Unique Community Group

Unique Community Group

S.H.I.P (Southchurch Hall Inspirational Parkers) is a constitutional charity who came together with one thing in common: we love our local park. Unfortunately, it had become neglected, which attracted people displaying all kinds of antisocial behaviour. Our mission...
1st year anniversary Photography Event

1st year anniversary Photography Event

We just can’t believe that S.H.I.P has been busily working within the Gardens for one year now. What a year We are so proud of our achievements to date and are looking forward to the year ahead. To celebrate we invited people to join us in the museum to share their...
Did you know?… that bread isn’t good for ducks?!

Did you know?… that bread isn’t good for ducks?!

Throwing bread in to the pond of our local park o attract the attention of the ducks is played out by children the world over. However, feeding ducks bread isn’t good for them. They love it and will eat it, but it just bloats them so much that they don’t naturally...
Autumn Traditions Hallowe’en Sat 27 October 2018

Autumn Traditions Hallowe’en Sat 27 October 2018

Come into the old Hall and learn about the ancient British roots of our modern Halloween. What is a soul cake? Where did trick or treat come from? and and what vegetables were used for carving faces into before pumpkins? Sunday 1st October why not unleash your inner...
125 Event: ‘Pretty as a Picture’ AUGUST 2018

125 Event: ‘Pretty as a Picture’ AUGUST 2018

As part of Southend Borough Council’s 125 celebrations we were very proud to host our first event – Pretty as a Picture. The day was a huge success with artists ranging from 3 – 78 years old. Artists chose their position and put brush to canvass and indeed pen to...