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Active Festival on Southend Pier

Published Wednesday, 19th April 2017

Southend pier

Southend-on-Sea residents and visitors are invited to take part in the Active Festival event on Friday 28th April from 12:30pm to 2:30pm as part of the 125 years of Southend-on-Sea Celebrations.

The free event is being hosted by Active Life and Southend Pier and takes place in the Cultural Centre in the Royal Pavilion. The afternoon’s activities for adults of all abilities will be delivered by staff and volunteers from the local community interest company ‘Active Life for a Healthier You’. Activities include: Dance Fit, Zumba, Yoga HIIT and Low Impact Aerobics.

The Active Festival aims to encourage visitors to discover the benefits of enjoyable sports, fitness and socialising, free Health checks are also being offered provided by Anglian Community Enterprises (ACE).

Cllr Ann Holland, Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy said “This is a wonderful event, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to try out different activities for all abilities.

“As we begin to celebrate the 125th year of the Borough, I am very much looking forward to more events across Southend-on-Sea for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

No booking is required for this free event. Just come along and give the activities on offer a go. Please note that usual pier admissions charges do apply.

Special events have been organised across the Borough to mark 125 years since the incorporation of the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, beginning with the iconic Poppies sculpture, Wave at Barge Pier in Shoeburyness from 12th April until 25th June. This breath-taking sculpture is being exhibited across the UK, along with Weeping Window, by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

This will be followed by a wide range of community events throughout the summer including a Flower Festival in Priory Park, and culminate on the Pier on 24th September with ‘Silk River”: a creative regional event linking the Thames Estuary with the Hooghly River in Kolkata.

To follow activities being organised as part of the 125th year visit our dedicated pages or on Twitter #southend125.