The Tran Trail Hike

An early April event invited members to take part in a 10 mile hike. Starting at Uncle Tom's Cabin in Shoeburyness, our hikers walked along the seafront through to Chalkwell beach for a quick pit stop and breakfast at Saltwater Beach Cafe. The hike continued past Leigh Heritage centre which was packed with local history! Our adventurers continued their journey through Hadleigh Country Park and were 'on track' to their end destination at Benfleet train station.

On route to the starting point.
A quick ride on the Southend Cliff Railway
Breakfast at Saltwater Beach Cafe.
Hadleigh Country Park.
10 miles later and on track to the finish line.
End point at Benfleet train station.

Meet & Compete @ Utopia

We mixed things up this Meet & Eat by adding a games element. Utopia has an amazing assortment of things to play with! We also had 'The Wrong Trousers' clothing stall out again with even more goodies to buy!

Setting up stall for #TheWrongTrousers
Enjoying cake and coffee over a game of scrabble.
Early evening downstairs at Utopia.
The best Victoria sponge in Southend!

Thank you

Once again a thank you to those of you that donated to 'The Wrong Trousers' clothing stall at our last Meet and Eat. To the lovely Megan for helping run the stall the whole evening! Hugs to the staff at Utopia for providing such a welcoming and cosy space!

Supporting Transpire with Donations

Over the last three years Transpire have been very fortunate to have the financial support from a number of organisations. Last year we were awarded a grant by the People's Health Trust. This fund has had a huge impact on the group. Enabling Transpire as a voluntary community group to run multiple events throughout the year. But we still need donations to help keep the group running sustainably.

Did you know that on average each Meet & Eat event costs £150 to run. This includes venue hire, food and drink for the buffet and the raffle prizes. These are some of our most popular events, enjoyed by everyone in our local community. Transpire also has other operational costs like running our phone service, website hosting, book keeping, printed material such as leaflets, insurances and safeguarding checks.

You can help support Transpire in the following ways:

Upcoming Events

Belfairs Bluebells and Birds - Saturday 4th May

Come and join us on a nice gentle stroll through bluebell woods! We will be following the Belfairs 7 wood walk, meeting at the Belfairs Woodland Centre, then following 5.5 mile circuit stopping off for a picnic half way round. Sensible footwear and clothing recommended including any food/drinks you want to bring with you for the picnic. Click here to learn more.

Meet The Creatures - Saturday 11th May @ St Mark's Church

The return of this popular event is your chance to handle exotic animals and reptiles! Spaces are limited and on a first come first served basis! Click here to learn more.

Meet & Eat @ Twenty One - Friday 31st May

Our popular event is back end of May and our events volunteer Megan will also be holding a makeup masterclass. Pop along and learn some essential makeup techniques! The class is open to anyone interested in the subject. Makeup not your thing? Not to worry, you can still mingle as usual and enjoy the free buffet! Click here for details.

June Events

Keep an eye out for further announcements. We have Essex Pride on the 15th June and Transpire is hoping to have our pitch back there again this year.

Other Events From Our Supporters

The following events have been shared by other organisations and groups who support Transpire.

Volunteering with Village Green

Want a career in the arts / events? Would you love to find out what goes into creating large scale events with a music and art programme? Volunteer with Village Green for the opportunity to work back stage, in marketing, stewarding, help to capture the event on film, artist liaison, hospitality and or in other on-site roles! We’re looking for brilliant volunteers to join our festival crew. You can volunteer from January onwards by coming to our monthly meetings or join us for the festival lead-up week and be a part of our team on the event days. You can volunteer as much or as little as you’d like! Anybody aged 14+ very welcome. Signup by clicking here.


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