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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.

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.

Coffee Morning & Open Museum - Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Tue, 29/05/2018 - 10:00 to Tue, 09/10/2018 - 12:00
The Railway Crossing Cottage

The coffee morning takes place on TUESDAYS only.  Refreshments can be taken in the lovely garden or the cottage parlour.  10 am - 12 noon

Please note that the garden is wheelchair accessible, but not the Heritage or Railway museum's toilet. 

Open Museum - Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Fri, 01/06/2018 - 14:00 to Sun, 30/09/2018 - 16:00
Walton Maritime Museum

The museum records Walton's close association with the sea and its impact on the town's social history. The exhibition displays Walton's internationally important geology with impressive fossil and flint collections, the establishment of the early lifeboat community plus Walton's role as an agricultural community using tidal and wind energy to power the mills. The town's C18 and C19 resort development is highlighted and 2018 concludes the "Walton at War" exhibition featuring the local war effort during WW1 and WW2. This year our special exhibition celebrates Walton's Mr. Magic - Len Blease.

2pm - 4pm

Safety sign Older persons’ crucial crew
Thu, 27/09/2018 (All day)
Princes Theatre

An event offering advice to older people on staying safe across a whole range of areas is returning to Tendring.

Cake and cup MacMillan Coffee Morning
Fri, 28/09/2018 - 10:00
Great Bromley Village Hall

This charitable event is held by the Village Hall for the MacMillan charity and there will be a variety of cakes and refreshments available for a small donation.  There will also be a range of stalls on the day to buy local goods and also handcrafted items including jewellery and clothes.

Finish at 1pm

Autumn Talks: Mercury Voices Project
Fri, 28/09/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Mercury Voices is a 2 year HLF funded project bringing together the archive of Colchester Mercury Theatre.  This talk will bring you the history of the theatre as told through it's programmes and plans, recalled by people working and visiting.  All talks start at 11am and are £2 Entry  Free parking and refreshments provided.

Finish at 1pm

Tendring jobs and careers fair Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair 2018
Tue, 02/10/2018 - 10:00 to 16:00
Princes Theatre

Tendring District Council, in partnership with the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), will be holding their 6th Jobs and Careers Fair on Tuesday 2 October 2018.

Autumn Talks: Sic Est Faciendum (That's the way to do it)
Fri, 05/10/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Addrian Hutson will be giving a brief account of the History of Mr Punch and a few amusing reminiscences.  All talks start at 11am and are £2 for entry.  Free parking and refreshments provided. 

Finish at 1pm

Autumn Talks series 2018

Friday 28th Sept - The Mercury Voices Project

Friday 12th Oct - Clacton Theatres and Memories

Friday 19th Oct - Changing Times - Clacton's Band Pavilion

Friday 26th Oct - Suffragettes on Stage

Jaywick Martello Tower Autumn Talks: Clacton Theatres and Memories
Fri, 12/10/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

This illustrated presentation by Roger Kennell tells the story of some of the Clacton Theatres during the hey-day of the town as a major holiday resort.  Some of the memories of the speaker attending these theatres during the 1950's and early 1960's will feature in this memory jerking presentation. 

Harwich Seafront Harwich Society History Fair 2018
Sat, 13/10/2018 - 11:00 to 16:00
1912 Centre

We invite you to bring your old photos, maps and artefacts to discuss with archivists from the Harwich Society and Harwich Town Council. 

Clacton Lifeboat Coffee Morning
Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:00
St Bartholomew's Church Hall

Coffee morning in aid of Clacton Lifeboat.  Many stalls including RNLI Christmas cards, calendars and gifts.  Bric-a-brac, books, cakes, raffle etc.  Please come along and support this event. 

Finish at 12 noon

Jaywick Martello Tower Pumpkin and Skeletons Family Drop In Workshop
Sat, 20/10/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Join us for the FREE drop in workshop with Alison Stockmarr where we will be upcycling plastic milk bottles into jointed skeletons and yoghurt pots into mini light-up pumpkins, to spook everyone this Halloween Season.


Jaywick Martello Tower Autumn Talks: Suffragettes on Stage
Fri, 26/10/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Professor Katharine Cockin from the University of Essex, author of Edith Craig and the Theatres of Art, will be exploring the use of drama and performance, including street pageantry and newspaper-selling, in the women's suffrage movement, focusing on the leading director of women's suffrage drama - Edith Craig.

Halloween pumpkin Harwich Guy Carnival
Sat, 27/10/2018 - 18:00
Starts from top of Ainger Road

Fancy dress torchlight procession around Harwich.

Jaywick Martello Tower Halloween at The Witches Tower
Wed, 31/10/2018 - 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Enter the Tower -  If you dare!  A FREE drop-in Halloween event, full of spooky fun. 

Boxing Amateur Boxing Show
Sat, 08/12/2018 - 14:00 to 18:00
Park Pavilion

Approximately 15 amateur boxing contests held under the rules of the national governing body of amateur boxing (England Boxing)

Harwich Sea Festival Harwich Sea Festival and Lifeboat Day
Sun, 28/07/2019 - 11:00
Harwich Quay

A fun day of events both on and off the water for all the family to enjoy.