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For all information about the Princes Theatre, Station Road, Clacton including forthcoming shows please visit https://www.princestheatre.co.uk

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Listen Next Step in Counselling Skills
Mon, 08/01/2018 - 10:00 to Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:00
Clacton Coastal Community Centre

Workers Educational Association - This course will enable you to implement counselling skills and techniques to support differing ages and difficulties in personal, work and voluntary roles.

10am - 2.30pm

Candles Holocaust Memorial Day Service
Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:00
Sunken Rose Garden

A special ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.

Ballroom dancers Dance To The Music
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 19:30
West Cliff Theatre

Dance To The Music is a new, exciting, must-see dance show like no other! 

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
Ardleigh Village Hall

Come to our next Tiddlers2Wigglers pre-loved baby clothes, toys and equipment sale on Saturday 3rd February, whether its your a 1st time parent to be or an old pro who loves a bargain you are bound to find something here. We also have a Mothers Day themed photoshoot with our photographer Bethany. Its £10 for a shoot and photos will be emailed to you in 48 hours. Perfect prezzies for yummy mummies or just a perfect keepsake to treat yourself too.

Jaywick Martello Tower Creative Net: Dig4Jaywick Mosaic
Wed, 07/02/2018 - 11:00 to 16:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

See the community mosaic.

Joe Brown Joe Brown Solo Show - 'Just Joe' Plus Special Guest Henry Gross
Fri, 09/02/2018 - 19:30
West Cliff Theatre

Joe Brown, legendary rock guitarist/ukulele champion, embarks on a huge solo tour this Autumn with 50+ years of great stories and music.

Children swimming School Holiday Activities
Mon, 12/02/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 16/02/2018 - 17:00
Various Leisure Sites

A whole programme of indoor and outdoor sessions have been organised by Tendring District Council in Brightlingsea, Clacton, Dovercourt, Harwich, Manningtree and Walton.

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 19:30 to Sat, 17/02/2018 - 19:30
West Cliff Theatre

The award-winning West Cliff Youth Theatre present their latest musical "Footloose" which tells the story of Chicago boy Ren McCormack who has to move to the small backwoods town of Bomont.  Singing and dancing are banned in the town following an earlier accident, so can Ren succeed in persuading the town officials to allow their return.  Filled with well known, feel-good songs it is the perfect antidote to those winter blues.

Suitable for all ages

Finish at 10pm

The Dark Web - How much do you know? E-Safety event
Thu, 01/03/2018 - 19:00 to Thu, 15/03/2018 - 20:00
Princes Theatre

How much do you know about the apps your children are using?

Archaeological dig Spring Talk: Three years in the mud
Fri, 02/03/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

New archaeological discoveries in the Blackwater estuary. 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 artefact, structures and even some former inhabitants. Free parking and refreshments provided.

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.

Chinese dumplings Creative Net: Chinese Dumplings
Wed, 07/03/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month.  Everybody welcome!  Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

Teapot and teacup Spring Talks: A Light Hearted History of Tea
Fri, 09/03/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Andy Schooler will be coming for a nice cup of tea and a sit down to give some reliable and accurate history of tea and tea drinking, laced with a considerable amount of humour. Free parking and refreshments provided.

Crime scene Spring Talks: Essex Murders
Fri, 16/03/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Ex-police officer and current volunteer at the Essex Police Museum Chris Farndell will be giving a talk on a number of murders committed in the county. Cases include those that have gained notoriety, used innovative forensic evidence and even some still unsolved to form a history of crime solving in the county during the last 130 years. Free parking and refreshments provided.

Tiger Spring Talks: Caring for Animals at Colchester Zoo
Fri, 23/03/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Using a range of examples and videos from the animals at Colchester Zoo, this presentation covers some of the main aspects of animal husbandry from animal training and enrichment to breeding. Free parking and refreshments provided.

Jumble sale Easter Rumble in the Jumble Charity Event
Sat, 31/03/2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Little Clacton Village Hall

Our Charity Jumble sales have been running for 25 years this year and the Charity Talks on Ghosts and UFOS will be 6 years this year.

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

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

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

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

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.

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)

Camera Obscura
Sat, 26/05/2018 - 11:00 to Sun, 27/05/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

The reading room on the roof of the Tower will become a camera obscura for the weekend, come and see what it is like to be inside a camera.  Understand how the renaissance painters discovered perspective and how Fox Talbot created photography.

There will be Artist Alan Hockett and Photographer Chris Matthews to help you understand how the obscura works.

Finish at 3pm

Harwich Sea Festival Harwich Sea Festival and Lifeboat Day
Sun, 29/07/2018 - 11:00
Harwich Quay

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

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

Fancy dress torchlight procession around Harwich.