1. 'Promenade'

    Original paintings by Glenda Wakeman
    11 November 2023 until 18 January 2024

    Glenda Wakeman has painted a new series of colourful and original paintings evoking the tradition of the leisurely promenade, where people dress up to walk together, to meet and be seen by others. They are exhibited in a warm salon style setting for others to come together over the festive season. All the paintings are for sale and are priced affordably in the hope people can own an original piece of art.

    This painting is 'Out Out'. Acrylic on board, Glenda Wakeman, 2023.
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  2. Beach Hut Exhibition

    Saturday 29 April – Saturday 1 July
    Beach Hut People / Sue Bennett and Di Humphreys

    To celebrate the publication of Beach Hut People there will be an exhibition to compliment and expand the book. Including photographs of local 'beach hut people' as well as new artwork by Sue Bennett and Di Humphreys, and hut memorabilia from The Frinton & Walton Heritage Society.

    If you have a photograph of you or your family in front or inside of your beach hut that you would like to be included in the show, get in touch:

    Image: Painting by Sue Bennett.

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  3. Immersive Listening Event

    Odes to the Ocean
    Saturday 15 April, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
    Sunday 16 April, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

    Soundtrack: Catherine Shrubshall & Richard Kett
    Silent contributions: The Nose Collective

    An immersive listening event, with film & visuals. The soundtrack is composedarranged & performed by Catherine Shrubshall & Richard Kett (with special guest Cydnei B). Silent contributions from “The Nose Collective”. The recorded soundtrack is 30 minutes long.

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  4. Seaside Blues

    Seaside Blues
    11 February until 1 April 2023
    Opening Saturday 11 February, 4pm - 6pm. Free, all welcome.

    Seaside Blues is an exhibition of marine cyanotypes by artist Jane Stewart and a weekly film programme of short films diving into the undercurrents of lives, rituals and landscapes by the sea.

    Artist Talk with Jane Stewart
    Saturday 1st April, 4.30pm
    Jane Stewart
    Marine Cyanotypes
    Inspired by the Essex coast, Jane created large cyanotype pieces as a collaboration with the sea. The non-harmful cyanotype chemicals were applied to paper and then placed on the tideline where seaweed and other flotsam were added during the developing process to create large abstract prints.  Jane Stewart is a visual and community artist and storyteller based on the Essex coast, her work is rooted in nature, especially the coast, oceans, bodies of water and our relationship to them.
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  5. Performance

    Performance and closing event
    Saturday 3 December
    Performance at 3.30pm and repeated at 5.30pm. Approx 30 minutes.
    Shane Waltener will be processing flax in a performance with performance artist and musician Merlin Nova. Both artists met at Ambient Jam, a multi-media dance improvisation collective. Working with their respective tools and instruments, the performance - part rehearsed, part improvised - highlights connections between textile and music making. 
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  6. Walton Flax Exchange

    Shane Waltener
    9 November – 10 December, 2022

    Walton Flax Exchange is a month-long exhibition with local artist Shane Waltener. Using flax, grown and harvested in Walton, the exhibition will display the processing of the crop from plant to linen, introducing the idea of soil-to-soil clothing - clothing made from fabric which is entirely compostable. Flax sculptures and objects will be interwoven with public activities and performances, inviting other practitioners and members of the public to skill exchange and share knowledge on the subject. The exhibition aims to generate an interest in the production of Walton fabric and create a local ‘fibershed’, a term coined by Rebecca Burgess in 2010, describing a network connecting growers, makers and consumers.

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