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Find your passion at our innovative hub – high quality creative workshops in Essex. Create98 is a modern, inspirational and relaxing space where you can learn and develop new skills. We run expert led one-off courses and regular workshops in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea. The perfect place to discover your hidden talent, try something new and live life more creatively.

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Makers Exhibition: Old Town by Simon Fowler

When most people think of Leigh-on-Sea they think about the sun shining on the estuary and the blustery walks through the Old Town. There are Fisherman’s Cottages a plenty and enough seafood to keep the locals and tourists well served throughout the year. So, it seems fitting for local Designer Simon Fowler to have used […]
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What People Say...

Thanks to the Virtual Write Club and Create98 I’ve got plenty of momentum now!!

Adrian Lacey,

“If you haven't been to a Leigh-on-Sea Supper Club event at Create98 - go! The food was delicious, and even though they've had to make some adjustments due to Covid-19, the atmosphere was lovely and what better way to sample a different culture on your doorstep.”

Natasha Kwakwa,

“It was really great to be back at Create98 with Christine and Debbie. Had a lovely 2 days and I've got another mosaic course booked for August - can't wait!”

Joan Simmons,

“Susan is a talented Artist and Teacher. I wish I'd had her teaching me years ago!”


“It's great that the Tutors are all published writers who really know the industry, but are also very encouraging and enthusiastic.”

Lynden Wade,

“I’ve been attending Create98’s Virtual Write Club since lockdown began, which has been an absolute tonic every Wednesday evening.”

Ray Morgan,

“Enjoyed our class last night! And the Covid stuff was dealt with and handled really well.      ”

Lucy Saunders,

“Great idea. Wonderful workshops to do something different . Already booked up six workshops for next three months.😀”

Alison Pollard,

“Thoroughly enjoyed the 'Celebrating Chelsea' flower school special today, helping to create the floral installation outside the shop, together with other designs internally. Christine and her team were relaxed and helpful as were the other participants. Will be returning regularly to experience other creative courses. Thank you Create 98.”

Patsy Wiggins,

“I just love everything about the place! From the friendliness that immediately puts you at ease, the excellent equipment/tools for the course, the generosity of the host when prosecco is included! I really enjoy anytime I spend there.”