Wivenhoe ArtSeaMusic festival 9th September

The ArtSeaMusic Festival is a community celebration of the creativity, industry and heritage of Wivenhoe, encompassing many of the things that make it such a special place, from art and live music to its history with the river.
Building on the success of last year’s festival, we once again aim to have a packed programme of events during the day and evening, with something for everyone’s tastes, young and old.

This years event will be held on Saturday 9th September.

If anyone would like to join in the fun and run an event on the day, please let me know the details by emailing artseamusic@gmail.com and I will add it to the event guide and map.

Thanks Duncan


  • Just a reminder, anyone wishing to run an event on the day, please let me have the details and I will add it to the event guide  artseamusic@gmail.com
  • Good to hear that there will be another exhibition of art in St Mary's church on 9th Sept.
  • Any Wivenhoe artists interested in entering work for the art exhibition in St Mary's church as part of the ArtSeaMusic festival can register an interest by emailing wivstmaryscom@gmail.com

    That will ensure your name is on the list of people to be contacted with details of the arrangements for exhibiting.
    Space in the church is not unlimited ;)
  • As a warm up on the eve of ArtSeaMusic festival from 7.30pm on Sept 8th get along and see foot Stomping Acoustic Punk, singer songwriter from Essex Doozer, playing live at The Rose and Crown pub Wivenhoe, not to be missed under any circumstances!!!

    More details here:      https://www.facebook.com/events/1139733836155053/
  • edited July 25

    As part of ArtSeaMusic festival this wonderful event will be held again

    Sunset Supper     

    6.30pm until 10.30pm                                                                                       

    Dine, watch the sun go down and dance by the light of the moon !

    Dress up and head down to Cooks Jetty.

    Bring supper, drinks and a chair.

    Fantastic live music throughout the evening including:

    Martin Newell :  http://www.martinnewell.co.uk/

    Cherchen Man : (Tahir Burhan)  Cherchen Man fuses together music from different countries and continents bringing something truly unique yet universal. Enjoy the Flamenco strings with a Celtic twist, and African rhythms with Middle Eastern vibes. Whatever your tastes - you will find it here www.cherchenman.com'

    Mike Trimm and Co:     


                              £5 at entrance to Refugee Action Colchester.

  • The lovely people from Wivenhoe Bookshop https://www.facebook.com/Wivenhoe-Bookshop-248248398553231/ are running this event as part of the ArtSeaMusic Festival

    Scottee + Radical ESSEX present
    From Wivenhoe, With Love
    The life and times of Richard Chopping + Denis Wirth-Miller

    2017 marks the 50th year since the partial decriminalisation of sex between men in England and Wales - Essex based artist Scottee is using this anniversary to focus on the lives of two trailblazers who set the then sleepy fishing village of Wivenhoe alight.
    Artists Nando Messias, La John Joseph and Mem Morrison recollect the lives of the notorious couple in a performance made up entirely of local gossip, hearsay, speculation and distant memory.
    Come listen to the factually incorrect, unrecorded histories of two of Essex’s finest queers.

  • This is also happening in Wivenhoe on the day - might be worth getting in touch with Radical Essex to coordinate https://www.radicalessex.uk/event/from-wivenhoe-with-love/

  • Treestump said:
    This is also happening in Wivenhoe on the day - might be worth getting in touch with Radical Essex to coordinate https://www.radicalessex.uk/event/from-wivenhoe-with-love/

    Thanks Treestump, see above the Folk club post 
  • The lovely Pamela Carper will be running this from 12pm on 9th September as part of ArtSeaMusic Festival in St Mary's churchyard High St Wivenhoe

    Pam's Interactive Theatre
    The Three Little Pigs

    Join us and become the Wolf and blow down the poor little pigs houses or even better, out smart the BIG BAD WOLF!

    We will also be making lovely stick puppets that are FREE to take home 

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  • Free stick puppets to take home:  wow!!    Is there an age limit for this...?!  ;)

  • edited August 5

    The eclectic line up for music on the Wivenhoe Quay stage is as follows:

    12pm Doozer : Foot stomping acoustic punk www.doozermcdooze.com

    1pm Lou Terry from Ordinary Noise 

    2pm Chris Allard : Wivenhoe's own world class jazz guitarist playing with the equally talented Ross Stanley on piano

    3pm Tanjammin Mandarin : 'When Roberts goose hits the hay, the sound is bright. Suburban culture, rhythmic sound'

    4pm Wicked Ravens : from Wivenhoe Dirty marsh music, a bit roots with a touch of Essex country blues.

    5pm Foxtrot Oskar : Original Disco post punk trio from Essex 

  • Some classy acts here...  :)
  • edited August 8
    If anyone would like to print and display the attached poster for the Art Exhibition in St Mary's church as part of ArtsSeaMusic Festival please do !

  • The wonderful storyteller Martin Reed will be wandering the streets of lower Wivenhoe telling children's stories from 12pm

  • There will be children's storytelling from Shane Ibbs and Hannah Brailsford in the churchyard of St Mary's High St Wivenhoe from 2.30pm

  • As part of Wivenhoe ArtSeaMusic festival on 9th Sept Wivenhoe bookshop will be hosting this event:

    Creel 3‘ Launch

    5pm Saturday 9th September

    Wivenhoe Bookshop

    A Wivenhoe ArtSea Festival event

    Join us to raise a glass to Creel 3, the third anthology of short stories, nature writing and poems by postgraduate students from the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre studies at the University of Essex.

    The book is published by Wivenbooks, the Wivenhoe Bookshop’s imprint, and has been beautifully designed by John Wallett. The event will include readings by the contributors.

    The Centre for Creative Writing has a strong tradition of teaching that emphasizes innovation and experimentation. They are passionate about encouraging our students to write and create in fresh and exciting directions – discovering their unique voices and producing original works that will inspire and invigorate the field of literature.

    From the views atop high rocky peaks, to the observation of turmoil deep in the human spirit, these works, based on the theme of ‘elements’, showcase the variety of writing that students are creating at Essex.

    Creel 3 is introduced by Dr Adrian May,  and the pieces selected by Matthew de Abaitua, Dr James Canton and Dr Holly Pester. The editors are Danielle Bell, Lelia Ferro, Molly Shrimpton and Marieke Sjerps.

    More info here: http://www.wivenhoebooks.com/?p=6326&doing_wp_cron=1503553538.8518350124359130859375

  • This year, children’s activities in St. Mary’s churchyard will include: Sculpture with Fran Bailey, interactive theatre with Pamela Carper, puppet making, and storytelling (starting at 2.30pm) from Hannah Brailsford  (http://www.tinytalesstorytellers.co.uk/) Shane Ibbs (https://www.storytellershane.co.uk/), and Gerry Donlon. There will also be walkabout poetry from Martin Reed.
  • Tea, filter coffee and biscuits will be available at the exhibition at St Mary's.
  • At the Black Buoy we have some great acts for you, plus gonna be doing a lovely fresh fish paella 2-5pm and we will have the beer shed open with real ales and ciders.

    Gavin Haynes 12-1pm
    Leyline Pass 1:15-2pm
    Eclipse 2:15-3:15pm
    Angie Diggens 3:30pm-4pm
    Matt Selley (and friends) 4-5pm
  • What are the opening hours for the Railway Glass Studios open day?
  • It's open Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th  11-5pm
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