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Calligraphy Beginners' Calligraphy Classes - Wednesdays
Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:00 to Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Learn the art of beautiful writing

Jaywick Martello Tower Work in Progress; Paintings Past to Present
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:30 to Sun, 06/05/2018 - 15:30
Jaywick Martello Tower

The first exhibition of the 2018 programme is an exhibition of art work by local artist Carol Dawson.

Tendring Coastal Heritage logo Resorting to the Coast - Seaside Heritage Walks
Sun, 01/04/2018 - 11:00 to Sun, 16/09/2018 - 15:30

"Didn't we have a lovely time those days we spent at Clacton." Join Blue Badge Guide Josie on a walk to discover tales of sandcastles and deckchairs on the beach, boat rides, thrills on the pier, fish and chip suppers and variety shows in the evening. To round off your walk why not stop for fish and chips and a  cup of tea on the promenade.

"Such jolly times and fun we had at Frinton-On-Sea." There was tea on the lawn, games on the beach and such fun playing tennis at the club. Join badge Guide Josie to discover the stories and places of this most exclusive seaside town. You could round off your walk in true genteel Frinton style with lunch at one of the tearooms on Connaught Avenue. The walk lasts 1.5 hours and is on paved surfaces. Please dress to suit the weather

Wivenhoe Pub Lunch River Cruise
Mon, 02/04/2018 - 11:00 to Wed, 31/10/2018 - 17:00
East Mersea - Brightlingsea

Starting from Brightlingsea Harbour, the ferry journey along the picturesque River Colne to Wivenhoe is very rewarding, so sit back and enjoy the stunning panoramic scenery on your way to the quaint riverside villege of Wivenhoe. Included in the price is a main meal for FOUR persons at the Black Buoy Inn, which is steeped in martime history. Originally named the Black Boy (after the 17th Century king, Charles II) The pub dates from at lease 1712 when it was one of fifteen public houses in Wivenhoe.

Camera The Beauty of Frinton-on-Sea Photography Exhibition-Opening Night
Fri, 27/04/2018 - 18:00 to 20:00
Photovogue Studio

Enjoy an evening of beautiful photography from Frinton-on-Sea and the surrounding areas, by landscape photographer Marie Davey. Drinks and nibbles provided.

Coffee Bumper Spring Coffee Morning
Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:30 to 12:00

Wide variety of stalls, books, plants, home produce, good-as-new clothes and household items. Kiddies selection. Handmade cards. Raffle. Tombola. Toasted teacakes/coffee/tea served. Raising funds for the town's summer floral displays

The Beauty of Frinton-On-Sea Photography Exhibition
Sat, 28/04/2018 - 10:00 to Thu, 31/05/2018 - 17:00
Photovogue Studio

Beautiful photography from Frinton-On-Sea and the surrounding areas, by landscape photographer Marie Davey

Hatha Yoga and Relaxation/healing
Sat, 28/04/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30
Dovercourt Central Church

A Hatha yoga session suitable for all levels of ability. Taught by Jeremy Jones, a very experienced teacher. A Reiki healing/relaxation will be given at the end. This will be with Diane Bitmead, a Reiki Master. Bring a yoga mat if you have one nd a blanket or similar to cover yourself for the relaxation.

Musical notes Four Great Composers Concert
Sat, 28/04/2018 - 19:30
St James' Church

By the Clacton Choral Society, a concert programme of music from Bach, Handel, Hayden and Mozart, accompanied by The Kingfisher Sinfonietta.  Guest soprano soloist Claire Coleman.  Musical Director Gilli Dulieu.  Advance tickets from 01255 221 511 and on the door.  Comprehensive information on www.clactonchoral.org.uk

Finish at 9.30pm

Youth for Charity Concert
Sun, 29/04/2018 - 15:00 to 17:30
St Nicolas' Church

An opportunity to hear exceptional performances from our young talented local musicians. Flute, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano and vocals. Donations in aid of The Not Forgotten Association, supporting our injured service men and women of all ages since 1920. The Not Forgotten Association provides entertainment and recreation for the benefit of the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities. www.nfassociation.org

Quiz Night
Mon, 30/04/2018 - 19:00 to 22:30
Albert Adward Community Hall

Enjoy a fun night out while helping support the cats and dogs in our rescue and rehoming centre. As well as a fun 7 category quiz, there will also be a Raffle, N.A.W.T stall selling pet themed gifts aswell as a Licensed Bar! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and munchies. Maximum 6 people in a team. Doors open at 8pm, Quiz starts at 7:30pm.

Jaywick Martello Tower Creative Net: May Day Garlands
Wed, 02/05/2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided. Megan and Amy from S&B Colchester will be here making May Day garlands and flower crowns from fabric and felt. Try your hand at making kanzashi flowers, a Japanese technique you may not have tried before.

Three Years in the Mud: New archaelogoical Discoveries in the Blackwater estuary.
Fri, 04/05/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Oliver Hutchinson discusses the work of CITiZAN (Coastal and InterTidal Zone Archaeological Network) in exploring, recording, and preserving the archaeology that has been revealed by the Blackwater estuary. Discoveries include a landscape lost in time, fascinating artefacts, structures and even some former inhabitants. Free parking and refreshments provided.  

Guitars Counterfeit Sixties Show
Fri, 04/05/2018 - 19:30
West Cliff Theatre

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties. With their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.  The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including:  TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

Finish at 10pm

Vintage goods Manningtree Vintage & Collectables Market
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 09:00 to Sat, 06/10/2018 - 15:00
Manningtree South Street

A Brocante French Style Street Market with an added hall for indoor traders all in the heart of Manningtree. A lovely Mediaeval Town. Have a coffee, walk by the river and visit the market! Every first Saturday in the month starting May 5th.

Summer Bazaar & Plant Sale
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
McGrigor Hall

Bazaar with lots of stall selling plants, produce, raffle, bric a brac, tombola, jewellery, puzzles & refreshments.

Yoga Hatha Yoga and Relaxation/healing
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30
Dovercourt Central Church

A Hatha yoga session suitable for all levels of ability. Taught by Jeremy Jones, a very experienced teacher. A Reiki healing/relaxation will be given at the end. This will be with Diane Bitmead, a Reiki Master. Bring a yoga mat if you have one and a blanket or similar to cover yourself for the relaxation.

Flowers Flower Festival
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:30 to Mon, 07/05/2018 - 16:30
St Lawrence Church

Entitled 'The Art of Flowers', the festival will include flower arrangements inspired by local art work which will also be on display in the church. Light refreshments will be available.

Jaywick Martello Tower The Cold War 1945-1989
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:00 to Sun, 24/06/2018 - 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Calligraphy Beginners Calligraphy Class
Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:00 to Sat, 30/06/2018 - 13:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Julie Chaney, Calligrapher & Lettering Artist. 

Learn the art of beautiful writing in a relaxing atmosphere.  Different styles taught using a dip pen and ink.  Saturday mornings - four classes left before the summer break.  Each session is booked individually.  Calligraphy equipment and refreshments provided.  Details and dates on www.juliechaney.com/courses

Classes: 10am to 1pm

Compost bin Free Compost Giveaway
Sat, 12/05/2018 - 11:00 to 15:00
West End Lane Car Park, Dovercourt

Do you know how good compost is for your garden? Do you want to start composting at home? Get free compost and composting advice from the Recycle for Essex team.

Cyclists at a previous Tour de Tendring event Tour de Tendring
Sun, 13/05/2018 - 08:30
Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

Cyclists young and older are being encouraged to get on their bike and sign up for one of the biggest events on Tendring’s calendar as it celebrates its 25th year.

Vulcan Avro Vulcan and the Cold War
Wed, 16/05/2018 - 19:00 to 20:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

An illustrated talk by Richard Clarkson, secretary of the Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT)

Caught in the Net
Wed, 16/05/2018 - 19:00 to Sat, 19/05/2018 - 22:00
West Cliff Theatre

CADS May production of Ray Cooneys hilarious follow-up to Run For Your Wife, which was last Junes successful production, is now in rehearsal under the direction of Alex Bass.

We find John Smith eighteen years later, still happily maried to his two unsuspecting wives. He now has a sixteen-year old son, Givin, by Barbara in Streatham, and a fifteen-year old daughter, Vicki, by Mary in Wimbledon.

One day Gavin and vicki happen to meet surfing the Internet and are amazed at the coincidences concering their respective fathers: both are called John Smith; both are aged 43; and surprise, surprise, both are taxi drivers.

Vicki cant understand her Dads vehement reaction when she tells him. Firstly, of the amazing coincidence and secondly, that shes invited Gavin round to meet him and Mum. John spends the next two hours attempting to stop the inevitable.