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Twenty One

Pier Approach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2EH
  • Café on Site
  • Toilets
Access facilities:
  • Family Friendly Venue
  • Wheelchair Accessible

In July 2017, Focal Point Gallery gallery launched Twenty One: an alternative cultural venue for live art, events, and exhibitions. Located on the seafront, the venue is situated next to the acclaimed Southend Pier; the longest pleasure pier in the world.

The alternative arts venue has succeeded in bringing a varied and popular programme of events to the town. In the first year, the venue saw 125 events organised by 40 local organisations, featuring over 400 audiences to a growing audience and community.

Recent events have included live art, performance, bands, DJs, spoken word, film screenings, talks, discussions, and more. Focal Point Gallery also curates an exhibition programme for Twenty One’s interior curved wall. Recent exhibitions have included work by Catherine Hyland and Paul Anthony Harford. The inaugural exhibition, ‘100% Southend’, invited every Southend and SS postcode artist to submit a piece of their work.

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