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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.

Vienna Festival Ballet Cinderella Cinderella - Vienna Festival Ballet
Thu, 26/05/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jun 28 2016.
Tue, 01/11/2016 - 10:30

The Naze Education and Visitor Centre

Our club for under 5's.  Every Tuesday 10.30 - 12 noon

Themed sessions with outdoor and indoor activities, crafts, songs and a story.

Children must be accompanied

Booking essential


Monthly Guided Walks - Essex Wildlife Trust
Sat, 05/11/2016 - 11:00 to Sun, 04/12/2016 - 11:00

The Naze Education and Visitor Centre

Join our volunteer guides for a walk around the Naze, exploring the geology, history and wildlife of the peninsula.  This is a regular event but the theme and route varies with the season and tides.  Meet at the Naze Visitor Centre.  The walk takes about 2 hours and is 2 miles in distance.  Please wear suitable footwear.  Can be steep and slippery at times.  Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them.

Next walk Sunday December 4th 11am - 1pm

Places are limited so booking is recommended.

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 10:00 to Sun, 04/12/2016 - 16:00

St Mary's Church

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival with a theme of 'Christmas Around The World'.  Christmas food stall, Christmas gifts, light lunches, refreshments, raffle & tombola.

Saturday  10am - 4pm

Sunday 11am  - 4pm

Christmas musical note Handel's Messiah and Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols'
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 19:30
St James' Church

The Choir will have the acclaimed alto soloist Elaine Henson and will be accompanied by the very popular Kingfisher Sinfonietta with Beth Spendlove.

Lawford Business Advice Drop-In Surgery
Tue, 06/12/2016 -
12:00 to 18:00

TDC's Event Trailer

Help is on the way for companies looking to start up or create new growth in the Lawford, Manningtree and Mistley areas

Triangle Shopping Centre Christmas Event
Sat, 10/12/2016 - 10:00
Triangle Shopping Centre

Christmas event with a visit from Santa Claus 

Tendring Brass Band, Colchester Pipes & Drums, The Harmonettes, Raffle, Tombola, BBQ

Finish at 3pm

Sleeping Beauty
Sat, 10/12/2016 - 14:00 to Sun, 01/01/2017 - 14:00

Princes Theatre

From the team behind last year's Aladdin, comes this year's hilarious pantomime at the Princes Theatre. Audiences aged 3-103 will be captivated by the tale of a beautiful princess who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls into a deep sleep thanks to the evil spell cast upon her by the wicked fairy. Sleeping Beauty is the best value panto in Essex, so set your alarm clock and book now for the pantomime of your dreams.

Triangle Shopping Centre Christmas Event
Sat, 17/12/2016 - 10:00
Triangle Shopping Centre

Christmas event featuring a visit from Santa Claus, Emmanuel Choir, Kirby Church Choir, Salvation Army Band and festive refreshments

Finish at 3pm

The Jive Aces
Fri, 27/01/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Legendary swing, jive and skiffle group, The Jive Aces are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. They are perhaps best known as the first live band to reach the final rounds of "Britain's Got Talent" and for their award winning viral video, "Bring Me Sunshine", which has 3 million views and online and is so uplifting it's even been prescribed by a doctor!

Marty MacDonald's Toy Machine Marty MacDonalds Toy Machine
Sun, 12/02/2017 - 14:00
Princes Theatre

A brand new show featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis  as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow - from the team who brought you Marty MacDonald’s Farm!

Cakes Fun and fund raising afternoon
Wed, 15/02/2017 - 13:00
Coastal Community Centre

We are raising money for The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs for children battling Cancer.

The Neil Diamond Story
Sat, 18/02/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Bob Drury and his band celebrate the life and music of the legend that is Neil Diamond. The show tracks Neil's remarkable journey from unknown and struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star and includes music from every stage of a staggering and hit-filled music career spanning five decades. 'Solitary Man', 'Cracklin Rosie', 'Sweet Caroline', 'Love on the rocks', 'America' and more.

Mercury Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute
Fri, 24/02/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Winners of the National Tribute Awards, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Queen.

Lee Nelson Lee Nelson - Serious Joker
Sat, 04/03/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn't be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be - live on stage with his brand-new, laugh out loud, best ever stand-up show.

Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook
Fri, 10/03/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters.

King Of Pop - The Legend Continues
Sat, 18/03/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Starring Navi! Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show who's star performer 'Navi' once earned a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself.

Comic Hero Run
Sun, 19/03/2017 - 10:30
Castle Park

Be a hospice hero and dress as your favourite hero to run, walk, fly or time travel, around historic Castle Park in Colchester.  Whether you're a fan of Star Wars or Marvel, Lord of The Rings or Frozen this one is for you. 

Route options include 10km (16yrs & over) 5k (5yrs & over) and 1k (open to all)  and buggy dash.

For further information and to sign up - visit www.sthelenahospice.org.uk

Finish at 3.30pm

Pasha Kovalev - Lets Dance The Night Away
Fri, 24/03/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his fantastic dancers embark on another thrilling UK tour in 2017 with their brand new show.

Roy Orbison & Friends
Fri, 31/03/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the worlds leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He's stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of the music giant.

The Fureys
Sat, 01/04/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

After 6 previous concerts, Ireland's legends the Fureys return for another great night of music, songs and stories.

Seven Drunken Nights - The Story Of The Dubliner
Sat, 08/04/2017 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

From the creators of Essence Of Ireland and Ireland's Call The Musical, Seven Drunken Nights brings to life the music of Irelands favourite sons - The Dubliners.


Robin Hood
Sun, 09/04/2017 - 15:00 to Mon, 10/04/2017 - 14:30

Princes Theatre

Anton Benson productions bring the fun and frolics of panto to Sherwood Forest as the company return to Clacton-on-Sea with their second Easter panto. Three showings, see below for times.