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What to do in Essex this month

PUBLISHED: 10:47 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 13 March 2017

What to do in Essex this month

What to do in Essex this month


Have your diary at the ready to keep track of everything that’s happening in your area this March

What to do in Essex this monthWhat to do in Essex this month

15 March (1.30pm to 4.30pm)

The Tiger Who Came For Tea

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 1JG

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! This is a stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem, so expect to be surprised! David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include Fantastic Mr Fox, The Gingerbread Man, The BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig.

Admission: Prices vary

01245 606505

18 March (7.30pm to 10pm)

Essex Police Choir Concert

Hylands Academy, Chelmsford Road, Writtle CM1 3ET

The Essex Police Choir sings a wide-ranging repertoire which includes songs from the shows, spirituals, popular music and traditional secular music. Since the formation of the Essex Police Choir in 1989, it has established a reputation for fine singing, both in this country and abroad. Members comprise from serving and retired officers, support staff and friends of Essex Police. There are around 50 singing members, plus Musical Director Norman Eastbrook MBE and Deputy Musical Director Doreen Potter. This event is raising funds for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. The charity is dedicated to championing quality of life for everyone living with or affected by cancer through the provision of free access support centres, complementary therapies and clinical trials.

Admission: £8

01245 380719

19 March (10am to 4pm)

Science Sunday

Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA

Come and enjoy a fun day out with the whole family including wild and wacky demonstrations with special guest Dean the Steampunk Scientist.

Admission: Adult £6, senior £5

and children (five to 15) £2.50

01621 843183

25 March

We are handmade Spring Craft Fair

Coggeshall Village Hall,

Coggeshall CO6 1UH

This Spring Fair will be the perfect place to get some lovely handmade cards, decorations and gifts for Easter, or a unique last minute gift for Mother’s Day. If you are looking for beautiful handmade crafts, whether it be for yourself or as a gift, you’ll find a great choice at this event. There will be more than 30 makers offering a wide array of the latest fresh and innovative handmade items to suit all pockets. There are usually demonstrations too.

01376 563653

25 March (8.30am to 12.30pm)

Barleylands Farmers Market

Barleylands Farm,

Barleylands Road,

Billericay CM11 2UD

Come and enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from this farmers’ market. It is held indoors and outdoors and is a great opportunity for you to buy local handmade goods from farmers and small businesses.

Admission: Free entry and car park

01268 532253

26 March (7.30pm)

Barry Cryer and Colin Sell

The Queen’s Theatre,

Billet Lane, Hornchurch

RM11 1QT

The Ant and Dec of the sanatogen set reunite to bring you a new show, devised by them after the visitors left. Barry Cryer, still a ‘Sprightly Veteran’ (Undertakers Gazette) and Colin Sell a ‘Legendary Virtuoso’ (Pensioners Website), combine to entertain you with songs, jokes and the amazing realisation that they’re still here. Join them before they come apart!

Admission: Prices vary

01708 443333

Until 31 March

Essex Book Festival

Various locations across Essex

Highlights include appearances by AL Kennedy, Sarah Perry (of The Essex Serpent fame), Brix Smith Smart (from the punk band The Fall who will talk about how she wrote Elastic Man) and Sophie Hannah (author of the new Poirot novels). Celebrate a strong focus on Essex and on the craft of writing.

Admission: Prices vary

01206 872739


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