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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

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.

Jaywick tower #InstaEssex
Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:00 to Sun, 09/07/2017 - 17:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

See the winning photographs from the #InstaEssex photography competition.  Photographers (amateurs and professionals) submitted images to the competition, sharing their ideas of what Essex culture means to them.

Finish at 5pm

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


Children swimming School Holiday Activities
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 08:00 to Sun, 04/06/2017 - 16:00

Various Leisure Sites

A whole programme of indoor and outdoor sessions have been organised by Tendring District Council in Brightlingsea, Clacton, Dovercourt, Harwich, Manningtree and Walton.

Mersea Island Food, Drink & Leisure Festival
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 11:00 to Sun, 28/05/2017 - 17:00

Essex Outdoors Mersea

Savour the Flavour of Island Life!

The Festival is a celebration of local food and drink; a showcase for talented artists and local performers. Its fun for all the family with aerial walkway, climbing wall, zipwire, bouncy castle, 'hamster balls', camp cooking and free craft activities and workshops. Sample local produce unique gifts for yourself, your home or garden. Talented entertainers, children activities all weekend. Grand draw for your chance to win £250!!

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 11:00 to Sun, 04/06/2017 - 14:30

The Naze Centre

Sat 27th May - Naze Explorer day 11 - 3       

Sun 28th - Dinosaurs  1.30 - 3.30   

Mon 29th  - Eden Falconry 10.30 - 3.30                                                    

Tues 30th  - Under 5's Teddy Bears Beach Picnic 10.30 - 12     

Make a Mini Bug Home  1.30 - 3.30

Weds 31st - Family Fossil Discovery 10 - 12  

Ceramics Painting 1.30 - 3.30   

Thurs 1st June - Beach Arts & Crafts 1.30 - 3.30    

Fri 2nd - Fun with Fossils 10.30 - 12   

Sat 3rd - Back to the 1940's 10 - 4                                             

Sat 4th - Fun with Fossils  1 - 2.30      

Booking is essential for most activities - please phone to book your places       


Naze geology Open Museum
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 14:00 to Mon, 29/05/2017 - 16:00

Maritime Museum

Displays include heritage of Walton, the fossils and geology of the Naze, history of the "James Stevens No.14" lifeboat and a model of Walton station. There are also special exhibitions including a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Walton Station and Walton at War - Part 4 and a centenary celebration of the heroic Walton lifeboat rescue of all 92 lives aboard SS Peregrine.  

Dogs Fete & Fun Dog Show
Sun, 28/05/2017 - 11:00
NAWT Clacton

Enjoy a great day out while helping to support your local rehoming charity.

Fete and Fun Dog Show
Sun, 28/05/2017 -
11:00 to 15:00

National Animal Welfare Trust

Enjoy a great family day out while helping to support your local cat and dog rehoming charity.


Fete:- Raffle, Tombolas', Plant Stall/Books/Bric-a-Brac, Children games, N.A.W.T gift stall selling pet theme gifts and wares, Made-to-Measure pet accessories, local Craft stalls + lots more! BBQ, ice cream, refreshments and cakes.

Fun Dog Show with 8 Classes.

Judges: Clacton & District Dog Training Club & Tendring Agility Group.

Rosettes for 1st - 6th place in each category. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class. Registration on the day from 11am, the first class starts at 11:45am.


The Stour Valley Wedding Fair
Mon, 29/05/2017 - 10:00
The Venture Centre 2000

Calling all Brides & Grooms.  Come along to this Wedding fair packed with a variety of wedding suppliers and an opportunity to view some spectacular bridal gowns.  Entry is FREE so bring along your friends and family. Stay up-to-date with all the details on our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/stourvalleyevents/  

Finish at 3pm

Pottery painting for Father's Day
Wed, 31/05/2017 -
14:30 to 16:30

62 Station Road

Give a personal gift this Father's Day, come along and try some pottery painting. No need to book just drop in between the times shown and choose from a variety of times to paint (mugs, bowls, ornaments ect.) glazing and firing is included.

Alice Through The Looking Glass
Sun, 04/06/2017 -
14:30 to 17:00

Frinton's Greensward

"The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things..."

When Alice climbs through the mirror on her mantelpiece she finds herself in Looking Glass world, a world where everything's the same, except it isn't, a world where everything familiar is strange and nothing behaves as it should.

Quantum Theatre presents a magical new adaptation of the classic tale, 'Through the looking Glass (and what Alice found there)' , exploring the enchanting, fabulous and weirdly wonderful world of the great Lewis Carroll.

Great Expectations
Sun, 04/06/2017 -
19:30 to 21:00

Frinton's Greensward

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the wild Kent marshes sparks a series of events the change the orphaned Pip's life forever. But who is the mysterious benefactor behind his 'Great Expectations'  Quantum Theatre presents this Dickens classic for Summer 2017 in Michael Whitmore's lively and accessible new adaptation for all the family.

Creative Net: Printed Fabric Workshop
Wed, 07/06/2017 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

First Wednesday of every month  11am - 1pm

Free Creative workshops for adults, each session looks at a new craft or art form.  Refreshments, material and creative conversations provided.

Adult Printed Fabric Workshop led by artist Jacqueline Davies.  Make your own print block and print up your own design.  A fun and experimental session.  No experience necessary and materials are provided. 

Strawberry Tea & Raffle
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 14:00
Christ Church United Reformed Church

Strawberry Tea and raffle in aid of church funds

Finish at 4.30pm

Strawberry Tea and Raffle
Sat, 10/06/2017 -
14:00 to 16:30

Christ Church United Reformed Church

Strawberry Tea and Raffle in aid of church funds.

Pig Race Fundraising Night
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 19:30
Weeley Village Hall

A Pig Race is a fun event to raise money for 1st Weeley/Lt Clacton Scouts and Tendring District Scouts.  Please bring your own drinks and nibbles. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Finish 10pm

Family Fun Day
Sat, 17/06/2017 - 11:00
Weeley Playing Field

A Family Fun Day to raise funds for 1st Weeley/Lt Clacton Scouts and Tendring District Scouts.  There will be Bouncy Castles, Birds of Prey, Bebop Dance Troop, Abby Hartley singing, Weeley Fire Engine, Coastguards, Face Painting, Tombola, BBQ, Ice Creams and Refreshments, plus many more side stalls.

Finish at 5pm

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!

Adrian May's Discovering England
Sat, 17/06/2017 -
15:00 to 17:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

A wry look at England and Englishness from a creative left-wing viewpoint. In the songs and poems of his new book and album, Adrian May takes a wry look at the vexed questions of English identity. Ranging from the comic to the poignant, where 'Nobody hates the English as much as they hate themselves', the songs deal with irony, eccentricity and rebel heroes like John Ball, the leader of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. The approach is progressive and inclusive.


Beside the seaside - changed finish time on wrong date! Beside the sea festival
Sun, 18/06/2017 - 11:00
Clacton seafront

FREE family fun day beside the sea, a fun day of live music and entertainment, water based activities, beach side activities.

Finish at 6pm