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Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical

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A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical Book and Lyrics by Jake Brunger Music and Lyrics by Pippa Cleary A
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Billet Lane RM11 1QT
Today to Sat 21 May, Tue 24 May to Sat 28 May

Ink on Tour

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This selection of the best short plays from the INK Festival 2022 provides a thrilling night of East Anglian entertainment.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT
Today

Loughton Astronomical Society

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Dr Aayush Saxena: Early JWST data. The Loughton Astronomical Society is the home of all things astronomical in West Essex. Guests are always welcome; just drop in to one of our Thursday meetings.
Scout Hall, Loughton Lane next to the Cricket Club. CM16 7EJ
Today

FREE choir singing lesson with the Brentwood/Ingatestone Rock Choir

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If you are pondering whether there is a 'pop or gospel choir near me' then you may be interested in the local Brentwood Rock Choir.
Main Hall - Brentwood County High School, Shenfield Common, Seven Arches Road, Brentwood CM14 4JF
Today

FREE choir singing lesson with the Chelmsford Rock Choir

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Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? Come along to a FREE singing taster session run by local Essex choir leader Adam Henrikson.
The Chase Hall, Beaulieu Community Centre, Beaulieu Square, Centenary Way, Chelmsford CM1 6AU
Today

Santus Circus 2022 Harlow

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Santus Circus 2022 Harlow Santus Circus brings an action-packed spectacle to town for their new 2022 show. Featuring thrills, skills, and comedy from a talented international company.
The Showground, Allende Avenue, HARLOW CM20 5QG
Today to Sun 22 May

Annette Evans

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Annette Evans local artist displays her unusual style of painting close up views of flowers in oils on large canvases
The Driftwood Gallery at Photovogue, 145c Connaught Avenue, Frinton-On-Sea CO13 9AH
Today to Sat 28 May

Ceroc Partner Dancing

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Just to let you know that adult dance classes take place each week in Upminster. The next class is at The New Windmill Hall - all Beginners welcome - it's really easy to get started as the...
New Windmill Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster RM2 5XA
Fri 20 May, Fri 27 May, and more dates until Fri 1 Jul

Stamp Club Meeting (Colchester)

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20 May: Members' displays and Social evening. 17 June: Members' displays and Social Evening. Meeting of Colchester & District Philatelic Society. All welcome to visit.
Room 6, Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester CO1 2LR
Fri 20 May, Fri 17 Jun

Songs of Love and Life

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The Amoroso Choir was formed in 2018 to bring together like-minded local singers who enjoy creating harmony.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT
Fri 20 May

Wildlife Walk at Rainham Marshes

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Join our fabulous team for a winter walk at Rainham Marshes, as we take you on a wonderful wildlife walk around the marshes.
Rainham Marshes nature reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ
Fri 20 May, Sun 22 May, Fri 17 Jun, Sun 19 Jun

Moverons - Open Garden for NGS

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Tranquil 4 acre garden in touch with its surroundings and enjoying stunning estuary views. A wide variety of planting in mixed borders to suit different growing conditions.
Moverons, Brightlingsea CO7 0SB
Sat 21 May and Sun 22 May

79 Royston Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

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A 55 x 19ft urban garden with over 600 different varieties of plants - a great many in containers, inc collections of hostas, acers, heucheras and sempervivums.
79 Royston Avenue, Chingford E4 9DE
Sat 21 May and Sun 22 May

Tyber & Pete from The Dualers

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Tyber & Pete from The Dualers Tickets avaiable.
Chinnerys Southend, Southend on Sea SS1 2EJ
Sat 21 May

Stop Messin About, A celebration of Kenneth Williams

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A night of fun and laughter as the late, great Kenneth Williams takes to the stage. Retelling some of the wonderful stories from his life. Filled with songs, this is a biographical cabaret.
Headgate Theat, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT
Sat 21 May

we are handmade Summer Craft Fair

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FREE ENTRY Returning to Foakes Hall for a 12th year, our summer we are handmade fair will feature over 30 makers and artists selling a variety of beautiful crafts and art.
Foakes Hall, Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DG
Sat 21 May

Crab & Winkle Country Music Club

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Live Country Music Artists/Bands once a month for Line & Freestyle dancers or to just sit & listen & enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Tea, coffee & refreshments available + licensed bar.
Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road CO7 0LG
Sat 21 May

May Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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Come and enjoy my garden at May Cottage, a quintessential English country garden and although relatively small, there is much to see.
May Cottage, Frinton-On-Sea CO13 0DU
Sat 21 May, Sat 25 Jun

Life Arts Mind Body Spirit and Wellbeing Festival, 21 - 22 May 2022

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Life Arts Mind Body Spirit and Wellbeing Festival, 21 - 22 May 2022 Chelmsford City Racecourse will host again the Life Arts Mind Body Spirit and Wellbeing Festival - a 2 day event being held from 21 - 22 May 2022, 9.45am to 5pm both days.
Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford CM3 1QP
Sat 21 May and Sun 22 May

Diesel Day

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Unlimited rides on a diesel train. Large model railway layout. Working signal box, Travelling Post Office carriages, shop and large free car park. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks available.
Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sat 21 May, Sun 22 May, Sat 28 May

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