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More details - Peacocks - Open Garden for NGS
5-acre garden with mature native and specimen trees. Restored horticultural buildings. Series of garden rooms including Paradise Garden, Garden of Reconciliation, Alhambra fusion. Long herbaceous/mixed border. Temple of Antheia on the banks of a lily lake.
Peacocks, Margaretting
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Food & Drinks (Members’ displays). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Basildon & Billericay French Circle
Talk in French by Thierry Viennois "un petit tour de certaines expressions a la mode". Hear about expressions which are an important part of the French language, how they develop, evolve, and disappear.
The Fold (Billericay Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Billericay & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Fiji (C.W. Mead). Organised by Billericay & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Jubb (Secretary).
The Fold Arts Centre, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Brentwood Choral Society Summer Concert
Our summer concert is a celebration of British folk song, including John Rutter’s cycle of folk song settings - The Sprig of Thyme, as well as other traditional folk songs. Refreshments and a programme are included in the ticket price.
Hutton and Shenfield Union Church, Roundwood Ave
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Cooksmill  Green  GARDEN OPEN
Garden Open Day, Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018 Visit a beautiful English Country Garden & enjoy Morning Coffee & Homemade Cakes, a Ploughman’s Lunch or Cream Tea. Plant Stall, Homemade Products, Cooksmill Honey, Admission £2.50. Open 10am - 5.
1 Chapel Lane, Cooksmill Green, Nr.Writtle, Chelmsford.
Mon 28 May

More details - Writtle Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Four contrasting, colourful and interesting gardens to enjoy in the delightful village of Writtle. 8 The Green offers creatively planted borders and a tapestry of colour, texture and form, with perennials, shrubs, ornamental trees, annuals and alpines, and a south-facing summerhouse.
Writtle Gardens, Chelmsford
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Writtle University College - Open Garden for NGS
15 acres; informal lawns with naturalised bulbs and wild flowers. Large tree collection, mixed shrubs, herbaceous borders. Landscaped gardens designed and built by students. Landscaped glasshouses and wide range of seasonal bedding displays.
Writtle University College, Writtle
Today

More details - Wild Evening Out
Enjoy an evening on the reserve learning about nocturnal wildlife, including bat detecting, small mammal trapping and pond dipping. Suitable for 7-15 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Tracking & Field Signs
Turn wildlife detective to learn how to spot the tell-tale signs of elusive wildlife in a variety of habitats.
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sat 2 Jun

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 8 Jun

More details - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Display by Witham P.S. Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 12 Jun

More details - Sausage & Cider Music Festival
Popular 3-day sausage and cider extravaganza! Sip on over 20 varieties of cider and sample some of the best sausages money can buy, while enjoying music from some of the UK’s best tribute acts.
Barleylands Farm and Craft Village, Barleylands Road, Billericay
Fri 25 May to Sun 27 May

More details - Fathers Day MotorFest + Family Fun Day
DADS GO FREE WHEN YOU BOOK ONLINE Around every corner Father’s Day goers can expect to find those little unexpected touches that truly make it a special day out.
Barleylands Rd, Billericay
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Brentwood Race for Life
On Saturday 26th May 2018, Brentwood 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.
Weald Country Park, South Weald, Brentwood
Sat 26 May

More details - Dragons - Open Garden for NGS
A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife. Sumptuous colour-themed borders with striking plant combinations, featuring specimen plants, fernery, clematis,and grasses. Meandering paths lead to ponds, patio, scree garden and small vegetable garden.
Dragons, Chelmsford
Tue 29 May, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Orienteering for families
Have a go at orienteering for all the family. Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society are organising a family-friendly event which is free for the children. You will be given a map and have to find as many controls around the park as you can in 30 minutes.
Admirals Park, Chelmsford, starting from car park opposite Tower Avenue, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford.
Sat 16 Jun

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
Tue 29 May, Tue 19 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Free concert of Shadows Music
A free entry charity concert featuring the Fleeting Shadows playing the instrumental hits made famous by the Shadows in the sixties. They also play vocal hits from various artists of the same era. The concert is in aid of CHESS Chelmsford homeless and the Syrian refugees.
Blessed Sacrament Church Hall.Melbourne Ave. Chelmsford.Essex.
Sat 2 Jun

More details - The Exorcism by Don Taylor
A 1970’s housewarming dinner party descends into terror in this supernatural thriller by Don Taylor Dan and Margaret have come to spend the weekend with Rachel and Edmund in their renovated seventeenth-century labourer’s cottage.
The Parish Hall, Maldon Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Wed 6 Jun to Sat 9 Jun

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 26 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Fathers' Day Craft Fair
Come along and pick out that perfect Fathers’ Day card and gift from our range of stallholders.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Fathers' Day Crafts
Make your own Fathers’ Day card, badge and fingerprint pictures! Suitable for all ages.
Essex Police Museum, Headquarters, Chelmsford (SAT NAV: CM2 6DN, Kingston Crescent)
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Hatfield Forest - Guided Walk
Join one of our knowledgeable walk leaders for an hours walk through Hatfield Forest. Discover its Georgian heart and medieval beginnings. . . Join us for a 45min-1 hour walk around the forest with one of our knowledgeable guides.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Today, Wed 30 May

More details - Hatfield Forest - Livestock and Wildlife Walks 2018
Join one of our property team for a walk through Hatfield Forest. Discover the creatures that call this place home. This spring we want everyone to enjoy Hatfield Forest and as a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest that includes the wildlife and livestock that live here.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Today

More details - Hatfield Forest - Northern Coppices Walk - 2018
Join our countryside team for a closer look at the conservation work going on at Hatfield Forest. Meeting at Elgin’s car park and focusing on the northern coppices, the team will guide you through the vital conservation work that helps keep this special place special.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Sun 27 May

More details - Hatfield Forest - Magical Woodland Elves and Fairies
Explore the forest looking for elves and fairies and make your very own woodland wand. Come and join the learning team and search for magical elves and fairies. Try and find all the secret doors and finish off by making your own woodland wand to take home. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 2491895.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Tue 29 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Hatfield Forest -  Wild Camping and Bushcraft Weekend 1 -3 June 2018
A unique opportunity to wild camp in a Medieval Royal Hunting Forest. Join an experienced bushcraft expert for a weekend of wild camping in the heart of Hatfield Forest.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Hatfield Forest - Essex Bridleways Association Horseride
A horse ride round the Forest organized by the EBA. A chance to ride in this wonderful ancient forest on wide grassy clearings and tracks between the trees. The shorter 7 mile ride is contained within the forest, the longer 10 mile ride includes some minor roads. Entries limited to 150 riders. Booking Essential.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Hatfield Forest - Hoohaah 10KM Run
The fifth edition of the Hoohaah 10K run at Hatfield Forest. One run in a series run by Hoohaah events in support of Addenbrookes Charitable Trust. Booking Essential. Phone: n/a. Refer to Hoohaah website.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Sun 10 Jun

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 13 Jun

More details - Hatfield Forest - An Introduction to butterflies and butterfly surveying
To celebrate insect week we will be exploring the fascinating world of butterflies with 2 free workshops. Each session will be a walk through the rides identifying and recording different species.
Hatfield Forest, near Bishop’s, Stortford,
Mon 18 Jun

More details - Summer Solstice Stride
Starting from Anglia Ruskin University at 6:30pm, walk with us into the sunset along picturesque routes through parks and along the rivers of central Chelmsford. Choose from a 5km or 10km walk. Refreshments will greet you upon your return to the University. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and Diabetes UK.
Starts at the Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington
Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington June 5th – 9th June 2018 Directed by Christine Davidson Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot! It conjures images the world over of glamour, culture and sporting excitement, but now four fish packers from Hull have decided they want in on the action.
The Old Court Theatre 233 Springfield Road Chelmsford
Tue 5 Jun to Sat 9 Jun

More details - 30 Sandford Road - Open Garden for NGS
A surprising acre town garden which is divided into 3 areas. A formal garden with lawn, monkey puzzle tree, flowering borders, fishpond, pergola with wisteria and a large patio. Enter through the rose arbour into a shaded area with a variety of specimen fruit and ornamental trees.
30 Sandford Road, Chelmsford
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Pizza and Games Party
Spend the morning making your very own Italian masterpiece. We will provide the dough and you can get creative with toppings to make your perfect pizza. No worrying about any mess and getting hands on with the ingredients - what could be more fun?
Zinc, Great Stony, High Street Ongar
Wed 30 May

More details - Kids Holiday Cinema Club
Get a couple of hours to yourself during the half term holidays while they enjoy a cinema experience. Drop the kids off to watch a film in our lovely theatre. Or if they’re already attending our half term Pizza and Games Party why not book them on for the Cinema Club?
Zinc, Great Stony, High Street Ongar
Wed 30 May

More details - SEN - Day Centre Hub
We currently run twice weekly SEN Day Centre Hub. The SEN Hub is a day service provision at Zinc offering a variety of leisure, educational, social, health and well-being activities and opportunities for individuals with special educational needs from across the region.
Zinc, Great Stony, High Street Ongar
Mon 4 Jun, Wed 6 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Wed 4 Jul, Mon 9 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Mon 16 Jul, Wed 18 Jul

More details - Ongar Antiques & Collectables Fair
We will have 30+ tables in this Victorian Building which houses the charity Zinc Arts. We are using four rooms and the central area for china, glass, figurines, stamps, coins, ephemera, die-cast vehicles,jewellery, mirrors, brassware, pottery, ceramics, silver, knick-knacks militaria, vintage goods, retro, quirky...
Zinc Arts, Great Stony, High Street, Ongar, Essex
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Storm Warning
Storm Warning are one of Britain’s most talented and well respected Blues acts and have earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best and individual blues bands.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 25 May

More details - Greg Coulson Band
An accomplished Pianist and Hammond player, Greg is also a gifted guitarist and singer/songwriter specialising in Rhythm & Blues. In 2010, at the age of 19, he joined the legendary two- tone band The Selecter.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon. Basildon, Essex
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Ash Wilson Band
Drawn to the Blues music his parents introduced him to, artists such as Muddy Waters, Son House, Eric Clapton and Albert King, it became obvious to Ash that his ambition as a 14 year old was to become a great Artist like his heroes. Early in his career he co-founded East Midlands based Blues band The Melt aged 16.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 8 Jun

More details - The Feelgood Band
These guys have been causing a real stir on the circuit with their raw energy and very authentic take on the early Dr. Feelgood years. They are becoming one of the most sort after acts on the circuit, in particular in the South East where Dr.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Basildon Race for Life
On Sunday 17th June 2018, Basildon 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.
Gloucester Park, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Quiz
Quiz Night - organised by the Thalian Theatre Group. Monies raised will be to fund its November 2018 production of "The Snow Queen" (a children’s play based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson) at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon.
Basildon Post Office Sports & Social Club, Gardiners Way, Basildon (clearly signposted on Gardiners Lane South (which runs between the A127 Mayflower exit and that of Cranes Farm Road).
Sat 16 Jun

Do You Believe in Fairies? More details - Do You Believe in Fairies?
Do you Believe in Fairies? After popular demand we have decided to re launch this coming May holidays, This is an original adaption inspired by a young girl, who truly wanted to believe. You will embark on a journey with Nanny Violets Grandaughter Lily, who has lost the ability to believe in Fairies.
Nevendon Manor Events, Borwick Lane, Wickford, Essex
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May
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More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Basildon Philatelic Society Meeting
Competitions. Organised by Basildon Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Alan Taylor (Secretary).
George Hurd Centre, Audley Way, Basildon
Tue 19 Jun

More details - Long House Plants - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful garden - yes, but one with a purpose. Long House Plants has been producing home grown plants for more than 10 years - here is a chance to see where it all begins! With wide paths and plenty of seats carefully placed to enjoy the plants and views.
Long House Plants, Romford
Wed 13 Jun, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Blake Hall - Open Garden for NGS
25 acres of mature gardens within the historic setting of Blake Hall (not open). Arboretum with broad variety of specimen trees. Spectacular rambling roses clamber up ancient trees. Traditional formal rose garden and herbaceous border. Sweeping lawns.
Blake Hall, Bobbingworth
Sun 10 Jun

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