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Essex Life events for September

PUBLISHED: 15:07 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:46 20 February 2013

Find out what's on in Essex during September

MUSIC AND THEATRE



September 2


Doors open from 5.30pm


Olly Murs and Co outdoor summer concert


Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ


Call yourself a music fan? Well dont miss out on this spectacular event with Olly Murs, Pixie Lott, Diane Vickers and newcomer Katie Pepper, are some of the artists to be announced for the big outdoor summer concert.


Admission: Adults 10 and children 5 (goes towards cost of T-shirt and overall administration of event)


0871 224 1112 / 1113



September 7 to 15


Times Vary


Little Totham Pro-Am Festival


Little Totham, Essex CM9 8LU


From Jazz to the celebration of the birth of Charles Dickens in words and music, Little Totham Pro-Am Festivals are hosting a variety of events suitable for all needs. So enjoy some of the best loved and humorous dialogue that will be brought to life by a trip of actresses or fancy something different? Try the Big Band.


Admission: Pams People 5.50, concessions: 4.50, all other concerts 7.50. Concession 6.50.


01621 891660



September 9


3pm


Duggie Chapman Associates We'll Meet Again


West Cliff Theatre, Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1LE.


This fabulous show recreates the music and memories that kept Britain smiling through her darkest days. An all star cast including Marilyn Hill Smith, Singing star from the West End Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC & BBC Friday Night is Music Night, heads for the West Cliff Theatre for this Diamond Jubilee special.


Admission: 12.50, Concession 10.50


01268 465 465



September 11


7.30pm


Bobby Davro


The Towngate Theatre, Saint Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex SS14 1DL.


Don't miss this rare opportunity to see one of Britain's comedy greats live on stage! "¯The legendary star delivers a riotous evening of outrageous stand-up comedy and hilarious impressions in his brand new UK 'Face Hopper' Tour.


Admission: 14.50- 16


01268 465 465



September 17


7.30pm


YolanDa Brown


Queens Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT


MOBO Award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown is the UKs hottest rising jazz star. From The Temptations to Jools Holland shes worked with the biggest stars in music, and her debut album shot to the top of the charts. Dont miss one of the most exciting performers around with a full live band.


Admission: 17.50


01708 443333



September 20


7.30pm doors open


Whole Lotta Led


High Barn, The Bardfield Centre, Great Bardfield, CM7 4SL


Whole Lotta Led pay tribute to Led Zeppelin! The first set will be a mixture of Zep classics and more. The second set will be the whole of Led Zeppelin IV album, played in the same order as the original album, and to finish; a mighty encore of more Zep classics.


Admission: 13


01371 811291



From September 20


7.30pm


Guys and Dolls


Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex CO1 1PT


Colchester Operatics Society (CO2) presents the musical of late night gamblers of Broadway and the mission set up to save their souls. Featuring classics such as Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down Youre Rocking the Boat and the eponymous Guys and Dolls.


Admission: Tickets from 11


01206 573 948



September 21


7.30pm doors open


Michel Bubl Tribute Night


Weston Homes Community Stadium/United Way, Colchester CO4 5UP


Michel Bubl fan, but yet been able to see the man himself? Well dont miss this tribute set, with the best classic songs, fantastic vocals and to be enjoyed by all ages.


Admission: 25 Ticket & Meal Package, 12 Ticket Only


01206 755 101



September 22-24


Times Vary


Annual Drama Festival


Brentwood Theatre Club Brentwood Essex CM15 8AG


Come join in on the fun, with 11 local theatre companies compete against each other and be adjudicated and chosen as the top team. There is a nice mix of drama, comedy and original work to interest any theatre goer


Admission: 8 Adult,6 Concession, 20 family


01277 200305



September 29


7.30pm doors open


Help The Heroes Concert


Cliffs Pavillon, Station Road,"¨"¨ Southend-on-Sea "¨"¨Essex"¨"¨ SS0 7RA


The Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Portsmouth) is worldly renowned and we are extremely fortunate to have them in Southend playing a wide range of popular music, big band hits, etc. The Corps of Drums will also display their expert precision and skills. The Bands musicians are among the finest in the world, delighting audiences wherever they perform and the Queen has justifiably chosen them as The Royal Band.


Admission: Price Vary


01702 351135



FOR THE FAMILY



Until September 2


10am to 6pm


Family Fun Knights Trial


English Heritage, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF


Love an adventure and always up for a challenge? one of our knights has disappeared in a fierce storm at Tintagel! He's lost somewhere within the castle ruins. If you are brave enough to track him down, a special reward awaits you!


Admission: Adult 5.70, Child 3.40, Concession 5.10, Family 14.80


01799 522842



September 2


10am to 3pm


Boat Jumble and Small Boat Sale


Muggeridge Farm, Maltings Road, Battlesbridge, Essex SS11 7RF


Fond of the sea, well look no further than this unique boat sale. Thousands of boating bargains, new & used boat parts, nautical antiques, small boats & chandlery and many more finds.


Admission 4.00 Under 15s & parking free.


02392 381405



September 8 and 9


10am to 5pm


Essex Country Show


Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD


A great family day out, with a show, that will emphasis on agricultural history and rural crafts, is now in its 26th year. Whether its the size and power of the steam engines which you can steer yourself helicopter rides, specialist food hall, childrens amusements, arena events or the huge variety of over 200 craft and trade stands.


www.barleylands.co.uk/essex-country-show



September 9


Times Vary


Farleigh Hospice Cycle For Life, North Court Road, Chelmsford, CM1 7FH.


Join in on the fun for this years Cycle For Life, to help people affected by life limiting illnesses and be part of important funding of the essential care and support. A choice of two scenic bike rides across the beautiful Essex Rodings or the villages of Pleshey.


Admission: Adults 10 and children 5 (goes towards cost of T-shirt and overall administration of event)


01245 457408



September 15


Noon to 9pm


Great Dunmow Carnival


11 Woodlands Park DrGreat Dunmow, Essex CM6 1WH


From funfair, stalls, circus, refreshments, birds of prey, entertainer and bar. Parade starts at 1pm at the Angel & Harp, followed at 1.30pm by show on Recreation Ground with arena and stage acts for all the family. Free evening concert (Soul, 80s, Motown), with fireworks too.


Admission: Free


www.dunmow-carnival.co.uk



September 16


11am & 2pm


Chris & Pui Roadshow 2012


West Cliff Theatre, Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1LE.


CBeebies favourite double act Chris and Pui are bringing their road show to town. See Incy Wincy, Humpty Dumpty, the Grand Old Duke of York and oh my woolly word! Little Bo Peep all live on stage. Laugh, sing and join in with the Show Me Show Me duo as they perform sketches, rhymes and songs for pre-schoolers and their families.


Admission: 12 Adults, Children 10


01255 474000



September 22


Noon to 4pm


Rayleigh Arts Festival


The Mill Arts & Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7ED


Annual arts festival for all audiences including arts market place, youth arts showcase, free workshops, High Street entertainment, Rayleigh Windmill Museum and children's theatre.


Admission: Free


01702 318171



September 22


9am-4pm


Michaelmas Fayre, Saffron Walden


Run by Saffron Walden Lions and Lioness Clubs, they will host a fun day for all the family with assorted entertainments, activities and rides. This year includes a motor show and a dog show. Motor show runs from 10am 4pm (classic and vintage vehicles only). Also a large craft fair, that includes many varied stalls in the town hall.


Admission: No charge only for evening entertainment


01799 526846



September 29-30


11am -4pm


Apple Weekend


English Heritage, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF


This apple weekend come and visit Audley End's thriving organic Kitchen Garden and enjoy a variety of apple themed activities, stalls and refreshments throughout the day.


Admission: Adult 13, concession 11.70 and child 7.80


01799 522842



September 29


1pm-3.30pm


Milkshake Live!


Playhouse Square,Town Centre, Harlow CM20 1LS


Channel 5s hugely popular childrens TV programme makes the move from screen to stage in Milkshake! Live. Starring Milkshake! presenter Amy and some of the channels favourite characters, this new show is sure to have children singing and dancing in the aisles.


Admission: 11 to 13.50


01279 431945



15 September


7.30pm


The Rat Pack is Back


West Cliff Theatre, Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1LE


The West Cliff Theatre is very pleased to announce that the longest running UK tribute show to the Rat Pack, The Rat Pack is Back, direct from Londons O2 arena and featuring Eastenders actor Des Coleman as Sammy Davies Jnr (Lenny).


Admission: 18.50, with concessions at 17.50


01746 762590



7-8 September


Times Vary


National Jazz Archive


Loughton library, Traps Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HD


The National Jazz Archive presents a series of free talks by three prominent jazz and heritage professionals. Also The Archive will be open throughout Heritage Open Days 10am 4pm Thursday 6th Saturday 8th September. In addition to talks there will be childrens activities, live music, tours of the Archive and the opportunity to handle Archive material.


Admission: Free


020 8502 4701



29-30 September


Times Vary


Winter Wonderland Wedding


Barleylands Craft Village and Farm Centre, Barleylands Road, Billericay Essex, CM11 2UD


With 60 artisans on site with many offering unique wedding services, including dress making and hire, cakes, photography, decoration, make-up and beauty and wedding favours as well as gifts to give and receive, its the perfect venue to pick up ideas and talk to the many experts on hand to give you advice to make your special day, perfect! There are demonstrations and fashion shows to watch.


Admission: Free


01245 471576"¯



28 September


6.30pm


Speed Dating for Writers - top tips from the book world


Rayleigh Library, 132/34 High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7BX


Essex Book Festival present, a fast and fun evening of 'speed dating' for aspiring writers to meet published authors and experienced people from across the book trade to give advice and ideas.


Admission: 5


www.essexbookfestival.org.uk.



15 September


Times Vary


Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop Tours


High House Production Park, Vellacott Close (off London Road), Purfleet RM19 1AF


Discover the fascinating world of the scenic artists and craftspeople who create the stunning sets and scenery for the world-famous Royal Opera House on the tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop.


Admission: 7 adults, 6 seniors/unwaged/students, 5 children under 16


020 7304 4000



8-9 September


Times Vary


Go Anglo-Saxon


Saffron Walden Museum, Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JL


Anglo-Saxon living history group Ealdfaeder, will be taking visitors back over a thousand years at Saffron Walden Museum on Heritage Open Weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September. Shield walls, a slave market and spear dances will be some of the activities to bring Saxon times to life in the Museum grounds.


Admission: Free


01799 510333




22 September


7.45pm


An Evening of Burlesque


Chelmsford Civic Centre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG


Direct from Londons West End, Europes biggest touring burlesque show is coming to town. Showcasing award-winning talent from across the country, its an opportunity to see some of the worlds biggest burlesque stars in the flesh.


Admission: 22 Concessions: 20


01245 606505



2 September


10.30am-4.00pm


A Wedding Tale


Assembly Rooms Dedham, High Street, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6HJ


Your dream starts here, vintage and traditional inspired wedding fair, blend of vintage and traditional wedding suppliers, unique and handmade gifts, live Music and a vintage tearoom. Complimentary goody bag, free prize draw and a free Pure Wedding magazine.


Admission: 2, children free


07812996598



28 September


10.30am-4.00pm


Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day


Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, near Maldon CM9 6LL


Three acres of spacious, peaceful gardens in an historic setting, mature trees, water features, woodland walks, that lead to the tidal River Chelmer. Free parking, light lunches and refreshments in the marquee. Also plant sales.


Admission: Adult 4, Child (5-16) 2, under 5s free, annual ticket 24


07779 223 321



23 September


06.15am-5.30pm


Thames Barge Sailing Trip - Maldon & Blackwater History Cruise


Hythe Quay, Maldon. CM9 5HN


A cruise, and talks with a local historian about Maldon as a port, including Thames Barges and the


history of the river.


Admission: 60 fully catered


http://www.top-sail.co.uk/



28 September


7.30pm-12am


Poetry Readings 'Whispers in the Reeds'


The Little Ship Club, The Hythe, Maldon CM9 5HN


Poet Malcolm Brown reads his own poetry. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, with light refreshments included.


Admission: 5


01621 856503



5- 15 September


Times Vary


Hard Places


Mercury Theatre ,Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex CO1 1PT


Originally developed as part of the Royal Court International Programme, this will be its UK premiere. The play asks how families, lives and minds can be divided by the imposition of a border. Drawing on past and present conflicts, it explores how people behave when bonds are tested, secrets uncovered, and communities turned into contested territories that suddenly define who they are and what they live for.


Admission: 11 / 6.50 concessions


01206 573948



WALKS, TALKS AND EXHIBITIONS



Until September 8


Underwater Love


Hayletts Art Gallery Oakwood House,2 High St, Maldon, Essex CM9 5PJ "¯"¯ "¯ "¯ "¯


Paintings of sea life by local artist Andrew Hasler,plus ceramics and Sculpture of Sea Creatures by a variety of artists & maker. With fantastic oil paintings small and large, illustrating life beneath the ocean with all its colours and amazing creatures.


01621 851669



Until September 23


All Times Vary


Language of Landscape


The Gallery at Parndon Mill Off Elizabeth Way Harlow CM20 2HP


Come observe some break taking paintings, which use the language of landscape to define and describe what generally start out as abstract ideas on canvas by Jane Lewis and complemented by ceramics by Marilyn Andreetti.


01279 426042



Until September 25


All times vary


China in the East


Epping Forest District Museum 39-41 Sun Street Waltham Abbey EssexEN9 1EL


An exhibition showcasing Chinese collections from local museums, that reveal the impact of Chinese culture and heritage across the East of England. Also on display are artworks created by families and young people, providing an insight into how a younger generation connects with its heritage. The exhibition will be accompanied by a range of exciting performances.


01992 716882



Until February 2013


Wed 10am-4pm


Celebration: Royal Designs by Warner & Sons for Coronations and other state occasions


Causeway House, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9HB


This exhibition has been specially assembled to shed light on the Warner companys prestigious role as supplier of fabrics for coronations and other royal events throughout the twentieth century. It also highlights Warner fabrics used for other royal occasions, including a sample of a silk damask woven by Warner & Sons in 1897 for QueenVictorias Diamond Jubilee. Group bookings welcome at other times.


Admission: 4. Concessions 2


01376 557741



September 4


From 11.30am


Spencers Garden


Spencers Garden, Great Yeldham, CO9 4JG


Romantic 18th century walled garden laid out by Lady Anne Spencer, grand-daughter of first Duke of Marlborough, who build the hosue. Supposedly the oldest greenhouse in Essex. Huge tumbling wisteria, true blue Lord Butler delphiniums, dazzling herbaceous borders, rich variety of roses, ancient trees. Tour 2-3hrs, including two-course lunch with wine and guided tour of garden. Plants for sale.


Admission: 20


01206 573948



From September 8


Times Vary


Fry Art Gallery, Castle Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BD


Come down and see, The Fry Menagerie exhibition, co-curated by Mark Hearld. It will see a selection of works, which include, animals and creatures drawn from the permanent collection.


01799 513779



September 13


From 11.30am


Bardfield Vineyard


The Great Lodge Great Bardfield, Braintree, CM7 4QD


The award-winning vineyard, established in 1990, produces fruity and aromatic wines from Bacchus and Reichensteiner grapes. The tour includes a talk on the history of the estate and the vineyard, and concludes with a wine tasting in the Grade I Tudor barn, built for Anne of Cleves. Tour lasts approximately two hours with refreshments on arrival.


Admission: 14


01371 810 776



September 14 to 23


Charity Night, 7pm-10pm


Daily, 10am-4pm


Art Exhibition and Sale of Art


High Trees Barn, High Roding, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1NU


On the evening of Friday 14th September, valuable funds will be raised for the wonderful Little Haven's Children's Hospice in Essex, so do please come along to support the hospice and to enjoy good wine, music and fine art.


Admission: 2


07889 226877



September 16


10am-4pm


Railway Sunday


Epping Ongar Railway, Station House, High Street, Ongar, CM5 9BN


Railwalk Sunday is a celebration of exploring the local countryside, and the many paths and bridleways that surround the local area. Guided walks will be on offer with knowledgeable local guides combining history and nature. An excellent opportunity to see the Autumnal colours of Epping Forest and the wildlife before the colder days set in. There will be stalls at North Weald with local interest groups.


Admission: 13 Adults, 11 Concessions, 7 Children and 34 family.


01277 365200



September 22-23


Small Engines Event and Driver for a Fiver


East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Nr Colchester CO6 2DS"¯


A new event to celebrate the humble steam shunting locomotive, which until the 1960's, worked in most of the factories and quarries around the country."¯ Bringing together a collection of rare and unusual locomotives with an even rarer chance to ride behind them in a collection of wagons and brake vans is a first for this area and a day not to be missed


Admission: 5


01206 242524



GENERAL INTEREST



September 2


10am


Classics at the Castle


Hedingham Castle, Bayley Street,Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DJ


Call yourself a car fan? Well dont miss out on a world class display of significant examples of historic Porsche competition cars and other outstanding classics. With an anniversary celebration display of the legendary 2.7 Carrera RS and Karl Ludvigsen, author of Excellence was Expected, will be present for signing of his latestbook.


020 8875 8684



September 8


3pm


Jumble Sale


Great Maplestead Village Hall Lucking street, Great Maplestead, Essex C09 2RE


A great jumble sale to find all those nooks and crannies all in aid for the village hall. There will also be a raffle and light refreshments too.


Admission: 20p


01787 460727



September 13


8pm-9.45pm


Reserved For Birds


Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road,


Brian Nobbs gives an illustrated evening talk on the birds and habitats of the RSPB's reserves.He will be presenting statistics on the various birds species and how their habitats are being managed today


Admission: 3.50


01245 471576



September 16


11am-4pm


Vintage and Craft Fair.


Essex Police Museum, HQ, Chelmsford CM2 6DN


Join us for tea and cake in the Chief Constable's garden, then browse our selection of vintage and handmade craft stalls. There's plenty to do for all ages, with vintage games, a children's trail, and access to Essex Police Museum, all with in the settings of the Edwardian police headquarters.


Admission: 1


01245 457 150



September 21 to 23


Times Vary


Autumn Food & Drink Fayre


Meadows Shopping Centre, Chelmsford


Come and immerse yourself in some wonderful sights and smells at the Meadows Autumn Food and Drink Fayre taking place at the Meadows Shopping Centre. Sample local produce alongside some continental favourites and pick up a FREE Meadows re-usable shopping bag from our stall-holders with any purchase.


Admission: Free


01245 346 266



September 26


6pm-8.30pm


Priory Hospital open evening


The Priory Hospital Chelmsford, Stump lane, Springfield Green, CM1 7SJ.


Join us for a free Mental Health open evening. We will be providing a range of workshops for you to attend on: Beating Depression, Coping Strategies for worry, anxiety and panic, Surviving Trauma and Abuse, Mindfulness and Addictions.


Admission: Free (Registration only)


01245 345 345



September 29 and 30


Times Vary


Winter Wonderland Wedding


Barleylands Craft Village and Farm Centre, Barleylands Road, Billericay Essex CM11 2UD


With 60 artisans on site with many offering unique wedding services, including dress making and hire, cakes, photography, decoration, make-up and beauty and wedding favours as well as gifts to give and receive, its the perfect venue to pick up ideas and talk to the many experts on hand to give you advice to make your special day, perfect! There are demonstrations and fashion shows to watch.


Admission: Free


01245 471576



September 29


9am to 2.30pm


Felsted Book Sales


Memorial Hall, Braintree Road CM6 3DS


With their 6th sale to date, Felsted Book sale will once again commence a variety of ov 6000 second hand books for sale for charity and community. Bring the children too and visit the excellent playground.


Admission: 50p


01371 820452



September 29


10.30am-3.30pm


Putting Flowers Together in Line and Watercolour


The Beth Chatto Gardens Elmstead Market Colchester CO7 7DB


Take part in something more creative with Beth Chatto events. This month sees a practical workshop on designing and executing a group of flowers with Jennifer Andrews Desrca. This workshop must be booked in advance


Admission: 49 and 39 Goldcard holders


01206 822 007



September 30


Times Vary


Its a Knock Out!


Tendring Enterprise Studio School, Jaywick Lane, Clacton on Sea CO16 8BE


Just like the TV game show, Its a Knockout, promises to be a fantastic day full of funny entertainment games, involving inflatable obstacle courses, costumes, water and foam. Its a great challenge for corporate team building, friends, hen parties etc. The event is free to enter, with the Hospice only asking teams to raise minimum sponsorship of 500


Admission: Free


01206791740



15 September


7.30pm


The Rat Pack is Back


West Cliff Theatre, Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1LE


The West Cliff Theatre is very pleased to announce that the longest running UK tribute show to the Rat Pack, The Rat Pack is Back, direct from Londons O2 arena and featuring Eastenders actor Des Coleman as Sammy Davies Jnr (Lenny).


Admission: 18.50, with concessions at 17.50


01746 762590



7-8 September


Times Vary


National Jazz Archive


Loughton library, Traps Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HD


The National Jazz Archive presents a series of free talks by three prominent jazz and heritage professionals. Also The Archive will be open throughout Heritage Open Days 10am 4pm Thursday 6th Saturday 8th September. In addition to talks there will be childrens activities, live music, tours of the Archive and the opportunity to handle Archive material.


Admission: Free


020 8502 4701



29-30 September


Times Vary


Winter Wonderland Wedding


Barleylands Craft Village and Farm Centre, Barleylands Road, Billericay Essex, CM11 2UD


With 60 artisans on site with many offering unique wedding services, including dress making and hire, cakes, photography, decoration, make-up and beauty and wedding favours as well as gifts to give and receive, its the perfect venue to pick up ideas and talk to the many experts on hand to give you advice to make your special day, perfect! There are demonstrations and fashion shows to watch.


Admission: Free


01245 471576"¯



28 September


6.30pm


Speed Dating for Writers - top tips from the book world


Rayleigh Library, 132/34 High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7BX


Essex Book Festival present, a fast and fun evening of 'speed dating' for aspiring writers to meet published authors and experienced people from across the book trade to give advice and ideas.


Admission: 5


www.essexbookfestival.org.uk.



15 September


Times Vary


Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop Tours


High House Production Park, Vellacott Close (off London Road), Purfleet RM19 1AF


Discover the fascinating world of the scenic artists and craftspeople who create the stunning sets and scenery for the world-famous Royal Opera House on the tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop.


Admission: 7 adults, 6 seniors/unwaged/students, 5 children under 16


020 7304 4000



8-9 September


Times Vary


Go Anglo-Saxon


Saffron Walden Museum, Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JL


Anglo-Saxon living history group Ealdfaeder, will be taking visitors back over a thousand years at Saffron Walden Museum on Heritage Open Weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September. Shield walls, a slave market and spear dances will be some of the activities to bring Saxon times to life in the Museum grounds.


Admission: Free


01799 510333



22 September


7.45pm


An Evening of Burlesque


Chelmsford Civic Centre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG


Direct from Londons West End, Europes biggest touring burlesque show is coming to town. Showcasing award-winning talent from across the country, its an opportunity to see some of the worlds biggest burlesque stars in the flesh.


Admission: 22 Concessions: 20


01245 606505



2 September


10.30am-4.00pm


A Wedding Tale


Assembly Rooms Dedham, High Street, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6HJ


Your dream starts here, vintage and traditional inspired wedding fair, blend of vintage and traditional wedding suppliers, unique and handmade gifts, live Music and a vintage tearoom. Complimentary goody bag, free prize draw and a free Pure Wedding magazine.


Admission: 2, children free


07812996598



28 September


10.30am-4.00pm


Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day


Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, near Maldon CM9 6LL


Three acres of spacious, peaceful gardens in an historic setting, mature trees, water features, woodland walks, that lead to the tidal River Chelmer. Free parking, light lunches and refreshments in the marquee. Also plant sales.


Admission: Adult 4, Child (5-16) 2, under 5s free, annual ticket 24


07779 223 321



23 September


06.15am-5.30pm


Thames Barge Sailing Trip - Maldon & Blackwater History Cruise


Hythe Quay, Maldon. CM9 5HN


A cruise, and talks with a local historian about Maldon as a port, including Thames Barges and the


history of the river.


Admission: 60 fully catered


http://www.top-sail.co.uk/



28 September


7.30pm-12am


Poetry Readings 'Whispers in the Reeds'


The Little Ship Club, The Hythe, Maldon CM9 5HN


Poet Malcolm Brown reads his own poetry. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, with light refreshments included.


Admission: 5


01621 856503



5- 15 September


Times Vary


Hard Places


Mercury Theatre ,Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex CO1 1PT


Originally developed as part of the Royal Court International Programme, this will be its UK premiere. The play asks how families, lives and minds can be divided by the imposition of a border. Drawing on past and present conflicts, it explores how people behave when bonds are tested, secrets uncovered, and communities turned into contested territories that suddenly define who they are and what they live for.


Admission: 11 / 6.50 concessions


01206 573948

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