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More details - The Essex Soul Collective
60’s & 70’s Northern Soul Motown & RnB
Ambleside Social Club Ambleside Drive Southend on Sea Essex
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
Harry Sheldrake Competition – Letters U and V. Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 28 Jun

More details - PREVIEW where LIVE MUSIC lives
PREVIEW is a FREE ’Live Music’ Showcase now running for 34 years. It has a friendly atmosphere with stage, lights & good surround sound. Each Friday a GUEST plus a Showcase of other great acts in a variety of styles **** 1st SIMON ROUTH A great guitarist/singer with passion.
REAR of THE RNA CLUB (You DO NOT have to be a member of the RNA) 73-79 East Street. Prittlewell, Southend.
Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

Magic at the Barn More details - Magic at the Barn
Witness the best incredible illusions, mind-blowing impossibilities, award-winning magic and comedy from the last 15 years of MAGIC AT THE BARN. Guaranteed entertainment for all the family! Featuring multi-award winning magician & member of the Magic Circle Oliver Tabor.
Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul
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More details - Summer Concert directed by John Seeley MA BA Music
John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group present a Summer Concert An evening of Jazz and Popular tunes Thursday 21st June 2018 - 8pm to 10pm Free admission and refreshments Free parking Raffle
Main Hall, St. Michael and All Angels Church, 62 Leigh Rd, Leigh-on-Sea
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Jive Night - 50s Record Hop
Come along and dance Jive and stroll at the 50s Record Hop. Everyone welcome - all types of jive are welcome. Playing rock n roll music from the 50s and current rock n roll bands. Lovely dance floor - car park bring your own drink. Soft drinks provided.
Ashingdon & East Hawkwell Memorial Hall Ashingdon Road Rochford
Wed 27 Jun, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Wed 8 Aug

More details - 262 Main Road - Open Garden for NGS
The garden comprises of 185 metres of island beds and borders sited on acre. Some of the borders are elevated from the house resulting in steep banks which provide a different and interesting aspect. Salvia, dahlia, hedychium, brugmansia peak in the summer months.
262 Main Road, Hockley
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 19 Aug

More details - Watercolour Workshop with Susan Clare: "Summer Avenue"
The fourth session of HOFS Summer Term 2018 watercolour sessions: enjoy the company of a small, friendly, group of painters, with demos, tips and individual guidance, as needed, from Susan Clare, SAA Professional Artist of the Year 2016.
HOFS (Hadleigh Old Fire Station)
Tue 26 Jun

More details - The Buster James Band
Formed in the Early ’70’s, Buster James Band came out of the British rock and blues scene. Playing to great crowd reaction, they supported many top name groups from that era.
Touchline Live Music, Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Keeway - Open Garden for NGS
Large, mature country garden with stunning views over the R Crouch. Formal terraces surround the house with steps leading to sweeping lawns, mixed borders packed full of bulbs and perennials, formal rose and herb garden with interesting water feature. Further afield there are wilder areas, paddocks and lake.
Keeway, nr Burnham-on-Crouch
Fri 29 Jun, Wed 4 Jul

More details - Burnham Art Trail 2018
For nine days 23rd June - 1st July - local artists take over Burnham on Crouch, Essex. A must-do event in the arts’ calendar Burnham art trail has built an impressive reputation for the quality of work on show, innovative events and a friendly welcome.
Burnham on Crouch town
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Burnham on Crouch Art Trail - Art on the Quay
Additional free event for Burnham Art Trail - Art on the Quay where you can meet art trail artists and see demonstrations. 11am - 3pm. More events happening during art trail week visit www.burnhamarttrail.co.uk
Burnham on Crouch town
Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
An Evening with Mac Nunn. Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 25 Jun

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Sokol (A.J. and Mrs. L. Bosworth). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 9 Jul

More details - Lunch Club
Sissy’s lunch club come and chat with others like you with a drink if you wish
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun

More details - Keith James
Live music to listen or dance to in our large ballroom
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Poker Night
John’s Poker Night
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Tue 26 Jun

More details - Paul Jerome Singer
Live music to listen or dance to in our large ballroom
Royal British Legion Club Rayleigh 2 London Hill Rayleigh
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Burnham on Crouch Open Gardens
There are 8 gardens open, all of various sizes and designs. One garden is based on a Japanese garden & another is a third of an acre with a natural lake. Two of the gardens will be serving refreshments. Programs with the garden locations shown are on sale at St.Mary’s Church, Burnham on the day.
Church Road, Burnham on Crouch.
Sat 30 Jun

More details - The Courtyard - Open Garden for NGS
A young garden and home created in October 2016 by the BBC DIY SOS team. This is our family garden and smallholding which is enjoyed by our four young children daily. Our family garden has planted borders and raised beds.
The Courtyard, Sheerness
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Summer Market
Annual Summer Market 1pm-4pm. Range of stalls including gifts, avon, bbq, Face painting and Bouncy castle. Licensed bar and tea counter on site. Fun for all the family.
Wick Community Centre, Silva island Way, Wickford, Essex
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Summer Market and Fun Day
Our annual summer market and fun day. There will be a wide range of market stalls in our main hall with bouncy castle, face painter, St. Luke’s tombola and merchandise stall, BBQ, hook the duck, lucky dip, craft activities in and around the garden area.
The Wick Community Centre, Silva Island Way, Wickford
Sat 7 Jul

More details - The Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society
Come and visit us and meet the ponies, pigs, goats, chickens and ducks. Grab a bargain in the newly refurbished Bric a Brac shop. Refreshments available in the information centre. Plenty of parking. We look forward to meeting you.
Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Jazz on a Summer Evening
Come along and enjoy great music in the lovely environment of the RHS Hyde Hall gardens. Stroll through the gardens and listen to the music! This is the eleventh year the Wickford Rotary ’Jazz on a Summer Evening’ will be held at Hyde Hall.
RHS Hyde Hall, Westerns Approach, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Pop-up Summer Tea Party - All Saints Church, Vange
In conjunction with the Churches Conservation Trust, the ’Friends of All Saints Church’ are organizing a Pop-up Summer Tea Party to be held at All Saints Church on the 23rd June 2018 between 11am and 2pm. Come along and share your local stories.
All Saints Church, Vange, Basildon
Sat 23 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 - Come and meet Paw Patrol at Festival Leisure Park 23rd June 11am - 4pm
Get ready for your own adventure as four of the heroic Paw Patrol members Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rubble will be ready to save the day on Saturday 23rd June. The pups will be appearing in intervals from 11am - 4pm.
Festival Leisure Park Festival Way Basildon Essex
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Ron Sayer Jr with Charlotte Joyce
Ron Sayer Jr. is the consummate ‘Guitarist’s guitarist’. As a trained music teacher, having influenced the learning curves of the likes of Oli Brown, Sol Philcox, The Sharps & Mark Howes of Dove & Boweevil, he’s now a mainstay on the UK blues circuit.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Bad Influence
Bad Influence bring their gutsy R&B style of blues back to the club for another very welcome return visit.
Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon Basildon, Essex
Fri 13 Jul

More details - East Hanningfield annual summer village fete
Lots of family fun at our traditional village fete. Entertainment from the village children, live music, a children’s entertainer, games galore, a bonnet parade. Take a ride on the Floden scale model steam wagon. A variety of stalls with White Elephant, Tombolas, pin ball, Catch the Ducks and lots more.
East Hanningfield village hall and field , off the Chase, The Tye ,East Hanningfield
Sat 30 Jun

More details - A Little Light Music
Local theatre company Operama brings you an evening of music from some of your favourite West End and Broadway musicals new and old.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Rainbow Markets Nearly New Sale
Buy nearly new baby, children’s and maternity clothes, equipment, books, toys, prams and furniture. Brand names in great condition. Save £££s on new high street prices. Why not book a stall?.. Have a summer clear out and sell your no longer needed baby, childrens and pregnancy items.
West Maldon community centre, Sunbury Way, Maldon
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Comedy Night
Join our Comedy Club for a night full of laughter. We have a brilliant line-up. Get your friends together for drinks, food and a night full of live comedy!
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Luther & Soul Night
Relive the nostalgia of Luther with this emotive tribute. With his warm, rich voice and charismatic performance, this is an artist who has created a tribute full of love and devotion. Food Served from the Menu Licensed Bar Serving Drinks Free Parking This event is held inside in the main hall.
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Sittingbourne
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market is coming to a venue near you! Mums & Dads - do you need to declutter or are you looking for gently used baby & childrens items, clothing and more? STALL HOLDERS.....
Fulston Manor, Brenchley Road, Sittingbourne
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Our Native Trees
Native woodlands and the way they have been managed are an often-overlooked aspect of our history. The course will begin with an introduction to and history of native woodlands, looking at what defines a native tree and moving on to the state of our woodlands in the present day.
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Basildon MRC Exhibition
25+ model railway layouts. Trade support and demonstrations. Refreshments and free car parking. Wheelchair friendly. FOR 2015 ONWARDS NOW 2 HALLS.
James Hornsby School - Leinster Road, Laindon, Basildon
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

Bottleneck Blues Club More details - Bottleneck Blues Club
Kat & Co pioneer a music style which respectfully preserves the tradition of the Blues whilst focusing on the modernization of its sound.
St George Hotel, 8 New Rd Ave, Rochester, Chatham
Tue 26 Jun
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More details - 24 Hyde Lane - Open Garden for NGS
Nestled in a leafy lane you will find a little piece of Asia, which has been developed over last 3 years. We wanted the same feel that we had experienced on our holidays to Bali, as we had fallen in love with Architectural forms of the type of plants that we saw there.
24 Hyde Lane, Chelmsford
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Hilldrop - Open Garden for NGS
This garden is not all about roses! It is a wild flower and wildlife paradise. Since building our turf roof house in 1995 we have trialled waste materials to grow plants and mimic brownfield habitats as well as getting plants and soils onto buildings and urban infrastructure.
Hilldrop, Stanford-le-Hope
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Strood
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market is coming to a venue near you! Mums & Dads - do you need to declutter or are you looking for gently used baby & childrens items, clothing and more? STALL HOLDERS.....
Strood Academy, Carnation Road, Strood
Sat 7 Jul

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 - 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 15 Jul

More details - Barleycorn Fayre
Folk Music, Talks & Workshops, Nature & Ecology, Green Spirituality, Country Crafts
Museum of Power, Langford, Maldon, Essex
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Barleycorn Fayre
Celebrate the Summer Harvest at the Museum of Power’s Barleycorn Fayre. Featuring contemporary and traditional folk music all day. Live folk song and tune session in the museum all day. Country crafts and heritage agricultural display Pony rides Fairy village and tea room open
Museum of Power Langford Maldon
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Faversham Open Gardens and Garden Market Day
30+ public and private gardens open throughout the historic market town of Faversham along with a specialist garden market in the Market Place
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Faversham Open House
This annual event will be held on the 7th, 14th & 21st July 2018. Organised by the Faversham Society, the event offers an opportunity to visit properties of historical or architectural interest. 44 properties including 6 new ones will be participating, many of which are not normally open to the public.
Faversham
Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

SPAMALOT - The Musical More details - SPAMALOT - The Musical
Presented by Kentish Players, and lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.
Central Theatre Chatham
Wed 27 Jun to Sat 30 Jun
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A Night of Comedy with Matt Winning More details - A Night of Comedy with Matt Winning
Swale Friends of the Earth presents a night of comedy with popular Edinburgh Fringe comedian Matt Winning “Offbeat one-liners, strange observations and pure silliness” – Time Out. Plus support from Eleanor Morton. Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm at The Assembly Rooms, 66 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PG.
The Assembly Rooms, 66 Preston Street, Faversham
Sat 14 Jul
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More details - Summer Serenade
The Canterbury Singers, directed by Elizabeth Jenkins, with Cherry Stone Duo. A selection of lighter repertoire, including madrigals, Irish and English folk songs including arrangements by Cecilia McDowall accompanied by harp, part songs by Parry, Pearsall and Wood, music for harp and guitar, and readings.
All Saints’ Church, Seasalter Rd, Graveney
Sat 7 Jul

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