The Great War: Home-life and Service During 1914-1918
Thursday 10 July - Sunday 7 September
A Touring Exhibition produced by Epping Forest District Museum and supported by The Arts Council, England on the First World War and its impact on the East of England.
Described at the time as ‘the war to end all wars', the enormous loss of life and huge sacrifices made by those fighting overseas and on the home front are explored in this exhibition, focusing on the experiences of people in the Eastern region.
The exhibition features some fascinating accounts of World War One from Essex people and music of the era. The exhibition explores activities of the 39 Home Defence Squadron at North Weald, the role of the Speal Constabulary, women's work and their campaign for suffrage, as well as the stories of servicemen who fought, lives and died for their country.
The exhibition includes children activities.
FREE creative workshops for young people aged 8-15. Download you booking form here.
Tuesday 29 July - Beach Prints
Collect shells and other beach found objects to make a beach inspired print.
Tuesday 5 August - Clay Seaside Relief Tiles
Mould & sculpt a seaside inspired image in clay to create a raised picture then colour with special clay paint to form of a large tile artwork.
Tuesday 12 August - Tick Tock Retro Vinyl Record Clocks
Turn an old vinyl record into a stunning clock that's both eye catching & practical to. Add a clock movement to the record then illustrate with special pens & time related typographic mottos using waterside decals.
Tuesday 19 August - Marvellous Mosaic Initial letter Art
Create your name initial in ceramic mosaic tiles to make a great piece of art you'll want to display forever!
Tuesday 26 August - Beautiful Batik Sail Boats
Use batik ink & wax to design a stunning sail for a wall mounted sail boat artwork. Make a mask & hull from recycle materials to then attach your batik sail to, stand back & admire proudly!
Please not there are only 12 places. If you child is unable to attend all sessions then please notify us to avoid disappointment for others.
Wednesday 6th August, 11am-1pm
This special Creative Net will be located at Golf Green Hall at the It Happens In Jaywick Event
Jaywick Martello Tower presents Creative Net on the first Wednesday of every month. Each session explores different types of arts and crafts.
Materials, coffee, cake and great creative conversations provided.
Ring 01255 822783 for more information.
Design For Living Workshops
Wednesday 13 August, 10am-1pm
Tuesday 26 August, 2-5pm
FREE Family Fun Workshops
Theatre Designer Clare Birks and Textile Designer and Dancer Jaymini Bedia are working with the Tendring Community on this exciting new project; Design for Living. Participants will explore their community and environment, expressing their findings through drawing, painting, photography, textiles, film and performance.
Come along and work with Clare Birks at these fun creative family workshops. A great opportunity to explore your surroundings, be inspired and create your vision for your community.
To book contact Jaywick Martello Tower on 01255 822783 or email email@example.com
Merry It Was To Laugh There...
Thursday 4 September, 2pm
by Jubilant Productions to accompany the exhibition. The play is an artistic response to the centenary of the First World War. Performed by two actors of great experience and talent, it seeks to give a voice to poems and letters written by those whom experienced firsthand things we can barely imagine. It references modern conflicts and acknowledges that those we view as enemies had feelings and lives to cherish too.
Tickets: £7 concessions £5
To book: call Jaywick Martello Tower T: 01255 822783 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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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