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23 Mar

Secret Vintage World: Spring Edition

10:30am - 16:00pm

Save the date! Venue to be announced!

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23 Mar

Bookmaking for Adults

10:30am - 12:30pm Firstsite

Join artists Lola Swain and Sally Chinea and discover the joy of handmade books. Participants will be guided through the tools, materials and techniques to create a sewn book, with some watery elements and various secret places.

Artbookart is a group of six artists who find common ground in their exploration of book structures as an art form in its own right.

£25 / £15 concs (27 years and under)

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23 Mar

The 3rd Langham Handmade Fair

11:00am - 16:00pm Langham Community Centre, School Road, Langham, Colchester CO4 5PA

We’ve got just under 30 Makers, Creators & Artists attending. We are also holding a Easter egg 🐣 hunt for the children with a free prizes. They’ll be tea and homemade cake. It’s FREE entry and plenty of FREE parking.

To apply for a stall - please email langhamhandmadefair@gmail.com

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30 Mar

Leaping Hare 2019

Annual Pagan Federation conference for East Anglia, actively supported by the Colchester Pagan Network. We offer a combination of talks, workshops, storytelling, and trade stalls - with profits going to various local good causes.

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30 Mar

Fused Glass Egg Easter Workshop

13:30pm - 14:30pm Marks Tey Village Hall

Would you like to do something different this Easter – join us and make your very own hanging Easter Egg decoration out of fused glass.  You will be able to treasure it forever. You will be provided with a glass Easter Egg base and a range of elements to decorate it.  The egg will then be fired in a kiln. The workshop will last an hour and guidance/tutorial will be given.  You do not need any experience with glass before.

Under 16s welcome as long as they are of an age they can listen to instructions and be safe handling glass.  All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited and full payment is required at time of booking.  This payment is non-refundable once booked.

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04 Apr

Life Drawing

19:00pm - 21:00pm The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Suitable for all levels and abilities. £15pp includes nude model, some art materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits! Contact Michelle on 07812068489 or michelleranson@hotmail.co.uk.

05 Apr

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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06 Apr

Mother's Day Beautiful Bouquest Workshop

10:30am - 12:00pm

Come and create a stunning Bouquet. You will be shown how to care for your flowers, as well as given advice on colour and design and how to add the finishing touches of ribbon or raffia; not forgetting the all important top tips on how to make them last as long as possible. This is at a special Mother’s Day Price of £80 for 2 people. Gift voucher provided We have purposely scheduled the Mother’s Day workshops a week after Mother’s Day so that the flower prices at the Dutch auctions have stabilised so you get better value for money. £80 for 2 people. Booking essential: info@flourishflowers.florist

07 Apr

David Owen Norris - Bach's Legacy

18:00pm - 20:00pm St Mary's Church, Boxford, CO10 5DU

'A famous thinker/philosopher of the keyboard’ Seattle Times

Author, broadcaster (notably on Proms Extra) and virtuoso pianist David Owen Norris makes a welcome return to SVF to present a specially devised recital exploring the role of counterpoint in J. S. BACH’s music, and the creative ways composers from Mozart to Vaughan Williams responded to it. The programme includes a complete performance of Mendelssohn's Six Preludes and Fugues Op. 35.

Tickets £18 (reserved), £12 (unreserved)

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19 Apr

Eggs-cellent Craft Tea

10:00am - 11:00am Cardamon Tea Lounge

Eggs-cellent craft-tea

* Easter craft- decorate a Easter Egg ...
* Rabbit basket - shaped sandwich, fresh fruits, Easter sweets , squash (adult- tea cake or scone & tea)
* Find the Easter object from March Hare letter...
* A small gift from White Rabbit

(age guide 5+) supervised by parents
* up to 1h

Tickets £25 pp ( 1 child + 1 adult )
Extra adult £5pp, child £15pp
To book, call us on 01206 504180

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20 Apr

Supper Club by The Flavour Room

20:00pm - 23:00pm

We Dine, Discuss and even Debate together around one big table. We are a warm and welcoming environment so whether you want to come alone or with a friend you won't feel out of place. While we like to offer food from all parts of the world we love Middle Eastern cuisine so our menus are frequently influenced by these flavours.

Flavour Room Supper Clubs offer a 3-4 course menu & tea/coffee for the worthy price of £30pp. You're welcome to bring your own drinks (no corkage) though we do provide local tap water on the table! 

Our menus are kept a secret until you arrive - but if there is anything you can't eat just let us know with plenty of advanced warning and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs or tell you when we can (remember the more notice the better!)

All bookings are secured via our email and paypal booking system: infoflavourroom@gmail.com

22 Apr

Flower Crown Floristry

18:30pm - 21:00pm

Come and learn to make the ever popular Flower Crown. Flower crowns were worn in Ancient Greece to honour the gods, in the 19 Century it was tradition to crown the May Queen, Queen Victoria wore one herself on her big day in 1840 and today they are often seen at weddings, planned as a Hen activity, worn by festival goers and just worn as a beautiful bit of fun! Wherever you decide to wear yours you’ll LOVE showing off your new flower crown, even better you made it yourself and will have the skills to make many more! £55pp. Booking essential: info@flourishflowers.florist

02 May

Life Drawing

19:00pm - 21:00pm The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Suitable for all levels and abilities. £15pp includes nude model, some art materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits! Contact Michelle on 07812068489 or michelleranson@hotmail.co.uk.

03 May

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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18 May

Supper Club by The Flavour Room

20:00pm - 23:00pm

We Dine, Discuss and even Debate together around one big table. We are a warm and welcoming environment so whether you want to come alone or with a friend you won't feel out of place. While we like to offer food from all parts of the world we love Middle Eastern cuisine so our menus are frequently influenced by these flavours.

Flavour Room Supper Clubs offer a 3-4 course menu & tea/coffee for the worthy price of £30pp. You're welcome to bring your own drinks (no corkage) though we do provide local tap water on the table! 

Our menus are kept a secret until you arrive - but if there is anything you can't eat just let us know with plenty of advanced warning and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs or tell you when we can (remember the more notice the better!)

All bookings are secured via our email and paypal booking system: infoflavourroom@gmail.com

02 Jun

Afternoon Tea on the Colne Light

11:00am - 16:00pm Colne Lightship, King Edward Quay, The Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

We will be holding 2 seatings for Afternoon Tea. The first will take place between 11am-1pm and the second will take place between 2pm-4pm. The Afternoon Tea will consist of finger sandwiches (cheese, ham & egg mayo), homemade scones with butter, strawberry jam and cream. A selection of assorted cakes/biscuits.  Unlimited tea and coffee.

This is a unique experience and we are hoping that it will be something that we can repeat should it be a success. There will only be a certain amount of tickets available and all will be £15 per person.

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06 Jun

Life Drawing

19:00pm - 21:00pm The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Suitable for all levels and abilities. £15pp includes nude model, some art materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits! Contact Michelle on 07812068489 or michelleranson@hotmail.co.uk.

07 Jun

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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15 Jun

Supper Club by The Flavour Room

20:00pm - 23:00pm

We Dine, Discuss and even Debate together around one big table. We are a warm and welcoming environment so whether you want to come alone or with a friend you won't feel out of place. While we like to offer food from all parts of the world we love Middle Eastern cuisine so our menus are frequently influenced by these flavours.

Flavour Room Supper Clubs offer a 3-4 course menu & tea/coffee for the worthy price of £30pp. You're welcome to bring your own drinks (no corkage) though we do provide local tap water on the table! 

Our menus are kept a secret until you arrive - but if there is anything you can't eat just let us know with plenty of advanced warning and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs or tell you when we can (remember the more notice the better!)

All bookings are secured via our email and paypal booking system: infoflavourroom@gmail.com

04 Jul

Life Drawing

19:00pm - 21:00pm The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Suitable for all levels and abilities. £15pp includes nude model, some art materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits! Contact Michelle on 07812068489 or michelleranson@hotmail.co.uk.

05 Jul

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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02 Aug

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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06 Sep

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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07 Sep

Invasion Colchester 2019

10:00am - 15:00pm All across the town centre

After a hugely successful 2018, Invasion Colchester returns to raise more much-needed funds for Colchester Hospitals Charity and St Helena Hospice on 7th September 2019!

Come along to Colchester town centre and meet your heroes, including characters from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Superhero Movies, Videogames and more! Get dressed up, join in the fun, take some great photos and help us support some amazing local causes!

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07 Sep

Unicorn - Creative Kids Art Workshop

10:00am - 11:00am Cardamon Tea Lounge

Will delight, enchant and enthrall the unicorn-loving kid...

* Unicorn craft- decorate a mini muffin ...
* Unicorn art- decorate your dreamed Unicorn
* Unicorn platter - shaped sandwich, fresh fruits, themed sweets , squash (adult- tea cake or scone & tea)

(age guide 5+) supervised by parents
* up to 1h

Tickets £25 pp ( 1 child + 1 adult )
Extra adult £5pp, child £15pp
To book it call us on 01206 504180

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04 Oct

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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01 Nov

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

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30 Nov

Plus Size Clothing Open Evening

19:00pm - 22:00pm 26B Hythe Quay, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JB

You may well already be aware of our online clothes shop. We're Apples & Pears and we're based in Colchester: Every so often we throw open the doors of our HQ, so our lovely customers can visit to try on and shop. Everyone who is interested in plus size fashion is welcome.

Please note our unit is upstairs. If this is likely to pose a problem please let us know as we can offer alternatives.

Visit event website