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More details - Recent Paintings by Sylvia Paul
Sylvia Paul will be exhibiting her recent paintings in oils and mixed media collage. Running alongside her exhibition is "Wild" a touring show of textile art by the group Art Textiles: Made in Britain. Sylvia is a member of this group and her textile art will also be part of their exhibition.
The Minories Galleries, 74 High Street, Colchester
Today to Sat 2 Mar

More details - Bring Back Chainmail & Boom Busters
An evening of two brand new pieces of theatre. Bring Back Chainmail. A piece of devised theatre featuring live combat, music, home-made costumes, and gingerbread knights. Chivalry isn’t dead.. as far as self appointed Squire Tom is concerned. Medieval Knights can still exist, and why shouldn’t they?
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Today and Thu 21 Feb

More details - Keith Bird and Linda Luckin Exhibition
February Art Exhibition at the Window Gallery featuring paintings by Keith Bird and Pottery by Linda Luckin Cover Picture by Keith Bird The Window Gallery has a new exhibition of local art every month. Pop along any time of day or night to view the exhibition from the street.
26 Broomfield Road Chelmsford Essex
Today to Sat 2 Mar

More details - Wild by Art Textiles: Made In Britain
Wild is the third exhibition from Art Textiles: Made In Britain. It is currently touring England after its successful launch in 2018 at Festival of Quilts, at the NEC. It is the first time Art Textiles: Made in Britain has exhibited at The Minories in Colchester and the first time in this part of the country.
The Minories Galleries, 74 High Street, Colchester
Today to Sat 2 Mar

More details - Gillian Wearing: Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere – The Making of the Millicent Fawcett Statue for Parliament Square
Firstsite is delighted to present Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere, an exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s recently-unveiled statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, situated in Parliament
Firstsite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester
Today to Thu 11 Apr

More details - Holiday Activity Week
Multi-activity days include sessions in the following areas art & craft, dance & drama, cookery, science and multi-sports. Trips to local area during the longer holidays. All children aged 4+ years and over are welcome.
The Oaks Activity Centre, Collier Row Road, Romford
Today to Fri 22 Feb

More details - Stamp Club Meeting
French Oceanic Establishments. Organised by Goodmayes Philatelic Society. Organiser contact: Geoff Mallett (Programme Secretary). Potential new members welcome.
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes

More details - Annual Exhibition: By Leigh-on-Sea Camera Club
A vibrant photography exhibition featuring a range of photographic prints will soon be arriving in the Forum Southend. Be sure to stop by the Forum Space to enjoy this varied exhibition. Leigh on Sea Camera Club was first formed in 1929 and is still going from strength to strength today.
Southend Central Library at The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea
Today to Tue 26 Feb

More details - Little Shop of Horrors
For the misfits of Skid Row, life is full of broken dreams and dead ends. But there’s hope on the horizon for flower shop assistant, Seymour, when he discovers a mysterious new plant with killer potential.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Today to Sat 23 Feb

More details - Wickford Wildlife Society - Talk on Alien Water Plants
Dr Ken Adams will talk about the invasion of the UK by Alien Water Plants. Ken Adams has been documenting the spread of alien water plants in Essex for the last 40 years and their impact on the extermination of our native water plants and clogging up of our waterways.
St. Andrews Church Hall, 11 London Road, Wickford

More details - Dragons - Open Garden for NGS
A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife. Sumptuous colour-themed borders with striking plant combinations, featuring specimen plants, fernery, clematis,and grasses. Meandering paths lead to ponds, patio, scree garden and small vegetable garden.
Dragons, Chelmsford

More details - Sun Catcher Mobile Workshop
Come along and have fun and make new friends at our sun catcher mobile workshop.Get creative in a relaxed fun enviroment.Learn how to make an eye catching sun catcher to take home and wow family and friends with. For more details contant Michelle Pickett email -
Epping forest district council training room (next to sports centre)

More details - Lunchtime Chamber Recital
Lunchtime Chamber Recital - Tiffany Hore, flute (Upminster, Essex)
St Laurence Parish Church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster
Thu 21 Feb 19

More details - Friendship Salt Dough Craft Making And Jewellery Making Workshop
Why not join in the fun with our friendship salt dough and jewerlley making workshop.Learn how to make exciting friendship inspired jewerlley and much more! Come along and make new friends in a fun relaxing enviroment.You will take home handmade decorations to show off to your friends and family.
Epping forest district council training room (next to sports centre)
Thu 21 Feb 19

More details - Stamp Club Meeting
Air Mail (display by members). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Organiser contact: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 21 Feb 19

More details - Junior Farm Experience
Do you want to try out life on the farm? We are holding mini-farm experiences of 90 minutes for the budding farmer in your life. You will have the opportunity to help feed the pygmy goats, alpacas and chickens. Some time will be spent “mucking out” or cleaning out one of the animal enclosures.
Blackwater Alpacas & Pygmy Goats Bradwell Braintree
Thu 21 Feb 19 and Fri 22 Feb

More details - Evening of Clairvoyance with Medium Christine Argent
The Oakes Spiritual Centre, a special evening of clairvoyance with Medium Christine Argent on Friday 22nd February 2019 doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start admission only £4.
emerson park community centre, slewins lane, hornchurch, essex
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - Skids
Skids + support. Artists performing: Skids.: Tickets avaiable.
Chinnerys, Southend, Southend on Sea
Fri 22 Feb 19

BRENTWOOD 35s to 60s PARTY for Singles & Couples - Friday 22 February More details - BRENTWOOD 35s to 60s PARTY for Singles & Couples - Friday 22 February
35s to 60s Party Nights for Singles and Couples with top DJ playing your favourite club classics ‘80s to date. The place to drink, dance, socialise and meet new people. At Ashwells Country Club, Ashwells Road, Bentley, Brentwood CM15 9SE.
Ashwells Country Club, Ashwells Road, Bentley, Brentwood
Fri 22 Feb 19
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More details - The Bohemians
The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70’s and the Magic of the 80’s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - Quiz Night
Quiz night with Gary and his team come and see how much you know
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - PREVIEW where LIVE MUSIC lives
PREVIEW is a FREE ’Live Music’ Showcase now running for 33 years. It’s a friendly atmosphere with stage, lights & good surround sound. Each week we feature a guest artiste & 10 other Great Acts # 8th MARTIN McNEILL A brilliant blues artiste, superb guitar, slide, harp & vocals.
Downstairs at the REAR of THE RNA CLUB 73-79 East Street Prittlewell, Southend
Fri 22 Feb

More details - Bit of a Do!
A ’Bit of a Do’ is in aid of St. Andrew’s church repair fund & St. Clare’s Hospice. There will be various items for sale, including books, puzzles, cards and gifts. Stalls to try your luck at, including a Raffle and Tombola. And plenty of refreshments, such as soup, rolls, tea, coffee and cakes.
Church Hall, ALTHORNE Fambridge Road / Burnham Road
Sat 23 Feb 19

More details - Sea Shanty Performance by London Sea Shanty Collective
Immerse youself in the sounds of the sea with this feast for the ears. The London Sea Shanty Collective is a community choir of 25-30 singers based in Hackney, London.
Southend Central Museum & Planetarium, Victoria Avenue
Sat 23 Feb 19

More details - Open Days - Every Saturday - Two Tree Gallery
Co-operative art gallery run by 8 local artists in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea. Come and browse watercolours, acrylics, glass, photography, prints, cards, oils and meet the artists!
11 Rectory Grove, Leigh-on-Sea
Sat 23 Feb, Sat 2 Mar, Sat 9 Mar

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