Essex events for June

PUBLISHED: 08:31 13 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:08 20 February 2013

Essex events for June

Essex events for June

The What's On Diary for June

Music and Dance

10th June
Lunchtime Concert, 1pm
United Reformed Church, Market Hill
Ian Kelleher and Sue Wlliams entertain on the guitar, with works by William Lawes, Carulli, Debussy and Koshkin.
Admission: Free, but donations welcome
01621 858178

12th June
Sing A Capella
St Peters Church,
Bradwell on Sea
A singing workshop covering a variety of uplifting songs in a beautiful church setting.
Admission: 29 including refreshments, music and high tea.
01621 776788

12th June
People of the Green
Holy Trinity Church, Pleshy
Summer concert, in aid of The Retreat featuring a variety of music and songs for a relaxed evening.
Admission: 8 for adults, including wine. 5 children.

19th June
Music For a
Summers Evening
The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
The Essex Federation of Womens Institutes presents an amazing concert featuring the world-renown performer, Aled Jones, along with The Southend Band and The Southend Festival Chorus.
Admission: 28.50
01702 291203

24th June
Black Umfolosi 5, 8pm
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch
This internationally-acclaimed dance sensation from Zimbabwe have been wowing audiences for 25 years and now arrive in Essex. Similar to Ladysmith Black Mambazo, they bring you sweet sounds of a cappella and gospel, dispersed with energetic African dance.
Admission: 15 for adults, 12.50 for children
01708 443333

24th, 25th, 26th
and 27th June
Leigh Folk Festival.
Various times
Library Gardens and
Old Leigh
This spectactular four-day event is the largest free folk festival in the UK. Taking place in various locations, more than 53 acts will entertain the crowds and children can learn Morris dancing on the Saturday.
Admission: Free
01702 715111

26th June
Pianist Ivan Llevelyn-Jones
Gates open 6pm for
a 7pm start
Copped Hall, Epping
Ivan was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and the Royal College of Music and has won many awards for music and piano excellence. He comes to Copped Hall with a wide repertoire, including keyboard music from the Baroque Era to the present day.
Admission: 12.50
01992 571657

26th June
Club Classic Concert
Gates open 5.30pm Hylands Park, Chelmsford
A fantastic evening of the very best of 80s and 90s popular music. Including The Gibson Brothers, Sonique and Billy Ocean.
Admission: 28 adult,
15 children
08712 2241113


8th to 12th June
Sweet Charity
8pm (3pm matinee)
Brentwood Theatre
A funny recollection of memories of a girl trying to find love filled with upbeat songs that are reminiscent of the 1960s.
Admission: 13 to 16
01708 700625

10 June
Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden
Critically-acclaimed touring company The Pantaloons present Shakespeares famous tale of murder and madness. Fun for all ages is on offer during this open-air performance with live music, audience interaction and puppetry.
Admission: Free
01799 528406

13th June
Romeo and Juliet
Gates open 5pm,
play 6pm-9pm
The Temple Enclosure, Wanstead Park
This Shakespearian classic involving the renown lovebirds is performed in a beautiful venue. Just relax with a picnic and enjoy
the show.
Admission: 9.95 adults, 4.95 children 3 to 16, 1.95 children under 3
0208 5080028
13th June
Robin Hood
6pm to 8pm
Marks Hall Gardens, Coggeshall
The Cambridge Touring Theatre shows its production of Robin Hood in the beautiful Marks Hall Gardens, telling this classic story through song, dance, music and comedy. Children will also get the chance to participate in a 45-minute workshop to run alongside the show. Bring a picnic and enjoy a family day out.
Admission: Adults 10, children/concessions 8, family tickets 30
01376 563796

14th to 19th June
Inside Job
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
A luxury lifestyle on the Costa Del Sol is swept away for a man after he meets a beautiful women, who throws him into a murky world of murder, diamonds and deceit.
Admission: 9.50-20.50
01206 577006

20th June
Theatre in the Garden present Wind in the Willows performed by the Chameleons web theatre company
Gates open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Layer Marney Tower,
near Colchester
Come and join Mole, Ratty, Gruff Badger and Toad in this outdoor production that will surely be a family favourite
Admission: 10 adults, 8 children, 30 family
01206 330784

20th June
Greek Theatre Players present Henry VI part 2
Gates open at 3pm for
a 4pm start
Copped Hall, Epping
The story of the young king starts with his arranged marriage to Margaret DAnjou, allowing a series of unruly events. An exciting and rare performance of this Shakespearean classic.
Admission: 10
01992 571657

27th May until 12th June
King David Man of Blood
Mercrury Theatre, Colchester
This play rejuvenates a Biblical tale with a modern twist where horror, tragedy and humour co-exist with love and beauty.
Admission: 8.50-19.50 with concessions available
01206 577006

28th and 29th June
Shakespeares Globe on Tour presents Comedy of Errors, 7pm
Hedingham Castle
Performed on an Elizabethan-inspired stage, the famous theatre go on the road to put new life into this anarchic and funny play.
Admission: 5-25 dependent on seat location


1st June
Forest Explorers
Minibeasts Family Event
Epping Forest Field Centre
A wide range of exploratory fun that will teach children everything there is to know about nature through fun and sensory games and activities.
Admission: 4 per person
020 8502 8500

1st June
Magic Master Class and Magic Show
Master Class 9.30am and 3.15pm, magic show 2pm and 4pm
Hylands Park
Learn balloon modelling and close up magic to dazzle family and friends Ideal for children aged eight to 11.
Admission: 19 for workshop, 6 for show
01245 605555

2nd June
Minibeast Clay Worshop
10am to 12.30pm
Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park
Make your own clay minibeast to take home
and paint.
Admission: 9
01245 605555

2nd to 6th June
Time Travellers Go......Horsing Around!
10am to 5pm
Audley End House
Learn about horses down the centuries through hobby horses, a gymkhana, chivalry drill and designing your own horse brass, as well as other activities.
Admission: Adult 11.90, child 6, concessions 10.10, family 29.80
01799 522399

3rd June
Jewellery workshop
10am to 3pm
Stable Visitor Centre, Hylands Park
Bring a packed lunch and enjoy making many different sparkly pieces. For children eight to 16 years.
Admission: 30
01245 605555

3rd June
Safaris Holiday Activities
10am to noon and
2pm to 4pm
Epping Forest Field Centre
A chance for children to be entertained during half-term to learn about different animals through lots of different activities.
Admission: 6 per child
0208 5028500

4th June
Making Faces
Arcimboldo Art
1pm to 4pm
Queen Elizabeth
Hunting Lodge
Learn about the XVI artist and make your own veggie face using the decoupage technique.
Admission: Free
0208 5080028

4th June
Newts, Frogs and Toads
Epping Forest Field Centre
A chance to get to know all about the amphibians through activities and investigation.
Admission: 4 per person
0208 5028500

5th June
Wildlife Fun day
10am to 5pm
Chelmsford Museum
A chance to catch up with all the animals and activities in a lively family fun day.
Admission: Free, but donations welcome.
01245 475498

12th, 13th, 19th
and 20th June
A Day Out With Thomas
Colne Valley Railway
A chance to ride on everyones favourite blue train and meet the other Thomas characters. Also includes games, face painting and souvenirs.
Admission: 12 adult, 9 child, family 45
01787 461174

13th June
Open Day Petunias
Pick of the Month
10am to 5pm
Lee Valley Park Farms
A free day with all the animals, plus a chance to see cows being milked, take a tractor ride, see ferret and pig racing and see the piglets in the tractor barn.
Admission: Free
01992 892781

20th June
Fathers Day
Colchester Zoo
Come and celebrate dads day at Colchester Zoo, where Eddie the Eagle will be challenging the zoos Polly the Parrot to a football match. You can also make a card for dad and learn about the dads of the animal kingdom.
Admission: Adults 15.99, children 9.50, seniors 11.99
01206 331292

27th June
The Squire and
Princess Parade
10am to 5pm
Hedingham Castle
The Lord and Company of Saint Joseph come to the castle. Children have the chance to meet the court jester, learn to be a squire or be a princess for the day. Come in fancy dress for the
chance to win a prize.
Admission: Adults 8, children 6,
concessions 7
01787 460261

General Interest

5th and 6th June
Weekend Special: Movement of the Spheres
1pm to 4pm
Queen Elizabeths
Hunting Lodge,
Epping Forest
Craft activities based on Copernicuss new vision of the Solar System, published in 1543, the year the hunting lodge was built.
Admission: Free
0208 5080028

5th and 6th June
Little Bentley Hall Waterways & Garden Show
10am to 6pm
Little Bentley Hall, near Colchester off A120/A133
Attractions include open gardens, an art exhibition and the chance to have antiques valued. Hot and cold food available and afternoon teas in some of the gardens.
Admission: Adults 7, children under 15 free
07802 282193

13 June
Blackwater Country Show
10am to 5pm
Rook Hall, Maldon
Celebrating its fifth year, the Blackwater Country Show has become one of the highlights of the Essex calendar. Two picturesque lakes within 30 acres of land provide the ideal setting for this country show.
Admission: Adults 8, concession 6,
children 4
01621 858150

18th June-11th July (weekends)
Thaxted Festival
Thaxted Church
This year Thaxted Festival takes on the theme of Victorians and their contemporaries with a collection of composers and concerts including Chopin, Stanford, Sullivan, Tchaikovsky and Stainer as well as Victorias favourite composer Mendelssohn opening festivities.
Admission: Prices vary
01371 831421

26th June
Special Senses Day
Colchester Zoo
All displays will be signed for the deaf with special meet and greet staff for the lesser able guests. Admission: Adults 15.99, children 9.50, seniors 9.50
01206 331292

Gardens & Wildlife

4th June and 6th June
The Limes for NGS
6pm to 9pm on 4th June
2pm to 6pm on 6th June
East Hanningfield
Admission: 3, child free
01799 550553

6th June
East Bergholt Open Gardens
East Bergholt
Various gardens around East Bergholt
Stunning gardens open to the public, with homemade teas, plant sales and a lucky draw available, among other attractions.
Admission: 5
01206 298954

6th June
Friary Walled Garden
Open Day, Maldon
10am to 4pm
Hosted by Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society, this is a chance to view the recently restored garden in the centre of the town. This year it supports Christian Aid.
Admission: Free
01621 741234

Weekends in June
The Old School House 2pm to 6pm
Great Bentley
Admission: 3, chid free
6th June
Friary Walled Garden
open day 10am-4pm
Friary Walled Garden
Hosted by Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society, a chance to view the recently restored beautiful garden in the centre of the town. This year it supports Christian Aid
Admission: Free
01621 741234

6th June
Garden Open day Through the Seasons
Copped Hall, Epping
A chance to look around the beautiful garden and to talk to the gardeners with tea, coffee and homemade refreshments available in the Raquets Court.
Admission: 3.50 per person 01992 571657

11th June
Guided Twilight Walk
Meet at the Knighton Wood Car Park, Epping Forest
Join the senior forest keeper for a walk around Knighton Wood and Lord Bushes to find out about all the wildlife and conservation.
Admission: Free
020 85080028

12th and 13th June
Identification of ecology of grasses, sedges and rushes
9.30am onwards
Epping forest field centre
Work through the many different types of growth that appear alongside riverbanks and in fields. (Adults only)
Admission: 90 for the weekend
0208 5028500

19th June
Pond Invertebrates
9.30am onwards
Epping Forest field centre
Find out more about pond invertebrates with activities, viewings and talk to the experts. (adults only)
Admission: 39
0208 5028500

19th and 20th June
Great Totham Open gardens weekend
Gardens around Great Totham, Maldon
A variety of well kept gardens, with light refreshments, cream teas and a treasure hunt for the children.
Admission: 4 adults, children free
01621 891513

20th June
Discovering Wild Flowers
9.30am onwards
Epping Forest field centre
Find out more about the many varieties and species of the forest in this special workshop. (adults only)
Admission: 35
0208 5028500

20th June
Special Sunday Openings
Noon to 6pm
Gardens of Easton Lodge
Little Easton near Great Dunmow
A 23-acre haven, notable for its natural beauty and ever-changing landscape. Picnics are welcome with homemade refreshments on sale during opening hours.
Admission: Adults 2.50, children free
01371 876979

21st June
The Longest Day guided walk
Meet at Lodge Road Car Park, Epping forest
A leisurely walk around Epping Forest at the beautiful time of midsummer.
Admission: Free
0208 5080028

27th June
Theydon Bois Open Day
Various gardens in Theydon Bois
Many beautiful gardens will be open for the public to look at. With Ploughmans lunches and cream teas being served in the village hall. With songs of praise held in grounds of the village hall at 5pm
Admission: Adults 4
01992 815982


5th to 27th June
1886 Watercolours
For A Temple Visit
Normal opening hours
The Temple, Epping Forest
A charming look at an album full of forest prints.
0208 5080028

6th June
Classic and Vintage
Car Show
10am to 5pm
Hedingham Castle
A day out for all the family.
Admission: Adults 8, children 6, concessions 7, family 28
01787 460261

7th to 26th June
Silver Event
During opening hours
The Gowan Gallery, Sawbrideworth
A superb selection of silver jewellery as part of National Silver Week 2010 at the contemporary design studio and contemporary jewellery store.
01279 600004

12th June until 4th July
Maldon Arts Festival
Various venues in Maldon
A celebration of visual arts, music, dance, theatre, vocalists and artworks in venues across Maldon.
Some attractions require admission. Prices vary
01621 856526
12th and 13th June
Pop-Up Exhibition
of Fine Art
10am to 6pm
Dedham Assembly Rooms
An exhibition bringing together the finest contemporary artistic talent in the East of England.
01206 322 025

16 June
Holiday Delights and Postcard Memories
2pm to 3.30pm
An interesting collection of pictures and postcards, celebrating how people enjoyed themselves in Epping Forest 100 years ago.
0207 3323851

20th May to 27th June
Drawing From Life
Normal opening times
Parndon Mill Gallery
A collection of works involving life and living things.
Admission: Free
01279 426042

20th June
East Essex Heavy
Horse Show
10am to 5pm
Langford Museum of Power
An exhibition of the heavy horse breeds.
Admission: Adults 5, senior citizens 4.50, children 3
01621 843183

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