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More details - 1940's Tea Dance with The Jeff Short Combo
Join us as we commemorate ’D’ Day (6th June) and the war years with this 1940’s Tea Dance featuring Vocalist & Band Leader Jeff Short & his Musicians. Featuring music and songs from the 1940’s. Remember Vera Lynn, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Andrew Sisters, Doris Day?
Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Rd, Witham
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Witham Philatelic Society Meeting
17 May: Jim Charlton displays "The Souvenirs of A Lord", the Bernard Braine Collection; 31 May: Two Members Display. Organised by Witham Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Colin Fletcher (Secretary).
Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham
Thu 31 May

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
Today, Fri 15 Jun, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Braxted Park Estate - Open Garden for NGS
At 12 noon, the celebrated garden designer, Tom Stuart-Smith will be giving an exclusive talk. Tickets for the talk must be purchased in advance and will support Horatios Garden charity. To book please visit www.horatiosgarden.org.uk/Braxted or ring 01722 326 834.
Braxted Park Estate, Witham
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Make a Copperfoiled Glass Heart Panel or Mirror
On this course you will learn to make a copper foiled Heart. Make a patchwork glass heart panel or mirror. You will learn how to cut & prepare glass, copper foiling, soldering and finishing. All the tools and materials required for the course will be supplied.
Art & Craft Days, the Butterfly Studio, Flacks Green, Terling, Essex
Fri 15 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 - 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
Fri 8 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 17 Jun

More details - Boreham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Four stunning, inspirational and different gardens in the lovely village of Boreham. At Brookfield a rose covered wall and perennial border greets you, a raised bed vegetable garden, perennial island beds and pond with shrub bank. A buttercup meadow, bordered by a camellia and rhododendron woodland walk.
Boreham Gardens, Chelmsford
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Blackwater Country Show
FROM FERRIS WHEEL TO FURRY FRIENDS the Blackwater Country Show in its 13th year will stimulate the senses whether you try paddling a canoe on the lake, handle birds of prey or drive mini landrovers.
Rook Hall, Chigborough Road, Heybridge
Sun 17 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 - Havendell - Open Garden for NGS
Set in acre, this garden lends itself to a cottage style. A garden of many surprises from the glory of roses including the rambling rector ( a must to see) to a vast collection of Hostas and a sub-tropical section. Don’t miss the mini stumpery in this ever evolving garden.
Havendell, Maldon
Sun 10 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 - 80's Night
Our popular 80’s tribute night at Maldon Stadium Let’s go back to the 80’s and revisit the best decade of music, guaranteed to get you up on your feet! Book tickets online now at: boxoffice.maldonstadium.
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon
Fri 25 May

More details - Vintage funfair in Maldon!
Carters Steam Fair is back in town for 9 days with rides and attractions for all the family to enjoy! Your local vintage funfair is back in town! Visit us in Promenade Park (Maldon, CM9 5JQ) this weekend - free entry & free fireworks! This is our only event in Essex so don’t miss out.
Promenade Park, Maldon.
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

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 - 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 3 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - An Evening of Celebration
As part of our celebrations marking 20 years of saving lives across Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas we would like to invite you to An Evening of Celebration at Chelmsford Cathedral.
Chelmsford Cathedral Duke Street Chelmsford
Tue 22 May

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 - 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 - Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society Meeting
History of the Dunmow Flitch (S. & Mrs P. Schorah). Organised by Chelmsford & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Allan Boyce (Secretary).
Christ Church, United Reformed Church, New London Road, Chelmsford
Tue 22 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 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 - Understanding Heathland Management
Characteristics, history and development over the centuries of lowland heath habitat, in particular of Essex heaths, will be described. The related wildlife will be summarised. Attention will be paid to succession, positive and negative influences and the resulting need for continual management.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Ancient & Veteran Trees
This course looks at ancient & veteran trees- why they matter, what they are and how to care for them. Led by Macbraden Bones at Abbotts Hall Farm. One day course in identification , importance and conservation of veteran/heritage trees and their unique place in the British landscape.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Fri 8 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 - 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 - 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
Thu 24 May

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 - 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 - 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,
Thu 24 May, 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,
Thu 24 May

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

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