Clacton Beach Huts
The Red Arrows perform at Clacton Air Show
Town Hall, Clacton. The home of Tendring District Council
Private Herbert Columbine, Simone Williams
Frinton-on-Sea sunrise, Simone Williams
Harwich low lighthouse. Photography credits to 'Visit Essex'
Dovercourt lighthouse - Paul Nixon Photography

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Frinton Festival - Opening Concert

Friday, 24 May, 2024 - 19:00
Church Lane, Gt Holland, CO13 0JS
Mathilde Milwidsky and Hana Mizuta-Spencer (violins), Adam Newman and Hugo Max (violas), Robert Max (cello) play Mozart String Quartet in F, K.590 Fauré String Quartet Mendelssohn String Quintet in A, op.18 Enjoy a glass of wine in the interval sponsored by Mr. Wheeler Doors open at 6.40pm

Railway Ships at War Talk by David Whittle

Saturday, 25 May, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Harwich Museum Anglia House, Main Road Harwich, Essex, CO12 3FN
Railway ships that were requisitioned in World War I and II. These ships were required to act as minesweepers, troop transports, landing ships and casualty evacuation ships. Illustrated Talk by David Whittle David has a well-earned reputation as a speaker and has built up a wide ranging catalogue of talks on local subjects; check this page for details of future events.

Half Term Children's Party

Tuesday, 28 May, 2024 - 10:30 to 12:00 Venue address: Contact Name: Clacton Library
Come and have some fun at Clacton Library with our Half Term Party. Join Silly Sally & Polly Pigtails for this traditional party, including musical chairs and pass the parcel as well as other favourites. Make new friends and happy memories, enjoy refreshments and sweet treats and take home a lovely party bag of goodies. For children aged between 4 and 7 years old. Ticket link:

How We Live in Essex Through the Seasons

Monday, 3 June, 2024 - 10:00 to Sunday, 16 June, 2024 - 16:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
Step into an interdisciplinary world of poetry, sustainable textiles, illustrations, photography, performance, community collaborations, and workshops. University of Essex PhD candidate Lelia Ferro has been researching How We Live in Essex Through the Seasons since 2018 through residencies, volunteering, interviews, and community projects. This exhibition is multi-voiced and three dimensional, featuring Lelia's poems, and writing collaborations with Tendring Community Writers, Jaywick Writers, Poetry Plus Manningtree, The Writers’ Company, and local school children. The poems have been responded to by up and coming local talent including photographer Dan Sceats, illustrator Louisa Charrington, textiles artist Clare Sams, and theatre director Sofia Bagge. The exhibition explores themes of heritage, locality, nature, and climate change. A programme of free events and workshops is open to all throughout the duration of the exhibition. They include, performances, a spoken word workshop with professional performers, an open mic evening, a coastal botanical illustrations workshop with Louisa, a sea and sky photography workshop with Dan, a netting and knotting plant fibres workshop with Clare, and local seasonal poetry workshops with Lelia. Keep an eye out on the Essex Book Festival Website and social media for workshop dates and times.


Thursday, 6 June, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Nancy Stevenson will be discussing her book 'Beach Hut 'People' giving a charming snapshot of a slice of the British Seaside and shares an insight into the people who inhabit their beach huts on the North Essex Coast. Nancy has stepped behind the familiar candy-coloured seaside beach hut to discover the profound relationship chalet-users have with the wide skies and careless pleasures of the seashore. Booking essential either in person at Harwich Library or at

Coastal Plants Botanical Drawing Workshop - How We live in Essex

Saturday, 8 June, 2024 - 12:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
Learn about the plants that live on the Essex coast and have a go at drawing them yourself, with the exhibition illustrator Louisa Charrington.

Party on the Pitch

Sunday, 9 June, 2024 - 14:00 to 23:00
The Austin Area, Rush Green Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 7BQ
Party on the Pitch at Clacton Town Football club on Sunday 9th June from 2pm until 10pm. Family friendly event with live music performances all day from solo artists to groups - showcasing talented local musicians performing a mixture of original music as well as covers. So grab your festival chairs and blankets and come join the party. There will also be some fun FREE football skills sessions for children as well as bouncy castle, face painting, ice cream van, food, drink and craft stalls. A fun relaxing afternoon for all the family. Gates open at 1:30 - entertainment starts at 2pm and finishes at 10pm. Please have your tickets available for inspection at the entry gate. Please remember to bring your own festival chairs and blankets and reusable cup. The FC Clacton club bar will be open for the purchase of drinks - there will be food available to purchase - Burger Van, fresh doughnuts and Ice cream van ticket link aff=oddtdtcreator&lang=en-us&locale=en_US&status=30&view=listing Tickets also available from UnSealed Refill Store, 2A The Grove, CO15 1TJ and FC Clacton Price as above but NO booking fee.

Harwich Pubs Talk by David Whittle

Harwich Museum Anglia House, Main Road Harwich, Essex, CO12 3FN
Harwich is well known for its history, but there’s something else which the town is equally famous for, it’s Public Houses and Hotels. With the presence of so many varied occupations and visitors to the town, it was understandable that the number of Public Houses grew. Illustrated Talk by David Whittle

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.

Harwich Secret Gardens

Saturday, 6 July, 2024 - 11:00 to Sunday, 7 July, 2024 - 04:00
CO12 3DS
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: )

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.

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