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Norman Jacobs Talk - Essex Seaside Heritage
Sat, 22/04/2017 - 13:30
The Naze Centre

Local historian, Norman Jacobs, is hosting a talk on the heritage of the Essex Seaside.  Finish at 3pm

Booking essential.

Bumper Spring Coffee Morning
Sat, 29/04/2017 -
09:30 to 12:00


The In Bloom team will be holding a fund-raising coffee morning with lots on offer including Homemade Produce, Wide range of Cakes. Books, Newly-New quality clothes. Home ware good-as-new, bric-a-brac. Plants, Raffle and also a tombola. Toasted teacakes, coffee/tea served. Any donations of items for stalls greatly appreciated.

Fossil Museum Exhibitions
Sat, 29/04/2017 - 14:00 to Mon, 01/05/2017 - 16:00

Maritime Museum

Displays and exhibitions about Walton

Sat, 29/04/2017 - 19:30
Frinton Golf Club

Charity quiz night raising funds for Walton and Frinton Lifeboat. 

Finish at 11pm  (Adults only)

'The FST Spring Miscellany'
Sun, 30/04/2017 -
19:00 to 22:15

The McGrigor Hall

An evening of Music, Poetry, Laughter and Song.

Licensed Bar / Raffle / Auction

Bluebells Bazaar and NGS open day
Sat, 06/05/2017 - 10:00 to Sun, 07/05/2017 - 17:00

Green Island Gardens

The Green Island Gardens woodland will be transformed by a carpet of bluebells and azaleas. Come and see the natural wonder that is the beginning of spring while enjoying the bazaar of local products and supporting the NGS.

Spring Fair Spring Fair
Sat, 13/05/2017 -
10:30 to 14:30

Railway Crossing Cottage

Stalls:- Plants, cakes, preserves, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, toiletries, tombola. Live music, BBQ, Railway & Heritage museums.

Tour de Tendring Bike Ride
Sun, 14/05/2017 -
08:30 to 17:00

Dovercourt Swimming Pool

You can cycle on one of three circular routes around the picturesque district of Tendring - perfect cycling country with quiet roads, low hills and views to the sea. All routes start and finish in Dovercourt - the long route visits the classic seaside resort of Clacton on Sea, famous for its pier, St Osyth, and Great Bentley which has the biggest village Green in England. The routes rejoin in Great Oakley, mentioned in the Domesday book, before the finish where you can unwind with refreshments, entertainment, and a swimming pool!

The 6 mile family ride is mostly traffic free as it passes through the historic town of Harwich (including Britain's oldest cinema!) up to the coast, passing three lighthouses on the way back to Dovercourt.

Minimum age 14 years on the 60 mile route. Minimum age 12 years on the 20 mile route and 9 years on 6 mile route. Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.

For more details to to sign up online, visit: http://www.bike-events.co.uk/tourdetendring

Rosebank Park musical event
Sun, 14/05/2017 -
14:30 to 16:00

Rosebank Park

Harwich sings choir will be performing for us at Rosebank Park. You are welcome to join us and take the opportunity to view the beautiful one and two bedroom apartments for rent to over 55's who have a care and support need. Refreshments will be available.

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 19:30 to Mon, 29/05/2017 - 18:45

Various Venues

Fri 26th May at 7.30pm - St Mary's Church - Opening Concert - Barbican Piano Trio with violinist Adam Newman

Sat 27th May at 7pm - All Saints, Great Holland. - String Quintets Across the Fields

Sun 28th May at 2.15pm - in Voysey's Homestead - Barbican Piano Trio

Sun 28th May at 6.30pm - St Mary's Parish Church - Festival Evensong

Mon 29th May at 11am - in the beautiful Old Church - Spring Serenade

Mon 29th May 6.45pm - Frinton Lawn Tennis Club - Gut Feeling


St Osyth N Gauge Model Railway Show
Sat, 27/05/2017 -
11:00 to 16:30

St Osyth Village Hall

Model Railway show with lots of layouts to enjoy. Snacks available and items to buy as well. Plenty to keep you busy for the entire show.

Moon Midnight Walk
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 21:30 to Sun, 28/05/2017 - 02:00

Weston Homes Community Stadium

St Helena Hospice 9th Annual Midnight Walk of 3 or 7.5 miles, will see hundreds of women following the call of the disco ball, on an incredible walk around Colchester. 

Bubble Rush
Sat, 17/06/2017 -
12:00 to 16:00

Highwoods Country Park

a 5km fun run with four bubble stations along the route where our cannons pump out coloured bubbles. Participants of all ages and all abilities can take park. You can run, jog, walk or toddle through the foam even dance if you want to, all we ask is that you have lots of fun!

Harwich Sea Festival Harwich Sea Festival and Lifeboat Day
Sun, 30/07/2017 - 11:00
Harwich Quay

A fun day of events both on and off the water for all the family to enjoy.

Red arrows Clacton Airshow
Thu, 24/08/2017 - 11:00 to Fri, 25/08/2017 - 17:00

West Greensward,

The event site will welcome in the region of 250,000 visitors wowing the crowds with impressive aerobatic displays whilst a whole host of exhibition stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level. In addition to the day flights, night flights will take to the skies again this year on Thursday 24 August.

Thursday 11.00am - 8.30pm

Friday 11.00am - 5.00pm

Walton Classic Car Show
Sun, 10/09/2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

Bath House Meadow

Classic car show with entertainment and refreshments. It is a fun day out for all of the family.

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

Fancy dress torchlight procession around Harwich.