Leigh on Sea News - art

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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Project 49 launch new art campaign

Project 49, the council’s innovative service for adults with learning disabilities in Southend-on-Sea area, is launching a new art campaign to challenge stereotypes.

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Netpark Wellbeing Project Exhibition

Southend Borough Council and Metal are pleased to announce an exhibition at the Beecroft Art Gallery from 7/10/16 to 24/11/16 of digital art made in the Netpark Wellbeing Project run out of Metal Art School in Chalkwell Park.

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Get On The Trail

I walked out of my house at the weekend, and the streets of Leigh on Sea were buzzing. People were wandering around with shop bought coffees and clutching paper maps.

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Urban Coast - Leigh Art Trail Artists

This winter, the Leigh Art Trail has collaborated with the Beecroft Gallery, and Southend Museums, to bring you a dynamic showcase of art work paying homage to the Thames Estuary.

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Leigh Art Trail 2015

This week sees the start of this years Leigh Art Trail and we are delighted at Scott & Stapleton that we have been selected to be one of the venues.

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Award Winning Artist Paul Karslake hosts Charity event!

Paul Karslake the accomplished Leigh artist, together with Peter Thorn hosted an evening at Paul's studio. The purpose was to raise much needed money to save the Bulbulir Basa Orphanage in Kolkata from closure next month.

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Leigh Artists

Painters, potters, sculptors and photographers continue to be drawn to Leigh, feeding off its creative atmosphere, drawing inspiration from the estuary environment and enjoying the encouragement of a community who value their work.

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The Fishermens Chapel

Its more then meets the eye.... read more...

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