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5 Things To Do In Essex In October

From musical queens to feeling pink, here’s our pick of the Essex events in October


6 October

Princes Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea


Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK. Whitney – Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.


16-31 October

Down Hall Terrace

The kids are back at school, but half term is firmly on the horizon, and mums and dads looking for a break that also entertains the kids need look no further than luxury Essex country house hotel, spa and estate Down Hall and its Adventure Camp with the UK’s leading creative kids party and event planners, Sharky & George. What’s more, the stunning property in 110 acres of woodlands will be welcoming kids to stay and eat for free across half term from 16-31 October.


22 October


The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on Breast Cancer Now’s ability to deliver the progress and support that people affected by breast cancer rely on them for. People can help to raise money by taking part in their Wear It Pink day this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday 22 October, all you need to do is wear pink, raise money, and you can help make life-saving breast cancer research and life-changing care happen.


23 October

Castle Park, Colchester


Welcome to Essex’s biggest Oktoberfest. Experience the real Oktoberfest atmosphere with live oompah bands, steins of beer and the all-important Bratwurst at the amazing Castle Park, Colchester, for three sessions of beer, food and entertainment. From traditional folk to ‘Oompop’, expect foot stomping, table bashing and hearty singing galore.


28-29 October

Southend Cliffs Pavilion


Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra are a rhythm and blues band led by boogie-woogie pianist Jools Holland. Holland formed the band in 1994 and the current 20-piece band consists of piano, organ, drums, female vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophones, trumpets, and trombones. This autumn his band will be touring again, so one not to miss for music lovers.

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