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Today to Fri 18 May, by distance, closest first.    

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
Today

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Ulting Wick - Open Garden for NGS
Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of colourful tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows, kitchen garden, dramatic late summer beds with zingy, tender, exotic plant combinations.
Ulting Wick, Maldon
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Ulting Wick - Open Garden for NGS
Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of colourful tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows, kitchen garden, dramatic late summer beds with zingy, tender, exotic plant combinations.
Ulting Wick, Maldon
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Great Waltham Art Show
Now in its 46th year, an exhibition of local artist’s work with an opportunity to purchase. The show takes place in the beautiful setting of our parish church with an opportunity to sit and chat over a cup of tea and delightful home-made cakes.
Great Waltham Parish Church Great Waltham Chelmsford
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Elwy Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Tucked away in the gentle Essex countryside, the glorious garden at Elwy Lodge offers a welcome that is hard to beat.
Elwy Lodge, Woodham Walter
Sun 13 May, Sun 17 Jun

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 - Beeleigh Abbey Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of secluded gardens in rural historic setting C12 abbey incorporated into private house (not open).
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens, Maldon
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Terry Pratchett's The Fifth Elephant by Stephen Briggs
Terry Pratchett’s ‘The Fifth Elephant’ by Stephen Briggs 25th – 28th April & 2nd – 5th May 2018 Directed by Mark Preston Sam Vimes, the no-nonsense Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, is sent on a diplomatic mission to the Discworld equivalent of Transylvania, to negotiate with werewolves, dwarves and
The Old Court Theatre 233 Springfield Road Chelmsford
Wed 25 Apr to Sat 28 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sat 5 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 - Grand Opening Of Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Chelmsford
Join Claire and The Longcroft Team for Prosecco, cupcakes and a tour of the new luxury cat hotel with special guests on Sunday 22nd April from 2-4pm. With just 6 luxurious private temperature-controlled suites each with their own semi-outdoor spacious play area.
32 Hill Road, Chelmsford, Essex
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Furzelea - Open Garden for NGS
A Victorian house surrounded by a garden designed, created and maintained by the owners to provide all year round interest. The colour coordinated borders and beds are enhanced with topiary, grasses,and climbers. April starts with thousands of tulips followed by Alliums.
Furzelea, Danbury
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Furzelea - Open Garden for NGS
A Victorian house surrounded by a garden designed, created and maintained by the owners to provide all year round interest. The colour coordinated borders and beds are enhanced with topiary, grasses,and climbers. April starts with thousands of tulips followed by Alliums.
Furzelea, Danbury
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Egg Heads
Make your own cops and robbers out of polystyrene eggs! Suitable for all ages.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Sat 21 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Codebreaker Trail
Can you crack the code and solve the crime? Suitable for all ages.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Neff Open Day with LIVE cooking demonstrations
Everyone is welcome to come to our open event at our Chelmsford showroom on Saturday 21st April. We welcome Neff’s professional chef Adrienne who will wow you all with the exquisite food she prepares in the Neff appliances we have on display.
2 Navigation Road, Chelmsford
Sat 21 Apr

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 - 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 - 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 - FREE Employment Law Seminar – Bullying, Harassment & Sexual Assault
With the abolition of tribunal fees, employees are finding that bringing a workplace harassment claim against an employer is now more accessible. That means it’s more important than ever for employers ti have policies and procedures in place to protect the workforce and their business.
Chelmsford City FC Melbourne Park, Salerno Way Chelmsford
Today

More details - Ballet Central
Ballet Central 2018 nationwide tour comes to the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford on Wednesday 2nd May, 7.45 pm With a chance to see the rising stars in dance theatre, Ballet Central returns with a brand new programme showcasing the best in international dance.
The Civic Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex
Wed 2 May

More details - Oklahoma!
This well known and loved musical is brought to you by talented local people. A creative production team, enthusiastic chorus and young very talented leads means for a great night out that won’t disappoint.
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Tue 15 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Chelmsford Food & Drink Festival
Market Square Group is very excited to be hosting the inaugural Chelmsford Food and Drink Festival. Located in Central Park, next to the Can.
Central Park
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Thames Sailing Barge Trust 70th Anniversary Open days
To celebrate the Trust’s 70th Anniversary we are opeing Centaur and Pudge two historic Thames sailing barges to the public. Homemade cakes, teas and coffees will be available and all Children between the ages of 5 & 11 will receive a Free Activity Pack
Sailing Barge Centaur and Pudge at Hythe Quay
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - 8 Dene Court - Open Garden for NGS
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden (250sq yds). Owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor (now retired). Circular lawn, long pergola and walls festooned with roses and climbers. Large selection of unusual clematis.
8 Dene Court, Chelmsford
Thu 17 May, Tue 29 May, Thu 7 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
GB Miscellany (N. Sharpe). Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Czechoslovakia (Mrs. L. Bosworth). Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 8 May

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Chelmsford
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
Christ Church 164 New London Road Chelmsford
Fri 11 May, Fri 8 Jun

More details - Maldon RFU Warrior Camp
Rugby is one of England’s fastest growing female team sports. With the turn of spring bringing longer days and lighter evenings – and the women’s rugby sevens making its first appearance in the Commonwealth Games this April – there’s no better time to give rugby a try.
Maldon Rugby Union Football Club, Drapers Farm Playing Fields, Drapers Chase, Heybridge
Sat 28 Apr

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 - 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 - Paycocke's - Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Discovery Weekend
Discover and learn about the traditional crafts that built Paycocke’s House. Join the Guild as they demonstrate how to spin fleece into threads throughout the house and garden. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Paycocke’s, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester,
Fri 18 May to Sun 20 May

More details - Michael Jackson Tribute
’Forever Jackson’ is the ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson setting the industry alight and selling out venues wherever he goes. Come and see him at Maldon stadium! Book tickets online now at: boxoffice.maldonstadium.
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Today

More details - Frank Sinatra Tribute
Kevin Fitzsimmons is known for his amazing live Frank Sinatra soundalike vocal performances as he delivers respectful Frank Sinatra tributes. Come and see his tribute to Frank Sinatra at the stadium!
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Sat 5 May

More details - Tom Jones Tribute
Martin Jarvis as Tom Jones, a tribute unlike any other, performing songs from a career that spans six decades, hits including “Delilah” “She’s a Lady” and everyones favourite “It’s Not Unusual.” Book tickets online now at: boxoffice.maldonstadium.
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Fri 11 May

More details - Comedy Club
Our Comedy Club is sure to have you laughing all night long. Get all of your friends together for a night of top quality entertainment! Food Available from the Menu Licensed Bar Serving Drinks Free Parking
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Thu 17 May

More details - Pink Tribute
Vicky Jackson’s Tribute to Pink has been a run-away success and has consistently been her most booked act since 2008, this will be a evening you wont want to miss! Food Available from the Menu Licensed Bar Serving Drinks Free Parking
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Fri 18 May

More details - Mum2mum Market Baby and Children's Nearly New Sale Chelmsford
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales. At our Chelmsford sale we will have around 40 stalls of high quality, nearly new items and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents.
Hylands School, Hatfield Grove, Chelmsford
Sat 12 May

More details - NCT Nearly New Sale
NCT Nearly New Sale. Ideal opportunity to kit out your babies/children with good quality secondhand items at substantially reduced prices. If you’ve not been to one of our sales before, be prepared for a shopping treat!
Hylands School
Sat 21 Apr

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 - Honesty Over Silence Conference
Honesty Over Silence is a day conference that seeks to open up conversations around topics that many find difficult such as trusting in God when life is painful, dealing with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, learning to look after ourselves, developing our character, and living with thankful
Skylark Church, Chelmsford
Sat 5 May

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 - Hatfield Forest - Introduction to Photography 2018
Join us for an introduction to photography in the great outdoors. Learn the basics of camera control and composition as well as picking up some pro-tricks from an award winning photographer, Helen Hooker.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Wed 16 May

More details - East Hanningfield coffee mornings and book sale
We hold a book sale and coffee morning as a fund raising event for our Hanna’s Field Charity which manages the village hall and field. It also helps support our beautiful village church, All Saints.
East Hanningfield village hall off The Tye, East Hanningfield upstairs loft library and meeting room
Sat 21 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