We’re starting to build up the November 2016 listing.

Why not take a moment to sign up to our monthly e-newsletter, or ‘like us’ on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss anything?

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

The Navy Against Napoleon
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM2 6YT
Tuesday 1 November, 10.30am-12.00noon
Essex History Group Talk, by Dr James Davey, National Maritime Museum
more details

Invitation to View : Warner Textile Archive
Braintree, Essex CM7 3GB
Thursday 3rd November 2016 10:30am.
Situated in part of the original mid-nineteenth century mill buildings, the archive has nearly 100,000 samples, designs and documents showing the history of Warner & Sons.
more details

Free Day Friday
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, nr Chelmsford
Friday 4th November 2016
“Immerse yourself in the delights of autumn with a free day out at Hyde Hall. A great opportunity for RHS members to bring along their friends as well.”
more details

Maldon Antiques and Collectors Fair
The Quaker Meeting Hall, Butt Lane, Maldon. CM9 7HD
Saturday 5th November 2016, 9am – 4pm. Free admission.
First Saturday every month. Refreshments available.

Discovery Centre Stargazing
Great Notley Country Park
Saturday 5th November 2016
Observe planets, constellations and deep-sky objects through telescopes, with North Essex Astronomy Group on hand to answer questions and give advice about how to start out with astronomy.
more details

Linda Bondy art exhibition
The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Saturday 5th November 2016 – Sunday 4th December 2016, 10am–5pm
Artwork by local artist Linda Bondy, featuring oils, watercolours and drawings of Epping Forest. Free – no booking required.

Guided Seed Collecting Stroll
Visitor Centre, Weald Country Park, Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5QS
Saturday 5th November 2016, 11am to 1pm
“Join our resident Tree Warden on a guided stroll through the autumn woods, learning to identify trees and their seeds by various characteristics and discovering how to germinate your own native seeds. £6pp. Booking essential: 01277 261343”
more details

Bushcraft Workshop: Fire lighting day
Barn Hoppitt car park, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Saturday 5th November 2016, 10am–4pm
Spend the day learning the importance of fires in wilderness/survival situations. Instruction will be given on lighting fires and the art of leaving no trace.
more details

Woodfest
RHS Gardens Hyde Hall
Saturday 5th November 2016 and Sunday 6th November 2016
“As the garden transforms into a harvest-time riot of russets, reds and golds, join us for Woodfest, sponsored by Stihl. We’re celebrating everything that’s great about autumn, from traditional country skills and seasonal produce to local craft. ”
more details

Bride: The Wedding Show
Crowne Plaza Resort, Five Lakes, nr Colchester
Saturday 5th November 2016 and Sunday 6th November 2016, 10am to 4pm
Wedding show which will host nearly 100 of the region’s finest wedding suppliers under one roof. The famous Bride catwalk shows will be taking centre stage three times daily, which are a highlight not to be missed, and there will be live music from wedding entertainers on stage to open each show. Tickets cost £6 each in advance.
more details

Mum2Mum Market Nearly New Sale Canvey Island
The Paddocks, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0JA
Sunday 6th November 2016
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales. At our Canvey sale we will have around 20 stalls of high quality, nearly new items (up to 90% off the RRP!) and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents.
more details

Farmers Market
Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Estate, nr Chelmsford
Sunday 6th November 2016, 10am to 4pm
“Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Stables Visitor Centre, our farmers and crafts market features a growing number of craft stalls and local farmers and producers who are passionate about food.”
more details

Barleylands Farmers Market
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 12th November 2016, 8.30am – 12:30pm
“Our Farmers Market is held indoors & outdoors, the entrance is from the walkway leading into the Craft Village from the main car park. Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market. This is a great opportunity for you to buy local handmade goods from farmers and small businesses. Free entry and Free Car Park.”
more details

Exhibition of Dolls Houses & Models
W I Hall, St Edith’s Lane, Billericay CM12 9BU
Saturday 12th November 2016, 10:30am to 4pm
Exhibition of Dolls Houses & Models organised by the Billericay Miniatures Club.
more details

weddingWedding Open Day
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 13th November 2016, 11am to 4pm. Free admission.
“A perfect opportunity to look round this most romantic of venues. In 2016, for the first time ever, couples will be able to hold their entire day within the majestic medieval grandeur of the Castle itself, from the Ceremony in the stunning Banqueting Hall, wreathed in candlelight, to the last dance in one of the most unique spaces in England
more details

Pygmalion
Ingatestone Hall
Wednesday 16th November, 2016 and Saturday 19th November 2016, 7:30pm
Myriad Productions return to Ingatestone Hall with their enthralling dramatisation of Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”. The play is performed indoors.
more details

Carole Gray – Making Glass Stars for Christmas
The Butterfly Art & Craft Studio, Flacks Green, Terling, Essex, CM3 2QS
Saturday November 19th, 2016. 10:00am – 4:30pm. £85.00
starsLearn to make hanging copper foiled glass stars to hang in your home. You will have time to make three stars varying in size from 11cm-19cm. This is a practical course and will include glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering. No previous experience is necessary. All the tools and materials required for the course will be supplied. Included in the fee are the materials for one large, one medium and one small star. The day includes: tea, coffee, pastries, lunch and homemade cakes.
more details

Nature Club
Danbury Country Park, Woodhill Road, Danbury, CM3 4AW
Saturday 19th November 2016, 10:00am-12:00midday. £3 per child
“Join us at Danbury for our monthly Nature Club featuring outdoor play, activities and creative games. This month we will be cooking on an open fire, so please bring along whatever you would like to cook! Please note activities may be altered on the day to reflect the weather.”
more details

Family Campfire and Night Ramble
Visitor Centre, Weald Country Park, Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5QS
Saturday 19th November 2016, 4:30pm-6:00pm & 6:00pm-7:30pm
“Join Rangers on a night time walk spotting wildlife and then warm up around a campfire listening to stories, sipping hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows. Suitable for families with children 6+ as there will be an approx 20 min stroll. £7pp. Booking essential : 01277 261 343”
more details

Bushcraft Workshop: Bushcraft bimble
Barn Hoppitt car park, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Saturday 19th November 2016, 10am–4pm
Epping Forest is our classroom as we slowly meander our way through it learning some bushcraft essentials including plant and tree identification as well as water purification, fire–lighting and tracking. 14 years and over.
more details

Copped Hall Guided Tours and Open Days
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 20th November 2016.
Copped Hall is a lovely Georgian mansion which has been saved from dereliction and from the threat of development. Tours start at 10.00am and last about 2.5 – 3 hours. They cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the mansion, the cellars and the stables. Refreshments and a gift shop are available.
more details

Coggeshall Farmers Market
Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall CO6 1UH
Sunday 20th November 2016 10am – 1pm
A not for profit event with some 30 stall holders selling local meats, cheese, pies, breads, cakes and some craft items. All profits go to a local cause or charity.
more details

Farmers and Artisans Market
Village Hall, Devonshire Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8EF
Sunday 20th November 2016
Fresh local farm produce direct from the producers.
more details

Bushcraft workshop: tracking and field craft
Barn Hoppitt car park, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Sunday 20th November 2016, 10am–4pm
Find out about the ancient art and science of wildlife tracking. Get closer to the animals you wish to observe using fieldcraft. 14 years and over. £60 per person.
more details

Deb Hart – Christmas Wreaths & Swags – Willow
The Butterfly Art & Craft Studio, Flacks Green, Terling, Essex, CM3 2QS
Monday November 21st, 2016. 10:00am – 4:30pm. £75.00
swagCome & join Deb for a fun day at The Butterfly Studio where you will learn how to make a willow door wreath and swag for Christmas. All natural materials using the traditional method of willow weaving for the base of the wreath adding a selection of seasonal materials which may include some or all of the following subject to availability, cones, oranges cinnamon sticks and a variety foliage to create a beautiful Christmas wreath. The day includes: tea, coffee, pastries, lunch and homemade cakes.
more details

Carole Gray – Stained Glass Christmas Decorations
The Butterfly Art & Craft Studio, Flacks Green, Terling, Essex, CM3 2QS
Friday, November 25th, 2016. 10:00am – 4:30pm. £85.00
decsOn this course you will learn to make copper foiled Christmas decorations. Make a set of three Christmas decorations – an angel, a bell and a tree. All the tools and materials required for the course will be supplied. The day includes: tea, coffee, pastries, lunch and homemade cakes.
more details

Mum2mum Markets – Chelmsford
Hylands School, Hatfield Grove, Chelmsford, CM1 3DF
Saturday 26th November 2016, 2-4pm
Around 40 stalls of high quality, nearly new items and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents.
more details

Barleylands Farmers Market
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 26th November 2016, 8.30am – 12:30pm
“Our Farmers Market is held indoors & outdoors, the entrance is from the walkway leading into the Craft Village from the main car park. Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market. This is a great opportunity for you to buy local handmade goods from farmers and small businesses. Free entry and Free Car Park.”
more details

Open Day – Remembrance Day
Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex RM18 8PB
Sunday 27th November 2016
Built in the 19th Century to protect the coast from French invasion, the fort is being renovated by a dedicated team of volunteers.
more details