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  • Veterans: A Shared Experience

    Veterans: A Shared Experience

    Central25 March 2017 - 24 March 2018

    This powerful exhibition explores the experiences, memories and sacrifices of local Veterans. Through portrait photography and oral histories, the lives and experiences of these local heroes are shared and appreciated. This exhibition is a tribute to those we have sadly lost during the project. ---------------------------------- Southend Central Museum Exhibition Space…

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  • Object in Focus: Japanese Shogi Set

    Object in Focus: Japanese Shogi Set

    Central12 April 2017 - 22 July 2017

    To celebrate the exciting loan of the Horniman Museum’s Japanese Shogi Set, we will take you on a journey through the changing landscape of toys and games in a mini exhibition at Southend Central Museum. The loan is thanks to Object In Focus, a project funded by Arts Council England.…

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  • Alan Chambers: Watercolours

    Alan Chambers: Watercolours

    Beecroft20 May 2017 - 24 June 2017

    Taking part in the Hockley Art Trail in July 2014 Alan wrote “I would like to think that visitors to exhibitions of my paintings will derive as much enjoyment viewing my pictures as I have had creating them”. Alan’s family would like to echo his sentiments in this retrospective show…

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  • Simon Fowler: From the Shore and Beyond

    Simon Fowler: From the Shore and Beyond

    Beecroft20 May 2017 - 08 July 2017

    This photographic exhibition at Beecroft was part of Metal’s Estuary Festival 2016. The work on show is by local photographer Simon Fowler and includes a selection of work from some of his many adventures on and around the estuary as well as a series of iconic landscape photographs of the…

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  • Netpark Wellbeing Project

    Netpark Wellbeing Project

    Beecroft27 May 2017 - 22 July 2017

    Slideshow of digital and traditional art made by participants taking part in the NetPark Wellbeing prioject at Chalkwell park. This project is funded by Southend Borough council and Metal Arts organisation. The project uses art and outdoor space with people living with dementia, depression, anxiety, stress, social isolation and learning…

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Southend Museums Service is part of the Culture Section of the Adult and Community Services Department, Southend on Sea, Essex Borough Council