Local Arts Council to hold Open Day

Southend-on-Sea Arts Council (SOSAC) is hosting its annual Open Day to entice residents and visitors into trying something new.

The free event, which is supported by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, is to be held at the Cliffs Pavilion on Sunday 10 September from 10.30am until 4pm.

With the opportunity to discover a new hobby, the Open Day offers visitors the chance to sign up to new activities that they may not have even considered before.

Activities vary from ‘treading the boards’, ‘painting a picture that isn’t by numbers’ and ‘singing songs from musicals’. All the different groups have their own table with information on how you can get involved.

You can also see live performances throughout the day in the Cliffs bar area, with leading musical societies offering visitors a chance to catch a glimpse from their upcoming autumn shows, including Gypsy, Whistle Down the Wind, Curtains and Singing in the Rain.

Cllr Ann Holland, Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy, said: “The Southend-on-Sea Arts Council Open Day has been running successfully for the past seven years now, with various different groups using it as platform to share their artistic work.

“In addition, we are celebrating 125 years as a Borough, so we are very hopeful this year’s event particularly will be one to remember. With such a wide variety of activities to take part in for free, it really promises to be a day packed with fun for the whole family”

Along with the different groups that will be there on the day, The Worshipful The Mayor, Cllr Fay Evans will also be in attendance.

Published: 24th August 2017

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