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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

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.

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.

Wedding items The Kingscliff Hotel Wedding Showcase
Fri, 23/03/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00
The Kings Cliff Hotel

For one day, we are opening the doors to our beautiful seaside wedding venue.

Yoga Hatha Yoga and relaxation/healing
Sat, 24/03/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30
Dovercourt Central Church

A Hatha yoga session suitable for all levels of ability.

Cup of coffee and biscuits Clacton Lifeboat Coffee Morning
Sat, 24/03/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
St Bartholomew's Church Hall

Coffee Morning in aid of Clacton Lifeboat. Stalls include RNLI gifts and souvenirs, bric a brac, books, cakes, raffle and much more!

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.

Clacton pier and beach Community Litter Pick at Clacton Pier
Sun, 25/03/2018 - 12:00
Clacton Pier

Join us to help keep our beaches clean!

Children swimming School Holiday Activities
Fri, 30/03/2018 - 09:00 to Sun, 15/04/2018 - 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.

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

Book The Storyteller and the Monsters
Mon, 02/04/2018 - 14:00 to 15:30
Jaywick Martello Tower

Local storyteller Jan Williams will be here reading a story from her new children book Essex Folk Tales for Children.

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.

Yoga Hatha Yoga and relaxation/healing
Sat, 07/04/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30
Dovercourt Central Church

A Hatha yoga session suitable for all levels of ability.

Message in a bottle Message in a Bottle
Sat, 14/04/2018 - 11:00 to 15:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free drop in family fun workshop! Join artist Alison Stockmarr to create your own aged treasure map or rescue letter from a desert island and seal it up in ye oldie bottle...pirate eye patch optional!

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.

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

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.