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More details - Bourne Mill - Bourne Mill Discovery Tour - Grinding the Grain
Join volunteer Richard for a short talk and tour looking at how Bourne Mill was converted into a corn mill. Richard will explain how the machinery worked as part of the milling process. A welcome cup of tea or coffee and a piece of shortbread will be in. Booking Essential. Phone: 03442491895.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester,
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Displays by Steve Clayton and Maureen Evans. Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Tudor Roost - Open Garden for NGS
An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden. Well manicured grassy paths wind round island beds and ponds. Densely planted subtropical area with architectural and exotic plants - cannas, bananas, palms, agapanthus, agaves and tree ferns surround a colourful gazebo.
Tudor Roost, Colchester
Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Open Garden for charity
An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden. Well manicured grassy paths wind round island beds and ponds. Densely planted subtropical area with architectural and exotic plants - cannas, bananas, palms, agapanthus, agaves and tree ferns surround a colourful gazebo. Over 100 Clematis.
18 Frere way Fingringhoe
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May

More details - The Foreigner
What does a shy Englishman do when visiting a fishing lodge in Georgia? In this hilarious farce, Charlie, proofreader by day and boring husband by night, pretends to be a foreigner who doesn’t understand English.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 23 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Little Brown Mouse
Join the Little Brown Mouse as she takes on a journey of epic proportions on her way to her best friends wedding. I wonder who she will meet along the way? A fun filled play with familiar songs performed by a very energetic group of children.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 27 May

More details - The Rise and Fall of Little Voice  by 	Jim Cartwright
This Olivier award-winning comedy written by Jim Cartwright tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger-than-life mother Mari.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 30 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - The Dream
The Dream Written and Adapted by Annie Vasconcelos based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream An imaginative and fun filled musical from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. Join familiar characters as they venture through the woods whilst the fairies get up to mischief!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 3 Jun

More details - UCC Film Music Concert
A showing of degree student’s work from BA (hons) Film Music and Soundtrack Production with BA (hons) Music Education programme and support from staff. The concert will include musicians and sampled music for media. Suitable for 12+
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Make 'Em Laugh
An evening of laughter and fun as this talented young cast from Starz brings you their favourite comedy sketches, songs and stories by some of the UK’s best comedy writers including Monty Python, Victoria Wood, Rowan Atkinson, Andy Hamilton and many more!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Jeeves and Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense'  by 	The Goodale Brothers
It was all Bingo’s fault. I was telling him about a frightful weekend I spent risking my life in pursuit of a silver cow creamer and he said "You should be doing this on the stage!" So here I am, Jeeves in tow. I mean....how hard can it be?
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 13 Jun, Sat 16 Jun

More details - The Britishness Project
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present The Britishness Project, a groundbreaking exhibition that investigates notions of Britishness through art making.
Firstsite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester
Today to Sun 17 Jun

More details - Popaganda
Cuckoo Farm Graduate Award Winner Thomas Dilloway in his first solo exhibition
The Minories Galleries, 74 High St, Colchester
Today to Thu 24 May

More details - Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale Colchester
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales where parents sell their preloved toys, clothes and equipment for babies and children under 6.
St Helena School, Sheepen Road
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Kids Camp at Leisure World Colchester
A full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 1-6, which includes swimming as a core part of the day’s activities. Ideal for working parents.?9am-3pm (£26) or 8am-5.30pm (from £31). Book before 29 April to get the Early Bird Discount 8am-5.30pm (£25).
Leisure World Colchester Cowdray Avenue Colchester
Tue 29 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Trampolining at Leisure World Colchester
Get jumping and learn trampoline basic moves. Suitable for 3-11yrs. Online booking is now available colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/colchester/kids/17176-2/
Leisure World Colchester Cowdray Avenue Colchester
Tue 29 May

More details - Base Camp at Leisure World Colchester
A full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 7-11. Ideal for working parents.Different activities everyday including fun in the Leisure Pool, trips to Ten Pin, Escape Rooms and Rollerworld, multi sports and trampolining. 8am-5.30pm (£31).
Leisure World Colchester Cowdray Avenue Colchester
Tue 29 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Bubble Rush 2018
St Helena Hospice Bubble Rush event promises a fun-filled bubbly day for the whole family! This run features a 5k course with four Bubble Stations along the route where our cannons pump out coloured bubbles.
High Woods Country Park, Turner Road, Colchester
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Spring Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
From Acteas to Zauschenerias and Aressima to Zebra grass we hope our large variety of plants will please. Our award winning garden features a range of styles and habitats e.g. woodland dell, stumpery, Mediterranean area, perennial borders and pond.
Spring Cottage, Colchester
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Music at Moverons - Colchester Chamber Choir - Saturday 9th June, 3pm
Join Colchester Chamber Choir for their next musical adventure in the beautiful gardens of Moverons, Brightlingsea, a wonderful landscape of flowers and shrubs, walled gardens, woodland, ponds and wild areas overlooking the Colne Estuary.
Moverons Garden, Brightlingsea, Essex
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Understanding Heathland Management
Characteristics, history and development over the centuries of lowland heath habitat, in particular of Essex heaths, will be described. The related wildlife will be summarised. Attention will be paid to succession, positive and negative influences and the resulting need for continual management.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Ancient & Veteran Trees
This course looks at ancient & veteran trees- why they matter, what they are and how to care for them. Led by Macbraden Bones at Abbotts Hall Farm. One day course in identification , importance and conservation of veteran/heritage trees and their unique place in the British landscape.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Mersea Island Food, Drink & Leisure Festival
FREE parking and entry. Savour the Flavour of Island Life! The Festival is a celebration of local food and drink; a showcase for talented artists and local performers. It’s fun for all the family with free craft activities and workshops.
Essex Outdoors Mersea, Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Crab & Winkle Country Music Club
Live "Country" Bands/Artists once a month for Line & Freestyle Dancers or to just sit & listen & enjoy the music & atmosphere. Everyone Welcome. Tea coffee & rolls available + licensed bar. All proceeds to Charity, This month, we have the popular Duo - "Kickin’ Country"
Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Aldham Open Gardens
Approx. 15 Gardens Open, large and small. Dedham Arts Group holding an arts exhibition in Aldham Church. Light refreshments in The Village Hall from 12.30 p.m. plus teas served in certain gardens, and cake and plant stalls. There will also be a Free Minibus around the Gardens.
Aldham, Colcester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Horkesley Hall - Open Garden for NGS
8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house in mature parkland setting. 2 lakes, one with jungle walk. Unusual, ancient and enormous trees. Largest ginkgo tree outside Kew. Walled garden, snowdrops, wild flower garden, blossom, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas.
Horkesley Hall, Colchester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Wormingford Flower Festival
Wormingford, Annual Flower Festival at St Andrew’s Church which takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, May 26th, 27th and 28th this year. Our subject this year is ‘Up London Town’ celebrating things connected with Londion, which gives our team of flower arrangers lots of scope!
Saint Andrew’s Church, Wormingford (off B1508 between Colchester and Sudbury)
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Nayland Church Fete
This is a wonderful traditional fete with side shows including zippy dipper, bouncy castle, splat the rat, and coconut shy, stalls including plants, books, vintage, DIY/Tools.
Nayland Playing Field, Church Lane, Nayland
Mon 28 May

More details - Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Nayland, Colchester
Come and enjoy a day of pampering at our Holistic Fair near Ipswich. Indulge yourself with a choice of therapies, holistic services, a reading with one of our tarot or mediumship readers.
Nayland Village Hall, Church Ln, Nayland, Colchester.
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Flatford - Flatford Nature Day
Go wild and get a little dirty at Flatford’s Nature Day. A 3 wild passport will get you pond dipping, bug hunting and the chance to make natural crafts. This event is organized in partnership with the Field Studies Council, the RSPB and the Dedham Vale. Booking Not Needed.
Flatford, Flatford, East Bergholt,
Tue 29 May

More details - Flatford - The West Bergholt Concert Band:  A Concert for Constable
Enjoy this rousing performance by the fabulous West Bergholt Concert Band. Big band classics will be mixed with music from across the decades. The concert will take place on the lawn of Valley Farm, so you can bring a picnic or buy nibbles and enjoy mus. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Flatford, Flatford, East Bergholt,
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Music at the Mill – Flatford concert by West Bergholt Concert Band
For great music in a beautiful setting on a summer’s afternoon, grab a blanket and come along to Valley Farm Flatford for a concert by West Bergholt Concert Band, and join in their anniversary celebrations #40YearsOfMusic.
Valley Farm, Flatford
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Flatford - Flatford Ramble - Along the Essex Way
Let one of our experienced guides lead you on a 3.5 hour (7mile) walk across the Dedham Vale to Lawford and then along the Essex Way path to Dedham. On the way, you will be able to enjoy far reaching views across the Dedham Vale and discover more about t. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 2491895. Children are welcome.
Flatford, Flatford, East Bergholt,
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Charity Open Gardens in Aid of RNLI
Magnificent Gardens, with displays of Azaleas, Rhododendrons, woodland walks, a formal rose garden, a pond with waterfall and water lilies, a sensory garden and a walled kitchen garden.
The Hall, Tendring
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May
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More details - Praise in the Park
Games and free picnic followed by a time of worship suitable for all the family.
The Recreation Ground, The Chase, Kelvedon, Colchester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Fellowship Meeting 2pm - 3.30pm
ALL welcome to attend. June’s meeting will be our AGM followed by a strawberry tea/coffee and time to chat with others. Come along to the main hall at the United Reformed Church, Kelvedon and join us. Tel: Gwyn Pegram 07875 109472
United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Havendell - Open Garden for NGS
Set in acre, this garden lends itself to a cottage style. A garden of many surprises from the glory of roses including the rambling rector ( a must to see) to a vast collection of Hostas and a sub-tropical section. Don’t miss the mini stumpery in this ever evolving garden.
Havendell, Maldon
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Brantham Annual Garage Sale 2018
Benefiting Nepal Children’s Trust and the St Elizabeth Hospice Saturday Jun-16th 9.30am – 3.00pm Open garages selling items throughout the village. Look for the balloons and signs throughout Brantham the A137.
New Village, Brantham, Suffolk , UK
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Secret Gardens of Mistley
The residents of Mistley are opening their gardens again - this year there will be some new, previously not seen gardens as well as a "Find the Swans" treasure hunt. A fun day out for all the Family
Mistley
Sun 10 Jun

SUNDAY MARKET St.OsythBeach Sunday Market SAILOR BOY More details - SUNDAY MARKET St.OsythBeach Sunday Market SAILOR BOY
Held every sunday throughout the summer from the week before Easter untill the end of october,this popular general market selling a vast amount of goods including CLEARANCE BARGAINS ladies and gents fashions,Guns and ammo..
Hutleys Caravan Park, ST.OSYTH BEACH,St.Osyth,Clacton on sea
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sun 22 Jul
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More details - Grange Barn - Hamlet
Join the fabulous Three Inch Fools as they perform one of Shakespeare’s most famous and influential plays in the dramatic setting of Coggeshall Grange Barn. Bring and chair and a picnic.
Grange Barn, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Colchester
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Coggeshall Open Gardens - Ponds, Pools & Puddles
This year Coggeshall’s gardeners invite you to share the magic of "Ponds, Pools and Puddles" when we open our gardens on Sunday, 3rd June from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Come and explore woodland gardens, riverside gardens, tiny gardens and formal gardens.
Coggeshall
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Bures Open Gardens
A variety of up to 20 village gardens open in and around Bures, including Bures Mill and Highfields Farm. This year’s event will have a dragon theme. There will be an art exhibition in St Mary’s Church, cream teas from 2-5pm as well as cake and book stalls.
Bures
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - The Cold War 1945-1989
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this exhibition by Epping Forest District Museum explores one of the most important ideological and political conflicts of the twentieth century.
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun, Wed 6 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Wed 13 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun

More details - Camera Obscura
The reading room on the roof of the Tower will become a camera obscura for the weekend, come and see what it is like to be inside a camera. Understand how the renaissance painters discovered perspective and how Fox Talbot created photography.
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Spy from the Tower out to Sea
Free Family Fun drop in workshop Inspired by our current Cold War exhibition join artist Alison Stockmarr and design your own personalised telescope or binoculars.
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Creative Net: Fluidic Acrylics
Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided. Liquid acrylics and surprising additives; with dirty pours, string pulls, and finishings advice. Make stunning art without a paintbrush!
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Paycocke's - A Midsummer's Night's Dream Outdoor Theatre
Join the fabulous Three Inch Fools as they perform one of Shakespeare’s most magical plays in the gorgeous setting of Paycocke’s Garden. Bring a picnic and a chair and let the fairies delight.
Paycocke’s, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester,
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Paycocke's - Spinning Demonstrations
Meet our talented and informative spinners as they demonstrate the skills that built Paycocke’s House. Booking Not Needed.
Paycocke’s, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester,
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sun 5 Aug

More details - National Animal Welfare Trust - Fun Day & Dog Show
Our biggest event yet raising funds for our cat & dog rehoming centre - National Animal Welfare Trust, Clacton. Displays & Have-a-go by Tendring Agility Group. Fun Dog show with 14 classes - rosettes & prizes to be won.
Parish Fields, Plough Corner, Harwich Road, Little Clacton
Sat 26 May

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