A 13th century tradition still exists in the Essex village of Great Dunmow aimed at finding married couples who haven't 'quarrelled' or 'repented their marriage' for at least a year. A mock court of locals interrogates the couples and if they're convinced, the happily married man and wife win a 'flitch' of bacon. Nope, we've no idea what a 'flitch' is either!
JUN / Colchester Comedy Festival - You'll be 'avin' a laugh with some of the UK's best new stand-ups.
JUL / Brentwood Festival - Big name acts with previous guests including Toploader and Scouting for Girls.
SEPT / English Wine Festival - A celebration of wine, what more could you want? Sumptuous tasting with some of the UK's finest wine producers.