Southend’s New Arts Co-Operative

If Not Us, Who?
If Not Now,

We’re Here To Discuss

Arts In Southend
Having A Space
Positive Disruption
Viable Jobs

Kursaal Comeback

After forming Concrete Culture in September 2020, we identified a common need for Arts & Community space. We swiftly set our sights on Southend’s biggest landmark building, the legendary Kursaal.

Since then we’ve been talking to the people of the town about their thoughts on what the Kursaal is, was, and should be. Every step of the way we have prioritised conversation with the community, believing this is the most important and exciting part of shaping its future success.

We’ve come a long way in three months. We want to go even further with you. Here’s how you can play your part…

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Dates For The Diary


The Results

This is just the beginning

We welcome you to join us for our RESULTS SHOW premiered on YouTube & Facebook where we will showcase your ideas for the Kursaal and update you on our progress.

19:30 - 20:30


phase 2

Have your say in the next stage

We will never stop listening to the views of southend residents, stay tuned for more info on the next phase of the Kursaal Comeback conversation,

Submit A Memory

Times change, but we’re keen to learn what made this landmark building a success in the past so we can help secure its success in the future. Do you have any stories or photos of the Kursaal in its heyday? Gig memories, ticket stubs, little unknown facts? Share them with us here!

Submit A Memory
Old photographs of events held at the Kursaal, Southend