Ahoy there! Jaywick Martello Tower welcomes you to celebrate its tenth anniversary in pirate style on Saturday 19 September, 12-5pm.
Join the Jaywick for Happiness heritage trail parade as they start their guided 1/2 mile walk from Jaywick Brooklands Resource Centre at 11.30am. The walk will finish at Jaywick Martello Tower ready to launch the event.
In September 2005 Jaywick Martello Tower opened its doors to the public for the first time and to celebrate are holding a free fun filled community festival.
There will be plenty of free activities for the whole family to enjoy.
As it is also international talk like a pirate day then pirates, whales and mermaids will be welcomed to the celebrations.
3pm, Pirate fancy dress competition, two catagories, under 14s and over 14s. Nobody is too young or too old to join in the fun; there will be prizes for the best dressed pirates.
The event which is organised in partnership with The Grand Theatre of Lemmings will include live music, spectacular performances, pirate stories, magicians, face painting, carnival workshops, art activities, puppet shows plus much much more.
Highlights will include 'King Kong' performed in the Smallest Theatre in the World, launch of the Jaywick for Happiness heritage trail and Slung Low's presentation of the Knowledge Emporium. We all know at least one thing that no-one else knows and this September is your chance to share it as Slung Low invites you into The Knowledge Emporium to celebrate the knowledge that makes you unique.
Local artists work will be displayed inside the Tower and on the Firstsite golden 1965 Routemaster bus.
Keep an eye on this website for more details about the Towers Tenth or follow #TowersTenth on Twitter.
The Knowledge Emporium
The Knowledge Emporium is a sweetshop with one big difference: it doesn't take money. It trades sweets for knowledge - your knowledge, your stories, your recipes or anecdotes or beliefs for sweets.
Write something in the Big Book of Everything We Know and help yourself to sweets.
At the end of the week, Slung Low will create a reading from the material collected, as part of Jaywick Martello Tower’s 10th anniversary, celebrating the collective knowledge of the community. The reading takes place in the time that it takes for an audience member to prepare one of the recipes from the Big Book of Knowledge.
Come share your Knowledge in the Knowledge Emporium.
The Knowledge Emporium will be in Jaywick collecting knowledge from 15-18 September
Funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.
Images from the top:
The Worlds Smallest Theatre by the Grand Theatre of Lemmings
Bernie Bennett the Tightrope Walker
The Whale by Circo Rum Ba Ba
Magician Chris Mayne