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Summer Surge of Tidal Events
July and August

 The Tides of Tendring Project will be hosting a series of family fun and FREE summer events at Jaywick Martello Tower to promote the project, spread awareness on floods safety, and celebrate its opening exhibition! All kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Art on the Beach
Saturday 17 August, Saturday 24 August

Pop up events: all welcome! Join us on the Saturdays in August for some family friendly fun on the beach! We will be getting creative to raise awareness of flooding and the Tides of Tendring events taking place at the Tower throughout the Summer! 

Artist Vikki Walsh will be showing us how to make different types of flowers and leaves from a range of plastic waste, helping us to reduce our impact on the environment, which will end with an art installation at the Tower! 

Join the Packing Shed Theatre Company on an immersive theatrical experience, where you solve the clues, 
crack the codes, and write your own story to find the treasure. 
Many years ago someone dropped a bottle into the sea. Inside there was a message, a cryptic clue that would lead to a treasure. A treasure that could one day save a life, perhaps hundreds of lives, possibly even thousands.

Coastal Photography
Sunday 25 August

Grab your camera or use one of ours and experience the nature of the Jaywick Sands coastline in a whole new light, or even through a new lens! No experience is necessary for these walks which will be led by photographers exploring wildlife and habitats on our ever changing coastline. Booking required as places are limited. Ring 01255 822783 or email 

Tides of Tendring Exhibition
Wednesday 21 August – Sunday 8 September

This exciting community led exhibition by the Friends of Jaywick Martello Tower and the Tides of Tendring project explores the history of flooding in Tendring and its effects on the local area. The exhibition hopes to raise awareness of the dangers of flooding and prepare those who might be affected by it. With lots of events and talks alongside the exhibition it’s sure to be informative and fun.

Tides Talks

Moving Coast
Wednesday 28 August, 11am
As part of the Tides of Tendring Exhibition Bob Seago, the warden of the Colne Point Nature Reserve for Essex Wildlife Trust, will be here presenting a talk 'Moving Coast' detailing how flood waters have impacted the habitat in Tendring, including bringing new species to the area.

Redshank House
Friday 30 August, 6pm
Lisa Shell will be here discussing Redshank House, a cork-clad cabin raised above a tidal salt marsh and the technical obstacles to building on the wrong side of the sea wall, in a nature reserve, and on sand. Explaining the ways in which efforts were made to minimise the building's environmental impact and accommodate the existing bird populations.

Canvey Island
Thursday 5 September, 2pm
The 1953 floods were devastating for Jaywick Sands which is well known in this area but the town was not alone in the disaster. Hear how the 1953 flood disaster unfolded and how it affected the people of Canvey as we welcome our new friends from the Canvey Island Community Archive who will be here to give their side of the flooding story.

Tides of Tendring Heritage Day
Sunday 25 August

Join us for this Tides of Tendring Heritage Day where we will be bringing together our partners from the project to celebrate the coastline! Get involved with art workshops throughout the day, join one of our guided walks with Bob Seago, celebrate history with heritage groups and Canvey Island, learn more about protecting yourself against flooding, and see the reveal for our wonderful flower art installation.

EA Tides4Kids
Thursday 29 August

Kids activities led by Environment Agency. Check out the Turd Tank, play the Grab Bag Slide and the Flood Slide!

Creative Net

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.

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

Wednesday 4 September, 11am-1pm
Artist Vikki Walsh will be here showing us how to make our very own dreamcatchers to hang above our beds. 

Wednesday 2 October, 11am-1pm
Come and draw from the cabinet of curiousity with artist Lisa Temple-Cox. An observational drawing workshop from natural history specimens including small skulls, fossils, botanical material, shells and other curiosities using traditional natural history drawing materials such as homemade quills and oak gall inks, earth-coloured pastels and homemade charcoal. 

10th Anniversary Coastal Open 

Thursday 12 September– Sunday 27 October

Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided. This year we are celebrating a momentous ten yars since our first Coastal Open exhibition. Since the exhibition began in 2010 we've hosted an amazing variety of artwork from local artists within Essex and this year is going to be our best year yet!

Let's Roll!  
Sunday 29 September, 11am-3pm
Let's Roll @ Jaywick Martello (Dice) Tower!

Don't be bored and join us for this board games event for adults!

On the last Sunday of every month Simon Wigley warmly welcomes folks from Clacton and surrounding areas to Jaywick Martello Tower; bringing together people who are interested in board games and roleplaying and are within walking/bus distance of each other.

From Catan to Power Grid this games event is suitable for everyone with a passion for board games and roleplaying: no experience required just an enthusiasm to learn! 

More than your average monopoly play-through!

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



The Packing Shed Theatre presents... Terrifically Terrifying Tales

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October.

Two new ghost stories, performed live especially for the spooking season!  The Kings Head - written and performed by Patrick Marlowe; and As Shuck Would Have It - written and performed by Neil D'Arcy Jones.

Suitable for age 12 and above. Under 14's must be accompanied by adults.

Adult tickets - £6.

Under 16's, Over 60's, Disabled, Job seekers and Jaywick residents - £3.50

For more information ring 01255 822783 or email




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