Radical Essex

Radical Essex is a project that re-examines the history of the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. A programme of events will take place across Essex throughout 2016 and 2017, shedding light on the vibrant, pioneering thinking of the late 19th and 20th Centuries. The project will celebrate the crucial role Essex has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies under the themes ‘The Modernist County’ and ‘Arcadia for All’.

The programme opens with the exhibition ‘The Peculiar People’ at Focal Point Gallery open 16th April – 2 July 2016.

Radical Essex also supports Flood House, an architectural design project by Matthew Butcher, traversing the Thames Estuary in April and May, featuring new work by Ruth Ewan, commissioned by curator Jes Fernie and Focal Point Gallery.

Radical Essex is led by Focal Point Gallery in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England it forms part of the country wide Cultural Destinations programme, a partnership with VisitEngland, supporting arts organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that maximise the impact culture has on local economies.

If you are a business or arts organisation interested to be involved in the project or learn more information, please contact Hayley Dixon

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