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- JANUARY -Friday 31st January 2014Chinese New Year at Festival Leisure Park
Join Festival Leisure Park to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday 31st January 2014!
Between 4pm and 8pm, you can be amazed by exclusive lion dancing and many more activities including fortunes cookies with lots of prizes to be won inside them, Chinese arts as well as craft workshops. Plus, the event is completely FREE!
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Time: 4pm to 8pm
Admission: FREE for all
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - 01268 330599
Venue: Festival Leisure Park, Festival Way, Basildon, Essex SS14 3WB
Website: www.festivalleisure.co.uk- FEBRUARY -
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No events listed at present - Please check again soon...- APRIL -Various Dates Throughout April & May 2014The Loughton Festival
The Loughton Festival includes walks, talks, concerts and many other events throughout May. You can pick up a flyer from Loughton Library in April, or look online for the programme: www.loughtonfestival.org.uk- MAY -Various Dates Throughout April & May 2014The Loughton Festival
The Loughton Festival includes walks, talks, concerts and many other events throughout May. You can pick up a flyer from Loughton Library in April, or look online for the programme: www.loughtonfestival.org.ukSaturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May 2014Flower Festival
The floral arrangements located within the church will be depicting 'The Saints'. Refreshments and light lunches will be available. Bell Ringing and Organ Recitals will take place during the event.
Time: 11am to 5pm
Contact: Sue Lucas - 01621 891861
Venue: St Peter's Church, Church Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex CM9 8NPSaturday 10th & Sunday 11th May 2014The Essex Robin Hood Country Show 2014
Bring the whole family and even the dog along to this great 2-day family fun event, set outdoors at the Brentwood Centre.
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for more information and for your chance to win tickets to the show...- JUNE -Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th June 2014Charity Beer & Music Festival
Southend Golf Club Beer & Music Festival in aid of Cancer Research.
BEER LIST: Adnams Ghost Ship 4.5, Black Sheep Bitter 3.8 & Velo 4.2, Caledonian 80 Shilling 4.1, Gadds of Ramsgate Time Ball 3.9 , Dogbolter (Porter) 5.6 & Hop Head 3.8, Georges Wallasea Wench 3.6, HMS Leigh 4.0, Cockle Boats 4.0, Shrimpers 4.0, Broadsword 4.7, Hopmonster 3 CEES 4.2, J Church of Kettering Canon Crisparkle 4.5 & George's Martyr 4.1, Portobello V P A 4.0, Red Fox of Coggleshall Wild Fox 4.2 & Wiley Old Fox 5.2, S&P of Norwich Darkest Hour (Stout) 4.4 & Nasha IPA 5.0, St Austell Spring Brew 4.4, Woodfordes Nelson's Revenge 4.5, Westons Cider Old Rosie plus 2 others.
Time: 5pm till 11pm daily
Admission: See website for details
Venue: Southend Golf Club, Belfairs Park, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 4JR
Website: www.southendgolfclub.co.uk- JULY -Saturday 5th July 2014Summer Party on the Green
A sparkling event for all the family with live music, BBQ, Pimms Bar, strawberries and cakes as well lots of thing to do for the kids such as Human Fruit machine, Hook a Duck, Face Painting, Portraits, Dog DNA, Photo Booth. All proceeds will go to the Free the Quay fighting fund.
Time: 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Mistley Green, Mistley, Essex CO11 3EU
Website: www.freethequay.orgSaturday 12th & Sunday 13th July 2014Dukes Polo Weekend
Set for the weekend of 12th and 13th July, the event just got that little bit bigger. Alongside two days of top grade international polo, family fun and a VIP enclosure fit for a King, The Dukes Polo are delighted to announce that legendary soul sensations Earth, Wind and Fire The Experience featuring Al McKay's will be performing live on stage on Saturday 12th July.
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for more information...Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th July 20142014 Brentwood Festival
3 days of music, food and beer, featuring headliners UB40, Alexander O'Neal, Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene, The Dualers and Missing Andy.
NEW FOR 2014: Acoustic stage, VIP lounge, kids zone, street food village, and festival market. In support of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity and Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.
Time: Doors open 6pm on the 18th, and 12noon on the 19th & 20th
Admission: From £20 for day passes. Children under 10 attend for FREE
Venue: Brentwood Centre Grounds, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9NN
Website: www.brentwoodfestival.co.ukSaturday 19th & Sunday 20th July 2014Essex Fest
Essex Fest will showcase the very best of British musically, by infusing all the different genres of British music over a two day period. Essex Fest will be contributing to Prostate Cancer UK.
Time: 11am to 11pm
Admission: £20 - £50
Venue: Orsett Showground, Rectory Road, Orsett, Grays, Essex RM16 3JU
Website: www.essexfest.co.ukSaturday 26th & Sunday 27th July 2014Hylands House Country & Craft Showand The Hylands House Food, Drink & Music Festival
There will be a wonderful array of attractions at this year's show including the fun and fascinating Horse and Scurry Trials, Dance Africa, Dance Africa has been seen at many venue's around the UK including the Royal Albert Hall with their fun Zulu and Gumboot dancing at its best. Along with Dance Africa we have the wonderful sheep and dog herding, our fabulous Falconry, the must have Shire Horses and their display, Keith's sheep racing and so much more.
Both days will be packed with Cookery Demonstrations thanks to many wonderful Chefs such as the fabulous Claudio Bincoletto, Italian Chef and Forager who also lectures at Writtle College who will also be doing foraging walks, talks by Suffolk Forager Julie Foster as well cookery demonstrations and so many more.
We are delighted to announce that this year we have the very exciting Terrier and Lurcher racing - a first for Essex, Paddy and Chris Weaver have a long and proud tradition of offering high quality terrier and lurcher events. Fun Dog Shows run by the Charity Shamans legacy, have a go dog agility and flyball and so many other wonderful things for your three legged friends to do. We will have a Rural Crafters avenue with some extremely talented and special Rural Crafters such as sticksmakers, blacksmiths, willow weaving, potters, furniture making and so much more. An opportunity to see the time and dedication all these crafters have.
You will have the opportunity to hold a snake, bearded dragon or tortoise with Amazing Reptiles and the Foolhardy Circus, as seen at Glastonbury, will be there with Circus Shows and workshops throughout the day or why not visit Gemma at Gemma's Farm and hold one of their new born lambs.
We have some fantastic shopping; meet food producers and find out where your food comes from.
So many wonderful things to do in a day. We will once again have our very talented and amazing musicians playing throughout the day which will come courtesy of the County's most up and coming talent.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Please see website for ticket prices and to book
Venue: Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ
Website: www.hylandscountryshow.co.uk- AUGUST -Monday 25th August 2014Dedham Country Show
Country show and fair featuring fun fairs, bouncy castles, bungee jumps, donkey derby rides, BBQ, farmers market, craft stalls and much, much more!
Admission: Free entry
Contact: Mr Stephen Ellis 01206 231087
Venue: Dedham Recreational Fields, Dedham Playing Fields, High Street, Dedham, Colchester, Essex CO7 3DT- SEPTEMBER -Sunday 7th September 2014Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run & Harwich Family Festival
The Motorcycle Run attracts around 5,000 bikers from all over the country and Europe. Meet at Ford Dunton Technical Centre where Pre-registered bikes leave at 11am with all other bikes following. Pre-register for your chance with 3 Ways to Win:
1) All pre-registered bikers will be entered into a prize draw to win £2,000 worth of motorcycle kit, plus a runners up prize of a bikers jacket worth £700.
2) Purchase a Motorcycle Run T-shirt and you could win the 'golden ticket' - a motorcycle training course of your choice!
3) Get yourself sponsored for taking part, and anyone sending in their sponsorship money by the specified date goes into a prize draw to win an HJC helmet.
Harwich is closed off to all traffic on the day, except motorcycles and once over the finish line you can enjoy a fantastic family festival, with motorcycle trade stands; merchandise stalls; catering units; children's inflatables and activities; live entertainment throughout the afternoon on the stage plus see the Air Ambulance up close when it lands on the beach! There is also an auction of goodies signed by Moto GP riders including a signed helmet by World Champion Tom Sykes. This really is a fantastic day out for all the family - not to be missed!
Times: Gates open at 8.30am, run starts from 11am
Admission: Pre-registration for bikers £7 single rider; £13 rider & pillion. On the day price £10 single rider; £15 rider & pillion. Harwich Family Festival free of charge. T-shirts £10 plus p&p
To pre-register go to www.essexairambulance.uk.com
or call 0345 2417 690. Direct any queries to email@example.com
Website: www.essexairambulance.uk.com/news-events/charity-events/motorcycle-runRegistered Charity No. 1108989Saturday 13th September 2014Art, Craft & Design Pop-Up Market and Cafe
Browse and buy original arts, crafts and design and meet local artists over a cuppa at our pop-up cafe. This event is part of the award-winning Rochford Art Trail, which runs from 18th to 27th September.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Rochford WI Hall, 19 West Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BE
Contact: 01702 318171 - Arts@rochford.gov.uk
Website: www.rochford.gov.uk/arttrailThursday 18th to Saturday 27th September 2014Rochford Art Trail
Rochford's award-winning Art Trail returns for a fifth year this September.
Artworks will be on display in shop windows, businesses and public buildings around the beautiful town of Rochford for ten days from Thursday 18th to Saturday 27th September.
The medieval market town will once again play host to a diverse selection of art, craft and design and this year organisers have arranged extra opportunities to explore the art on show and meet the artists behind the work.
The Pavilion at the Rochford Hotel will play host to a four-day group exhibition featuring Rochford artists alongside artists from Leigh-on-Sea. The Rochford WI Hall is the venue for a pre-trail art and craft market and an end-of-trail event featuring demos, tasters and workshops. The Guided Walks which were so popular in 2013, return this year and will run every day except Sunday 21st. Plus there's a screen-print workshop from The Print Wagon, film showings and live theatre from Open Arts and a launch event that everyone is invited to on Thursday 18 September, 10am at Rochford Library. All the details and 'dates for your diary' can be found in the Art Trail map, available to download from our website. Like the Trail on Facebook (facebook.com/Rocharttrail) or follow us on Twitter (@rochford) for news, updates and special Art Trail deals offered by Rochford businesses.
Rochford Art Trail dates for your diary: Entry is FREE to the following events and activities Saturday 13 September, 10am-4pm Art, Craft & Design Pop-Up Market and Café at Rochford WI Hall. Thursday 18 September, 10am-12pm Launch Event at Rochford Library. Monday 22 to Thursday 25 September (Mon: 11.30am-4pm, Tues-Thurs: 10am-4pm) Group Exhibition in the Pavilion at The Rochford Hotel. Saturday 27 September, 10am-4pm Workshops, demonstrations and tasters & Pop-Up Café at Rochford WI Hall.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Various venues around Rochford
Contact: 01702 318171 - Arts@rochford.gov.uk
Website: www.rochford.gov.uk/arttrailFriday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2014The Norton Cider, Wine & Cheese Festival
The First Cider Festival at the Norton Pub, in Cold Norton Essex. As well as having over 25 Real Ciders, we will have a fine selection of wines and cheeses to taste. Good selection of Real Ales will also be available. Festival opens at noon on each of the three days of the festival. Live Music: Friday from 8.30pm Back Porch - Popular Happy Blues Band, Saturday from 8.30pm The Flying Vees - Irish/Folk Band, Sunday from 2.00pm Where's Spot Band - Folk/Americana/Country/Covers.
Time: 12noon to 11.30pm
Contact: Cliff Brown - 01621 826948 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: The Norton Community Pub, 54 Latchingdon Road, Cold Norton, Essex CM3 6JJ
Website: www.SaveTheNorton.org- OCTOBER -
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After the success of the previous fairs, the Colchester Craft, Vintage & Gift Fair is back in November 2014. There will be a great mix of over 30 stalls selling fantastic handmade items including vintage fashion, art, jewellery, silver items, antiques, household items, all sorts of gifts and more! This amazing modern venue in the North of Colchester is within a few minutes of the A12 Colchester North exit. If you are driving then follow the yellow signs to St.John's Close where you will find plenty of free parking next to the venue and in St.John's Close. It's just a minute from the Rover's Tye Roundabout. Great value hot & cold refreshments will be available and a seating area to enjoy them.
Time: 10am to 3.30pm
Admission: Adults £1, Children under 16 are free!
Contact: Jon - 07887 480241
Venue: St Johns Church Community Centre, St John's Close, Colchester, Essex CO4 0HP
Website: www.priscusevents.co.ukThursday 13th November 2014Christmas Shopping Extravaganza
A festive shopping event for you to discover fabulous gifts for Christmas. Some of the gifts available for you to purchase include Christmas flowers & bouquets, silver jewellery, fashion accessories, handbags, scarves, colourful shoelaces, gifts for the home, greetings cards, beautifully decorated glass products, artwork, health & beauty products, children's gifts, gifts for your dogs and not forgetting some tasty Spanish treats!!
Time: 10am to 3pm
Admission: £4 per person (includes coffee and cake)
Contact: Debbie de Boltz - 0300 123 3073 / email@example.com
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, North Hill, Little Baddow, Essex CM3 4TA
Website: www.wildernessfoundation.org.ukRegistered Charity No. 1118493- DECEMBER -
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