An exhibition of photographs by Iain McKell has been installed along the mile long walk out into the heart of the Thames Estuary along Southend Pier (the world's longest). The exhibition accompanied the Sound of the Thames Delta weekend of discussion with musicians, artists and writers over the weekend of 1 and 2 October, and has now been extended until early 2017. Infinity spans four decades of extraordinary photographs, from the music and street culture of Southend in the late 70's / early 80's of 2Tone, Mods, Skins and Punks; the New Romantic Blitz Kids (then and now); and Rockabillies.
Listen to our interview with Iain McKell that is designed to accompany you on the mile and a third walk along Southend Pier as you view the photographs:
Pier Opening Times: Winter Season (31st October to March 2017) 09:15 to 17:00 Wednesday to Sunday / Regardless of the season the Pier will be open on all school and public holidays. With the exception of Christmas Day, when the Pier is closed. Entry £2
Photos above: Iain McKell in front of his photographs. Models in front of their photographs. Both by Julian Woollatt
Southend Pier, Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Esssex, SS1 1EE
Lat: 51.53253 Long: 0.71202
Two major roads - the A127 and A13 link Southend to the M25. From the north Southend is accessible via the A1, M11, M25 (Junction 29 - 20 miles) & A127. From the south, Southend is reached via the M25 (Junction 30 - 26 miles) Dartford Tunnel & A13.
Parking: with charge
8 minutes walk from Southend Central station (C2c from London Fenchurch St).
Pier Entry: £2