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June 2017
Free

Leigh Folk Festival 2017

June 22 - June 25
Old Leigh, Old Leigh, High Street
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2EN United Kingdom
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Leigh Folk Festival 2017

Our favourite FREE TO ENTER folk festival, in its 26th year! Leigh Folk Festival is the largest free folk festival in the country. The streets of Old Leigh come alive under the Summer sun, as they become populated with over 200 artists and performers and over 20,000 attendees – with plenty to do for the whole family and a cosy village fête atmosphere! Leigh Folk Festival is located just off of Leigh-on-Sea beach so there’s even swimming (or mud wrestling!) to enjoy…

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£12

Southend Casefile: The Mystery of the Star-Eaters

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Southend High Street, High Street
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2JH United Kingdom
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Southend Casefile: The Mystery of the Star-Eaters

Piece together the trail, question real witnesses and solve ingenious puzzles. Southend BID are proud to present this new, one-day live adventure game in partnership with Casebook Events. Casefile: The Mystery of the Star-Eaters is a live "Choose Your Own Adventure" game where you play as a consulting detective for the local constabulary. For one day only on Saturday 24th June, a dozen secret locations around Southend town centre, some usually off-limits to the public, will be revealed to players. You will…

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Free

Southend Armed Forces Day 2017

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Southend High Street, High Street
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2JH United Kingdom
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Southend Armed Forces Day 2017

Join us for a celebration of our Armed Forces - Past, Present and Future. Military vehicles will be displayed in Victoria Circus all day. 10:30am - Armed Forces Parade up the High Street 10:45am - Open Air Service in Victoria Circus

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Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold Greatest Hits Tour (June 2017)

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7RA United Kingdom
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Jimmy Carr Best of Tour 2017

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that…

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July 2017
£20

Southend Colourthon 2017

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chalkwell Park, London Road
Chalkwell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 8NB United Kingdom
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Southend Colourthon 2017

The Colourthon is one of the top fundraising events in Essex, with over £1.35 million pledged benefiting over 700 charities to date. Take part in the Southend Colourthon 2017, in its 10th year, and raise money for ANY registered charity. Dress as brightly as your imagination allows! There are charity spot prizes for those who impress the organisers with their costumes! Walkers will meet at Chalkwell Park and set off on a course around the Southend, Westcliff, Leigh and Chalkwell areas.…

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£21

David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny

July 6 - July 9
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7RA United Kingdom
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David Walliams' Gangsta Granny

It's Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing - staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake, and Ben knows one thing for sure - it's going to be sooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn't know is that Granny has a secret - and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!…

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£15

Village Green Festival 2017

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Chalkwell Park, London Road
Chalkwell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 8NB United Kingdom
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Village Green Festival 2017

Southend's biggest music festival is back in 2017! Offering so much more than music, Village Green Festival celebrates all art forms (with strictly NO cheesy face painting or bouncy castles!). Set in the picturesque grounds of the beautiful Victorian park, Chalkwell Park, Village Green festival goers are spoilt for activities and entertainment with eight different stages, gardens and green space and different marketplaces. If you want to take a break from the live music, you can enjoy some theatre, spoken…

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August 2017
£4

Southend Seafront Walking Tour (August 2017)

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7RA United Kingdom
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Southend Seafront Walking Tour - August 2017

Meeting first at Cliffs Pavilion, travel along the seafront exploring the history of Southend from the Cliffs Pavilion to the Golden Mile. With images from the seafront's past, this walk covers the architectural, anecdotal, and social history of one of Southend's greatest assets!

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Free

Southend Carnival 2017

August 19 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Southend Seaside, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, United Kingdom
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Southend Carnival 2017

The Southend Carnival attracts around 20,000 people to Southend seafront each year. With over 60 colourful floats, exciting acts, dancers, bands, big costumes and more, the Southend SummerCare Carnival Procession is one of the largest in the UK. The procession starts at 6.45pm from Southchurch Park, reaching City Beach on the seafront at 7.30pm and finishing on the seafront at Shorefield Road at approximately 9pm. The best viewing point is City Beach on the seafront. There will be an Accessible…

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September 2017

Essex Swing Festival 2017

September 8 - September 10
O’Neill’s, 119a High Street
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1LH United Kingdom
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Essex Swing Festival 2017

Essex Swing Festival is back in 2017, with live swing bands and social dancing led by top instructors. Come dance Lindy Hop & Blues, Jazz & Aerials, and Balboa & Shag! Workshops There will be 2 days of workshops from 12pm - 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday. As well as workshops for intermediate to advanced Lindy Hop, there will also be taster classes in Balboa, Blues, Shag, Authentic Jazz, Dips, Tricks and Aerials. Location: Rawlight Studios, 8 Grainger Road, Southend-on-Sea,…

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