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image for Music item typeAdrian May's Discovering England at Jaywick Martello Tower

Music, Sat 17 Jun 2017

Martello Tower

Martello Tower


Jaywick Martello Tower

01255 822783


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


A wry look at England and Englishness from a creative left-wing viewpoint. In the songs and poems of his new book and album, Adrian May takes a wry look at the vexed questions of English identity. Ranging from the comic to the poignant, where 'Nobody hates the English as much as they hate themselves', the songs deal with irony, eccentricity and rebel heroes like John Ball, the leader of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. The approach is progressive and inclusive.
The gig will include a performance by Adrian in his musical duo Face Furniture, with double-bassist Murray Griffin of songs form the new book.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Jun 2017 15:00 to 17:00


Tickets £5 / concessions £4

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 17 May - Sun 9 Jul #InstaEssex
Wed 7 Jun Creative Net: Printed Fabric Workshop
Sat 17 Jun Adrian May's Discovering England
Wed 12 Jul - Sun 10 Sep Peripheral Edgelands
Thu 14 Sep - Sun 29 Oct Coastal Open



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Map reference: TM 136128  Lat: 51.77308 Long: 1.09465

Access: Jaywick Martello Tower has a wheelchair lift to the 1st floor, unfortunately not the roof due to the nature of the building.

Trains: Every hour from London Liverpool Street station to Clacton-on-Sea, check with National Railways before travelling.

Buses: Bus 10-11 from outside Clacton Station on left side of park. Bus stand does not show 10/11 but it is there. Get off at end of route, average time 20 minutes.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Clacton-on-Sea station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted