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Rock the tower

12 October 2017

The Jaywick Martello Tower will be hosting free music sessions for young people aged 8 to 18 years old.

The music sessions will be held at the Jaywick Martello Tower every Tuesday from the 7 November during term time running hourly between 5pm and 9pm.

There will also be a drop in session on Saturday 28 October from 12-3:30pm for those interested to come along and meet the organisers as well as play some instruments.

Young people will have the opportunity to have music sessions in the historic Jaywick Martello Tower, which produces a varied programme of successful heritage and art exhibitions, talks and theatrical events throughout the year.

The sessions have been provided by Harwich based charity, ‘We Are Music,’ which helps young people to engage in the community through popular music, and have the chance to play alongside others in a band.

Essex County Council recently awarded £1,500 via the Cultural in Essex Small Grants Scheme to help support young musicians and promoters in the area.  

The project has been funded by Essex Music Education Hub (using funding from Arts Council England) and Essex County Council.

Cllr Susan Barker, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities and Customer said, “Through joint funding from Arts Council England and the Music Hub, Essex County Council has been able to facilitate music sessions for young people at the Jaywick Martello Tower. The contribution will enable us to work with young people to increase opportunities for them, and give them the chance to perform and be seen by a larger audience.

“We hope that the music sessions will inspire young people to engage in the community with popular music. I’m heartened by the pride people take in their local communities in Essex.”

If you would like to know more details about the free music sessions, contact the Jaywick Martello Tower on or phone 01255 822783.