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Art Exhibition
Wed, 04/01/2017 - 09:00 to Sun, 31/12/2017 - 16:00

The Twizzle Gallery

An art exhibition displaying paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewellery and textiles made by local artists.

Close at 4pm

Yoga and Movement Class
Mon, 23/01/2017 -
10:00 to 11:30

Walton and Frinton Yacht Club

Weekly - Yoga and Movement Class

Calligraphy : Beautiful Writing
Wed, 01/03/2017 - 10:00 to Wed, 19/07/2017 - 16:00

Mistley Quay Workshops

A series of calligraphy classes starting Wednesday 1st March then every 4 weeks until Wednesday 19th July (6 in total)

Come and learn the art of beautiful writing - for pleasure, relaxation or study. After a short introduction to a variety of calligraphic styles, we will begin with the basics of forming elegant letters using pencils, pen and ink. You will be given individual guidance to create a unique piece of work, a favourite poem or quotation. An array of tools and techniques used will also be explored.

For further details: www.juliechaney.com

Weeds -- Undervalued Plants of Jaywick by Hannah Stageman
Sun, 05/03/2017 - 10:30 to Sun, 23/04/2017 - 17:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

Open to all

An intoduction to Garden Design Course (8 Weeks)
Mon, 06/03/2017 - 19:00 to Mon, 24/04/2017 - 21:00

Brightlingsea Parish Hall

An introduction to Garden Design 8 week course commencing Monday 6th March. £89.00, limited places - maximum 12. For further information and to book please email benz@btinternet.com

Cup of coffee Coffee mornings & open museums
Tue, 18/04/2017 - 10:00 to Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00

Railway Crossing Cottage

Heritage & Railway museums open both with special exhibitions.

Beginner's Hexagonal Patchwork
Mon, 24/04/2017 -
14:00 to 17:00

62 Station Road

Learn the basic techniques of hand sewing in patchwork, these skills can be used to make cushion covers, bags ext. The price includes all the materials you will need and a free drink in our coffee shop.

Jaywick tower Jaywick Sands
Wed, 26/04/2017 - 10:00 to Sun, 14/05/2017 - 17:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

Exhibition of Jaywick Local History Society photographic archive.

Beginer's Watercolour Painting
Wed, 26/04/2017 -
14:00 to 17:00

62 Station Road

Come along and learn how to mix colours and other basic techniques to begin watercolour painting. Standard price includes a beginner's pack (paints, palette and brushes, which you will take home with you) and a free drink in our coffee shop.

If you are bringing your own equipment please contact us for a full list of what you will need.

Cloth Nappy Event Cloth Nappy Event
Fri, 28/04/2017 -
11:00 to 15:00

Tesco car park, Brook Retail Park, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 4EF

Pop in to get your free cloth nappy sample and cloth nappy advice

Card Making (Tea Bag Folding)
Fri, 28/04/2017 -
14:00 to 16:00

62 Station Road

Learn how to fold patterned paper to create an effective card to give to family and friends. Price includes all the materials you will need for your card and a free drink in our coffee shop.

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)

An Evening with Psychic Medium Richard Harrison
Sat, 29/04/2017 -
19:30 to 22:00

Little Clacton Village Hall

Zoe's Gifts welcomes you to a highly entertaining evening of clairvoyance with Spiritualist Medium Richard Harrison to bring messages of hope from your loved ones. For more information and to purchase tickets please go to http://www.zoesgift.co.uk/

'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

Beginner's Crochet
Fri, 05/05/2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

62 Station Road

Have you always wanted to try crochet? Come along and learn all the basic stitches to make a Granny Square. Price includes a free drink in our coffee shop. Please bring four different coloured balls of double knitting wool and a size 5mm crochet hook or let us know if you require a pre-made pack on the day.

Sat, 06/05/2017 - 10:00
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre

Some of you may have seen Michelle Johnson from Stix 2 on the TV.  Why not come along and be inspired by her in person.  Michelle will be demoing Foils, Glitters and Fabric Sprays to create some lovely projects for all you crafters.

Finish at 4pm

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.

Sat, 06/05/2017 - 18:30
Hilltop Nurseries

Hanging basket demonstrations.  Talk on shrubs.  Selected plant offers.  Tombola.  In aid of RNLI

Finish at 9pm

Decopatch (Trinket Boxes)
Mon, 08/05/2017 -
14:00 to 16:00

62 Station Road

Learn how to decorate a trinket box using the decopatch method of gluing patterned paper. Price includes all the equipment you will need and a free drink in our coffee shop.

Card Making (Iris Folding)
Thu, 11/05/2017 -
18:00 to 20:00

62 Station Road

Learn a different technique using strips of coloured paper to make an effective card to give to family and friends. Price includes all the materials you will need and a free drink in our coffee shop.

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