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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 #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

Book Folding House
Thu, 25/05/2017 -
18:00 to 21:00

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 you will need and a free drink in our coffee shop.

Cards Card Making (Decoupage)
Fri, 26/05/2017 -
14:00 to 16:00

62 Station Road

Learn the decoupage technique to make effective cards for your friends and family. Price includes all the materials you will need and a free drink in our coffee shop.

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 19:30 to Mon, 29/05/2017 - 18:45

Various Venues

Fri 26th May at 7.30pm - St Mary's Church - Opening Concert - Barbican Piano Trio with violinist Adam Newman

Sat 27th May at 7pm - All Saints, Great Holland. - String Quintets Across the Fields

Sun 28th May at 2.15pm - in Voysey's Homestead - Barbican Piano Trio

Sun 28th May at 6.30pm - St Mary's Parish Church - Festival Evensong

Mon 29th May at 11am - in the beautiful Old Church - Spring Serenade

Mon 29th May 6.45pm - Frinton Lawn Tennis Club - Gut Feeling


Children swimming School Holiday Activities
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 08:00 to Sun, 04/06/2017 - 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.

Crafters Companion FREE Demo with Jo McKelvey
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 10:00
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre

Come along and join our demonstrator for a fun packed, free educational day with Jo McKelvey.  You may have seen Jo on the craft channels, so come along and meet her in person.  Pencil blending, die cutting machines and new dies, plus much more to see.

Finish at 4pm

Yoga Yoga and healing
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 10:00
Dovercourt Central Church

A Hatha yoga class suitable for all levels of ability.  The yoga session is followed by a relaxation/healing session.  This is on every Saturday morning. 

Finish at 11.30

Mersea Island Food, Drink & Leisure Festival
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 11:00 to Sun, 28/05/2017 - 17:00

Essex Outdoors Mersea

Savour the Flavour of Island Life!

The Festival is a celebration of local food and drink; a showcase for talented artists and local performers. Its fun for all the family with aerial walkway, climbing wall, zipwire, bouncy castle, 'hamster balls', camp cooking and free craft activities and workshops. Sample local produce unique gifts for yourself, your home or garden. Talented entertainers, children activities all weekend. Grand draw for your chance to win £250!!

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 11:00 to Sun, 04/06/2017 - 14:30

The Naze Centre

Sat 27th May - Naze Explorer day 11 - 3       

Sun 28th - Dinosaurs  1.30 - 3.30   

Mon 29th  - Eden Falconry 10.30 - 3.30                                                    

Tues 30th  - Under 5's Teddy Bears Beach Picnic 10.30 - 12     

Make a Mini Bug Home  1.30 - 3.30

Weds 31st - Family Fossil Discovery 10 - 12  

Ceramics Painting 1.30 - 3.30   

Thurs 1st June - Beach Arts & Crafts 1.30 - 3.30    

Fri 2nd - Fun with Fossils 10.30 - 12   

Sat 3rd - Back to the 1940's 10 - 4                                             

Sat 4th - Fun with Fossils  1 - 2.30      

Booking is essential for most activities - please phone to book your places       


Railway St Osyth N Gauge Model Railway Show
Sat, 27/05/2017 -
11:00 to 16:30

St Osyth Village Hall

Model Railway show with lots of layouts to enjoy. Snacks available and items to buy as well. Plenty to keep you busy for the entire show.

Love Essex : Create a 'Punched' 3D Photomontage
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free family fun drop in workshop.

Celebrating the 15 winners of the #InstaEssex competition.  Create a 3D photomontage with shapes punched from colour copies of the winning photos, Essex landmarks and maps.

Finish at 3pm


Moon Midnight Walk
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 21:30 to Sun, 28/05/2017 - 02:00

Weston Homes Community Stadium

St Helena Hospice 9th Annual Midnight Walk of 3 or 7.5 miles, will see hundreds of women following the call of the disco ball, on an incredible walk around Colchester. 

Fete and Fun Dog Show
Sun, 28/05/2017 -
11:00 to 15:00

National Animal Welfare Trust

Enjoy a great family day out while helping to support your local cat and dog rehoming charity.


Fete:- Raffle, Tombolas', Plant Stall/Books/Bric-a-Brac, Children games, N.A.W.T gift stall selling pet theme gifts and wares, Made-to-Measure pet accessories, local Craft stalls + lots more! BBQ, ice cream, refreshments and cakes.

Fun Dog Show with 8 Classes.

Judges: Clacton & District Dog Training Club & Tendring Agility Group.

Rosettes for 1st - 6th place in each category. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class. Registration on the day from 11am, the first class starts at 11:45am.


Dogs Fete & Fun Dog Show
Sun, 28/05/2017 - 11:00
NAWT Clacton

Enjoy a great day out while helping to support your local rehoming charity.

The Stour Valley Wedding Fair
Mon, 29/05/2017 - 10:00
The Venture Centre 2000

Calling all Brides & Grooms.  Come along to this Wedding fair packed with a variety of wedding suppliers and an opportunity to view some spectacular bridal gowns.  Entry is FREE so bring along your friends and family. Stay up-to-date with all the details on our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/stourvalleyevents/  

Finish at 3pm

Pottery painting for Father's Day
Wed, 31/05/2017 -
14:30 to 16:30

62 Station Road

Give a personal gift this Father's Day, come along and try some pottery painting. No need to book just drop in between the times shown and choose from a variety of times to paint (mugs, bowls, ornaments ect.) glazing and firing is included.

Alice Through The Looking Glass
Sun, 04/06/2017 -
14:30 to 17:00

Frinton's Greensward

"The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things..."

When Alice climbs through the mirror on her mantelpiece she finds herself in Looking Glass world, a world where everything's the same, except it isn't, a world where everything familiar is strange and nothing behaves as it should.

Quantum Theatre presents a magical new adaptation of the classic tale, 'Through the looking Glass (and what Alice found there)' , exploring the enchanting, fabulous and weirdly wonderful world of the great Lewis Carroll.

Great Expectations
Sun, 04/06/2017 -
19:30 to 21:00

Frinton's Greensward

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the wild Kent marshes sparks a series of events the change the orphaned Pip's life forever. But who is the mysterious benefactor behind his 'Great Expectations'  Quantum Theatre presents this Dickens classic for Summer 2017 in Michael Whitmore's lively and accessible new adaptation for all the family.

Creative Net: Printed Fabric Workshop
Wed, 07/06/2017 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

First Wednesday of every month  11am - 1pm

Free Creative workshops for adults, each session looks at a new craft or art form.  Refreshments, material and creative conversations provided.

Adult Printed Fabric Workshop led by artist Jacqueline Davies.  Make your own print block and print up your own design.  A fun and experimental session.  No experience necessary and materials are provided. 

Strawberry Tea & Raffle
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 14:00
Christ Church United Reformed Church

Strawberry Tea and raffle in aid of church funds

Finish at 4.30pm