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South Essex Arts Festival 2016 @ The Thameside Theatre

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An amazing line up of talent from across the Thames Estuary, bringing you live music, poetry and art alongside an artists market and life drawing in the theatre.

Tickets are on the door – £3 for the afternoon or evening sessions, or £5 for the whole day.


An artist market will run throughout the afternoon, with stalls from local artists, crafters and clothing brands, including:

Dead Dignity | Miss Meaney’s | Stevedrawes | Tillys Vintage Chic | Craft Candy | Face painting by Natasha-marie Tyson | Deverell’s Brewing Company | Colin O’Donnell | John Gathercole artist | Mr Majolica’s Brewing Company | MORE TBA

An exhibition of local artists and photographers will be available to view throughout the day. So far, this includes:

Brad Humble – Art by Brad ‘mrshoeshineman’ Rumble | Alice Burrell | Matt Harris – Matt ‘IAm Kreator’ Harris | John Gathercole – John Gathercole artist | James Quinn – James Quinn – Artist | Emily Meaney – Miss Meaney’s | Chloé Green | Lewis Turner | Neyha – NeyhaArtistry | Jessica K Ballantyne | Steve Lawes – Stevedrawes | Matthew White – The Art of Pixelicious | Wale Osunla | Kerri Webb – Kerri Webb Photography | Louis Dov – http://timelouiserowe.wix.com/dance | Daniel Squirrell – The Art of Daniel Squirrell | Thomas Purton | Louis Rowe | Jackie Burns – The Art of Jackie E. Burns, FIAAA | Emelie Coffey- Emelie Coffey – Art | Jen Farrant | Yvonne Cilia | Caragh Roff | Colin O’Donnell

4 artists will also take part in the ever popular The Great Artistic Showdown & Showcase, where artists take 20 minutes on a canvas before swapping, to create 4 unique collaborative pieces of work, auctioned for charity

James Quinn – Artist
Luke Sebastian Sanders
Frankie McEwan
The William Palmer Trust

There will be a chance to take part in a LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP in the thameside theatre! We will also be playing films. Details TBA

Throughout the day we will be joined by DJ Duff Paddy on the decks, along with a host of other DJs TBA


In the evening we let our hair down with live music and art:

Harper – North London Alt-rock outfit with a big online following will come down to headline!
Bara Blaque – London/Lagos rapper with hard hitting lyricism will grace our stage for the first time
Ölmo Lazarus, Poet – Basildon based poet/spoken word artist returns for the third time to grace the TAC stage
Robert Awosusi – Grays/London poet and guitar player, and Thurrock Arts Collective founder returns to the stage where it all began

Help spread the word!

South Essex Arts Festival 2016 @ The Thameside Theatre

Sat 30 July 2016


Ends: Sat 30 July 1:00PM

The Thameside Theatre Orsett Rd, Grays, Essex RM17 5DX



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