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15th & 16th June

Chelmer Radio will be broadcasting from this great event across both days 10am-3pm tickets are available now. David Baker will also host the family rave on the Sunday from 4-5pm.

Farm Open Day
Saturday 25th May 2019 10.30am - 12.30pm 
Lauriston Farm, Lauriston Farm Chase, Goldhanger   CM9 8AH
Come and find out what we do at our Farm Open Day. Learn about biodynamic farming, the work we do and how we plan to expand our amazing work. You'll also meet our animals and get a chance to feed the sheep. About us: We are a 210 acre biodynamic/organic community owned farm near Goldhanger. Our farm is home to rare breed cattle and sheep, along with bees and laying hens. We also grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. The farm is biodynamic and so managed in a holistic, ecological and ethical way. Where we are: We are nestled right by the stunning Blackwater Estuary, a mile down a farm track off the Maldon Road (B1026). Parking: Free in the farmyard (between the barns) Wheelchair friendly/drop off point by barn/disabled toilets Spaces are limited so booking in advance is essential by either phone or email.
Cost: Free
More details: or 01621 788348

Carters Steam Funfair
Saturday 25th May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019 Open daily 11am – 7pm & 11am – 10pm on Saturdays. 
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
All the fun of the fair. Experience the thrills of a bygone era and feast your senses: the rock’n’roll music, sumptuous colours, steam engines, twinkling lights, lilting fairground organ, the aroma of doughnuts, candy floss and coal. A fabulous family day out. Free firework display 9pm Saturday 25th May only.
Cost: Entry to the fair is free, whilst ride tokens can be purchased online or at the fair. 
More details:

Coffee & Cars Club
Sunday 26th May 2019 9am - 1pm every fourth Sunday 
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex   CM9 6QA
Coffee & Cars @MOP Fourth Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meeting. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home made cakes and refreshments Unless shown below otherwise, the Miniature steam train will NOT be running for train rides and "Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running. Some engines will be run on Compressed Air
Cost: Donations to Museum gratefully accepted
More details: 01621 843183 or

Dan Walsh Trio
Tuesday 28th May 2019 20:00-22:30 
The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St., Maldon   CM9 4QE
After two stripped back solo albums, Dan Walsh returns with a brand new album featuring the new Dan Walsh trio with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar (Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys) and mandolin maestro Nic Zuppardi (Shackleton Trio). After a successful first tour for the trio last year, the new material is now captured on record ahead of an album launch tour in May and festival appearances in the UK and Europe over the summer (as well as a solo tour for Dan in the USA). Four of the numbers were premiered on BBC Radio Scotland in mid-January with presenter Bruce MacGregor pronouncing Dan 'one of the most incredible musicians I've heard in years'. Once again, the album is produced by long-time collaborator Mark Hutchinson. The new trio features virtuoso picking, sweet harmonies and imaginative arrangements. The album features Dan's trademark wide range of influences centred principally around Scottish and Irish folk and bluegrass. It features seven instrumentals including hard driving bluegrass-style 'Late Night Drive', Cel
Cost: £12.50
More details: 01621 856503

Half Term Rock Painting for Kids
Wednesday 29th May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019 10am-4pm 
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex   CM9 6QA
Bring your youngsters along to the Museum during the Half Term Holidays in 2019 and have fun painting and finding rocks around the Museum grounds, plus other craft activities. This is a popular activity with children and adults alike. Click the picture for more info Note that the Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays Normal Museum entry prices apply: Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50, Children under 5 FREE.
Cost: Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50, Children under 5 FREE.
More details: 01621 843183 or

Tea Dance 75th Anniversary

Join us for a 1940’s themed Tea Dance to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of The D Day landings.The Jeff Short Combo & Singers provide the music and will be dressed authentic WW2 Uniforms playing for Ballroom, Latin, Jive & Sequence Dancing.

Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham

Wed 5 Jun 19