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Wednesday 29th March 2017
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Wednesday 29th March – Saturday 1st April 2017 Palace Theatre, Westcliff Dirty Rotten Scoundrels springs to life in a bustling casino on the French Riviera. Among the glitz and glamour of the Casino,Lawrence, a con artist and general smooth talking tyke, is working a cr... view more
Tuesday 4th April 2017
Have you ever wondered what actually happened to Sleeping Beauty, or how the moon really appeared in the sky? Deep in the forest, there lives a group of story tellers who can tell you exactly just how Grimm these stories can be. Join us on an extraordinary adventure through the magic... view more
Saturday 8th April 2017
Have you ever wondered what actually happened to Sleeping Beauty, or how the moon really appeared in the sky? Deep in the forest, there lives a group of story tellers who can tell you exactly just how Grimm these stories can be. Join us on an extraordinary adventure through the magic... view more
Tuesday 11th April 2017
This is the hilarious sequel to “Run for Your Wife” by Ray Cooney. presented by Lindisfarne.   London cabbie John Smith, is married to two women, Barbara in Streatham and Mary In Wimbledon – unbeknownst to him his son Gavin and daughter Vicki have been chatting on the internet and want... view more
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
LEIGH OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY PRESENT BETTY BLUE EYES A musical comedy based on Alan Bennetts “A Private Function” Belts are being tightened and the country’s long-suffering citizens are being told by the government that there will be fair shares for all in re... view more
Wednesday 10th May 2017
The hilarious new musical comedy with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton! Based on the hit movie of the same name, the show centres around three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. The outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic "9 to 5" is about teami... view more
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
This wonderfully funny and heart-warming comedy charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. Initially all thumbs and left feet, the group is just getting to grips with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity ga... view more
Friday 28th April 2017
Southend Art Club Spring ExhibitionThe largest Art Club in Essex will be showing 250 paintingsin all mediiums from Friday 28th to 30th April, 2017Open 28th from 12 - 7 pm29th & 30th from 10 am - 6 pmat Rochford W I Hall, West StreetRochford, Essex SS4 1BEFREE ENTRYContact Malcolm Perry 017022173... view more
Sunday 7th May 2017
The Lounge of a country house - Time: the present.  Five prospective contestants for a TV reality show are invited to the country house, aiming to win a large cash prize, but only if they can survive the rigours of the ultimate SpyGame.  Is everyone who they make out to be? Are secrets abo... view more
Friday 5th May 2017
Pit your wits and have a good evening at the same time.  Starlight productions are hosting a fund raising event at the Ambleside Social Club on Friday 5th May 7.30pm.  Bar available at club prices (Bring your own nibbles and brain power)  Contact Irene on 01702-612351 ... view more
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Sold is a politically powerful play and through Anja's story we discover the misery of people trafficking and women sold into the sex-trade in Britain.As the story unfolds with humour and sadness Ray - a failed novelist and investigative journalist - begins to understand her plight but the line... view more
Wednesday 28th June 2017
East Essex Players perform the classic american comedy by Neil Simon.Suite 203-204 at the Beverley Hills Hotel is host to four very different sets of guests.  British actress Diana and her husband Sidney are in town for the Oscars; Hannah has flown in from New York to confront her ex-husband ov... view more
Posted on Sunday 5th March 2017
Southend Borough Council has a number of poster boards around the town, which many local arts organisations use to publicise their events.
For the last few years Hugo Brewer has taken the responsibility of booking space on the boards, invoicing the organisations, and putting the posters up on a weekly basis around the town.
Unfortunately Hugo is not able to do this anymore, and is looking for someone who might be interested in taking this task on.
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Posted on Sunday 5th March 2017

The latest SOSAC newsletter containing information on forthcoming amateur events and planned shows around the Borough is now available, as well as being circulated via email to each member society we can now offer this as a downloadable file and in an online flipbook format.

If you wish to be added to the newsletter mailing list simply just email to: and we'll add you to our email list, each quarterly newsletter download link will be ema... view more

Posted on Thursday 21st July 2016
Our Annual General Meeting was held at Beecroft Art Gallery - Lecture Theatre (same as last year) at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 14th June, in the presence of ... view more
Posted on Monday 9th May 2016
Have you a project that might require some financial assistance? SOSAC may be able to help with a small financial grant to your group or society... view more
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