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Benjamin Ogbebor wins The Ruth Borchard Prize 2017

Benjamin Ogbebor, an unknown 41-year old part-time artist from Hackney, has beaten established names such as Tracey Emin, Harland Miller, and Ishbel Myerscough to win the Ruth Borchard Prize 2017. Read More →


Rarely seen portrait is a late addition to The Mysterious Miss Austen

A rarely seen 1869 watercolour portrait of Jane Austen by James Andrews is a late addition to the exhibition The Mysterious Miss Austen, which opens on 13 May 2017 (until 24 July) at The Gallery in Winchester Discovery Centre. Read More →


Seeing the world differently

Compton Verney’s summer season opens with one of the first exhibitions of its kind in the UK. Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception joins the dots between Georges Seurat’s pointillist paintings and the psychedelic genius of Bridget Riley in a wide-ranging celebration of Op Art.
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Successful Art Happens campaign will bring Paula Rego to Hastings

Exhibition of new work planned for Jerwood Gallery this autumn Read More →


Wheelie Brilliant!

Festival of Wheels is a spoketacular success Read More →


Jerwood Gallery’s new exhibition shows Sir Quentin Blake in productive mode

Quentin Blake: The Only Way To Travel (14 June – 15 October) Read More →


The Lost Films of the Kursaal and rediscovered Laurel and Hardy film top the bill at 2017 Southend Film Festival

Southend Film Festival, one of the major independent events in UK cinema, will screen over fifty films and welcome directors, producers and actors from across the globe to the 9th year of the annual event (25-29 May). Read More →


easyJet celebrates five years at London Southend

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, today (4 April 2017) celebrated its fifth anniversary at London Southend Airport. Read More →


Painting the past in the present for the future

As part of its Spotlight series, in which largely undiscovered artists are given a showcase, Jerwood Gallery is devoting a new show to the Kent-based painter and philosopher, Kath Thompson. Read More →


Goodbye Zante – Hello Zadar

As Article 50 was triggered this week, London Southend Airport conducted a UK-wide survey into travellers’ summer holiday plans. That survey reveals a third of British holidaymakers are now likely to travel outside Euro destinations this summer due to Brexit, Read More →