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COCoastal Open - part of Essex Summer of Art

Thursday 11 September - Sunday 2 November

The annual Coastal Open gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents in arts and craft. Each year we exhibit over 30 artists and work varies from driftwood sculptures, textiles, mosaics to photography and painting. A series of free workshop and demonstrations will accompany the exhibition. If you are interested in exhibiting next year then please keep an eye on the website for details.



An Evening To RememberAn Evening to Remember: Jaywick

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 5pm to 7pm

Please join us to remember and share stories about Jaywick with a focus on ‘The Big Flood' in 1953.

Razed Roof inclusive performing arts company, together with National Theatre playwright Judith Johnson, will be there to listen to your memories or stories..... and also to tell you about their work.

A free, open-air version of ‘FLOOD' will be performed by Razed Roof
outside Jaywick Martello Tower on Sunday 21st September at 2pm and 3.30pm (weather permitting)




Sunday 21 September, 2pm and 3.30pm (weather permitting)

Razed Roof inclusion theatre company will be performing a free, open-air version of 'Flood' their new production written by National Theatre playwright Judith Johnson.

On the evening of 31 January 1953, a great storm surge swept down the East coast of England and overcame fragile sea defences, leaving 307 people drowned or dead from the effects of exposure. Inspired by the stories of local people who survived the Big Flood - plus electricity bills, rising sea levels, and polar bears - Razed Roof's unique style brings a brilliantly fresh perspective to the issue of climate change.

No need to book just turn up on the day and enjoy.



Autumn Talks 2014

Fridays at 11am

Free parking and refreshments provided.

Admission: £2 per talk or all five talks for £8.

Friday 26 September - Clacton Fire Brigade 1880-WW2 by Vic Miller

The talk will take a brief look at the origins of firefightening before taking a closer look at the emergent Clacton fire service, observing it growth from its volunteer beginning to its final acceptance as a fully professional firefighting unit The Clacton Urban District Fire Brigade.

Friday 3 October - Photography - from Crime Scene to Art by Chris Farndell

The illustrated talk is about photographing crime scenes and how that is different from taking photographs for other purposes, for example as 'art'. The photographs shown will illustrate his work as a Police Scenes of Crime Officer and subsequently teaching photography to 'A' Level Students.

Friday 10 October - The Wars of the Roses by Frances Sparrow

Between 1455 and 1487, six Dukes, five Earls, two Kings, two Princes and thousands of ordinary men lost their lives in a bitter power struggle for the English crown. One of them was the last King to lead his men into battle and his funeral is next March.

Friday 17 October - Essex Year of Traditions by Claire Driver

Revisit some old gems or maybe discover sonthing new about the customs of Essex with Essex historian Claire Driver.

Friday 24 October - Belief in Ghosts in Ancient Greece and Rome by Amy Cotterill

"Ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties..." The monsters that haunt our nightmares have been doing so for thousands of years. In this talk, Amy Cotterill will be looking at the origin of ghost stories, comparing how "historic" ghosts differ from those of Charles Dickens and learning how haunted houses caused legal headaches for the residents of Rome.




Creative Net

First Wednesday of every month, 11am-1pm.

Free creative workshop for adults, each session looks at a new theme or art form.

Refreshments, materials and creative conversations provided.

Wednesday 1 October - Printing with artist Alan Hockett

Wednesday 5 November - Mosaics with artist Valerie Osment

Wednesday 3 December - Unique reindeer decorations with artist Alison Stockmarr




The Tip of the Tower

During the summer of 2013, poet Julia Bird worked with Tower staff, Jaywick residents and visitors to create a poem to be installed at the Tower in 2014.

The Jaywick Martello Project is an exciting programme developed by Place Services at Essex County Council, Jaywick Martello Tower and the Friends of the Tower. The programme will see the recent improvements around the base of the tower further enhanced through the incorporation of interpretive text created with the community of Jaywick.

Keep up to date with the project throught Julia's blog.






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