Leigh on Sea News - art

Southend Festival returns: International artists will paint the city with epic street art murals

Southend Festival returns this September with a whole host of amazing events showcasing the city of Southend’s vibrant and diverse cultural scene including comedy, art, music, children’s events and much more.

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Bronze Arts Award is coming to Focal Point Galley in 2022!

Arts Award is a fun, challenging and creative programme open to young people and learners of all levels and abilities aged 11 and over.

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Leigh Calendar now Available from Dave Amber

Now that we are (sort of) in the run up to Christmas we thought some of our readers may be interested in this new calendar from local photographer Dave Amber.

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Twenty One reopens as a creative community café

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Focal Point Gallery are delighted to announce the reopening of Twenty One in partnership with Elwira Middleton, restoring this cultural and community café to the heart of Southend-on-Sea.

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Fascinating artefacts to go on display at new Southend Central Museum exhibition

An intriguing new exhibition is set to open at Southend Central Museum celebrating the history of collecting and humanity’s timeless desire to collect and view curiosities.

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Two Waterside Dusk Performances Close Estuary 2021

Estuary 2021 has announced two final events that will bring to an end the second edition of the large-scale arts festival.

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Southend YMCA Summer Programme Leaves Lasting Impression on Leigh Community Centre

Throughout the month of August, Southend YMCA hosted a free Summer Programme at Leigh Community Centre for children aged 8-12 years old.

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Creating Paul’s Lasting Legacy at Havens Hospices

A campaign is underway to secure a lasting legacy to late artist Paul Karslake at one of his favourite local charities.

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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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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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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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‘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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