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?
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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!
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....
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.