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Be sure to visit the exhibition open during, the Forum, Southend opening times:

Monday – Friday, 8am - 7pm

Saturday, 8am - 5pm

Sunday, 11am – 4pm

ART2

Swimwear from 1940-1969

 

Now available to hire at your Venue

 

This exhibition explores the style, design and inspiration of women’s swimwear during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Through the display of bathing suits, two-pieces and bikinis, the exhibition highlights the changing shape and coverage of swimwear alongside our changing attitudes towards the body.

 With the heyday of the English seaside holiday and the increasing accessibility of overseas travel, swimwear production gained momentum during this time. The development of new fibres with stretchy, shiny and water resistant qualities, allowed swimwear design to become more adventurous and embellished than ever before.

During these three decades, swimwear changed dramatically in its structure, coverage and associations. What started out as sturdy garments designed to hold everything in, push everything up, and flatten everything out, ended as a few bits of flimsy fabric that signified a change in both fashion and culture. This is a touring exhibition funded by Arts Council England and is now available to hire.

 

Please email museums@southend.gov.uk or call 01702 212511 for details about hiring the exhibition.

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.WESLEY ART GROUP

 

Welcomes artists of all abilities. Meets on Mondays 7.30 to 9.30 pm at Wesley Hall in Benfleet Methodist Church, 67 High Road, Benfleet, SS7 5LH. First session free, thereafter £2 per week (pay as you go basis), including light refreshments; plus a £5 joining fee. They have a large selection of books as well as guest tutors and day trips. For more information visit Facebook page.

FRIDAY JANUARY 10

 

PAINT ON SILK & PORCELAIN

LEARN painting on Porcelain and Silk Painting on Fridays in the Royal Navel Association, East Street, Southend, 9.45 am to 12 noon. Beginners welcome. Enquiries contact 07547153301

 

ART CLASS

 

An art class is being held each Friday between 10.15 am and 12.15 pm at Leigh Sailing Club, Old Leigh. Meet Teresa Norfolk, Leigh greetings card artist. New members welcome. Contact Teresa on 01702 307173.

SOUTHEND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

 

Regular Friday meeting at King’s Road United Reform Church, Crowstone Road, from 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start, finishing at 10 pm. Free tea, coffee. The group have regular competitions; lectures; studio evenings; practical evenings and ’shooting’ expeditions during the year. Cost £2.50 for visitors. Call 01702 540137 or www.southendps.co.uk for more information

Studio 19 is a hidden, creative space in the heart of the Leigh-on-Sea community and the permanent home to three local artists.

 

This light white space is divided in to the artists’ studios, which most definitely reflect their different working styles and practice, and the dedicated ‘clean’ space which is used for exhibitions, installations, events, workshops, and the occasional business meeting.

 

Studio 19It has been a venue for the Leigh Art Trail for the last two years and the objective of the resident artists is to evolve the space as a creative and constructive artist hub; albeit in a compact and bijoux way.

 

Opening Times: by appointment only or during advertised events e.g. Leigh Art Trail

Availability of space: Studio spaces are not available, however the gallery/workshop area is available for hire.

Studio Manager Jan Simon

 

Address 19 Leighcliff Buildings, Leighcliff Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1DJ

 

Contact http://www.studio19-on-sea.com

Phone 07850579439