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Spring Talks 2022

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Our talks series is back this Spring! Join us for 5 new talks in March and April where we will be joined by speakers discussing local history.
Jaywick Martello Tower The Promenade, Belsize Avenue Jaywick Sands CO15 2LF
Fri 4 Mar, Fri 11 Mar, Fri 18 Mar, Fri 25 Mar, Fri 1 Apr

The Kitchen Sink

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A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells An irresistibly funny and tender play Things aren’t going to plan for one Yorkshire family.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Billet Lane RM11 1QT
Thu 17 Mar to Sat 19 Mar, Mon 21 Mar to Sat 26 Mar, Mon 28 Mar to Sat 2 Apr

Easter at Rainham Marshes

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This Easter your adventure starts with us - explore the reserve and have a fabulous family adventure. Explore the reserve with our wildlife trail - can you solve the clues and be a wild explorer?
Rainham Marshes nature reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ
Sat 2 Apr to Mon 18 Apr

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

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Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. Artists performing: Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. Tickets avaiable.
Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester CO1 1NF
Sun 3 Apr

Shakatak

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Shakatak. Artists performing: Shakatak. Tickets avaiable.
Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester CO1 1NF
Thu 7 Apr

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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3 acres of secluded gardens in rural historic setting. Mature trees surround variety of planting and water features, woodland walks under planted with bulbs leading to tidal river, cottage garden,...
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens, Maldon CM9 6LL
Fri 8 Apr

Choc & Gilly - The Reunion Shows

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Choc & Gilly - The Reunion Shows Tickets avaiable.
Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester CO1 1NF
Sat 9 Apr

90S PLAYTIME

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90S PLAYTIME. Artists performing: Vengaboys, 911, S Club. Tickets avaiable.
Garon Park, South End On Sea SS2 4FA
Fri 15 Apr

Tropicana Nights!

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Tropicana Nights! Tickets avaiable.
Garon Park, South End On Sea SS2 4FA
Sat 16 Apr

TransportFest Vehicle Show

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TransportFest Vehicle Show Sunday 17th April 2022 Easter Show with Classic Cars, Buses, Military Vehicles & all types of transport. Stalls, music and entertainment.
Museum of Power Hatfield Road Langford Maldon CM9 6QA
Sun 17 Apr

Peacocks - Open Garden for NGS

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10 acre varied garden ideal for picnics with several seating areas. Mature native and specimen trees. Restored horticultural buildings.
Peacocks, Margaretting CM4 9HY
Sun 17 Apr, Sun 15 May, Sun 12 Jun

Forever in Blue Jeans

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Come and join the greatest party in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 25 happy and successful years On The Road”.
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Wed 20 Apr

The ELO Experience

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The ELO Experience - Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits and More Tour! Celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra.
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Thu 21 Apr

Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Evening

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Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Evening Friday 22nd April 2022 An evening of great fun and experience for all ages, combining good food with a dramatic crime scene and a clue solving game.
Museum of Power Hatfield Road Langford Maldon CM9 6QA
Fri 22 Apr

Wildlife Walk at Rainham Marshes

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Join our fabulous team for a winter walk at Rainham Marshes, as we take you on a wonderful wildlife walk around the marshes.
Rainham Marshes nature reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ
Fri 22 Apr, Sun 24 Apr, and more dates until Sun 19 Jun

Loxley House - Open Garden for NGS

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On entering the rear garden you will be surprised and delighted by this town garden. A colourful patio with pots and containers.
Loxley House, Brentwood CM15 9EL
Sat 23 Apr

Writtle University College - Open Garden for NGS

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Writtle University college has 15 acres of informal lawns with naturalized bulbs and wildflowers. Large tree collection, mixed shrubs, herbaceous border, dry/ Mediterranean borders, seasonal bedding...
Writtle University College, Writtle CM1 3RR
Sat 23 Apr

The Magic of Motown

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Celebrating 60 magical years of Motown, immerse yourself in the sound of a generation as The Magic of Motown returns to the stage!
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Sat 23 Apr

Ulting Wick - Open Garden for NGS

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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,...
Ulting Wick, Maldon CM9 6QX
Sun 24 Apr, Fri 29 Apr

Visit the Vulcan Day

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Visit the Vulcan Day See former Royal Air Force bomber Avro Vulcan XL426 up close at our Visit the Vulcan Day at London Southend Airport.
London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF
Sun 24 Apr
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