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Completing the Look: 300 Years of Fashion Accessories
Saffron Walden Museum, Museum, Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JL
Saturday 28th January 2017 to Sunday 30th July 2017
An exhibition which examines how fashion has been affected by politics, social change and popular culture over the past 300 years.
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Invitation to View : Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Ilford IG1 4XA
Monday 19th June 2017, 11:30am
“Valentines Mansion is a Grade II* country house with historic gardens, built c1696 for Elizabeth Tillotson and her family, after the death of her husband, the Archbishop of Canterbury.”
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Invitation to View : Braxted Park
Braxted Park, nr Witham, CM8 3NE
Monday 19th June 2017, 11:00am
A mid-18th Century red brick house with earlier features, and a brick wall of four and a half miles surrounding 500 acres of parkland, lakes, parish church and a hermitage.
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Essex Record Office Neighbourhood Cinema: The Spirit of ’45
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM2 6YT
Tuesday 20th June 2017, 10.30am.
The Spirit of ’45 is a documentary directed by Ken Loach on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.
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National Garden Scheme : Keeway
Ferry Road, Creeksea, nr Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8PL.
Wednesday 21st June 2017, 2pm to 5pm.
“Large, mature country garden with stunning views over the River Crouch.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 22nd June 2017, 11am-4pm.
“So much to explore! Climb the belvedere for the wider view or take the train through the woodland. And Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 22nd June 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 23rd June 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Summer Concert – an evening of Jazz and Popular tunes
St. Michael and All Angels Church, 62 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1LF
Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 8pm
Presented by John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group.
Free admission and refreshments, Free parking, Raffle
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Leigh Folk Festival
Various locations across Leigh
Thursday 22nd June 2017 to Sunday 25th June 2017
Music, dance, poetry, story telling, street theatre, food, art, children’s activities and more. And it’s free!
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 23rd June 2017 (10.30am to 4.30pm, last admission 3.30 pm)
Three acres of lovely gardens, which we can highly recommend you visit.
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National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Maldon CM9 6QX.
Friday 23rd June 2017 (2 – 5pm)
Listed black barns provide backdrop for colourful and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows, kitchen garden.
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Marine Surveying & Identification
The Naze Visitor Centre, Walton on the Naze
Friday 23rd June 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm
“With the longest coastline and more habitats than any other county in the UK, Essex boasts a spectacular array of marine life. This course will introduce you to just some of the many hundreds of marine species that call Essex home.”
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‘All ‘Allo
St. George’s Hall, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill IG2 6XQ
Friday 23rd June 2017 and Saturday 24th June 2017. Doors open 7:30pm.
Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once… The Dragon Theatre Company brings hilarious BBC comedy by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft to the stage! Box Office: 07960 676180
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Films Under Stars : Bridesmaids
Cromwell Manor, Pitsea
Friday 23rd June from 7:30pm
With live music, photography shoot, cocktail bar and after film party
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Saturday 24th June 2017
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Dirty Dancing
Capel Manor College
Saturday 24th June 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema will be screening Dirty Dancing at the beautiful Capel Manor College. Film rating PG.
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Essex Pride
Central Park, Chelmsford
Saturday 24th June 2017
Essex Pride is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) life in Essex and beyond.
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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Armed Forces Day
Stow Maries Aerodrome, nr Maldon
Saturday 24th June 2017, 11am to 3pm.
Free entry, and a great day out is promised. (Team Essex Days Out went to the 2015 Armed Forces Day and loved it!_
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Victorian Steam Weekend
Epping Ongar Railway, Station Road, off High Street, Ongar Parking : CM5 9AB
Saturday 24th June 2017 and Sunday 25th June 2017
“The Palace of Curiosities returns to the Epping Ongar Railway – come to marvel at the Marcus Island Mermaid and other delights from around the world. Victorian characters will also be around to add to the atmosphere alongside steam workings throughout.”
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Mount Bures Family Fun and Flower Festival
Mount Bures
Saturday 24th June 2017 and Sunday 25th June 2017, 10am to 5pm
Flowers and all the favourite features plus new activities for all the family.
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Blooming Gardens at Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Saturday 24th June 2017 and Sunday 25th June 2017, 11am to 5pm
“Take a step through the garden gate as the estate comes to life for our plant fair and garden festival this summer.”
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Colchester Food and Drink Festival
Lower Castle Park, Colchester C01 1HL
Saturday 24th June 2017 and Sunday 25th June 2017
“In its 14th successful year set in Colchester’s beautiful Castle Park.”
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Invitation to View : Royal Gunpowder Mills
Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JX.
Saturday 24th June 2017, 2:00 pm
“Described by Historic England as the ‘most important site for the history of explosives in Europe’ this remarkable and beautiful landscape chronicles the development of explosives, propellants and finally rocket motors and fuels from the Civil War to the Cold War, including rare surviving WW1 factory buildings, and intriguing structures and earthworks.”
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Barleylands Farmers Market
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 24th June 2017, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Free entry and cark park. Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market.”
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The Bearded Gypsy’s Trade Fayre
The Bay Horse, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Saturday 24th June 2017, 10am to 5pm
A second appearance for Chelmsford’s new alternative market.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm Musical Evening
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13 3LX.
Saturday 24th June 2017
Featuring the Dixie Mix Jazz Band, Rod Stewart’s backing group on his 2014 UK tour.
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Tudor Midsummer at Kentwell
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 24th June 2017 and Sunday 25th June 2017
“The UK’s largest Tudor Re-Creation. Join 250 Tudors in their everyday life on the Manor.”
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Burnham on Crouch Art Trail 2017
Burnham on Crouch
Saturday 24th June 2017 to Sunday 2nd July 2017
“For eight days local artists take over Burnham on Crouch to create an art trail rich in variety and with a range of fun creative events.”
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Basildon Bus Rally
Barleylands Farm Park, CM11 2UD
Sunday 25th June 2017, 10am till 4pm
Free entry, free parking, free bus rides, a large display of vintage and modern buses & coaches, enthusiasts market, and lots of fun for families.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 25th June 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Blake Hall
Bobbingworth CM5 0DG.
Sunday 25th June 2017, 11am to 4pm.
“25 acres of mature gardens within the historic setting of Blake Hall (not open).”
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British Red Cross Open Garden : Horham Hall
Horham Hall, Stanbrook, Thaxted, Dunmow CM6 2NN
Sunday 25th June 2017
This unique 15th-century Tudor house is of great architectural interest. Queen Elizabeth I held court here twice. The garden has a partly walled moat, walled garden, ponds and water features.
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Open Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 25th June 2017
More details when available.
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Little Waltham Open Gardens & Classic Car Display for Farleigh Hospice
Little Waltham, Essex
Sunday 25th June 2017
Officially opened this year by Peter Seabrook MBE , the event will feature fourteen open gardens and in the region of fifty classic cars on display.
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Invitation to View : Talliston
Talliston, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DU.
Sunday 25th June 2017, 12:00pm and 3pm
“Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street, Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed into a series of inspiring locations, each set in a different time and place.”
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Cressing Classics
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Braintree, CM77 8PD
Sunday 25th June 2017, 11am – 4pm
“A proper family day out for car enthusiasts young and young at heart!”
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Open Day at the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge + Rock Choir
Gardens of Easton Lodge, nr Great Dunmow, CM6 2BB (follow brown signs on roads)
Sunday 25th June 2017
Monthly Open Day for a garden being rescued from dereliction. Hot food at lunchtime, take and cakes, dogs on lead welcome. Guided tours. And music!
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National Garden Scheme : 37 Turpins Lane
Chigwell, Woodford Green IG8 8AZ.
Sunday 25th June 2017, 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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National Garden Scheme : 37 Underhill Road
Benfleet SS7 1EP.
Sunday 25th June 2017, 1pm to 5pm.
“A ¼ acre garden offering a relaxing visit, featuring topiary shrubs and climbers incl campsis, clematis, honeysuckle and jasmine.”
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Invitation to View : 5-27 Church Street
25-27 Church Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1JW
Monday 26th June 2017, 2:30pm
Historic, grade I-listed town centre property once part of the famous Sun Inn and renowned for its 17th-century ‘pargeting’ (decorative external plasterwork).
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Tuesday 27th June 2017, 2pm to 5pm
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.
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3foot People Festival
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ
Tuesday 27th June 2017 to Thursday 29th June 2017
“Tickets are currently available for the award winning 3foot People Festival, back for its twelfth year (but tickets will sell out!”)
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Home Educators Tudor Event
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Thursday 29th June 2017
“Our Home Educators Event is especially for those families who have chosen to educate their children outside of mainstream schools.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 29th June 2017, 11am-4pm.
“So much to explore! Climb the belvedere for the wider view or take the train through the woodland. And Barnards Miniature Railway rides.”
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 29th June 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 30th June 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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80’s Neon Clubbercise Dance-a-thon
Springfield Parish Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6GX
Friday 30th June 2017
CHESS Homeless presents a Girls Night Out, take part in our 80’s Neon Clubbercise Dance-a-thon. The evening is set to be a blast so dress to impress as we glow the night away with the fantastic Andrea from Fit n Fab.
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Films Under Stars : La La Land
The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Friday 30th June from 7:30pm
With live jazz band, live dance classes and jazz cocktail bar
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