Maldon District Council

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Date: 5th Jul 2015

Event type: Dance & Drama

Time: 18:30 - 21:00

Cost: Adult £14, Child £10, Family £42

Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Nr Colchester. CO5 9US 0871 220 0260

A play by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company performed in Layer Marney Tower gardens. This production has beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland puppet creatures. Bring your own rugs or low backed seating. An indoor alternative is available if it rains.

Tickets: See Tickets 0871 220 0260 www.seetickets.com www.layermarneytower.co.uk

Happening Today, 5th July 2015

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Date: 5th Jul 2015

Event type: Dance & Drama

Time: 18:30 - 21:00

Cost: Adult £14, Child £10, Family £42

Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Nr Colchester. CO5 9US 0871 220 0260

A play by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company performed in Layer Marney Tower gardens. This production has beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland puppet creatures. Bring your own rugs or low backed seating. An indoor alternative is available if it rains.

Tickets: See Tickets 0871 220 0260 www.seetickets.com www.layermarneytower.co.uk

Basin Pleasure Boat Cruises

Date: 5th Apr 2015 - 31st Oct 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Time: 11:30

Cost: Adults £6 Children & Concessions £4.50

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, adjacent to Daisy Meadow Car Park, Basin Road, Heybridge Basin.

Experience a relaxing 1 hour cruise aboard the Elver, a 25ft steel narrow boat.  Gently winding along the canal at a leisurely 4 knots gives the passenger ample time to take in the scenery and wildlife of this little known waterway.  Please feel free to bring a picnic, tables are carried on board should you require them.  We advise you to book your place in advance to avoid disappointment as these trips are extremely popular. Please bring a light jacket with you to ensure your comfort.  Snack kiosk available on site.  Every day except Monday at 11:30, 13:00, 14:30 & 16:00 Also available 2 hour sunset cruise and rowing boat hire.

Enquiries: Mark 07835 657462

Blackwater Dawn Boat Trips

Date: 5th Apr 2015 - 30th Sep 2015

Every week

Event type: Activities Afloat

Time: 14:00

Cost: Adults £5.50, Children £3.50 (children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Sandford Lock, Chelmsford, CM2 6NX

One hour river trips starting on Easter Sunday at 14:00. Pre-booking advised.

Enquiries: 07802 514400 email: ron.blackwaterboats@btinternet.com website: www.blackwater-boats.co.uk

 

Chelmer Valley Events present The Maldon Motor Show

Date: 5th Jul 2015

Event type: Festivals, Shows and Fetes

Time: 10:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free entry to car show

Promenade Park CM9 5JQ (Mill Road entrance CM9 5HX)

Vintage, classic, sports & retro cars, motorcycles and military vehicles. Vintage Fair & Craft Fair. Live entertainment by Saint FM. Jukebox Diner Show, all day rock 'n' roll party.

Enquiries: Chelmer Valley Events 01245 268157 or 07818 601917 - www.maldonmotorshow.co.uk - email:maldonmotorshow@hotmail.co.uk

Family Cycle Rides

Date: 12th Apr 2015 - 27th Sep 2015

Every fortnight

Event type: Other events

Time: 11:00 - 14:00

Cost: FREE

Blackwater Leisure Centre, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5UR

Family cycle rides (fortnightly).  Rides start from Sunday 12 April to 27 September. Meet at Blackwater Leisure Centre for a gentle ride - returning by 14:00 with a stop at a cafĂ©/pub. All rides are led by experienced ride leaders and use quiet roads, lanes and bridleways. All abilities welcome. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Enquiries: Richard Monk 01206 506412 - email:richard.monk@ctc.org.uk - http://www.madcc.org.uk/ (click on the Led Ride Tab)

Flea Market - stalls available

Date: 1st Feb 2015 - 5th Dec 2015

On this day every month

Event type: Shopping & Markets

Time: 08:30 - 15:00

Cost: Free admission

Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon. CM9 4RL.

First Saturday of the month except April & August.

Enquiries: Jacqueline 01621 850940 07594 570515

Foulness Cruise & Walk

Date: 5th Jul 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Time: 12:00 - 16:00

Cost: £23.00

Burnham-on-Crouch Marina CM0 8BL

For something completely different we board the boat at Burnham on Crouch for this special cruise to Foulness Island. Passing by Wallasea Island to view the work going on to change the Island into a Nature Reserve. Turning south into the River Roach bound for the'Quay' on Foulness Island for a 2 hour guided walk ashore. Visiting the Heritage Centre with time for tea/coffee toilets available. Full commentary throughout. Duration 4 hours. £23.00 each booking essential.

 

Enquiries: 01268 491540, email: info@wildlifetrips.org.uk, website: www.wildlifetrips.org.uk

Humphrey Spender Exhibition

Date: 20th Jun 2015 - 18th Jul 2015

Event type: Art exhibitions & classes

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: FREE

Hayletts Gallery, Oakwood House, 2 High Street, Maldon. CM9 5PJ.

Humphrey Spender is considered to be one of the fathers of the documentary photography movement in Britain. Spender lived and worked at his studio near Ulting Maldon and designed Maldon's Millennium Embroidery. Exhibition open Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Enquiries: 01621 851669 or email: sally@haylettsgallery.com

Invitation To View - Hyde Hall Gardens

Date: 25th Jun 2015 - 16th Sep 2015

Event type: History, Heritage and Museums

Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Cost: £17.00

Hyde Hall Gardens, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET

Guided tour of 360 acres of gardens,  including behind the scenes tour and cream tea. Tour dates:

Thurs 25th Jun 2015

Thurs 23rd July 2015

Thurs 13th Aug 2015

Wed 16th Sep 2015

Enquires: Prior booking essential via Mercury Theatre 01206 573948

Learn to stand up paddle!

Date: 1st May 2015 - 31st Aug 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Cost: Not known

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Stand up paddle board riding is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK.  Lessons available for beginners and more experienced boarders with BSUPA qualified & approved instructors Anni & Mike.  All ages - children must be accompanied.

Enquiries: 07597 094233 or visit: www.frangipaniSUP.com Email: info@frangipaniSUP.com

Lynne Creasey - Harp Concert and Afternoon Tea

Date: 5th Jul 2015

Event type: Music

Time: 15:00

Cost: £15 by ticket only

The Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall, Bradwell-on-Sea, CM0 7PN

Lynee Creasey, renowned local harpist will present a concert of harp music in aid of the Chapel Restoration Fund.

Enquiries: Revd Brigid Main 01621 776438 email:stpeterschapel@outlook.com

Promenade Park Splash Park

Date: 31st Mar 2015 - 6th Sep 2015

Event type: Children’s events

Time: 11:00 - 18:00

Cost: £2.00 for a 25 minute session

Promenade Park CM9 5JQ (Mill Road entrance CM9 5HX)

This fantastic children's water park is located in The Valley in the centre of Promenade Park with water jets and fountains. Open 11:00 - 18:00 weekends and school holidays, weather permitting. Also open Thursdays & Fridays in June 11:00 - 16:00, weather permitting. Please visit our website: Maldon.gov.uk/splashpark for further opening times. Wristbands available on arrival or in advance by visiting the Maldon Tourist Information Centre. This facility is also available for private parties and school hire outside of the public sessions.

Enquiries:  Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon CM9 5AD Tel: 01621 856503

Relaxing Cycle Rides

Date: 11th May 2015 - 17th Aug 2015

Event type: Other events

Time: 18:40 - 21:30

Cost: FREE

The ride starts at Saints football hut, Park Drive

Mondays every week commencing Monday 11th May - except bank holidays. Please arrive at 18:40 for a 19:00 start. Ride time 1 - 1.5 hours. All rides are led by experienced ride leaders and use quiet roads, lanes and bridleways. All abilities welcome. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

The Maeldune Heritage Centre presents The Art of Craft

Date: 26th Jun 2015 - 13th Jul 2015

Event type: Art exhibitions & classes

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Maeldune Heritage Centre, Market Hill, CM9 4PZ

An exhibition of Essex Artists with special events featuring pottery hand building and throwing demonstrations by two of the artists.  Open daily from 11:00 - 16:00 except Wednesdays and Sundays. Throwing demonstrations on Saturday 27th June and Saturday 4th July. Hand building demonstrations on Friday 3rd July and Friday 10th July.

Enquiries: 01621 851628

The Maldon Festival

Date: 27th Jun 2015 - 11th Jul 2015

Event type: Music

Cost: See below

Various locations

This two week international festival provides music lovers with a feast of orchestras, choirs, jazz,  talks and workshops. Full details of all performances in programme available from Maldon Tourist Information Centre. All performances commence at 19:30.

Date:               Event:                                                               Venue:                             Cost:

27-06-2015      All the King's Men (male cappella)                        Maldon Town Hall               £15 (£12 conc.)

28-06-2015      The Revolutionary Drawing Room (string quartet)  St Mary's Church               £12 (£10 conc.)

30-06-2015      The Art of the Choral Scholar                               Sailing Barge Dawn            £8 (£6 conc.)

01-07-2015      Scaramuccia - Vivaldi Rediscovered                      St Mary's Church                £15 (£12 conc.)

02-07-2015      The Songs that Won the War:                              Stow Maries Aerodrome      £25 (inc supper)

                       A great War Music Hall

03-07-2015      Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins:                            St Mary's Church                £15 (£12 conc.)

                       A Playful Tournament (piano)

04-07-2015      Cappella Musicale Corradiana (choir)                    St Mary's Church               £10 (£8 conc.)

05-07-2015      Christopher Weston (piano)                                 St Mary's Church               £12 (£10 conc.)

07-07-2015      William Foster (organ)                                         All Saints Church              £6 (£5 conc.)

08-07-2015      Kadialy Kouyate (Senegalese Kora)                      St Mary's Church              £15 (£12 conc.)

09-07-2015      Colin & Gulliver: Noel Coward's War                     St Mary's Church               £15 (£12 conc.)

10-07-2015      The Choir of St Mary's                                         All Saints Church               £12 (£10 conc.)

11-07-2015      City Lit Opera                                                     United Reformed Church     £8 (£15 conc.)

Tickets & Enquiries: Maldon Tourist information Centre Tel: 01621 856503

Two Island Boat Trips Aboard Viking Saga

Date: 1st Jun 2015 - 30th Sep 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Cost: Adults £12, OAP £11 & children £5

Hythe Quay, Maldon. CM9 5HN

90 minute cruise past Northey & Osea Island. Licensed bar, lounge & toilet. Commentary by skipper Noddy. Booking essential.

Enquiries: 01621 843334 or 07766480793

 

UFO Spinning Cars

Date: 27th Jun 2015 - 20th Sep 2015

Event type: Children’s events

Time: 11:30 - 17:30

Cost: unknown

Promenade Park CM9 5JQ

Hand operated spinning cars available on the following dates:

27 & 28 June

23 - 29 July

3 - 6 August

10 - 13 August

17 - 2 September

19 & 20 September

Enquiries: Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon, CM9 5AD Tel: 01621 856503

Wildlife Trips - Six Island Cruise

Date: 4th Jul 2015 - 8th Aug 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Cost: £25

Town Quay, Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8AT

Little is known about the group of islands tucked away in the most tranquil part of South East Essex, just off the River Roach.  The boat will cruise along the narrow winding creeks between the islands, once the haunt of smugglers. The cruise lasts approx. 3 hours.

Saturday 4th July    12:00 - 15:00

Saturday 1st August   11:00 - 14:00

Saturday 8th August 16:30 - 19:30

Bookings and Enquiries: 01268 491540   info@wildlifetrips.org.uk www.wildlifetrips.org.uk

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