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More details - Artist's Exhibition & Food Market
Sunday 27th May. 11am - 3pm. FREE ENTRY. This event will host a variety of local artist’s stalls inside. I welcome all types of artistic media from the traditional acrylic artists to the modern digital design work. Outside will see a variety of food stalls.
Hadleigh Old Fire Station, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex
Sun 27 May

More details - Watercolour Workshop with Susan Clare: "Summer Avenue"
The fourth session of HOFS Summer Term 2018 watercolour sessions: enjoy the company of a small, friendly, group of painters, with demos, tips and individual guidance, as needed, from Susan Clare, SAA Professional Artist of the Year 2016.
HOFS (Hadleigh Old Fire Station)
Tue 29 May, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Benfleet & District Philatelic Society Meeting
6Jun: Derek Connell with display "London Exhibitions"; 4Jul: Mark Routh will display "Titanic"; 1 Aug: Jeremy Gaskell will display "Edith Cavell, Queen Astrid and Fernando Poo". Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Robert Herbert (Secretary).
Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet
Wed 6 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 1 Aug

More details - After the Watershed! - An evening of comedy and music
Rayleigh Operatic and Dramatic Society (RODS) present ‘After the Watershed!’, an evening of comedy and music with profits going to The Royal British Legion Rayleigh Club, on the 8th and 9th of June 2018 at the Mill Arts and Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh RODS invite you to join us for a feel good summer...
The Mill Arts & Events Centre, Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex
Fri 8 Jun and Sat 9 Jun

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
The Saar 1935-1948 (Mrs M.A. Thompson). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 11 Jun

More details - The White Garden - Open Garden for NGS
A delightful white garden with 100 David Austin roses, unusual perennials and shrubs nestled into a tiny plot. Shady fernery walk with white hydrangeas, waterfalls, pond and blooms surrounding a lush lawn provide interest all summer long.
The White Garden, Rayleigh
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Lunch Club
Cissy’s get together for a chat and a drink or even tea or coffee
Royal British Legion Club 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Wed 23 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Bingo night
Bingo and Hoy Bingo everyone welcome
Royal British Legion Club 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Wed 23 May

More details - Line Dance with Mick
Mick’s line dance evening no tuition given
Royal British Legion Club 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Fri 25 May

More details - Glen Cooper and his music
Glen Cooper and his music to dance or listen to
Royal British Legion Club 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Sat 26 May

More details - Cheese and wine taster evening
A cheese and wine tasting evening all welcome to come and enjoy
Royal British Legion Club 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Sun 27 May

More details - Tea Dance
Tea Dance with David
Royal British Legion Club 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Sun 27 May

More details - Poker night
John’s poker night
Royal British Legion Club 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Tue 29 May

More details - Two Tree Gallery
Two Tree Gallery is in the main alleyway that links Rectory Grove to Broadway West. Located next to Ten Green Bottles, it is a co-operative of 8 local artists. All the artists live and work locally and share all aspects of running the gallery between them.
11 Rectory Grove, Leigh-on-Sea
Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun

More details - Bedtime Reading Night
Join us at Leigh Library for our Bedtime Reading Night. Bring a pillow and a grown-up to enjoy the stories and games! Suitable for ages 6+
Leigh Library, Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea
Tue 29 May

More details - Ehpps BargainFridays
We are now holding our ‘ Bargain Fridays’ ‘ on the last day of the month. Come along and grab a bargain in our newly refurbished Bric a Brac shop, everything at knockdown prices including Books, Toys, Clothing, Home and Garden, Ornaments and much more.
Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex
Fri 25 May

More details - The Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society
Come and visit us and meet the ponies, pigs, goats, chickens and ducks. Grab a bargain in the newly refurbished Bric a Brac shop. Refreshments available in the information centre. Plenty of parking. We look forward to meeting you.
Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex
Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Family Roller Disco.
We’re delighted to announce that our popular Roller Disco sessions are back at The Place for 2018. Our 3rd Roller Disco session of the year will be on Thursday 31st May, with more dates to be announced. Suitable for the whole family.
The Place Pitsea Leisure Centre Northlands Pavement Pitsea Basildon
Thu 31 May

More details - Skamite
SKA-MITE an Essex Based (Old) Boy Band. The clue is in the Name. Covering the Traditional to the Modern SKA as they see it! As 70s Kids the Two Tone movement had a huge influence on the "Magnificent Eight". This experienced 8 Piece have a blend of sound that fills the room and makes you want to dance.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 8 Jun

More details - The Total 60's & 70's Show by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus
Experience the two greatest decades in rock… with the Total 60s and 70s Show by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Sat 16 Jun

Do You Believe in Fairies? More details - Do You Believe in Fairies?
Do you Believe in Fairies? After popular demand we have decided to re launch this coming May holidays, This is an original adaption inspired by a young girl, who truly wanted to believe. You will embark on a journey with Nanny Violets Grandaughter Lily, who has lost the ability to believe in Fairies.
Nevendon Manor Events, Borwick Lane, Wickford, Essex
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May
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More details - We Remember Joe Cocker
We Remember Joe Cocker. Artists performing: We Remember Joe Cocker .: Tickets avaiable.
Southend Palace Theatre, Southend
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Quiz
Quiz Night - organised by the Thalian Theatre Group. Monies raised will be to fund its November 2018 production of "The Snow Queen" (a children’s play based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson) at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon.
Basildon Post Office Sports & Social Club, Gardiners Way, Basildon (clearly signposted on Gardiners Lane South (which runs between the A127 Mayflower exit and that of Cranes Farm Road).
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Visit the Vulcan Day
A chance to see former Royal Air Force bomber Avro Vulcan XL426 up close at what is a great day out for aircraft enthusiasts and the general public of all ages. Our team will be on hand to give guided tours of Vulcan XL426 and for an additional fee you can climb inside the Vulcan’s cockpit.
London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Shakespeare - A Midsummer Nights Dream
Have you ever seen a Shakespeare Play before? Well, this one is only one hour long and only has one act!!! The touring company ’This is my Theatre’ are performing this ’one-off’ short play A Midsummer NIght’s Dream inside Old Vange Church on Saturday 2nd June at 2:30pm.
All Saints Church, London Road, Vange, Basildon
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Charity Rock Day in support of HARP
Fabulous charity rock day featuring tributes to Oasis (Shoasis), Bon Jovi (Just Jovi) and Muse (Musek). Also appearing: The Most, The Stents, The Small Wonders, Smudger and The Show Choir, all in support of HARP - Southend’s local homeless charity. Licenced bar and food. Tickets £15 / £20 on the door.
Southend Rugby Club, Warners Bridge Park, Sumpters Way, Southend
Mon 28 May

More details - PREVIEW where LIVE MUSIC lives
3 weeks to VOTE for the Preview ‘Blue Angel Awards Each week a Guest Artiste PLUS a Showcase of other great acts in a variety of styles 4th MARTIN McNEILL The legendry blues man, brilliant guitar, fantastic slide and great harp & vocals ******** 11th First Guest Spot WHEN RIVERS MEET A brilliant duo
REAR of THE RNA CLUB (You DO NOT have to be a member of the RNA) 73-79 East Street. Prittlewell, Southend.
Fri 25 May

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Southend: 1914-1918
Our Museums Education Lecturer will study three key themes surrounding Southend during the war: women, air raids, and POWs & "aliens". We will analyse the cause, nature and consequences, of these themes in detail.
Beecroft Art Gallery, Beecroft Centre, Victoria Avenue
Sat 26 May

More details - Storm Warning
Storm Warning are one of Britain’s most talented and well respected Blues acts and have earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best and individual blues bands.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 25 May

More details - Greg Coulson Band
An accomplished Pianist and Hammond player, Greg is also a gifted guitarist and singer/songwriter specialising in Rhythm & Blues. In 2010, at the age of 19, he joined the legendary two- tone band The Selecter.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon. Basildon, Essex
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Ash Wilson Band
Drawn to the Blues music his parents introduced him to, artists such as Muddy Waters, Son House, Eric Clapton and Albert King, it became obvious to Ash that his ambition as a 14 year old was to become a great Artist like his heroes. Early in his career he co-founded East Midlands based Blues band The Melt aged 16.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 8 Jun

More details - The Feelgood Band
These guys have been causing a real stir on the circuit with their raw energy and very authentic take on the early Dr. Feelgood years. They are becoming one of the most sort after acts on the circuit, in particular in the South East where Dr.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Jive Night - 50s Record Hop
Come along and dance Jive and stroll at the 50s Record Hop. Everyone welcome - all types of jive are welcome. Playing rock n roll music from the 50s and current rock n roll bands. Lovely dance floor - car park bring your own drink. Soft drinks provided.
Ashingdon & East Hawkwell Memorial Hall Ashingdon Road Rochford
Wed 23 May

More details - Basildon Race for Life
On Sunday 17th June 2018, Basildon Race for Life will bring thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. Race for Life 5k is great for all ages.
Gloucester Park, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Fathers Day MotorFest + Family Fun Day
DADS GO FREE WHEN YOU BOOK ONLINE Around every corner Father’s Day goers can expect to find those little unexpected touches that truly make it a special day out.
Barleylands Rd, Billericay
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Tracking & Field Signs
Turn wildlife detective to learn how to spot the tell-tale signs of elusive wildlife in a variety of habitats.
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Food & Drinks (Members’ displays). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Basildon & Billericay French Circle
Talk in French by Thierry Viennois "un petit tour de certaines expressions a la mode". Hear about expressions which are an important part of the French language, how they develop, evolve, and disappear.
The Fold (Billericay Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
Irish Life (P. Wood). Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 31 May

More details - Coalhouse Kite Making
Make a kite to fly in the park! Optional easy kite art for 3-5 years. No need to book in advance, just turn up and pay in the onsite café Last tickets sold at 3.30pm
Coalhouse Fort Princess Margaret Road East Tilbury
Mon 28 May and Tue 29 May

More details - Healing Hearts Spiritual Centre
An Evening of Clairvoyance, Private one-to-one readings £7 (Tarot and Angel cards), Psychic Surgery by donation only with Healing Hearts Psychic Surgeons limited slots between 6-8pm , crystal jewellery & other Stalls, Luxury raffle £1, FREE refreshments including cakes, biscuits and freshly baked sausage rolls .
BULPHAN VILLAGE HALL Church Road, Bulphan, Nr Upminster, London, Essex.
Tue 22 May

More details - Healing Hearts Psychic Surgeons . (Located Nr London.)
Healing Hearts Psychic Surgeons are a unique group providing the most powerful spiritual healing available anywhere. Our Psychic Surgeons all have high energy Psychic Surgeon guides who are able to work with them and independently.
BULPHAN VILLAGE HALL Church Road, Bulphan, Nr Upminster, London, Essex.
Thu 24 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul

More details - Furzelea - Open Garden for NGS
A Victorian house surrounded by a garden designed, created and maintained by the owners to provide all year round interest. The colour coordinated borders and beds are enhanced with topiary, grasses,and climbers. April starts with thousands of tulips followed by Alliums.
Furzelea, Danbury
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Peacocks - Open Garden for NGS
5-acre garden with mature native and specimen trees. Restored horticultural buildings. Series of garden rooms including Paradise Garden, Garden of Reconciliation, Alhambra fusion. Long herbaceous/mixed border. Temple of Antheia on the banks of a lily lake.
Peacocks, Margaretting
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Exorcism by Don Taylor
A 1970’s housewarming dinner party descends into terror in this supernatural thriller by Don Taylor Dan and Margaret have come to spend the weekend with Rachel and Edmund in their renovated seventeenth-century labourer’s cottage.
The Parish Hall, Maldon Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Wed 6 Jun to Sat 9 Jun

More details - Bomb Disposal!
A special trail highlighting the Royal Engineers’ role in the investigation and disarming of explosive devices including special demonstrations from the Museum’s “Wheelbarrow Mk 7” robot. Included in standard admission prices.
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Half-Term Family Activities - Zulu Warrior!
Join us this holiday and transform yourself into a Zulu warrior in our family-friendly drop in events inspired by our fascinating collections. Tuesday 29 May –Zulu shields Design your own personalised shield to identify your regiment.
Royal Engineers Museum Prince Arthur Road Gillingham
Tue 29 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Brentwood Choral Society Summer Concert
Our summer concert is a celebration of British folk song, including John Rutter’s cycle of folk song settings - The Sprig of Thyme, as well as other traditional folk songs. Refreshments and a programme are included in the ticket price.
Hutton and Shenfield Union Church, Roundwood Ave
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 5K - Gillingham
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is women, young women & children uniting with one purpose, to raise valuable funds for Cancer Research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
Great Lines Park Great Lines Gillingham
Sun 27 May

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