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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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Tendring Coastal Heritage logo Resorting to the Coast - Seaside Heritage Walks
Sun, 01/04/2018 - 11:00 to Sun, 16/09/2018 - 15:30
Various.

"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.

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

Jaywick Martello Tower We Must Do Battle Where We Are Standing
Wed, 27/06/2018 - 10:00 to Sun, 02/09/2018 - 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

In this exhibition artist, Kate Genever, is focusing on the quiet improvisations made by communities that reveal coping mechanisms and acts of resistance.

Children swimming School Holiday Activities
Mon, 30/07/2018 - 19:00 to Sun, 02/09/2018 - 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.

Bunting Clacton Carnival
Sat, 11/08/2018 - 09:00 to Sun, 19/08/2018 - 20:00
Various places

Carnival events during Carnival Week 11-19 August

Trotters Independent Traders yellow van Only Fools and Horses Dinner Tribute Night
Fri, 17/08/2018 - 18:00 to 23:00
The Kingscliff Hotel

3 Course dinner with live comedy entertainment from Rodney and Del Boy.

Holland Scarecrow Trail
Sat, 18/08/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 24/08/2018 - 21:00
Holland On Sea

A Scarecrow trail around Holland On Sea. Guess the names of the scarecrows which are based on characters from children books. Great community event for all the family.

Summer C-Net: Seabirds
Tue, 21/08/2018 - 10:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free creative workshops for young people (8 - 16 yrs).  Make a cardboard seabird of your choice, using a range of sculpture techniques.  Why not join us for our other Summer workshops too?  Tuesday 28th Aug 10 - 1 Summer C-Net:  Lovely Ladybirds & Beastly Bugs.  Use a plastic bottle to make your own cute pet bug.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Finish at 1pm

Wine glasses Charity Gala for RAFA
Wed, 22/08/2018 - 19:00
VIP marquee

Black Jacket Events are raising money for the 'Royal Air Force Association', as it is almost 100 years since WW1 ended.

The Marvellous Museum of Coastal Curiosities
Thu, 23/08/2018 - 10:30 to 16:00
Clacton Town Square

Our travelling museum of coastal curiosities is proudly curated by The Grand Theatre of Lemmings this summer. Fun for the family and adults, explore the seaside history of your town with this entertaining museum on the move! Storytellers and performers bring to life the seaside memories on your doorstep!

Its all completely free and courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Essex County Council in partnership with Tendring District Council.

Red Arrows Clacton Airshow
Thu, 23/08/2018 - 12:00 to Fri, 24/08/2018 - 17:00
Clacton Seafront

This year is the 27th Clacton Airshow

Marvellous Museum of Coastal Curiosities
Fri, 24/08/2018 - 10:30 to 16:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Our travelling museum of coastal curiosities is proudly curated by The Grand Theatre of Lemmings this summer. Fun for the family and adults, explore the seaside history of your town with this entertaining museum on the move! Storytellers and performers bring to life the seaside memories on your doorstep!

Its all completely free and courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Essex County Council in partnership with Tendring District Council.

Holland Scarecrow Festival
Sat, 25/08/2018 - 14:00 to 17:00
St Bartholomews Church

Community fair celebrating the end of the scarecrow trail. Activities, stalls and scarecrow prizes to be won!

The Marvellous Museum of Coastal Curiosities
Sun, 26/08/2018 - 10:30 to 16:00
Frinton Greensward (Central)

Our travelling museum of coastal curiosities is proudly curated by The Grand Theatre of Lemmings this summer. Fun for the family and adults, explore the seaside history of your town with this entertaining museum on the move! Storytellers and performers bring to life the seaside memories on your doorstep!

Its all completely free and courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Essex County Council in partnership with Tendring District Council.

The Marvellous Museum of Coastal Curiosities
Mon, 27/08/2018 - 10:30 to 16:00
Harwich

Our travelling museum of coastal curiosities is proudly curated by The Grand Theatre of Lemmings this summer. Fun for the family and adults, explore the seaside history of your town with this entertaining museum on the move! Storytellers and performers bring to life the seaside memories on your doorstep!

Its all completely free and courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Essex County Council in partnership with Tendring District Council.

Summer C-Net: Lovely Ladybirds & Beastly Bugs
Tue, 28/08/2018 - 10:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free creative workshops for young people (8 - 16 yrs).  Use a plastic bottle to make your own cute pet bug.

Booking is essential as places are limited

Finish at 1pm

Rock the Tower
Tue, 28/08/2018 - 17:00 to 20:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Jaywick Martello Tower is hosting FREE music sessions for young people aged 8 to 18 years old.

Whether you're interested in electric guitar or bass, rocking out on the drums, or maybe you have a singing voice that needs to be heard. These sessions for beginners and already established musicians could be what you need to take your talent to the next level. Group sessions give you the opportunity to form a band with other like-minded individuals to find your perfect sound! Instruments are provided!

The music sessions run hourly from 5pm and are provided by We Are Music with funding by Essex Music Education Hub (using funding from Arts Council England) and Essex County Council Cultural Development Team.

 

The Marvellous Museum of Coastal Curiosities
Thu, 30/08/2018 - 10:30 to 16:00
Walton on the Naze

Our travelling museum of coastal curiosities is proudly curated by The Grand Theatre of Lemmings this summer. Fun for the family and adults, explore the seaside history of your town with this entertaining museum on the move! Storytellers and performers bring to life the seaside memories on your doorstep!

Its all completely free and courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Essex County Council in partnership with Tendring District Council.

Jaywick Martello Tower Creative Net: Cyanotypes with Resorting to the Coast
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Creative Net: Cyanotype printing with Resorting to the Coast - Wednesday 5 September, 11am-1pm.

Swashbuckling pirate adventure show
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 15:00 to 17:00
Great Bromley Village Hall

Comedy, acrobatics, magic and more, fun for all the family during this adventure show.

EcoDIY Eco House Open Weekend
Sat, 15/09/2018 - 10:00 to Sun, 16/09/2018 - 16:00
EcoDIY Eco House

Have you ever wondered whether it is worth having a greenhouse, how much work it is to have chickens or keep bees, how well a solar hot water system works with a wood stove?  Ecodiy open weekend is your chance to find out. The well-insulated house, with wood-fired cooking, central heating, solar electricity and hot water is open as well as the Permaculture garden which supplies more than enough fruit and vegetables for a family, even in a built-up area.  Rainwater systems, a well and reed bed supply water for the garden; chickens and bees complete the picture. Chris an engineer as well as a grower and Rosie are available to discuss individual lifestyle or practical issues, whether for cutting your carbon footprint, making a creative compost heap or reducing your food miles by growing your own vegetables.

Finish at 4pm

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