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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - Old Rectory House - Open Garden for NGS
An informal country garden surrounded by meadows which are managed to encourage floral diversity and wildlife. Take a pleasant stroll through the grasses and wild flowers on seasonally mown paths.
Old Rectory House, Sudbury
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Lee Thomas Exhibition
Lee Thomas is a Colchester-based artist, who has established a reputation for creating emotive works of boats and seascapes. Much of the inspiration for his work is taken from the Eastern counties coastlines, including Mersea.
Mill Tye Gallery, 3 Cornard Mills, Mill Tye, Great Cornard Sudbury, Suffolk
Today to Sun 24 Jun

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 - Sudbury Farmers Market
This fantastic Farmers’ Market, a huge hit in the town centre is now one of Suffolk’s busiest town markets. Every month the stunning venue is filled with some of the regions very highest quality local produce.
St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury
Fri 29 Jun, Fri 27 Jul

More details - Sudbury & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Members’ displays. Organised by Sudbury & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: David Gottesmann (Secretary).
Church Hall, Our Lady & St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 20 The Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tue 10 Jul, Tue 14 Aug

More details - Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day on Saturday 30th June 2018 @ The Delphi Centre CO10 2QQ. The Family Fun Day will have a range of inflatables: Bouncy Castles, Megga Slide, Last man standing, Large Football Dart Board, Dance & Bounce Castle, Electric Go Karts, Donkeys, OVER 50 STALLS!
Delphi Center, Alexandra Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO102QQ
Sat 30 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 - Bringing the Beach to Long Melford Library
A free beachcombing event in Long Melford Library. Can you decipher the clues to find the treasures hidden in the mini-beach? There will be a tableful of beachcombing treasures for you to handle. Have you ever seen a mammoth’s tooth?!
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Cavendish –Welsh Choir Concert
The Ynysowen choir from Aberfan in Wales, will be performing a concert in St Mary’s Church, Cavendish, Suffolk at 7.30pm on Saturday 30th June 2018. The choir is again returning to Cavendish after performing very successful and enjoyable concerts in the village in past years. The large choir also includes soloists.
St Mary’s Church, Cavendish
Sat 30 Jun

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 - Melford Hall - Melford Hall Art Fair
Melford Hall’s Art Fair is not only an opportunity to view and buy the paintings of a group of East Anglian artists, but also to meet them as they demonstrate their skills.
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury,
Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Melford Hall - Tales from the High Seas
Join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits. Meet in the library for a rsum of the naval exploits of the Hyde Parker family. From the Baltic to the Caribbean or from the Indian to the Atlantic Oceans, the Hyde Parker family were a sea-faring dynasty.
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Melford Hall - Three Mills Walk
A guided walk along the the old railway line and taking in three water mills as well as Sudbury’s famous water meadows. A pleasant 5.5 mile guided walk from magnificent Melford Hall to Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury.
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury,
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 28 Jul

More details - Melford Hall - Melford Hall's Railway Walk
A popular guided walk taking in some railway and village history as well as both some modern archaeology and the natural beauty of the Suffolk countryside. Join us for a guided four-mile walk retracing the route of the former Great Eastern Railway Line linking the medieval wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford.
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury,
Sat 7 Jul

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Open Air Cinema - The Blues Brothers
A wonderful evening event with Open Air Cinema and live entertainment and the showing of "the cultist of cult films" The Blues Brothers - brilliant music and fantastic car chases, in the grounds of Kentwell. All you need to bring is your own chair/blanket and picnic/fizz/wine! for a glorious night under the stars.
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Fri 13 Jul

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Haverhill Craft Beer Festival
Market Square Group is looking forward to the Haverhill Craft Beer Festival with beer, music and street foods on The Square. Local producers and businesses are particularly welcome to apply for a stall. Please submit your booking with a full description of your products - photos may be requested.
Market Square
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

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 - Lavenham Farmers Market
Lavenham Farmers Market is officially the best market in Suffolk. This fantastic Farmers’ Market boasts over 30 of the highest quality, small scale producers in Suffolk.
Lavenham Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Bringing the Beach to Lavenham Library
A free beachcombing event in Lavenham Library. Can you decipher the clues to find the treasures hidden in the mini shingle beach? There will be a tableful of beachcombing treasures for you to handle. Have you ever seen a mammoth’s tooth?!
Sun 15 Jul

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 - 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 - Lavenham Guildhall - Spinning Demonstrations
Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning days and see our wonderful volunteers in action; demonstrating the traditional art of spinning wool into the yarn we see and recognise today. Our spinning demonstrations are ongoing throughout the day. Every week on a Thursday.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury
Today, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Lavenham Guildhall - Big Spinning Day
Lavenham was once famous for spinning wool, seeing Lavenham boom in the late 15th Century through wealth from the wool trade. Join us on the 16 June for a special day of demonstrations. A special opportunity to come and see our wonderful volunteers spinning wool using traditional spinning wheels.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury

More details - Lavenham Guildhall - Colours to dye for
Come along on July 14 and experience for yourself fleece dyeing and spinning first hand. This annual event showcases traditional and medieval spinning techniques. Discover how raw wool is spun into yarn, and see dyeing and colour processes all done by hand.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Lavenham Guildhall - Discover Lavenham's Secrets
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and biscuits before enjoying a guided walk around historic Lavenham uncover secrets and hidden tales. Lovely light lunch included. A guided walk around the historic centre of this unique medieval village.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury
Sat 14 Jul, Sat 11 Aug

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

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