‘S for Southend’ opening Saturday 22 January – Focal Point Gallery

‘S for Southend’ opening Saturday 22 January – Focal Point Gallery

Opening Event: ‘S for Southend’ – Saturday 22 January 12.00 to 6.00pm


We are delighted to invite you to a special opening event for ‘S for Southend’ an inspiring new community exhibition, showcasing artworks made by local residents and artists of all ages during our exhibition ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ and from this year’s Digifest, our annual celebration of digital arts. This will include artworks developed by Stanford Lee Hope Primary School and Estuary High School made in workshops led by local artists Anna Lukala and Shaun C. Badham, innovative artworks produced this year by students in the Silver Arts Award group, local community groups and charities, Southend Care’s Project 49 and Trust Links, alongside computer coded animated works by our Contemporary Elders group from South Essex Homes. Local Filmmaker Aaron Shrimpton’s film ‘S for Southend’, from which the exhibition title is taken, commissioned by Historic England and produced by Focal Point Gallery in summer 2021 will also be on display until 20th February.

To ensure your safety and well-being, we will be limiting visitors in the gallery space, which is why you are invited to select a timed 45 minute slot for your visit, please book here.

Spend the day in Southend:

Whilst you are in Southend there are a number of other cultural destinations you might like to visit, such as, Southend Museum, Beecroft Art Gallery, Southchurch Hall, Prittlewell Priory and TOMA Project Space. The Seafront is also nearby at the other end of the High Street where you can visit the world’s longest pleasure pier, beaches and visitor attractions. More information here.

Jamie Langstone