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June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Partner Event
  • Performance
  • Poetry

How We Live In Essex: Live Poetry Performance

Lelia Ferro and Sofia Bagge


Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue
Jaywick Sands, CO15 2LF
no booking required

Live Poetry Performance, Lelia Ferro and Sofia Bagge

Lelia Ferro’s poetry performed by professional actors at the atmospheric Martello Tower. Witness the poetry coming to life in a unique collaboration between Lelia Ferro, theatre director Sofia Bagge and fantastic actors.

Saturday 15th June 6:30 – 7.00pm

Venue: Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 2LF, 01255 822783

Tickets: Free, no booking required



How We Live In Essex Through the Seasons

University of Essex PhD candidate Lelia Ferro has been researching How We Live in Essex Through the Seasons since 2018 through residencies, volunteering, interviews, and community projects.

This exhibition features Lelia’s poems, and writing collaborations with Tendring Community Writers, Jaywick Writers, Poetry Plus Manningtree, The Writers’ Company, and local school children. The poems have been responded to by up-and-coming local talent including photographer Dan Sceats, illustrator Louisa Charrington, textiles artist Clare Sams, and theatre director Sofia Bagge. It explores themes of heritage, locality, nature, and climate change.

A programme of free events and workshops is open to all throughout the duration of the exhibition. They include performances, a spoken word workshop with professional performers, an open mic evening, a coastal botanical illustrations workshop with Louisa, a sea and sky photography workshop with Dan, a netting and knotting plant fibres workshop with Clare, and local seasonal poetry workshops with Lelia.


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Jaywick Martello Tower
The Promenade, Belsize Avenue
Jaywick Sands, CO15 2LF
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