Unveiling Duncan Shoosmith's Dame Cleo Laine Portrait

We invite you to our biggest event of the year! The Jazz Centre UK unveils its latest addition to the TJCUK Art Gallery - Sky 'Portrait Artist of the Year' Duncan Shoosmith's winning painting of Dame Cleo Laine; featuring Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood and Digby Fairweather. 4 PM, free admission...
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Time & Location

22 Jun 2019, 16:00 – 16:30
The Jazz Centre UK, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, UK

About the Event

We don't just have the unveiling of Sky's winning painting, we have a full afternoon planned!

1:30 PM - 2 PM : 'Meet and Greet' Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood - Tickets: £20 (price includes entry to the performance) - Find out more...

2 PM - 4 PM : Live performance by Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood - Tickets: £15 - Find out more...

4 PM : Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood and Digby Fairweather unveil the painting within The Jazz Centre UK Art Gallery. - Free Admission


We do not yet have online ticketing available. Please email enquiries@thejazzcentreuk.co.uk to request your ticket and one of our volunteers will get back to you shortly!

The Story

Last year, Dame Cleo was a chosen subject for Sky TV's 'Portrait Artist of the Year' and the results of the competition will be announced on Sky TV at 8pm on April 16th. "Of course we can't tell you who's won!" says Fairweather " - but we already have a special area of our Centre which celebrates the 'Dankworth Dynasty'. And there just happens to be a big available space on our walls if Cleo's portrait wins! If it does we plan an extra-special 'Cleo Laine Day' in June 2019 to celebrate one of 'The Jazz Centre UK's greatest friends. Dame Cleo Laine requested that her portrait should hang within The Jazz Centre UK along with Sir John Dankworth's first piano and other Dankworth and Laine memorabilia.

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Beecroft Art Gallery

Victoria Ave



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