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Fryatt Day

Saturday, 27 July, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Harwich Museum, Anglia House, Main Road Harwich, Essex, CO12 3FN
In 2016, the centenary of the execution of Captain Charles Algernon Fryatt, the Harwich Society wrote to Harwich Town Council to request that the council unofficially made 27th July, the date of the execution, ‘Fryatt Day’ on the Harwich Peninsula and asked that all flags on local buildings be flown at half-mast. Harwich Town Council unanimously agreed to unofficially recognise 27th July each year as ‘Fryatt Day’ and so the flag above the Guildhall will be flown at half-mast alongside the flags flown at Harwich Society visitor attractions on Tuesday 27th July. Chairman of the Harwich Society, Colin Farnell, says, “Flying our flags at half-mast on 27th July each year is simply a small mark of respect, and we would ask any organisations on the Harwich Peninsula whose buildings fly flags to join us in paying tribute to the memory of Captain Fryatt by flying them at half-mast on ‘Fryatt Day’.” Cllr Garry Calver, who oversaw the project to refurbish Captain Fryatt’s grave in All Saints Churchyard, says, “I was with the Fryatt family at the centenary commemorations, and they were pleased and moved when I explained about ‘Fryatt Day’. They are incredibly grateful to the people of Harwich for keeping Captain Fryatt’s memory alive and this is an annual show of respect for a local and national hero.”

Jaywick Martello Towers Summer Workshops

Sunday, 28 July, Sunday, 4 August, Sunday, 11 August, Sunday, 18 August, Sunday, 25 August, Sunday, 1 September,
Jaywick Sands, Clacton, CO15 2DL
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Build confidence in drawing Come and learn some useful tools to help you draw anything with confidence, from people and characters to landscapes and cityscapes, starting with the two universal forms: the straight line and the curve. Following step-by-step exercises, this workshop will introduce you to form drawing, drawing shapes and how to use composition to make your own artworks. Sunday, 28 July, Sunday, 4 August, Sunday, 11 August, Sunday, 18 August, Sunday, 25 August, Sunday, 1 September,

The Rise and Fall of the Colchester Bay Trade

Tuesday, 30 July, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:00
The Promenade Belsize Ave Jaywick CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Discover insights into Colchester’s rich history. Patrick Denney, a leading Colchester historian, will deliver a talk about ‘The Rise and Fall of the Colchester Bay Trade’. Learn about how Flemish cloth workers revitalised the local woollen industry generating a wealth of new jobs and opportunities in the process. This talk will share one of the many positive migration stories which have helped to shape Colchester’s rich and fascinating history. This talk is part of our ‘Peoples of Essex’ project, click here to find out more https://signals.org.uk/peoples-of-essex-project-launch/ Refreshments are provided

Brightlingsea Free Music Festival

Saturday, 3 August, 2024 - 12:30 to Sunday, 4 August, 2024 - 18:00
Hurst Green, Brightlingsea. Colchester,. CO7 0HG
There are some unique features about the BFMF that sets the event apart from other festivals: We promote musicians who wish to develop their original song writing ability by performing their songs in front of a live audience. We provide a platform for new musicians to demonstate their musicianship and musical delivery live on stage. We produce an eclectic mix of music, which is hard to match anywhere. and finally..... The festival is FREE at the point of entry (just about)

Bobbit’s Hole Open Day & Charity Stroll 2024

Sunday, 4 August, 2024 - 10:00 to 15:00
Bobbit's Hole Nature Reserve, Rear of ASDA Store, Main Rd, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 3HJ
bobbits@harwich-society.co.uk
Come and stroll around Bobbit’s Hole! Bobbit’s Hole is an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the very heart of Dovercourt and is open free of charge to the public each Sunday morning throughout the year. On one designated Sunday the ‘Bobbit’s Stroll’ takes place and visitors are asked to donate to a designated charity for the pleasure of strolling around the lake. This year’s chosen charity – to be announced. Cakes, light refreshments, teas, and coffees will be on sale and there will be other attractions such as face painting and the children’s quiz trail.

Bobbit's Hole open day & Charity Stroll 2024

Sunday, 4 August, 2024 - 10:00 to 15:00
Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 3HJ
bobbits@harwich-scoiety.co.uk
Cakes, light refreshments, teas, and coffees will be on sale and there will be other attractions such as face painting and the children’s quiz trail.

Bobbit’s Hole Open Day & Charity Stroll 2024

Sunday, 4 August, 2024 - 10:00 to 15:00
Bobbit's Hole Nature Reserve, Rear of ASDA Store, Main Rd, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 3HJ
bobbits@harwich-society.co.uk
Come and stroll around Bobbit’s Hole! Bobbit’s Hole is an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the very heart of Dovercourt and is open free of charge to the public each Sunday morning throughout the year. On one designated Sunday the ‘Bobbit’s Stroll’ takes place and visitors are asked to donate to a designated charity for the pleasure of strolling around the lake. This year’s chosen charity – to be announced. Cakes, light refreshments, teas, and coffees will be on sale and there will be other attractions such as face painting and the children’s quiz trail.

Clacton Mega Funday

Thursday, 8 August, 2024 - 11:00 to 17:00
London Rd, Clacton on Sea, CO16 9QZ
Held at the Lateriser Raboot Sale, Clacton on Sea

Clacton Carnival

Friday, 9 August, 2024 - 09:00 to Sunday, 18 August, 2024 - 18:00
web@clactoncarnival.org
Saturday 10th August | Clacton Carnival Street Procession Clacton Carnival Street Procession, start at West Road car park, travelling along Marine Parade East and West and ending at Victoria Road 6pm. The street collection for 2024 will be for Clacton RNLI and other local charities as well as organisations that will assist in the running of the procession. The theme of 2024's procession is 'Mother Nature's Natural World' which should provide a lot of room for imagination. Anyone can take part in procession, they are not required to be a part of any organisation. Thousands of people come every year to watch the procession which makes it a great way to advertise a business, charity, or organisation for a price of £10-£25. There is also the fun of creating a float and having the pride of knowing that this is helping a range of local charities and organisations. Entry forms can be found here: http://clactoncarnival.org/Procession2024forms.pdf(link is external) Floats can be anything and it is required that people allow their creativity and imagination to soar. There event holders have seen so many different types of float that allow for individuals/organisations to properly express themselves. There are many options to choose from and it is encouraged and enjoyed by the event organisers when these options are displayed. There is a £10 price per vehicle in the Class A category (with a charity number) and a £25 price per vehicle in the classes B, C, and X. All money must be handed to the Clacton Carnival Association LTD at the end of the procession. More information can be found here: http://clactoncarnival.org//ProcessionInfo.html(link is external) Contact clactoncarnivalprocession@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) for further information/queries Sunday 11th August | Clacton Carnival Sunday Family Funday Greensward, Marine Parade West, CO15 1XB. 10am - 5pm. Monday 12th August | Children's Fancy Dress Trinity Methodist Church, Clacton. 2pm - 4pm. Tuesday 13th August | Carnival Adventure Golf Greensward Café, Marine Parade West. 9:30am - 12pm. Wednesday 14th August | Egg Throwing and Beer Dig West Beach, Clacton. Egg throwing starts at 7pm, and the Beer Dig follows immediately afterwards. Friday 16th August | Clacton Carnival Quiz Night Railway Club, Carnarvon Road, CO15 6QA. 7:30pm. Sunday 18th August | Clacton Carnival Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run In conjunction with Nice Work.Eastcliff Greensward, Fourth Avenue. Clacton Carnival is holding the Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Runs in association with Nice Work. Starting from the Eastcliff Greensward there is a race for everyone, with a Half Marathon, a 10k run, and a Carnival Fun Run for families to take part in, even in fancy dress if they wish to. http://clactoncarnival.org/

Martello Madness - A night of retro holiday camp fun!

Saturday, 17 August, 2024 - 18:00
Royal Albion Hotel, Walton on the Naze
vic@oh-my-naze.co.uk
Do you remember holidaying in a caravan in either the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s? Take a trip back in time, returning to the 'Martello Caravan Park', for a night of retro holiday camp fun, comedy, and a chance to relive some of the music and memories of the good old days of the Great British holiday camp. Don't forget to dust off your dancing shoes - as well as the popular music of those eras, we'll also be playing some classic Robin Garton and Bryan and Charlie during the evening, with a few surprises along the way! A welcome pack is included in the price of your ticket, upon checking in, which includes: Camp entertainments pass/club badge Prize bingo cards (let's start the evening properly with eyes down at 6:30pm for a quick game, followed by that night's entertainment) Raffle ticket - for a chance to win some great prizes. Tuck shop money/tokens. We also have a camp gift shop and a camp photographer with furry partner in crime for those essential holiday photos (available to view next morning - just like the old days). (P.S. We can't guarantee retro prices at the bar, and smoking indoors is sadly a no-go, but fun is totally allowed!). Brought to you by your Entertainments Team: Oh My Naze! and the Soul on the Naze team. Numbers are strictly limited, so make sure to buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/t-xmxzknj For Ex-caravan owners, tourists or locals who used to frequent the Martello Caravan Park.

Clacton Carnival Half Marathon

Sunday, 18 August, 2024 - 09:15
Eastcliff Greensward, Fourth Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 5BL
info@nice-work.org.uk
Clacton Carnival is holding the Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Runs in association with Nice Work. Starting from the Eastcliff Greensward there is a race for everyone, with a Half Marathon, a 10k run and a Carnival Fun Run for families to take part in, even in fancy dress if they wish.

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