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The future of the iconic Kursaal building could be a huge boost for Southend.

For those of us lucky enough to live and work in Leigh-on-Sea and the surrounding areas, we know that there is no shortage of small businesses, charities and individuals ready to provide inspiration, and to offer a creative outlet to those who have a passion for arts and crafts.  At Create98 we never get bored […]

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Bringing some fun to Lockdown 3.0!

I think it’s fair to say that the recent lockdown has had all of us finding it tough at times. The weather hasn’t helped, and the post-Christmas blues were something else this year! So that’s why we decided that we would mark the end of January with something a bit more fun, and find a way […]

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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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The Makers Exhibition at Create98

The Makers Exhibition at Create98: October 2020 As a home for creatives in Leigh-on-Sea, we are always looking for ways to showcase the talent of our students. With our new initiative ‘The Makers Exhibition at Create98’, we will be showcasing works of art by our students and tutors at various times throughout the year. Opening […]

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Photography and Textiles Exhibition at Create98

A photography and textiles exhibition. We are excited to launch our new ‘Makers Exhibition at Create98’, where we will be using our studios once more to showcase some of the amazing talent around us. First up in this new series of events is a collaboration between two talented, local artists showcasing their work in Photography […]

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Eating my way around the World

As a team of foodies here at Create98, we love the experience that our Chefs bring to the studios; and the wonderful, self-confessed food fanatic Ali Penn, is no exception. Having told me when we met ‘I have been eating my way around the world’, you know that her input to our #culinarytourism campaign will […]

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Leigh-on-Sea Supper Club is back at Create98!

A friendly, relaxed evening centred around excellent food and conversation – what more could you want, especially given the last few months that all of us have endured. This is why we are so pleased to welcome back Chef Susan Davies and the much loved Leigh-on-Sea Supper Club, here at Create98. We caught up with […]

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Susan Allen

Art is for Everyone

Over the past few months, our nation has relished the opportunity to fill our newly gifted spare time with creativity. Amongst some of the most explored activities has to be painting and drawing, after all art is for everyone – you just have to learn. Here at Create98 we have been busy running live, online […]

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Nourishing your Body and Mind with Baking

During this time of change, we’re noticing more than ever that people are enjoying having the opportunity to cook and bake more. Whether it’s banana bread (I defy you to find someone who hasn’t eaten this during lockdown) or picking up that recipe book you have had for years but never used, either way people […]

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