Spring Talk Programme
Admission: £2 per person or book all five for only £8. Includes complimentary refreshments.
Friday 3 March, 11am - Aromatherapy - The Herbals.
Tina Mason returns to cover some of the common and not so common herbs, what they are used for and how to use them safely. An interactive talk with opportunity to smell the oils.
Friday 10 March, 11am - Colne Point.
Explore the local landscape and wildlife with Essex Wildlife Trust Warden Bob Seago will give an illustrated talk of the wildlife on Colne Point reserve.
Friday 17 March, 11am - Dig4Jaywick Community Garden.
Pride of Tendring winners Dig4Jaywick will talk about the development of the community garden, activities taking place, community involvement and the produce grown there.
Friday 24 March, 11am - You Are Hear in Jaywick: sound and a sense of place.
What can listening to the sounds of the past tell us about the places we inhabit today? How might this change your perception of Jaywick, Essex, and beyond? Sarah-Joy Maddeaux, Archivist at the Essex Record Office will offer a preview of the material on the touring audio-video kiosk coming to Jaywick Martello Tower in April. You are Hear is a Heritage Lottery Funded project.
Friday 31 March, 11am - The Maltsters Tale: Mastery of Water Wind and Fire.
Once there were one or more malt houses in almost every village in East Anglia. Malt and water are the basic raw materials of beer and malt whisky, and malt has been made from grain for thousands of years. Ivor Murrell, Master Maltster, and the last traditional floor maltster in Suffolk, will talk about the art and mystery of malting - those empiric skills using water, air and fire.
Creative Net, 1 March, 11am-1pm
Print Making with Hannah Stageman. Hannah's exhibition Weeds - Undervalued Plants of Jaywick opens at the Tower on the 4th March. This session will give an insight into how she makes her prints and give you a chance to have a go.
1 April, 11am-3pm
Easter workshop: botanical printmaking
Free drop in family fun workshop. Use 'hot glue gun weed motifs' such as ones of Scottish Thistle, common Poppy and Queen Anne's Lace as seen in Hannah Stageman's exhibition, to block print, stamp and stencil your own botanical print artwork.
Creative Net, 5 April 11am-1pm
An Introduction to Needle Felting. Colchester S&B Creative will introduce the basic principles of Needle Felting and will aim to make felted beads and shapes to for jewellery.
8 April, 11am-3pm
Easter Workshop: Hapa Zome - The Art of Flower and Leaf Pounding. Free drop in family fun workshop.
Meaning 'Leaf-dye' in Japanese, Hapa Zome is the centuries old art of beating leaves and flowers with hammers to pound their natural pigment into cloth. Create your own unique Hapa Zome pigment picture.
11 April, 10am-1pm
Wet-in-wet Jaywick weed watercolours.
Free Creative workshops for young people (8-16yrs). 12 bookable places only therefore booking in advance is essential. Choosing one of the ten Jaywick weeds as seen in the exhibited prints, create your stunning wet-in-wet Jaywick weed watercolour.