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Art exhibition Art Exhibition
Wed, 04/01/2017 - 09:00 to Sun, 31/12/2017 - 16:00
The Twizzle Gallery

An art exhibition displaying paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewellery and textiles made by local artists.

Close at 4pm

Cup of coffee Coffee mornings & open museums
Tue, 18/04/2017 - 10:00 to Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00
Railway Crossing Cottage

Heritage & Railway museums open both with special exhibitions.

Calligraphy Calligraphy: Beautiful Writing: Saturdays
Sat, 15/07/2017 - 10:00 to Sat, 28/10/2017 - 13:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Immerse yourself in the art of beautiful writing - for pleasure, relaxation or study.

Pen and writing Calligraphy: Beautiful Writing
Wed, 16/08/2017 - 10:00 to Mon, 01/01/2018 - 16:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Immerse yourself in the art of beautiful writing - for pleasure, relaxation or study.

Jaywick tower Coastal Open
Thu, 14/09/2017 - 10:00 to Sun, 29/10/2017 - 17:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

The Eighth annual Coastal Open is a celebration of local artists, giving a chance to showcase their talents in arts and crafts.  Work usually includes ceramics, photography, textiles, painting plus much more.  Part of Essex Summer of Art.

Finish at 5pm

Cycling Winter Warmer Bike Rides
Mon, 18/09/2017 - 11:00 to Mon, 18/12/2017 - 11:00
Meet at Inclusion Ventures

Ride for Wellbeing

Beginners Knitting
Thu, 21/09/2017 - 18:00
Jennie's Gifts

If you have always wanted to know how to knit come along and learn all the basics to get you started.  Price includes all the materials and equipment you will need and a free drink in our coffee shop.

Open to all ages, under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult please

Finish at 9pm

Beginner's Watercolour Painting
Fri, 22/09/2017 - 10:30
Jennie's Gifts

Come along and learn how to mix colours and other basic techniques to begin watercolour painting.  Price includes a beginner's pack (paint, palette and brushes, which you will take home) and a free drink in our coffee shop.

Open to all ages, under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult please

Finish at 1.30pm

Hatha Yoga & Relaxation/Reiki Healing
Sat, 23/09/2017 - 10:00
Dovercourt Central Church

A Yoga class suitable for all abilities and ages.  Taught by Jeremy Jones, a very experienced teacher.  Healing/relaxation at the end with Diane Bitmead, Reiki Master.  Bring a blanket for relaxation.

Finish at 11.30am

Face obscured by a question mark Identity - A Coastal Open Workshop
Sat, 23/09/2017 - 12:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

The Coastal Open is a celebration of local artists and groups, giving a chance to showcase their talents in arts & crafts. 

Pop Up Cafe
Thu, 28/09/2017 - 10:00
Harwich and Dovercourt Library

A free event to seek advice on starting or growing a business in Harwich and surrounding areas.

Tendring District Council and BEST Growth Hub

Finish at 1pm

Macmillan Cancer Support world's biggest coffee morning World's biggest coffee morning
Fri, 29/09/2017 - 11:00 to 14:00
Chairman's Parlour

World's biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jaywick tower Postcards with Abbie Cairns
Sat, 30/09/2017 - 12:00 to 15:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Join Coastal Open artist Abbie Cairns in a drop in sign and postcard making session.

Tendring jobs and careers fair Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair 2017
Tue, 03/10/2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Princes Theatre

Tendring District Council, in partnership with the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) and with the support of Essex County Council, will be holding their 5th Jobs and Careers Fair on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

Ceramix painting Creative Net: Ceramic Painting
Wed, 04/10/2017 - 11:00 to 13:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome. Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

Popular ceramic painting returns! This session must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Jaywick tower Black Sandals Writers Poetry Reading
Sat, 07/10/2017 - 14:00 to 15:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Black Sandal Writers will be giving readings to help any insomniac.

Tendring Brass on Tour
Sun, 08/10/2017 - 15:00
Great Bromley Village Hall

An afternoon of musical entertainment

Finish at 5pm

Bicycles in the countryside St Helena Hospice - Cycle Ride 2017
Mon, 09/10/2017 - 08:30
Monks Farm

Whether you are a middle aged  man in lycra, a seasoned commuter or fair weather cyclist, a whippet-thin rider looking forward to the next long-distance sportive or a family looking for a fun cycling day out.  We have various routes for all lengths of rides - cycle 10, 25, 50 or 75 miles, through the picturesque Essex countryside.  Starting and finishing at Monks Farm in Dedham. 

Finish at 4pm

Calligraphy Calligraphy - Full Day - October
Wed, 11/10/2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mistley Quay Workshops

Immerse yourself in the art of beautiful writing - for pleasure, relaxation or study.

Harwich shanty festival Harwich International Shanty Festival
Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:00 to Sun, 15/10/2017 - 00:00
Various Venues

A weekend celebrating Harwich towns maritime heritage, with shanties and sea songs, music and entertainment, street theatre, barge trips, historical re-enactment, workshops, pirates, maritime crafts and more.

Litter on beach Making Art from Plastic Beach Litter
Sat, 14/10/2017 - 12:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Local artist/writer Wendy Constance will be demonstrating the progression from collecting plastic-based litter on local beaches to producing decorative art with disturbing messages.  Messages about how discarded mass-produced plastic, much of it single-use, harms wildlife, the environment and ultimately humans.  The demonstration is also an introduction to a proposed workshop-based event at the Tower next year including: short presentation about plastic pollution; its effect on marine life; beach-combing; creating a group piece of artwork for the local community.

Finish at 3pm

Misty night countryside scene Autumn Ghost Talk and Book Event
Sat, 14/10/2017 - 19:30
Little Clacton Village Hall

Sean Tudor talks about Kent and Essex.

Monster Ball Monsters' Ball
Sat, 21/10/2017 - 19:00 to Sun, 22/10/2017 - 17:00
Princes Theatre

Halloween fancy dress and family fun events.

Halloween at the Witches Tower
Tue, 24/10/2017 - 17:00 to Tue, 31/10/2017 - 19:00
Jaywick Martello Tower

Come along to a Halloween gathering of ghouls and ghastly monsters and join in with the Halloween games. Be careful that the witches do not turn you into a pumpkin! Children must be supervised at all times.