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  • The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story

    The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story

    Central22 September 2018 - 20 July 2019

    The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story exhibits finds from the London shipwreck, a 17th Century Cromwellian warship that mysteriously exploded in the Thames Estuary in 1665. Immerse yourself in the Age of Sail, learning about life on board, warfare and the events that led to the loss of over 300 lives.   …

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  • Subcultures

    Subcultures

    Beecroft15 December 2018 - 05 October 2019

    Discover Southend’s subcultures through clothing, photographs and memorabilia. From the Southend punk scene, to mods, rockers and beyond this exhibition explores subcultures both past and present.  

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  • Korean Dreams

    Korean Dreams

    Beecroft09 March 2019 - 25 May 2019

    ‘Korean Dreams’  Photographer Nathalie Daoust’s newest project, Korean Dreams, is a complex series that probes the unsettling vacuity of North Korea. Piercing its veil with her lens, these images reveal a country that seems to exist outside of time, as a carefully choreographed mirage. Daoust has spent much of her…

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  • Colour

    Colour

    Beecroft08 April 2019 - 11 April 2020

    This exhibition explores colour and its use in art, the emotional response to colours and the ways in which artists have used them. This subject will be explored through a selection of paintings from the Beecroft Art Gallery collection and loans from other institutions, displayed alongside a contemporary sculpture piece…

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  • The Nottrowe Drift – A Touring Exhibition from Leasingstede

    The Nottrowe Drift – A Touring Exhibition from Leasingstede

    Beecroft13 April 2019 - 22 June 2019

    Ever tried handling a Leaf Rustler or attacking some weeds with a Nettle Prod? These unusual tools are among all sorts of improbable artefacts in this touring exhibition from Leasingstede Museum which are coming to the Beecroft Gallery, Southend, in an exhibition opening on April 13th. The show, The Nottrowe…

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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