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Saturday 9th May 2020
This local exhibition will utilise space on the downstairs at the Beecroft Art Gallery from May 9th - June 6th 2020.  Work from amateur photographers will be on display.Free admission.  Suitable for families. ... view more
Saturday 22nd February 2020
We are pleased to announce our postponed Open Day from last year will take place on Saturday 22nd February at the Royals Shopping Centre from 10 am - 4 pm.  Many local groups and societies have been invited to take part and will all have tables where information is available as well as ... view more
Tuesday 25th February 2020
A small, isolated community on the west coast of Ireland is rocked by the arrival of a charismatic stranger on the run from the police. As Christy Mahon becomes embroiled in the society he has disturbed, tensions mount amongst the long-standing citizens. But how will Christy fare whe... view more
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too ... view more
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Rob... view more
Wednesday 11th March 2020
The East Essex Players present this updated version of “Canterbury Tales” by Phil Woods with Michael Bogdanov. Described as “colourful, boozy and good spirited” this modern version should dispel any misapprehension that Medieval English Literature is dry and academic. This ... view more
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Revolving around the music of British band, Madness, Our House follows the story of London lad Joe Casey. On the night of his sixteenth birthday, an over-excited Joe takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out for a romantic evening. On a whim, he breaks into a new building development ... view more
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of... view more
Thursday 21st May 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Peach’s favourite neighbours emigrate to Australia, leaving the grieving Peach’s anxiously twitching the net curtains of their suburban cul-de-sac home waiting to see who will be moving in next door. Unfortunately, far from their dreams of the ideal couple, a flash, youn... view more
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Come Follow The Band, to the Greatest Show on Earth, as the Players Theatre Company present the true life story of the original greatest showman, P.T Barnum when they present the beloved Cy Coleman Musical ‘Barnum’. Originally produced on Broadway with Jim Dale and Glen ... view more
Wednesday 6th May 2020
A Tomb With A View is set in as sinister an old library as one is likely to come across presided over by a portrait of a grim faced, mad eyed old man. There, a dusty, lawyer reads a will (involving some millions of pounds) to an equally sinister family one member of which has were wolf tende... view more
Friday 21st February 2020
St Aidans Players present their own twist on the old traditional favourite at St Aidans Church, The Fairway, Leigh on Sea, SS9 4QW.Tickets £6 call 01702 208747 limited tickets will be available on the door.A family pantomime.... view more
Wednesday 15th April 2020
Southend Vox joined us last year and are excited to be invited to be part of the Music Man Project in Music is Magic, and to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the 15th April.The Music Man Project is the UKs only full-time specialist music education service for children and adults with ... view more
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
All is happening in Kates house today. It’s her wedding day and she is to marry George. Her daughter, Vickie is doing her best to organise the wedding day which is becoming more and more frantic as the day goes on. Best man Eddie is variously mistaken for a delivery man, an electrici... view more
Saturday 25th April 2020
the next concert from Southend Choral Society is a performance of the popular favourite Haydn - The Creation.  To take place at Kings Road United Reformed Church, 91 Crowstone Road, Southend-On-Sea SS0 8LH at 7.30pm on Saturday 25th April.How to become a member: Rehearsals are held at Prince Av... view more
Saturday 28th March 2020
2019-2020 will mark the choir’s 50th Anniversary.The Choir was founded in 1969 by Dr. Roy Wales and an exciting programme has been planned to mark the occasion with a 50th anniversary performance on Saturday 28th March at 7.30 pm of Handel`s Zadock the Priest, Mozart`s Ave Verum, Mozart`s C Minor Ma... view more
Saturday 4th April 2020
Spring Concert250 YEARS of BEETHOVEN     Saturday 4th April 2020Venue: Westcliff High School for Boys. Ticket prices tbaEasy to join: If you would like to take part in a singing experience come along to our rehearsals at the Blenheim Primary School, Blenheim Chase, Leigh-on... view more
Saturday 21st March 2020
The next concert from Gaudeamus will be Saturday 21st March, St Augustine’s Church, Thorpe Bay – Easter/Spring Concert – works by Schutz, Bach, et al.Ticket prices ro be announced. Membership As a chamber choir, our membership is limited in order to achieve the small choir sound, and so normally ... view more
Saturday 29th February 2020
Our next concert features:Korngold- The Sea HawkGershwin-Piano Concerto in F (soloist Gill Morton)Gerswin-An American in Parison Saturday 28th February at  7.30pm at the Salvation Army Temple, Hadleigh.Tickets bought on the day of the concert: General Admission  £10    ... view more
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Acclaimed company, Theatre of Heaven and Hell return to the Dixon Studio to present Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy set in the wings of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This mind-bending play sees Rosencrantz and Guildenstern take centre stage, stumbling their way in and out of the iconic drama. Sto... view more
Posted on Saturday 9th May 2020
We are delighted to invite submissions from both amateur and professional photographers for our local Photography and Digital Art exhibition.

This local exhibition will utilise space on the downstairs at the Beecroft Art Gallery from May 9th - June 6th 2020.  Handing in day and preview to be announced in due course.

Registration closing date is February 29th

Complete the form below to enter.  All submissions will be reviewed by a panel.  Full entry rules a... view more
Posted on Saturday 9th May 2020
There are currently two exhibitions on at the Beecroft Gallery at Victoria Avenue, Southend.

Daniel Meikle - November 2019 - February 2020
Phil Stalham - “Footsteps” - November 2019 - February 2020.

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Posted on Sunday 10th February 2019
This year Southend Festival Chorus celebrates its fiftieth anniversary wiith various concerts and events through to 2020. The Choir was founded in 196... view more
Posted on Sunday 10th February 2019
Kim Tobin is a local actor and she runs the popular Southend Theatre Scene.They check out what's on at The Cliffs Pavilion, The Palace Theatre an... view more
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