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10th Anniversary Coastal Open 

Thursday 12 September– Sunday 27 October

This year we are celebrating a momentous ten yars since our first Coastal Open exhibition. Since the exhibition began in 2010 we've hosted an amazing variety of artwork from local artists within Essex and this year is going to be our best year yet!

Coastal Open: Discussion with Dave Jones

Saturday 21 September, 2pm

Come and meet artist Dave Jones, who is exhibiting at the Tenth Jaywick Martello Tower Coastal Open. This is a special opportunity to hear him talk about his contributions to the exhibition and to discuss with him the significance of abstraction and representation in his artistic work.  

Creative Net

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.

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

Wednesday 2 October, 11am-1pm
Come and draw from the cabinet of curiousity with artist Lisa Temple-Cox. An observational drawing workshop from natural history specimens including small skulls, fossils, botanical material, shells and other curiosities using traditional natural history drawing materials such as homemade quills and oak gall inks, earth-coloured pastels and homemade charcoal. 

Let's Roll!  
Sunday 29 September, 11am-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!


The Packing Shed Theatre presents... Terrifically Terrifying Tales

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October.

Two new ghost stories, performed live especially for the spooking season!  The Kings Head - written and performed by Patrick Marlowe; and As Shuck Would Have It - written and performed by Neil D'Arcy Jones.

Suitable for age 12 and above. Under 14's must be accompanied by adults.

Adult tickets - £6.

Under 16's, Over 60's, Disabled, Job seekers and Jaywick residents - £3.50


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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