Arts events

We demonstrate how interdisciplinary arts experiences enhance learning in authentic and meaningful ways, for students of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Essex provides rich cultural resources for schools, colleges and the local community, including our brutalist architecture and beautiful parkland. We utilize the arts to create innovative workshops and activities that grab people’s attention and have real impact.

Our facilities include:

Family days

We also run regular Family Days free of charge - they're great fun and very popular. Please book to secure your family’s place by contacting artsed@essex.ac.uk or phoning 01206 873889. Places are filled very quickly and we'll always confirm a place after emailing.

Visiting our University

We offer tours of Wivenhoe Park and free hands-on sessions for school/college groups to inspire entries. Contact Kate Beckwith by email kbeckw@essex.ac.uk or phone 01206 873889 for further details.

Contact us

Our practical based sessions enhance critical thinking resulting from 'learning by doing'. Get in touch with the Arts Education Outreach team if you'd like to discuss working with us.