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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Essex Book Festival
Tides and Tales
Saturday 2 March, 11am-3pm
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.