The tower is currently in it's winter hours however we are still open for group and school visits, and a monthly creative workshop programme.
Design for Living
Saturday 7 March - Sunday 26 April
Artists Clare Birks & Jaymini Bedia; both stimulated by Tendrings' distinctive sense of place, the wide open skies, its beautiful beaches, the flotsam and jetsam and its relationship with the sea have collaborated with local residents and students in exploring their community and environment.
The local residents have been encouraged to look afresh at their immediate environment and interpret their vision of and for their community, through various mediums. The community's work will be shared through this exhibition, empowering residents to become active participants in their community.
In response to the communities' work the artists have created an installation and performance piece offering an exciting new perspective on the regeneration debate.
Spring Talks 2015
Napoleonic Wars Special
Fridays at 11am
Admission £2 per talk or all five talks for £8
Free parking and refreshments provided
Friday 13 March - Essex Volunteers in the Napoleonic Wars
Essex was a particularly vulnerable place during the Napoleonic Wars, with good access to London and suitable beaches for landing craft. The construction of defences along the coast provided some protection from the threat, but how did normal Essex men respond to the danger posed to their home? Talk by historian Martyn Green.
Friday 20 March - Nelson: Life and loves
Maggie Piper, Blue Badge Tourist Guide, will give a talk on the life and times of one of this country's greatest heroes Lord Nelson. Horatio Nelson, arguably England's greatest naval tactician, successful in battle, but his colourful private life meant he was shunned by society.
Friday 27 March - The Battle of Waterloo
In the year of the bicentenary of Waterloo, Frances Boardman will give an illustrated talk on the battle, its build up to and what happened.
Friday 10 April - Martello Towers
Popular local historian Roger Kennell will give an illustrated talk on Martello Towers. Built along the South East Coast during the Napoleonic Wars as part of a system of defence, Roger's talk will concentrate on the Essex Martello Towers.
Friday 17 April - Weeley Barracks 1793 - 1840
Weeley Barracks, a look at the life and times of a Napoleonic garrison and the men that served there. Illustrated talk by local Historian Vic Miller.
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 4 March - Make and A4 pamphlet style sketchbook with artist Juliet Lockhart
Wednesday 1 April - Spring Hare Ceramics with artist Valerie Osment
Wednesday 6 May - Shelf Lives by artist resident Doug Selway
Wednesday 3 June - Landscape Painting with artist Brenda Jones