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What’s On Issue 103

By Nicki Treffers - 29 February 2016

Events 29th February – 15th March 

  • Mother’s Day Weekend at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford 5th – 6th March

Treat your mum to a day out at Hyde Hall where you’ll find a range of indulgent gifts to browse and buy from. As an extra special treat why not round off the day with afternoon tea at £17.95 per person (booking essential).

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  • Snowdrop Sunday at The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, Great Dunmow, 6th March

This will be the last of the Snowdrop Sundays and what could be a better way to celebrate Mother's Day than a visit to see this fabulous display of flowers.

Then treat mum to a delicious bacon roll or maybe some warming homemade soup.  These are on sale from opening time until 2.15pm with hot drinks and fantastic homemade cakes available up to 3.30pm.

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  • Oliver! at Brentwood Theatre, 7th March

Lionel Bart's classic smash hit show, Oliver! is one of the most beloved British musicals, vividly bringing to life Dickens' timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more.

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  • Barleylands Farmers Market, Billericay 12th March

Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from the Farmers’ Market. This is a great opportunity for you to buy local handmade goods from farmers and small businesses. The Farmers Market is held indoors & outdoors, the entrance is from the walkway leading into the Craft Village from the main car park. 8.30am – 12:30pm.

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  • Essex Book Festival at Layer Marney Tower, Colchester 15th March

The author for 2016 will be the acclaimed author and journalist, A. N. Wilson.  He will speak about his book Victoria:  A Life.  The book has had rave reviews: “thoughtful, witty insightful, striking a perfect balance between political commentary and personal gossip”.  Queen Victoria has been called “instinctively indiscreet”  A. N. Wilson will bring her to life so we can discover that there “really was a human being behind those gloomy portraits”.

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