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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 1st August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Kid’s Summer Fun Science (Educational Science and Art)
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Wednesday 1st August 2018
“Bring the kids along to the Museum of Power for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday workshops facilitated by magical duo Darren & Dean.”
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Sense and Sensibility
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Waldon, CB11 4JF
Wednesday 1st August 2018. Doors open 18:30 for a 19:30 start.
“Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society.”
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Hyde Hall Flower Show
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Wednesday 1st August 2018 to Sunday 5th August 2018
“Be dazzled by the magnificent floral displays, and browse and buy from a fantastic range of plants, garden sundries and ornaments at this five-day floral extravaganza.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 2nd August 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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Spirit of the Horse
Crouch Valley Showground, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7FQ
Thursday 2nd August 2018 to Sunday 5th August 2018
For the first time in 10 years, Europe’s greatest equestrian theatre show SPIRIT OF THE HORSE is coming to Crouch Valley Showground with a spectacular new production for 2018 – RENAISSANCE.
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Kentwell’s Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Friday 3rd August 2018
“Enjoy an evening in the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall with our Open Air Cinema showing your favourite movies. Plus entertainment. ”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 4th August 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Kentwell’s Weekend of War incl WWI & WWII
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 4th August 2018 to Sunday 5th August 2018
“Kentwell at War re-enactment with over 60 costumed participants recreating what life was like during WWI and WWII.”
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Hylands House Open Day – ‘World War I on the Estate’
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 5th August 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Hylands House opens its doors FREE OF CHARGE to reveal the secrets of its history. Each month the Friends of Hylands House will have an exhibition displayed in the library. Today’s exhibition will be on ‘World War I on the Estate’.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Sunday
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7TD
Sunday 5th August 2018
“There is no charge for entry. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open”.
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Farmers Market at the Bell Inn
The Bell Inn, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8LL
Sunday 5th August 2018, 9am to 12:30pm
A new farmers market – a chance purchase the best local produce and meet the people behind it!
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National Garden Scheme : 30 Glenwood Avenue
30 Glenwood Avenue, Leigh-On-Sea SS9 5EB.
Sunday 5th August 2018, 11am to 4pm
Nestled next to the busy A127, lies a beautifully transformed town garden.
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Bikemeet Show
Museum of Power, Langford Road nr Maldon
Sunday 5th August 2018
Classic Motorcycle show with stalls and entertainment
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Farmers and Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 5th August 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Based in the beautiful surroundings of The Stables. The market features many craft stalls and local producers who are passionate about food.”
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Copped Hall Garden Afternoons
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 5th August 2018
“An opportunity to wander round at leisure in the afternoon and talk to our gardeners.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 5th August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Tuesday 7th August 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is a well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.”
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National Garden Scheme : Dragons
Boyton Cross, Chelmsford, CM1 4LS.
Tuesday 7th August 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife.”
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Inflatables in the Park
Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Tuesday 7th August 2018 to Thursday 9th August 2018, morning and afternoon sessions
“Wristband only sessions and will include unlimited bounce on the inflatables, disco with party dances for everyone and you may even be lucky enough to meet Bob the Minion or Dizzy Dragon!”
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Kid’s Summer Fun Science (Educational Science and Art)
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Wednesday 8th August 2018
“Bring the kids along to the Museum of Power for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday workshops facilitated by magical duo Darren & Dean.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 8th August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Treasure Island
Hedingham Castle
Wednesday 8th August 2018
“Boxtree Productions present Stevenson’s classic tale of adventure, piracy and buried gold in the open air in front of the Castle.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 9th August 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 10th August 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Spectrum Screen :The Secret Life of Pets
Abberton Reservoir
Friday 10th August 2018, 4pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Spectrum Screen :Top Gun
Abberton Reservoir
Friday 10th August 2018, 8pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Theatre – As You Like It
Saturday 11th August 2018
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
“The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy with folky, foot-stomping live music and their own inimitable brand of buffoonery.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 11th August 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Tudor Roost
18 Frere Way, Fingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7BP.
Saturday 11th August 2018 and Sunday 12th August 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden.”
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Classic Ford Car Show and Autojumble
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, 5 Maltings Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7RF
Sunday 12th August 2018, 10am – 5pm
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 12th August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Open Air Theatre: The Adventures of Dr Dolittle
The Temple Enclosure, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT
Sunday 12th August 2018, 2pm to 4.30pm (gates open at 1pm)
Illyria are back for another fun-filled season of open air theatre, and this time they’re talking to the animals.
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National Garden Scheme : Long House Plants
Church Road, Noak Hill, Romford RM4 1LD.
Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11am to 4pm.
“Thoughtfully designed so that the collections of plants look great together through all seasons.”
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Kid’s Summer Fun Science (Educational Science and Art)
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Wednesday 15th August 2018
“Bring the kids along to the Museum of Power for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday workshops facilitated by magical duo Darren & Dean.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 15th August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 16th August 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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Films Under Stars :The Greatest Showman
Stubbers Adventure Centre Upminster
Friday 17th August 2018, Gates open 6.30pm
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Waldon, CB11 4JF
Friday 17th August 2018. Doors open 18:30 for a 19:30 start.
“Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters…”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 18th August 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Noël Coward’s ‘Private Lives’
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Saturday 18th August 2018 and Sunday 19th August 2018, 4pm
Award Winning ‘Shooting Stars Theatre Company’ come to Cressing Temple Barns with an open air production of Noël Coward’s ‘Private Lives’.
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Maldon Smoke and Fire Festival
Promenade Park, Maldon
Saturday 18th August 2018 and Sunday 19th August 2018
A celebration of the art of cooking with fire & smoke (BBQs!!) Trade stands, competitions, displays, food and real ale and more!
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Kentwell’s Tudor Hands On Living History Event
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 18th August 2018 to BH Monday 28th August 2018
“A great day out for all the family at our Tudor ‘Hands On’ extravaganza with over 250 costumed Tudors re-creating every day life back in the 16th century.”
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Copped Hall Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 19th August 2018
“Tours last about 3 hours and cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the mansion, the cellars and the stables.”
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Walton Companion Dog Show 2018
Bathhouse Meadow, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8PZ
Sunday 19th August 2018, 11am to 5pm.
Pedigree – crossbreed – handling – novelty. Food, bar, stalls, family fun day as art of Walton Carnival.
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Classic Car Day
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Sunday 19th August 2018
“Enjoy a display of classic cars including Jaguars, Morgans, Porsches and Austin 7s set against a glorious lakeside setting. ”
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The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge Open Day : Pirates in the Gardens
Little Easton nr Dunmow CM6 2BD
Sunday 19th August 2018
“A fun family day out, with prizes for the best dressed young pirates.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Sunday
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7TD
Sunday 19th August 2018
“There is no charge for entry. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open”.
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Classic and Vintage Car Show
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 19th August 2018, 10am to 5pm
“An astonishing assortment of classic, vintage, unusual and downright strange cars fill the inner bailey and line the drive!”
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Classic VW Show & Vintage Fair
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 19th August 2018
Classic VW Beetles & Campervans. Stalls, Music
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 19th August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : 262 Main Road
262 Main Road, Hawkwell, Hockley SS5 4NW
Sunday 19th August 2018, 12:30 to 5pm.
“The garden comprises of 185 metres of island beds and borders sited on ⅓ acre.”
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Wildlife Fair
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, nr Colchester
Tuesday 21st August 2018 and Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 10am-4pm
“A host of wildlife experts and societies gather in the beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens over two days for a fun filled summer day out for the family.”
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Kid’s Summer Fun Science (Educational Science and Art)
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
“Bring the kids along to the Museum of Power for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday workshops facilitated by magical duo Darren & Dean.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 23rd August 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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Clacton Airshow
West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW.
Thursday 23rd August 2018 (11am to 9pm) and Friday 24th August 2018 (11am – 5pm).
“Over 250,000 visitors will be wowed with impressive aerobatic displays whilst a whole host of exhibition stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level. ”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 24th August 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Films Under Stars :The Greatest Showman
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Friday 24th August 2018, Gates open 6.30pm
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Contemporary Craft & Design Fair
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Friday 24th August 2018 to BH Monday 27th August 2018
“Craft in Focus events have earned an enviable reputation for selecting only the very best professional designers, artists and craftsmen for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design.”
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Barleylands’ Farmers Markets
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Saturday 25th August 2018, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market. Free entry and car parking.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 25th August 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Spectrum Screen :Sing
Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens
Saturday 25th August 2018, 4pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Spectrum Screen :The Greatest Showman
Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens
Saturday 25th August 2018, 8pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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August Days Out with Thomas
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel nr Colchester
Saturday 25th August 2018 to BH Monday 27th August 2018
“Peep Peep! Thomas, the number one blue engine, is visiting Chappel station over the August Bank Holiday.”
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Burnham Week
Burnham on Crouch
Saturday 25th August 2018 to Saturday 1st September 2018
Arguably the longest running annual yacht regatta on the mainland of the UK. And watch out for the Burnham Quay Day on the Bank Holiday Monday.
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 26th August 2018
A monthly open day for the under restoration 19th century coast fort.
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Films Under Stars :The Greatest Showman
The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Sunday 26th August 2018, Gates open 6.30pm
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Fambridge River Festival
Fambridge Yacht Station, Ferry Road, North Fambridge, CM3 6LR
Sunday 26th August 2018
“Families, local residents and sailors are all welcome to come to the Yacht Station at Fambridge Yacht Haven for an action-packed day on and off the water.”
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Colne Valley Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 26th August 2018.
“Heritage and Modern buses will be on display. Trains of all ages also feature.”
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Open Day
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 26th August 2018, 11am to 4pm
“There will be access to the whole of the gardens, parts of the mansion (with room stewards present), the cellars and the stables.”
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 26th August 2018, 9am to 1pm
“Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest. Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home make cakes and refreshments.”
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Farmers Market at the Bell Inn
The Bell Inn, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8LL
Sunday 26th August 2018, 9am to 12:30pm
A new farmers market – a chance purchase the best local produce and meet the people behind it!
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Jousting! Destrier 2018
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 26th August and BH Monday 27th August 2018, 10am to 5pm
“The Knights of Destrier joust in handmade armour of solid steel, in a magnificent exhibition of skill, courage and horsemanship. The Castle grounds will be full of displays, activities and living history, including archery, falconry, comedy gravediggers, musicians and a treasure hunt. Guided tours available.”
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WWII Weekend
Audley End House and Gardens
Sunday 26th August 2018 and BH Monday 27th August 2018
“From the Trooper of the D-Day landings to the kitchen maid dishing out meagre wartime rations, prepare yourself as you’re drawn into the theatre of war at Station 43.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Monday 27th August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Maldon CM9 6QX.
Monday 27th August 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
Listed black barns provide backdrop for colourful and exuberant planting in 8 acres.
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Peter Pan
Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Tuesday 28th August 2018, 2am to 4pm
“Soar away to Neverland and enjoy the most magical musical to date – this years family theatre at Hylands House.”
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Outdoor Theatre – The Tempest
Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Tuesday 28th August 2018, 7pm to 9pm
“Join us on the Back Lawn of Hylands House for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece The Tempest – a play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love.”
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Kid’s Summer Fun Science (Educational Science and Art)
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Wednesday 29th August 2018
“Bring the kids along to the Museum of Power for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday workshops facilitated by magical duo Darren & Dean.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 29th August 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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As You Like It
Hedingham Castle
Wednesday 29th August 2018
“The Pantaloons return with this fast moving and hilarious version of the Shakespeare comedy, in the open air in front of the Castle.”
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester CO5 9US
Wednesday 29th August 2018. Doors open 17:30 for a 18:30 start.
“Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 30th August 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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