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More details - Autumn Traditions: Hallowe'en
Come into the old Hall and learn about the ancient British roots of our modern Halloween. What is a soul cake? Where did trick or treat come from? What vegetables were used for carving faces into before the pumpkin? Discover the haunted rooms of the old Manor!
Southchurch Hall, Southchurch Hall Gardens, Park Lane
Sat 27 Oct

More details - The Essex Soul Collective
60’s & 70’s Northern Soul Motown & RnB
Ambleside Social Club Ambleside Drive Southend on Sea Essex
Fri 2 Nov

More details - Big Country
Big Country. Artists performing: Big Country.: Tickets avaiable.
Chinnerys, Southend, Southend on Sea
Fri 9 Nov

More details - Children's Book Festival: Halloween
Are you brave enough to join in the spooky activities? If you dare come dressed up for stories, games and face painting to get you in the mood for halloween! Suitable for ages 6 years +
Shoeburyness Library, Delaware Road, Southend-on-Sea
Fri 26 Oct

More details - A Time to Remeber
Come and join us for afternoon tea and some entertainment with songs from the war years and guest speaker to commemorate and thank all of our brave forces for the years of conflict. Admission by tickets only, and this year we are supporting Southend hospital heart unit. Phone Irene for advanced tickets
St Andrews Church hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness.
Sat 10 Nov

More details - Children's Book Festival: Comic Workshop
Comic Workshop with Richy K Chandler Tues 23rd October 2 – 3.30pm Have a go at designing your own comic book under the expert tuition of writer, illustrator and comic maker Richy K Chandler Suitable for 10 -14yrs There will be books for sale and book signing.
Southend Central Library at The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea
Tue 23 Oct

More details - Children's Book Festival: Giant Bubble Workshop
Giant Bubble Workshop Thurs 25th October 10.30 -11.30 at The Forum, Southend Enjoy a sensational sensory experience on this hour-long workshop full of Giant Bubbles for children ages 5+ and their parents/carers! Children will experience a bubble show, play with bubbles and enjoy some group song and dance.
Southend Central Library at The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea
Thu 25 Oct

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More details - Shark Legs: Pirate Theatre Workshop
A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME! Join Sharklegs Theatre Co. on this swashbuckling adventure of creative discovery! Have you ever wanted to sail the seven seas, bury some treasure, or have a real swashbuckling duel?
Southend Central Museum & Planetarium, Victoria Avenue
Tue 23 Oct

More details - Diving the London – Steve Ellis
Join the licensed diver of the London wreck as he shares his experiences helping to excavate and record one of the many wrecks that litter the Estuary bed. Steve Ellis is a local fisherman who became enthralled by the London after a chance encounter with an archaeologist at an airport.
Beecroft Art Gallery, Beecroft Centre, Victoria Avenue
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Construction: A Conference on Identity Creation
Join us at the Beecroft Art Gallery for a day’s conference on image and identity creation. Featuring practitioners from the worlds of fashion curation, photography, fine art, fashion design and history this symposium will explore the various ways we construct identities.
Beecroft Art Gallery, Beecroft Centre, Victoria Avenue
Fri 2 Nov

More details - Firewworks: Big Beach Bang Charity Display
The end of Summer does not mean the end of celebrations! Celebrate Winter with Southend Round Table at The Big Beach Bang on Saturday, 3 November 2018. Awesome Fireworks, Fun Fair and so much more beside the seaside!
Shoebury East Beach, Shoeburyness
Sat 3 Nov

More details - PREVIEW where LIVE MUSIC lives
PREVIEW is a FREE ’Live Music’ Showcase running for 34 years. It has a friendly atmosphere, stage, lights & good surround sound.
REAR of THE RNA CLUB (You DO NOT have to be a member of the RNA) 73-79 East Street. Prittlewell, Southend.
Fri 26 Oct

Rock the Cliffs More details - Rock the Cliffs
Nicola Collis, Hash-Tag, and Risky Notes are all well-known on the Essex Music scene, playing a variety of pubs, clubs, festivals and hotels, plus ‘Gateway to Rock’ radio show presenter: Aris Papaioannou — and all are giving their performances for free in order to help raise money for this worthwhile charity.
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea
Fri 2 Nov
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More details - Queen Extravaganza Tour 2018
The hugely popular live band performance, returns to rock the UK with the ‘Queen Extravaganza Tour’. ‘Queen Extravaganza’ – described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as ‘A rock celebration in the Royal tradition’ and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen - will play 17 shows...
SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion, Station Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea
Tue 13 Nov

More details - Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 17th November. 10am - 4pm. FREE ENTRY. The Cliffs Pavilion Theatre. -Downstairs in the Admiral’s and Maritime Rooms. (Station Road, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RA). This event was held last year and was a success, so it returns for a second year...
The Cliffs Pavilion Theatre (Downstairs), Station Road, Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Sat 17 Nov

More details - Holiday Club
Join us at the Holiday Club this October Half Term for a fun-filled session on pre-history and cavemen! We’ll be getting hands on with history as we transport back in time. Help us uncover the secrets of Stonehenge and the wonders of cave paintings with fun activities.
Prittlewell Priory, Priory Pary, Victoria Avenue
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Circus of Horrors Psycho Asylum
Imagine a Brilliant Rock show combined with amazing, bizarre and Dare Devil Circus acts, a stella light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half way there.
Southend Palae Theatre, 430 London Road
Sun 18 Nov

More details - Superheroes and Supervillains Day
Superheroes and Supervillains Day Mon 22nd October 10am – 5pm Westcliff Library Join young volunteers and library staff to create a brand new Superhero story. This special all-day event will include story writing; making props and a special performance for parents at the end of the day. Bring a packed lunch.
Westcliff Library, London Road, Westcliff, Southend-on-Sea
Mon 22 Oct

More details - Pop Up Art Mart
Prints, crafts and original art from local artists Claire Bartlett and Sharon Stone who have been working on a collection themed around astrology, myth and magic. Fabulous gift ideas at great prices - buying direct from the artist ensures bargain prices for unique and thoughtful products.
Dawn Lister Centre, Rear 34 Broadway, Leigh on Sea
Sun 28 Oct

More details - Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre
The Freight House in Rochford is hosting it’s Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre on Sunday 11th November 2018. This exciting event has a large number of talented exhibitors displaying an excellent variety of unique craft and gift items, perfect for Christmas!
The Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford, ESSEX SS4 1BU
Sun 11 Nov

More details - Benfleet & District Philatelic Society Meeting
7 Nov: Don Davies will display "1840 and all that" and "G.B. Censorship of Seaside Postcards"; 5 Dec: Chairman’s Night and Christmas Social - Tony and Lindy Bosworth will display "Sokol". Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Robert Herbert (Secretary).
Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet
Wed 7 Nov, Wed 5 Dec

More details - Tough 10 Essex
Take on a Tough 10 run at the course made famous for hosting the mountain biking at the 2012 Olympics. No obstacles - this is the chance to take on 10k of winding rocky paths, mud tracks and steep hills that offer great views of the Thames Estuary and an awesome sense of achievement at the finish.
Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex
Sat 27 Oct

More details - The Billy Walton Band
For years Billy toured with the Jukes. Most people don’t know that the creative force behind Southside was none other than Little Steven. A highpoint in Billy’s tenure with the Jukes was when they recorded a live version of Southside’s most acclaimed release, Hearts of Stone, with Little Steven.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 9 Nov

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Competitions and Bourse. Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 22 Oct

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
These Are Forgeries and Were These Allowed? (D. Davies). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 12 Nov

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