The Diary for March

PUBLISHED: 00:16 16 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:00 20 February 2013

The Diary for March

The Diary for March

The top music and theatre events and lots more happening in Essex <br/><br/>this March. Compiled by Nikki Dickens


Top 5 music

19th March
London Festival Opera present A Night at the Opera at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 8pm.
Admission: 19.50 to 23.50
01702 351135

25th March
The Searchers at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon, 7.30pm.
Admission: 18
01621 890153

25th March
Piccadilly Dance Orchestra featuring special guest Angela Rippon at the Harlow Playhouse, 7.30pm.
Admission: 18,
concessions 16
01279 431945

26th March
Alan Barnes with Digby Fairweather and Friends at Loughton Methodist Church, 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Admission: 10
020 8502 0181

31st March
Essence of Ireland at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm.
Admission: 16.50 to 22.15
01206 573948


Top 5theatre

19th March
Des OConner is live at Towngate Theatre, Basildon, 7.30pm.
Admission: 22.50
01621 890153

22nd to 26th March
The Dracula Spectacular weaves its creepy magic spell at Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 3pm.
Admission: 9 to 12
07765 772059

23rd March
Colin Fry The Peoples Medium, at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 8pm.
Admission: 20.50
01702 351135

23rd March
An Evening With Neil Morrissey. Harlow Playhouse, 7.30pm.
Admission: 16.50
01279 431945

29th & 30th March
Derren Brown: Svengali, at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 8pm.
Admission: 31, 28.50
01702 351135

General Interest

20th & 27th March
Visit the Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, as the Joem locomotive returns after 16 years.
Admission: Adults 10,
children 6
01787 461174

20th March
Ingatestone Hall Wedding Fayre, Ingatestone, offers the chance to peruse the grounds and speak to more than 30 suppliers.
Admission: 3
01277 353010

24th March
Famous football manager Tommy Docherty will be entertaining the audience with highlights, funny stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from his fantastic career with On The Ball at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, 7.45pm.
Admission: 18.50
01621 8920457

25th March
Guess whodunit over a delicious two-course dinner at the Hylands House Murder Mystery Evening, Chelmsford, 7pm to 11pm.
Admission: 36
01245 605555

25th & 26th March
The Count of Monte Cristo is the ultimate tale of vigilante justice. Presented by Myriad Productions Ltd at Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, 7.30pm.
Admission: 12, concessions 10
0844 8472454

26th March
A Live Bollywood Night at the Chelmsford County High School for Girls in aid of The Js Hospice.
Themed decor and authentic Indian cuisine, 7pm to 11pm.
Admission: 30
01245 351514

Walks, talks, gardens

19th March
Wave Goodbye to Winter at River Lee Country Park, 9.30 to 12pm.
Admission: Free
08456 770600

19th & 20th March
Bird watching, sail and walk with Top Sail Charters, 10.30am.
Admission: 27.50 including light lunch
01621 857567

20th March
Join artist-in-residence Sadia Ur-Rehman for Tea at Valentines Mansion, Ilford, 2pm to 3.30pm.
Admission: Free (please book)
020 8708 8100

22nd March
Drop in Guided Tour of Valentines Mansion, Ilford, 11am to 11.45am.
Admission: Free
020 8708 8100

26th March
The National Trust's Constable Country Ramble: Stour Valley Views, 10.30am to 1pm.
Admission: 6
01206 298260

March 25th to 27th
The Mersea Island Art Group holds its annual art exhibition in the Mersea Museum.
Admission: Open 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday
07949 132366


16th to 19th March
The Tales of Beatrix Potter, presented by The Chelmsford Ballet Company at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 3pm.
Admission: 11 to 13.75
01621 8920457

16th March
Londons Science Museum takes to the stage for a live show at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 7pm.
Admission: 13.50
01702 351135

17th March
The Way Back Home. Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford, 11.30am and 1.30pm.
Admission: 7.50
01621 8920457

24th March
Lambing Night Watch at Marsh Farm Country Park, near Chelmsford.Admission: Adults 7.50
0845 6037624

25th March
Friday Fives at Chelmsford Museum, 10.30am to 11.30pm
and 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
Admission: 2
01245 605700

26th March
The Elves and The Shoemaker at Colchester Arts Centre, 1.30pm.
Admission: 3.95
01621 890153

26th & 27th March
Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay, stage Barleylands Craft Adventure.
Admission: 8.50, children 7.50
01268 290229

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