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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

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

Animal sanctuary Greenland Grove Animal Sanctuary
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 11:00 to Mon, 28/08/2017 - 17:00

Greenland Grove Animal Sanctuary

Come and meet our animals

Hands Consultation events for the Local Plan
Tue, 27/06/2017 - 15:00 to Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:00

Various venues around the district

We are consulting on a number of Local Plan documents.  Come along to one of the consultation exhibition events to find out more.

Music Live Music Night
Fri, 30/06/2017 - 19:30
Firs Holiday Park

Live Music from Jamie Thor 'Specs', Lisa Armstrong, Abby Gardner and "A Passenger".  Also appearing are Clacton Ukulele Club. 

All money raised is going to Tendring District Scouts for their new District Scouts Centre.

Ticket only event.

Finish at 10.30pm

Cakes Summer Mega Fun Day
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:00
St Clare's Primary School

Friends of St Clare's present their Summer Mega Fun Day!

Sheet of music Trial by Jury
Sat, 01/07/2017 -
17:00 to 19:00

St James' Church Hall

The well acclaimed Clacton Choral Society giving a concert performance of this light-hearted Gilbert and Sullivan operetta with toe tapping melodies to take home. Also popular choruses from the Mikado and the Gondoliers. Tenor Paul Bloomfield will sing solo arias. In aid of Parkinson UK local branch. Tea and cake in the interval.

Business Surgery
Tue, 04/07/2017 -
10:00 to 14:00

Clacton Town Square

Business Surgery promoting the support that is available for new and existing businesses in Tendring.

Advice flag Free business Surgery
Tue, 04/07/2017 -
15:00 to 18:00

Car Park opposite factory shopping village

Free business advice for start ups and existing companies.

Jaywick tower Creative Net: Fluridic Acrylics
Wed, 05/07/2017 -
11:00 to 13:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

An exploration of Fluridic Acrylics to create a surprising and unpredictable explosion of colour onto the canvas.

Harwich Sea Festival Harwich Sea Festival and Lifeboat Day
Sun, 30/07/2017 - 11:00
Harwich Quay

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

Jaywick tower Creative Net: Jewellery with Colchester S&B Creative
Wed, 02/08/2017 -
11:00 to 13:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided. Create jewellery from found objects with Meg and Amy from Colchester S&B Creative.

WrabFest
Sat, 12/08/2017 - 11:00
WrabFest

Boutique, chilled, family friendly Music Festival.

Finish at 11pm

Beside the seaside - changed end time! Beside the sea festival - Dovercourt Bay
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 11:00
Dovercourt Bay

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

Finish at 10pm

Camera Obscure
Sat, 19/08/2017 - 11:00 to Sun, 20/08/2017 - 15:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

The reading room on the roof of the Tower will become a camera obscure for the weekend.  Come and see what it is like to be inside a camera, understand how the renaissance painters discovered perspective and how Fox Talbot created photography.  There will be artist Alan Hockett and Photographer Chris Matthews to help you understand how the obscure works.

11am - 3pm

Red arrows Clacton Airshow
Thu, 24/08/2017 - 11:00 to Fri, 25/08/2017 - 17:00

West Greensward,

Eyes to the skies to celebrate 26 years of flying!

Thursday 11.00am - 8.30pm; Friday 11.00am - 5.00pm

Donate to the Airshow

Creative Net: Anthontype Prints
Wed, 06/09/2017 -
11:00 to 13:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome. Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided. Come and spend some time on the beach with Alan Hockett making Anthotype prints using plant matter. We will prepare the paper prior to selecting objects that we can to create a print.

Walton Classic Car Show
Sun, 10/09/2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

Bath House Meadow

Classic car show with entertainment and refreshments. It is a fun day out for all of the family.

Jaywick tower Coastal Open
Thu, 14/09/2017 - 10:00 to Sun, 29/10/2017 - 17:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

The Eighth annual Coastal Open is a celebration of local artists, giving a chance to showcase their talents in arts and crafts.  Work usually includes ceramics, photography, textiles, painting plus much more.  Part of Essex Summer of Art.

Finish at 5pm

Creative Net: Ceramic Painting
Wed, 04/10/2017 -
11:00 to 13:00

Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome. Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

Popular ceramic painting returns! This session must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

St Helena Hospice - Cycle Ride 2017
Mon, 09/10/2017 - 08:30
Monks Farm

Whether you are a middle aged  man in lycra, a seasoned commuter or fair weather cyclist, a whippet-thin rider looking forward to the next long-distance sportive or a family looking for a fun cycling day out.  We have various routes for all lengths of rides - cycle 10, 25, 50 or 75 miles, through the picturesque Essex countryside.  Starting and finishing at Monks Farm in Dedham. 

Finish at 4pm

Harwich International Shanty Festival
Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:00 to Sun, 15/10/2017 - 00:00

Various Venues

A weekend celebrating Harwich towns maritime heritage, with shanties and sea songs, music and entertainment, street theatre, barge trips, historical re-enactment, workshops, pirates, maritime crafts and more.

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