Dean Chalkley, a photographer and film maker, grew up in Southend-on-Sea. After training to be a tailor, he studied photography in Blackpool, shooting for Dazed and Confused magazine whilst still at college. His love of music and culture continues through his work today; for record companies, different publications and fashion brands.
Last Friday, I had the joy of attending the launch of TRAWLER paper, guest edited by Ray Morgan.
Join Sundown Arts and Trawler Paper to launch the special arts edition, guest edited by Ray Morgan. From 7pm at the Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea.
My cockney Nan moved to Leigh in 1998. Nanny Rita was a glamorous, beehived, retired landlady who came to Southend to see out her last days beside the seaside with her Alsatian Max. After being expelled from school that same year my Mum sent me to accompany my Nan who could no longer walk the dog. We spent evenings talking about the telly, eating steak and kidney puddings and looking at old photographs of forgotten family whilst she smoked herself happy.
Focal Point Gallery
Anke's Tea Room | Dungeons Cafe
Oaktree Market | Millie's Deli
Made @ 94 | Tesoro
Scott & Stapleton
Francesca Maffeo Gallery Squeeze | Leigh Community
entre | Leigh Library
Barlow & Fields | Atelier Gallery
Uptomen | Leigh Bagel Bar
Faux | Oasis | Dhurra
Store / LOS Doughnuts
Went to Market | Cake Bar (Leigh Book Shop)