Braintree District Council: Christmas events announced

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Braintree Light Switch on event We’re pleased to announce that the Braintree Christmas Light Switch on event will take place on Saturday 17th November in Braintree Town Centre. We’ll be joined by Radio Essex and special guests to celebrate the start of the Christmas and switch on the lights. They’ll be some festive family fun […]

Colchester Borough Council: E-newsletter August 2018

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#ColchesterForFree This summer Visit Colchester is helping visitors and locals find lots of amazing things to see and do in Colchester for FREE! The summer holidays can be an expensive time of year for families but not everything has to break the bank or costs lots of money. Simply head to www.visitcolchester.com/colchesterforfree to discover a […]

August news from the Essex Record Office

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Welcome to the August edition of the ERO e-bulletin. Document of the Month, August 2018: Drought in Essex, 1905 As we experience some of the warmest temperatures on record for the UK, Archivist Katharine Schofield has been finding out how extremes of hot weather could affect our ancestors. The years between 1890 and 1910 were […]

Street Eats ‘N’ Beats 2018

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Local Street Food Festival ‘Street Eats n Beats’ is coming back to Chelmsford for the 4th year and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. With more food trucks, a wider range of pop-up bars and live music including a saxophonist, vilionist, bongo’s complete with dancers. And yes, the space hoppers are […]

Grays Drop-in: Carers Café at The Beehive Centre

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Essex Carers – The Way to Work Drop-in to our Carers Café at The Beehive Centre, Grays. The Beehive Resource Centre | West Street | Grays | RM17 6XP All welcome! Ask us about The Way to Work – our project providing respite, funding for courses, and access to new opportunities just for Carers. We’ll […]

Get festival ready with ‘Festival Spirit’

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Summer is just around the corner and many flock to festivals each year. Festival Spirit exists to help people with life-limiting illness or disability to enjoy their festival experience. Festival Spirit started in 2010 with their first festival being ‘Womad.’ The charity hopes to use festivals as a way of changing people’s lives positively. Music […]

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up – Triumph over Adversity

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I have long admired the work of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist who has become a cultural icon. She became an extension of her art herself, in the way she emphasised her physical features and also in her dress, favouring Mexican national costume to assert her political beliefs. Growing up in post-revolutionary Mexico in the […]

Diversity at London Fashion Week 2017

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Disabled models walk on the catwalk for the Teatum Jones show. The Autumn/Winter show was named ‘The Body | Part One’. The show is the brainchild of designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones. Models of the likes of 28-year-old Jack Eyers were in the catwalk. Eyers is a British para-athlete who became the first ever […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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What you say, how you say it, and how well you listen can have a profound impact on someone who is emotionally distressed or having a difficult time. Everyone can learn and benefit from YMHFA skills. Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is an interactive and practical training course to help you spot the […]

Chelmsford during the Second World War

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Andy Begent, author of ‘Chelmsford At War’, will be giving a talk on Chelmsford during the Second World War. The event will be taking place from 7:30pm at Threadneedle House, 2nd Floor (opposite Chelmsford Library) on Tuesday 21st February. This event is hosted by the Chelmsford Civic Society and will cost £3 for members and […]