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Days Like These
Saturday 2 March - Sunday 26 May

Reclaiming the beauty of Jaywick Sands - Days Like These is an exploration of the beauty of Jaywick Sands by artists Close and Remote (Sophie Mellor and Simon Poulter) using watercolours, sound and virtual reality.The exhibition will feature six large scale 360 degree watercolours of Jaywick locations and can be viewed as the physical exhibition or as a virtual reality experience complete with recorded sound from each location. The exhibition also includes work from local residents who joined Close and Remote throughout the project in workshops around Jaywick.
Days Like These was commissioned by Essex Cultural Diversity Project and supported by Tendring District Council, JMT, and Essex County Council.More information on the project can be found at

Resorting to the Coast - Seaside Revival Day
Sunday 26 May, 10am-5pm
Location: Greensward, Clacton-on-Sea

Jaywick Martello Tower and the Friends of Jaywick Martello Tower will be supporting the Resorting to the Coast project at their Seaside Revival Day! A full retro themed day of FREE family-friendly activites celebrating the heyday of the great British seaside experience which promises  'a bucket load of good old-fashioned fun'.

The day will include live entertainment from: Tom's Cockney Singalong, The New Follies singing Pierrot Troupe, Seaside dance spectacular from Princes Youth Theatre, Comedy with the Maniax Brothers, MadAboutTheatre, and the West Cliff Youth Theatre.

Kids activites which are all FREE include: Punch & Judy, Workshops in clowning and circus skills, make your own beachhut, and facepainting!

There will also be a Heritage Discovery Tent with a local history fayre from Tendring's coastal groups - Clacton, Frinton, Jaywick Sands, Walton, Harwich & Dovercourt Local history talks.

The Grand Theatre of Lemmings will also be there with the Museum of Coastal Curiosities. 

Find out more at:

Let's Roll!  
Sunday 26 May, 10am-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!



Essex at War
Wednesday 29 May - Sunday 30 June

Join us at Jaywick Martello Tower where we will be hosting not one but TWO exhibitions on World War One to celebrate the one hundred year anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles (28 June 1919) which marked the official end of WW1. In this special exhibition we will be displaying the Essex Records Office World War One exhibition as well as reshowing exhibition elements from the Friends of Jaywick Martello Tower From Trenches to Tendring exhibition.

Creative Net

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.

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

Wednesday 5 June, 11am-1pm
What does the sea wall mean to you? Come and create words and phrases to inspire a graphic artist’s sea wall design. Have a go and allow the tide to flow; bring out your inner poet for the Tides of Tendring project. 
Wednesday 3 July, 11am-1pm
Join us for this Tides of Tendring textile workshop where we will be making fabric collage and appliques using recycled materials to celebrate Jaywick's unique and wonderful architecture with Clare Sams.     

Beside the Seaside 2019
Sunday 9 June

The JMT Team will be joining the Beside the Seaside Festival in Clacton-on-Sea!

The event will showcase the very best of what Clacton has to offer with spectacular live entertainment both on land and water and JMT will be there running some kids and family activities on the beach including; sand tower competitions, Bollywood dancing, get arty sessions and more!

Our bands from Rock the Tower will even be there opening for the event so come check us out for a Sunday Funday!






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


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