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Rock the Tower

Tuesdays 5-9pm during term time.

Rock the Tower is a free music session where beginners or players aged 9-18 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-9pm.

For more information ring 01255 822783 or email


Cold War 1945 - 1989  

Wednesday 9 May - Sunday 24 June

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this exhibition by Epping Forest District Museum explores one of the most important ideological and political conflicts of the twentieth century. From the Korean War to the Space Race, this exhibition tells the story of the tense struggle between communism and democracy and its effect on the world around it.






Camera Obscura 

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, 11am - 3pm

The reading room on the roof of the Tower will become a camera obscura for the weekend, come and see what it is like to be inside a camera. Understand how the renaissance painters discovered perspective and how Fox Talbot created photography.

There will be Artist Alan Hockett and Photographer Chris Matthews to help you understand how the obscura works.

Spy from the Tower out to Sea

Saturday 2 June, 11am-3pm

Free Family drop in workshop!
Inspired by our Cold War exhibition join artist Alison Stockmarr and design your own personalised telescope or binoculars.


Creative Net Creative Net

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.

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

Wednesday 6 June, 11am-1pm

Liquid acrylics and surprising additives; with dirty pours, string pulls, and finishings advice. Make stunning art without a paintbrush!

Wednesday 4 July, 11am-1pm
Booking is essential for this workshop.

Come and explore drawing using different materials in this workshop that uses Kate Genever's installation and the Tower as a starting point.

Wednesday 1 August, 11am-1pm
Selecting from a broad range of reclaimed materials learn how to build up layers and textures to create your own picture postcard or collage that is personal and unique with Vicky of Mae Kandoo.




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