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    Beecroft15 September 2018 - 27 October 2018

    Showing alongside Josef Koudelka’s images of Southend held in the Beecroft collection, Marc Newton’s work updates the faces and places so familiar to those who live and visit our town. This exhibition has been kindly supported by Olympus  

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  • TOMA


    Beecroft15 September 2018 - 10 November 2018

    The Other MA (TOMA) is an alternative art education model set up in 2015 by practicing artist, Emma Edmondson, working in partnership with Metal. Designed to fit the everyday lives of contemporary artists TOMA is a response to the barriers that some face in accessing many traditional art MA models…

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  • The London Exhibition

    The London Exhibition

    Central22 September 2018 - 20 July 2019

    The London 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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  • Sharklegs: Pirate Theatre Workshop

    Sharklegs: Pirate Theatre Workshop

    Central23 October 2018 - 23 October 2018

    A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME! Join Sharklegs Theatre Co. on this swashbuckling adventure of creative discovery! Have you ever wanted to sail the seven seas, bury some treasure, or have a real swashbuckling duel? Then come aboard and join this fun and interactive drama workshop where we will explore what…

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  • Exploring the Moon: October 2018

    Exploring the Moon: October 2018

    Planetarium24 October 2018 - 24 October 2018

    Uncover the secrets of Earth’s moon this October in this fascinating Planetarium session. Learn about the myths and legends associated with it that will make you think twice the next time you look up at night.   24th October 2018 | 2:00 - 2:45pm Tickets £5: Booking   All children…

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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