Leigh on Sea News

Review: Illustrative Collage Class at Create98

Read our very own Ray Morgan's review of her recent visit to creative studio Create98

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The final stretch of the summer holidays....

We’re in the final stretch of summer and if you’re running out of activities, don’t worry you’re in the right place.

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Bugsy Malone - Our Review

The Summer Youth Project is a fantastic initiative inviting young people from all over Southend to audition, rehearse and perform a show during the start of the school holidays and this show is one not too be missed!

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Are you ready for the summer holidays?

Are you ready for the summer holidays? Struggling for ideas to entertain the kids for the whole six weeks? I’ve put together my top picks of bigger days out in and around Essex, so make sure you’ve got these on your list.

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Kids Days Out!

Days out with the kids can be expensive, and with the summer holidays coming up I thought I would share with you some of my top free local suggestions for you to explore.

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The Mousetrap at the Palace Theatre - Ray's Review!

The long running Agatha Christie classic The Mousetrap is showing this week at the Palace Theatre and I was privileged to see it on it's strong opening night on Monday.

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Annie - Our Review

Currently showing at The Cliffs Pavilion we bring you a review with a difference .......

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Food By John Lawson – Sunday Lunch Review

Have you yet to try John Lawson's Sunday lunch with free flowing bubbles?

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Being Frank: film screening in Leigh-on-Sea

An exciting one-off film night is coming to Leigh on Sea with a screening of documentary Being Frank, about cult comedy character Frank Sidebottom, and a Q&A with its Director, Steve Sullivan. 

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Calendar Girls - Our Review

A fabulous selection of buns were on display at The Cliffs Pavilion last night at the opening night of Calendar Girls.  A film, a play and now a musical, this remarkable tale is inspired by a true story, penned by Tim Firth, with music by Take That’s Gary Barlow.

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The Royal Hotel: Restaurant Review

As new Head Chef Harry Lumsdon come's to The Royal Hotel, Foodie Rich bring's you his review.

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St John – ‘An All Time Favourite….’

Foodie Rich is back with one of his all time favourite restaurant's...

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The Full Monty - Our Review

If you loved one of the most acclaimed British films ever made from 1997 then the stage version of The Full Monty, currently showing at The Cliffs Pavilion won't disappoint. 

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Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Palace Theatre begins with a sparse set of distressed walls and decayed decor, and we go straight into dialogue that's, of course, Oscar Wilde - so it's peppy, zingy and immediately compelling

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An evening at Create98

Many of you reading this will already have seen Create98 on the Broadway; a creative space that hosts a multitude of workshops from painting and crochet to poetry and cooking.

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@motherofalloutings

Hello, @motherofalloutings here. I’m the newest voice of Leighonsea.com ready to inspire you to get out more often with your kids.

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@motherofalloutings - Half Term Ideas!

The first of our exciting installments from @motherofalloutings and what to do this half term....

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The Bodyguard Review

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is visiting Southend!

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Review: Wreath making workshop at Scent

Damp moss, mince pies, and a buzz of anticipation... Last week my colleagues, assorted colleague-mums and I all squished into Scent florist in Leigh after work to get festively crafty. 

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Rain Man

Everything is an adaptation now. Whether it's Phoebe Waller-Bridge's blistering Killing Eve screenplay from Luke Jennings' Villanelle novellas, or Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them from JK Rowling's backstory notes, or Great British Bake-Off: The Musical (ok, not a thing), new things are often a reworking of something else

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