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Coastal Open 
Friday 9 September until Sunday 30 October

The seventh annual Coastal Open is a celebration of local artists and groups, giving a chance to showcase their talents in arts and crafts. Work included sculpture, photography, textiles, painting plus much more.




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 5 October, 11am-1pm

Wire Sculpture

Join local artist Doug Selway for a workshop on experimenting with wire sculpture.

Bring an idea to make a puppet or toy with you and Doug will help you in designing and bringing your idea alive. You may wish to include a found object or material that you have in your design.



Autumn Talks

Fridays at 11am

£2 per person or £8 for an advance ticket to all five talks

Free parking and complementary refreshments

Friday 30 September - Aromatherapy - Lavender and Eucalyptus, they may surprise you!

Aromatherapist Tina Mason discusses the varieties and different uses if oils within the Lavender and Eucalyptus species.

Friday 7 October - The Life and Art of Sir Alfred Munnings

Dr Bill Teatheredge, Honorary Curatorial Associate of the Munnings art Museum will explore Sir Alfred Munnings eventful life and take an in-depth look at his art from an early age up to his death.

Friday 14 October - Poetry Reading

Black Sandal writers and musican Matthew Annear look forward to visiting Jaywick. They shall be reading poems and stories, interspersed with traditional folk from Matthew on the melodian and penny whistle.

Friday 21 October - Words from the Edge and other Drosscapes.

Alan Hockett and Judith Wolton will present a talk and slideshow from their book which explores some of the edgelands of Essex using a pinhole camera and poetry.

Friday 28 October - Only a Button?

This entertaining talk by Barbara Faulkner aims to prove otherwise. a modern button is generally a disc of plastic but this wasn't always the case. What changed? When did we start using buttons? Why do men and women button on opposite sides? Find out many interesting facts and enjoy a large display of all types of buttons.



Willow FishWillow Fish

Saturday 22 October, 11am-3pm

Free drop in family fun workshop

Discover 'willow weaving', a traditional rural craft that's been used for generations to make baskets, farm/garden structures and all sorts of sculptures.

Using different coloured 'withes', you will learn how to weave a simple but stunning willow fish to use as a platter, a picture or a garden decoration.




Halloween at the Witches Tower

Wednesday 26 October, 6-8pm

Come along to a Halloween gathering of ghouls and ghastly monsters and join in with the games. Watch that the witches don't turn you into a pumpkin!

Children must be supervised at all times.

Costumes optional.








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