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24 Jan

The Geology of the Naze - Guided Walk

11:00am - 13:00pm Essex Wildlife Trust, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8LE

This walk will reveal the fascinating and unusual geology that has made the Naze such a special place. Mangrove swamps, Volcanoes, tropical seas teaming with sharks, arctic tundra, cold seas rich in shellfish. We will also discuss the time period when the river Thames flowed across the Naze. In addition we will take in whatever wildlife we may encounter, though sightings cannot be guaranteed. This walk covers about 2 miles at a gentle pace and will last about 2 hours. Please note that this walk involves descending steep steps and the terrain can be muddy and slippery. Suggested Donation £5.00 Booking Essential.

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26 Jan

1st Class Brass Quiz Night

£3 pp. Max of 6 per team. Bringyour own drinks and snacks. Cash prize for winning team. Raffle on the night.

31 Jan

Open Workshop

18:30pm - 20:30pm Trinity Works

Open Workshops are free of charge and an opportunity to have a look around the space. Meet the organisers and some of our members or simply network with other creatives.

Whether you are thinking of signing up and want to know more or want to see what all the fuss is about - this is an opportunity to get together socialise and network.

The event will include a guided tour for newbies, an opportunity to meet the organisers and some of our members and will include a short show-and-tell.

Booking not required but an indication if you are attending helps us manage numbers.

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01 Feb
02 Feb

TWM Live: Celebrating Women in Music

20:00pm - 01:00am Three Wise Monkeys

TWM Live presents an all-female and female-fronted line up celebrating Women in Music as part of Indepenent Venue Week 2019 #IVW19 On Friday 1st February we have a brilliant line-up featuring live music from:

Oranje
Fierce guitars and loads of attitude!
https://www.facebook.com/oranjemusic/

Kim Logan 
Songwriter, opera singer, poet, performance artist, rock and roll torchbearer from Florida.
https://www.facebook.com/kimloganmusic

Me and The Moon
Emboding those long, warm, hazy days of endless opportunity; beautifully pairing youthful innocence with apathy and worldliness.
https://www.facebook.com/MeandTheMoonOfficial/

Tasha Robertson
Folk-pop singer-songwriter, telling tales of love, loss, hope and acceptance.
https://www.facebook.com/tasharobertsonmusic/

Elie Rees
Heartfelt, groovy songs using folk-style narrative lyrics with guitar
https://www.facebook.com/Elierees/

Tickets are £5 -on sale now via Ticket Web. Doors 8pm on the top floor of Three Wise Monkeys Colchester. Over 18s only.

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02 Feb

Trees for Years Giveaway

10:00am - 13:00pm Rowan House, Sheepen Road, Colchester CO3 3WG

Colchester Borough Council is offering residents a helping hand to green-up their gardens, with its annual ‘Trees for Years’ giveaway on Saturday 2 February. 10am till 1pm, or until stock runs out!

‘Trees for Years’ sees over 2,000 free native trees, shrubs and fruit bushes, chosen for their value to bee and wildlife friendly gardening, made available for free to residents, community groups, schools and town or parish councils on the day.

On the day, each household will be able to choose up to three plants to take away and schools, community groups or parish councils can take up to fifteen. Trees include Field maple, Silver birch, Red stem dogwood, Yellow stem dogwood and for residents with less garden space there will be a variety of shrubs including Lavender, Bird cherry, Blackcurrant, Gooseberries and Raspberries. All trees are bare-root and range in height from 50cm to 1.2m.

Residents can also collect a free planting guide on the day, plus members of the council's Parks team will be on hand to advise on the best plants to suit residents’ gardens.

The event takes place at Rowan House, Sheepen Road, Colchester CO3 3WG from 10am until stock runs out. The trees are only available to borough residents, who will be asked to show proof of living in the borough with a utility bill or similar. Residents should also bring their own bags.

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02 Feb

Hythe Litter Pick

10:00am - 13:00pm Ventura Drive, Colchester CO1 2FG

It's that time of year again to clean up the local area.

We only ask for an hour's time of your help. Pickers and bags supplied.

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02 Feb

Purple Feathers Holistic Fair

10:00am - 16:00pm Langham Community Centre, School Road, Langham, CO4 5PA

A fantastic selection of stalls including 1-2-1 Tarot/Clairvoyant readers, crystal healing, head massage, reflexology, kinesiology, etc, Crystal bed sessions, retail stalls, Aura photos. FREE workshops. Delicious food, homemade cake, & drinks. Raising money for various charities.

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02 Feb

Pre-Loved Baby & Maternity Sale

Come to one of our Tiddlers2Wigglers sales and you will find hundreds of bargains from bottles to buggies. All our stall holders ensure that clothes and toys are clean and in good working order. 

This is a mother and daughter venture in the Colchester area and we really want people to feel relaxed when they come to our sales. Mum;s scrummy homemade cakes are sold along with tea and coffee and gives you a chance to chat to other mummies at the same stage of pregnancy to you or other mummies that are also tearing their hair out over their tantrumming 2yr olds. 

We welcome everyone to our sales whether you’re looking for something for yourself during your pregnancy, a grandparent looking for toys for their toddling grandchildren or excited aunties and uncles wanting bundles of clothes for their niece or nephew. Childminders and friends looking to stock up are also more than welcome! 

Entrance is £1 for adults and children are free

If you’re interested in a table it’s £15 and the profit is all yours.

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09 Feb

Creative Recycling & Contemporary Embellishment

10:30am - 16:30pm The Minories

This is a special 1-day workshop to support the "Wild" exhibition by Art Textiles Made in Britain members, that is showing at the gallery from February 9th - March 2nd. Jessica was selected by the group as the guest artist, and her 3D sculptures created from recycled materials are colourful, detailed and certainly wild!

In this workshop embroidery artist Jessica Grady will go through a selection of her contemporary embroidery and embellishment techniques, particularly looking at how to build pattern and incorporate colour into textile art, alongside turning recycled materials and other waste products into exciting embellishments. You will create a series of mini samples demonstrating the different techniques to create a textile sketchbook of fabric samples to take away with you. 

As well as traditional textile materials Jessica will show you how to incorporate and use a variety of recycled and unusual items to add texture and interest to your swatches. This is a great workshop for those who are just starting out looking at textile art, and is also a great class to help develop and refine your techniques and processes. Techniques in the class include; mixed media sequin making, building 3D structures, layering fabrics, creative recycling, contemporary ways to use traditional stitches and freeform appliqué ideas. 

All materials for this class are included, but you are welcome to bring along any bits and pieces you would like to incorporate into your samples such as found materials, broken jewellery or favourite scraps of fabric. Refreshments and snacks are also included to keep up the creative energy! 

Feel free to get in touch with any further questions by sending me an email jgradyembroidery@gmail.com

If you looking at booking more than 1 ticket please get in touch via email for a group discount!

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16 Feb

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

16 Feb
17 Feb

Dave Collison - The Human Jukebox! Songs from the 60s and 70s

21:00pm - 00:00am The Little Crown, SHort Wyre Street, Colchester CO1 1LN

Classic hits from Roy Orbison, the Eagles, Elvis, Neil Diamond and more. Requests taken!

22 Feb

Creature Encounters

12:00pm - 15:30pm Castle Park

Venue: Colchester Natural History Museum. Cost: £5 per person, ages 2 and under free
Suitable for: All age groups. What to expect: Events, Science and Nature

Meet some extraordinary animals & discover more about the animal kingdom. Which mammals, birds or reptiles will you meet?

Sessions at: 12pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm. Booking required, call 01206 282941

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23 Feb

Colchester Chilli Challenge

Colchester Chilli Challenge 2019. How Hot Can You Go? Can you beat the defending champion Ross Lilley? Entry is just £10 and includes a FREE Colchester Chilli Challenge T-Shirt by Cult Zeros. Star Prize for the Champion Visit event website
01 Mar
03 Mar

The Secret Air Fair

18:00pm - 16:00pm The Minories

The Secret Art Fair is coming to Colchester and will take over the first floor of The Minories Art Gallery for a weekend in March 2019 creating an intriguing and exciting place to discover fantastic artists and to buy a refined selection of unique artworks including original paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and fine art prints.

The Secret Art Fair is part of a wider project titled The Secret Art Society organised by We Create Projects Ltd which will bring art shows, exhibitions and fairs to towns and villages near you.

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02 Mar

Goddess Bellydance Workshop

14:30pm - 16:30pm The Tree Room

Goddess Bellydance is a women only workshop with the intention of connecting women to themselves and to each other. We will learn classic bellydance moves to get you in touch with your sensual and creative centre and awakening your inner goddess! There will be a super supportive and encouraging atmosphere. You do not need any previous experience of bellydance, just a willingness to participate.

We will finish with a guided womb meditation so you leave feeling empowered and serene. 

Logistics: Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. You will need to be able move. We will be dancing barefoot. Dressing up is optional! Please bring water with you.

Exchange: £30 - includes a coin belt to keep for home practise.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

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16 Mar

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

23 Mar

Secret Vintage World: Spring Edition

10:30am - 16:00pm

Save the date! Venue to be announced!

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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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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

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

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