Resorting to the Coast Conference 2019

at Columbine Centre, Princes Esplanade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8PZ

Jonathan Dayman

Learning, Impact & Legacy

About the Conference

Last year the Resorting to the Coast held a very well attended and lively conference in Walton-on-the-Naze. Focused on the Tendring coastal resorts of Dovercourt, Walton, Frinton, Clacton and Jaywick Sands, the main aim of this opening conference was to establish what lessons could be learnt from the past to help reinvigorate the future of the region.

You are now warmly invited to our second concluding Resorting to the Coast conference. Through a mixture of seaside entertainment and discussion this event will concentrate on what has actually been learnt by the project team and various stakeholders. Delegates will discuss the impact of the project on the different resorts. We also ask local communities living in the Tendring region to help us map out the way ahead and shape the legacy of Resorting to the Coast.

Confirmed Speakers

Hosted by Dr. Toby Butler (Historian)

Dr. Tony Lidington (Keynote)

The Grand Theatre of Lemmings

Juliana Vandegrift (Project Coordinator)

Pippa Smith (Project Evaluator)

Clare Driver (Mercury Theatre)

The Cultural Engine Research Group (University of East London)

Including a History Fair featuring, Harwich Society, Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust, Clacton & District Local History Society, Essex Record Office, Friends of Jaywick Martello Tower, Brightlingsea Museum, Harwich Festival, Acorn Village art exhibition and Mercury Theatre

Date: Friday 24 May 2019
Time: 11:00am arrival for 11:30am start, ends at 4:20pm
Location: Columbine Centre, Princes Esplanade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8PZ

Getting here:

Free car parking at the venue:

(Trains depart at 9:18am from London Liverpool Street to Walton-on-the-Naze, arriving at 10:49am. Trains return to London Liverpool Street at 5pm.)

Theme: Resorting to the Coast: Learning, Impact & Legacy

Registration details:

This is a free event, including lunch, but please register on Eventbrite here as we have limited seating at the venue and will need to know catering numbers and dietary requirements.

(This conference is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Essex County Council and the University of East London.)

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