Essex Events for July

PUBLISHED: 11:27 09 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 20 February 2013

Essex Events for July

Essex Events for July

A round up of the local events diary

Music and Dance

4th to 10th July
Everybody Dance Now
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Fast-paced entertainment.
Admission: 15
01245 606983

10th July
National Jazz Archive Summer Jazz Event
1.30pm to 4.30pm
Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton
Digby Fairweather performs.
Admission: 10
020 8502 0181
14th and 21st July
Lunchtime Concert
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
A delightful mix of local and international talent.
Admission: Free, with donations welcome
01245 606983

16th and 17th July
You Cant Stop The Beat
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
An evening of energetic song and dance.
Admission: 14
07765 257414

23rd and 24th July
Billericay Gala Weekend
Lake Meadows, Basildon
Fantastic classical and pop music in a beautiful park.
Admission: Prices vary
01268 533333

24th July
New Redbridge Wind Orchestra Performance
2pm to 5pm
Copped Hall, Epping
Bring a picnic and enjoy wonderful music.
Admission: 10
01992 571657

30th July,
The Alan Skidmore Quartet
Harlow Cricket Club
An evening of jazz by this unique tenor player.
Admission: 7 for all
01279 421763
30th July
Eurovision Pop Party
Gates open at 6pm
Lower Castle Park, Colchester
A chance to relive Eurovision magic with the original UK winners.
Admission: Adult 19.50, children 10
08452 50700

30th July to 1st August
Brightlingsea Music Festival
Various times
A fantastic three-day event featuring the best of jazz, acoustic and rock music
Admission: Free
31st July
Hot Chocolate and the Motown Boogie Night
Gates open 6pm
Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Also features a tribute to
Tina Turner.
Admission: Adults 24, children 15 in advance
01621 890153

31st July
Tribute to Monty Sunshine
Wickham Bishops
Village Hall
Hosted by the Wickham Bishops Jazz Club.
Admission: 5
01621 653626


10th July
Murder Mystery Evening
Park Inn Hotel, Harlow
A wonderful, enthralling and engaging evening as you and your team work out who done it! Performed by the Harlow College of Performing Arts and includes a three-course meal.
Admission: 30
01279 77375

13th July
Mugabe and the White African
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Set against the Zimbabwe election, one of the last remaining white farmers attempts to save their land against Mugabe and improve the lives of many other black farmers. Film screening.
Admission: Adults 5, concessions 4.20, students and unemployed 3.30
01245 606983

15th and 16th July
The Tempest
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Back lawn at Hylands House
There is no better way to spend a summer evening than with Shakespeares farewell to the stage, providing comedy and tragedy in equal measure. Dont forget to bring a picnic.
Admission: Adults 12.50, concession 10.50, students 7.50 (advance prices)
01245 606505

23rd & 24th July,
Bugsy Malone,
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Presented by Frances School of Dance and Drama, this charming musical is set in the New York of 1929 following the story of gangsters and showgirls
Admission: Adults 12, concessions 10
01245 606983

24th July
Half a Sixpence
3.30pm and 7.30pm
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Musical set in Victorian England following Arthur Kipps, a Cockney boy who inherits a fortune before losing everything and losing everything. Presented by Frances School of Dance and Drama,
Admission: Adults 12, concessions 10
01245 606983


17th & 18th July
Old Macs Treasure trail
10am to 5pm
Old McDonalds Farm, Brentwood
Hunt down various objects with a map of clues in order to claim your very own bag of treasure.
Admission: Adults 11.50, children 10.50, senior citizens 9.50, under twos free
01227 375177

27th to 31st July
Archaeology Festival
9am to 5pm
Central Museum and Planetarium, Southend
This year there is a Tudor theme, with plenty of activities for the children, the opportunity to learn archaeological skills and the chance to take home some stamped coins.
Admission: Adults 3.95, children/OAPs 2.95, family tickets 11
01702 434449

28th July
Birds of Prey
10am to 5pm
Lee Valley Park Farms
Join Petunia the Pig for the chance to meet some extra special visitors with two 40-minute flying displays to really get to know these amazing creatures.
Admission: 7 adults, children and concessions 2, Under twos free, family tickets 23
01992 892781

3rd and 4th July
11.30am to 7.30pm
Gloucester Park
This annual festival returns for another year in a celebration of arts, music, theatre and culture within the town.
Admission: free
01268 533333

General Interest

10th July
A Day for the Girls of Essex
11am to 5pm
Hylands House
Hosted by the Essex Womens Advisory Group, there will be stalls, activities and entertainment for all the family to celebrate the achievements of women in the county.
Admission: Adults 5, 4 concessions, under 12s free
01245 263936

10th July
The Fling
4pm to 11pm
Central Park
A playful, quirky festival with local talent which will seduce and excite your senses with a variety of music, dancing, poetry
and cabaret.
Admission: Adults 12.50 (in advance)
01245 606505
10th July
Tendring Show
8am to 6pm
Lawford House Park
Near Manningtree
One of the countys premier agricultural events.
Admission: Adults 15, seniors 11, children 8, family tickets 35
01206 231821

14th July
Billericay Fun Day
11am to 4pm
Sun Corner, Billericay
A fun day out for all the family including displays by Essex Police, Fire and Rescue, the MG Car Club, dog trainers, childrens events and refreshments.
Admission: Free
07970 782252

17th and 18th July
Essex Koi Show
10am to 5pm
Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village, Billericay
A great day out with a large range of koi on display, with refreshments and childrens attractions.
Admission: Adults 5, children 2
01708 229977
17th July
St Marys Summer Fete
2pm to 5pm
Rectory Drive, Maldon
Enjoy Punch and Judy shows, tombola and a BBQ.
Admission: Free
01621 859435

25th July
World War II Show
10am to 5pm
Hedingham Castle
Learn what it was like to live during the war.
Admission: Adults 8, concession 7, children 6, family tickets 28
01787 460261

30th & 31st July
The Power Festival
Cliff Park, Harwich
The European and British powerboat championships with music by Olly Murs.
Admission: From 30
01255 556768

31st July
Spirits of Kelvedon Hatch
9pm to 4am
Kelvedon Hatch Bunker
A ghoulish night-time investigation.
Admission: 50

Gardens and wildlife

10th July
Fuchsia Show
Noon to 4pm
Community centre,
Collier Row
A wonderful array of fuchsia flowers.
Admission: 1
07858 135371

10th & 25th July
69 Rundells for NGS
2pm to 5pm
A vibrant, town garden.
Admission: Adults 2.50, children free
01279 303471

10th, 11th, 24th
and 25th July
Tudor Roost for NGS
2pm to 5.30pm
Admission: Adults 3
01206 729831

11th and 18th July
45 Waterhouse Lane
for NGS
2pm to 5pm
Admission: Adults 3
01245 269277

18th July
Court View for NGS
2pm to 6pm
Leigh on Sea
An urban oasis.
Admission: Adults 3.50, children free
01702 713221

18th July
South Shoebury Hall
for NGS
2pm to 5pm
A one-acre walled garden.
Admission: Adults 3.50
01702 299022

18th July
Gardens of Easton Lodge
Noon to 6pm
Enchanting gardens.
Admission: Adults 2.50, children free
01371 876979

19th July
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
10am to 5pm
A picturesque garden in three acres of land.
Admission: 4 adults, 3.50 concession,
2 under 16s
07776 223321

24th July
Theydon Bois 101st Annual Horticultural Show
From 2.15pm
Theydon Bois Village Hall
A society showcase.
Admission: Adults 1, children 50p
01992 611993

25th July
McPherlynns Dream, Grays
for NGS
Noon to 5pm
Admission 3, children free
01375 411353


Throughout July
Summer Exhibition
10am to 5pm,
Monday to Saturday
Lime Tree Gallery,
Long Melford
A colourful, uplifting collection of new work including beautiful still-life paintings by Mhairi McGregor and landscapes by Philip Richardson.
01787 319046

July 9 to August 6
OTHER Summer Exhibition
Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 1pm to 4pm
Braintree Library
Earls Colne Art Group shares the work of its weekly meetings including pieces using acrylics, watercolour, pastels, pen and wash and mixed media. Come along to buy, browse, or simply be inspired.
Admission: Free

11th July
Clothing from the 18th
and 19th centuries
11.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Hylands House
A slideshow and talk by the Hylands House team will tell you all you need to know about how fashion evolved during this time. There is also the opportunity to walk around the stunning venue and beautiful grounds.
Admission: Adults 3.60, concessions 2.60
01245 605555

25th July
Classic Car Run
From noon
Southend seafront
A collection of pre-1970 vehicles will start out in Southend and head to London, taking a touch of nostalgia with them.
Admission: Free
01702 215120

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