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Tuesday 24th March 2015
Phillip and Sylvia Gellburg are a Jewish married couple living in New York in the last days of November 1938. Phillip works at a Wall Street bank, where he works on foreclosing. Sylvia suddenly becomes partially paralysed from the waist down after reading about the events of Kristallnacht, when the Nazis attacked the Jews in Germany. Dr. Harry Hyman is contacted by Phillip to try to help Sylvia re
Thursday 12th March 2015
Southend Poetry Group launch their new publication."Gold: poems from 30 years of Southend Poetry selected by Pascale Petit" at The Forum, Southend-on-Sea  
Tuesday 17th March 2015
Lindisfarne Players present the classic play A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney - one of the great defining and taboo plays of the1950's. Jo a feisty teenager and Helen her fun loving but irresponsible mother live in a flat in comfortless post-war Manchester, rasping at each other like two cats in the same cage. But when Helen leaves to pursue her latest love interest Jo is left to fend for
Tuesday 9th June 2015
Lindisfarne Players present this unusual Alan Ayckbourn play about a woman who falls over in her garden, hitting her head and imagines a whole new family.  Very soon her perception of imagination and reality becomes distinctly blurred. Nightly Performances at the Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea. with a saturday matinee at 2.30 p.m. Tickets £12. £11 from the Box Office 017
Tuesday 10th March 2015
East Essex Players return with 3 Fawlty episodes they have never performed before The Anniversary, The Kipper and the Corpse and Gourmet Night. Come along and see how Basil copes with a car ” that needs a damn good thrashing”; a corpse that he may have poisoned, and a missing Sybil on their Wedding anniversary!!! Tickets £11.50* Tuesday eve & Thursday Mat. £12.50* Wed. Thursday eve,
Wednesday 15th April 2015
After the success of Blackadder goes forth and Female transport last year. Southend Drama Society are happy to present an all time great by Mike Leigh. The terrain is ‘the London side of Essex’, ‘theoretical Romford’ according to Mike Leigh. Beverly Moss invites her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also invited her neighbour Susan (Sue), divorced for three years, whose
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Winner of 7 TONY Awards including BEST MUSICAL , this lush and sweeping tale of Hollywood’s darker side features one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best scores, including the hit songs ‘With One Look’, ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ and the number one hit ‘The Perfect Year’. Performed by Little Theatre Company Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silen
Saturday 28th March 2015
There is a rich diversity of literary talent in Southend.  Ann Duggans-Robson will introduce local authors to the public and signal the start of the childrens book and museum trail around Southend.  The Forum will be the host venue for the day and authors will available for a chat and to sign books personally.  Event is free of charge 
Wednesday 6th May 2015
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family.Performed by LODS This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), and Olivier Award-winning original directors and designers Phelim McDermott
Wednesday 15th April 2015
Presented by Southend Operatic and Dramatic Society at The Palace Theatre, Westcliff. Swaggering, carefree carousel barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries millworker Julie Jordan, but he loses his job and then discovers his wife is pregnant. Desperate to provide for his family, Billy is coerced into carrying out a robbery with his friend Jigger. However, they are caught in the act and, fa
Saturday 9th May 2015
Eastwood Brush and Palette art group are holding an art and craft exhibition at the Eastwood Memorial Hall, Rayleigh Road, Eastwood.Admission is free.All enquiries 01702 528167. 
Saturday 14th March 2015
Register Estuary Publishing invites you to a talk by leading local authors as they reveal secrets, scandals, hush hush wartime activities and lots more in a fun afternoon on the iconic pier. Join authors Dee Gordon, Karen Bowman, Judith Williams, Ann Duggans-Robson & publisher Audrey Snee as they discuss how Southend inspires them to write about its history, people and is the setting for a
Sunday 22nd March 2015
The outstanding young singers who form the Choral Scholars from St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, will be performing a programme of beautiful choral music at Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard on Sunday 22nd March.  The professional young singers have performed widely across the UK in major Cathedrals and Churches, including Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cath
Saturday 18th April 2015
Southend Festival Chorus at 7:30pm at St Saviour’s Church, Kings Road, Westcliff. An evening of Unaccompanied English Choral and Secular Music from the 15th to 20th Centuries. Tickets can be obtained from: Southend Visitor Information Centre, Southend Pier or send us an email. For some concerts, tickets may be available on the door, but you are advised to obtain them in advance.
Saturday 25th April 2015
The Campra Requiem & Magnificat /Vivaldi at Crowstone Christian Centre with The Albert Laurent d'Abbeville Choir. Tickets £9 & £8
Saturday 9th May 2015
Haydn: Creation Mass Mozart: Mass in C Major (K167-Trinitas) Mozart: Regina Coeli (K276) Featuring soloists from the Guildhall School of Music Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea.
Friday 10th April 2015
At the Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA Friday 10th April. 10am to 9pm Saturday 11th April. 10am to 9pm Sunday 12th April. 10am to 4.45pm. Approximately 300 paintings in all mediums for sale Entry is free and the club supports local charities The club welcomes new members. Further information Ian James 07768871875 ianjphoto@gm
Wednesday 17th June 2015
When Alan Masters, an Estate Agent, shows a property to Betty Parker, she is inadvertently soaked by a misdirected shower requiring her to disrobe. Unbeknownst to Alan, his wife, Kathy, also an Agent, arrives to show the property to Betty's husband, Ralph, who also falls victim to the defective shower. Betty and Ralph, scantily clad in the homeowners' clothing, must be kept out of each o
Tuesday 28th April 2015
Southend Shakespeare Company present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare Shakespeare's masterful dark comedy sets friendship, love and laughter shoulder-to-shoulder with prejudice, betrayal and revenge. Southend Shakespeare Company's dramatic production, set completely in the round, shines a spotlight deep into the fast-paced, hard-edged, murky world of the city financial
Tuesday 19th May 2015
The Players Theatre Company return to the Palace with Richard Curtis’s much loved comedy “The Vicar of Dibley”. When Geraldine Granger is assigned to a small village parish little does she know it’s filled with some larger than life locals! From the pedantic minute taking of Frank Pickle, to Mrs Cropley’s culinary delights, all your favourite characters are here. The performance comprises of t
Posted on Saturday 14th March 2015
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR ALL ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL PIER EVENTS! This means the Discover Southend in Books Talk is being relocated to the PARK INN HOTEL, same time Saturday 14th March, same talk, different venue!If you are booked into another of the EBF talks on the pier, you also will find your venue has changed to the hotel too. Notices will be pinned on the pier notice board but how annoying if you get down there to discover you have to lug it up the hill! Please if you know someone attending any of those events, to inform them of the change of venue.Note: this is not a SOSAC event but part of the Essex Book Festival
Posted on Saturday 14th March 2015
Mudlarks Community Choir is a friendly, relaxed choir running in the heartof Westcliff. We sing a mixture of world folk, world, soulful pop music and some original compositions in 2 to 6 part harmony. All songs are taught by ear so no need to read music or have any experience to join. If you fancy meeting new friends, having fun and having a good sing into the bargain come and have a free taster session! Barons Court Primary School Avenue Rd, Westcliff SS0 7PJ 07947520327 Free taster £6/£5 conc per session.Mondays 8 - 9.30 p.m. Website: Mudlarks Community Choir
Posted on Sunday 22nd February 2015
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA;Summer Tour 2015Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare (1594)“What light is light, if Silvia be not seen, What joy is joy, if Silvia be not by?”Love, comedy, jealousy,
Posted on Tuesday 17th February 2015
We are now delighted to announce that our Open Day for 2015 will be on Sunday 6th September from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and we return to the venue where the event first launched back in 2006.  The Open
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