What to do in and around Saffron Walden and Dunmow this bank holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:45 27 August 2015

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A comprehensive guide to keep you and your family entertained in Uttlesford over the bank holiday weekend.

Friday

Saffron Walden

Live @ The Pavilion Young Performers Night at Saffron Walden Cricket Pavilion. Irish band, The Hooligans and guitarist Dave Vant, winner of last year’s Saffron Walden’s Got Talent, supporting legendary musicians, Jumbo and the Jets in a jazz and soul evening. Doors 7pm. £5.

The Eight Bells, Bridge Street.

Live Music Night Indie Folk Band Mortal Tides, supported by Oak. From 8pm. Free.

Thaxted Church

Wildlife and Landscape: Photographs by Barry Kaufmann-Wright.

10am-5pm. Free entry.

Saturday

Saffron Walden

Pop Up Vintage Tea Room on the Common. WI cakes and teas raising money for Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s Bracode Campaign funding research into specific types of breast cancer for more effective treatment. 10am to 4pm.

Saffron Walden

Dance in the Square with the Freddie Hall Band. 7.45pm – 10pm. Free

Live@The Pavilion

Blues Brothers Tribute Act , the Dennis Stratton Story and Room C, featuring Dennis Stratton, former lead guitarist with Iron Maiden. At the cricket pavilion. Doors 7pm. £16.

Saffron Walden Museum

Uttlesford: A Community of Collectors. Opening of new exhibition. From children to pensioners, town to village, discover the stories linked to the collections. 10am-5pm. Usual entry fee, £1.50 adults, 75p, students and seniors, free for 18s and under. Until February 7.

Great Dunmow

Book Fair at Foakes Hall, Stortford Road. Second hand and out of print books, postcards and ephemera. 
Refreshments.

10am-4pm. Adults £1. Under 15s free.

Radwinter Church

Open morning at ancient church mentioned in Pevsner. 10am – 12.30pm.

Thaxted Church

Wildlife and Landscape: Photographs by Barry Kaufmann-Wright.

10am-5pm. Free entry.

Sunday

Saffron Walden

Circular Cycle Ride starting and ending on Saffron Walden Common. Leaves between 8am-9am. Register to enter on the British Cycling Federation website.

Saffron Walden Common

Car boot sale in aid of Accuro which runs leisure activities for people under 19 with disabilities. 8am-1pm.

The Eight Bells Pub, Bridge Street.

Wii Bowling competition in aid of the Saffron Walden-based charity Fledglings which gives help, advice and equipment to families whose children have disabilities. The Eight Bells has chosen Fledglings as the pub’s charity of the year and this is the first event. Noon-6pm. £2

The Eight Bells Pub

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman with Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald. 8pm. Over 18s only. £12, concessions £9. Tickets 07450 033 628. Half-price cocktails 6pm-9pm.

Saffron Walden Museum

A Community of Collectors Exhibition. See above under Saturday but holiday opening times: 2pm-5pm.

Saffron Walden

Live@ThePavilion

Cricket Pavilion. From 2.30pm. Musical afternoon with singer Joanna Eden plus support from Don Stick’s acoustic set and BBC’s The Voice 2014 finalist Jamie Johnson. Free entry. From 6pm entry £5 for Young Performers and 8pm disco.

Clavering

National Garden Scheme open 
garden for charities. Deers, CB11 4PX. Teas. 2pm to 5pm. £5, children free.

Hedingham Castle

Join the Knights for a Day of Jousting. Under fives free. Children £10, adults £14, pensioners £12.50, family £42.

Little Easton

The Countess of Warwick’s Show. Farm animals, including Teddy the Bull, donkeys, pigs, lamas and alpacas. A fun dog show, classic cars, barbecue, cream teas, music, plants and an art exhibition. £5 per car or free entry to those on foot.

Blake House Craft Centre, Braintree.

Pirates’ Treasure Hunt. Children Follow clues to find the treasure. Best dressed pirate competition. Free entry. CM77 6RA.

Audley End.

Soldiers and Spies – a World War Two extravaganza with food, fashion, dance and blowing up bridges. Visitors are invited to dress for the part.

Book on 0370 333 1183 or http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/audley

Thaxted Church

Wildlife and Landscape: Photographs by Barry Kaufmann-Wright.

10am-5pm. Free entry.

Monday

Saffron Walden Museum:

A Community of Collectors Exhibition. See above under Saturday but holiday opening time is 2pm-5pm.

The Eight Bells pub, Bridge Street.

Kids eat free from 3pm to 6pm and an all-day colouring competition to win a children’s party at the pub.

Little Easton.

The Countess of Warwick’s Show (See details listed under Sunday).

Audley End

Soldiers & Spies – A World War Two extravaganza. (See details under Sunday).

Thaxted Church

Wildlife and Landscape: Photographs by Barry Kaufmann-Wright. 10am-5pm. Free entry.

Thaxted

Mini Street Market, crafts, collectables, bric-a-brac, books, plants. 9am-4pm. Morris Men in the Bullring at 11am.

Langley

Fete: car boot sale from 10am, dog show from 11am. Fete 1pm-5pm. Children’s entertainment, live music, barbecue, WI teas and cakes, licensed bar. Free parking and entry.

Radwinter

Fete and Garden Show. Recreation ground and village hall. 2pm.

Harlequin House, Ickleton

As You Like It by the Festival Players. All-male, open-air production of Shakespeare’s play. Gates 3.30pm, show 5pm. In village hall if wet. Park at village hall, Frogge Street, CB10 1SH. £15 adult, £10 children and students.

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