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Brentwood Festive Craft & Gift Show
The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9NN
Saturday 1st November – Sunday 2nd November 2014
Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm, Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £4.50, Children 5-15 £2. Under 5′s free
Find everything you need for Christmas under one roof. There’ll be festive music and carols, lots of food to try and then buy, and a great assortment of free goody-bag treats to take home. Crammed full of amazing, innovative and original festive gifts. There’s something for the entire family!
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Little Monsters Halloween Ball
Harold Hill Community Centre, Gooshays Drive, Romford
1st November 2014 6:00pm-8:30pm Adults £2 entry, all children free
Trick or treat, kids disco, reptile handling, balloons, face painting, fancy dress competition, entertainment and a surprise performance from a special ghoul! Fancy dress essential, but be prepared to be spooked!

Nuclear Fallout
Kelvedon Hatch
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 10am
60+ natural and man-made obstacles to overcome over 8km or 16km of muddy Essex.
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Call-ons, containers and (mummified) cats
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
Tuesday 4th November 2014 10.30am
A free talk at the ERO by Vicky Holmes, Port & River Archivist entitled Call-ons, containers and (mummified) cats
– the archive of the Port of London Authority at the Museum of London Docklands. Part of the Essex History Group 2014 series of talks.
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Mosaics Workshop
Beth Chatto Gardens Elmstead Market, Essex
Saturday November 8th 2014 10am – 3.30pm £57, £51 for Goldcard holders.
Learn how to apply an image to a board and then how to cut tesserae and apply to image creatively. Finally you will learn how to grout your finished work and how to clean and polish the surface to achieve a well finished piece of art work. Price includes all tuition, materials to create mosaic, handouts and lunch in tearoom
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Train Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex
Saturday 8th November 2014 10:30 – 17:00 (last admission 15:30)
Entrance Price: Adults £8, Seniors £6, Child £4 or Family £22 (2 Adults & up to 3 Children), Dogs £2
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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we are handmade contemporary Christmas craft and design fair
Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1DG
Saturday 8th November 2014 10am – 4pm Free Entry
This event will showcase a wide range of handmade items that are just perfect for Christmas gifts. Visitors can also enjoy sumptious cakes and refreshing cups of tea, all served in vintage style crockery, in the Vintage Tearoom run by Plum Fairy.
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Colchester Craft, Vintage & Gift Fair
St John’s Church Community Centre, St.John’s Close, Colchester. CO4 0HP
8th November 2014 10am and close at 3.30pm. £1 and children under 16 are free.
There will be a great mix of over 30 stallholders selling fantastic handmade items, decorative items, household items, gifts and lots more.
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Southend Festive Food & Gift Show
Southend Tennis & Leisure Centre, Eastern Avenue, Southend, Essex SS2 4FA
Saturday 8th November -Sunday 9th November 2014 Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm, Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £4.50, Children 5-15 £2. Under 5′s free
Find everything you need for Christmas under one roof. There’ll be festive music and carols, lots of food to try and then buy, and a great assortment of free goody-bag treats to take home. Crammed full of amazing, innovative and original festive gifts There’s something for the entire family!
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Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, Essex
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th November 2014
See fireworks go off with a bang than at a Gunpowder Factory. The event will feature the gunpowder plot story with re-enactors from the period, engaging craft activities and the ‘Ghost of Guy Fawkes’ children’s play all culminating in a fabulous 15 minute fireworks display.
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The Magic Porridge Pot and other tasty tales
The Mill Arts & Events Centre , Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7ED
Sunday 9th November 2014 Age 3+
On today’s menu, a trio of tradional and tasty tales to tantalize and tease.For starters,the magic pot which won’t stop producing porridge. Main course is a delicious soup made from the scummiest stone in the world.For pudding- if you can catch it! A walking talking Gingerbread Man, who is asking to be munched! Three yummy yarns served with ingredients of puppets, pop up seats and original music. Perfect face for fussy foodies and discerning diners.
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we are handmade contemporary Christmas craft and design fair
The Old School, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9AA
Saturday 22nd November 2014 10am – 4pm
Long Melford is a beautiful village. Hall Street is full of old, historic buildings which house restaurants and pubs and a range of shops selling antiques, clothes, homewares and more. With over 45 stalls, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts for Christmas. Makers will be showcasing the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired handmade items including jewellery, clothes, bags, prints, soaps, cards, soft furnishings and home wares, pottery and much more. Visitors can also enjoy tea and cakes, served in vintage style crockery, at Plum Fairy’s Vintage Tearoom.
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Nature Club
Danbury Country Park
Saturday 22nd November 2014 10am Children aged from 7 to 11. £3 a child
Nature Club is a monthly club run by Andrea the Ranger at Danbury Country Park.
Each month there is a different outdoor activity ranging from den building to toasting damper bread, making bird feeders and Christmas decorations.
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Silk Painting
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Essex
Saturday November 22nd 2014 10am- 3.30pm. £57, £51 for Goldcard holders,
Produce an original piece of art work using basic silk painting techniques. By the end of the day you will have learnt how to attach silk to a frame, apply resist and dyeing. Includes al materials and lunch in Tea Room.
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The Essex Craft and Design Show
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Essex, CM3 8ET
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2014
An ideal opportunity to buy that unique Christmas gift. Over forty artists, craftspeople and designer makers will be showcasing and selling fine art, photography, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and many more contemporary crafts.
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Christmas Shopping
Blake House Craft Centre Blake End, Rayne, Braintree,
Saturday 29th November, 6-10pm.
Craft marquee & festivities plus a hog roast
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Christmas Fair
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Essex
Saturday November 29th 2014
Browse stalls of festive crafts and gifts.
Pick up tasty treats from local food and drink producers
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day
Coalhouse Fort, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8PB
Sunday 30th November 2014
The Coalhouse Fort Project was set up in 1983 by a dedicated team of volunteers. Leased from Thurrock Council, with the aim of restoring the fort. The Fort is set within several acres of Green Flag parkland next to the River Thames and is currently undergoing refurbishment.
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Story Telling for Children
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 30th November 2014
A chance for children to hear seasonal tales in the atmospheric surroundings of the mansion. It might be chilly – so wrap up warm!
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