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What’s On in Essex in April

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Coppelia at Towngate Theatre

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17 April

Basildon’s Towngate Theatre

The classic ballet Coppelia is revitalized for contemporary audiences at Basildon’s Towngate Theatre. This refreshing take combines classical, contemporary dance, and hip-hop and is performed to a remixed Delibes score.

Discover more and book tickets at Towngate Theatre.

Alasdair Becket-King Live

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2 April

Colchester Arts Centre

Alasdair Becket-King, the multi-award-winning comedian, will bring his “Nevermore” show to Colchester. Prepare for an evening of unwrapping life’s quirky conundrums.

Secure your spot at Colchester Arts Centre.

Comedy Superstar John Bishop

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2 May

Cliffs Pavilion

John Bishop triumphantly returns to stand-up comedy with his “Back At It” tour. Experience his unparalleled humour at Cliffs Pavilion.

Tickets are available at Trafalgar Tickets.

Bootleg Beatles in Essex

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19 April

Cliffs Pavilion

Join the Bootleg Beatles as they capture the essence of the Fab Four at Cliffs Pavilion. Their striking resemblance to the original Beatles provides an unforgettable experience.

Book now at Trafalgar Tickets.

Woof Fest at Parlour Cafe Rochford

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20 April

Parlour Cafe Rochford

Woof Fest is back, with a day full of canine attractions and supporting Spirit of the Dog Rescue. Dog lovers enjoy flyball, talent shows, and charity raffles.

For event details, visit Parlour Cafe.

The Joy of Puppetry at Colchester Castle

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Until 30 June

Colchester Castle

“Thunderbirds and Co: The Joy of Puppetry” takes you on a trip down memory lane at Colchester Castle. Featuring iconic puppets from classic shows, this exhibit promises a heartwarming experience.

For more, head to Colchester Castle.

The Art of the Brick: A LEGO Art Exhibit

art of brick

Throughout March

Boiler House

Nathan Sawaya’s “The Art of the Brick” LEGO exhibit showcases artistic masterpieces and imaginative sculptures.

To be amazed by LEGO artistry, visit The Art of the Brick Expo.

Sparkle Walk 2024 for Haven House Children’s Hospice

sparkle walk

17 May

Starting at St Mary with Christ Church

The Sparkle Walk returns to support Haven House Children’s Hospice. Join the 10k walk filled with glitter and camaraderie.

Register and make a difference at Haven House.

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Mark's career in journalism started in 2001 when he landed a role on a small lifestyle magazine in Angel, North London. Soon enough, the magazine was purchased by a larger organisation and Mark found himself promoted to editor at the tender age of 23. He later became group editor, working on magazines for Angel, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate. He was also involved in a launch in Hadley Wood and a major new group website, later becoming Group Hub Editor. In 2021, Mark joined Zest Media Group and oversaw the launch of many Absolutely titles across the UK. To date, Mark has launched in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Essex, Yorkshire and Cheshire. When he does have some free time, Mark is also the Chairman of an amateur football club in Surrey and is also a fully qualified FA football coach.
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