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More details - Colne Engaine Dramatic Society presents:  Spirit Level a play by Pam Valentine
at Colne Engaine village hall at 8 p.m. - doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are all £9.00 and available from Box Office cedsboxoffice@gmail.
Colne Engaine Village hall
Thu 24 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Rookwoods - Open Garden for NGS
Rookwoods is a tranquil garden. The herbaceous borders feature columns of tumbling roses, Pleached hornbeam rooms lead to a wild flower bed, buttercup meadow and ancient oak wood. There is no need to walk far, you can come and linger over tea, under a dreamy wisteria canopy, while enjoying the garden view.
Rookwoods, Sible Hedingham
Mon 28 May

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
Mon 28 May, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Colchester Comedy
Enjoy an evening of comedy with 5 comedians direct from the London circuit Featuring Gordon Southern
The Essex Golf & Country Club, Earls Colne, Colchester
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Bures Open Gardens
A variety of up to 20 village gardens open in and around Bures, including Bures Mill and Highfields Farm. This year’s event will have a dragon theme. There will be an art exhibition in St Mary’s Church, cream teas from 2-5pm as well as cake and book stalls.
Bures
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Lee Thomas Exhibition: Preview Event
Lee Thomas is a Colchester-based artist, who has established a reputation for creating emotive works of boats and seascapes. He has shown his work at events across the UK and into the US, and will now be at Mill Tye Gallery from 2nd June, for four weeks.
Mill Tye Gallery, 3 Cornard Mills, Mill Tye, Great Cornard Sudbury, Suffolk
Sat 2 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
Sun 3 Jun to Sun 24 Jun

More details - Spencers - Open Garden for NGS
Romantic C18 walled garden laid out by Lady Anne Spencer, overflowing with blooms following Tom Stuart-Smiths renovation. Huge wisteria, armies of Lord Butler delphiniums (Rab lived at Spencers). Spectacular rose and herbaceous borders. Parkland with many specimen trees including Armada Oaks.
Spencers, Great Yeldham
Sun 3 Jun

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 25 May

More details - Taste of Sudbury Food & Drink Festival
A fantastic annual event, held in the centre of this Suffolk market town and aimed at celebrating, promoting and showcasing the very best producers, restaurants, chefs and food industries that we are so lucky to have in this part of Suffolk.
St Peter’s & Market Hill, Sudbury
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Sudbury & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Tasmania (I. Spencer). 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 12 Jun

More details - Wormingford Flower Festival
Wormingford, Annual Flower Festival at St Andrew’s Church which takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, May 26th, 27th and 28th this year. Our subject this year is ‘Up London Town’ celebrating things connected with Londion, which gives our team of flower arrangers lots of scope!
Saint Andrew’s Church, Wormingford (off B1508 between Colchester and Sudbury)
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Gnomeo & Juliet Film - followed by Family Disco
Gnomeo and Juliet animated film followed by family disco. Seating inside the 350 yer old barn, with usher to seat service for drinks and snacks on tiered seating on super comfy beanbags / beachchairs and our massive screen After the film the screen rolls-up to reveal the DJ for the afterparty - classic dances...
Stock Street Farm Barn, Stock Street Farm
Thu 31 May

More details - Grease Film followed by Rock'n  Roll Party nite afterparty
Grease Film inside the 350 year old barn on tiered seating with lux bean bag option. Usher to-seat drinks and popcorn thru show. Crowd karaoke to get you warmed-up....dressing-up, loud singing and dancing encouraged - followed by Rock’roll afterparty till 01.30am!
Stock Street Farm Barn, Stock Street Farm
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Pride & Prejudice ('05)
Lovely film inside a 350 year old Essex barn on tiered seating with supercomfy bean bag option, drinks brought to your seat thru the film by ushers - followed by a firepit and open gardens under the stars - - with popular classical music DJ until midnight....
Stock Street Farm Barn, Stock Street Farm
Sat 2 Jun

More details - The Secret Garden Film, open garden and garden games
The Secret Garden Film (’93) lovely story - this being Coggeshall Open Gardens weekend. Tiered seating inside our 350 year old Essex Barn, followed by games in the gardens....
Stock Street Farm Barn, Stock Street Farm
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Coggeshall Open Gardens - Ponds, Pools & Puddles
This year Coggeshall’s gardeners invite you to share the magic of "Ponds, Pools and Puddles" when we open our gardens on Sunday, 3rd June from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Come and explore woodland gardens, riverside gardens, tiny gardens and formal gardens.
Coggeshall
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Paycocke's - A Midsummer's Night's Dream Outdoor Theatre
Join the fabulous Three Inch Fools as they perform one of Shakespeare’s most magical plays in the gorgeous setting of Paycocke’s Garden. Bring a picnic and a chair and let the fairies delight.
Paycocke’s, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester,
Sat 2 Jun

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 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sun 5 Aug

More details - Aldham Open Gardens
Approx. 15 Gardens Open, large and small. Dedham Arts Group holding an arts exhibition in Aldham Church. Light refreshments in The Village Hall from 12.30 p.m. plus teas served in certain gardens, and cake and plant stalls. There will also be a Free Minibus around the Gardens.
Aldham, Colcester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Grange Barn - Hamlet
Join the fabulous Three Inch Fools as they perform one of Shakespeare’s most famous and influential plays in the dramatic setting of Coggeshall Grange Barn. Bring and chair and a picnic.
Grange Barn, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Colchester
Sun 3 Jun

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 9 Jun

More details - Leaven Hall - Open Garden for NGS
A long gravel drive leads to the wisteria and rose clad C17 house set amid 15 acres of meadows and gardens. Walled garden and a huge pond/bog garden/woodland with lawns and mature trees. There is a working vegetable/cut flower garden and peach, nectarine and apricots by the pool.
Leaven Hall, Colchester
Mon 28 May

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 26 May, Sat 23 Jun

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,
Thu 31 May to Sun 3 Jun, Wed 6 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Wed 13 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 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 2 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Melford Hall - Beatrix Potter story readings
Get carried away by the magical adventures of Peter Rabbit and his friends as written by Beatrix Potter and narrated by one of our story tellers. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for young children.
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury,
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Melford Hall - Art revealed by torchlight.... Hidden depths of Melford Hall's paintings.
An opportunity to view some of our paintings as they have never been seen before. Join our knowledgeable guides who will be highlighting some of the Melford Hall paintings using a specialist LED torch.
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury,
Sun 10 Jun

More details - New Age Sports
New Age Sports allows people of all abilities to compete together. Have you ever taken part in New Age Kurling, or Boccia. Well now is the time to try! You certainly do not have to be fantastically fit to play. Babergh Branch of the Oddfellows invites you to its first meeting of its kind.
Acton Village Hall Acton
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Long Melford Open Gardens
Plenty of gardens to see throughout the beautifull village of Long Melford. Gardens from courtyard to country mansion. With plants sales, refreshments with home-made cakes. There’s plenty to see and be inspired by. Come and spend the day with us. All funds going towards Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford
Village of Long Melford
Mon 28 May

More details - Horkesley Hall - Open Garden for NGS
8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house in mature parkland setting. 2 lakes, one with jungle walk. Unusual, ancient and enormous trees. Largest ginkgo tree outside Kew. Walled garden, snowdrops, wild flower garden, blossom, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas.
Horkesley Hall, Colchester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Kentwell Hall's Through the Ages (Neolithics, Romans, Tudors, 1920's . . . to Present Day)
A fantastic experience journeying through the ages. From a Neolithic camp to the twentieth century (with a few historical surprises along the way), this is a fantastic event for all the family!
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Kentwell Hall's Wool Weekend
Kentwell Hall’s Weekend of Wool and all things Sheep! This is an exciting journey from sheep shearing to seeing the wool spun and in the traditional Tudor way, watch dyers and cloth being made.
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Kentwell Hall Tudor Midsummer Special Event
This is Kentwell’s biggest, best known and most loved Tudor event of the year. Visitors step back in time to 1538 where our Tudors re-create a whole working, living community. Tudors dress, speak, cook, eat, drink, create music and dance . . .
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Nayland Church Fete
This is a wonderful traditional fete with side shows including zippy dipper, bouncy castle, splat the rat, and coconut shy, stalls including plants, books, vintage, DIY/Tools.
Nayland Playing Field, Church Lane, Nayland
Mon 28 May

More details - Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Nayland, Colchester
Come and enjoy a day of pampering at our Holistic Fair near Ipswich. Indulge yourself with a choice of therapies, holistic services, a reading with one of our tarot or mediumship readers.
Nayland Village Hall, Church Ln, Nayland, Colchester.
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Boxford Open Gardens
20+ Gardens open to the public Light Lunches and cream teas in Village Hall 12-2pm Church Tower Open 1-3pm Stalls selling Plants, Produce, Collectables, Cakes and Ice-cream Free shuttle bus from centre to outlying gardens All profits to St Marys Church, Boxford
Boxford Sudbury
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Praise in the Park
Games and free picnic followed by a time of worship suitable for all the family.
The Recreation Ground, The Chase, Kelvedon, Colchester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Fellowship Meeting 2pm - 3.30pm
ALL welcome to attend. June’s meeting will be our AGM followed by a strawberry 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 14 Jun

More details - Camp Fires & Den Building
Show off your wild side by joining us for a den building session in the park. You’ll be rewarded with toasted marshmallows cooked over a campfire. All equipment and marshmallows supplied.
East Town Park, Coupals Road, Haverhill
Wed 30 May

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 27 May, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Chelmsford Mind Body Spirit Festival weekend 9th & 10th June 2018
5 years running. With 100 stands and a new venue for 2018 - Chelmsford City Racecourse. There are lots of extra, exciting things happening! An uplifting, enlightening weekend brought to you once again by Life Arts.
Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 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
Fri 15 Jun, Sun 24 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
Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Lavenham Guildhall - Corpus Christi Feast Day
This year marks a special celebration to the Saint of Corpus Christi. It is to the Religious Guild of Corpus Christi that we owe the existence of this special place to, as in its heyday it was their Guild hall. The highly decorative detailing to the Guildhall shows how important Guilds were to their inhabitants.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury
Thu 31 May

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 9 Jun

More details - Lavenham Guildhall - Lavenham  Hidden Gardens
This year we are proud to be taking part in the Lavenham Hidden Gardens. See our wonderful and tranquil Guildhall garden which is maintained by our wonderful volunteers. There are many incredible gardens around the village taking part.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury
Sun 10 Jun

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
Mon 18 Jun

More details - Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale Colchester
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales where parents sell their preloved toys, clothes and equipment for babies and children under 6.
St Helena School, Sheepen Road
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Bubble Rush 2018
St Helena Hospice Bubble Rush event promises a fun-filled bubbly day for the whole family! This run features a 5k course with four Bubble Stations along the route where our cannons pump out coloured bubbles.
High Woods Country Park, Turner Road, Colchester
Sat 9 Jun

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