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More details - Saffron Walden "Emporium"
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall, Market Day. FREE ENTRY. Crafts, collectables, fossils etc., etc., "You never know what you might find". Stallholders required. 3ft, 6ft and 9ft tables available
Saffron Walden Town Hall.
Today

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Competitions. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Today

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.
Today

More details - 8 Dene Court - Open Garden for NGS
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden (250sq yds). Owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor (now retired). Circular lawn, long pergola and walls festooned with roses and climbers. Large selection of unusual clematis.
8 Dene Court, Chelmsford
Today, Thu 28 Jun, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust Coffee Morning
Tea/coffee and biscuits can be taken in a lovely cottage garden or in the cottage parlour. The Heritage & Railway museums will be open. Sales table with plants, bric-a-brac and books.
Railway Crossing Cottage, Station Approach, Frinton
Today, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul

More details - Wildflower Identification
A training session learning how to identify wildflowers with the aid of books and keys. The day will include time for a field visit to look at varying habitats. The day is suitable for complete beginners who wish to know more about the wildflowers around them, and for those who want to improve their skills.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Today

More details - You Can't Beat A Woman
’You Cant Beat A Woman’ - A Heritage Lottery Project Exhibition A multidisciplinary exhibition recounting the story of the founding of refuges in East Anglia and East London for women suffering domestic violence.
The Minories Galleries, 74 High St, Colchester
Today to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Walton Maritime Museum
The museum records Walton’s close association with the sea and its impact on the town’s social history.
The Old Lifeboat House East Terrace Walton
Today to Sun 29 Jul

More details - Heart and Soul Walk
Weekly walk around the beautiful countryside in Coggeshall every Wednesday morning. We meet in the car park at The Woolpack, Church Street at 9.45 for a 1 hour walk followed by coffee and biscuits. All walking abilities welcome, dogs on leads.
The Woolpack, Church Street, Coggeshall
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 18 Jul, Wed 25 Jul

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 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun

More details - Lunch Club
Sissy’s lunch club come and chat with others like you with a drink if you wish
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun

More details - SEN - Day Centre Hub
We currently run twice weekly SEN Day Centre Hub. The SEN Hub is a day service provision at Zinc offering a variety of leisure, educational, social, health and well-being activities and opportunities for individuals with special educational needs from across the region.
Zinc, Great Stony, High Street Ongar
Wed 20 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Wed 4 Jul, Mon 9 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Mon 16 Jul, Wed 18 Jul

More details - Goodmayes Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting. Organised by Goodmayes Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Cliff Cashman (Secretary).
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Monty Python’s Spamalot
Join IODS Productions as they set musical theatre back a thousand years! Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is a new musical, lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 motion picture MONTY PYTHON and the HOLY GRAIL, from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones,...
Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford
Thu 21 Jun to Sat 23 Jun

More details - Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win
After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!
West Cliff Theatre, Clacton
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Fiji (C.W. Mead). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Simply Singles
On the first and third Thursday of every month we meet for a drink and lively conversation. If you are in your 50s 60s or 70s, come along and meet up with like-minded singles who enjoy good company and making new friends. Join us for meals, cinema, theatre trips walks etc.
Horse & Groom, Rayne Road, Braintree
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Thu 2 Aug

More details - Summer Solstice Stride
Starting from Anglia Ruskin University at 6:30pm, walk with us into the sunset along picturesque routes through parks and along the rivers of central Chelmsford. Choose from a 5km or 10km walk. Refreshments will greet you upon your return to the University. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and Diabetes UK.
Starts at the Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Comedy Night
Join our Comedy Club for a night full of laughter. We have a brilliant line-up. Get your friends together for drinks, food and a night full of live comedy!
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Summer Concert directed by John Seeley MA BA Music
John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group present a Summer Concert An evening of Jazz and Popular tunes Thursday 21st June 2018 - 8pm to 10pm Free admission and refreshments Free parking Raffle
Main Hall, St. Michael and All Angels Church, 62 Leigh Rd, Leigh-on-Sea
Thu 21 Jun

More details - The Seven Deadly Sins
Join Colchester Operatic Society on a musical journey inspired by The Seven Deadly Sins. Their summer concert contains a feast of well-known songs from the musicals, together with a selection of classic pop numbers. Renowned for their fantastic chorus work and beautiful harmonies ...
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Thu 21 Jun to Sat 23 Jun

More details - Loughton Astronomical Society
Public and Members  –   : Solar observing +Qtr Moon/Jupiter then Saturn. 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.
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Midnight Walk 2018
Everybody loves a good party, the bigger the better, that’s why we thought St Helena Hospice are inviting ladies and GENTLEMEN to help us celebrate 10 years of Midnight Walking! In previous years many of our participants have chosen to walk 3 or 7.
Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Richard Digance - Not Bad For His Age Tour 2018
Following last years ’sell out’ Golden Anniversary Tour, Richard is back on the road again with a brand new show, telling stories and singing songs from his new album, Once Upon A Time.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Luther & Soul Night
Relive the nostalgia of Luther with this emotive tribute. With his warm, rich voice and charismatic performance, this is an artist who has created a tribute full of love and devotion. Food Served from the Menu Licensed Bar Serving Drinks Free Parking This event is held inside in the main hall.
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Fri 22 Jun

More details - PREVIEW where LIVE MUSIC lives
PREVIEW is a FREE ’Live Music’ Showcase now running for 34 years. It has a friendly atmosphere with stage, lights & good surround sound. Each Friday a GUEST plus a Showcase of other great acts in a variety of styles **** 1st SIMON ROUTH A great guitarist/singer with passion.
REAR of THE RNA CLUB (You DO NOT have to be a member of the RNA) 73-79 East Street. Prittlewell, Southend.
Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

More details - Evening of Clairvoyance with Medium Charlie Kelly
The Oakes Spiritual Centre, a special evening of clairvoyance with Medium Charlie Kelly doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start admission only £5.
emerson park community centre, slewins lane, hornchurch, essex
Fri 22 Jun

BASILDON 30s to 50sPlus PARTY for Singles & Couples - Friday 22nd June More details - BASILDON 30s to 50sPlus PARTY for Singles & Couples - Friday 22nd June
30s to 50sPlus party nights for singles and couples with top DJ playing your favourite club classics 70s to date. From 8.30pm till 1am at Ye Olde Plough House, in The Monks Barn, Brentwood Road (A128), Bulphan, nr Basildon, RM14 3SR.
Ye Olde Plough House, The Monks Barn, Brentwood Road (A128) Bulphan, nr Basildon
Fri 22 Jun
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More details - Glow-worms: Ecology, Habitat Management & Surveying
Glow-worms are one of the most intriguing beetles, with their green glow a magical feature of summer evenings throughout the UK. Come and learn about the lifecycle and ecology of Glow-worms and find out how to actively manage habitats to increase their numbers.
Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Come and meet Paw Patrol at Festival Leisure Park 23rd June 11am - 4pm
Get ready for your own adventure as four of the heroic Paw Patrol members Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rubble will be ready to save the day on Saturday 23rd June. The pups will be appearing in intervals from 11am - 4pm.
Festival Leisure Park Festival Way Basildon Essex
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Steel Magnolias
This play is about six women in a beauty parlour in a Parish called Chinquapin, Louisiana. The show spans over three years and involves the staff and customers that engage in small-town gossip and you see a deep strength and purposefulness emerge when Shelby - a diabetic - dies following a kidney transplant...
Vestry Studio Theatre, St. Michael’s Lane, Braintree
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Open Gardens
Open Gardens in Layer de la Haye. Fourteen gardens are open from 11 am to 4 pm. To enter a garden or for information, contact Rachel 07979 851955.
The village of Layer de la Haye
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Summer Fair - North Ockendon Church
Come along to see our lovely Grade 1 listed church and enjoy the afternoon. Cake Stall Bring and Buy Sale Book Stall Refreshments Raffle ...and games for the children (outside weather permitting)
St Mary Magdalene Church & Hall, Church Lane, North Ockendon
Sat 23 Jun

More details - The Blues Brothers Experience
Attention theatre-goers... Local law enforcement are on the look out for two men dressed in black suits, hats, ties and sunglasses... They’re here and they’re on a mission, the incredible BLUES BROTHERS EXPERIENCE - one of the UK’s No.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Social Cycle Rides
Bring you family and join us for a cycle ride in nature! Explore the RSPB Rainham Marshes Riverwall, and discover the wildlife and the amazing views! We will be exploring and enjoy wildlife, and playing lots of games along the way!
Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Europe in Harmony
A concert celebrating the diversity of European choral music whilst illustrating the influence of Italian 16th and 17th century music, in particular the madrigal, and a shared love of the Partsong by British and other European composers.
St John’s Church, Church Lane, Loughton
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Pop-up Summer Tea Party - All Saints Church, Vange
In conjunction with the Churches Conservation Trust, the ’Friends of All Saints Church’ are organizing a Pop-up Summer Tea Party to be held at All Saints Church on the 23rd June 2018 between 11am and 2pm. Come along and share your local stories.
All Saints Church, Vange, Basildon
Sat 23 Jun

More details - An Introduction to the Study of Bumblebees
Bumblebees are an appealing, small group of insects that often attract those not otherwise drawn to the study of insects. Species diversity can be used as an indicator of habitat quality and several species are of conservation concern nationally.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Sat 23 Jun

More details - 3 Pound Gate - Open Garden for NGS
Third of an acre plant lovers garden reinvented in 2010 and an ongoing project. Borders packed with an eclectic mix of perennials and shrubs for all year round interest including Iris, hemerocallis and hostas in abundance. All punctuated by numerous shrub roses.
3 Pound Gate, near Great Dunmow
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Burnham Art Trail 2018
For nine days 23rd June - 1st July - local artists take over Burnham on Crouch, Essex. A must-do event in the arts’ calendar Burnham art trail has built an impressive reputation for the quality of work on show, innovative events and a friendly welcome.
Burnham on Crouch town
Sat 23 Jun

More details - St Helens - Open Garden for NGS
A garden of contrasts due to moist and dry conditions, laid out on a gentle Essex slope from a former willow plantation. These contours give rise to changing vistas and unanticipated areas of seclusion framed with hedging and generous planting. Walkways and paths alongside natural springs and still waters.
St Helens, Stebbing
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Keith James
Live music to listen or dance to in our large ballroom
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Nature in the Gardens
Another of our main season open days, come and Join us to learn about the wildlife in the Gardens. Locally sourced bacon and cheese rolls will be available until 2.15pm or until they run out! Homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks will be available until 4.30pm.
The Gardens of Easton Lodge
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Burnham on Crouch Art Trail - Art on the Quay
Additional free event for Burnham Art Trail - Art on the Quay where you can meet art trail artists and see demonstrations. 11am - 3pm. More events happening during art trail week visit www.burnhamarttrail.co.uk
Burnham on Crouch town
Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Fudlers Hall - Open Garden for NGS
An award winning, romantic 2 acre garden surrounding C17 farmhouse with lovely pastoral views, across the Chelmer Valley. Old walls divide garden into many rooms, each having a different character, featuring long herbaceous borders, ropes and pergolas festooned with rambling old fashioned roses.
Fudlers Hall, Chelmsford
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Thornwood Village Open Gardens
raising money for St Clare Hospice. 9 gardens and Parish Allotments open for viewing. Also - raffle, tea and cakes, cheese and wine , quiche lunches, and competitions - best scarecrow and a decorated pebble in a pot competition.
THORNWOOD COMMON
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Barnards Farm - Open Garden for NGS
So much to explore! Climb the Belvedere for the wider view and take the train for a woodland adventure. Spring bulbs and blossom, summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot. ’Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky enhance and delight.
Barnards Farm, Brentwood
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Hornchurch Jazz Club
The Jack Clifford Swingtette. Another wonderful end to the month with an evening of traditional and jazz standards from the Swingtette. Jack blowing clarinet and alto sax leads his ensemble with rhythm section of regulars Alan Clarke drums and Roger Curphy bass.
Hornchurch Conservative Club, 25 North Street, Hornchurch
Sun 24 Jun

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 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Braintree Choral Society - June Concert
‘SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY?’ Light Music with Tea and Cake Conductor: JANETTE RUOCCO Following a very successful Spring concert, come and enjoy a programme of light music by Shearing; Rutter; Chilcott; Lindberg et al. with poetry. The price includes light tea and cake after the concert.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Braintree
Sun 24 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 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug
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More details - Nuclear Challenge
A fantastic one off event - Take the opportunity to try the obstacles at the Nuclear Races site. It will be a fun, wet and muddy experience. Come and celebrate the start of Summer, end of GCSEs or just come along and enjoy. For the bravest there is the Death Slide and Zip Wire are you up for it?
Event Village, Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Codebreakers Escape Room
The country’s only escape room set onboard a train! A fun, challenging, and immersive experience Gather a group of friends, family or work colleagues to help the intelligence agency retrieve a secret file and ‘Escape the Room’. You have one hour… will you locate the “Chappel Dossier” in time?
East Anglian Railway Museum, Wakes Colne
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Miraflores - Open Garden for NGS
An award-winning, medium-sized garden described by one visitor as a ’Little Bit of Heaven. A blaze of colour with roses, clematis, pergola, rose arch, triple fountain with box hedging and deep herbaceous borders. See our ’Folly’, exuberant and cascading hanging baskets...find our Secret Door.
Miraflores, Witham
Sun 24 Jun

More details - 73 Layer Road - Open Garden for NGS
A town garden approx 27 ft x 125 ft with a winding gravel path dissecting the area into smaller spaces. Mature trees and shrubs provide areas of deep shade, opening into brightness. Colour themed borders contain a wide selection of perennials including phlox, day lilies, clematis,salvias and veronicas.
73 Layer Road, Colchester
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Chippins - Open Garden for NGS
Artist’s garden and plantaholics’ paradise packed with interest. Springtime heralds irises, hostas and alliums. Stream, with wildlife pond and Horace the Huge! Summer hosts an explosion of colour with daylilies and rambling roses. Later dahlias, salvias and exotics.
Chippins, Bradfield
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
An Evening with Mac Nunn. Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 25 Jun

More details - Poker Night
John’s Poker Night
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Tue 26 Jun

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 26 Jun

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Up to 16 sheets (Members’ displays). Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 26 Jun

More details - Summer Picnics & BBQ Garnish Art
Summer Picnics & BBQ Garnish Art is a very creative workshop which will help give you the skills needed to create great centre pieces for your tables.Get creative with fruit & veg and turn it into art for summer picnics & BBQ garnishes and serving baskets. All fruits and vegetables and equipment will be provided.
Epping forest district council training room (next to sports centre)
Tue 26 Jun

More details - 3Foot People Festival
Chelmsford City Council is delighted to announce that the hugely popular 3foot People Festival will make a return to Chelmsford this summer. Three days of fun will descend onto the scenic grounds of Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June 2018.
Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 26 Jun to Thu 28 Jun

More details - Wedding Open Evening
Come to our wedding open evening and experience all that Maylands Golf Club has to offer. We welcome you with a glass of bubbles and you will be free to explore our grounds, meet our wedding planner and other fantastic suppliers who can enhance your big day! This free event is not to be missed!
Maylands Golf Club, Colchester Road, Romford
Wed 27 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 27 Jun, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Wed 8 Aug

More details - Our House
Have you ever wondered how one decision will affect the course of the rest of your life? Joe Casey’s life is split in two when he has to decide which path to choose; good or bad? Featuring a collection of Madness hits including Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and, of course, Our House!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 27 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

The Taming of the Shrew More details - The Taming of the Shrew
Romford Summer Theatre’s annual open air Shakespeare in the pretty Rockery setting of Raphael Park. This year’s play is popular comedy ‘The Taming is the Shrew’. NB This is an open air event - bring suitable clothing, rugs and mosquito repellent!
The Rockery, Raphael Park, Romford
Thu 28 Jun to Sat 30 Jun, Thu 5 Jul to Sat 7 Jul
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More details - Loughton Astronomical Society
Professor James Hough   : The Gravitational Universe. 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.
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
Harry Sheldrake Competition – Letters U and V. Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 28 Jun

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 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Thu 23 Aug

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
Letter V (Members’ displays). Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Butterfly Identification & Recording
This course is aimed at people who are interested in volunteering to take part in butterfly monitoring in Essex as part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The course will cover butterfly ecology, identification of common Essex species and butterfly surveying using the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme methodology.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Thu 28 Jun

More details - The Buster James Band
Formed in the Early ’70’s, Buster James Band came out of the British rock and blues scene. Playing to great crowd reaction, they supported many top name groups from that era.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 29 Jun

More details - The Essex Soul Collective
60’s & 70’s Northern Soul Motown & RnB
Ambleside Social Club Ambleside Drive Southend on Sea Essex
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Keeway - Open Garden for NGS
Large, mature country garden with stunning views over the R Crouch. Formal terraces surround the house with steps leading to sweeping lawns, mixed borders packed full of bulbs and perennials, formal rose and herb garden with interesting water feature. Further afield there are wilder areas, paddocks and lake.
Keeway, nr Burnham-on-Crouch
Fri 29 Jun, Wed 4 Jul

More details - The Story of Guitar Heroes
“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!
West Cliff Theatre, Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Ron Sayer Jr with Charlotte Joyce
Ron Sayer Jr. is the consummate ‘Guitarist’s guitarist’. As a trained music teacher, having influenced the learning curves of the likes of Oli Brown, Sol Philcox, The Sharps & Mark Howes of Dove & Boweevil, he’s now a mainstay on the UK blues circuit.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Chipfest at Chipping Hill Primary School
The Friends of Chipping Hill School annual Summer event ChipFest is back…and it’s even bigger and better than last year!!
Owers Road, Witham
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Mum2mum Market Baby and Children's Nearly New Sale Chelmsford
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales. At our Chelmsford sale we will have around 40 stalls of high quality, nearly new items and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents.
Hylands School, Hatfield Grove, Chelmsford
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Honesty Over Silence Book Launch
Join us as we officially launch Patrick Regan’s 5th book, Honesty over Silence, it’s ok not to be ok.
The Royal British Legion The Village Great Waltham
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Colour5k Colchester
Whether you’re a casual walker or regular runner, want some fun or just to raise money for charity, you will love this event. Runners come from all different backgrounds and have one thing in common, they love fun! It’s the most colourful fun run you’ll ever do, with a different colour zones at each kilometre.
Ardleigh Showground Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh, Colchester
Sat 30 Jun

More details - East Hanningfield annual summer village fete
Lots of family fun at our traditional village fete. Entertainment from the village children, live music, a children’s entertainer, games galore, a bonnet parade. Take a ride on the Floden scale model steam wagon. A variety of stalls with White Elephant, Tombolas, pin ball, Catch the Ducks and lots more.
East Hanningfield village hall and field , off the Chase, The Tye ,East Hanningfield
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Paul Jerome Singer
Live music to listen or dance to in our large ballroom
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Sat 30 Jun

More details - An Audience With Jeffrey Holland
Jeffrey is probably best known for his portrayals of Spike in BBC TV’s Hi-De-Hi! and stuffy footman, James Twelvetrees in the hugely successful, You Rang M’Lord. Other television credits have included such greats as Dixon of Dock Green, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Are You Being Served?
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Kintsugi Hope Sponsored Walk
Join us for our family-friendly fun afternoon sponsored walk through the beautiful Essex countryside, taking in some picturesque villages and some of the Essex Way while raising money for Kintsugi Hope, a charity that seeks to create safe and supportive spaces for those suffering from mental and emotional health
Gt Waltham Church, The Village
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Burnham on Crouch Open Gardens
There are 8 gardens open, all of various sizes and designs. One garden is based on a Japanese garden & another is a third of an acre with a natural lake. Two of the gardens will be serving refreshments. Programs with the garden locations shown are on sale at St.Mary’s Church, Burnham on the day.
Church Road, Burnham on Crouch.
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Jazz on a Summer Evening
Come along and enjoy great music in the lovely environment of the RHS Hyde Hall gardens. Stroll through the gardens and listen to the music! This is the eleventh year the Wickford Rotary ’Jazz on a Summer Evening’ will be held at Hyde Hall.
RHS Hyde Hall, Westerns Approach, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Hornchurch Jazz Club
Christine and the Stackyard Stompers. Playing 1920s classic jazz, led by Christine Woodcock on trombone and vocals, the Stackyard Stompers pay tribute to the jazz greats King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Clarence Williams.
Hornchurch Conservative Club, 25 North Street, Hornchurch
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Literature Luvvies!
Annual Summer show featuring, Plays, Sketches written by the cast and Songs all based on famous Literature, from DOT Productions Youth Groups.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Little Myles - Open Garden for NGS
A romantic, naturalistic garden full of hidden features, set in 3 acres. Full borders, meandering paths to Beach Garden, Perennial Prairie border, Exotic Jungle around elephant, monkeys and giraffe. Fountains, sculptures and tranquil benches.
Little Myles, Brentwood
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Hilldrop - Open Garden for NGS
This garden is not all about roses! It is a wild flower and wildlife paradise. Since building our turf roof house in 1995 we have trialled waste materials to grow plants and mimic brownfield habitats as well as getting plants and soils onto buildings and urban infrastructure.
Hilldrop, Stanford-le-Hope
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Summer Fair
Come along to our special 15th Birthday Summer Fair on Sunday 1 July. This year’s event is set to be our best yet, welcoming the local community to our grounds for a brilliant day of fundraising and lots to enjoy for all the family.
Haven House Children’s Hospice
Sun 1 Jul

More details - 37 Turpins Lane - Open Garden for NGS
An unexpected hidden, magical, part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space. An oasis of calm with densely planted rich, lush foliage, tree ferns, hostas, topiary and an abundance of well maintained shrubs complemented by a small pond and 3 water features designed for yr round interest.
37 Turpins Lane, Chigwell
Sun 1 Jul, Sun 29 Jul

More details - 37 Turpins Lane - Open Garden for NGS
An unexpected hidden, magical, part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space. An oasis of calm with densely planted rich, lush foliage, tree ferns, hostas, topiary and an abundance of well maintained shrubs complemented by a small pond and 3 water features designed for yr round interest.
37 Turpins Lane, Chigwell
Sun 1 Jul, Sun 29 Jul

More details - Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding it’s usual monthly open day. This open day has train rides (usually steam) for all the family. The train rides will be on our 7¼ inch outside railway for 50p a ride (£3 all day pass) and refreshments available. Children positively encouraged.
Adjacent to North Side of Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Hatfield Forest - The Stort 10 and 5 Mile
Bishop’s Stortford Running Club bring one of the South East’s best races to Hatfield Forest.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Art of the Garden Party
Part of Harlow Festival 2018 Join us as we welcome many of the town’s performing arts groups into the museum gardens for a free afternoon of song, music and dance Bringing Harlow Alive at Harlow Museum www.science-alive.co.uk www.heart4harlow.org.uk
Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens, Muskham Road
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Wendens Ambo Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
3 Church Path, quintessential cottage garden adjacent to historic church set behind a chocolate box thatched cottage. Terraced garden with mixed shrubs, perennials, beautiful clematis and roses. Hidden vegetable garden and fruit trees. Katies Millennium Wood, 10,000 trees planted as whips in 2000 2001.
Wendens Ambo Gardens, Saffron Walden
Sun 1 Jul

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 1 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sun 5 Aug

More details - An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham
Ronnie’s aim is to reconnect members of the audience with friends and loved ones in the spirit world, and to pass on what they want to say. Often the communication includes snippets of information that although seemingly trivial to most of the audience, are highly significant to the recipient. Sceptical?
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Mon 2 Jul and Tue 3 Jul

More details - Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
Seen by over 22 million people worldwide; book now for the most successful rock and roll show of all time! ‘The show you will never forget’ - Daily Mail ‘Joyous! I love this show’ - Sunday Express ‘This show is an absolute must. If you haven’t seen the brilliant musical Buddy yet, buy your ticket now!
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Tue 3 Jul to Sat 7 Jul

More details - Goodmayes Philatelic Society Meeting
By Sea and Air (Members’ displays). Organised by Goodmayes Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Cliff Cashman (Secretary).
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Beginners Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies
Aimed at those of you that wish to know more about these fascinating species that are proving increasingly popular. You will be able to understand the life of dragonflies and their importance as an indicator of a healthy environment.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Wed 4 Jul

More details - The Punchbowl Restaurant - Open Garden for NGS
Found in the village centre next to the church, this garden offers a mixture of mature shrubs and trees and coloured themed herbaceous borders. Lawns and paths lead through entertainment spaces littered with animal sculptures. With a small pond and plenty of seating the garden is accessible to wheelchairs.
The Punchbowl Restaurant, Chelmsford
Wed 4 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Hatfield Forest - The Tempest
A great open-air Shakespearian love story. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return with this play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love, considered to be the last play Shakespeare wrote alone. The Tempest examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Thu 5 Jul

More details - Grease
The rock ’n’ roll musical of all time, Jim Jacob’s and Warren Casey’s 1950’s musical is brought to Witham by the award winning Essex Group.
Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham
Thu 5 Jul to Sat 7 Jul

More details - Jericho Cottage (Megarry's Antiques & Teashop) - Open Garden for NGS
Small walled wildlife, woodland garden with mature trees, shrubs, bamboos, palms and ponds. Historic Romany Vardo and Victorian Glasshouse.
Jericho Cottage (Megarry’s Antiques & Teashop), Ingatestone
Thu 5 Jul, Thu 19 Jul

More details - Loughton Astronomical Society
Dr Renske Smit   : The Very First Stars & Galaxies. 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.
Thu 5 Jul

More details - Summer Celebration - formally known as the Stepping Stones Grand Summer Ball
Black tie or smart casual fundraising event in aid of Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group, a Colchester based charity and non-profit making group supporting children 0-19 years of age with additional needs in a tots group, fully integrated nursery and after-school clubs for children with challenging
The Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits
Open Sesame! Discover a treasure-trove of fun and laughter as witty writer Craig Hawes gives the timeless tale a twist in this mystical musical comedy! So, slip on your sandals for some sandy silliness as we take a thrilling carpet ride with Ali Baba and his crazy camel on an amazing Arabian adventure!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Fri 6 Jul and Sat 7 Jul

More details - Basildon MRC Exhibition
25+ model railway layouts. Trade support and demonstrations. Refreshments and free car parking. Wheelchair friendly. FOR 2015 ONWARDS NOW 2 HALLS.
James Hornsby School - Leinster Road, Laindon, Basildon
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Summer Market
Annual Summer Market 1pm-4pm. Range of stalls including gifts, avon, bbq, Face painting and Bouncy castle. Licensed bar and tea counter on site. Fun for all the family.
Wick Community Centre, Silva island Way, Wickford, Essex
Sat 7 Jul

Summer Evening Jazz in the gardens of Ingatestone Hall More details - Summer Evening Jazz in the gardens of Ingatestone Hall
Rotary Club of Ingatestone is holding this popular Open Air Jazz Concert - now in its 22nd year. In aid of Alzheimer’s Society and The Not Forgotten Association and Rotary causes. Featuring The Jive Aces - The U.K.’s No 1. Jive & Swing Band and The Salty Town Six.
Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Ingatestone
Sat 7 Jul
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More details - National Garden Scheme Open Garden
The garden is approached through an ivy covered gateway leading onto a colourful patio area and many pots, urns & hanging baskets, a large conservatory ideal for tea and cakes if the weather is inclement Circular steps lead onto a lawn area which has as its centrepiece a pond encircled by borders stocked with water
Tudor Roost 18 Frere Way Fingringhoe
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Trinity Road Primary School Summer Fete
FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Have unlimited goes in our Inflatables Area featuring Fun Fair assault course, Pole Joust, Mega Drop Slide & Bouncy Castle’s. Visit & explore the Fire Engine and Police cars.
Trinity Road Primary School, Trinity Road, Chelmsford
Sat 7 Jul

Magic at the Barn More details - Magic at the Barn
Witness the best incredible illusions, mind-blowing impossibilities, award-winning magic and comedy from the last 15 years of MAGIC AT THE BARN. Guaranteed entertainment for all the family! Featuring multi-award winning magician & member of the Magic Circle Oliver Tabor.
Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul
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More details - Circle Trail
Can you answer all 10 questions and find all the circle-shaped objects? Suitable for all ages.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Thu 19 Jul to Sat 21 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Sat 28 Jul

More details - AmDram Is Murder
Fancy being a detective for a night? The Dragon Theatre Company invites you to test your detective skills with an interactive evening of drama, intrigue and murder. Witness the mystery unfold and interrogate the suspects in this theatrical battle of wits. Questions, clues, coffee and cake!
St George’s Hall, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill
Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Homemade hour
Come along and enjoy our homemade cake stall, stop and enjoy a cup off tea or coffee and make some new friends.
Great Holland Village Hall, Manor Road, Great Holland.
Sat 7 Jul

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
Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Summer Market and Fun Day
Our annual summer market and fun day. There will be a wide range of market stalls in our main hall with bouncy castle, face painter, St. Luke’s tombola and merchandise stall, BBQ, hook the duck, lucky dip, craft activities in and around the garden area.
The Wick Community Centre, Silva Island Way, Wickford
Sat 7 Jul

More details - EACH Heroic Obstacle Course 2018
Are you ready to be HEROIC? 5km - The Ultimate Challenge. Run, crawl, jump and drag yourself to victory! Face a range of obstacles including a double see-saw, half pipes, a tyre run, barbed wire crawl and a few surprises!
Lower Farm, Brightlingsea
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Hornchurch Jazz Club
Paula Jackman’s Jazzmen. Local jazzeress Paula Jackman blowing clarinet leads her Jazzmen. The six-piece jazz band with the usual front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone play their very own brand of Dixieland jazz as well as traditional jazz.
Hornchurch Conservative Club, 25 North Street, Hornchurch
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Rainbow Markets Nearly New Sale
Buy nearly new baby, children’s and maternity clothes, equipment, books, toys, prams and furniture. Brand names in great condition. Save £££s on new high street prices. Why not book a stall?.. Have a summer clear out and sell your no longer needed baby, childrens and pregnancy items.
West Maldon community centre, Sunbury Way, Maldon
Sun 8 Jul

More details - 262 Hatch Road - Open Garden for NGS
A formal frontage with lavender. An eclectic rear garden of around an acre divided into ’rooms’ with themed borders, several ponds, three green houses, fruit and vegetable plots and oriental garden.
262 Hatch Road, Brentwood
Sun 8 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - HRCC Vintage Fair 2018
Back for it’s 9th year, our ever popular Vintage Fair is returning to the beautiful Cressing Temple Barns for a great day out for all the family.
Cressing Temple Witham Rd Cressing Braintree
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Washlands - Open Garden for NGS
Charming one-acre country garden surrounding a former farmhouse,with good views over rolling countryside. A former horse pond features a beach with landing stage. Rose garden, wide herbaceous, shrub and woodland borders, hidden walks and opportunities to sit and relax. Alpines, grasses and alliums.
Washlands, Sible Hedingham
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Sokol (A.J. and Mrs. L. Bosworth). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 9 Jul

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
Tue 10 Jul

More details - Long House Plants - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful garden - yes, but one with a purpose. Long House Plants has been producing home grown plants for more than 10 years - here is a chance to see where it all begins! With wide paths and plenty of seats carefully placed to enjoy the plants and views.
Long House Plants, Romford
Wed 11 Jul

More details - Epping Race for Life
On Wednesday 11th July 2018, Epping 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.
North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Epping
Wed 11 Jul

More details - Loughton Astronomical Society
Malcolm & Jonathan  –   : Summer Skies. 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.
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Chelmsford
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
Christ Church 164 New London Road Chelmsford
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Bad Influence
Bad Influence bring their gutsy R&B style of blues back to the club for another very welcome return visit.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon Basildon, Essex
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Sense and Sensibility
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society.
National Trust Flatford, East Bergholt, Colchester
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Allo Allo Comedy DIning Event
Enjoy an evening of great food and comedy with this Allo Allo Comedy Dining event
The Essex Golf & Country Club, Earls Colne, Colchester
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Heritage Live presents Here and Now: Back to the 80's! at Audley End
Here And Now – Back To The 80s - at Audley End House & Gardens on Friday 13th July brings together icons of the 80’s for back to back performances of their best loved hits. The line up is as follows: Jason Donovan, Midge Ure, Five Star, Hot Chocolate, Altered Images, T’Pau and Toyah Wilcox.
Audley End House & Gardens, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden
Fri 13 Jul

More details - 69 Rundells - Open Garden for NGS
As featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s first ’Love Your Garden’ series (’The Secret Garden’) 69, Rundells is a very colourful, small town garden packed with a wide variety of shrubs, perennials, herbaceous and bedding plants in over 200 assorted containers.
69 Rundells, Harlow
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Kids’ birdwatching club
One for the young wildlife lovers - join us on these special days held once a month to explore the reserve through the seasons, watching and learning about the birds that visit and live here. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book - just turn up and we’ll see you there!
Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex
Sat 14 Jul, Sat 18 Aug, Sat 8 Sep

More details - CRAFT SHOW  at Tendring Hundred Show.  The GUILD OF ESSEX CRAFTSMEN MARQUEE
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen are delighted to have their own marquee at The Tendring Show, Manningtree, Essex Come along and see the talented artists and craftsmen and artists and who will be exhibiting and selling their handmade arts and crafts, some demonstrating .
Tendring Hundred Show, Lawford House Park, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Loxley House - Open Garden for NGS
On entering the rear garden you will be surprised and delighted by this town garden. A colourful patio with pots and containers. Steps up onto a circular lawn surrounded by hedges, herbaceous borders, trees and climbers. 2 water features, one a Japanese theme and another with ferns in a quiet seating area.
Loxley House, Brentwood
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Heritage Live presents Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre + Louisa at Audley End
Together on one stage, Girl Power comes to Historic Audley End House & Gardens - Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre And Louisa on Saturday 14th July. 14th July is a red-letter day for all fans of pop as Audley End hosts a sensational triple bill featuring Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre, and Louisa.
Audley End House & Gardens, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Braintree Macmillan Fund Raising Group -  Boogie in the Marquee
Macnillan Cancer Support - Boogie In The Marquee Venue marquee in Bocking , Nr Braintree, Essex. (Full address supplied on entry ticket ) Ticket £15 – per person including food.
Full address is supplied on tickets
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Epping Flavour of the World
is likely to be abuzz when the colourful International World market "Flavours of the World" sets up a stall in the town. The Market company touring of the UK annually for over two decades, Savoir Fayre’.
High Street, Epping
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Summer Birds Guided Walk
There will be a walk which will include the shingle ridge and at least one hide which overlooks a creek and a scrape, where we may expect to see both small and shore birds. Led by Bob Seago at Colne Point Booking is essential. To book a place please contact us on 01621 862960 or Reception@essexwt.org.uk
Colne Point
Sat 14 Jul

More details - 40th Anniversary Concert - West Bergholt Concert Band
West Bergholt Concert Band celebrates their 40th Anniversary with a “40 Years Of Music” concert at St Botolph’s Colchester, featuring Film, Show & Big Band music from the band’s earliest days right up to new arrangements of music by Shostakovich and Ed Sheeran.
St Botolph’s Colchester
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Our Native Trees
Native woodlands and the way they have been managed are an often-overlooked aspect of our history. The course will begin with an introduction to and history of native woodlands, looking at what defines a native tree and moving on to the state of our woodlands in the present day.
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Stifford Clays Primary School Summer Fete
Summer Fete and BBQ The school field hosts our annual event, with inflatables, games, stalls, raffles and refreshments. Fun for all the family.
Stifford Clays Primary School, Whitmore Avenue, Grays, Essex
Sat 14 Jul

More details - 262 Main Road - Open Garden for NGS
The garden comprises of 185 metres of island beds and borders sited on acre. Some of the borders are elevated from the house resulting in steep banks which provide a different and interesting aspect. Salvia, dahlia, hedychium, brugmansia peak in the summer months.
262 Main Road, Hockley
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 19 Aug

More details - Barleycorn Fayre
Folk Music, Talks & Workshops, Nature & Ecology, Green Spirituality, Country Crafts
Museum of Power, Langford, Maldon, Essex
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Barleycorn Fayre
Celebrate the Summer Harvest at the Museum of Power’s Barleycorn Fayre. Featuring contemporary and traditional folk music all day. Live folk song and tune session in the museum all day. Country crafts and heritage agricultural display Pony rides Fairy village and tea room open
Museum of Power Langford Maldon
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Hatfield Forest - Music on a Summer's Afternoon performed by Dunmow Wind Band
Dunmow Wind Band bring their great sound to Hatfield Forest. Enjoy a selection of great pop, jazz, film, show, big band and traditional songs played by Dunmow Wind Band on brass, woodwind, guitars, keyboard and drums. An open air concert near the Caf. Booking Advisable. Phone: n/a. Children welcome.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Hornchurch Jazz Club
Iris Harmon and Her Boys. Iris and ‘Her Boys’ returns to the club by popular demand. Iris sings old and new jazz numbers in her own inimitable style. The Hornchurch Conservative Club is a comfortable air conditioned venue with a dance floor, drinks at club prices, wheel-chair access and car parking.
Hornchurch Conservative Club, 25 North Street, Hornchurch
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Elwy Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Tucked away in the gentle Essex countryside, the glorious garden at Elwy Lodge offers a welcome that is hard to beat.
Elwy Lodge, Woodham Walter
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Heritage Live presents 2Cellos + special guest Tokio Myers at Audley End
Superstar Croatian cellists 2CELLOS will deliver a very special performance at Audley End House & Gardens on Sunday 15th July 2018. The event will culminate in a spectacular fireworks finale. Very special guest for the show will be winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017, Tokio Myers.
Audley End House & Gardens, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden
Sun 15 Jul

More details - 24 Hyde Lane - Open Garden for NGS
Nestled in a leafy lane you will find a little piece of Asia, which has been developed over last 3 years. We wanted the same feel that we had experienced on our holidays to Bali, as we had fallen in love with Architectural forms of the type of plants that we saw there.
24 Hyde Lane, Chelmsford
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Mum2Mum Market Nearly New Sale Harold Hill
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales. At this sale in Harold Hill we will have 25 stalls of high quality, nearly new items and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents. Want to sell?
Harold Hill Community Centre, Gooshays Drive
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Colchester Race for Life
On Sunday 15th July 2018, Colchester 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.
Lower Castle Park, High Street, Colchester
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Saffron Walden "Emporium"
Upstairs in the Town Hall, FREE ENTRY. Crafts, collectables, fossils, etc., etc., "You never know what you might find". 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saffron Walden Town Hall.
Tue 17 Jul

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
An Evening with a Founding Member (J. Snoding). Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Tue 17 Jul

More details - My Fair Lady
Don’t miss this chance of seeing ’My Fair Lady’ at the Headgate Theatre produced by Platform Musicals and Plays a group renowned for producing good quality shows.
14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 18 Jul to Sun 22 Jul

More details - Loughton Astronomical Society
LAS Members and Guests  –   : Bring and Buy Sale. 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.
Thu 19 Jul

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
The History of an Irish Family (J. Rawlins). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 19 Jul

More details - Second-hand Book and DVD Sale
Our popular second-hand DVD and Book Sale returns! Books are 50p each or 3 for £1 and DVDs start from just £1! Our stock covers most genres, including books and DVDs for children.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Thu 19 Jul to Sat 21 Jul

More details - 8 Dene Court - Open Garden for NGS
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden (250sq yds). Owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor (now retired). Circular lawn, long pergola and walls festooned with roses and climbers. Large selection of unusual clematis.
8 Dene Court, Chelmsford
Thu 19 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug

More details - Rapture Gaming Festival
Rapture Gaming Festival. Artists performing: Rapture Gaming Festival.: Tickets avaiable.
Charter Hall, Colchester
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting and Competition. Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Purple Zeppelin
New Show for 2018! They blow the roof off every time we have them, so we can’t wait to have them back again!
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Aynsley Lister
We are very fortunate to have secured the services of one of he most sought after acts on the circuit, ahead of extensive European dates later in the year. One of the finest acts to have graced our stage, we welcome back Aynsley Lister for his sixth visit to the club.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Introduction to Insects
Do you know your insects from your arachnids? Or your molluscs from your earthworms? Invertebrates are incredibly diverse and sometimes difficult to identify. Join Rory Dimond on this beginner’s course outlining the major groups of invertebrates in the UK and how to separate them.
Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Brentwood Children's Literary Festival
The Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival celebrates the world of books, with lots of exciting author events. This year’s schedule includes: The Beano; writing and illustration workshops; lots of interactive author events and more.
Brentwood Theatre, Knights Way Centre, Shenfield Parish Hall, Chicken and Frog Bookshop
Sat 21 Jul to Sat 28 Jul

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 -" Jonny & Lynnette"
Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Songs of the Silver Screen
Havering Singers present an evening of well known songs from film scores for a Summer’s evening. Light refreshments will be served after the concert, free of additional charge.
St. Peter’s Church, Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Traditional New Orleans Jazz
Concert of tradional New Orleans Jazz played by "NEW ORLEANS HEAT"
St. Margarets Church, Toppesfield, Halstead
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Quirky & Collectable pop up Vintage Sale
Once again, Quirky & Collectable are popping up with our annual vintage sale in Shrub End, Colchester. Our ever expanding assortment of interesting, unusual and unique items will be available for sale throughout the day, along with homegrown plants and items to adorn your homes and gardens.
The Laurels, 117, Shrub End Road, Colchester.
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Animal Aid Festival
Very popular family festival with live bands, singers, craft stalls, kids entertainments, rides, dance troupes, craft stalls, dog competitions , raffles, auction, food outlets, drink, licensed bar .........and more
Herongate Cricket Green, Brentwood, Essex
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Orienteering
Come and try orienteering for all the family. Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society are organising a fun event for all the family, suitable for all ages from 0-90. You will be given a map and 30 minutes to find as many controls in the park as you can.
Castle Park, Colchester (look for the banner near the cafe)
Sat 21 Jul

Havering Tribute FEST! 2018 More details - Havering Tribute FEST! 2018
Local mental health charity Havering Mind is proud to announce a brand new music experience for ESSEX: The Havering Tribute FEST 2018!
Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster
Sat 21 Jul
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More details - Marks Hall Garden and Country Show 2018
If you go down to the woods at Marks Hall, Coggeshall you are sure of a big surprise. On 21 and 22 of July 2018 the arboretum, gardens and grounds will be transformed into a huge venue for the Garden and Country show.
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum Coggeshall
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - POP UP Photo Display
Come and look at some old Photographs of Vange and the surrounding area, courtesy of Basildon Heritage. Doors will be open 11am - 2pm on Saturday 21st July 2018 Enjoy a refreshing cuppa & some home made cake, in this lovely old church.
All Saints Church, London Road, Vange, Basildon
Sat 21 Jul

More details - World War II Open Day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge
An opportunity to explore the World War II history of the Gardens and estate; and commemorate the men and women who lost their lives. There will be a variety of historical displays and stalls and we will be welcoming back "Perfect Vintage" a 1940’s vocal duo who are a firm favourite of the gardens.
The Gardens of Easton Lodge
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Band in the Park
Halstead Town Council are hosting a free event. Come and see the Essex Concert Band, bring a chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy a pleasant Sunday afternoon
Halstead Public Gardens, Trinity Street Halstead
Sun 22 Jul

Wings & Wheels Family FESTIVAL 2018 More details - Wings & Wheels Family FESTIVAL 2018
We are very thrilled to see the return of our Wings & Wheels event for its 4th year! Loads of things to see and do including: -100s of classic and interesting cars & bikes on display -Military Vehicles and exhibits on display -Light aircraft flying in and on display -Children’s funfair and other...
Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster
Sun 22 Jul
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More details - Chelmsford Race for Life
On Sunday 22nd July, Chelmsford 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.
Hylands Park, Greenbury Way, Chelmsford
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Brightlingsea Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Three very interesting and contrasting gardens to enjoy in the unique and ancient maritime town of Brightlingsea. Sandy Hook boasts a raised rose bed, dahlias, penstemons and salvias, with a small woodland stream and a sheltered White Garden.
Brightlingsea Gardens, Colchester
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Hornchurch Jazz Club
George Tidiman’s All Stars. George leads his band of stars. Another great session of foot-tapping traditional jazz and George’s jokes and humour. The Hornchurch Conservative Club is a comfortable air conditioned venue with a dance floor, drinks at club prices, wheel-chair access and car parking.
Hornchurch Conservative Club, 25 North Street, Hornchurch
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Kids Camp
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. Book online at colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/holidayfun
Leisure World Colchester Cowdray Avenue Colchester
Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul, Mon 30 Jul to Fri 3 Aug, Mon 6 Aug to Fri 10 Aug, Mon 13 Aug to Fri 17 Aug, Mon 20 Aug to Fri 24 Aug, Mon 27 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Acquired in 2017 (Members’ displays). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Fab Science Summer Holiday Camps
5 HOURS OF INVESTIGATING, EXPERIMENTING AND SCIENCE FUN IN THE HOLIDAYS Each school holiday we bring a different theme to our venues in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, St Albans, Saffron Walden, Loughton and Cambridge. Our next camps are in the Summer holidays and booking is open now.
Katherine Semar School Ross Close Saffron Walden
Mon 23 Jul and Tue 24 Jul

More details - Base Camp
A full day of action packed supervised children’s activities for children in school years 7-11. Ideal for working parents. Activities include fun in the Leisure Pool, trips to RollerWorld and Tenpin, multi sports, trampolining and a trip to the cinema. Book online at colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/holidayfun
Leisure World Colchester Cowdray Avenue Colchester
Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul, Mon 30 Jul to Fri 3 Aug, Mon 6 Aug to Fri 10 Aug, Mon 13 Aug to Fri 17 Aug, Mon 20 Aug to Fri 24 Aug, Mon 27 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

More details - The Good Intent
One ordinary man. One heroic action. One community that will never forget. Romford’s Brookside Theatre offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy this major theatrical experience in their first Community Production.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Tue 24 Jul to Sat 28 Jul

More details - Cup cake making workshop
This is a workshop for children aged 6 - 14 years old.Come along and learn new cake decorating skills including piping techniques and lots more. You can take home all the cake you make.
EFDC training room 25 Hemnall street Epping Essex
Tue 24 Jul

More details - More Dragonflies & Damselflies - 1/2 day course
A follow on course aimed at past participants on the ‘Beginners Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies’ course . Led by Alan Shearring at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Booking is essential. To book a place please contact us on 01621 862960 or Reception@essexwt.org.uk
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Tue 24 Jul

More details - Introduction to Barn Owls
Wild Barn Owls in the UK are affectionately associated with open spaces of the rural environment, often glimpsed as majestic or ghostly figures swooping to pluck small mammals from amongst the tufts of grass below with their talons.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Wed 25 Jul

More details - Hatfield Forest - Introduction to Photography 2018
Join us for an introduction to photography in the great outdoors. Learn the basics of camera control and composition as well as picking up some pro-tricks from an award winning photographer, Helen Hooker.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Wed 25 Jul

More details - Fab Science Summer Holiday Camps
5 HOURS OF INVESTIGATING, EXPERIMENTING AND SCIENCE FUN IN THE HOLIDAYS Each school holiday we bring a different theme to our venues in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, St Albans, Saffron Walden, Loughton and Cambridge. Our next camps are in the Summer holidays and booking is open now.
Roding Valley High Scool, Alderton Hill, Loughton
Wed 25 Jul and Thu 26 Jul

More details - Loughton Astronomical Society
Allan Chapman   : Victorian Amateur Astronomers. 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.
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
Aspects of French Aviation (L. Barnes). Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
Display by a member. Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Crayfish Ecology & Identifiaction
The native crayfish has suffered a dramatic decline in Essex in recent decades, reflecting its demise across much of the country, primarily at the hands of the alien American Signal Crayfish and the disease which they carry – Crayfish Plague.
Stebbing Village Hall (Great Dunmow)
Fri 27 Jul

More details - The Spikedrivers
One of the most original, innovative and exciting bands around, The Spikedrivers combine gutsy slide guitar with rock-solid bass, infectious grooves and highly distinctive vocals to create a sound that is uniquely their own.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 27 Jul

More details - Headless Chickens - It's a Scream!
They’ve risen from the grave and stitched together a horror comedy show to slash their way into your hearts. But don’t be scared, it’s frightfully funny and Stapled to a Chicken will leave you screaming...with laughter. Come and see dead people, after all we don’t bite. Warning: may offend.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Fri 27 Jul and Sat 28 Jul

More details - Revolution Pro Wrestling: Live in Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Revolution Pro Wrestling: Live in Great Baddow, Chelmsford: Tickets avaiable.
Hamptons Sports & Leisure Ltd. (Formerly Marconi Social Club), Essex
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Revolution Pro Wrestling: Live In Chelmsford
Revolution Pro Wrestling comes to Chelmsford for the first time as they make their debut at the Hamptons Sports and Leisure Centre! Be there to witness live what others can only see on TV as the UK’s best compete in the hard-hitting, high-flying styles of professional wrestling you won’t get anywhere else!
Hamptons Sport and Leisure Tydemans, Chelmsford -
Sat 28 Jul

More details - A Steamy Vintage Encounter
A Steamy Vintage Encounter, the name says it all! come and have a Vintage day out at this just amazing venue, the steam trains will be running, give the kids a real step back in time, there will be re-enactments of days gone by, singers, dancers, vintage stalls, classic cars. You will just love it!
East Anglian Railway Museum Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, C06 2DS
Sun 29 Jul

More details - South Shoebury Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Delightful, 1-acre established walled garden surrounding Grade II listed house (not open) and bee house. Charming agapanthus and hydrangea beds. April is ablaze with 3000 tulips and fritillaria. July shows 200+ varieties of agapanthus incl ’Queen Mum’ and ’Black Magic’.
South Shoebury Hall, Shoeburyness
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Hornchurch Jazz Club
The Jack Clifford Swingtette. Another wonderful end to the month with an evening of jazz standards from the Swingtette. Jack blowing clarinet and alto sax leads his ensemble with rhythm section of regulars Tim Huskisson on piano, Alan Clarke drums and Roger Curphy bass.
Hornchurch Conservative Club, 25 North Street, Hornchurch
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Summer C-Net: Fantasy Beach Hut
Free Creative workshops for young people (8-16 yrs). Booking is essential as places are limited. Create your own fantasy cardboard beach hut complete with furnishings and wall art. Why not join us for our other Summer Workshops too?
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Tue 31 Jul

More details - Trampolining
Get jumping and learn trampoline basic moves. Suitable for children aged 3 - 11 years.
Leisure World Colchester Cowdray Avenue Colchester
Tue 31 Jul, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 28 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - Forest Art Tuesday's
Come and make some beautiful natural art in the forest. Join the learning team and get arty. Using natural materials make masterpieces on the forest floor just like Andy Goldsworthy, let your imagination run wild. Take home a 50 Things scrapbook and stickers. Booking Not Needed. Children and family event.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug

More details - Learn how to make a funky scarecrow
This fun session will teach children aged 6 - 14 how to make a scarecrow. From 10am- midday.All children will make their own one to leave in the garden on display for all the visitors to admire during the summer months.All clothes and materials are provided.
Market Community Garden Epping High Street Near Back entrance of M&S
Tue 31 Jul

More details - Babe, The Sheep-Pig
When Farmer Hoggett wins Babe, an orphaned piglet, at the village fair he has no idea of the incredible series of events he has begun. Adopted by Hoggett’s faithful sheepdog, Fly, the little pig soon settles into farmyard life.
Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate Colchester
Wed 1 Aug to Sat 4 Aug, Wed 8 Aug to Sat 11 Aug, Wed 15 Aug to Sun 19 Aug, Wed 22 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Mad Science & Art Summer Fun Workshops
Bring the kids along to the Museum of Power for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday activities facilitated by magical duo Darren & Dean. Featuring the combined superpowers of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths; STEAM is a great way to get children excited about the arts & sciences.
Museum of Power Langford Maldon
Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Sense and Sensibility
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society.
Audley End House and Gardens, Audley End Road, Saffron Waldon
Wed 1 Aug

More details - Creative Net: Mixed Medium Art
Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided. Selecting from a broad range of reclaimed materials, you will be able to create a mixed medium piece of art.
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Wed 1 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - Den Building Wednesday's
Come and make awesome dens in the forest. Join the learning team and learn how to build shelters. Work as a team and make a fabulous den using dead wood and natural materials without damaging the forest Take home a 50 Things scrapbook and stickers. Booking Not Needed. Children and family event. Dogs on leads welcome.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 22 Aug

More details - Make Your Own Police Station - Part 1
Build your own police station, helicopter and police bike from card! Can you make up a story using what you’ve made? Suitable for all ages.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Wed 1 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Sat 11 Aug

More details - Summer Fun Art & Science Workshops
Art and Science workshops for children
Museum of Power, Langford, Maldon, Essex
Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - 50 Things Nature Walks
Join us for and explore the forest. Join the learning team and learn and go for a nature hike. Use binoculars to look for different birds, spot butterflies, bugs and flowers. Take home a 50 Things scrapbook and stickers. Booking Not Needed. Children and family event. Dogs on leads welcome.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Thu 2 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug

More details - Spirit of the Horse
For the first time in 10 years, Europe’s greatest equestrian theatre show SPIRIT OF THE HORSE is coming to Crouch Valley Showground with a spectacular new production for 2018 – RENAISSANCE.
Crouch Valley Showground, A1245 (Just off A127), Rayleigh, Essex
Thu 2 Aug to Sun 5 Aug

More details - The Great Rock 'n' Roll Showdown
The Brookside Theatre are proud to announce THE GREAT ROCK N ROLL SHOWDOWN, a one-off, exhilarating evening of the very best rock ‘n’ roll hits performed by several of the theatre’s favourite tribute artists and staged in aid of the Brookside Theatre Seating Appeal.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Thu 2 Aug

More details - Loughton Astronomical Society
LAS Members and Guests  –   : My Favourite Astronomy Videos and Websites. 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.
Thu 2 Aug

More details - CRAFT FAIR - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen - CRESSING TEMPLE BARNS, Braintree
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen are holding a Summer Craft Weekend in the historic Cressing Temple Barns Braintree. Come along and see upto 50 talented artists and craftsmen and artists and who will be exhibiting and selling their handmade arts and crafts, some demonstrating .
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Essex
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - Summer Fayre
A Summer fayre for all the family. Food stalls craft stalls dog show beer tent bouncy castles. live music and so much more.
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre Squadrons Approach Hornchurch Essex Rm12 6DF
Sat 4 Aug

More details - We Must do Battle Where we are Standing Drop in Workshop
Free Family drop in workshop! Come join artist Kate Genever with this drawing workshop based around her installation at the Tower.
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Great Holland Village Fete
Come and join us for an afternoon of fun at our traditonal style garden fete, you can try your hand on the coconut shy, skittles, beat the goalie, or have a ride on a pony, get your Face painted. Have a go on the bouncy castle, or try and win a prize on the Tombola stall, key game, Lucky dip and many more games.
Old Rectory, Rectory Road, Great Holland
Sat 4 Aug

More details - BikeMeet
Classic bike show with craft stalls, beer tent, miniature steam train rides, live music and bouncy castle.
Museum of Power Langford Maldon
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - Hatfield Forest Half Marathon
The Summer running season reaches its climax with our Half Marathon. Our running season concludes with the Hatfield Forest Half Marathon, organised this year for the first time by the National Trust team at the Forest. A two-lap cross country course with little gradient could give you a PB.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Band in the Park
Halstead Town Council are hosting a free event. Come and see Route 66 Band, bring a chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy a pleasant Sunday afternoon
Halstead Public Gardens, Trinity Street Halstead
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding it’s usual monthly open day. This open day has train rides (usually steam) for all the family. The train rides will be on our 7¼ inch outside railway for 50p a ride (£3 all day pass) and refreshments available. Children positively encouraged.
Adjacent to North Side of Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Bubble Rush
#FarleighBubbles are back by popular demand! These events are unbelieva-bubble fun for the whole family. The 5k route takes you through five bubble stations, each waiting to shower you in colourful foam! Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Central Park, Chelmsford
Sun 5 Aug

More details - 30 Glenwood Avenue - Open Garden for NGS
Nestled next to the busy A127 lies a beautifully transformed town garden. Homemade raised beds with tulips in spring, dahlias and roses in the summer. From a corridor of Cyprus trees and grass emerges an open garden giving a vista of colour, inspiration and peaceful harmony, with many different scents to savour.
30 Glenwood Avenue, Leigh-On-Sea
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Purple Feather Events MBS Holistic Fair Weeley
Purple Feather Events presents another fab Fair at this popular venue, but this time its a whole weekend!!! ~Another day of pampering , wellbeing & friendship.
Weeley Village Hall, Clacton rd, Weeley. Essex.
Sun 5 Aug

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
Tue 7 Aug, Wed 19 Sep

More details - The Gruffalo's Child
Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her on tour this autumn.
Billet Lane Hornchurch
Tue 7 Aug to Fri 10 Aug

More details - Childs celebration cake decorating workshop
This is a workshop for children aged 6 - 14 - Learn how to decorate a celebration cake using icing techniques and discover how easy it is to make exclusive unique figurines and flowers to put on the cake using sugar paste. You can take home the cake you make. Start time 10am - midday.
Epping forest district council training room (next to sports centre)
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Summer C-Net: Under the Sea
Free Creative workshops for young people (8-16 yrs). Booking is essential as places are limited. Draw your very own world underwater, complete with fish, plants, and forgotten treasure. Why not join us for our other Summer Workshops too?
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Awful Auntie
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.
Cliffs Pavilion Station Road Westcliff on Sea
Wed 8 Aug to Sat 11 Aug

More details - Loughton Astronomical Society
LAS Members and Guests   : LAS Summer Barbeque. 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.
Thu 9 Aug

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
General discussion and activity. Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 9 Aug

More details - Inside Out Dance Unity
WE ALL DANCE UNITED Don’t miss our very first dance show, which includes a flavour from many different cultures and styles of dance including - Irish Dancing, Pole Dancing, Down Syndrome Dancers, Salsa Dancers, Contemporary and many more...
The Civic Hall Blackshots Lane Grays
Fri 10 Aug

More details - The Phil Hilborne Band
Phil Hilborne is one of the UK’s most legendary and respected guitarists. A true master guitarist who has performed with some of the most influential musicians in the business.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 10 Aug

More details - Open Garden
Open garden Tudor Roost 18 Frere Way Fingringhoe co57bp (5 mile South of Colchester)11th & 12th August 2-00pm -5-00pm Adm £4.00 children free.Teas & home made cakes available,plants for sale.An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden. Well manicured grassy paths wind round island beds and ponds.
Tudor Roost 18 Frere Way Fingringhoe
Sat 11 Aug and Sun 12 Aug

More details - Carnations
Free Family drop in workshop! Learn the traditional art of flower making with the Chinese Culture Society!
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Tudor Weekend and Craft Fair
Once again The Companye of Merrie Folke will be setting up their Tudor encampment outside the Barn, whilst "the Paycocke family" will be in residence at Paycockes House.
Coggeshall Grange Barn . Paycockes House, Grange Road Coggeshall
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Eastern Masters AC Track & Field Championships 2018
Eastern Masters AC Championship for Men & Women from the age of 35, in 5 year bands. Guests from other regional BMAF Clubs welcome. Also welcome are athletes who are at least 35 yeas of age and current members of a UK Athletic Club.
Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre, Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea
Sat 11 Aug

More details - School of Rock Performance Workshop
Our summer workshop for 8-16 year olds is inspired by the show still running in the West End. There will be opportunity to develop and enhance performance skills and also limited places open for 14-16 year olds interested in the technical aspects of theatre.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Mon 13 Aug to Fri 17 Aug

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Not So Boring Booklets (N. Emeny). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 13 Aug

More details - Childs workshop create a tetterian garden as a centre piece
Children aged 6 - 14 can come along to learn how to plant a terrarium. This is an indoor garden feature that will become a center piece.All the materials will be provided including the plants for this workshop.Time 10am - midday
EFDC training room 25 Hemnall street Epping Essex
Tue 14 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - The Pirates of Penzance
Illyria bring Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious comic opera to the Forest for this open air production. "I don’t think much of OUR profession, but contrasted with respectability, it is comparatively honest".
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Tue 14 Aug

More details - Summer C-Net: Coastal Paintings
Free Creative workshops for young people (8-16 yrs). Booking is essential as places are limited. Create a painting of all that happens above sea level, with swimmers, beach combers, birds, and planes. Why not join us for our other Summer Workshops too?
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Tue 14 Aug

More details - Long House Plants - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful garden - yes, but one with a purpose. Long House Plants has been producing home grown plants for more than 10 years - here is a chance to see where it all begins! With wide paths and plenty of seats carefully placed to enjoy the plants and views.
Long House Plants, Romford
Wed 15 Aug, Wed 12 Sep

More details - Make Your Own Police Station - Part 2
Make your own police car, police dog, police horse and 1960s police box from card! Can you make up a story using what you’ve made? Suitable for all ages.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Wed 15 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - RiZE Festival
RiZE Festival. Artists performing: Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, James Bay, Plan B, Manic Street Preachers, Dave , Circa Waves, Disciples, Jacob Banks, MNEK, Sinead Harnett, Bastille, Years & Years, Rag n Bone Man, Rita Ora, Maximo Park, Example, Tokio Myers , Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, Raye,...
Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Fri 17 Aug

More details - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters.
Audley End House and Gardens, Audley End Road, Saffron Waldon
Fri 17 Aug

Maldon Smoke & Fire  2018 More details - Maldon Smoke & Fire  2018
The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, a family celebration of the art of cooking with fire and smoke, comes to Promenade Park, with its avenues of mature trees and grass recreation areas running down the banks of the river Blackwater.
Promenade Park, Park Road, Maldon
Sat 18 Aug and Sun 19 Aug
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More details - Noel Coward's Private Lives
Award-winning Shooting Stars Theatre Company make their debut at Cressing Temple Barns. Bring a picnic rug/folding chair and enjoy the show. Refreshments available. "I think very few people are completely normal really deep down in their private lives.
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree
Sat 18 Aug and Sun 19 Aug

More details - Noël Coward's 'Private Lives'
Award Winning ’Shooting Stars Theatre Company’ come to Cressing Temple Barns with an open air production of Noel Coward’s ’Private Lives’. “I think very few people are completely normal really deep down in their private lives.
Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, Witham Road Braintree
Sat 18 Aug and Sun 19 Aug

More details - Come and try ORIENTEERING
Come and try orienteering for all the family. Use a map to navigate your way around the course in this beautiful country park. Help for beginners. No booking required; just turn up at the lower car park, find our banner and join in this fun activity. Free for children. Suitable for buggies, dogs, grandma,, etc.
Danbury Country Park, Woodhill Road, Danbury.
Sat 18 Aug

Visit the Vulcan Day 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 19 Aug
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More details - Pirates in the gardens
A fun family day out, with prizes for the best dressed young pirates. Essex bat group will have a display so you can get up close and find out all there is to know about bats. Woodwind of Stortford will be performing and we are delighted to be able to welcome them back to the gardens.
The Gardens of Easton Lodge
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Classic VW & Vintage Fair
Classic Volkswagen show with Beetles, vans and other classic VW exhibits. Live music all day. Beer tent Miniature steam train rides Best in class and best in show trophies
Museum of Power Langford Maldon
Sun 19 Aug

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 19 Aug

More details - Summer C-Net: Seabirds
Free Creative workshops for young people (8-16 yrs). Booking is essential as places are limited. Make a cardboard seabird of your choice, using a range of sculpture techniques. Why not join us for our other Summer Workshops too?
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Tue 21 Aug

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Golden Jubilees (Members’ displays). Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Tue 21 Aug

More details - Saffron Walden "Emporium"
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall. FREE ENTRY. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Crafts, collectables, Fossils, etc., etc. "You never know what you might find".
Saffron Walden Town Hall.
Tue 21 Aug

More details - Create a seed head funky sculpture that will grow into something amazing!
This workshop is for children aged 6 - 14 years old.A selection of seeds and materials will be provided to create the animal shapes and potato seed heads. These creations will grow well on a window sill or in the garden. This workshop is from 10am - midday.
Epping forest district council training room (next to sports centre)
Tue 21 Aug

More details - Prehistoric Britain
Is your child starting prehistory in school in September? Explore the fascinating world of prehistoric Britain! Learn about life in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. Look at and handle early technology, including original and replica hand tools, weapons and a quern stone.
Beecroft Art Gallery, Beecroft Centre, Victoria Avenue
Wed 22 Aug

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
Stamps of the Reign of King George VI (Members’ displays). Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 23 Aug

More details - Contemporary Craft and Design Fair
Purchase direct from around 140 of the finest professional craftmakers in the UK
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford
Fri 24 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - HatFILM - La La Land (2017) (12A)
While navigating their careers in Los Angles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. Open air movie showing. Join us for an open air showing of 2017’s ’La La Land’ starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Fri 24 Aug

More details - Robin Hood and His Merry Men
Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land as they travel through Sherwood Forest stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
National Trust Flatford, East Bergholt, Colchester
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - HatFILM - The Bodyguard (1992) (15)
A former secret service agent takes on the job of the bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a Presidents. An open air film showing. Join us of an open air showing of 1992’s ’The Bodyguard’ starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Booking Advisable. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - HatFILM - Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) (15)
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have fallen in love. Outdoor Film Screening. Join us for an outdoor screening of 1994’s Four Weddings and a Funeral, starring Hugh Grant, winner of 2 BAFTAs and a Golden Globe. Booking Not Needed.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Fun Day
Great Burstead and South Green Village Council are hosting another Fun Day. Family event with Bouncy Castles, Brass Band, Bird of Prey display and much more There are still pitches for craft stalls etc. so please contact us for further details Web site: greatbursteadsouthgreenparishcouncil.gov.uk
The Green, Southend Road, Billericay, Essex
Sun 26 Aug

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More details - Thaxted Craft Market - cancelled
Margaret Gardens, Margaret Street Thaxted. In aid of Thaxted Scouts. Crafts, , plants, etc., etc., FREE ENTRY 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Stallholders welcome to apply - event cancelled
Margaret Gardens, Margaret Street, Thaxted
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - Build a Bat Box
Come and build your very own bat box. Come and join the learning team and build a super bat box to take home. Our batty friends are finding it hard to find natural roosting places and you can help by making one for your garden. Tickets 12 per bat box. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Children welcome.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Mon 27 Aug and Tue 28 Aug

More details - Ulting Wick - Open Garden for NGS
Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of colourful tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows, kitchen garden, dramatic late summer beds with zingy, tender, exotic plant combinations.
Ulting Wick, Maldon
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Southend-on-Sea Athletic Club 113th Birthday Open Meeting & Club Championships 27th August 2017
Following the success of our post-London-2012-Olympic Open and supported by "Join In" in from 2013, Southend-on-Sea AC, founded in 1905, is once again hosting its annual Athletic Festival - an all-day meeting with a full range of Olympic track and field events from sprints to 5000m, sprint hurdles & the 8 field
Garon Park Athletic Arena, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea,
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Make a fairy garden
This workshop is for children aged 6 - 14 years old.Create a magical fairy garden in a tray using all the materials provided. This wonderland will become an enchanted area for fairies.
Epping Forest District Museum 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey
Tue 28 Aug

More details - Summer C-Net: Lovely Ladybirds & Beastly Bugs
Free Creative workshops for young people (8-16 yrs). Booking is essential as places are limited. Use a plastic bottle to make your own cute pet bug.
Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick Sands
Tue 28 Aug

More details - Hatfield Forest - Family Bat Walk
Learn all about bats at Hatfield Forest on this family bat walk. Come and take a night hike through the forest with our Learning Team. Have a go at using bat detectors to identify different species and look out for other nocturnal residents.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Wed 29 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

More details - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.
Layer Marney Tower, Colchester
Wed 29 Aug

More details - Classic VW & Vintage Fair
Classic VW Beetles & Campervans. Stalls, Music Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.
Museum of Power, Langford, Maldon, Essex
Wed 29 Aug

More details - Northey Island - Castaway 2018
Castaway returns with its unique blend of island escapism and adventure. Its back to basics and this year the event has moved to the end of August! Castaway returns with its unique blend of island escapism and adventure. We’re looking forward to seeing past castaways again or meeting you if you’re new.
Northey Island
Fri 31 Aug to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Voodoo Room
JIMI HENDRIX, ERIC CLAPTON & CREAM. Paying tribute to these legends of blues / rock are VOODOO ROOM. A stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians who perform an incredible show in the true spirit of these mind-blowing superstars.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 31 Aug

More details - A Woman of No Importance
Comic melodrama and social scandal bubble away in this classic Oscar Wilde satire. Lady Hunstanton’s house party is in full swing when Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as secretary to the witty Lord Illingworth. However, once Gerald’s mother makes an appearance, his future is suddenly uncertain.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Fri 31 Aug

More details - PC Gutteridge Trail
can you solve the murder of PC Gutteridge - a real crime from 1927?
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Sat 1 Sep, Sat 8 Sep, Sat 15 Sep, Sat 22 Sep, Sat 29 Sep

More details - Purple Feather Events MBS Well-Being Fair Langham, Colchester
A brilliant day out with lovely people. Plenty of stalls with a variety of products to treat yourself. There are a wide range of treatments such as Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Crystal Healing on offer to try for as little as £5.There are Clairvoyant/Tarot/psychic readings available.
Langham Community Centre, School rd, Langham, Colchester.
Sat 1 Sep

More details - Spencers - Open Garden for NGS
Romantic C18 walled garden laid out by Lady Anne Spencer, overflowing with blooms following Tom Stuart-Smiths renovation. Huge wisteria, armies of Lord Butler delphiniums (Rab lived at Spencers). Spectacular rose and herbaceous borders. Parkland with many specimen trees including Armada Oaks.
Spencers, Great Yeldham
Sun 2 Sep

More details - KAPOW Superhero Challenge
YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, IS TO TAKE ON TEN GIANT INFLATABLE OBSTACLES IN THE NAME OF FUN AND FUNDRAISING! THE KAPOW! 5K COURSE CHALLENGES YOU TO RUN, CLIMB, SLIDE, DUCK AND DODGE AS YOU TAKE ON OUR UNIQUE OBSTACLES. IF YOU THINK YOU’RE UP TO THE CHALLENGE BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY! KAPOW!
Lower Castle Park Colchester
Sun 2 Sep
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More details - Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding it’s usual monthly open day. This open day has train rides (usually steam) for all the family. The train rides will be on our 7¼ inch outside railway for 50p a ride (£3 all day pass) and refreshments available. Children positively encouraged.
Adjacent to North Side of Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex
Sun 2 Sep

More details - Barnards Farm - Open Garden for NGS
So much to explore! Climb the Belvedere for the wider view and take the train for a woodland adventure. Spring bulbs and blossom, summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot. ’Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky enhance and delight.
Barnards Farm, Brentwood
Sun 2 Sep

More details - Writtle University College - Open Garden for NGS
15 acres; informal lawns with naturalised bulbs and wild flowers. Large tree collection, mixed shrubs, herbaceous borders. Landscaped gardens designed and built by students. Landscaped glasshouses and wide range of seasonal bedding displays.
Writtle University College, Writtle
Sun 2 Sep

More details - Frinton & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Frinton & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Geoff Miller (Secretary).
Room 5, Frinton Community Centre, Soken House, Triangle Shopping Centre, Frinton-on-Sea
Mon 3 Sep, Mon 17 Sep, Mon 1 Oct, Mon 15 Oct

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
The Committee Entertains. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Mon 3 Sep

More details - Benfleet & District Philatelic Society Meeting
5 Sep: Steve Alpe will display "Me and My Collection"; 3 Oct: Charlie Mead will display "Fiji". Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Robert Herbert (Secretary).
Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet
Wed 5 Sep, Wed 3 Oct

More details - Goodmayes Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Goodmayes Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Cliff Cashman (Secretary).
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes
Wed 5 Sep, Wed 19 Sep, Wed 3 Oct, Tue 23 Oct

More details - Clacton Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Clacton Philatelic Society. Contact for details: David Hacker (Secretary).
Upstairs function room, The Tavern, 55-57 Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea
Wed 5 Sep, Wed 3 Oct

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
South West Africa (M.K. Roberts). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 6 Sep

More details - Colchester Operatic Society 2nd Edition Presents 'The Wizard Of Oz'
Colchester Operatic Society 2nd Edition (CO2) presents ’The Wizard Of Oz’ at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, from 6th-15th September 2018.
Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester
Thu 6 Sep, Sat 15 Sep

More details - The Essex Soul Collective
60’s & 70’s Northern Soul Motown & RnB
Ambleside Social Club Ambleside Drive Southend on Sea Essex
Fri 7 Sep

More details - Parsonage House - Open Garden for NGS
C15 house (not open) surrounded by 3 acres of formal gardens with mixed borders, topiary, pond, potager and greenhouse. Further 3-acre wild flower meadow with orchids and rare trees and further 3 acre orchard of old East Anglian apple varieties in two small fields across the lane.
Parsonage House, Haverhill
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Waltham Abbey Group - Open Garden for NGS
Historic Waltham Abbey is near Epping Forest. The Abbey is purported to be last resting place of King Harold. Lee Valley Regional Park is nearby. Silver Birches boasts 3 lawns on 2 levels. This surprisingly secluded garden has many mixed borders packed with all year interest.
Waltham Abbey Group, Waltham Abbey
Sun 9 Sep

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 9 Sep

More details - Snares Hill Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
A ’quintessential English Garden’ - Gardeners World. Our quirky 1½ acre garden has surprises round every corner and many interesting sculptures. A natural swimming pool is bordered by romantic flower beds, herb garden and Victorian folly.
Snares Hill Cottage, Stebbing
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Foulness Island Charity Bike Ride
Foulness Island Bike Ride; a unique opportunity to cycle and see one of Essex’ best kept secrets on MoD land and a haven for wildlife. Starting from Cupids Country Club; Great Wakering, Essex to cycle around Foulness Island (private MoD land).
Cupids Club, Great Wakering
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
I Also Collect This (Members’ displays). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 10 Sep

More details - Braintree & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Braintree & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: John Birch (Secretary).
Archer Community Centre, 28-32 East Street, Braintree
Tue 11 Sep, Tue 25 Sep, Tue 9 Oct, Tue 23 Oct

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Display by Ipswich P.S. Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 11 Sep

More details - Epping Forest & District Stamp Club Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Epping Forest & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Roger Pearce(Secretary).
The Dining Hall, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill (entry from Brook Road), Loughton
Tue 11 Sep, Tue 9 Oct

More details - Goodnight Sweetheart The Musical
By kind and special arrangement with authors Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the Brookside Theatre are proud to present the world premiere of GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART: THE MUSICAL, a brand new musical comedy based on the award-winning BBC TV series.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Wed 12 Sep to Sat 22 Sep

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
Wed 12 Sep

More details - Fellowship Meeting 2pm - 3.30pm
ALL welcome to attend our fellowship meetings. We have a speaker from J’s Hospice followed by tea, coffee & cake. Contact : Gwyn Pegram tel: 01376 573956.
United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon
Thu 13 Sep

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
Letter W (Members’ displays). Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 13 Sep

More details - Be Sharp
"A superb three piece, that sound more like five. Great songs, brilliant playing, concert sound. Don’t miss them!!" Be Sharp is a steaming guitar based trio that performs a diverse and interesting choice of songs.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 14 Sep

More details - Great Dunmow Carnival
The Great Dunmow Carnival is on the 15th September 2018 and it will be bigger than ever Last year something like 10,000 people gathered to see the 17 acts on the ‘Rec including Bruno Mars & Little Mix tributes and the party atmosphere was incredible. The Carnival Procession leaves at 1pm.
The Recreation Ground
Sat 15 Sep

More details - The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Pink Floyd’s recording career spanned almost three decades and, for its 10th Anniversary, The Floyd Effect has chosen two of the band’s most remarkable albums to create The Bell And The Moon tour 2018.
Roundhouse Dagenham, Lodge Avenue
Sat 15 Sep

More details - Essex Classic Vehicle Show
Whether you are a classic car enthusiast or a vintage motorbike fanatic the Essex Classic Vehicle Show is the perfect event for any petrol heads and is the only event of its type to be hitting Castle Park this summer.
Castle Park, Colchester
Sun 16 Sep

More details - SESAW Autumn Fair
Shop early for Christmas - huge selection of goods and gifts for all the family including jewellery, toiletries, bric a brac, books, sports, pet stall, electrical items, toys and DVD/CDs. Quality knitwear, crochet and hand sewn items made to a high standard. Homemade snacks and refreshments. Free parking.
Village Hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Apple Day
Our celebration of apples and orchard produce. We invite visitors to press juice, taste apples and honey and enjoy the early autumn warmth in the Walled Kitchen garden.
The Gardens of Easton Lodge
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Sandy Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
A garden for all seasons. ¾ acre created over the last 5 years. Minutes from Halstead Town centre yet a very peaceful garden with stunning views over the countryside. Enter to a two-tier gravel Bee Border; wander to our Winter Wedding border then the Woodlands Walk.
Sandy Lodge, Halstead
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Steampunk Essextraordianire IV
Steampunk Essextraordinaire IV 16th September 2018 Victorian Science and fancy dress, Music, Craft stalls, Workshops and stalls Adult £6.00, Children £3.00, Advance tickets Adult £5.00, Children £2.
Museum of Power, Langford, Maldon, Essex
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Ongar Antiques & Collectables Fair
Once again we’re at the lovely Victorian building used by Zinc Arts. We will have 30+ tables in four rooms and the central area.
Zinc Art, Gt Stony, High St, Ongar, Essex
Sun 16 Sep

Visit the Vulcan Day 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 16 Sep
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More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Falklands Islands & Newfoundland (T. Hoad). Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Tue 18 Sep

More details - Saffron Walden "Emporium"
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall, CRafts, collectables & antiques "You never know what you might find" FREE ENTRY 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Stallholders welcome to apply
Saffron Walden Town Hall.
Tue 18 Sep

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Letter W (Members’ displays). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 20 Sep

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 21 Sep, Fri 19 Oct, Fri 16 Nov

More details - Essex MrBead Bead Show
Bead & Pearl Supplies For the Home Jewellery Maker. Many new semi-precious beads. Like pearl, amethyst, turquoise, agate, coral, amber etc. Plus original semi-precious & pearl necklaces designed by MiMi. Free Entry, Free Gifts & Free Refreshments!
Great Bromley Village Hall, Parsons Hill, Great Bromley
Sun 23 Sep

More details - Essex Music Competition
ESSEX MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK 2018 AUDITION DATES RELEASED Music competition auditions dates for Essex Open Mic UK 2018 have been announced! Open Mic UK is coming to Essex with auditions at Hamptons Sports & Leisure.
Hamptons Sports & Leisure, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford
Sun 23 Sep

More details - Wychwood - Open Garden for NGS
A garden of around ¾ of an acre with a large pond, attracting much wildlife, as well as the owners resident ducks. Free ranging chickens roam in the shrubbery and budgerigar aviary.
Wychwood, Harlow
Sun 23 Sep

More details - Mum2Mum Market Nearly New Sale Harold Hill
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales. At this sale in Harold Hill we will have 25 stalls of high quality, nearly new items and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents. Want to sell?
Harold Hill Community Centre, Gooshays Drive
Sun 23 Sep, Sun 4 Nov

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
An Evening With Mark Routh. Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 24 Sep

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Christmas Island & Tokolau (R. Barnes). Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 25 Sep

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
Display by Brian Cooper. Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 27 Sep

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
Len Stanway FRPSL displays "The United Nations". Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 27 Sep

More details - Limehouse Lizzy
25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 1993-2018 Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 28 Sep

More details - Cressing Autumn Food, Home & Lifestyle Fair
A wide range of food and food related products plus cookery demonstrations from headline and other chefs, art and craft stalls
Cressing Temple Barns, nr. Witham, Essex
Sat 29 Sep and Sun 30 Sep

More details - The Mods & Rockers Show
THE MODS & ROCKERS SHOW... Which side were you on? Remember the Brighton riots? Lambrettas, Nortons, parkas and leathers? When you had to choose between being a Mod or a Rocker? Celebrate that magical period in the 60’s and 70’s with THE MODS & ROCKERS SHOW.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Sat 29 Sep

More details - The Big Battle
Prepare to get muddy by taking part in the very first Helen Rollason Cancer Charity ‘Big Battle’ which takes place at The Event Village near the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood. A personal trainer will escort and encourage you round the 5k obstacle course at your own pace.
Nuclear Racecourse Kelvedon Hatch Brentwood
Sat 29 Sep

More details - Beth Chatto Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Internationally famous gardens, including dry, damp, shade, reservoir and woodland areas. The result of over 50 years of hard work and application of the huge body of plant knowledge possessed by Beth Chatto and her late husband Andrew. Visitors cannot fail to be affected by the peace and beauty of the garden.
Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester
Sun 30 Sep

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Stamp auction. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Mon 1 Oct

More details - Lepra Charity Golf day supported by Barclays
Booking is now open for our Charity golf day supported by Barclays Spend your Friday out on the golf course with friends or colleagues taking on 18 holes at Benton Halls championship course. You can join as a team, on your own, or even use the day to entertain clients.
Benton Hall Golf and Country Club, Wickham Hill, Witham
Fri 5 Oct

More details - charity barn dance raising funds for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
Charity Barn Dance raising funds for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity at Woodham Walter Village Hall CM9 6RE. Raffle also roll £l coin to win bottle of whiskey and bottle wine. Ticket £7 bring own food & drink. 7.30-11.00pm Live music by Maldon group Metric Foot Band.
woodham walter village hall the street woodham walter
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Theydon Bois Antiques & Collectables Fair
We have tables in two halls at this is a lovely modern venue with great access. We hope to have glass, china, postcards, pottery, militaria, barometers, records, gramophones, jewellery, die-cast vehicles, stamps, coins, ephemera and lots more. If you’re looking for specifics please call us.
Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Soul and Motown evening
Natasha Carver & Neal McLeod Come and dance the night away with this Sensation Soul and Motown Show: also featuring Natasha’s tribute to Whitney Houston and Neal’s tribute to Lionel Richie.
The Wick Community Centre, Silva Island Way, Wickford
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Halloween Crafts
Make a spooky mask and decorations!
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 13 Oct, Sat 20 Oct, Wed 24 Oct, Sat 27 Oct

More details - The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show (Charity Gig)
We’re thrilled to be invited back to play at the Plume School in Malden for The Marble Project, an Essex-based charity who look after orphans, people with learning disabilities and the elderly in Eastern Europe, including the Bulgarian town of Berkovitsa.
Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon.
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Lee Valley Race for Life
On Sunday 7th October 2018, Lee Valley 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.
Lee Valley, The Showground, River Lee Country Park, Station Road, Waltham Cross
Sun 7 Oct

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Aspects of Canada (D.A. Armitage). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 8 Oct

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Display by Colchester P.S. Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 9 Oct

More details - Fellowship Meeting 2pm - 3.30pm
Fellowship meeting at the United Reformed Church, High Street Kelvedon. Entertainment from Baz & Harv (Jazz duo) followed by tea, coffee and cake. All welcome. Contact: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956
United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon
Thu 11 Oct

More details - 9 to 5 The Musical
Ingatestone Musical & Operetta Group are proud to announce that their next production will be ‘9 to 5 The Musical’. This stage version is based on the hit 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. Set in the late 1970s.
Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Club Theatre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone, Essex
Thu 11 Oct to Sat 13 Oct

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
Display to be arranged. Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 11 Oct

More details - The Small Fakers
Making a very welcome return to Touchline, The Small Fakers will be performing The Small Faces 1968 No.1 album "Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake" to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 12 Oct

More details - Quiz Night
Havering Singers annual quiz night is sure to be a fun evening. Teams of up to 8 persons max. Bring your own food and drink. Fund raising raffle. All the usual benefits that such an evening can offer. Please contact to book your table (Deposit required).
North Street Halls, 24 North Street, Hornchurch, (Opposite Iceland)
Sat 13 Oct

More details - Billericay Postcard Fair
Postcard Fair including Ephemera, Autographs, Cigarette Cards and Accessories. 30 Local and National Dealers Ample Free Parking Refreshments
Mayflower School, Stock Road (B1007), Billericay
Sun 14 Oct

More details - Green Island - Open Garden for NGS
’A garden for all seasons’ A plantsman’s paradise with 20 acres packed with rare and unusual plants. Carved within mature woodland are huge island beds, Japanese garden, terrace, gravel garden, seaside garden, water gardens and extensive woodland plantings.
Green Island, Ardleigh
Sun 14 Oct

More details - Halloween Themed open day
Come and visit us for our main season open day with a Halloween twist! There will be plenty of spooky children’s activities for our younger visitors! There will be a variety of stalls along with some Halloween competitions and some fun filled children’s activities.
The Gardens of Easton Lodge
Sun 14 Oct

More details - Saffron Walden "Emporium"
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall, Crafts, collectables, fossils, etc.etc. "You never know what you might find". FREE ENTRY.
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall
Tue 16 Oct

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Aden (M.R. Thompson). Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Tue 16 Oct

More details - Joe Longthorne – 50th Anniversary Tour
Award-winning national treasure, television and recording star Joe Longthorne makes his debut appearance at the Brookside Theatre, joined on stage by his sensational live band and special guest.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Fri 19 Oct and Sat 20 Oct

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Annual Stamp and Postcard Fair
Stamp and postcard fair. Free parking. Refreshments. Many Dealers. For further details, contact organiser, Peter Nason.
Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, Stanway, Colchester
Sat 20 Oct

More details - Chelmsford Model Railway Club Exhibition
The Chelmsford Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition is a well established occasion attracting modellers and families from far and wide.
St John Payne School, Patching Hall lane, Chelmsford
Sat 20 Oct

More details - Colchester Mind Body Spirit Festival
6 years running. Come and browse over 60 original stalls, have a reading, talk to experts in their field and enjoy a taster treatment – spoil yourself! An uplifting, enlightening weekend brought to you once again by Life Arts.
Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Colchester
Sat 20 Oct and Sun 21 Oct

More details - NCT Nearly New Sale
NCT Nearly New Sale. Ideal opportunity to kit out your babies/children with good quality secondhand items at substantially reduced prices. If you’ve not been to one of our sales before, be prepared for a shopping treat!
Hylands School
Sat 20 Oct

More details - BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic Course - how to rescue whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals!
Learn how to rescue Whales, Dolphins & Seals. British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) is a UK based marine animal rescue organisation. We have around 3,500 active volunteer Marine Mammal Medics around the UK and we are the only such specialist organisation covering England, Wales and Scotland.
Stubbers Adventure Centre, Ockendon Road, Upminster
Sun 21 Oct

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Competitions and Bourse. Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 22 Oct

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting. Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 23 Oct

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
Letter Y (Members’ displays). Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
King George VI Commemorative Omnibus Issues (B. Cook). Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson Plus Joan Shelley. Artists performing: Richard Thompson.: Tickets avaiable.
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Two Day Happenista Retreat - Life in Balance
Did you obtain the balance between your competing commitments that you desired? Have you been rocking your many roles in the life the way you want to? Designed for busy working women, employed or running their own business.
Down Hall Country House Hotel, Matching Road, Hatfield Heath
Sat 27 Oct and Sun 28 Oct

More details - Tough 10 Essex
Take on a Tough 10 run at the course made famous for hosting the mountain biking at the 2012 Olympics. No obstacles - this is the chance to take on 10k of winding rocky paths, mud tracks and steep hills that offer great views of the Thames Estuary and an awesome sense of achievement at the finish.
Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex
Sat 27 Oct

More details - NSPCC Book Fair
35,000 BOOKS + games, jigsaws, CDs & DVDs Restocked on Sunday so come both days. For more information look at our web site.
HOLMWOOD HOUSE SCHOOL, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester
Sat 27 Oct and Sun 28 Oct

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Eight sheets from my albums (Members’ displays). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 1 Nov

Rock the Cliffs More details - Rock the Cliffs
Nicola Collis, Hash-Tag, and Risky Notes are all well-known on the Essex Music scene, playing a variety of pubs, clubs, festivals and hotels, plus ‘Gateway to Rock’ radio show presenter: Aris Papaioannou — and all are giving their performances for free in order to help raise money for this worthwhile charity.
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea
Fri 2 Nov
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More details - The Essex Soul Collective
60’s & 70’s Northern Soul Motown & RnB
Ambleside Social Club Ambleside Drive Southend on Sea Essex
Fri 2 Nov

More details - Purple Feather Events MBS Holistic Fair Lawford
Come along for the next fab MBS Holistic Fair with loads of stalls offering a range of holistic gifts, be pampered by one of our various therapists/healers offering treatments such as Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Crystal Healing, Vitali-Chi, reflexology, or gain some insight and guidance with a 1-2-1 reading one of the
Venture Centre 2000, Bromley Rd, Lawford, Manningtree
Sat 3 Nov

More details - Draw The Criminal
Can you find the clues and use our photofit pieces to draw the criminal?
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Sat 3 Nov, Sat 10 Nov, Sat 17 Nov, Thu 22 Nov, Sat 24 Nov

More details - Essex Christmas Fair at Cressing
A wide range of Christmas and seasonal goodies including art, craft, design, food and drink.
Cressing Temple Barns, nr. Witham, Essex
Sat 3 Nov and Sun 4 Nov

More details - Mountnessing Antiques & Collectors Fair
A fair next to the famous Windmill in this bright, comfortable hall, where we hope to have Glass, China, Stamps, Postcards, Jewellery, Pottery, Militaria, Bling, Records, Figurines, Coins, Books, Trinkets and lots more.
Roman Road, Mountnessing, Essex
Sun 4 Nov

More details - Halloween Spooky Science
Halloween Spooky Science, Educational Science and Magic show with our mad professor, hands on experiments and crafts
Museum of Power, Langford, Maldon, Essex
Sun 4 Nov

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Mon 5 Nov

More details - Frinton & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Frinton & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Geoff Miller (Secretary).
Room 5, Frinton Community Centre, Soken House, Triangle Shopping Centre, Frinton-on-Sea
Mon 5 Nov, Mon 19 Nov, Mon 3 Dec, Mon 17 Dec

More details - Clacton Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Clacton Philatelic Society. Contact for details: David Hacker (Secretary).
Upstairs function room, The Tavern, 55-57 Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea
Wed 7 Nov, Wed 5 Dec

More details - Goodmayes Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Goodmayes Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Cliff Cashman (Secretary).
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes
Wed 7 Nov, Wed 21 Nov, Wed 5 Dec, Wed 19 Dec

More details - Benfleet & District Philatelic Society Meeting
7 Nov: Don Davies will display "1840 and all that" and "G.B. Censorship of Seaside Postcards"; 5 Dec: Chairman’s Night and Christmas Social - Tony and Lindy Bosworth will display "Sokol". Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Robert Herbert (Secretary).
Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet
Wed 7 Nov, Wed 5 Dec

More details - Fellowship Meeting 2pm - 3.30pm
Fellowship meeting at the United Reformed Church, High Street Kelvedon. With a speaker from Samaritan’s Purse followed by tea, coffee and cake. All welcome. Contact: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956
United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon
Thu 8 Nov

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
General discussion and activity. Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 8 Nov

More details - Big Country
Big Country. Artists performing: Big Country.: Tickets avaiable.
Chinnerys, Southend, Southend on Sea
Fri 9 Nov

More details - Essex Jewellery Fair
Essex Jewellery Fair at The Chesterfords Community Centre, near Saffron Walden Essex Doors open 10am - 4pm A prestigous new shopping event showcasing a superb range of jewellery all under one roof, including Antique, Vintage, Beads, Pearls, Designer Jewellery, Silver, Handcrafted and Costume Jewellery.
The Chesterfords Community Centre, Newmarket Road, Gt Chesterford Saffron Walden Essex
Sat 10 Nov

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
These Are Forgeries and Were These Allowed? (D. Davies). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 12 Nov

More details - Queen Extravaganza Tour 2018
The hugely popular live band performance, returns to rock the UK with the ‘Queen Extravaganza Tour’. ‘Queen Extravaganza’ – described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as ‘A rock celebration in the Royal tradition’ and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen - will play 17 shows...
SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion, Station Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea
Tue 13 Nov

More details - Braintree & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Braintree & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: John Birch (Secretary).
Archer Community Centre, 28-32 East Street, Braintree
Tue 13 Nov, Tue 27 Nov, Tue 11 Dec

More details - Epping Forest & District Stamp Club Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Epping Forest & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Roger Pearce(Secretary).
The Dining Hall, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill (entry from Brook Road), Loughton
Tue 13 Nov, Tue 11 Dec

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Essex Postmarks (J.W.J. Copeland). Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 13 Nov

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Wheels (Members’ displays). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 15 Nov

More details - Great Barffield Christmas Craft Market
Quality hand made crafts and gifts. Find that unique Christmas gift. delicious Homemade refreshments. FREE ENTRY
Quaker Meeting House, Brook Street, Great Bardfield
Fri 16 Nov and Sat 17 Nov

More details - The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Pink Floyd’s recording career spanned almost three decades and, for its 10th Anniversary, The Floyd Effect has chosen two of the band’s most remarkable albums to create The Bell And The Moon tour 2018.
Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow.
Sat 17 Nov

More details - St. Mary the Virgin,  Stapleford Abbotts, Christmas Market
Various stalls including, Refreshments, Cakes, Jams and Pickles, Tombola, Raffle, Jewellery, Small gifts.
Stapleford Abbotts Village Hall, Stapleford Road, Stapleford Abbotts, Romford.
Sun 18 Nov

More details - Saffron Walden "Emporium"
Crafts, collectables, fossils, bric-a-brac etc.etc. You never know what you might find. FREE ENTRY
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall
Tue 20 Nov

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Between The Tropics (Members’ displays). Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Tue 20 Nov

More details - Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium
Following two previous sell-out appearances, the Brookside Theatre are proud to welcome back the popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Tue 20 Nov

More details - The Human League
The Human League + Very Special Guest Midge Ure’s Band Electronica. Artists performing: The Human League.: Tickets avaiable.
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea
Wed 21 Nov

More details - Second-hand Book and DVD Sale
Our popular second-hand DVD and Book Sale returns! Books are 50p each or 3 for £1 and DVDs start from just £1! Our stock covers most genres, including books and DVDs for children.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Thu 22 Nov, Sat 24 Nov

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
World Leaders Past and Present (Members’ displays). Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 22 Nov

More details - One Night of Ska
ONE NIGHT OF SKA is an incredible two hour homage to the music, bands and artistes that influenced two generations of teenagers presented by Yesterday’s Men - one of the country’s finest exponents of Ska.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Fri 23 Nov

More details - Christmas Craft Fair
Our popular Christmas Craft Fair returns! Join us anytime between 10am and 3.30pm and get some beautifully handmade gifts. Entry to the museum is free. - please contact hannah.wilson@essex.pnn.police.uk for more information. Booking for stall holders is essential
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Fri 23 Nov

More details - CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS - Guild of Essex Craftsmen - Hylands House, chelmsford
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen are holding a CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS in the historic Hylands House, Chelmsford. Come along and see the talented artists and craftsmen and artists and who will be exhibiting and selling their handmade arts and crafts, some demonstrating .
Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex
Sat 24 Nov and Sun 25 Nov

More details - Havering Singers - Autumn Concert
We are pleased to return to St Peter’s Church, Harold Wood for our Autumn Concert. The music this evening will be Rutter’s Magnificat, Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems plus a soprano solo piece.
St. Peter’s Church, Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood
Sat 24 Nov

More details - HRCC Christmas Fair 2018 - Chelmsford
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Christmas Gift and Food Fair is back for 2018, and it’s bigger and better than ever!
Chelmsford City Racecourse, Moulsham Hall Lane, Great Leighs, Chelsmford
Sat 24 Nov and Sun 25 Nov

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Stamp auction. Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 26 Nov

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
1911 First Air Post & 1890 Jubilee Uniform Penny (D. Connell). Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 27 Nov

More details - Jack and the Beanstalk
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, it’s panto fun for everyone When Jack sells Daisy, his beloved family cow, for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.
Billet Lane Hornchurch
Wed 28 Nov to Sat 26 Jan 2019

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
A, B, C (Members’ displays). Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 29 Nov

More details - Saffron Walden Christmas Gift Fair
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall. -- Unique gifts to suit everyone. Homemade refreshments. FREE ENTRY Crafts, collectables, fossils, bric-a-brac, etc., etc., "You never know what you might find" Wonderful Christmas Gifts. Friday 9 a.m. - 8.30p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m Sunday 9.a.m. - 5 p.m.
Upstairs in the Town Hall, Saffron Walden
Fri 30 Nov

More details - The ELO Encounter
Roll over Beethoven, the UK’s No.1 Electric Light Orchestra tribute show returns to the Brookside by overwhelming popular demand! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ELO’s spectacular 1978 World Tour, THE ELO ENCOUNTER are returning with a brand new show featuring even more classic hits.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Sat 1 Dec

More details - Switch on of Christmas Lights in Halstead, Essex
The Mayor and three invited children will switch on the Christmas Light display in Halstead Public Gardens on Saturday 01 December 2018 at about 4.30p.m. Santa will visit, and will have some sweets for children, and there will be a snow machine to give a festive atmosphere. all are welcome, there is no entry fee.
Halstead Public Gardens, Trinity Street Halstead
Sat 1 Dec

More details - HRCC Christmas Fair 2018 - Colchester
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Christmas Gift and Food Fair is back for 2018, with a new location at the stunning Firstsite location in the heart of Colchester.
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester
Sun 2 Dec

More details - Ingatestone Antiques & Collectors Fair
This local community centre is popular amongst our sellers and customers as there is always a lovely atmosphere.
Ingatestone Comm.Ctr, 7 High St, Ingatestone, Essex
Sun 2 Dec

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Chairman’s Night. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Mon 3 Dec

More details - Saffron Walden "Emporium"
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall. Crafts, collectables, fossils, bric-a-brac etc., etc., "You never know what you might find".
Upstairs in Saffron Walden Town Hall.
Tue 4 Dec

More details - Annual Torchlight Procession and Town Carol Service
This traditional event will take place on Wednesday 5th December 2018 starting at the top of High Street, Post Code CO9 2UK. Torches will be handed out from 6.15pm, for a start time of 7.00pm.
Halstead High Street and Halstead Public Gardens
Wed 5 Dec

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Christmas Social (Members’ displays). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 6 Dec

More details - CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS  - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen - St Mary Magdelene, High St Billericay
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen are holding a CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS event in the beautiful setting of St Mary Magdalen Church. Come along and see the talented artists and craftsmen who will be exhibiting and selling their handmade arts and crafts, some demonstrating .
St Mary Magdalen Church, High Street Billericay
Sat 8 Dec

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Christmas Social. Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 10 Dec

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Seasonal Items (Members’ displays). Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 11 Dec

More details - Fellowship Meeting 2pm - 3.30pm
Fellowship meeting at the United Reformed Church, High Street Kelvedon. A Christmas celebration followed by tea, coffee and cake. All welcome. Contact: Gwyn Pegram 01376 573956
United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon
Thu 13 Dec

More details - Harlow Philatelic Society Meeting
Christmas Party, Raffle and Philatelic Quiz. Organised by Harlow Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Brian Cooper (Chairman).
Maidmoore Room, Great Parndon Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow
Thu 13 Dec

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
Chairman’s Night. Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 13 Dec

More details - Bad Manners - Christmas Tour 2018
Bad Manners - Christmas Tour 2018. Artists performing: BAD MANNERS.: Tickets avaiable.
Chinnerys, Southend, Southend on Sea
Tue 18 Dec

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Festive Evening. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Tue 18 Dec

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Details of this meeting will be announced as soon as possible. Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 21 Dec

More details - Havering Singers - Christmas Concert
Havering Singers present seasonal music for all tastes. The choir also welcome a St, Mary’s, Hornchurch school choir to assist with the celebration. You will also have the opportunity to sing a few carols to get you in the mood for the seasonal celebrations.
Holy Cross Church, 260 Hornchurch Rd., Hornchurch
Sat 22 Dec

More details - Dick Whittington
Back for our third successful year in a row, UpStage Theatre Company present our hilarious family pantomime adventure DICK WHITTINGTON by Joshua & Lewis Clarke Join Dick and his Cat Tommy for their adventures in London and beyond!
Lopping Hall, 189 High Road, Loughton
Fri 25 Jan 19 to Sun 27 Jan 2019

More details - Jack and the Beanstalk
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, it’s panto fun for everyone When Jack sells Daisy, his beloved family cow, for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.
Billet Lane Hornchurch
Sun 27 Jan 19

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

More details - Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack. Artists performing: Paul Carrack.: Tickets avaiable.
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea
Fri 1 Mar 19

More details - West Essex Modelrail
Large model railway exhibition, both general and fine scale, presented by Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club, featuring 20+ layouts supported by a good selection of trade, society stands and a Ride on Railway. FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY to all layouts. Refreshments. Large FREE car park.
St. Edward’s Senior School, London Road, Romford
Sat 27 Apr 19 and Sun 28 Apr 2019

More details - Rick Storm
Line Dance Evening
Royal British Legion Club 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Mon 6 May 19

More details - Little Bentley Hall Waterways & Garden Show
Major Charity Garden Show in the wonderful Private Gardens of Little Bentley Hall, considered one of the finest gardens in East Anglia. Gardens open to the Public for this weekend - 1st & 2nd June 2019 only. They were last open in 2014.
Little Bentley Hall, Little Bentley
Thu 23 May 2019, Fri 31 May 2019 to Sun 2 Jun 2019

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