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More details - Join Halstead care home for celebrations this Care Home Open Day
Colne View on Dame Mary Walk will be opening the doors to the public for a free family-friendly event, in celebration of Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative to create lasting relationships between care homes and their local communities.
Colne View Care Home, Colchester Road, Halstead, Essex
Fri 20 Apr

More details - Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers Comedy Dining Event Basil, Sybil and Manuel do their best to look after you in their typical crazy style. A big fun night out in a friendly party atmosphere with some of the finest comedy actors in the land.
The Essex Golf & Country Club, Earls Colne, Colchester
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Colne Valley Cycle Ride
Join us for our 10th Colne Valley Cycle Ride and raise money for your local Air Ambulance. Whether you are looking for a challenge or a family friendly cycle ride, we have the route for you! The 20 mile, 50 mile and 80 mile routes are on the roads surrounding Earls Colne.
Cricket Pitch, Earls Colne Business Park Earls Colne
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Soul Evening with Irie J
Enjoy and evening with soul singer Irie J
The Essex Golf & Country Club, Earls Colne, Colchester
Fri 4 May

More details - House of Stand Up Presents Colchester Comedy
Colchester Comedy opens its doors on the first Saturday of each month. This regular comedy night launches on 5th May and we’re bringing you a great lineup of top comedians. Our headliner for this first Colchester Comedy Show is the Host of Balls of Steel - Mark Dolan!
Essex Golf & Country Club Earls Colne Cochester
Sat 5 May

More details - Wedding Open Evening
Come and view our beautiful Venue and see how the function rooms could be set for your special day and benefit from exclusive offers on the night Reserve tickets today on 01787 224466 to receive complimentary Prosecco and Canapes on arrival.
The Essex Golf & Country Club, Earls Colne, Colchester
Thu 10 May

More details - Coggeshall Art Group Annual Exhibition
New venue and dates this year for the popular Coggeshall Art Group Exhibition. Come and enjoy art in a wide variety of styles and media, all by local artists, in the beautiful Parish Church of St.Peter ad Vincula. All work available to purchase.
Church of St.Peter ad Vincula, Church Green, Coggeshall
Fri 4 May to Mon 7 May

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 22 Apr, Sun 6 May

More details - Braintree & District Philatelic Society Meeting
QV Canada (D.A. Armitage) Organised by Braintree & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: John Birch (Secretary).
Archer Community Centre, 28-32 East Street, Braintree
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Braintree & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Competition and Chairmans Cup Organised by Braintree & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: John Birch (Secretary).
Archer Community Centre, 28-32 East Street, Braintree
Tue 8 May

More details - Braintree Organic Gardening Club
The Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month with interesting speakers from the gardening world. From May to August we organise trips to local open gardens. On Saturday 12 May we will be selling plants from our market stall outside the Town Hall in Braintree from 8 until 3.
Braintree & Bocking Community Centre 19 - 21 Bocking End, Braintree
Sat 12 May

More details - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen are holding a Spring Craft Weekend  - Grange Barn , Coggeshall, Essex
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen are holding a Spring Craft Show in the historic Grange Barn 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 .
Grange Barn , Grange Hill, Coggeshall
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Simply Singles
On the first and third Thursday of every month we meet for a drink and lively conversation. Come along and meet up with like-minded singles who have a zest for life. Join us for meals, cinema, theatre trips walks etc.
Horse & Groom, Rayne Road, Braintree
Today

More details - Rosedale - Open Garden for NGS
Approx one-third of an acre plantsman’s garden developed over the last 24 years, containing many unusual plants, herbaceous borders and pond. For the May opening see a super collection of peonies and for the July opening a stunning collection of approx 60 Agapanthus in full flower.
Rosedale, Bures
Sun 6 May

More details - Cheeki Monkeys Braintree Nearly New Baby & Childrens Market
Pop-up Baby & Children’s Market and Fun Family Day Out The place where "Smart Parents" shop - SAVE up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods! A BOUNTIFUL MARKET WITH HUNDREDS OF PRE-LOVED & HAND MADE GOODS TO CHOOSE FROM.
Rayne Village Hall, 3 Gore Road, Rayne. Braintree
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Temple at War
Temple at War is a unique experience which combines Living History Groups with the General public. The two day extravaganza showcases the last 100 years of Military history, from the Great War to the Cold War.
Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex CM2
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

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 27 Apr, Fri 25 May

More details - Sudbury & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting. 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 1 May

More details - Sudbury & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Going Off Piste (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 15 May

More details - Spring Forage and Wild Cooking Demo
Suffolk Market Events is delighted to have teamed up with The Foragers Feast to bring you even more fabulous foraging workshops with Carl Shillingford (expert forager and a Michel Roux trained chef) and Matthew Rooney (hugely knowledgable ecologist and mushroom grower).
Arger Fen
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 6 May

More details - Fellowship Meeting 12.30pm - 2.00pm
ALL welcome to attend. April’s meeting will be a Fish & Chip lunch with tea/coffee and time to chat with others. Come along to the main hall at the United Reformed Church, Kelvedon and join us. Tel: Gwyn Pegram 07875 109472
United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon
Today

More details - Fellowship Meeting 2pm - 3.30pm
ALL welcome to attend. May’s meeting will be "Baz & Harv" (Music duo) followed by tea/coffee and time to chat with others. Come along to the main hall at the United Reformed Church, Kelvedon and join us. Tel: Gwyn Pegram 07875 109472
United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon
Thu 10 May

More details - Great Bardfield Village Garage Sale
Join us Bargain Hunting on May 12th 2018 Everyone is welcome to join us in Great Bardfield for our annual village garage sale. The garage sale will be held on Saturday 12th May 2018 from 12 noon onwards.
Great Bardfield
Sat 12 May

More details - Art Exhibition by The Assington Group of Artists
Art Exhibition by the Assington Group of Artists. Sat 28th April 10am - 5pm & Sun 29th April 10am-4pm. Free entry.
Village Hall, The Street, Assington
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Beer Festival with Arabian Racing
Arabian racing is back at Chelmsford City Racecourse on 21st April and we will be brewing up some fun at The Arabian Racing Organisation season opener.
Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Clare Art Club Arts and Crafts Exhibition
The exhibition is home to a wide variety of original art, crafts, jewellery, prints and cards for sale. There will be art demonstrations going on throughout the weekend, so pop down and learn some tips from the artists themselves.
Clare Town Hall, Market Hill, Clare, Sudbury
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Summer Craft Market
Our beautiful Summer Craft Market will be back in the gorgeous Suffolk village of Clare where you will find us all under one stunning roof in Clare Town Hall.
Clare Town Hall, Market Hill, Clare
Sat 12 May

More details - Long Melford Book Fair
Between 15 and 20 exhibitors will be offering a wide range of secondhand, out of print and collectable books for sale. From paperbacks to antiquarian. Often also postcards and ephemera. Home made refreshments available. Free parking. The longest running independent book fair in East Anglia.
Memorial Hall (opp Bull Hotel), Long Melford
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Search Light Swing Dance - Witham
Music and dance 1940s style, wartime dance with swing jive and traditional wartime social community dancing, the Memorial Hall has a large dance floor.
Royal British Legion Memorial Hall Newland Street Witham.
Sat 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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 28 Apr

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 12 May

More details - SESAW Spring Fair
Something for everyone at this popular charity event. Quality gifts, crafts, jewellery, bric a brac, collectables, furnishings, toys, books, DVDs/CDs, pet, electrical and homemade cake and preserves stalls and more. Big Raffle and Tombola, homemade food and refreshments available. Free parking.
The Old School, The Green, Long Melford
Sun 22 Apr

More details - SESAW £1 Sale
Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (SESAW) is holding a Sale to raise funds for the animals. No change required, only £1 coins or bigger! Lots of bargain toys, games, puzzles, china, glass, jewellery, books, pictures, cds, dvds and pet products.
St. Lukes Church Extension Hall, Church Road, Tiptree
Sat 12 May

More details - Susan Clare – Impressionistic Landscapes Mixed Media workshop
After a demonstration by tutor, Susan Clare, and guidance to try mixed media textural effects with ‘tools’ like cling film, gesso, masking fluid, Inktense pencils and acrylic inks, you will be painting banks of colourful flowers in an impressionistic style.
Art & Craft Days, the Butterfly Studio, Flacks Green, Terling, Essex
Fri 20 Apr

More details - Favourite Pooches – Needle Felting workshop
Join Lana for this needle felting workshop. Lana will show you how to needle felt a dog using a wire armature. Learn how to felt around wire and form the shape of your pooch prior to adding the all important features to give you dog his own character. You will take home your new little fury-felted friend.
Art & Craft Days, the Butterfly Studio, Flacks Green, Terling, Essex
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Spring Plant Fair & Umbellifer Talk
A wonderful and historic location of Layer Marney Tower makes this a great venue to host a special event to celebrate the Umbellifer and this will be the basis of a talk by Nursery owner, writer and wildlife expert Marina Christopher.
Layer Marney Tower Nr Colchester Essex
Sun 13 May

More details - Kentwell Hall's Tudor May Day Celebrations
A wonderful Tudor event with over 100 costumed Tudors, and includes lots of merry making and activities for all the family to join in. Tudors will be in the main house, around the gardens & grounds and joining in all the May celebrations; musical events, plays, processions, dancing and pageantry.
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Redefining the Classical Guitar with Gary Ryan
Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Enlightenment  by Shelagh Stephenson
Lia and Nick have not heard from their son for six months. He was travelling in his gap year and they fear he has been killed in a terrorist bombing. Anxious for any news, the couple turn to whatever means possible to find out what has happened to their son.
Headgate Theatre 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 9 May to Sat 12 May

More details - Homage to Segovia : Concert and Workshop with Morgan Szymanski
Born in Mexico City in 1979, Morgan Szymanski started playing guitar at the age of six. After studying in Mexico and Europe, he now travels all over the world playing a wide range of guitar music.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 13 May

More details - Brighton Fringe Festival Previews, Think Outside The Box, Press Start to Play, T*ts, Teeth & Tw*t
University Centre Colchester BA (Hons) Acting & Creative Performance Think Outside The Box - a show exploring the limits at each end of the spectrum, from the mundane to the absurd Press Start To Play - Three rounds. Two teams. One prize.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Tue 15 May

More details - A Doll's House
The Helmers are an iconic power couple. They excel at work, staying on top, they excel at excelling. But as his autobiography rolls out, it seems there are a few things that Mr. Helmer did not mention.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 16 May

More details - Hatfield Peverel Bowling Club Open Day
Come and try Bowling, indoor in our purpose built Pavilion or outside on our six rink Bowling Green. Plenty of room to sit and watch or join in with equipment provided. All we ask is that you bring flat soled shoes or slippers in which to bowl. There will be experienced members on hand to give tuition and information.
The Bob Gammie Pavilion, Hatfield Peverel Sports Ground, Wickham Bishops Road
Sun 13 May

More details - Colchester Town & Country Fair
All day entertainment which may include birds of prey, working dogs, children’s entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.
Lower Castle Park, Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Concert to Commemorate the Centenary of the End of WW1
A unique opportunity to hear the combined talents of the Band of the Parachute Regiment, Colchester Military Wives’ and Essex Police Choirs, performing numbers both old and new - with some audience participation!
St Botolphs Church, Colchester
Sat 12 May

More details - The Britishness Project
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present The Britishness Project, a groundbreaking exhibition that investigates notions of Britishness through art making.
Firstsite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester
Today to Tue 15 May

More details - The Britishness Project
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present The Britishness Project, a groundbreaking exhibition that investigates notions of Britishness through art making.
Firstsite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester
Wed 16 May

More details - Thaxted Craft  Market
Margaret Gardens, Thaxted. Crafts, , plants etc., etc., In aid of Thaxted Scouts. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE ENTRY Stallholders welcome to apply
Margaret Gardens, Margaret Street, Thaxted
Mon 7 May

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Display by Braintree P.S. Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 20 Apr