Southend Apple Day

Join us for Apple Day 2022 – a chance to explore the historic St Laurence Orchard and enjoy some hot food, drinks, and visit a range of stall holders.

You’ll have the chance to:

  • Enjoy activities as a family
  • Pick and juice your own apples
  • Sing along to live music
  • Warm your fingers with some hot food and drinks
  • Get to know your local mental health charity and see how we work with the community
  • Meet a range of local stallholders, and maybe make a purchase or 2!

Trust Links Summer Fayre

This free event is the perfect opportunity to connect with the local community and get to know your local mental health and wellbeing charity Trust Links a bit better!

Join us at Trust Links Shoeburyness to enjoy:

  • Exploring the beautiful garden
  • Live music
  • A range of stalls 
  • Bouncy castle
  • Tea and cake
  • Henry Burgers, who will be kindly hosting our hot food
  • and more!

Thanks to funding by Southend City and Community Investment Board.

Southend Pride 2022

Southend Pride will be hitting the City on Saturday 16th July 2022.

An amazing day of rainbows and glitter, entertainment, food, drinks, and stalls.

Starting at 11.00am, entertainment will start at Royal Square (top of Pier Hill) before the parade sets off up the High Street at 12pm.

From 12pm, the festival will begin at Warrior Square Gardens

Wellbeing Concerts from Nexus Wellbeing CIC

The ‘Wellbeing Concerts’ presented by ‘Nexus Wellbeing CIC’ are being held at ‘The Haven’s Community Hub’ in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7LW and ‘Steps Ahead’, Garons Wellbeing Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 4FA.

They are relaxing events, focusing on your wellbeing by combining live music and gentle yoga! Featuring the soothing music from talented musicians Lele Bizzoca on classical guitar and Shanti Jayasinha on cello. Presenting flowing yoga and moving meditation by experienced yoga teachers Carmen Woods and Nicole Schnackenberg.

This is a free event, sponsored by ‘The City Celebration Fund’ of Southend-on-Sea. These are events that aim to help you to experience music and wellbeing activities in a more relaxed way, helping you let go and connect with yourself and others.

Havens Community Hub
Sun 31 Jul 2022,
2:00PM – 4:00PM

Steps Ahead, Garons Wellbeing Park
Wed 10 Aug 2022,
1:30PM – 3:30PM

Steps Ahead, Garons Wellbeing Park
Thu 18 Aug 2022,
1:30PM – 3:30PM

Safe Silver Anniversary Garden Party

Come and join us celebrate 25 years supporting people with autism and their families throughout Essex. 

– Sandwiches, cakes, tea and soft drinks will be served

– A variety of outdoor games for the young (and young at heart)

– In the event of poor weather, we have an indoor alternative!

– Free-of-charge but please book your space (s)

This event is open to all members of SAFE, old and new, and to anyone wishing to learn more about the work we do. You can come along for any length of time during the afternoon between 2pm and 4pm and will also be able to have a look around Garon Park to see what it offers the local community in Southend.

REactivate (a branch of RE House Ltd) is hosting our event at its base at Garon’s and we are planning to offer some fabulous food prepared by the chef at ATTIC together with entertainment funded by the Southend Community Investment Board – City Celebration Fund.

For further information or to book a space, please email Andrea Walter at