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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 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.

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

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

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 www.zoesgift.co.uk

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

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.

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 - 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

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

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.

Book Folding House
Mon, 15/05/2017 -
14:00 to 17:00

62 Station Road

Learn how to turn an old paperback book into a house shape as an ornament/decoration with this clever folding technique. Price includes all the materials needed and a free drink in our coffee shop.

Beginners Watercolour Painting
Wed, 17/05/2017 - 14:00
Jennie's Gifts

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, brushes, which you will take home with you) and a free drink in our coffee shop. If you are bringing your own supplies for the discounted price, please contact us for a list of what you will need.

Open to all ages, children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult please.

Finish at 5pm


Hand Sew Decorative Cushion Cover
Fri, 19/05/2017 -
10:30 to 13:30

62 Station Road

Learn how to hand sew a small decorative cushion cover, to keep or give as a gift. Price includes all the materials you need and a free drink from our coffee shop.

Spring Bazaar and Plant Sale - Tendring Cats Protection
Sat, 20/05/2017 - 10:00
McGrigor Hall

Annual Spring Bazaar stalls include plants, produce, raffle, tombola, jewellery, bric a brac, CP goods, puzzles & refreshments.

Finish at 1pm