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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.

Calligraphy Writing Dip Pen & Ink - Calligraphy Classes
Sat, 22/09/2018 - 10:00 to Sat, 09/03/2019 - 13:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Ever wanted to try your hand at Calligraphy?  Or would you like to improve your skills?  Join our small friendly Saturday morning classes to learn how to form beautiful letters using traditional dip pen and ink. 

Calligraphy Writing Dip Pen & Ink - Calligraphy Classes
Wed, 26/09/2018 - 10:00 to Wed, 13/03/2019 - 16:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Ever wanted to try your hand at Calligraphy?  Or would you like to improve your skills?  Join our small friendly Wednesday classes to learn how to form beautiful letters using traditional dip pen and ink. 

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

Children swimming School Holiday Activities
Sat, 20/10/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 26/10/2018 - 16:00
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.

The Lullaby Concerts - The Musical Puzzle
Wed, 24/10/2018 - 10:30
Tendring Education Centre

The young audiences are at the heart of the musical puzzle, as they are joined by musicians from City of London Sinfonia in an exploration of shapes, puzzles and amazing music.  Presenter Claire Henry works as a team with the children to complete their challenges and celebrate the success of their musical quest.  After the concert, the children can become musicians and have a go on some orchestral instruments. 

Please bring a cushion.  Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

Concerts at 10.30am and 2pm   (approx 60 mins)

Tickets available from the Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea CO15 1SE  01255 68 66 33

and www.wegottickets.com

Winter scene Be Safe: Winter Ready
Wed, 24/10/2018 - 12:15 to 16:15
Golf Green Hall

A Be Safe: Winter Ready event is being held in Tendring to encourage people to get ready for winter.

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.

Wedded Blitz - Pre-Loved Events
Sat, 27/10/2018 - 11:00
Great Bromley Village Hall

The pre-loved wedding event for all your old, new, borrowed and blue items. We understand how expensive it is planning a wedding and hope that you’ll be able to find a few things at our sale to lighten the money worries.  Anything from tea lights to wedding attire can be found at our sale as well as local wedding services.

This is a mother and daughter venture in the Colchester, Essex area and we really want people to feel relaxed when they come to our sales. Mums homemade cakes are sold along with tea and coffee and gives you a chance to chat to other couples and exchange hints and tips with them.

The 1st 25 adults (over 18) through the door will receive a glass of bubbly, entrance is £1.50 Children are more than welcome and are free.  If you’re looking to sell your items it is £15 for a 6ft table and the profit is all yours!

Finish at 1pm

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

Fancy dress torchlight procession around Harwich.

Hook of Holland Accordion Orchestra
Sun, 28/10/2018 - 14:30
St Nicholas' Church

The return of The Hook of Holland Accordion Orchestra, conducted by Paul van Wanrooy.  Retiring collection.  Further information contact Anna.

Finish at 5.30pm

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. 

Creative Net - with Lisa Temple-Cox
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Create a lantern using black card.  Then design your own illuminated panes, using vellum, tissue and ink.  With artist Lisa Temple-Cox!

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

Finish at 1pm

Bradfield Christmas Market
Sat, 24/11/2018 - 10:00
Bradfield Community Centre

A Christmas craft market.  Craft and food stalls, refreshments, raffle, tombola, plus Father Christmas

Finish at 4pm

Christmas Tree and Crib Festival
Sat, 01/12/2018 - 10:00 to Sun, 02/12/2018 - 16:00
St Mary's Church

Christmas Trees and Cribs on display with the theme 'Capital Cities'.  Food, stalls, gifts, tombola, raffle, light lunches and refreshments. 

Finish at 4pm

Creative Net: Close and Remote 'Days Like These' Art Project
Wed, 05/12/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Come and meet Simon and Sophie from Close and Remote, who are the artists behind the 'Days Like These' art project in Jaywick.  The project will celebrate the beauty of Jaywick in a series of 360° watercolours and this workshop is your chance to assist the project by making a watercolour that will be displayed as part of the exhibition here at the tower. 

Finish at 1pm

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)

Winter Jumble Sale
Sat, 09/02/2019 - 14:00

We wil be having cakes and refreshments.  Raffle helpers are very welcome to come along, all helpers get free food and refreshments. Proceeds going to The Forever Donkey Care Home, which is in Colchester, Essex offering 24/7 care for these donkeys (details are on line).  Proceeds going to the next charity talk 2019 Haunted Airfields, Essex, Suffolk, Kent and many more.  Look out for details.  Finish at 4pm



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.