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  • Seafront Walks

    Seafront Walks

    Central20 August 2019 - 20 August 2019

    Travel along the seafront exploring the history of Southend from the Cliffs Pavilion to the Golden Mile. With images from the seafront’s past, this walk covers the architectural, anecdotal and social history of one of Southend’s greatest assets! Please allow 2 hours for the talk. Meeting Point: Outside the Cliffs…

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    Subcultures Painted Lettering Workshop

    Prittlewell21 August 2019 - 21 August 2019

    Taking inspiration from the Subcultures exhibition, learn how to draw funky lettering, design your punky poster and paint your rocking band name. Join QbA for an afternoon of painted lettering creativity. Suitable for children (7yr +) and families This event is perfect for families looking for summer holiday fun. QUIET…

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  • Seafront at War!

    Seafront at War!

    Central26 August 2019 - 26 August 2019

    Monday 26th August | 11am | Tickets £5 available from: Meeting Point: Outside the Cliffs Pavilion. Uncover and explore 400 years of fascinating military history along Southend seafront. From latest news on The London, threats of French invasions, Southends military hospitals and POW ships in WW1, to the Battle…

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    Strings at Southchurch

    Southchurch26 August 2019 - 26 August 2019

    ‘String’ music teachers will be at Southchurch Hall 1pm - 4pm on this Bank Holiday Monday for a special opportunity for visitors to try out the different instruments.   

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  • Southend: 1939 - 1945

    Southend: 1939 - 1945

    Beecroft30 August 2019 - 30 August 2019

    30th August 2019 | 11am - 12:30pm | Tickets £5 per person / £15 group ticket (up to 4 people) Book your ticket in advance at, or pay on the door.   In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Second World War beginning on 3rd September 1939 explore…

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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