Directory Category: Arts


Meetings on 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at URC Bridgwater Drive Westcliff.

On 2nd Sunday of each month at Mountnessing Village Hall

New members warmly welcomed

01702 523971

Contact point for folk music and song clubs, social dance clubs, display groups, folk and barn dance bands and callers, poetry/storytelling and other ‘folk’ activities.

01245 467513

Provides musicians of all ages, the opportunity to play a wide variety of music with a friendly orchestra.  General standard grade 3 or above

Subs are £15.00 per school term


07922 554343

Southend Arts Council was formed in June 1978, primarily to promote amateur arts with the Borough of Southend on Sea.

01702 523459

Teaches and improves photography standards both traditional and digital. Fridays 7.30pm for 8pm at The Guildhall Hill Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6JT

01702 540137

Perform a wide variety of works. Rehearsals at rear of St. Peters Church Eastbourne Grove Westcliff.

01702 777541

Promotes live music. Guest artist plus 6 other acts weekly. Free entry membership £1 for life.

01702 341 263

Southend Philharmonic Orchestra is a registered charity with a membership that elects a committee to administer the orchestra. Any player who has paid the subscription to attend one of our rehearsal courses in the past 12 months is automatically a member

SEYSO provides orchestral training for young musicians through a series of courses workshop days and concerts featuring the great classics as well as modern and baroque pieces.

01702 207912

We are primarily a large woodwind orchestra offering local woodwind players a wide range of challenging music. Playing standard is a minimum grade 6 but we also welcome ‘rusty’ players who want to get back into playing after a break. All woodwind instruments are welcome but we especially welcome new clarinet, saxophone or bassoon players.

We rehearse at Wesley Methodist Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Wednesdays in term time 7.45pm to 9.45pm

01702 466912