Old Grocery

A Contemporary Art Space in a Victorian Setting

What's Happening at Old Grocery?

Coming up in April

10-14 April 2024

We are excited to be exhibiting and painting live at Old Grocery, High Street, Wivenhoe this April. 

We will have a pop-up signwriting shop open for business and there will be live portrait painting while you wait, so you can take home a portrait or pet portrait from your visit. 

There will also be some beautiful studio originals available for sale. If you want to be sure to get a portrait from as little as £10, contact us to book your slot!

19-24 April 2024

Darkroom 37

26 April - 1 May 2024

DR37 was started in 2017 by a group of Colchester based Photographers, each with a passion for analogue photography and keeping the traditional photography processes alive.

DR37 is a non for profit Darkroom Collective, with membership paying towards studio costs, chemicals and free workshops for its members.

Sunday 28 April 7.30pm

An Evening of Poetry with Peter Kennedy featuring readings by Martin Figura from his new collection 'The Remaining Men', which was published by Cinnamon Press in March.

"Precise and powerful, these are portraits of ordinary and extraordinary lives, interwoven with the poet’s own remarkable story.” Clare Shaw

Martin is a well-known and influential poet.  He is proud to sit on the board of Norwich Arts Centre, a contemporary arts organisation that delivers a wide-reaching and varied programme of performance.

Where are we?


Find us with What3Words


Old Grocery 

48 High Street


Essex CO7 9AZ

tel. 07307756949