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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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Calligraphy Beginners' Calligraphy Classes - Saturdays
Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:00 to Sat, 21/04/2018 - 13:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Learn the art of beautiful writing

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

Yoga Hatha Yoga with healing/relaxation
Sat, 24/02/2018 - 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.

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.

A120 logo A120 Business Networking Event
Fri, 02/03/2018 - 12:00 to 14:00
Mercury Theatre

A business networking event for businesses in and around Tendring and Colchester.

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.

Sale Tiddlers2Wigglers pre-loved baby clothing, toys & equipment sale
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
Ardleigh Village Hall

Come along to our pre-loved baby clothing, toys and equipment sale where you'll find good quality pre-loved items at a fraction of the cost new. Perfect for new mummies/daddies to be, or excited grandparents, aunties, uncles or friends. After a good browse enjoy a lovely slice of homemade cake with a cup of tea...maybe followed by yet another browse!

Flute Youth for Charity Concert
Sun, 04/03/2018 - 15:00 to 17:30
St Nicholas Church

An opportunity to hear exceptional performances from our young talented local musicians.


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.

Mayflower 400 logo Mayflower 400 Conference
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:30 to 19:30
Harwich International Port Cruise Terminal

Businesses across Harwich and Dovercourt are invited to a conference providing an update on the Mayflower 400 project.

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.

Quiz Friends of Frinton Theatre Quiz Night
Thu, 22/03/2018 - 18:30 to 22:00
The McGrigor Hall

Fundraiser Quiz, Bar and Raffle. Advance booking only is essential.

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.

Music record Reggae Roots and Ska Night
Sat, 24/03/2018 - 22:00 to Sun, 25/03/2018 - 02:00
The Royal Hotel Complex

A night for Reggae and Ska music lovers to let their hair down and enjoy the music in a great venue with great atmosphere.

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.

Music record A Night of Soul and Motown
Sat, 31/03/2018 - 21:00 to Sun, 01/04/2018 - 02:00
The Royal Hotel Complex

For the Soul and Motown music lovers out there...a night to sing along or dance the night away in a great venue with great people.

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

Jaywick Martello Tower Creative Net: Stained Glass Style Panels
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided. Using a relief outliner, on coloured vellum, perspex, or clear tracing paper, you can trace almost any image and make it into a stained glass style panel.

Tankus the Henge with support from Fjokra and Petneeds
Sat, 21/04/2018 - 19:30 to 23:30
Kingsway Hall

Tankus the Henge is the London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock n roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summers day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats. Having played over 1000 shows all over the world the Tankus the Henge live experience is something to behold. Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe.

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

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

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.