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Community Art Wall

Leigh Community Centre host their own Community Art Wall with regular art exhibitions from local artists and groups. The Community Art Wall is open to those who have sufficient pieces of work to fill the space. There is no charge but applications are subject to the Community Centre's Terms and Conditions. 

Interested? Request an application pack from the Community Centre reception or e-mail us directly.  Artists and groups with a connection to the Leigh-on-Sea area will be given priority. 

The Artist in Residence and Art Wall initiatives are part of Leigh Town Council's commitment to promote the provision of accessible social, recreational, educational and cultural facilities within the town for the benefit of the community and visitors. 

Find out more about our current exhibitions by visiting our Instagram page. 

2020 Writing Competition 

Back in April the Council launched its first Writing Competition. Open to everyone, the competition called for short stories or poems to be submitted about our town, Leigh-on-Sea.

A group of our councillors read through every submission and have chosen their winners!

5 - 7 yrs category - Teddy Giles

8 - 11 yrs category - Seren Smith and William Hutley

12 - 15 yrs category - Ryan Fey-Whitman

Over 18's - Sophia Faraway

These winners will all get their poems printed in Issue 12 of our magazine and when safe to do so they will be displayed on our Community Art Wall. 

We have got a town full of wonderfully creative people, and we have thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone's entries. Well done everyone!

Colours of Leigh-on-Sea by Teddy Giles 

Lovely Leigh-on-Sea by William Hutley 

Untitled Poem by Seren Smith 

Leigh-on-Sea by Ryan Fey-Whitman

My Old Leigh Town by Sophia Faraway

‘My Old Leigh Town’

by Sophia Faraway (Over 18)

 

A squawking seagull

A familiar breeze

A sky so clear

As beautiful as the seas

 

A coastal walk

Ice creams in the sun

Picnics in the park

A whole day of fun

 

A centre of creativity

That sparks the imagination

A daily retreat

A lifetime vacation

 

Community at heart

A feel-good town

Here I was born

And my heart is bound

2020 Exhibitions

Our exhibitions are currently suspended until the Centre can reopen as normal. 

Past Exhibitions 

  • 2020 - Nicola Osborne and Amanda Westbury
  • 2019 - Leigh Community Centre Art Groups 
  • 2019 - The -5 Community Collective 
  • 2019 - Darren Jones 
  • 2019 - Create 98
  • 2019 - Malcolm Blake-Lawson
  • 2019 - Southend Adult Community College (part of the 2019 Leigh Art Trail) 
  • 2019 - Claire Atherton
  • 2019 - Ann Chadwick and John Pearman 
  • 2019 - John Harwood
  • 2019 - Youth Market Collaboration with with works by Faith Beswick, Alfie Winters, Amy Lambert & Alicia Hodson
  • 2018 - Drawing in the Park Group 
  • 2018 - Face2Face Arts Chapliancy 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members "Drawing to an End" 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members "Painting with Light" 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members - “Our Rebellious Artists Summer Show”
  • 2018 - Southend Adult Community College 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members "Figuratvely Speaking" 
  • 2018 - Leigh Art Trail Members "Ley of the Land"