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Poetry Performance Workshop - How we live in Essex

Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 15:00 to 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Learn to lift the words off the page and sharpen your performance techniques in this fun and friendly workshop, hosted by theatre director Sofia Bagge and a professional actor. Why not bring along a poem of your own to the workshop and perform it shortly after at the spoken word evening!

Live Poetry Performance - How we Live in Essex

Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 18:30 to 19:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Lelia Ferro's poetry performed by professional actors at the atmospheric Martello Tower. Witness the poetry coming to life in a unique collaboration between Lelia Ferro, theatre director Sofia Bagge and fantastic actors.

Spoken Word Evening - How we Live in Essex

Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:30
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
jaywickmartellotower@essex.gov.uk
Exhibition finale featuring Boho Banter. Come and celebrate an evening of spoken word at the Jaywick Martello Tower by reading a poem of your own, or simply enjoying an evening of poetry . No need to book, just turn up and give your name!

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
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 )

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.

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.”

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.

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