Clacton Beach Huts
The Red Arrows perform at Clacton Air Show
Town Hall, Clacton. The home of Tendring District Council
Private Herbert Columbine, Simone Williams
Frinton-on-Sea sunrise, Simone Williams
Harwich low lighthouse. Photography credits to 'Visit Essex'
Dovercourt lighthouse - Paul Nixon Photography

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Red Arrows to display on both days of 30th Clacton Airshow

June 1, 2023
One of the world’s top aerial display teams will fly at this summer’s Clacton Airshow, in the first of several flight announcements for the event.

Service will commemorate Anniversary of D-Day landings

May 31, 2023
A short service will be held at Clacton War Memorial on Tuesday (6 June) to commemorate the 78=9th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

Last chance to submit your nominations for the Tendring4Growth Business Awards

May 25, 2023
Nominations are closing soon for entries to the 2023 Tendring4Growth Business Awards.
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Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton on Sea.

Waterside Artists Summer Exhibition

Wednesday, 28 June, 2023 - 14:00 to Sunday, 23 July, 2023 - 17:00
Dove House, Station Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0DT
Following the success of their inaugural show at Brightlingsea Museum last year, we are delighted to welcome the Waterside Artists back to exhibit at the Museum this summer. Artists and makers from the former Waterside pop-up gallery are pleased to announce their exciting mixed media show. Shining a light on some of the talent, skill and craftsmanship that is integral to the local community, the exhibition will feature ceramics, sculpture, paintings, mixed media artwork, glass, jewellery and textiles. Visitors can also explore Brightlingsea Museum when they visit the exhibition. The exhibition is open according to Brightlingsea Museum opening times which are: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 2-5pm then Saturday's 11am to 5pm. Families; children should be accompanied by an adult.

Tendring Show

Bromley Road, Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 2ND
Set in beautiful parkland setting of Lawford House Park, the Tendring Show combines top class entertainment with animals. From Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Goats to Rabbits, Pigeons, Poultry, Guinea Pigs and Fancy Rats! We have over 250 trade stands and exhibits, including a large undercover Shoppers Market, beautiful Art & Lifestyle Marquee, huge Food Pavilion championing local produce, Education Area and Countryside area with its own man-made pond. (link is external)

Frinton Summer Theatre

Tuesday, 11 July, 2023 - 19:30 to Saturday, 19 August, 2023 - 22:30
85 Fourth Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9EB
From thespian rivalry to riotous comedy, Frinton Summer Theatre’s 2023 McGrigor Hall provides a festival of the arts for Essex theatre lovers this summer. Performances begin on 11th July with David Seidler’s The King’s Speech, the first of 6 plays running until 19th August. 11th to 15th July – The King’s Speech, 18th to 22nd July – Barefoot in the Park, 25th to 29th July Folk, 1st to 5th August – The Ladykillers, 8th to 12th August – Bette & Joan, 15th to 19th August – Don’t Dress for Dinner. The theatre programme is complemented by a Comedy Night on Saturday, 8th July at McGrigor Hall and two Music Nights on Sunday 16th July and Sunday 13th August at The Frinton Lawn Tennis Club. All evening performances are at 7.30pm with matinee performances at 2.30pm and ticket prices range from £20 to £25 for evening shows and from £18 to £23 for matinees, with a 10% discount if you book every show in the McGrigor Hall season. To book tickets, visit the Main Box Office at 60 Connaught Avenue or The Little Yellow Hut at The McGrigor Hall. You can also call 01255 775727 or email sends e-mail). Book tickets online at

Brightlingsea Regatta, Carnival and Fun Fair

Saturday, 22 July, 2023 - 08:00 to Sunday, 23 July, 2023 - 22:00
Join us for the Brightlingsea Regatta, Carnival and Fun Fair weekend - a vibrant summer celebration along the beautiful Essex coast. The weekend promises to be a treasure trove of excitement, filled with thrilling paddleboard races, a colourful carnival parade, and a fun-filled fairground. Indulge in delicious food from local vendors, explore unique stalls, witness the best-dressed beach hut competition, or just soak up the lively atmosphere. From adrenaline-pumping activities to relaxing seaside vistas, it's a perfect weekend getaway for all ages. Come, experience the charm of Brightlingsea and make unforgettable memories!

JMT Summer Workshops

Sunday, 23 July, 2023 - 11:00 to Saturday, 26 August, 2023 - 15:00
Jaywick Sands, Clacton, CO15 2LF
Join us at Jaywick Martello Tower for a summer of crafting! During the school holidays we will be hosting a series of drop-in family workshops to keep the kids entertained. Artist Clare Sams will be joining us for the workshop on Saturday 29 July for a collaborative coastal themed weave, creating woven strips representing the beach, sea and sky using recycled materials; and on Saturday 12 August artist Nicola Burrell will be here to show us how to make cardboard sculpture eco systems.

Clacton RNLI Talk

Tuesday, 25 July, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
Join Dennis Hoad from the Clacton RNLI who will be giving a talk on the work of the Clacton RNLI and the safety aspects of the sea and coast. Entrance £2 Refreshments provided

The Beauty of the August Sky Talk

Belsize Avenue Jaywick CO15 2LF
The Beauty of the August sky. A “planetarium” show taking the audience through the highlights of the August sky so that they can take advantage of the wonderful dark skies (and warm nights) looking East across the North Sea. As the sun sets, we will see the stellar highway of the Milky Way and the planet Saturn rising in the South-East. This talk will take you on a journey through the night, picking out highlights such as the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and key stars such

Harwich International Shanty Festival

Friday, 13 October, 2023 - 11:00 to Sunday, 15 October, 2023 - 23:45
The small historic Essex town of Harwich is home to the U.K's Premier Shanty Festival, attracting artists and audience from all over the world. Now in its 18th year, the second weekend in October sees this ancient seaport town fill with a colourful array of singers, musicians, pirates, street theatre actors, maritime craftspeople and more. Rousing sea shanties can be heard emanating from the many real ale pubs in town and the entertainment continues along the quayside, onboard historic ships and at some of the historic sites within the old town, including the fabulous Redoubt Fort. There are shanty trains, workshops, demonstrations, concerts, barge trips and historical reenactment to add to the mix, suitable for all ages and much of it free of charge. For further details subscribe to the monthly newsletter on is external) or follow on Facebook, @harwichshanty or Instagram. Dates for 2023 are 13-15th October with a full three day programme of events. 11am - 11.45pm

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