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How We Live in Essex Through the Seasons

Monday, 3 June, 2024 - 10:00 to Sunday, 16 June, 2024 - 16:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Step into an interdisciplinary world of poetry, sustainable textiles, illustrations, photography, performance, community collaborations, and workshops. University of Essex PhD candidate Lelia Ferro has been researching How We Live in Essex Through the Seasons since 2018 through residencies, volunteering, interviews, and community projects. This exhibition is multi-voiced and three dimensional, featuring Lelia's poems, and writing collaborations with Tendring Community Writers, Jaywick Writers, Poetry Plus Manningtree, The Writers’ Company, and local school children. The poems have been responded to by up and coming local talent including photographer Dan Sceats, illustrator Louisa Charrington, textiles artist Clare Sams, and theatre director Sofia Bagge. The exhibition explores themes of heritage, locality, nature, and climate change. A programme of free events and workshops is open to all throughout the duration of the exhibition. They include, performances, a spoken word workshop with professional performers, an open mic evening, a coastal botanical illustrations workshop with Louisa, a sea and sky photography workshop with Dan, a netting and knotting plant fibres workshop with Clare, and local seasonal poetry workshops with Lelia. Keep an eye out on the Essex Book Festival Website and social media for workshop dates and times.

AUTHOR NANCY STEVENSON FREE EVENT

Thursday, 6 June, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
UPPER KINGSWAY, DOVERCOURT, CO12 3JT
harwich.library@essex.gov.uk
Nancy Stevenson will be discussing her book 'Beach Hut 'People' giving a charming snapshot of a slice of the British Seaside and shares an insight into the people who inhabit their beach huts on the North Essex Coast. Nancy has stepped behind the familiar candy-coloured seaside beach hut to discover the profound relationship chalet-users have with the wide skies and careless pleasures of the seashore. Booking essential either in person at Harwich Library or at harwich.library@essex.gov.uk

Coastal Plants Botanical Drawing Workshop - How We live in Essex

Saturday, 8 June, 2024 - 12:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Learn about the plants that live on the Essex coast and have a go at drawing them yourself, with the exhibition illustrator Louisa Charrington.

How we Live in Essex - Live Poetry Performance

Saturday, 8 June, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:30
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Witness the poetry from Lelia Ferro’s exhibition ‘How We Live in Essex Through the Seasons’ come to life in a unique collaboration between Lelia Ferro, theatre director Sofia Bagge and a group of fantastic actors.

Party on the Pitch

Sunday, 9 June, 2024 - 14:00 to 23:00
The Austin Area, Rush Green Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 7BQ
info@clactonartscentre.org
Party on the Pitch at Clacton Town Football club on Sunday 9th June from 2pm until 10pm. Family friendly event with live music performances all day from solo artists to groups - showcasing talented local musicians performing a mixture of original music as well as covers. So grab your festival chairs and blankets and come join the party. There will also be some fun FREE football skills sessions for children as well as bouncy castle, face painting, ice cream van, food, drink and craft stalls. A fun relaxing afternoon for all the family. Gates open at 1:30 - entertainment starts at 2pm and finishes at 10pm. Please have your tickets available for inspection at the entry gate. Please remember to bring your own festival chairs and blankets and reusable cup. The FC Clacton club bar will be open for the purchase of drinks - there will be food available to purchase - Burger Van, fresh doughnuts and Ice cream van ticket link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-on-the-pitch-tickets-902307043657? aff=oddtdtcreator&lang=en-us&locale=en_US&status=30&view=listing Tickets also available from UnSealed Refill Store, 2A The Grove, CO15 1TJ and FC Clacton Price as above but NO booking fee.

Sea,Sky & Landscape Photography - How we Live in Essex

Sunday, 9 June, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Sea, Sky, and Landscape photography workshop with Dan Sceats. Learn photography techniques using the beautiful views from Jaywick Martello Tower with the exhibition professional photographer. If you don’t have a camera, just bring your mobile phone!

Textile Workshop - How we Live in Essex

Wednesday, 12 June, 2024 - 11:00 to 13:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Textiles Workshop with Clare Sams Explore netting and knotting using sustainable plant fibres with exhibition textiles artist Clare Sams

Harwich Pubs Talk by David Whittle

Harwich Museum Anglia House, Main Road Harwich, Essex, CO12 3FN
groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk
Harwich is well known for its history, but there’s something else which the town is equally famous for, it’s Public Houses and Hotels. With the presence of so many varied occupations and visitors to the town, it was understandable that the number of Public Houses grew. Illustrated Talk by David Whittle

Poetry Performance Workshop - How we live in Essex

Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 15:00 to 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Learn to lift the words off the page and sharpen your performance techniques in this fun and friendly workshop, hosted by theatre director Sofia Bagge and a professional actor. Why not bring along a poem of your own to the workshop and perform it shortly after at the spoken word evening!

Live Poetry Performance - How we Live in Essex

Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 18:30 to 19:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Lelia Ferro's poetry performed by professional actors at the atmospheric Martello Tower. Witness the poetry coming to life in a unique collaboration between Lelia Ferro, theatre director Sofia Bagge and fantastic actors.

Spoken Word Evening - How we Live in Essex

Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:30
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Exhibition finale featuring Boho Banter. Come and celebrate an evening of spoken word at the Jaywick Martello Tower by reading a poem of your own, or simply enjoying an evening of poetry . No need to book, just turn up and give your name!

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