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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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  • John Doubleday - Landscapes and Echoes

    John Doubleday - Landscapes and Echoes

    Beecroft10 February 2018 - 07 April 2018

    John Doubleday has had one-man shows with the Hayletts Gallery in Maldon for a good many years. His work is a 'slow burn'. Not everybody gets it at first but it is interesting. “Difficult, pedantic and engaging” is how his work has been described; this may not sound encouraging but…

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  • Essex Feminist Collective: The Agency of the Visible Women

    Essex Feminist Collective: The Agency of the Visible Women

    Beecroft17 February 2018 - 14 April 2018

    'The Agency of Visible Women' is a fictional institution made flesh for the duration of this exhibition. The institution seeks to make women visible and highlight the myriad ways this visibility is challenged, even within our feminist communities. Join us for the private view of this exhibition on Saturday 17th…

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  • Silk River

    Silk River

    Beecroft02 March 2018 - 31 March 2018

    Having journeyed down the Thames and Hooghly Rivers this spectacular exhibition of 22 vibrant hand painted silk scrolls, just returned from India, tells the stories of 20 communities along the two rivers. Made for Silk River with the help of artists and communities from Southend, which was twinned with Krishnanagar…

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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