Monthly Archives: February 2017

Record Tickets sales for 2017 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

Competitors from USA & Russia, China & Taiwan all set to perform on the same stage Read More →


The Clearing is coming to Compton Verney

Something futuristic is taking shape in the historic grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, in rural Warwickshire. Read More →


£10,000 cash boost for Essex charities

Stobart Group and London Southend Airport match funding leads to eleven local charities benefiting from an additional £10,000. Read More →


From the Indian Ocean to the Caribbean, Essex is out-performing some very glamorous rivals with its £3billion tourism economy

The lure of over 2000 years of history, award-winning food and drink producers and great fun to be had in every corner of the county means our tourist economy is booming and recently published statistics suggest this trend is set to continue. Read More →


1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs

America in the 1920s provided the creative inspiration for a Europe still staggering out of the fog of war. From the East coast to the West, the United States was producing icons on an industrial scale— from stars of the silver screen to skyscrapers. Read More →


Magical realism – A unique portrait of Hastings comes to Jerwood Gallery

Heywood & Condie: Head Land (10 March– 3 September 2017) Read More →


With penguins, meerkats and so much more – visitors say the new look Sea-Life Adventure is otterly fabulous!

There’s a whole new world of watery wonder on Southend seafront as Sea-Life Adventure opened its doors for the first time following a £680,000 redevelopment. Read More →


2017 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize opens for entries

The UK’s only self-portrait prize accepting entries until 12 April 2017 Read More →


In Focus: Eileen Agar- Bride of the Sea

Eileen Agar was one of the greatest British artists of the last century, and the most prominent female member of the British Surrealist movement. At Jerwood Gallery in 2017 art lovers will be able to enjoy a rare small-scale retrospective of her work, the first in a decade. Read More →


Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

This 2017 exhibition at the American Museum in Britain provides an exciting opportunity to see Joyce Petschek’s exquisite textile art curated in a major solo exhibition for the first time in Britain. Read More →