Major events, annual and one-off events are listed in the calendar below. Details of regular meeting times for clubs and groups are shown in the relevant section of this website or can be obtained from the contacts for each of the clubs.
March quarterly issue published
Songs Of Resistance
North Essex Transformed are organising an evening of speakers, performances and a singaround on Friday 3rd March at The New Inn, Colchester from 7 to 10pm. New singers are welcome. There is a small entry fee. Tickets can be purchased from:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for Songs Of Resistance.
On Friday 17th March the Cherry Tree session in Brightlingsea will hold a second fund raising event in aid of Mind
Suffolk with be holding their Playford Dance Ball on 18th March.
Art Exhibition from Saturday 1st to Sunday 16th April at the Southey Green gallery in Sible Hedingham – works by Karen Cater. Open 10am-4pm each day.
A 24-hour Shanty Marathon to raise funds for the Harwich Festival will take place at The Alma Inn on Saturday 28th through to Sunday 29th April. No need to book, just turn up.
Old Leigh Shanty Weekend
Friday-Sunday 19/21 May 2023
Sessions in The Boatyard, The Mayflower and Billet Wharf
Finale in Billet Wharf Sunday17:00pm
Essex Folk Association Grand Ball
(Our annual Playford Ball)
Saturday 20th May 6-10pm
MC: Thomas Bending
Music by Keeping Thyme
Sandon Village Hall, Woodhill Road
Sandon CM2 7SQ
Tickets £12 (EFA Members £11)
Period costume welcome, but not essential
Please bring a plate of food to share.
Contact: Mary Bryan 01708 752057
*** Please note that the time and date details published in Issue 196 of Essex Folk News are no longer correct. ***
June quarterly issue published
Rowhedge Shanty Festival
Saturday 17th June
Sessions all day around the village
LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL
Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th June
The 31st staging of the festival. The majority of events are free alongside some ticketed concerts.
Our neighbours in Ely will be holding their Folk Festival on 7th-9th July. For information go to www.elyfolkfestival.co.uk
Broadstairs Folk week will be held on 11th-18th August
September quarterly issue published
HARWICH INTERNATIONAL SHANTY FESTIVAL
13-15th October 2023
Events will be taking place all around the old town
December quarterly issue published
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