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Pupils dig in to help Frinton garden's bid for glory

June 21, 2024
Youngsters from a school in Frinton have been digging in to help a seafront park’s bid for garden glory.

Brilliant youngsters to wait a little longer to find out if they’re a Tendring Youth Award winner

June 17, 2024
Brilliant youngsters nominated for this year’s Tendring Youth Awards will have to wait a little longer to find out whether they’ll be picking up one of the prized awards.

Families turn out in force for free storytelling and children’s theatre festival

June 17, 2024
Families descended on Clacton town centre for a celebration of storytelling and children’s theatre in Clacton.
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Dovercourt Art Club: New Members Night (HF 2024)

Tuesday, 25 June, 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00
Main Road, Harwich, CO12 4AJ
info@harwichfestival.com
If you're looking for a new hobby, fancy learning new skills or want to improve current skills Harwich Festival is hosting an upcoming event for you. Dovercourt Art Club's New Member Night is completely free and offers one night to all who's interested to see what happens at this popular club. There's no need to book, just turn up at the Harwich Arts & Heritage Centre.

Mistley Mysteries

Mistley is a wonderful village, with its treasures of architecture, history, scenic views, industry, arts, small business, rugby, cricket and community. So let’s celebrate it. On Saturday 1st July, local organisations in Mistley will be opening their doors as part of a trail, food, and history event. There will be competitions, collector cards, prizes, and much more. Keep scrolling to find out who’s on the trail and what they are doing.

Mr Gum Crafts

Saturday, 29 June, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00
Upper Kingsway, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 3JT
Join Harwich Library for crafts based on Andy Staton's 'Mr Gum' books. Aimed at ages 5 through to 11. Booking REQUIRED

Summer Beer Festival

Sunday, 30 June, 2024 - 16:00 to 19:00
35 Walton Road, Kirby Le Soken, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 0DT
theshop.kirbylesoken@gmail.com
Join Hoy boy for Sea Shanty Sunday the The Ship Kirby Le Soken, Essex for the Summer Beer Festival! Drinking Songs, Shanties, Good Ale & Dancing.

Elvis Tribute

Friday, 5 July, 2024 - 19:00 to 23:30
1-5 Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1QB
Join us from 7pm and dance the night away in your blue suede shoes to Elvis! Elvis will be starting his set at 8pm, but we advise to book your table earlier if you would like to dine first £35pp - add a three course meal and a welcome cocktail to your evening. The set menu, full of American favourites can be found here. £10 - entrance only. You can still order from our main menu if you wish to dine with us. The event is tickets only and these can be purchased by either calling us on 01255 688655 or by popping in and speaking to a member of the team. Full payment is required upon booking.

Harwich Secret Gardens

Saturday, 6 July, 2024 - 11:00 to Sunday, 7 July, 2024 - 04:00
CO12 3DS
francesvincent@icloud.com
Taking place on Saturday 6th of July and Sunday 7th of July from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Open Gardens presents event Harwich Town Secret Gardens. Harwich is an old town with house fronts to the street, gardens and yards often hidden from view. Harwich Town Secret Gardens is in its 13th year and will have a very large number of hidden gardens and courtyards open, with some new to the scheme and some old ones resting. All the gardens are easily reachable on foot. We are also winners of Pride of Tendring 2018. Teas and coffee will be provided at St Nicholas church, and there are plenty of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants for refreshment. ( photo credit: opengardens.co.uk )

Vocalist Danny Paterson

Sunday, 7 July, 2024 - 16:00 to 18:00
1-5 Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1QB
Join us between 4pm and 6pm and party along to the amazingly talented Danny Paterson. Singing songs from all eras, he will have you dancing and singing along all afternoon. Our main menu and limited edition American Platters will be available, as will our two cocktails for £10*! To book your table online - www.charnallies.co.uk/book-a-table(link is external) or give us a call on 01255 688655.

Tendring Show

Saturday, 13 July, 2024 - 08:00 to 18:00
Bromley Rd, Lawford Manningtree, CO11 2NE
Essex County’s Premier Agricultural Event. Attracting in the region of 20,000 visitors the Show welcomes people of all ages and interests, so come and join the fun! The Show is organised by Tendring Hundred Farmers’ Club with a hard working committee of 20 volunteers building to over 250 volunteer stewards on Show day. Established in 1899, this year will be the 107th Tendring Show! Set in beautiful parkland setting of Lawford House Park, the Tendring Show combines top class entertainment, animals, from Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Goats, to Rabbits, Pigeons, Poultry, Guinea Pigs and Fancy Rats! We have over 250 trade stands and exhibits, including a large undercover Shoppers Market, beautiful Art & Lifestyle Marquee, huge Food Pavilion championing local produce, Education Area and Countryside area with its own man-made pond.

Tendring Hundred Show

Saturday, 13 July, 2024 - 08:00 to 18:00
info@tendringshow.co.uk
Essex County’s Premier Agricultural Event. Attracting in the region of 20,000 visitors the Show welcomes people of all ages and interests, so come and join the fun! The Show is organised by Tendring Hundred Farmers’ Club with a hard working committee of 20 volunteers building to over 250 volunteer stewards on Show day. Established in 1899, this year will be the 107th Tendring Show! Set in beautiful parkland setting of Lawford House Park, the Tendring Show combines top class entertainment, animals, from Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Goats, to Rabbits, Pigeons, Poultry, Guinea Pigs and Fancy Rats! We have over 250 trade stands and exhibits, including a large undercover Shoppers Market, beautiful Art & Lifestyle Marquee, huge Food Pavilion championing local produce, Education Area and Countryside area with its own man-made pond. You can claim 1 free Child ticket with a paid Adult ticket

Naze Nature in Watercolours - Paint 'The Sea Shore'

Saturday, 13 July, 2024 - 10:00 to 13:30
The Naze Nature Discovery Centre, Old Hall Lane, Walton on The Naze, CO14 8LE
naze@essexwt.org.uk
Join Watercolour Artist, Vivien McGuinness, for a relaxed, friendly, fun-filled morning. Learn to use watercolour in an exciting, experimental way. Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is necessary. However, if you want to add to existing skills you are most welcome. Vivien will guide you through painting techniques, giving colour and composition tips that can be used to create your own painting of the sea shore. Watercolour paper, paint and all other equipment will be provided. The session costs £24 and runs for 3 hours with a 30 minute break for refreshments. Booking essential via eventbrite.

Family Fun Day

Sunday, 14 July, 2024 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wix Road, Ramsey and Parkeston, Ramsey, CO12 5HP
treeward67@gmail.com
Ramsey War Memorial Hall's Family fun day is a truly unforgettable experience full of excitement and entertainment. Entry is completely FREE! Bring the whole family along for a day filled with endless fun activities, including: Boogie Shoes Display - Prepare to be dazzled by some fancy footwork! Top Dog Fastest Recall Over Jumps Competition - Who will be crowned the fastest pup in town? Bouncy Castle (chargeable) - Let the little ones bounce their cares away! Craft Stalls - Discover unique treasures and handcrafted delights. Exhibits - Explore a world of wonder with fascinating displays. Outdoor Games - Test your skills and compete for glory! Tombola - Take a chance and win fantastic prizes! Raffles - Get your tickets for a chance to win big! Penalty Shoot-out - Show off your soccer skills and aim for the goal! Hot & Cold Food, Tea, and Coffee - Fuel up with delicious treats and refreshing beverages. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Join many others for a day of family fun and laughter at Ramsey War Memorial Hall's Family Fun Day!

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