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Enjoy a Big Trick or Treat at Lakeside this October

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Enjoy a Big Trick or Treat at Lakeside this October To celebrate Halloween and Half Term, Lakeside Shopping Centre are thrilled to be hosting a ‘spook-tacular’ Big Trick or Treat event from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 October.
Lakeside West Thurrock Way Grays RM20 2ZP
Today to Sun 31 Oct

Santus Circus 2021

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Lasers amaze at Santus Circus 2021 The south-east's best-loved traditional circus has a roomy, well-ventilated Big Top packed with colourful, live family entertainment.
A13 Boot Fair Site, Sadlers’ Farm Roundabout, NORTH BENFLEET SS13 2HD
Today to Sun 31 Oct

Cursed Fright Nights

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Grab your tickets as it’s time to run away with the Circus. Start your evening off with a ‘mEAT and greet’ with our FestEVIL Freaks, but don’t hang around or you’ll be their latest victim.
Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, SS16 4UH SS1 6UH
Today to Sun 31 Oct

Spooky Fest

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Entertain your children this Halloween at Essex No.1 Halloween Event where they will access 3 chilling mazes, enjoy spooky stories, meet some creepy creatures and join the annual spooky hunt.
Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, SS16 4UH SS1 6UH
Today to Sun 31 Oct

Brimstone and Treacle

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Chameleon's Web Theatre Company Dennis Potter’s clever, disturbing and highly-controversial morality tale concerns Mr and Mrs Bates, a dull, middle-aged couple, whose only daughter, Pattie,
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT
Today to Sat 30 Oct

Draw on the Floor

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Join us for an exciting half term of drawing here at Harlow Museum. Our Draw on the Floor event invites children and their grown-ups to make their mark on our giant artwork.
Harlow Museum Muskham Rd Harlow CM20 2LS
Today, Sat 30 Oct

Wind in the Willows - A Musical Theatre Workshop

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A four day musical theatre workshop based on the well known story by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Griff Scott.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT
Today and Fri 29 Oct

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously Sir Ranulph Fiennes; named by The Guinness Book of Records as the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure; amongst his many
Charter Hall, Colchester CO1 1YH
Today

California Suite

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Comedy by Neil Simon, performed by Theydon Bois Drama Society
Theydon Bois Village Hall Coppice Row Theydon Bois Essex CM16 7ER
Today to Sat 30 Oct

The Witchfinder's Sister

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The Witchfinder’s Sister A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown Adapted for the stage by Vickie Donoghue The world premiere of a chilling and creepy tale of Essex witch
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT
Today to Sat 30 Oct

Legend - The Music of Bob Marley

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When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley.
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Fri 29 Oct

The Colchester Kilo

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The Colchester Kilo Are you a lover of vintage fashion? Come and shop endless rails of sustainable, vintage, retro and branded fashion for just £15 per kilo! On 30th October 2021 at Colchester Charter Hall.
Charter Hall, Colchester CO1 1YH
Sat 30 Oct

Bye Bye Baby: The Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

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Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’.
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Sat 30 Oct

Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby and Children's Market Rayleigh and Benfleet

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Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby and Children’s Market Rayleigh and Benfleet The wait is over Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby and Children's Market is here: Runneymede Hall, Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF To book a stall or for more information please visit:
Runneymede Hall, Kiln Road, Thundersley SS7 1TF
Sat 30 Oct

Diesel Day

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Unlimited rides on a diesel train. Large model railway layout. Working signal box, Travelling Post Office carriages, shop and large free car park.
Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sun 31 Oct

The Wayfaring Stranger Alternative Fair - Waltham Abbey

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The Wayfaring Stranger Alternative Fair - Waltham Abbey Indoor market offering varied pagan, Wiccan, spiritual, fantasy and novelty stalls. Alternative holistic therapies and healing. Card reading Mediums, crystal divination, stalls and much more…
Waltham Abbey Community Centre. 46 Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey EN9 1QD
Sun 31 Oct

SUNDAY MARKET St.OsythBeach Sunday Market SAILOR BOY

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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
Hutleys Caravan Park, ST.OSYTH BEACH,St.Osyth,Clacton on sea CO16 8TB
Sun 31 Oct

Stamp Club Meeting (Basildon)

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4Oct: Members display 12 or more pages from their collections; 1Nov: Annual General Meetings. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society - Local contact: Alan Taylor. Potential new members welcome.
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon SS14 2FL
Mon 1 Nov

Stamp Club Meeting (Frinton)

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4Oct: Auction; 18Oct: Display by Steve Alpe and Jon Juby; 1Nov: Competitions; 15Nov: Display by two members. Organised by Frinton & District Philatelic Society. Local contact: Geoff Miller.
Room 5, Frinton Community Centre, Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 0AU
Mon 1 Nov, Mon 15 Nov

Wellgate Community Farm Beaks & Squeaks

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Wellgate Community Farm Beaks & Squeaks Aimed at children aged 3 – 7, Beaks & Squeaks is a two-hour session themed around our “Beaks” (our chickens and ducks), and “Squeaks” (rabbits and guinea-pigs).
Collier row road coliier Row RM5 2BH
Tue 2 Nov, Tue 9 Nov, and more dates until Tue 14 Dec

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