On January 21 2017, the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches will take place across the world. Everyone is invited to march together "for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities …
Tue21Feb201710:30 amEssex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT
The Essex Record Office’s Neighbourhood Cinema has a genuine Hollywood classic for its February film -'All About Eve'. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s wonderfully literate 1950 drama of theatrical life features Bette Davis in perhaps her greatest performance and one of Marilyn Monroe’s earliest film roles.
Sat04Mar2017Sun05Mar2017First Site, Colchester
A rare opportunity to hear three very different award-winning writers explain why ‘Place’ matters in their work.
Essex-based Polish poet Wioletta Greg talks her about her wonderful memoir Swallowing Mercury, our writer-in-residence Sarah Perry discusses The Essex Serpent, and poet Philip Terry share …
Sat04Mar201713.00-15.30Browns Covent Garden, London
Come celebrate International Women's Day with us! The Phenomenal Woman Tea Party was a hit last year- we are back with a bigger and better event! This is about women celebrating each other and celebrating ourselves. Alongside the yummy sandwiches and cakes, we will hear from women who have built the …
Syd Moore’s new series of novels explore witches, Essex Girls and magic. The first, Strange Magic, reveals the story of Essex woman, Ursula Kemp, accused of being a witch and imprisoned in Colchester castle.
Tue07Mar20177:00 pmCanvey Library, 2 High Street Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
Derek Adams, Rosie Sandler and Adrian Green, each closely involved with the Essex Poetry Festival, will be reading and discussing their poetry.
Wed08Mar2017Various timesVarious locations - see details below.
Hiking the Essex Way for Essex Women
#Inspiring #EssexGirl Juliet Townsend begins her 4 day Hike along the Essex Way starting on International Women's Day on 8th March and is inviting you to join her for all or any of it. The more the merrier! https://anessexgirlwalks.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/hiking …
Fri10Mar2017Sun12Mar2017Southbank Centre London
WOW - Women of the World festival at Southbank Centre champions gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere and examining the obstacles that keep them from fulfilling their potential.
Hear influential and challenging speakers, take part in mentoring sessions and works …
Sat11Mar2017Sun12Mar2017Hull - UK City of Culture 2017
A weekend of talks, music, debate, comedy and performance, celebrating International Women’s Day and asking why true gender equality is taking so long to achieve and what we need to do to bring about real and lasting change.
Sun12Mar201715.00-16.30Park Inn Palace Hotel Church Road Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
Tuck into a delicious Sunday Afternoon Tea overlooking the World’s longest pleasure pier, as Essex-based Helen Barrell, writer of historical true crime, shares the stories of three Essex women caught up in the Poison Panic, the notorious arsenic poisoning scandal that took the county by storm in the …
This event is being supported by EWAG.
Prepare for a fun day of activities and demonstrations including robotics, 3D printing, a practical forensic science lab, a bike-powered smoothie bar, and liquid nitrogen experiments. www.britishscienceweek.org/even…/colchester-science-festival
Mon27Mar20177:30 pmCivic Theatre, Chelmsford.
An eclectic mix of dance performance from young people and adult community groups performed at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford. The programme will include the County Youth Dance Companies and REgeneration programme.
Whatever your interest in dance, this is a fantastic opportunity to see different st …
Sat01Apr2017Sun02Apr2017Tourist attractions throughout Essex
Register on the website and bid for free tickets.
Sat01Apr20179.00-16.00Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin Cambridge Campus
The overall theme for the event is ‘Creative Minds’, a broad theme encompassing topics ranging from psychology and creativity to innovation and enterprise. This event is open to ARU students, alumni and staff as well as members of the community and tickets will be available online.
To find out more …
Tue25Apr20172-5pm & 6-9pm Abbeyfields, Cunningham House, Pike Way, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16 6BL
Are you a family carer or supporting someone living with dementia? Do you want to know more? This free event is designed for family carers, informal carers or others supporting people living with dementia.
For more information on what the sessions will cover go to:
Fri16Jun2017All dayPark Inn Radisson, Southend-on-Sea
The only Essex event especially designed for women at all stages of business:
- 70 Stands of Essex, woman led businesses
- A Start Up Zone with everything you need to birth YOUR business
- 15 Free Workshops with Expert Speakers
- Networking Events from 8am until 6.30pm.
- Great food and a fabulous location a …
Sat15Jul2017Sun16Jul2017Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree CM77 8PD
James Martin is back for a third consecutive year on Sat 15 July, with Nadiya Hussain and Gizzi Erskine on Sun 16 July.
The Festival brings together producers and exhibitors from across the East Anglian region in an explosion of cooking, eating, drinking and enjoying. An action-packed line includes …
Thu21Sep2017Thu19Oct2017Various timesVarious Essex libraries
Do you enjoy listening to poetry? Drop in to one of the many Essex Poetry Festival events happening in Essex Libraries this autumn. They're a great opportunity to meet Essex poets including Adrian Green, Rosie Sandler, Derek Adams and Maggie Freeman. You’ll experience live poetry readings and get a …
Sat23Sep2017Sun24Sep2017Various timesCressing Temple Barns CM77 8PD
Showcasing and selling the very best in fine art, photography, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and many other contemporary crafts.
Sat14Oct2017Tue31Oct2017Various timesVarious locations - see details below.
Coming soon to a town near you – a pop up theatre, a multi-faith gathering and a living library are among more than 150 events and activities lined up to take place across the county this October for the Art of the Possible Festival. Showcasing the people, passion and places that make up Essex, the …