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Photographic exhibition: Victorian Architecture
Colchester Library, Trinity Square, Colchester, essex
3rd November – 2nd Decemeber
The Victorian Society’s free travelling exhibition,
Saving a Century, has reached Colchester Central Library for its final showing in the East of England. Using archive photographs and material from over fifty years of the Victorian Society’s fight to save historic buildings.
Skating on Sea
The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1NE
Tuesday 17th November 2015 – 3rd January 2016
“Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and the big screen at an open-air real ice rink at Southend’s Forum Building”
Braintree Wyevale Garden Centre
17th November – 24th December 2015 £5 per child.
Become one of Father Christmas’ little helpers. Make your own festive crafts and take away a special ‘Elf Graduate’
certificate to treasure forever.
Invitation to View: Warner Textile Archive
Thursday 26th November 2015 10:30am £16.00
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.
Peter Watts Wines Annual Christmas Tasting
Feering Community Centre
Friday 27th November 2015 Tickets £20.
“Peter Watts Wines invite you to our ever popular Christmas Wine Tasting. A chance to try over 20 wines, all picked to be enjoyed this festive season. Buffet from Blackwells, live music, competition and 15% discount on 12 bottles or more purchased. **SPECIAL OFFER – MENTION ESSEX DAYS OUT WHEN BOOKING AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT ON TICKETS**”
Winter Wonderland & Ice Rink
Castle Park, Colchester
Friday 27th November 2015 – 3rd January 2016
“Winter Wonderland & Ice Rink is coming to Colchester! For the first time Colchester will see the launch of this amazing new, exciting and fun filled event in the iconic Castle Park! Enjoy a skate on our real outdoor ice rink,
take a ride on our fairground and stroll around the winter market for some festive food and gifts! This is an event not to miss!”
Winter in the Vines
Dedham Vale Vineyard, Green Lane, Boxted, Colchester CO4 5TS
Saturday 28th November 2015. 11am – 3pm. Free entry.
A pre-seasonal treat to ease you into the festive spirit! Stock up for Christmas with our wine deals and enjoy a winter walk through the vines before a glass of mulled wine or hot spiced cider and mince pies. Tea, coffee, cakes, mince pies and savoury treats served in the Tasting Barn.
Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village
Saturday 28th November 2015 8.30am – 12.30pm
Now in it’s new home indoors, enjoy a morning out wandering round and picking up delicious food for the weekend.
A Victorian Christmas
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 28th November 2015 and Sunday 29th November 2015
“Help celebrate the festive season the Victorian way at Audley End. Step back in time to the 1800s and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Christmas.”
Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge
Sunday 29th November 2015 2pm–4pm £1.00
Costumed guides bring the Hunting Lodge alive! Have a chat or try out a simple Tudor art or craft activity.