March Events

PUBLISHED: 11:39 16 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:10 05 April 2013

Enjoy a quick round up of events from around Essex

13 March


Acoustic Blues & Roots

The Loop, 1 Tindal Street, Chelmsford CM1 1ER

Come down and enjoy the blues with Rosco Levee and the Southern Slide. They will be supported from much acclaimed Mississippi McDonald. Blues in the City is an event not to be missed.

Admission: 5

07970 206682

30-31 March

Times vary

Easter Egg Hunt

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar CM5 9BN

Come and see if you can find all the Easter Eggs the Easter Bunny has hidden around our railway, bring your answer sheet to the shop to collect your own egg! A great day for all the family to enjoy!

01229 717 966

Until 30 June

Times vary

An Outbreak of Talent

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

Based upon a remark by Paul Nash about the Royal College of Art in 1925, this new exhibition will include work by Paul Nash, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Edward Burra, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx and others.

01799 513779

23 March


Spring Talks

The National Jazz Archive, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD

Find out about the relationship between drugs and British jazz with author, jazz journalist and ex prison worker Duncan Heining. Please book to avoid disappointment.

Admission: 5 per talk or 15 for all four talks.


16 March


The Wonderful World of Darcy Burdock

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

Meet the wild, dark and colourful brain of Laura Dockrill as it indulges in the world of Darcy Burdock. Laura will entertain the audience with readings of Darcys stories about the likelihood of octopuses trying to kiss girls and human pancakes. Followed by a book signing.

Admission: 6

01245 267748

29-31 March

Times vary

Mersea Oysters and Art

Mersea Island Museum, High Street, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8QD

Merseas world-class artists, together with many other brilliant and improving artists, will be holding what are possibly the regions largest and most impressive art show during the Easter weekend.

Admission: Prices from 10


Until 21 April

Times vary

Light & Dark

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ

Come down for this extraordinary yet imaginative joint exhibition with Wladyslaw Mirecki and Paul Rumsey. Also work is available for sale at the exhibition.

01245 605700

1 March

Doors open at 6pm and show time 9pm

The Comedy Club

Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orset RM16 3HS

Three top comedians, a venue packed to the rafters and two hours of the best stand-up comedy in the UK today. Each act is handpicked to give the best blend of comedy so youre assured a great line-up and jokes that will keep you laughing all night long.

Admission: 12 and Comedy Club Members 10

01375 891402

3 March


Vintage Fair

Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orset RM16 3HS

Haddon Events will once again be bringing their Essex Vintage Fair to Orsett Hall. Expect to find some of the best vintage dealers around, who will be selling a wide variety of 20th Century design, clothing, vintage, retro and kitsch items such as fashion, textiles and art.

Admission: 3, OAPS and students 1.50

07971 000519

23 March


Pergolesis Stabat Mater

Barnardos Church is Barnardos Village, Tanners Lane, Barkingside IG6 1QG

All in aid for a good cause come and see The Woodford Singers and the Woodford Symphony Orchestra perform Pergolesis Stabat Mater. The WSO will also perform Mozarts Clemenza Di Tito and Beethovens Symphony No. 7. The concert is to be held in memory of Keith Gurry, former leader of the WSO.

Admission 8, concessions 7 and children under 12 are 3


29 March

10:30am 11:45pm

Easter Hopalong

Thorndon Country Park, The Avenue, Brentwood CM13 3RZ

Find out how much you know about Easter and springtime as you hop along our trail through the woods. Once you answer all the clues correctly you can collect a prize for reaching the finish line.

Admission: 4 per child

0845 603 7624

21 March


Ladies Charity Night

Clacton On Sea Golf Club

CG Weddings and Events are hosting a ladies charity night, all in aid for Clic Sargent and Be child cancer aware. The night includes a live singer, hair and beauty specialists, cake decorating, free make up trials and many more activities.

Admission: 8.50, which includes live music, drinks on arrival and canaps

01255 678898

21 March


Far from the Madding Crowd

Ingatestone Hall, Stately Home, Hall Lane, Ingatestone CM4 9NR

Written by Thomas Hardy, this play is romantic, funny and devastating all at once. Far From the Madding Crowd is Hardys eulogy to Dorset during the industrial revolution, his attempt to preserve the traditions of the county with as much reality and as little sentiment as possible, and part of his personal quest to understand why human beings are sometimes so hopelessly cruel to one other.

Admission: 12 and concessions 10

08444 771 000

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