What's on in Essex

May events

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

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

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

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A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical Book and Lyrics by Jake Brunger Music and Lyrics by Pippa Cleary A
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Billet Lane RM11 1QT
Thu 28 Apr, Sat 30 Apr, Tue 3 May, and more dates until Sat 28 May

Bucklers Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

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Traditional country garden, with blowsy borders, yew hedges, topiary and a little knot garden. A very tranquil, magical place, with two ponds and a pool - is it just for the reflections or can you...
Bucklers Farmhouse, Colchester CO6 1SB
Sun 1 May, Fri 10 Jun, Sun 12 Jun

Furzelea - Open Garden for NGS

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Country garden of nearly one acre that has evolved overtime to showcase the seasons by titillating the senses with colour, scent, texture and form.
Furzelea, Danbury CM3 4JR
Sun 1 May, Sun 5 Jun

Heyrons - Open Garden for NGS

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An informal garden of four parts created for family enjoyment within and around an ancient restored farmyard. An Essex barn and red brick farm buildings surround an intensely planted walled garden.
Heyrons, Chelmsford CM1 4QN
Mon 2 May

90's Live

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Get ready as we spice up your life, taking you back for good and hit you one more time with the ultimate 90’s party night out!
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Thu 5 May

Bassetts - Open Garden for NGS

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2 acre garden, tennis court, swimming pool surrounding an early C17 house with plants for year-round interest set on gently sloping ground with lovely distant views of the Essex countryside.
Bassetts, Chelmsford CM3 4BZ
Fri 6 May, Sun 8 May

39 Wakering Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

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A small well-established town garden with an interesting use of space creating several garden rooms. Seating areas capture the sun as it moves across the garden.
39 Wakering Avenue, Southend-On-Sea SS3 9BE
Sat 7 May

Green Island - Open Garden for NGS

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A garden for all seasons, highlights inc bluebells, azaleas, autumn colour, winter hamamelis and snowdrops. A plantsman's paradise.
Green Island, Ardleigh CO7 7SP
Sat 7 May

Sweet Caroline - The Ultimate Tribute to Neil Diamond

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Starring renowned tribute artist Gary Ryan, as seen on ‘Stars in Their Eyes’! The show will take you for one special evening, back to where it began.
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Sat 7 May

1 Whitehouse Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

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Nestled betwixt farmland in rural Essex, is our small secret garden, that has a wonderful charm and serenity to it.
1 Whitehouse Cottages, Woodham Walter CM9 6LR
Sun 8 May

The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS

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Victorian former vicarage surrounded by three acres of formal gardens, one acre woodland garden and seven acre hay meadow. Deep mixed borders. Rose garden with perennial underplanting.
The Old Vicarage, Broxted CM6 2BU
Sun 8 May, Sun 19 Jun

Fastlove

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Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael Celebration! Few shows have reached the dizzy heights of Fastlove, now touring in 18 countries, selling over 250,000...
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Thu 12 May

An Evening With Mortimer and Whitehouse

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Bob and Paul invite you to join them for a chat about fishing, life, death and falling over. And Ted of course. Will Bob ever stop winding? Will Paul ever stop whining?
Charter Hall, Colchester CO1 1YH
Thu 12 May

Graeme Hall- The Dogfather

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Graeme Hall The Dogfather Live On Stage 2022 The hugely popular and accomplished Graeme Hall (Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (very) badly) is bringing his wisdom, charm and puppy prowess to a UK venue
Charter Hall, Colchester CO1 1YH
Fri 13 May

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. Artists performing: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. Tickets avaiable.
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea SS0 7RA
Fri 13 May

14 Clifton Terrace - Open Garden for NGS

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A very long, narrow garden alongside the railway station. Near house: herbaceous border, shrubs, lawn and roses. Slope down to station footpath: ground cover shrubs.
14 Clifton Terrace, Colchester CO7 9DY
Sat 14 May and Sun 15 May

Nuclear Rush Weekend Rookies

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Nuclear Rookies are fun, pumped-up muddy obstacle courses for 4-14 year old kids of any fitness level Rookies can test their skills on a specially designed fun 1.
Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 0LA
Sat 14 May and Sun 15 May

Nuclear Rush Weekend

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Rush Weekend 14 & 15th May 2022 First wave is OCRWC Qualification wave on both days Choose from multi award winning 7km or 12km course distances over obstacle-loaded, muddy farmland set in the
Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 0LA
Sat 14 May

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