Official Trawler Launch & Made in Leigh Conversations 2.0

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Leigh Community Centre

Elm Road

Leigh-on-Sea

SS9 1SP

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The Made in Leigh Collective are holding another splendid event to celebrate the launch of Trawler Paper.

Join us for the Official Launch of Trawler Paper and an alternative evening of stories, tales and adventures that will educate, inform and entertain.

Six local adventurers, entrepreneurs, raconteurs and personalities will be giving incredible seven minute talks on everything from wine tasting to building bamboo bicycles to wild swimming.


The Fat Pig Of Rioja by Sam Brown

Owner of Vino Vero, Sam will tell his tale of hunting out some of the best wines in Europe and finding the fabled “Fat Pig”. You’ll also be able to taste this wine on the night! (Complimentary glass of wine included in ticket price).


Happy Wild Swimming by Paige Ockendon

Paige will be premiering her new short film “Happy Wild Swimming” and discussing the benefits of winter swimming in the Estuary


White Gold by Alex Storey

Alex weaves a jaw-dropping story of how the cotton trade is in desperate need of reform, and what we can do to help.


My Handmade Bike by Sam Gable

Sam is a 3D designer who built a bike…out of bamboo…and now plans to ride it to Amsterdam.


Life Is About The Journey…Isn’t It?

A humorous and blunt take on how our world view can change just by bumping into someone on the beach.


All Mouth And Trousers by Ryan Philpott

Ryan started his acting career in the hallowed halls of Leigh Community Centre, and is currently working at the BBC, listen as he regales us with tales of his journey.


As well as these amazing talks, local musician Dave Crix will be playing a live set, and Ray Morgan and Jo Overfield will be regaling us with poems of whimsy and wonder.

You’ll both learn and laugh as each speaker gives a unique talk that is informative and extremely entertaining.

Each ticket will cost £12 and will include a delicious glass of wine from local merchants Vino Vero and £5 from the sale of each ticket will go to support Conall.

Conall is 7 years old has a form of bone cancer in his leg called Ewing's sarcoma. His treatment will be intensive and is expected to last 12 months from the children's cancer specialist University College Hospital London. For each round of treatment Conall will be spending several nights in hospital so there'll likely be travel and accommodation expenses for Mum / Dad to be able to stay by his side. After 10 weeks of chemotherapy Conall should be ready for surgery, which will be followed by rehabilitation.



£5 from each ticket will go towards his fund, to help with this difficult time for him and his family.
For more information on Conall and his situation you can go to
https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/emma-woof

Trawler Paper is an amazing collection of stories, adventures, news, photography and poems created with passion and a love for the Thames Estuary and surrounding areas.

Printed in a newspaper format it reflects the diversity of talent that our area has to offer.

Issue 1 was a huge success with Issue 2 due to print imminently. It will be available at the Official Trawler Launch as well as many coffee shops, cafés, and stores around Leigh-on-Sea and wider afield over the coming weeks.

The remaining money will go to pay for the venue costs and will fund a third issue of Trawler. We solely rely on generous contributions from “advertisers” as well as some sales. Everyone involved gives their time for free and no one receives a penny for any of the work they do.

We want to continue printing Trawler for Issue 3 and beyond so would love your help and generosity to do this.

Trawler Paper Issue 2




PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE A CASH BAR AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are two car parks nearby that are free after 6pm. Altenatively there is parking along Leigh Broadway and limited parking on residential streets adjacent to the venue.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

contact@madeinleigh.com

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Leigh Community Centre

Elm Road

Leigh-on-Sea

SS9 1SP

United Kingdom

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