What's on in and around Saffron Walden

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April | May | June

APRIL

1st 

CHORAL EVENSONG FOR PALM SUNDAY, SAFFRON WALDEN
6.30pm at St Mary’s Church.
Wise in F. Greene: Lord, let me know mine end. www.stmaryssaffronwalden.org

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3rd 

SAFFRON WALDEN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING ,

Eighteenth to twentieth century garden history – K Akers.
8pm, Bowls Club, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden. Details: 01799 522527

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4th 

GT CHESTERFORD & DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY
AGM, plant sale & garden photo competition.
8pm, The Chapel, Carmel St, Great Chesterford. Details: 01799 525543.

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7th

(Good Friday)

PINDERS CIRCUS, SAFFRON WALDEN Arrives on the Common,
weather permitting. Details TBC.

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7th - 9th (Easter Weekend)

CLAVERING ART SHOW
11am – 5pm at Clavering Village Hall.
Adult £2, child free. Details/enquiries: 01799 550425.

CRAFT FAIR IN THAXTED (32nd YEAR)
10am – 6pm at Clarance House, Thaxted.
Genuine crafts, homemade refreshments.
Free entry. In aid of  Thaxted Scouts. Enquiries: 01371 830783.

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8th

FRY ART GALLERY RE-OPENS, SAFFRON WALDEN CB10 1BD

New exhibition until 24 June:
Works by Tirzah Garwood (Mrs Eric Ravilious) and Eric Ravilious,
to celebrate the launch of Tirzah Garwood’s autobiography,
which will be on sale.
Check opening times carefully: 01799 513779, www.fryartgallery.org

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9th

MORRIS DANCING, THAXTED 11am, Bullring. www.thaxtedmorris.org

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10-13th

MAD SCIENCE ACTIVITIES, Goldenacre, Saffron Walden.

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12th

TEA DANCE IN SAFFRON WALDEN TOWN HALL 2 – 4.30pm. Enquiries: 01799 502219.

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14th

CASTLE ROCK PRESENTS ‘SUN OF CASH’
The Mayor’s Charity Concert.
An authentic tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash.
Venue: Saffron Walden Town Hall.
Tickets £12, from Saffron WaldenTourist Information Centre, tel: 01799 524002.

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17th

“RIGOLETTO” – OPERA AT SAFFRON SCREEN
Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House.
For more details and tickets, enquire at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre,
tel: 01799 524002, or visit www.saffronscreen.com

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18th

SAFFRON START UPS BUSINESS ADVICE 
10am – 12 noon at the King’s Arms, Market Hill, Saffron Walden.


SAFFRON WALDEN DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY (NADFAS).
“Romances, Troubadours and the Courts of Love”

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20th 
 
SAFFRON WALDEN ART SOCIETY MEETING

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21st

JUMBLE SALE, CLAVERING 2pm at the Village Hall.

SAFFRON WALDEN TOWN BAND/ST MARY’S BRASS CONCERT
Tickets: Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 01799 524002.

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25th

SAFFRON WALDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
“The development of seaside resorts since 1750” – Tony Kirby.

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26th 

THURSTON’S FUN FAIR IN SAFFRON WALDEN Arrives on the Common.

“TRANSFORMING YOUR GARDEN” COURSE, COLE END FARM
With Bunny Guinness.10am – 3pm, £65. Please book (tel: 01799 523411)
More details on website www.coleendfarm.co.uk

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28th

UTTLESFORDE ORCHESTRA CONCERT 
7.30pm, St Mary‟s Church, Saffron Walden. Bruckner, Symphony No 3 and Poulenc, Organ Concerto. 
Tickets, (£10, £8 concs, £3 child), available from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 
tel: 01799 524002. www.uttlesforde.plus.com/

JESTERLARF COMEDY CLUB EVENT, SAFFRON WALDEN
7.30 for 8.30pm, Town Hall, Market Place, Saffron Walden CB10 1HR.
Tickets £12 in advance from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, or, for card bookings,
call 01223 511511 or visit www.junction.co.uk or www.wegottickets.comWebsite: www.jesterlarf.co.uk

“With thanks to Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01799 524002, for providing details of forthcoming events” 
If you have information of a forthcoming event you wish to appear in our “What’s On” please email 
whatson@hubmagazine-sw.co.uk

 

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May

1st

THAXTED FLOWER CLUB MEETING

‘Forever chasing dreams’ – David Wright.
7.30pm at Thaxted Centre for the Disabled, Thaxted. Visitors welcome, £4.

SAFFRON WALDEN MEMORY CAFÉ
From 2 – 4pm in the Town Hall Committee Room;
information, support and refreshment for people with dementia and their carers.

RODINGS U3A MEETING Talk:
The history and future of the London Olympics.
2.30pm at Aythoprpe Roding Village Hall, CM6 1PS.
Members free, visitors £3. Disabled access. Enquiries: 01277 362043.

MAY DAY MORRIS DANCING, WANDLEBURY COUNTRY PARK
See the sun rise! 5.30
am – 6.15am. Details: www.cambridgeppf.org

INTERIOR DESIGN WORKSHOP, WIMBISH Details: 01799 523411,
www.coleendfarm.co.uk

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2nd

FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT AT ST MARY’S CHURCH,

SAFFRON WALDEN (RETIRING COLLECTION)
1.10 – 1.50pm, with sandwiches on sale beforehand from 12.30pm.
Martyn Noble, former Organ Scholar, Liverpool Cathedral.

GT CHESTERFORD & DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY
“Herbs” – Herbal Haven. 8pm, The Chapel, Carmel St,
Great Chesterford. 

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3rd

CLASSIC WAYS WITH SEASONAL FLOWERS (FOR BEGINNERS)
Details: 01799 523411, www.coleendfarm.co.uk

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4th

FRIENDS OF BERDEN CHURCH CONCERT
7.30pm, Gigspanner, in the Church. £12.50/£10 (child),details 01279 777674.

www.berden.org.uk

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5th

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH COFFEE MORNING 
Coffee in the Vestry at Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden,
from 10am – 12 noon. Also cakes, books, tombola or raffle.

CLASSIC CAR CLUB MEETING
Mid-day onwards at the Bluebell Inn, Hempstead.
An informal gathering of enthusiasts, with vehicles vintage veteran or modern.
Enquiries: 01799 599199 or visit
www.thebluebellinn.co.uk

RADWINTER CHURCH OPEN MORNING 10am – 12.30pm.
Very old church with magnificent Victorian additions.
The reredos is famous and is mentioned in Pevsner and 100 Best Churches.
Coffee available.

SEASONAL TABLE ARRANGEMENT – FLOWER WORKSHOP (Half-day).
Details: 01799 523411, www.coleendfarm.co.uk

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5th – 6th

DUNMOW ART GROUP ANNUAL EXHIBITION
At Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow. 10am – 5.30pm 
(4.30pm close on Monday). £1/50p entry. Refreshments available.

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5th – 7th

MAY DAY AT AUDLEY END HOUSE AND GARDENS,
SAFFRON WALDEN, CB11 4JF Details: 01799 522842, www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

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6th

THE 9th ANNUAL BARTLOW THREE COUNTIES CHARITY WALK
A choice of four walks (1.5 miles, 5 miles, 9.5 miles or 13.5 miles). 
For details and a sponsorship form, visit www.bartlow.org.uk or call 01223 891732 for details.

SAFFRON WALDEN METHODIST CHURCH ANNIVERSARY
11am at the church in Castle Street, CB10 1BD.
Speaker: Rev. Brian Beck (with Communion). Enquiries: 01799 522037.

SPRING CAR SHOW AT IWM DUXFORD
Hundreds of contemporary and classic cars from across the UK. 
Details: 01223 835000, www.iwm.org.uk/duxford

NGS OPEN GARDENS: PARSONAGE HOUSE, CB9 7AD 
2 – 5pm. 3 acres formal gardens around C15 house (not open). 
Wild flower meadow and orchard of old East Anglian apple varieties. 
Admission £3.50, child free. Teas. Also open, West End Cottage. www.ngs.org.uk

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6th – 7th

MAY BANK HOLIDAY AT AUDLEY END MINIATURE RAILWAY 
Train rides from 11am – 4.45pm, no booking necessary. www.audley-end-railway.co.uk

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7th

BARRY TYLER AND HIS DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND 1 -5pm, The Plough Pub, Great Chesterford CB10 1PL.
Free. Lunch bookings: 01799 530283.
www.theploughchesterford.co.uk

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8th

BAKING BREAD BEGINNERS’ WORKSHOP
Hands-on and demo. Details: 01799 523411, www.coleendfarm.co.uk

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9th

FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT AT ST MARY’S CHURCH, SAFFRON WALDEN (RETIRING COLLECTION) 1.10 – 1.50pm, with sandwiches on sale beforehand from 12.30pm. Charles Andrews, Organist, Royal College of Music.

DUNMOW WI MEETING IN GREAT DUNMOW
Resolutions. 7.45pm, the Talberd Room, Foakes Hall.
Details: 01371 876383.

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10th

ESSEX SOCIETY FOR FAMILY HISTORY
Victorian Schools – Mike Wabe.
8pm, Baptist Church, Lower Hall, Audley Rd entrance, Saffron Walden.

www.esfh.org.uk

TEA DANCE IN SAFFRON WALDEN 2 – 4.30pm.
Please check venue on 01799 502219.

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11th

TEA DANCE, CHESTERFORDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
2pm. £3 including tea and biscuits. Enquiries: 01799 530411

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11th–28th 

SAFFRON SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL

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12th

MAYOR-MAKING IN SAFFRON WALDEN
11am, Church service, St Mary’s Church.

 

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JUNE

 

“With thanks to Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01799 524002, for providing details of forthcoming events”
If you have information of a forthcoming event you wish to appear in our “What’s On” please email info@hubmagazine-sw.co.uk