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  • George Morl ‘Precious Boys’

    George Morl ‘Precious Boys’

    Beecroft14 July 2017 - 08 September 2018

    'No girl would kiss you, but then no girls would ever kiss the earth. In the manner they hug the lips of men: You are not known to them in this, your second birth' Harold Monro, Youth in Ars IV:Carrion   George Morl is an emerging 'orange boy' from South…

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  • Construction

    Construction

    Beecroft11 November 2017 - 10 November 2018

    This exhibition explores notions of construction in Fashion, image creation and persona. Through physical, social and historical lenses, the construction of garments and accessories, along with their ability to project an image or persona will be considered. Pulling together garments and paintings from our Dress and Textiles collection, our Fine…

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  • No.4 Paintings by Markie Shed, Otto Shed & David Crawford

    No.4 Paintings by Markie Shed, Otto Shed & David Crawford

    Beecroft07 July 2018 - 25 August 2018

    No.4 Paintings by Markie Shed, Otto Shed & David Crawford ‘This exhibition consists of a selection of large scale garden studies, nearly all of which have two things in common; they were created in and around my home “No.4” and include some kind of articulated human figure, be that either…

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  • Tuesday Seafront Walks (Multiple Dates)

    Tuesday Seafront Walks (Multiple Dates)

    Central17 July 2018 - 28 August 2018

    Explore the history of Southend seafront from the Cliffs Pavilion to the Golden Mile. With images from the seafronts past, this walk covers the architectural, anecdotal, and social history of one of Southend’s greatest assets!   Choose from: 17th, 24th, 31st July or 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August 2018 Please…

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  • Mendip wildlife garden, HLF Art & History Exhibition

    Mendip wildlife garden, HLF Art & History Exhibition

    Beecroft28 July 2018 - 30 August 2018

    Beecroft Art Gallery An exhibition bringing Cultiv8uk, South Essex homes, Essex Record Office, Metal Culture, Heritage Lottery Fund, Epic Quest Education, Mendip youth club, Eastwood primary school, Belfairs High school, Project 49 together to tell the story of the Mendip Wildlife Garden through art, the written word, audio recordings and…

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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