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Garden Sculpture Trail
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Saturday 23rd June 2018 to Sunday 22nd July 2018
“The Surrey Sculpture Society will be exhibiting the works of emerging and professional sculptors, who create affordable and original pieces that can form eye-catching focal points in gardens, conservatories and interiors.”
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Exhibition: Summer art show 2018
The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Sunday 8th July 2018 to Sunday 2nd September 2018, 10am–5pm (excluding Mondays)
Annual summer art show featuring local artists inspired by Epping Forest. Free event. No booking required.

Open Air Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance
The Temple Enclosure, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT
Wednesday 18th July 2018, 7.00pm-9.30pm (gates open at 6pm)
Illyria are back to blow your socks off with another of their Gilbert & Sullivan productions
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National Garden Scheme : Jericho Cottage (Megarry’s Antiques & Teashop)
The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone, CM4 0RR.
Thursday 19th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Small walled wildlife, woodland garden with mature trees, shrubs, bamboos, palms and ponds, and a historic Romany Vardo and Victorian Glasshouse.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 19th July 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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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Thursday 19th July 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 : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 19th July 2018 and Friday 20th July 2018, 9am to 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.”
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Flower Festival
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone
Thursday 19th July 2018 to Saturday 21st July 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. last daily admission 4.30pm
The London and Overseas Area of The National Association of Flower Arrangements Societies present a “All the world’s a stage”.
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 20th July 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Films Under Stars :The Bodyguard
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Friday 20th July 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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Midsummer Festival
Parlour Cafe, Creeksea Place Farm, Ferry Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8PJ
Friday 20th July 2018 and Saturday 21st July 2018
“Join us for two evenings of delicious local food and talented musicians!”
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Introduction to Insects
Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Saturday 21st July 2018, 10am to 2pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 21st July 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Films Under Stars :Grease
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Saturday 21st July 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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Kentwell’s Magic Weekend Special Event
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 21st July 2018 and Sunday 22nd July 2018
“A weekend of magic and mystery in all its guises and surprises. Come and be enchanted with Witches & Wizards, Potions & Lotions, Spells & Magicians, Owls & Face Painting and lots lots more.”
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Stow Maries at War
Stow Maries Aerodrome
Saturday 21st July 2018 and Sunday 22nd July 2018
“Following its hugely successful debut last year, this national-level living-history event focussing on the British Armed Forces of the Great War returns in all its glory.”
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Marks Hall Garden and Country Show
Marks Hall, Coggeshall CO6 1TG
Saturday 21st July 2018 and Sunday 22nd July 2018
Country show with birds of prey, heavy horses, stalls, and 100 classic cars.
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Summer Holiday Fun – Jurassic Discovery
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Saturday 21st July 2018 to Sunday 2nd September 2018
“Secrets from the land that time forgot can be unearthed at Hyde Hall this summer, with a special school-holiday celebration of the Jurassic age. ”
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Exhibition: The Forest that was saved: 140 years of protection under the 1878 Epping Forest Act
The View & Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford
Saturday 21st July 2018 to Sunday 30th September 2018, 10am–5pm (excluding Mondays)
What did Epping Forest look like in the 1870s when it was saved from destruction?
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Family event: The Forest that was saved – 140 years of summer holiday family fun
The View & Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Saturday 21st July 2018 to Sunday 30th September 2018, 10am–5pm (excluding Mondays)
Drop in this summer for self-led art and activity tables and trails linked to our exhibition about how the Forest was saved.
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Wings & Wheels Family Festival 2018
Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster
Sunday 22nd July 2018
100s of classic and interesting cars & bikes on display, military vehicles, aircraft, and much more.
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London to Southend Bike Ride
Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Park to Southend
Sunday 22nd July 2018
52miles (or 65 with an optional loop via Shoeburyness).
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The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge Open Day : Time to remember – the Gardens and the World Wars
Little Easton nr Dunmow CM6 2BD
Sunday 22nd July 2018
“An opportunity to explore the World War history of the Gardens and estate; and commemorate the men and women who lost their lives in World War II.”
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Essex Bus Rally
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Although we’ll have our separate bus displays, together we hope to attract around 100 buses and coaches, this will make us one of the largest bus events in the South East of England and an event that is sure to be on everyone’s calendar.”
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 22nd July 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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National Garden Scheme : Brightlingsea Gardens
Brightlingsea CO7 0JF.
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10am to 5pm.
“Three very interesting and contrasting gardens to enjoy in the unique and ancient maritime town of Brightlingsea.”
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Danaher Fun Day 2018
Thorley Farm, Hedingham Road, Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4EP
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 11am to 4pm
Live music, a bar, a grand raffle, various stalls, a BBQ, a fun dog show, games and bouncy castle for children and much more!
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National Garden Scheme : 262 Hatch Road
Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9QR.
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 11.30am to 4.30pm
“A formal frontage with lavender. An eclectic rear garden of around an acre divided into ‘rooms’ with themed borders, several ponds, three green houses, fruit and vegetable plots and oriental garden. ”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 22nd July 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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More Dragonflies & Damselflies – 1/2 day course
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Tuesday 24th July 2018, 1pm to 4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Introduction to Barn Owls
Abbotts Hall Farm
Wednesday 25th July 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 25th July 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 26th July 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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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 26th July 2018 and Friday 27th July 2018, 9am to 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 27th July 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Crayfish Ecology & Identification
Stebbing Village Hall (Great Dunmow)
Friday 27th July 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Barleylands’ Farmers Markets
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Saturday 28th July 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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Major Rocks Music Festival
The Beckingham Bell, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major CM9 8LL
Saturday 28th July 2018
“911, Honeyz, Sonia, Dario G and much more will be performing, with support from ‘Frog on a Rocket’, ‘David Barnes’, ‘Sons of Southpaw’, ‘The Stents’ & Much More!”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 28th July 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone
Sunday 29th July 2018, 10am to 5pm
“Alongside the array of classic cars, buses and more on display there will be refreshments, stalls and a raffle. Supporting Farligh Hospice Charity.”
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National Garden Scheme : South Shoebury Hall
Church Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9DN.
Sunday 29th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Delightful, 1-acre established walled garden surrounding Grade II listed house (not open) and bee house.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 29th July 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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The Importance of Being Earnest
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 29th July 2018
“The Pantaloons Theatre Company perform their unique interpretation of this evergreen classic on the grass in front of the Castle, fast moving and hilarious live theatre in a magical setting.”
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National Garden Scheme : 37 Turpins Lane
Chigwell, Woodford Green IG8 8AZ.
Sunday 29th July 2018, 11am to 6pm.
“An unexpected hidden, magical, small part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space.”
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day + Classic Vehicle Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 29th July 2018
A monthly open day for the under restoration 19th century coast fort.
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