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Art exhibition 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

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.

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

Calligraphy Calligraphy: Beautiful Writing: Saturdays
Sat, 15/07/2017 - 10:00 to Sat, 28/10/2017 - 13:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Immerse yourself in the art of beautiful writing - for pleasure, relaxation or study.

Children swimming School Holiday Activities
Mon, 07/08/2017 - 08:00 to Fri, 01/09/2017 - 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.

Pen and writing Calligraphy: Beautiful Writing
Wed, 16/08/2017 - 10:00 to Mon, 01/01/2018 - 16:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Immerse yourself in the art of beautiful writing - for pleasure, relaxation or study.

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

Beginner's Crochet
Thu, 24/08/2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
Jennies Gifts

Have you alays wanted to try crochet? Come along and learn all the basic stitches to make a Granny square. The 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 pre-made pack can be available for purchase on the day for £2.50.

Crochet Cat Stitch Clutch Bag
Fri, 25/08/2017 - 14:00 to 17:00
Jennies Gifts

Improve your crochet skills by learning this brand new stitch to make your own lined clutch bag. The price includes all the wool and zip you will need to make your cat stitch bag and a free drink in our coffee shop. Please bring your own size 5mm crochet hook. Please note this is not a beginners class.

Dog on lead Fete and Fun Dog Show
Sun, 27/08/2017 - 11:00
Clacton FC

Fun dog show with lots of classes for your dog to take part and for the whole family to enjoy with prizes to be won.

Print Children's Creative Net: Anothotype Prints
Tue, 29/08/2017 - 10:00 to 13:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free creative workshops for young people (8 to 16 years).

Clown Bertram and his Seaside Frolics
Wed, 30/08/2017 - 12:00 to Sun, 03/09/2017 - 16:00
Various places - See below

Our modern day Clown Bertram will have you falling off your deck chair in laughter! Competitions to be won, banjo playing, sand castle building and much more. You can also record your seaside memories or simply relax, unwind and eat a stick of rock. It's all possible at our seaside!

The event will be every hour from 12pm-4pm

Pottery Painting
Wed, 30/08/2017 - 14:30 to 16:30
Jennies Gifts

Do you want something fun and creative for the children this summer? Come along and try some pottery painting, drop in between the times shown. Choose from a variety of items to paint prices vary, glazing and firing is included.

Resorting to the Coast Seaside Entertainment Spectacular
Thu, 31/08/2017 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

11am Optional walk, My Seaside Mile.  Come along for a guided tour with Ruth Raymer, psychogeographer, writer, thinker and dreamer.  Taking a playful approach to exploring the environment, Ruth will lead you on a mile-long adventure along the sunny coast of Jaywick Sands.  Suitable for all ages, dogs on leads welcome.  Book a place for the walks at 11am and 4pm visit www.artexchange.org.uk

12 noon Resorting to the Coast talk by historian, Norman Jacobs, Tendring Seaside Heritage and Clown Bertram

1pm - 4pm  The Grand Theatre of Lemmings entertains with their spectacular interpretation of Tendring's seaside heritage!  Activities include comedy, magic, music and a flea circus!  The Smallest Theatre in the World will also be there to collect memories and Clown Bertram's talent will be honoured by the Lemmings tribute to this witty children's entertainer from Clacton's past.

4pm  Gather outside the tower for an optional 25 minute walk, My Seaside Mile   

Crochet Spiral Granny Square
Fri, 01/09/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30
Jennies Gifts

Improve your crochet skills by making a granny square with a difference. The price includes all the wool you will need for your four colour spiral granny square and a free drink in our coffee shop. Please bring your own size 5mm hook. Please note this is not a beginners class.

Alzheimer's Memory Walk
Sun, 03/09/2017 - 10:00
The walk starts from Clacton Pier

A memory walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's.  A sponsored event.  Sponsor forms are available from Home Instead Senior Care Frinton or the Alzheimer's Society Clacton.  Refreshments will be served at the end. 

Finishes at 3pm

Jaywick tower 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.

Ovo energy Tour of Britain Ovo Energy Tour of Britain - Stage Five
Thu, 07/09/2017 - 09:30

Tendring is hosting an individual time trial - stage 5 - of the OVO Tour of Britain on Thursday 7 September.

Clacton Eco-House Open Weekend - Ecodiy
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:00 to Sun, 10/09/2017 - 16:00
Clacton Eco House

Have you ever wondered whether it is worth having a greenhouse, how much work it is to have chickens, how well a solar hot water system works with a woodstove?  Ecodiy open weekend is your chance to find out.  The well-insulated house, with wood-fired cooking, central heating, solar electricity and hot water is open as well as the permaculture garden which supplies more than enough fruit and vegetable for a family, even in a built up area.  Rainwater systems, a well and reed bed supply water for the garden; chickens and bees complete the picture.  Chris, an engineer as well as a grower and Rosie are available to discuss individual lifestyle or practical issues, whether for cutting your carbon footprint, making a creative compost heap or reducing your food miles by growing at home.

10am - 4pm

Harvest vegetables Point Clear & St Osyth Horticultural Society Harvest Show
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 14:00 to 16:30
St Osyth Village Hall

Exhibits of flowers, vegetables, cookery, handicrafts, children's and floral art. Refreshments include homemade cakes and savouries, tea, coffee and also a raffle.

Classic car 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.

Calligraphy Calligraphy - Full Day - September
Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Immerse yourself in the art of beautiful writing - for pleasure, relaxation or study.

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

Flower Festival & Art Exhibition
Sat, 16/09/2017 - 10:00 to Sun, 17/09/2017 - 17:00
St Mary's Church

Art on display and for sale, plus light refreshments, gift stalls, tombola and raffle.  All the flower arrangements are done by local groups and the theme this year is 'Favourite Television Programmes'

Saturday 10 - 5

Sunday 11 - 5