Leigh on Sea News - art

Council hops on to support Hares About Town

Two of the hares in the Hares About Town Art Trail – Rusty and Hare’s Magic – are being sponsored by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Art installation which converts sunlight and moisture to water on show at Southend Pier

A new art installation which uses panels to take sunlight and moisture from the air and convert it to drinking water is now on show on Southend Pier as part of the Estuary 2021 arts festival.

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Arts Award at Estuary 2021

Over half term, young visitors to Estuary 2021 can achieve their Discover Arts Award whilst enjoying all the festival has to offer.

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Tales from the Thames: A Creative Estuary Co-commission with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

A new play will bring live theatre to parts of South Essex where it is rarely, if ever, staged.

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Groves Cycles: Bespoke Bikes made in Leigh

Did you know that Leigh on Sea has its very own bespoke Bicycle maker! Groves Cycles.

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Estuary Festival Begins on May 22nd

The festival has been curated in response to the Thames Estuary and the lives, landscapes and histories found there. A mix of large scale and intimate visual art, literature, music and film, it celebrates culture, creativity, recovery and renewal.

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‘Imagining a New Future’ exhibition comes to Southend High Street

Focal Point Gallery is delighted to announce a display of drawings, photos, video, poetry and text created by local residents during 2020 on the theme of ‘Imagining a New Future’.

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Estuary 2021 - an outdoor festival celebrating Essex and Kent shorelines

Estuary 2021 is an ambitious outside arts festival curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary and the lives, landscapes and histories found there.

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Introducing Southend Writers and Artists Network

Una Rose introduces SWAN and talks about their online 2020 fair.

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Central Museum reopens with new Covid-security measures

Southend Central Museum is to reopen to the public tomorrow (26 September 2020) with new Covid security measures in place.

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Connecting Threads Tapestry Looking for New Home

Leigh-on-sea.com speaks with Gwen Simpson lead artist of the Connecting Threads Project...

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Southend’s cultural venues to start reopening in July

More cultural venues in Southend are set to start reopening their doors to the public during July as lockdown eases across the UK.

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Artists’ studios plan and Beecroft Art Trust to be discussed

Plans to convert the former Beecroft Gallery in Westcliff into artists’ studios are set to change due to the condition of the building and rising costs, with plans afoot to provide more arts space in other upcoming developments.

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Beach Avenue Portraits

My name is Damian Smith. I am a Retoucher and Photographer and for the past week I have been focusing more of my attention on my neighbours in Beach Avenue...

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Alone Together – An Intimate Portrait of a World in Lockdown

Leigh-on-Sea features in Andy Delaney's exploration of lockdown isolation.

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Estuary 2020: How to get involved in the large-scale art festival

Celebrating all things art, music, literature and film related, Estuary 2020 is the second edition of this large-scale festival.

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Calling all writers and gardeners - new clubs at Create98!

Create 98 are launching two new clubs this February and March.

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Essex Book Festival in Chalkwell Hall

Arts organisation Metal transform Chalkwell Hall into a "Writer's House" event as part of the Essex Book Festival

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Love Crafting and Cocktails at Create98

Create98 & Corner Club are joining up together once more for an evening of fun crafts & cocktails...

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19 Year Old Local Artist Paints Stunning Wilko Johnson Portrait

Leigh-on-Sea and Southend have never been short when it comes to creative genius. But one piece from the Festival of Southend has captured a lot of attention.

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