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Grayson Perry: The Life of Julie Cope
Firstsite, Colchester
Saturday 18th November 2017 to 18th February 2018
“Grayson Perry: The Life of Julie Cope is a unique presentation consisting of tapestries, woodcuts, ceramics and tiles designed by the Turner Prize-winning artist for A House for Essex”
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Snowdrop Weekends
Marks Hall Arboretum
Friday 2nd August 2018 to Sunday 4th August 2018
“Every year in February at Marks Hall, a carpet of delicate white, gently nodding snowdrops emerges from the woodland floor in Robins Grove.”
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Bishop’s Stortford College Festival of Literature
Bishop’s Storford College, 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2PJ
Friday 2nd Feburary 2018 to Thursday 8th February 2018
“Our 9th annual Festival of Literature will commence on 1st February 2018 and, as usual, will feature a wonderful array of authors, writers, adventurers and some especially well known faces – ”
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Duruflé : Requiem University of Essex Choir
Chelmsford Cathedral
Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 7pm
The University of Essex Choir presents Durufle’s:Requiem and Vaughan Williams: mystical songs with the London Mozart Players
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Peppa Pig at Marsh Farm
Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 3rd February 2018 and Sunday 4th February 2018
Peppa Pig will be appearing at intervals over the weekend.
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Beautiful Snowdrops at Beth Chatto Gardens
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, nr Colchester
Friday 9th/Saturday 10th February 2018, 11am to 12:30pm
“Join Garden Director and snowdrop enthusiast David Ward to enjoy a morning snowdrop tour with our resident expert.”
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Snowdrop Weekends
Marks Hall Arboretum
Friday 9th August 2018 to Sunday 18th August 2018
“Every year in February at Marks Hall, a carpet of delicate white, gently nodding snowdrops emerges from the woodland floor in Robins Grove.”
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Lambing and Laughter at Marsh Farm
Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 10th February to 18th February 2018
“Lambing season runs throughout February and March with new lambs being born almost every day! And don’t miss our amazing Lambing and Laughter shows starring Professor Bubble-pop and his crazy scientist side-kicks, entertaining visitors with ginormous bubbles and hilarious antics.”
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Mayhem In The Mad Lab
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Saturday 10th February 2018 to Friday 18th February 2018.
“Come along February Half Term as Professor Nitrate kicks off 2018 with Mayhem in the Mad Lab, with awesome activities and super cool science.”
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Kids for a Quid on Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway
Saturday 10th February 2018, Sunday 11th February 2018, Wednesday 14th February 2018, Saturday 17th February 2018, Sunday 18th February 2018
“Keep the kids entertained over the half term holiday when our Child tickets are just £1!”
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Snowdrop Sundays at Hedingham Castle
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 11th February 2018
“At least 13 varieties of snowdrops cover the steep slopes of the motte and bailey, forming stunning displays and making a delightful walk through the woods surrounding the Castle.”
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Valentines Day Afternoon Tea
Museum of Power, Lanford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 11th February 2018, afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm.
“To be served in the traditional way – a classic combination of finger sandwiches, savoury pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of wonderful cakes.”
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Snowdrop Sunday
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Sunday 11th February 2018, 11:30am to 4pm
“Come and enjoy a Winter stroll in The Gibberd Garden through areas of magnificent snowdrops, otherwise closed but open for these special days and we will be serving homemade soup, cakes and drinks.”
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Family Scarecrow Making
RHS Gardens Hyde Hall
Sunday 11th February 2018, 10:15am to 2:15pm
Large scarecrows stay on site, small scarecrows are taken home. Basic scarecrow kit (frame, stuffing) is provided – visitors bring along their own clothes and accessories to complete the scarecrow.
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Spy School
Audley End House and Gardens, nr Saffron Walden
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018, 11am-4pm
“Calling all super sleuths, secret agents and intrepid investigators! Sharpen your detective skills with hands-on training in cracking codes and solving clues this half term.”
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Half term at IWM Duxford
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018 (excl Weds)
“Family friendly sessions to learn and hear the amazing stories of Bomber Command as you peer into the legendary Lancaster Bomber.”
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Lambing Live
Barleylands, Barleylands Lane, Billericay
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018
“Our farmers will be on hand to answer all your questions regarding our adorable new borns plus there will be interactive talks about shepherding and much more. You’ll also be able to get up close with the newborn animals.”
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Essex History Group: Colchester on the Map – What can old town maps tell us?
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
Tuesday 13th February 2018, 10.30am-12.00noon
“What insights can we get from comparing historic maps digitally, and can we reconstruct what the town was like before the earliest maps?”
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Garden Builders & Decorators! Garden Activity Day for Children
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, near Colchester
Tuesday 13th February 2018, 10:30am to 2pm
“Keep warm and help build a big minibeast hotel for the wild garden insects, construct some log piles and hang some tree feeders. Then create some cool clay creatures and paint a picture!”
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Around the World Zinc Workshops
Zinc, Ongar CM5 0AD
Tuesday 13th February 2018 and Wednesday 14th Feburary 2018
Tuesday features craft activities and learning about Australia and China, and Wednesday continues on to America and Spain. Afternoon cinema option.
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Cinderella – a Museum Adventure
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Wednesday 14th February 2018
Dance performances, workshops, interactive talks, inspired by Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, now touring the UK, a thrilling and evocative love story set during the Second World War.
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Scrapbook Safari
Hylands House, nr Chelmsford
Wednesday 14th Feburary 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“After the children immerse themselves on an expedition into the Hylands Estate, learning about the plants wildlife that surround them, the fun moves inside where they assemble their own scrapbook.”
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Minibeast Quest Garden Activity Day for Children
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, nr Colchester
Wednesday 14th February 2018 10.30am-2pm
“Spend the morning on a wild minibeast search party under water and over land, then design a fantastic dangly minibeast mobile to take home.”
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Model Railway Club Exhibition at Saffron Walden
United Reformed Church and Salvation Army Halls, Abbey Lane, CB10 1AG.
Saturday 17th February 2018, 10am to 4:30pm
Exhibition with 10 working layouts, traders, second-hand stall and refreshments.
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Copped Hall Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 18th February 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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Snowdrop Sundays at Hedingham Castle
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 18th February 2018
“At least 13 varieties of snowdrops cover the steep slopes of the motte and bailey, forming stunning displays and making a delightful walk through the woods surrounding the Castle.”
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Snowdrop Sunday
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Sunday 18th February 2018, 11:30am to 4pm
“Come and enjoy a Winter stroll in The Gibberd Garden through areas of magnificent snowdrops, otherwise closed but open for these special days and we will be serving homemade soup, cakes and drinks.”
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Beautiful Snowdrops at Beth Chatto Gardens
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, nr Colchester
Friday 23rd/Saturday 24th February 2018, 11am to 12:30pm
“Join Garden Director and snowdrop enthusiast David Ward to enjoy a morning snowdrop tour with our resident expert.”
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Snowdrop Weekends
Marks Hall Arboretum
Friday 23rd August 2018 to Sunday 25th August 2018
“Every year in February at Marks Hall, a carpet of delicate white, gently nodding snowdrops emerges from the woodland floor in Robins Grove.”
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Barleylands’ Farmers Markets
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Saturday 24th February 2018, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Every last Saturday of the month, throughout the year from 8.30am to 12.30pm. Free entry and car parking.
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Lambing and Laughter at Marsh Farm
Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 24th February 2018 and Sunday 25th February 2018
“Lambing season runs throughout February and March with new lambs being born almost every day! And don’t miss our amazing Lambing and Laughter shows starring Professor Bubble-pop and his crazy scientist side-kicks, entertaining visitors with ginormous bubbles and hilarious antics.”
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Snowdrop Sundays at Hedingham Castle
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 25th February 2018
“At least 13 varieties of snowdrops cover the steep slopes of the motte and bailey, forming stunning displays and making a delightful walk through the woods surrounding the Castle.”
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Snowdrop Sunday
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Sunday 25th February 2018, 11:30am to 4pm
“Come and enjoy a Winter stroll in The Gibberd Garden through areas of magnificent snowdrops, otherwise closed but open for these special days and we will be serving homemade soup, cakes and drinks.”
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 25th February 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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