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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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  • Film Screening: World Without End (no reported incidents)

    Film Screening: World Without End (no reported incidents)

    Beecroft20 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

    The New York-based filmmaker, photographer, and multimedia artist, well known for his film portraits of urban landscape, spent time in residence with Metal capturing the landscape and people of South East Essex for this new film, premiered at Estuary 2016: ‘I found that the Thames Estuary and its insistent tides…

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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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  • Art History Mornings: The Art of the First World War

    Art History Mornings: The Art of the First World War

    Beecroft27 May 2017 - 27 May 2017

    Throughout World War I there was a debate amongst both artists and viewers on how art might represent and reflect the horrors of the first machine-age war. Today we’ll look at a variety of paintings that range from documentary ‘realism’ to expressionist ‘modernism’ exploring the debates, the reactions and indeed…

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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