Southend-on-Sea

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; Notable people * Trevor Bailey, cricketer for Essex & England * Mathew Baynton, musician, writer, actor Horrible Histories (Horrible Histories (2009 TV series)) * David Bellos, professor translator http: www.princeton.edu main news archive S32 82 81Q36 index.xml?section featured * James Booth, actor Zulu (1964 film


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and Libraries '''Focal Point Gallery''' is South Essex's gallery for contemporary visual art, promoting and commissioning major solo exhibitions, group and thematic shows, a programme of events including performances, film screenings and talks, as well as offsite projects and temporary public artworks. The organisation is funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Arts Council England. '''Southend Museums Service''', part of Southend on Sea Borough Council, operates a number of historic


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and Libraries '''Focal Point Gallery''' is South Essex's gallery for contemporary visual art, promoting and commissioning major solo exhibitions, group and thematic shows, a programme of events including performances, film screenings and talks, as well as offsite projects and temporary public artworks. The organisation is funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Arts Council England. '''Southend Museums Service''', part of Southend on Sea Borough Council, operates a number of historic


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: www.essex.ac.uk southend Essex.ac.uk The university has built its own centre in Southend, next to the college building on the site of the Odeon cinema. These buildings form the first two phases of the Southend Campus. Additionally, there is SEEVIC College. The East 15 Acting School, a drama school, has its second campus there. Also available is the Southend Adult Community College. Sport File:Southend - Leisure and tennis.jpg thumb left Southend – Leisure and Tennis

fall to the Environment Agency. The university's main campus (campus university) is located within Wivenhoe Park in the English county of Essex, less than a mile (1.6 km) from the town of Wivenhoe & from the town of Colchester. Apart from the Wivenhoe Park campus, there are campuses in Southend (Southend-on-Sea), and Loughton (home of the East 15 Acting School) The University's motto, ''Thought the harder, heart the keener


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; An early attempt to intercept an airship with a shipborne aircraft takes place in the North Sea when the Royal Navy seaplane tender tries to launch a Royal Naval Air Service Sopwith seaplane to attack a German Zeppelin sighted low on the horizon at a range of 70 nautical miles (130 km). The attempt fails when the launching platform collapses, and the unmolested Zeppelin goes on to bomb four surfaced British submarines – without damaging


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, big name major productions, and intimate one-night shows featuring prominent performers. '''Thorpe Bay''' is an affluent area within the Borough of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England, situated on the Thames Estuary. *FNB Stadium (formerly Soccer City) - Johannesburg, South Africa - South Africa (South Africa national football team) (2009) *Fossetts Farm Stadium - Southend, UK (Southend-on-Sea) - Southend United (Southend United F.C.) (2011) * Estadio de Fútbol


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but turned it down, explaining that she would not feel comfortable there. Southend Manor was formed in 1955 by Gil and Doris Medcalf in Southend-on-Sea as a team of 10 and 11 year old boys. Gil Medcalf had played for Eton Manor both before and after the Second World War, and the inclusion of manor in our club name is a direct echoing of Gil's own career. Plot A period comedy set in 1985, the story chronicles the adventures of Brian Jackson (James McAvoy), a student in his first year at Bristol University. A somewhat geeky gifted accumulator of knowledge, Brian has been a fan since childhood of ''University Challenge''. That TV show's famous catchphrase—"Your starter for 10"—gives the film its title. Soon after arriving at university, he seizes upon the opportunity to join Bristol's ''University Challenge'' team. He promptly falls for his glamorous team mate Alice (Alice Eve), though he may be more compatible with a Jewish counterculturalist friend, Rebecca (Rebecca Hall). Additionally, Brian finds himself caught between his new life, amongst the academic university set, and his old, with his working-class family and friends in the seaside town of Southend-on-Sea, Essex. ''Empire Elgar'' arrived at Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (North Riding of Yorkshire) on 18 April 1942. After loading a cargo of war materiel, she made her maiden voyage on 2 May, joining Convoy FN 697


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on the Southend Shakedown Festival events An airshow, dubbed ''Festival of the Air'' in 2009, use to place each May. Starting in 1986 – the first show starred a Concorde flypast whilst on a passenger charter flight – the show was one of Europe's largest free airshows and features high-speed military jets and sports aerobatic displays, which fly over the sea, parallel with the seafront. The RAF Falcons parachute display team and RAF Red Arrows jet aerobatics team were regular visitors to the show. Airshow website (Retrieved 2 June 2009) The show has not been run since 2012 due to lack of sponsorship. Each August Southend Carnival opens along the "Golden Mile" with the lighting of the Southend Illuminations. The Southend-on-Sea Film Festival is an annual event that began in 2009 and is run by The White Bus who are based at TAP, Old Water Works in Southend. Ray Winstone attended the opening night gala in both 2010 and 2011, and has become the Festival Patron. films shown are a combination of world cinema, independent cinema, documentaries, children's films, sing-a-longs, popular classics, and British noir. The Festival usually takes place over 5 days in spring, at the Palace Theatre, Park Inn Palace Hotel, and the Southend Central Museum and Planetarium. Fringe events including musical performances take place at a variety of locations in Southend. Folk Festival is a three-day event each summer in Old Leigh, featuring live music by the sea. Leigh on Sea Fishing Festival is held in Old Leigh and is organised by local fishermen. It provides an opportunity to see the port in action and taste the local catch. Old Leigh Regatta was re-established in the 1970s and takes place every September. '''Southend Victoria''' is one of two major railway stations in the town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England. The station is the terminus of the Shenfield to Southend Line, which is a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line. Most services operate to and from London Liverpool Street (London Liverpool Street station) and are operated by Greater Anglia.


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Park, but it has now moved to Garons Park next to the Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre. The only other cricket is local. Old Southendians Hockey Club are based at Warner's Bridge in Southend. The eight-lane, floodlit, synthetic athletics track at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre is home to Southend-on-Sea Athletic Club. The facilities include all track and field events. SAC Official Club Website The centre is also


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and east London to Basildon and Southend-on-Sea. It is connected to the London Bus network by London Buses routes 370 and 372 (London Buses route 372) with other operators such as Ensignbus and First (First Essex) also providing regular bus services to the centre. Route X80 operated by Ensignbus provides a link to Bluewater across the Dartford Crossing. '''Leigh-on-Sea''' (pronounced ), sometimes called Leigh, is a civil

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'''Southend-on-Sea''' ( north of the town centre.

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