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Harwich Festival of the Arts 2016
Wed, 24/06/2015 (All day) to Fri, 03/07/2015 (All day)
Various locations including St Nicholas church

The Festival runs over 10 days with around 40 performances as well as having a strong visual arts showing in exhibitions.

For further information www.harwichfestival.co.uk

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.

St Helena Hospice Open Gardens
Tue, 01/03/2016 - 09:00 to Wed, 31/08/2016 - 23:59
Your Garden

We're excited to launch our Open Gardens event for this year, it's free to take part - just collect donations on the day! We know that lots of our supporters have beautiful gardens nestled away which have had a lot of hard work, time and effort put into and we want you to share your masterpieces in support of the hospice! Whether you own a large country estate or just a few pots and planters, we're here to help you share your pleasure with your local community.

From the trenches to Tendring: Personal snapshots of the First World War
Wed, 11/05/2016 - 10:00 to Sun, 03/07/2016 - 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

In 2015, the "From the trenches to Tendring" project began work collecting First World War correspondence held in private collections across the Tendring area of Essex.

Legally Blonde the Musical
Fri, 27/05/2016 - 19:30 to Sat, 28/05/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde the musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!!

garden flower border and lawn Annual Plant & Garden Market
Sat, 28/05/2016 - 08:30 to 13:30
Parish Hall Car Park

This very popular annual event will again have a wide range of garden goodies for both new & experienced gardeners!

Display Of Roman Finds From Dale Hall
Sat, 28/05/2016 - 10:30 to 15:30
Lawford Venture Centre

Manningtree Museum & local history group are holding a public display of some of the artefacts discovered during excavations in early 2015 by the Colchester Archaeological trust  at Dale Hall, Lawford. Along with the finds, other information on the excavation will be displayed. The implications of the Roman settlement on the local history will also be explored and explained.

Walton Maritime Museum Open
Sat, 28/05/2016 - 14:00 to Mon, 30/05/2016 - 16:00
Walton Maritime Musum

The Museum is open daily over the late May Bank Holiday weekend from 2-4pm. The special exhibition is entitled 'Walton at War-Part 3'

Midnight Walk 2016
Sat, 28/05/2016 - 22:30 to Sun, 29/05/2016 - 03:00
Weston Homes Community Stadium

Raising funds for St Helena Hospice, join in our exciting ladies only walk around Colchester.

Open Gardens at The Hall, Tendring
Sun, 29/05/2016 - 13:00 to Mon, 30/05/2016 - 17:00
The Hall

The magnificent gardens will be open for just this weekend. The Rhododendrons and Azaleas should be at their best. There will also be musical entertainment, "Country Craft" stalls, plant stall, photo competition, plus a hedgehog hunt for children. Teas available from the village hall nearby.

Mad about the musicals Mad about the Musicals
Sun, 29/05/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Hailed asOUTSTANDING!’ by the Stage, THE BEST SHOW OF ITS KIND’ by Encore Magazine and nominated The UK ‘PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ this is one definitely not to miss!!

Drop-in Family Trail
Mon, 30/05/2016 - 10:30 to 15:30
The Naze Education and Visitor Centre

Join in with our self-led family trail around the Naze. This is a drop-in event which runs from 10.30-15.30 so come anytime! Children must be accompanied.

Beach Art
Tue, 31/05/2016 - 10:00 to 11:30
The Naze Education and Visitor Centre

Come along to the Naze to make some natural art on the beach. We will start by looking along the beaches for interesting shells, rocks and seaweeds to inspire our piece of art made only by natural materials. Booking essential and children must be accompanied.

Fossil Hunters!
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:30 to 15:00
The Naze Education ad Visitor Centre

Come along to the Naze and be a fossil hunter! What will we find on the beach and just how old is it? Children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Beach Bushcraft
Thu, 02/06/2016 - 13:30 to 15:00
The Naze Education and Visitor Centre

Build a den on the beach and toast some marshmallows! Booking essential, children must be accompained.

Frinton Festival - String Quartets
Thu, 02/06/2016 - 18:45 to 21:30
All Saints Church

The opening concert features beautiful music by Beethoven, Wolf & Saint-Saens. Mathilde Milwidsky and Tim Crawford (violins), Tim Ridout (viola) and Robert Max (cello). Peal of bells from 6.45pm. Enjoy a drink with the musicians after the concert in the local pub. Tickets include a programme and glass of wine in the interval.

Please see below for further festival dates

LDN Wrestling
Thu, 02/06/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

The top stars of LDN Wrestling are returning to Clacton for a night of action packed drama!

Lino Print Boats
Fri, 03/06/2016 - 11:00 to 15:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free Family Fun Drop in Workshop

Fossil Hunters
Fri, 03/06/2016 - 13:30 to 15:00
The Naze Education and Visitor Centre

Come along to the Naze and be a fossil hunter! What will we find on the beach and just how old is it? Children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Frinton Festival - Family Concert
Sat, 04/06/2016 - 16:00 to 18:00
St Mary's Church

Featuring local schoolchildren alongside top professional musicians. Saint-Saens beloved Carnival of the Animals, music by Beethoven & Ravel and a new work written especially by Ronald Corp OBE. Musicians include Ilze Robertson (harp), Duncan Archard (piano), the barbican piano trio and the New London children's choir. Tickets include a programme and a glass of wine.

Please see below for further festival dates

Bye Bye Baby
Sat, 04/06/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease.

Frinton Festival - 3VC
Sun, 05/06/2016 - 19:30 to 21:30
McGrigor Hall

Three amazing singing cellists, colleagues from the London Chamber Orchestra. An eclectic mix ranging from Coldplay to Vivaldi, Hendrix to Beethoven with a little Sound of Music thrown in along the way. Tickets include programme and glass of wine, ticket holders can also enjoy a free wine tasting thanks to Wheelers Wine Cellar at 6.30pm.

Please see below for further festival dates

Sleeping Beauty Auditions
Fri, 10/06/2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Princes Theatre

Do you want to be part of the most spectacular pantomime that has ever been staged at the Princes Theatre? Perhaps you'd like to perform alongside our professional West End and Celebrity cast or perhaps you came to see Aladdin or Peter Pan and want to be part of the magic.

Audition pack below (must be filled in).

Queen's Birthday Street Party
Sat, 11/06/2016 - 11:00 to 16:00
Walton High Street & Millennium Square

Street party - Bands and buskers, Mad hatters tea party.