What’s on in Essex this weekend…

The last day of February and hte first day of March. It’s still damp and cold at times, but on the odd day it does feel as if spring is nearly here. There are a number of events happening this weekend that will lift the spirits and help you look forward to spring. You can find full details of these on our February events in Essex page. And if you’re looking ahead to March, there are lots of events listed on our March events in Essex page.

Invitation to View: Warner Textile Archive in Braintree. Friday 27th February One of the first Invitation to View events of 2015. The archive has nearly 100,000 samples, designs and documents showing the history of Warner & Sons.

6th Chappel Winter Beer Festival at the East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel, Friday 27th February 2015 – Saturday 28th February 2015, 11am – 11pm both days. Held in the Goods Shed, a smaller version of the big September beerfest. Brilliant festival – there may be some tickets left!

Farmers’ Market at Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village on Saturday 28th February Enjoy a morning out wandering round and picking up delicious food for the weekend.

Snowdrop Sundays at the Gibberd Gardens, Harlow, Sunday 1st March 11.30am – 4.00pm. See the carpet of snowdrops in the wooded areas of the garden. Homemade soup and crusty bread available in the Barn tea room

Vintage Spectacular Basildon Sports Centre, Nethermayne, Basildon. Sunday 1st March 10am-4pm. 40’s 50’s & bygone days clothing and collectables fair in aid of St. Luke’s Hospice.

For an evening out – Educating Rita is on at the Colchester Arts Centre from Thursday 26th February to Saturday 14th March. One of the great comic stories of the past four decades.
Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show ran in the West End and was followed by a
BAFTA award-winning film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters.

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