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Tuesday 31st January 2017
Handing in of work for exhibition by local artists takes place on Tuesday 31st January 2017 between 10 am - 1 pm  - Please bring your work along with registration form for handing in.   The cost per entry is £2 (max 2 entries per exhibitor) submitted work will be hung in time for the priva... view more
Saturday 4th February 2017
The SOSAC Visual Arts Exhibition 2017 opens to the public from Saturday 4th February 2017 - Tuesday 28th February 2017.It will contain work by local amateur artists and art groups on display.  The work will also be on sale to the public   The work will be professionally judged and pri... view more
Saturday 21st January 2017
Wednesday Players present the pantomime version of this classic tale of the village girl Belle who discovers a cruel beast locked away in a palace but pretty soon she realises there is beaury and a caring soul deep within this beast and its love knows no the Palace Theatre, London Road, We... view more
Tuesday 7th March 2017
Little Theatre Company present - Ushers - The Front of House Musical at the Dixon Studio, Palace TheatreSet in a West End theatre, ‘USHERS' follows a working shift in the lives of the stagiest people in the theatre - the front of house staff, portraying the hilarious, ridiculous and frequ... view more
Wednesday 15th March 2017
A year ago Edward lost his wife Ruby….to an overdose of naughty pills. Since then he has fallen into a depression and lives in a friend’s attic struggling to get over his writer’s block. On the anniversary of her death , Ruby returns as an apparition to haunt Edward , and... view more
Tuesday 21st March 2017
The World Premiere of an exciting new play set in the Cabaret Bonheur, Montmartre, during World War written and directed by Peter Finlay and performed by the Southend Shakespeare Company. Told through the lives of owner, Marie Bonheur, her performers, regular customers and th... view more
Wednesday 29th March 2017
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 crowd of wealthy women with the intention of tricking them out of money. Freddy Benson is much humbler i... 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
Thursday 9th February 2017
Presented by East 15’s Acting & Community Theatre cast In a new partnership with Tamasha Playwrights initiative, Clifftown Theatre is delighted to premiere two new plays from up and coming writers Edward Sayeed and Amina Barber, supported by Tamasha’s Artistic Director Finn Kennedy. Ti... view more
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
22-25 FEB 2017Pathway to Salvation Written by Jorge Andrade Directed and translated by Andre Pink Presented by East 15’s World Performance cast Based on the true story of events that occurred in 1955 on a farm in central Brazil, Pathway to Salvation portrays the facts ex... view more
Thursday 2nd March 2017
Written by Nick Dear Directed by Gary Sefton Presented by East 15’s Physical Theatre cast Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the frien... view more
Thursday 16th March 2017
Written by Nicholas Hall and the Company Directed by Nicholas Hall Presented by East 15’s Acting & Stage Combat Cast California 1840. Under Mexican rule the ordinary people suffer under a tyrannical regime imposed by corrupt officials and other villains. Unexpectedly, a champion of ... view more
Posted on Sunday 4th December 2016
SOSAC  has chosen the dates for the 2017 Visual Arts Exhibition – and exciting news it will be held in the gallery space at Southend Musuem from Saturday 4th February - Tues 28th February 2017.
Handing in will be on Tuesday 31st January 2017
With the preview evening on Friday 3rd February - this will be a gala black tie affair with a popular artist invited to demonstrate.  We hope the artists will all support this regular event to be held at Southend Musuem - ... view more
Posted on Sunday 4th December 2016

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 post to each member society we can now offer this as a downloadable file.

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 emailed to you as well as regular update... 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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