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Bicycles in the countryside St Helena Hospice - Cycle Ride 2017
Mon, 09/10/2017 - 08:30
Monks Farm

Whether you are a middle aged  man in lycra, a seasoned commuter or fair weather cyclist, a whippet-thin rider looking forward to the next long-distance sportive or a family looking for a fun cycling day out.  We have various routes for all lengths of rides - cycle 10, 25, 50 or 75 miles, through the picturesque Essex countryside.  Starting and finishing at Monks Farm in Dedham. 

Finish at 4pm

Harwich shanty festival Harwich International Shanty Festival
Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:00 to Sun, 15/10/2017 - 00:00

Various Venues

A weekend celebrating Harwich towns maritime heritage, with shanties and sea songs, music and entertainment, street theatre, barge trips, historical re-enactment, workshops, pirates, maritime crafts and more.

Misty night countryside scene Autumn Ghost Talk and Book Event
Sat, 14/10/2017 - 19:30
Little Clacton Village Hall

Sean Tudor has been doing lots of work for many years on The Ghost of Blue Bell Hill Kent.  His new book is called The Ghosts of Blue Bell Hill and other Road Ghosts.  Sean is looking forward to this talk as it covers not only Kent, but Essex.  With Haunted Roads proceeds going to Green Land Grove Animal Sanctuary, St Osyth. 

Please pay at the door.

Finish at 11pm

Children from 12 onwards (but must be accompanied by parent/guardian)

Halloween pumpkin Harwich Guy Carnival
Sat, 28/10/2017 - 18:00
Starts from top of Ainger Road

Fancy dress torchlight procession around Harwich.

Jaywick tower Creative Net: Textile Prints
Wed, 01/11/2017 -
11:00 to 13:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

Learn how to create your own hot glue gun printmaking motifs to use with textile spraypaint and print a decorative textile panel with artist Valerie Osment.

Christmas decorations Creative Net: Christmas Decorations
Wed, 06/12/2017 -
11:00 to 13:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

Get into the festive spirit by making some Christmas decorations with us! Mince pies provided.

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