from her time in Jaywick Sands and at the Tower the projection will be visible from the coastal path for 3 hours.


Summer C-Net

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

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.





The Marvellous Museum of Coastal Curiosities
Friday 24 August and Sunday 2 September, 10:30am-4pm

Join the Resorting to the Coast Project for their annual Seaside Entertainment Spectacular!
With the Marvellous Museum of Coastal Curiosities our seaside’s secret stories will be revealed! Fun, fantastic and free! Delight in the circus of performing fleas and relish the superb Victorian entertainment. A day of storytelling and seaside entertainment; fun for all the family! Everyone welcome and all free!


Resorting to the Coast
Wednesday 5 September - Sunday 16 September

Tendring's coastal resorts played a key role in the establishment of the nostalgic 'British Seaside Holiday' since they became popular in the late Victorian Era. Discover the history of Tendring's unique seaside heritage with this exhibition looking at Jaywick Sands, Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, and Harwich and Dovercourt.


Creative Net

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.

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

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. 

Wednesday 3 October, 11am - 1pm
Meg and Amy from Colchester S&B are back and this time we will be creating Felt Sugar Skull Patches and Brooches just in time for Halloween and Mexican Day of the Dead!

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!


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 28 September - The Mercury Voices Project
Mercury Voices is a 2 year HLF funded project bringing together the archive of Colchester’s Mercury Theatre. This talk will bring you the history of the theatre as told through its programmes and plans and recalled by people working and visiting.

Friday 5 October - Sic Est Faciendum (That's the way to do it)
Addrian Hutson will be giving a brief account of the History of Mr Punch and a few amusing reminiscences.

Friday 12 October - Clacton Theatres and Memories
This illustrated presentation by Roger Kennell tells the story of some of the Clacton Theatres during the hey-day of the town as a major holiday resort. Some of the memories of the speaker attending these theatres during the 1950s and early 1960s will feature in this memory jerking presentation.

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.



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