Events in July

Thu 25th July

PG Summer - Post Grad Coffee Morning
10am - noon
SU Bar
Come and meet others in the same position as you from across the university , share tips and experiences over a cuppa!
WRITING WORKSHOP: DIALOGUE
5:30pm - 7pm
Lakeside Theatre Studio
Join PhD Creative Writing student, Emma Kittle-Pey in the Lakeside Theatre studio for a facilitated writing workshop.

Fri 26th July

Lazydays Music Festival
26th July noon - 28th July 11pm
Priory Park
PG Summer - Lido Trip
4pm - 8pm
Meet at the South Courts Bus Stop
Join us for the annual trip to Brightlingsea Lido!

Sat 27th July

Southend Pier Summer Party
noon - 7pm
Southend Pier & Railway
Get ready for an unforgettable weekend at the Southend Pier Summer Party on 27th and 28th July!
PAINTING IN THE PARK
2pm - 4:30pm
Art Exchange
Join us for Painting in the Park with Suffolk based artist Claudia Bose.

Tue 30th July

PG Summer - Picnic
12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Lakes
Join us for a PG Picnic by the lakes

Wed 31st July

PG Summer - Journals
noon - 5pm
The Atrium
Start or continue your own journal

Sat 3rd August

INSTANT (ALMOST!) CYANOTYPE PHOTOGRAPHY
2pm - 4:30pm
Art Exchange
Come along and join us creating instant (almost!) photographs of plants and flowers foraged in the beautiful Wivenhoe Park.
The Big Screen – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
3pm - 5pm
Big Screen Southend
Join Focal Point Gallery at Elmer Square for their annual Big Screen Summer Cinema! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Flint Lockwood invents a machine that showers food from the sky to help his townspeople who can only afford to eat sardines.

Tue 6th August

PG Summers - Post Graduate Coffee Morning
10am - noon
SU Bar
Come and meet other PGs and have a cuppa!
PG Summer - Lawn Games
2pm - 5pm
By the lakes
Join us by the Lakes for some traditional lawn games!

Sat 10th August

FORAGING IN WIVENHOE PARK
2pm - 4:30pm
Art Exchange
Join Lora Aziz – wildcrafter, artist and author – for a foraging walk around Wivenhoe Park, followed by arts activities back at Art Exchange.
WEEKEND TOUR OF BRUTAL BUT BEAUTIFUL
2pm - 3pm
Art Exchange
Join curator Jess Twyman for a tour of our 60th anniversary exhibition, which celebrates the University of Essex’s Brutalist concrete architecture.
The Big Screen – Back to the Future
3pm - 5pm
Big Screen Southend
Join Focal Point Gallery at Elmer Square for their annual Big Screen Summer Cinema! Back to the Future In the 1980s, an experiment by a weird scientist turns out to be faulty. It leads to his teenaged pal going back in time to the 1950s

Tue 13th August

PG Summer - Recycled Paper
11am - 2pm
The Atrium
Join us as we create new paper from old!

Wed 14th August

LUNCHTIME TOUR OF BRUTAL BUT BEAUTIFUL
1pm - 1:45pm
Art Exchange
Join curator Jess Twyman for a tour of our 60th anniversary exhibition, which celebrates the University of Essex’s Brutalist concrete architecture.

Thu 15th August

Essex SU Welcome Events are live
10am - 11:59pm
Head to the website to see What's On 🤩
Essex SU Welcome Events are live!
10am - 11:59pm
Head to the website to see What's On 🤩

Sat 17th August

WALKING WITH WILD WRITER JAMES CANTON
2pm - 4:30pm
Art Exchange
Come on a walk around Wivenhoe Park, led by wild writer James Canton.
The Big Screen – Wall-E
3pm - 5pm
Big Screen Southend
Join Focal Point Gallery at Elmer Square for their annual Big Screen Summer Cinema! Wall-E A robot who is responsible for cleaning a waste-covered Earth meets another robot and falls in love with her.

Tue 20th August

PG Summer - Pressing Flowers (and collect your paper)
noon - 2pm
By the lakes
Join us to collect flowers to create pressed flower keyrings
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