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Harwich Festival of the Arts 2016
Wed, 24/06/2015 (All day) to Fri, 03/07/2015 (All day)
Various locations including St Nicholas church

The Festival runs over 10 days with around 40 performances as well as having a strong visual arts showing in exhibitions.

For further information www.harwichfestival.co.uk

Harwich Society Monthly Quiz
Mon, 04/01/2016 - 20:00 to Mon, 05/12/2016 - 20:00
Acorn Suite, Rear of Royal Oak Public House

The Harwich Society runs a monthly quiz night on the 1st Monday of each month. The quiz begins at 8pm and is £1.00 per head with up to 8 per team.

All dates for the year are listed below.

St Helena Hospice Open Gardens
Tue, 01/03/2016 - 09:00 to Wed, 31/08/2016 - 23:59
Your Garden

We're excited to launch our Open Gardens event for this year, it's free to take part - just collect donations on the day! We know that lots of our supporters have beautiful gardens nestled away which have had a lot of hard work, time and effort put into and we want you to share your masterpieces in support of the hospice! Whether you own a large country estate or just a few pots and planters, we're here to help you share your pleasure with your local community.

From the trenches to Tendring: Personal snapshots of the First World War
Wed, 11/05/2016 - 10:00 to Sun, 03/07/2016 - 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

In 2015, the "From the trenches to Tendring" project began work collecting First World War correspondence held in private collections across the Tendring area of Essex.

Exhibition At Walton Maritime Museum
Sat, 28/05/2016 - 14:00 to Fri, 30/09/2016 - 16:00
The Old Lifeboat House

The museum has had a winter "makeover". It features the heritage of Walton. The special exhibition is about Walton at war.

Weekly Coffee Mornings (every Tuesday)
Tue, 31/05/2016 - 10:00 to Tue, 04/10/2016 - 10:00
The Railway Crossing Cottage

Coffee/tea in the lovely cottage garden setting. 

Harwich Festival
Fri, 24/06/2016 - 19:00 to Sun, 03/07/2016 - 22:30
Various locations in Harwich

Concerts, classical, folk and jazz. Drama and spoken word, dance and exciting visual arts.

Battle of the Somme Film Screening
Fri, 01/07/2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

The pioneering war documentary, The Battle of the Somme, is at the centre of commemorative events planned by Imperial War Museums (IWM) to mark the centenary of the 1916 offensive.

Showaddywaddy Showaddywaddy
Fri, 01/07/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

After more than 40 incredible years, rock & roll music is truly alive and kicking in the hands of this amazing band.

St George's C of E Primary School Summer fair
Sat, 02/07/2016 - 12:00 to 16:00
St George's C of E school

Celebrating the Queens 90th birthday. Displays, activities, competitions, stalls, raffles and games. Hog roast, beer and a pimms tent including a BBQ , ice cream van and all other refreshments. Come and learn clown skills. Have a go at gladiators and jousting. Inflatable slides, temporary tattoos, face painting and much more!

Messy Church
Sat, 02/07/2016 - 15:00 to 17:00
St James' Church

Church but not as you know it! We talk, have fun and discover more about God. Crafts, games and stories suitable for children and their families, plus food. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a bag to take your craft activities home in.

The Dreamers
Sat, 02/07/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

For the greatest 60's night ever Alan Mosca & Bryan Byng of Freddie & The Dreamers Fame are joined by Colin & Steve Temple - The Temple Brothers the UK's tribute to the Everley Brothers.

Johnny Foreigner
Wed, 06/07/2016 - 10:00 to Sun, 04/09/2016 - 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

A new place, or a new soil, a new culture and a new beginning.

Based on her experiences of moving East to West, artist Lata Upadhyaya explores how we always take a bit of our own culture, individuality and belongings wherever we travel.  No one wants to completely leave behind their identities, but we have to find a way to renegotiate and make sense of our identities within a new culture context.

Upadhyayas Johnny Foreigner is an exhibition comprised of objects, symbols, images, material, memories and treasures that evoke personal stories.  These objects are carefully placed into clear suitcases, symbolically packing unique identities into a small number of items.  These suitcases represent the motion of the journey, the indefinite significance that these journeys continue to have on our lives, and are represented as a sculptural installation at Jaywick Martello Tower as a meditation upon the experience of migration.

Dance Foundations Presents Alive Again
Fri, 08/07/2016 - 19:00 to Sat, 09/07/2016 - 15:00
Princes Theatre

‘Alive Again’

Dance Foundation are back by popular demand with once again an outstanding performance from their talented students.  This year the Classical Ballet students will be performing their version of ‘Cinderella'. 

Two showings, by the Dance Foundation.

Flower Festival
Sat, 09/07/2016 - 11:00 to Sun, 10/07/2016 - 16:00
Christ Church United Reformed Church

Flower Festival weekend being held in the church.

Outdoor Theatre on the Greensward- Four Little Rabbits
Sun, 10/07/2016 - 14:30 to 16:30
The Greensward at Frinton

'Once upon a time there were four little rabbits' - Celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter. A new adaptation of her original Peter & Benjamin stories. Picnics welcome and low back chairs and rugs.

Outdoor Theatre on the Greensward, Frinton - The Tempest
Sun, 10/07/2016 - 19:30 to 21:30
The Greensward

Shipwrecked 'We are the such stuff as dream are made on' A magical and enchanting comedy, The Tempest is also William Shakespeare's play best suited to the great British Summer weather. Picnics welcome and low back chairs, rugs.

Clacton Relay for Life Fun Weekend
Sat, 16/07/2016 - 11:00 to 23:00
Parish Field

Last year's Relay raised £110,000 and with your support we can reach the £500,000 mark since Relay began in Clacton in 2010! Fete stalls, live bands and singers, Wild West Show, music, dance group displays, majorette displays bouncy castles, food and drink and much more. Fundraising teams will be taking it in turns to walk around a track for 24 hours. The weekend starts with local cancer survivors walking the first lap at midday and they are then joined by family friends and the fundraising team members. When dusk falls, the moving Candle of Hope ceremony begins. Anyone can make a donation on the day and dedicate a candle bag to a loved one going through cancer or a loved one who has beaten cancer. The candle bags are then lit and placed around the track.

Sat, 16/07/2016 - 11:00
Abbey Care home

Raffles, auctions, face painting, bouncy castle, sweets, a fantastic BBQ, music, belly dancing and much more.  All we need is you to put the cherry on the cake!

Until 4pm

Dancing Queen Dancing Queen
Sat, 16/07/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

With full costumes and plenty of glitz, Dancing Queen The Concert is the golden age in pop revived!

Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood
Sun, 24/07/2016 - 14:30
Princes Theatre

Liza Pulman (of Fascinating Aida) brings you an evening of some of the greatest songs from the silver screen.

Michael Buble Tribute
Fri, 29/07/2016 - 19:00 to 23:59
The Kingscliff Hotel

Three course meal and entertainment.

Fuchsia Clacton & District Fuchsia Society 27th Annual Show
Sat, 30/07/2016 - 13:30
Holland Public Hall

Members Fuchsia show of 40 classes. Plant sales (all grown by members). Tombola, refreshments, craft stall.

Harwich Sea Festival and Lifeboat Day
Sun, 31/07/2016 - 11:00
Harwich Quay

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