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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?

St Luke's Ladies Group

20th October - 7:30 PM

The group meets on the 3rd Thursday each month in St Luke's Church Hall, Tiptree. The fee is £3, which includes refreshments and raffle. The speaker for October is Gary Jones - "It's Not All Blood and Guts". All ladies and friends welcome. Please note the new earlier start time.

St Luke's Ladies Group

Friday Craft And Chat

21st October - 10:00 AM

Come and join friendly like minded crafters every Friday from 10till12 at the Baptist Church Hall Frinton Road.Bring your own craft project and a mug.Tea and Coffee provided.£3 per session .

Lynda

Stanway Townswoman’s Guild

21st October - 2:00 PM

The group meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at Tollgate Hall, Stanway. Enjoy a guest speaker, tea, conversation and make new friends. First visit free. Tel: Stanway TG

Stanway Tg

Vanessa Kimbell The Health Secrets Of Sourdough

21st October - 2:00 PM

An interactive event that will change the way you think about food, health and baking, with the founder of The Sourdough School. McGrigor Hall Includes tasting £12.50 event only OR £25 premium package of event + six-part online course Tickets from Caxton Books.

Frinton Literary Festival

Unicycle Club At Thorrington

21st October - 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.

Ellie

Nick Hunt: Outlandish. Walking Unlikely Landscapes

21st October - 7:30 PM

The acclaimed travel writer Nick Hunt, award-winning author of Walking the Woods and the Water and Where the Wild Winds Are, on experiencing some of Europe’s most sublime and strangest natural habitats. McGrigor Hall £12.50 Tickets from Caxton Books, Frinton

Frinton Literary Festival

Clacton Camera Club

21st October - 7:30 PM

Have you always wanted to take better photos with your mobile phone? This evening's talk by Tom Peck may well help you along the way, to get the best out of taking phone photos. Anyone interested in joining us, please contact: 07778 743263, or see our website: www.clactoncameraclub.co.uk

Clacton Camera Club

Folk Dancing In Kirby Le Soken

21st October - 7:30 PM

Folk dance, barn dance, country dance, for a friendly folkie evening, come join the dance. Go on, give it a whirl at St Michael's Church Hall, The Street, Kirby Le Soken CO13 0EF. 7.30 - 9.30 £3.00 on the door.

Kirby Dances

Colchester Nspcc Mammoth Book Fair

22nd October - 9:30 AM

The NSPCC's popular Book Fair is back after a two-year break. Taking place at Holmwood House School, CO3 9ST over two days (22nd & 23rd) and open from 9.30am until 4pm each day, the Fair will have around 35,000 books, plus jigsaws, games, CDs and DVDs. Entry is £1.50 www.nspcc-bookfair.org.uk

National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children

Holland Art Society Autumn Arts And Crafts Exhibition

22nd October - 10:00 AM

United Reform Church Hall, Carnarvan Road, Clacton. CO15 6PH Come along and support your local artists. Plenty to see. Get your Christmas gifts early, or treat yourself to a painting or two, All welcome. Teas and coffees also available. 10am till 4pm

Holland Art Society

Royal British Legion Holland On Sea Branch

22nd October - 11:15 AM

The Holland on Sea Branch of the Royal British Legion will hold its Annual General Meeting at The Tavern, Frinton Road, Holland on Sea CO15 5UH on Saturday 24th October at 11:15. All members and non members are welcome. Light refreshments will be available provided by the Tavern.

Royal British Legion Holland On Sea Branch

The Philomena Dwyer Literary Lunch With Anthony Horowitz

22nd October - 1:00 PM

The brilliant creator of The Magpie Murders, Alex Rider and Foyles War, among many other global literary and screen sensations, introduces Frinton to the Horowitz & Hawthorne series. £35 includes 2 course lunch. Frinton Golf Club. Tickets from Caxton Books.

Frinton Literary Festival

Quiz Night

22nd October - 7:00 PM

Frinton Community Association. Soken House. The Triangle, Frinton on Sea. CO13 0AU. Come along to our quiz night and test your general knowledge for fun. You could even win a prize in our raffle. Don't forget our bar with club prices. Members £1 Voluntary, Non-Members £3.50

Frinton Community Association

Colchester Jazz Club

23rd October - 9:30 AM

" The Uptown Gang " will be playing Traditional Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm, Music 7.30-10pm Dancing & Raffle. Limited Bar. Members £10. Non members £12. Contact Dave Bailey, 01206 330836.

Colchester Jazz Club

The Joy Of Creative Writing

23rd October - 11:00 AM

A masterclass and workshop for aspiring writers with Sunday Times bestseller Freya North. Walton & Frinton Yacht Club 11am - 1pm £25 includes Freya's latest book and refreshments.

Frinton Literary Festival

Afternoon Tea With Freya North

23rd October - 3:00 PM

The beloved author of over 15 captivating, compelling and heartwarming novels talks about her writing life, inspirations and career, over a traditional full afternoon tea at Frinton’s beautiful Lawn Tennis Club. £25 includes seated full afternoon tea. Tickets from Caxton Books.

Frinton Literary Festival

Charlotte Saluste Bridoux, Violin & Piano Duos

23rd October - 4:00 PM

A violin recital will be given at St Mary's Church in East Bergholt CO7 6TG. Tickets £16, available via the website www.svam.org.uk or by email/call Doreen Weatherall.

Stour Valley Arts And Music (Svam)

The New Gift Box

25th October - 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

Holland Floral Club

26th October - 2:30 PM

Our demonstrator this month is Terri Potter with a theme 'This Way and That' - arrangements made are raffled. The Members' Competition is 'Autumn Glory'. We meet in Holland Public Hall, Frinton Road. Visitors are very welcome and pay £5 on the door. Come and join us for an enjoyable afternoon.

Holland Floral Club

Are You A Man Who Enjoys Singing, And Perhaps With Others?

26th October - 7:30 PM

If so, why not try Braintree Male Voice Choir? – no audition, no need to read music nor sing on your own, but help given. We are a friendly bunch who have good fun singing classics, musicals & pop - & perhaps a pint afterwards! Contact Ron 01376 512 582 or rfosker@btinternet.com or mobile below:-

Braintree Male Voice Choir