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What's On

Have fun meeting new people enjoying the same interests as you. From knitting clubs to wildlife groups there's something for everyone. Find an event near you! Or why not add your own?

Christmas Coffee Morning

12th December - 9:30 AM

St James’ Church will be holding a Christmas Coffee Morning in the church hall on Tuesday 12th December from 9.30 am until 11.30am. Join us for coffee, tea and friendly chats, and visit our various stalls including cakes, jigsaws and Christmas crafts. All welcome!

St James’ Church

The New Gift Box

12th December - 1:30 PM

We are a friendly group of people who knit for Charity. We knit lots of different items including seamen's hats, clothes and blankets for children, lap blankets for the elderly, twiddle muffs, hats ,scarves, gloves, socks and more. WHY NOT COME AND JOIN US at the Brightlingsea Community Centre.

The New Gift Box

Feering Flower Club

12th December - 7:30 PM

Meet at Feering Community Centre, Feering, CO5 9SB. Tuesday 12th Dec 2023 - 7.30pm start. Demonstration by Jackie Page titled: It’s Christmas. Club Compet:Wax Lyrical. A warm welcome to members and visitors at our meeting. Members £4.50 Visitors £8.00 includes refreshments. Tombola & Raffle extra.

Feering Flower Club

Clacton Flower Club

13th December - 1:45 AM

Please note the early start to our ,sadly, last ever meeting. We are pleased to welcome Vicky Hearse with 'Christmas is Here'. Competition - 'Use a Candle'. We meet at St. Paul's Hall, Church Road, CO15 6BA. Visitors are welcome - £6. For Information -Anne Scott 426682

Clacton Flower Club

Birdwatching For Beginners

13th December - 9:00 AM

Join our volunteer, Oli, for a morning of relaxed birdwatching 🦆 £7 per person. No experience is required. Bring your binoculars and wear suitable clothing for the weather as the walk will still happen in the rain 🌧️

Essex Wildlife Trust

Village Link Club

13th December - 10:00 AM

We hold meetings on the second Wednesday of the month in Tattingstone Village Hall. Meetings commence with a talk followed by refreshments and a raffle. This month local musicians Lorri & Gray will entertain us with Live Solid Gold music including Christmas songs. All welcome to join us.

Village Link Club

Army Benevolent Fund Essex Christmas Concert 2023

13th December - 7:00 PM

The Army Benevolent Fund are delighted to host the annual Essex Christmas Concert performed by British Army Band Colchester. A firm favourite in the event calendar, the Concert is taking place at St Botolph’s Church, Colchester on Wednesday 13th December 2023. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Army Benevolent Fund East Anglia

Ballroom Latin And Sequence Dancing

14th December - 10:00 AM

Ballroom Latin and Sequence dancing at Shrub End Social Centre Shrub End Rd every Thursday morning from 10-12pm. Tea/coffee biscuits and raffle. £4.00 admission Tel :07941343881.

Shrub End Social Centre

Walton Wi Monthly Meeting

14th December - 1:30 PM

Gunfleet, Walton on Naze Emanual Church, New Pier Street, Walton. This month is our Bring and eat Christmas Party, there will be a Quiz,with a prize,a raffle, and maybe even some singing, lets celebrate the season. Join us for tea and conversation, and Christmas treats, £2. Visitors always welcome.

Walton On The Naze Gunfleet Womens Institute

Unicycle Club At Thorrington

14th December - 6:45 PM

Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Thursday Evening at the Thorrington Village Hall, Church Road, CO7 8HE. Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £4.00 per session all ages welcome.

Brightlingsea Unicycle Club

Great Bentley History Society

14th December - 7:30 PM

There will be an AGM together with a quiz at the Great Bentley Village Hall. Please bring a raffle prize if you can. All members welcome.

David Gollifer

Agm And Xmas Quizes

14th December - 7:30 PM

Annual and very short AGM followed by seasonal food and drink, plus Christmas inspired quizes. Come and join us, visitors always welcome, and get a preview of next year's programme.

Great Bentley History Society

Friendship Friday

15th December - 10:00 AM

We warmly invite you to join us for a cup of tea or coffee on Friday any time between 10:00 and 12 noon at Homelands Church, Garden Road, CO14 8SJ.

Homelands Free Church

A Christmas Carol

15th December - 7:00 PM

Wivenhoe Congregational Church are showing A Christmas Carol on Fri 15 Dec at 7pm. Production is by Anthony Roberts director of Mercury Theatre. Tickets £5 include mulled wine and a Mince Pie. Contact Ian or Sue on 01206 511 842 to book

Wivenhoe Congregational Church

Folk Dancing In Kirby Le Soken

15th December - 7:30 PM

Kirby Le Soken Folk Dance Group, third Friday of the month until May'24. Meets 7.30 -9.30pm at St Michael's Church Hall CO13 0EF. Folk dance, barn dance, country dance. For a fun folkie evening, come join the dance. £3 on the door, for info contact Julie

Kirby Le Soken Folk Dance Group

A Not So Silent Night…

15th December - 8:00 PM

When disaster strikes and Santa loses all memory of Christmas, the story must be retold…! Headgate favourites Miles of Music rekindle the meaning of this special time of year through the magic of songs, old and new. Comfort and joy guaranteed!! A Christmas concert suitable for all ages. Tickets £14

Headgate Theatre Colchester

Tendering Phoenix Club

15th December - 8:00 PM

Looking for somewhere to socialise? Great place, cheap drinks, come & join us at the Clacton Conservative Club (upstairs) 8pm - 11.30pm. All welcome, Members £1, Guests £3. Friday 15th December 8pm Disco with 2J's also, Friday 29th December Disco with JD Disco

Tendering Phoenix Club

Wivenhoe Christmas Market

16th December - 9:30 AM

Monthly community market with local food and farm produce, eco homewares, local makers, refills and tool sharpening. Lots of craft stalls with quality gift ideas for all budgets. Plus music, mulled wine and festive snacks in our cafe. Wivenhoe Congregational Church CO7 9AB. 9.30am-1pm, free entry.

Wivenhoe Market

Stratford St Mary Christmas Tree Festival

16th December - 10:00 AM

Join us to view Christmas Trees and enjoy Coffee, Cakes, Breakfast, and Lunch. We will also have Childrens crafty corner, local artists and festive goodies for sale. Then round off the weekend with Carols by Candlelight at 4pm on Sunday afternoon. £2 entry | 16-17th Dec | SSM church

Stratford St Mary Church

Waterside Artists Exhibition At Brightlingsea Museum

16th December - 11:00 AM

Art & Craft exhibition, running from 9th until 17th Dec, open Sat 11am-5pm & Sun 2-5pm. Beautiful & unique works from local artists & makers including ceramics, glass, jewellery, prints, textiles, paintings & cards. 20% of sales donated to Museum Brightlingsea Museum, Dove House,Station Rd, CO7 0DT

Waterside Artists