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Emily Mulenga: Taking Up Space
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
Saturday 30th September 2017 to Sunday 5th November 2017
The first major solo presentation by British artist Emily Mulenga, which features a selection of dynamic moving image works alongside animated GIFs and personalised emojis, showcasing Mulenga’s use of digital language to investigate identity in the Internet age.
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We: You, Me – Exhibition
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
Saturday 14th October 2017 to Sunday 19th November 2017
This autumn Firstsite has invited three emerging curators based in the east of England to explore contemporary identity through their own areas of research. In a unique group exhibition JMC Anderson, Charlie Bryan and Laurie Taylor Straiton bring together artists who question the complexities of gender, narrative and environment in relation to the individual self.
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Invitation to View : Layer Marney Tower
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Wednesday 1st November 2017, 7:00 pm
A behind-the-scenes tour of the tallest Tudor gatehouse in the country.
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Improve your Birdwatching- Duck ID
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Wednesday 1st November 2017, 10am-4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Colchester Film Festival 2017
Firstsite, Colchester
Friday 3rd November 2017 and Saturday 4th November 2017
A two day film event bringing together a selection of amazing feature and short films, talks from award winning filmmakers and networking events.
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A Festival of Trees (Autumn Woodfest)
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Friday 3rd November 2017 to Sunday 5th November 2017
Including horse logging, willow weaving, pole lathe turning and wood carving as well as woodland walks, and tasty food treats.
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Minories Bazaar
The Minories Galleries, East Hill, Colchester
Saturday 4th November 2017, 11am to 4pm
“Local makers, food producers, designers, artists and crafts people come together to sell locally grown produce and a range of exciting products from Colchester and the surrounding community.”

Exhibition: Our Forest, nature and the City of London
The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Saturday 4th November 2017 to Sunday 3rd December 2017
A collection of water colour and acrylic paintings inspired by the Forest, the City of London and nature by Peter Edmonds and Sylvia Cottrell. Free. No booking required.
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Invitation to View : Warner Textile Archive
Warner Textile Archive, Braintree CM7 3GB
Tuesday 7th November 2017, 10:30am
“As part of an Invitation to View visit you will gain exclusive access to the archive store where you will see a selection of the different fabrics and designs produced, along with a talk on the history of Warner & Sons. In the archive shop you will find jewellery, scarves, books, greetings cards and other gifts, many of which are based on designs from our collection.”
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The Blues Brothers @ Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1TY
Friday 10th November 2017, 7:00pm
“The Sound Collective Chorus will be our resident choir in habits on Friday 10th November, they will entertain you with their songs prior to the screening, then sing and encourage you all to join in with the film and fun. We will be selling interactive bags prior…”
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Nuclear Fallout
Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood CM15 0LB
Saturday 11th November 2017
7k & 12k non-competitive routes, mud, obstacles, Deathslide, ziplines, cuts, bruises, scrapes, sores and even the threat of mild hypothermia!
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Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby and Children’s Event
North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane, Romford, RM5 3QJ
Saturday 11th November 2017, 2pm to 4pm
BUY or SELL quality preloved items at our fantastic family events and pop up markets! Enjoy afternoon tea, face painting, arts and crafts and more
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Exploring Bowers Marsh
RSPB Bowers Marsh
Sunday 12th November 2017, 10am to 12pm
Each season brings something different down to the reserve. Join our expert guides in searching for for the highlights of the month ranging from melodious birds to amazing dragonflies. Also an opportunity to discover the history of Bowers Marsh and what we hope for the future.
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Wedding Open Day
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 12th November 2017, 11am to 4pm Free admission
“A Wedding Open Day at Hedingham Castle provides the perfect opportunity to look round this most romantic of venues. The Marquee and the Castle will be dressed and full of our selected suppliers. Discuss menus and flowers, photographers and favours, with our wedding coordinators on hand to answer any of your questions.”
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Black Tudors: The untold story
Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Sunday 12th November 2017, 1pm–4pm with talk at 2.30pm
Historian Dr Miranda Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans in Tudor London.
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A Real Fairy Story by Ripstop Theatre
The Mill Arts and Events Centre, Rochford
Sunday 19th November 2017, 2pm.
A show full of wonder, mayhem and close encounters of the fairy kind.
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Deer walk – as winter closes in
Epping Forest Lodge Road car park, Epping Forest, CM16 5HW
Sunday 19th November 2017, 9.30am–1.30pm
This guided walk looks at how deer have adapted to exist alongside humans in the 21st century, the effects they have on their surroundings and the challenges that they face. This walk will include a visit to the Deer Sanctuary at Theydon Bois. No dogs allowed. £5 pp. Booking required: 020 7332 1911
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Copped Hall Guided Tour and Open Day
Copped Hall, nr Epping
Sunday 19th November 2017
Tours cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the Georgian mansion, the cellars and the stables.
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AJ Fairs Antiques & Collectors Fair
Mountnessing Village Hall, Roman Road, Mountnessing, CM15 0UG
Sunday 19th November 2017, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Entry £1. Homemade refreshments. Free parking
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Burnham on Crouch Farmers and Artisan Market
Village Hall, Devonshire Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8EF
Sunday November 19th 2017, 9am – 12:30pm
Fresh local farm produce direct from the producers.
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An Evening with Mike Dilger : The Trials and Tribulations of a Wildlife Television Presenter
Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Essex CM1 3RR
Wednesday 22nd November from 7.30pm – 10pm
Join BBC’s The One Show’s very own Mike Dilger at Writtle College, for a very special fundraising event in aid of Essex Wildlife Trust.
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Non-native invasive species
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Saturday 25th November 2017, 10am-4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby and Children’s Event
Drake Community Centre, Drake Rd, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6BZ
Saturday 25th November 2017, 2pm to 4pm
BUY or SELL quality preloved items at our fantastic family events and pop up markets! Enjoy afternoon tea, face painting, arts and crafts and more
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Barleylands Farmers Market
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 25th November 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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Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby and Children’s Event
Drake Community Centre, Grays RM16 6BZ
Saturday 25th November 2017, 2pm to 4pm
“A HUGE Baby and children’s preloved sale! BUY or SELL quality nearly new items!!”
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National Garden Scheme : 14 Una Road
Bowers Gifford, Basildon SS13 2HU
Saturday 25th November 2017, 4.30pm to 8.30pm
A beautiful ½ acre garden featuring 2 ponds, divided into ‘rooms’ each with an interesting view, drawing you on to the next room.
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Memorial Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 26th November 2017
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Invitation to View : Talliston
Talliston, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DU.
Sunday 26th November 2017, 3:00 pm
“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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Essex Secret Wedding Fair
Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ
Sunday 26th November 2017
“The creative and imaginative team known for staging a spellbinding series of Chelsea shows including the clandestine Secret Wedding Show will be bringing their magical fairy dust to the brides of Essex.”
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