New Geographies: Changing Times – Clacton’s Band Pavilion


7.15-8.30 pm

Art Exchange

admission free

Art Exchange invites you to travel back in time with historian Norman Jacobs and explore the history of Clacton’s Band Pavilion, taking place at Armstrongs @ the Pavilion restaurant in Clacton.

This illustrated talk charts the Pavilion’s journey from an open space and bandstand, to 3000-seat theatre hosting the world’s top big bands and global showstoppers, to amusement arcade and on to today’s children’s fun park, bowling alley and restaurant.

The story of the Pavilion mirrors Clacton’s own rise, fall, and rise again; once a key attraction in one of Britain’s premier seaside resorts which fell into decline, we now celebrate its revival as part of the town’s regeneration.

Kindly hosted by Armstrongs @ the Pavilion restaurant, Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1PS.

Free and open to all.

Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
Places limited so booking essential –


About New Geographies
Deadline for nominations: 22 October

This event is part of New Geographies, a new three-year project, invites the public to nominate locations for ten site-specific art works across the East of England.

Do you know an overlooked or unexpected place that you think is important and which you’d like to nominate as a potential site for an exciting art project? Help us redraw the map of the region with places important to those living here, by going online to nominate a location at