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  • Veterans: A Shared Experience

    Veterans: A Shared Experience

    Central25 March 2017 - 28 July 2018

    We are pleased to announce that Veterans: A Shared Experience has been extended until the 28th of July 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…

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  • 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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  • David Hurrell

    David Hurrell

    Beecroft14 April 2018 - 23 June 2018

    David draws inspiration from his rural locality, feeling a connection with this corner of England and strongly linked to its history. His work conveys his sense of wonder, delight and discovery for the living, natural landscape and the motifs within it that connect us to our heritage.

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  • Vic Ellis: The People’s Choice

    Vic Ellis: The People’s Choice

    Beecroft14 April 2018 - 07 July 2018

    Vic Ellis was, during his lifetime, Southend-on-Sea's favourite artist. Although he died 35 years ago, his pictures still find a buoyant market whenever they come to the sale room. This is the first retrospective of his work to the held at the Beecroft.

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  • Netpark Wellbeing Project

    Netpark Wellbeing Project

    Beecroft17 April 2018 - 15 July 2018

    NetPark Wellbeing project is an exciting partnership between Metal and Southend Borough Council Integrated Clinical Commissioning Group. The Wellbeing project invites those living with mental health conditions including; dementia, learning disabilities and loneliness, to engage in outdoor spaces creatively using digital apps, digital art and traditional art. The project is…

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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