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Essex Fireworks Displays – 2013

September 18, 2013
Essex Fireworks Displays – 2013

As summer leaves us, children head back to school and the nights are drawing in many people start to feel a little down as the joy of summer is replaced…

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What’s On This Week

May 3, 2013

Please note that past and current events are not shown. Please see the calendar for today’s events. This Monday This Tuesday This Wednesday This Thursday This Friday See also What’s…

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What’s On This Weekend In Essex?

May 3, 2013

There is always so much on over the weekend in Essex. Here are the events and activities which have been listed on Essex Portal for this weekend, and below for…

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May Half Term Activities and Events

May 3, 2013

The May / Spring half-term week is from to Monday 27th May until Friday 31st May 2013. There are many things to do in Essex during the May half term…

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Maldon Mud Race – Sunday 5th May at 3pm

May 3, 2013
Maldon Mud Race – Sunday 5th May at 3pm

The Maldon Mud Race really needs no introduction. Every year the bravest (and probably maddest) people of Essex race across a 400m stretch of the River Blackwater mud flats in…

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The 3foot People Festival – Chelmsford 1st-4th July 2013

May 1, 2013
The 3foot People Festival – Chelmsford 1st-4th July 2013

The 3foot People Festival is Three Days of Wonder for Under 5s. After last years success it is being held in Chelmsford’s Central Park again in Central Park, Chelmsford. Monday, 1…

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Easter Holiday Activities For Kids

April 1, 2013

As usual there are many excellent activities for children over the Easter Holiday. Always call to check availability. This year the Easter holidays are from Saturday 30th March 2013 until Sunday…

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Celebrate St. Patricks Night in Essex – 2013

March 8, 2013
Celebrate St. Patricks Night in Essex – 2013

St. Patrick's Day is on Sunday, 17 March 2013. Many pubs and clubs around Essex are celebrating Paddy's Day on Friday and Saturday with food, drink and music.

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Essex County Dance Contest – 24th March 2013

March 6, 2013

Dancers from all over Essex will descend on the Evoke nightclub in Chelmsford on Sunday 24th March to participate in a dance competition, possibly the first of its kind in Essex. The event is being arranged by…

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Snog, Marry Avoid Are In Chelmsford On Saturday

March 1, 2013
Snog, Marry Avoid Are In Chelmsford On Saturday

If you want to appear on the BBC3 TV show Snog, Marry Avoid then get yourself along to Chelmsford this Saturday. The producers of the show are in town seeking…

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Leigh Folk Festival – June 27th to 30th, 2013

February 26, 2013
Leigh Folk Festival – June 27th to 30th, 2013

The Leigh Folk Festival is widely recognised as the largest free event of its type in the UK, across a range of venues around Leigh-on-Sea (and Southend).

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V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford

February 26, 2013
V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford

Once again the Chelmsford V Festival will be held at Hylands Park. Tickets have sold out already though. You may be able to get tickets from 3rd party agencies though.…

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Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival 2013

February 26, 2013
Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival 2013

This year’s Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival runs from Tuesday 9th July until Saturday 13th July. The festival opens at noon every day and closes at 11pm. 5 days of beer, food,…

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Colchester Comedy Festival – 18th to 30th April 2013

February 19, 2013
Colchester Comedy Festival – 18th to 30th April 2013

Colchester is to host a festival of comedy, a first for Essex. It will run from the 18th to 30th April 2013. Many well known comedians have already agreed to stand up in…

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Fairport Convention at the Colchester Arts Centre

February 19, 2013
Fairport Convention at the Colchester Arts Centre

Last night I had the pleasure of watching the classic British fold-rock band Fairport Convention play at the Colchester Arts Centre. They were supported by Fake Thackray (real name John Watterson).…

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Essex Comedy Clubs and Venues

November 23, 2012
Essex Comedy Clubs and Venues

If you enjoy a good laugh then get along to one of Essex’s comedy venues! This list is “work in progress” so more venues will be added shortly. Always contact that venue first to…

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The Cursed Returns – Essex’s No.1 Scare Event Has Returned

October 26, 2012
The Cursed Returns – Essex’s No.1 Scare Event Has Returned

Taste the fear as you come face-to-face with the Cursed! Beware residents of Essex, the number one scare event in the county returns for its 4th year.

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Christmas Lights Switch On Around Essex in 2012

October 22, 2012
Christmas Lights Switch On Around Essex in 2012

Soon High Streets across Essex will be switching on their Christmas Lights to mark the official start to the Christmas shopping season. Many of the events include celebrities and music…

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Halloween Events in Essex for Children

October 13, 2012
Halloween Events in Essex for Children

There are many fun activities for children of all ages this Halloween. This year Halloween falls on Wednesday 31st October and most events for children start during the half term…

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October Half Term – Kids Activities in Chelmsford

October 8, 2012

Chelmsford Borough Council is running a wide range of children’s activities this October Half Term Holiday, along with many other grounds around in the area. 

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The Essex Jailbreak – Can You Escape from Prison?

September 10, 2012
The Essex Jailbreak – Can You Escape from Prison?

The Essex Jailbreak is a day of competitive fun, as each team tries to get as far away from HMP Chelmsford as possible in just 15 hours, without spending any…

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Blues In The City – Chelmsford Blues Festival – Thursday 27 Sep – Sunday 30 Sep 2012

August 31, 2012
Blues In The City – Chelmsford Blues Festival – Thursday 27 Sep – Sunday 30 Sep 2012

The Blues in Town music festival is returning to Chelmsford in 2012. This year it is called Blues In The City and is being held over 4 days, from Thursday…

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Stock Drama Group Performing “Calendar Girls” To Beat Blood Cancer

August 28, 2012
Stock Drama Group Performing “Calendar Girls” To Beat Blood Cancer

Stock Drama Group from the village of Stock in Essex, have bravely decided to perform “Calendar Girls” by Tim Firth from 21st – 24th November 2012 to help charity Leukaemia…

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Essex Beer Festival Diary

August 20, 2012
Essex Beer Festival Diary

Essex has a proud history of brewing and many of its excellent pubs organise regular beer festivals. A pub beer festival is a great excuse the check out a pub…

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Romance at the Opera in Frinton on Sea, Saturday 28th July 2012

July 11, 2012
Romance at the Opera in Frinton on Sea, Saturday 28th July 2012

Hatstand Opera are back in Frinton on Sea again this summer with Romance at the Opera, where sparks fly, passion ignites and love explodes like stars. Join Hatstand on Saturday…

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