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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

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.

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.

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

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

The Harwich Festival
Thu, 21/06/2018 - 11:00 to Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:00
At various venues in and around Harwich

The Harwich Festival takes place over 12 days. It opens with Art Exhibitions including the Essex summer of art which features works from the art trailers and open studios from across Essex. In addition we have our ever popular 20x20 exhibition, and a range of classical, with performers such as Daniel Johnson, Emma Abate, Tippett Quartet and saxology. Jazz and world, Dinosaur, Andrew MacCormack and addictive TV. Folk is represented by Edgelarks and Harbottle and Jonas. Early music improviso and Lizzie Gutteridge. WE have a poetry cruise, a tea talk with Andy Schooler and author Marion Molteno will talk about her work as a writer. A performance by Dramatic Pause of The Accrington Pals will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. We will also have fun with Glasshouse dance adn their Time Machine Disco. Harwich Shorts is a compilation of submitted films which will be held in a Bioscope on Harwich Green.

Ballroom dancers Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win
Thu, 21/06/2018 - 19:30
West Cliff Theatre

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy and even more drama than ever before! 

Armed forces representatives at a previous ceremony Armed Forces Ceremony
Mon, 25/06/2018 - 11:00
Town Hall

A ceremony is to be staged in Clacton to demonstrate Tendring’s on-going support for the country’s Armed Forces.

Coffee Morning
Wed, 27/06/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Fryatt Hopsital

Tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes and a raffle. Donations to Harwich & district Fellowship for the sick.

Church mouse Church Mouse Day
Sat, 30/06/2018 - 11:00
St Michael's Church

The mice children are hiding, come and find them and in return enjoy a sugar mouse.  Crafts, mouse hunt, face painting, refreshments, story telling and lots more all in the beautiful setting of St Michael's Church.

Finish at 4.30pm

St Clare's Summer Mega Fun Day St Clare's Summer Mega Fun Day
Sat, 30/06/2018 - 11:00 to 15:00
St Clare's Primary School

All are warmly welcome to St Clare's Primary School summer mega fun day

Weeley Council offices Cultural and Creative Workshop
Wed, 04/07/2018 - 18:00 to 20:00
Weeley Council Offices

Organisations and businesses in the cultural and creative sector across Tendring are invited to take part in a workshop to help shape a new strategy for the district.

Veterans 2017 Veterans' tea dance
Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:00 to 15:00
Princes Theatre

A commemoration event is being staged in Tendring in July to bring Second World War veterans together.

Garden Harwich Secret Gardens
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:00 to Sun, 08/07/2018 - 16:00
Harwich Town

Harwich is an old town with house fronts to the street, gardens and yards often hidden from view. We will have a very large number of hidden gardens and courtyards open with some new to the scheme and some old ones resting. Last year 29 gardens were open to the public.  All the gardens are easily reachable on foot, access is detailed in the brochure.

Point Clear & St Osyth Horticultural Society "Summer Show"
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 14:00 to 16:30
St Osyth Village Hall

Exhibits of Flowers, Pot Plants, Vegetables, Handicrafts,Cookery, Childrens, and Floral Art.

Refreshments - Home Made Cakes & Savouries, Tea , Coffee & Raffle.

Candles Clacton Relay For Life Fun Weekend
Sat, 14/07/2018 - 11:00 to Sun, 15/07/2018 - 12:00
Parish Fields

Come along and support Cancer Research UK and enjoy live music, entertainment, stalls, reptile encounter, face painting, beer tent, BBQ and much more.

Fundraisers will be taking turns to walk for 24 hours.  At 9pm, the moving Candle of Hope ceremony takes place and you can dedicate a candle bag to a loved one for a donation.  Finish at 11 pm.  The event re-opens on Sunday at 8am until midday.

Clacton Relay have raised over £620,000 since 2010, please come along and show your support.

Beside the Seaside Clacton 2017 Beside the Seaside - Clacton
Sun, 22/07/2018 - 12:00
Clacton Beach

Beside the Seaside returns to Clacton and Dovercourt for 2018

The Dark Web - How much do you know? E-Safety event
Tue, 24/07/2018 - 19:00 to 21:15
Princes Theatre

An e-safety information evening for parents is returning to Clacton’s Princes Theatre

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.

Teddy bears Tiny Talk Ted's Teddy Bears' Picnic
Tue, 31/07/2018 - 09:45
Parish Fields Youth and Community Hall

If you go down to TinyTalk today, be sure of a big surprise. Today's the day TinyTalk Ted has his picnic!

Creative Net: Mixed Medium Art
Wed, 01/08/2018 - 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. Selecting from a broad range of reclaimed materials, you will be able to create a mixed medium piece of art. Learn how to build layers and textures using paints, reclaimed paper, fabrics and trimmings then create your own picture postcard or collage that is personal and unique! With Vicky of Mae Kandoo.