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Creative Net

First Wednesday of every month, 11am-1pm

Free Creative workshops for adults, each session looks at a new craft or art form.

Refreshments, material and creative conversations provided.

Wednesday 3 May

Come along and learn how to make your own bar of glittery soap.




Jaywick SandsJaywick Sands

Wednesday 26 April - Sunday 14 May

Exhibition of Jaywick Local History Society photographic archive. Jaywick is a fascinating village with an interesting 90 year history. Originally conceived as an upmarket holiday village in the 1920's where people would drive from London on a Friday evening, enjoying golf, tennis, swimming, putting and dancing and then drive back refreshed and ready for work.




Thursday 17 May - Sunday 9 July

See the winning photographs from the #InstaEssex photography competition/ Photographers (amateurs and professionals) submitted images to the competition, sharing their ideas of what Essex culture means to them.



WorkshopLove Essex: Create a 'Punched' 3D Photomontage

Saturday 27 May, 11am-3pm

Free family fun drop in workshop.

Celebrating the 15 winners of the #InstaEssex competition, create a 3D photomontage with shapes punched from colour copies of the winning photos, Essex landmarks and maps.



MayAdrian May's Discovering England

Saturday 17 June, 3pm

A wry look at England and Englishness from a creative left-wing viewpoint. In the songs and poems of his new book and albun, Adrian May takes a wry look at the vexed questions of English identity. Ranging from the comic to the poignant, where 'Nobody hates the English as much as they hate themselves', the songs deal with irony, eccentricity and rebel heroes like John Ball, the leader of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. The approach is progressive and inclusive.

The gig will include a performance by Adrian in his musical duo Face Furniture, with double-bassist Murrary Griffin of songs form the new book.

Tickets £5 / concessions £4




EdgelandsPeripheral Edgelands

Thursday 12 July - Sunday 10 September

Alan Hockett explores the edges of habitation of the Essex Landscape. These areas have multiple uses from out of town shopping to industrial sites to wasteland, but once the shops close, factories stop work, they become a stage for street racing, or crusing for teenagers. Desire paths created by urban landscaping not fitting the actual journey of the people that use it, creating a discourse between the design and its actual use.



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