The Storm Cone traces the site of Chalkwell Park’s lost bandstand, which was situated in the Park’s meadow/carnival field, near the pond. Originally part of the Pier Hill Buildings in Southend-on-Sea, the bandstand was moved to Chalkwell Park shortly before the outbreak of WWI in 1914. It was only after the War that the bandstand was put to use for performances in the park. Despite its immense popularity, the bandstand was dismantled around the time of WWII.
About Chalkwell Park
Chalkwell Park is in Chalkwell, Southend-on-Sea. It was built on the grounds of Chalkwell Hall c 1902, whose building is now the home of the arts organisation Metal. It contains several flower gardens, two children’s playgrounds, football and cricket pitches, tennis courts and a skateboard/BMX park. The park also hosts NetPark, the world’s first digital art park.
Chalkwell Park is open every day, including bank holidays. It is conveniently placed for transport links, pedestrian and cycle routes. The park is a short walk from Chalkwell train station. Free parking is available (limited).
Metal and NetPark
Metal is presenting The Storm Cone in Chalkwell Park’s NetPark and will be happy to provide any additional information or support. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about free NetPark tours and an opportunity to borrow a device to experience The Storm Cone in the park.