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SUNDAY, JUNE 25   The Friends of All Saints’ Norton Mandeville present The David Pickthall Big Band, an evening of lively music, All Saints' Church, Norton Mandeville (4.30pm-7.30pm). Take a picnic, drink and chairs. Tickets, priced £8 for adults (over-tens £4), available from Ben Peace on 01277 362841 or on the gate.
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 25   Forest Philharmonic Orchestra concert, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow (6.30pm with free pre-concert talk at 5.30pm). Mozart Marriage of Figaro; Scriabin Poeme de l'extase; Mahler Symphony no. 1. Conductor Mark Shanahan Cost £12 with concessions. Email tickets@forestphilharmonic.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 25   Lea Valley Friends Group walk. Meet outside Chingford Train Station (10.30am) for a walk through Epping Forest with a banana stop by Connaught Water. Free parking in Station Road, or park in the large car park in Bury Road. Bus Station next to train station.For more details, ring 020 8529 1602.
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 25   Open Gardens Day at Little Myles, Ongar Road, Stondon Massey. This year the garden features a 'exotic deep, dark jungle' featuring ceramic monkeys, giraffe, parrot and wire elephant. The three-acre garden is open in aid of St Francis Hospice (11am-4pm). Homemade teas, plants and herbal cosmetics. Entry £5 (children free).
   
SATURDAY, JULY 1   Fete/Art Exhibition, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill (10am-4pm). The annual show of work from students in the association’s art and craft classes with drawings, paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture, calligraphy, needlework all on display with many exhibits available to buy. Also stalls including plants, books, and bring-and-buy, with live music and strawberry cream teas. Celebrate BHCA’s 70th anniversary and pick up a brochure detailing the 2017-18 programme of classes. Admission free. For more details, ring the BHCA office on 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, JULY 2   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
SUNDAY, JULY 2   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SUNDAY, JULY 2   Haven House Children's Hospice summer fair, Haven House Children’s Hospice, The White House, High Road, Woodford Green (11ma-5pm). Fun activities and entertainment - fun inflatables, trampolines, a pirate ship themed playground and games. Music and performances as well as food, alcoholic beverages and stalls selling clothing and toys, including goods from the charity's shops. Suggested £2 entry donation (under-3s free).
   
SUNDAY, JULY 2   Open Gardens Day at Little Myles, Ongar Road, Stondon Massey. This year the garden features a 'exotic deep, dark jungle' featuring ceramic monkeys, giraffe, parrot and wire elephant. The three-acre garden is open under the National Garden Scheme (11am-4pm). Homemade teas, plants and herbal cosmetics. Entry £5 (children free).
   
SUNDAY, JULY 2   Harlow Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert, St John's Church, Epping (7.30pm). Gustav Holst 'A Summer Rhapsody'; William Walton Violin Concerto; Hubert Parry 'Symphony No3, The English'; Janet Wheeler 'Dowland Variations'. Soloist Leonid Plashinov-Johnson. Leader Rowan Bell. Conductor Andrew Bruce. Tickets, priced £12 (£10 concessions, accompanied under-16s free), available on the door or in advance by ringing 01279 838598.
   
SUNDAY, JULY 2   Ongar Music Club holding its Essex Young Musician of the Year competition, Budworth Hall, High Street, Ongar, with the semi-final at 2pm and the final at 7pm. All are welcome. The winner will receive the John Lill trophy. Tickets will be available on the door.
   
MONDAY, JULY 3   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Growing Herbs for Medicinal Purposes and Herbal Tea Tasting’ with Vanessa Neville. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
THURSDAY, JULY 6   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) with a talk from Kate Poole entitled 'Cinnabar and Celandine', which gives a fascinating account of how artists’ paints were created from the 16th century onwards. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 8   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show, The Centenary Hall, St John's Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm-4.30pm) with floral art, cookery section, and junior entries, Plants for sale, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£1 for non-members). For more information contact show secretary Jill Jones - email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 8   Epping Town Partnership's Young Traders' Market at The Epping Festival. Music all day, Young Traders Market where young people 14-29 will compete for the Young Traders of the Year award. Storytelling, art, photography exhibition, face painting, gourmet food, crafts (9am-4pm).
   
SATURDAY, JULY 8   Epping Church Choirs Association Summer Concert, St John's Church, St John's Road, Epping (7.30pm). A Little Jazz Mass - Chilcott, Little Organ Mass – Haydn, Verdi Opera choruses and songs from the shows. Conductor- Simon Winters. Accompanist- Jonathan Eyre. Admission free. Programmes £2.50 with a retiring collection for choir funds.
   
THURSDAY, JULY 13   Ongar Art Society meets at High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm-10pm) for a demonstration by Chris Francis entitled 'City-scape in Oil Pastels'. Visitors (admission £4) and new members (annual subscription £30) welcome. For more information ring secretary Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
FRIDAY, JULY 14   Epping Forest Singers present a Summer Miscellany, The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (7.30pm). Directed by Fru Chilvers, accompanist Paul Chilvers and featuring Marie-Cait Browning (soprano soloist). Tickets £10 (including light refreshments) are available by ringing Jane on 07572 111387.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 15   Theydon Bois Singers summer concert - 'Songs from the Shows', Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (7.45pm). Bar and light refreshments. Tickets £10 in advance (£12 on the door). Ring 01992 573855 or email theydonsingers@gmail.com
   
SATURDAY, JULY 15   Oak View School annual music festival, Oak View School, Whitehills Road, Loughton (noon-5pm). Music from local bands, produce stalls, bouncy castle, games, food and drink. Market stalls available for £10. Contact the school. Entry to the festival is free.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 15   Epping Upland Rocking Under The Stars outdoor summer concert with Loose Talk playing 60s, 70s and 80s hits in the grounds of All Saints Church, Epping Upland (7pm-11pm). Take your own drinks and food. Tickets priced £15 in advance (£20 on the door), available by ringing 07017 424220 or at www.eppinguplandchurch.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, JULY 15   Cream teas - Mothers’ Union, the Olive Branch, Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey (2.30-4.30pm). For more details ring the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SUNDAY, JULY 16   Extended guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 1pm). Tours in three parts (downstairs, upstairs and gardens) and visitors will be free to choose which and how many they wish to do. Tours will leave at 15-minute intervals; each one will last no more than one hour. Light refreshments available until 2pm. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 22 and SUNDAY, JULY 23   Flower Festival entitled 'National Treasures', St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Stapleford Abbotts (Saturday 10am to 3pm; Sunday 11am-3pm). Floral displays, stalls (books, homemade cakes, jams, clothes and bric-a-brac), pony rides, falconry (Saturday) and music. Refreshments available on both days.
   
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) with a talk from Graham Redcliffe about his research and the steps taken to become a published author. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15   Theydon Jazz Club, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with Carol Braithwaite and The Jazz Crew. Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   
MONDAY, AUGUST 21   East 15 Acting School Youth Theatre Senior Summer School. A two week summer course for 12 to 16-year-olds. An opportunity to develop drama skills in a creative and fun environment. Over 10 days, the participants will study improvisation, character, devising and singing with East 15 staff. For full details and booking information click here
   
MONDAY, AUGUST 21   East 15 Acting School Youth Theatre Junior Summer School. An opportunity to develop drama skills in a creative and fun environment. Over five days, the participants will play theatre games, build characters and create scenes, with music and movement. Each course will end with an informal showing in the newly-refurbished Corbett Theatre. For full details and booking information click here
   
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29   East 15 Acting School Youth Theatre Junior Summer School. An opportunity to develop drama skills in a creative and fun environment. Over five days, the participants will play theatre games, build characters and create scenes, with music and movement. Each course will end with an informal showing in the newly-refurbished Corbett Theatre. For full details and booking information click here
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for its Mini Show (Judge: Keith Woollard). For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) with a talk from Helen Monger, from the London Parks & Gardens Trust, who will speak in particular about Knighton Woods. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society Autumn Flower Show, The Centenary Hall, St John's Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm-4.30pm) with flower arranging, cookery section, vegetables and junior entries, Plants for sale and garden sundries, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£1 for non-members). For more information contact show secretary Jill Jones - email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Grape Fermentation / Wine and Cider Making and Tasting’ with Maike Windhorst. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Evergreens for All Occasions’ with Tom Cole. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for festive entertainment. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19   Theydon Jazz Club, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with The Theydon Select Six. Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   


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