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9:00 am

Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

17th October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally

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9:30 am

Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

17th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly Thursday volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

17th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
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Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Volunteer Work Party: North West Essex

17th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 19th December 2019

The Uttlesford EWT Local Group runs work parties on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events. Venues may change at short notice. Please confirm

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Volunteer Work Party: Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve

17th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 26th March 2020

Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve, Dumney Lane
Great Leighs, Essex United Kingdom
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Volunteer work parties take place at the Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve in Great Leighs on alternate Thursdays from the beginning of September to the end of March. New recruits would be made very welcome. All equipment is provided Meet in the car park at 9:30am. Please bring your own packed lunch. Contact the warden Sylvia

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10:00 am

Belfairs Nature Tots

17th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12th December 2019

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Belfairs Nature Tots is an under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve held during term time only. Youngsters will love the mix of arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and, of course, some outdoor time in the woodlands! CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED

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10:30 am

Thameside Nature Tots

17th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 19th December 2019

A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling). Enjoy outdoor activities and crafts with your little ones! Meet other kids and parents. Learn about nature through games, stories and songs! Recommended for under

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10:45 am

Hockley Woods – Health Walk

17th October 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Hockley Woods, B1013
Hockley, Essex SS5 4RQ United Kingdom
Free

This event is at Hockley Woods every Thursday, starting at 10:45am with options of either a one hour or a shorter 30 minute walk. This walk is part of the Rochford District Health Walks, helping you to meet new people and enjoy the benefits of regular exercise. Walk at your own pace, with fully trained

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11:00 am

Drop-in Multi-sports Sessions for Carers, Southend

17th October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12th December 2019

Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre, Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4FA
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My name is Megan and I am an Occupational Therapist working for Sport for Confidence. We have been commissioned by Southend Borough Council to provide sport sessions for carers in the Southend area. We have our first session starting on the 30th May 11am-1pm at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre and thereafter every Thursday. This

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Cliff Walk, Westcliff – Health Walk

17th October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Avenue Baptist, Milton Road
Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7JX United Kingdom
Free

This walking event is part of the Southend Walk this Way Health Walks scheme. It takes place every Thursday at 11:00am starting outside Avenue Baptist Church, Milton Road. The walk includes along the Cliffs to Prittlewell Square and back with an option to stop at various points along the way. The route is suitable for

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1:15 pm

Priory Park, Southend – Health Walk

17th October 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Priory Park, Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6ND United Kingdom

This walk is part of the Southend Walk this Way Health Walks scheme. This is a buggy friendly walk starting at Priory Park, meeting outside the cafe, every Thursday at 1:15pm and lasting for 30 minutes. There is plenty of on site parking.

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2:15 pm

Adult Weight Management – Southend

17th October 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until 8th April 2021

United Methodist Church,, Whittingham Avenue,
Southend-on-sea, SS2 4WA
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Everyone Health (EH) provide an Adult Weight Management (AWM) 12 week rolling programme, underpinned by behaviour change techniques to help adults adopt healthy eating habits and become more physically active to reduce their BMI. The service is provided by our team, by Weight Watchers, Slimming World and Trim 'n Train, depending on the wants and

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7:45 pm

Illustrated Talk: Brocks and Foulmarts – The Essex Weasel Family

17th October 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shrub End Social Centre, Shrub End Road
Colchester, Essex CO3 4SA United Kingdom
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Darren Tansley, EWT River Catchment Coordinator will talk to us about the changing fortunes of these animals from the 1500s to the present day, their folklore and ecology and prey. From tiny Weasel to elegant Pine Marten we'll uncover fascinating facts and new discoveries.

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8:00 pm

Illustrated Talk: The Role of Zoos in Wildlife Conservation

17th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
United Reformed Church, Great Baddow, High Street
Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7HW United Kingdom
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Nick Lindsay, former Senior Curator from the Zoological Society of London, will outline the tools and mechanisms that have been developed to enable zoos to contribute to wildlife conservation. He will also draw on personal experiences to demonstrate some wildlife reintroduction successes in various countries.

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Illustrated Talk: Alaska – Shenfield

17th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shenfield Parish Hall, Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road,
Shenfield, Essex CM15 8LB United Kingdom
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Popular speaker Derek Howes returns with a new presentation recording his trip to Alaska and the Pacific North-west of America. You have never seen hump-backed whales this way before. Truly stunning.

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