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Events this Month

School of Rock - Performance Workshop, 13th August 2018 to 17th August 2018 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Our summer workshop for 8-16 year olds is inspired by the show still running in the West End. There will be opportunity to develop and enhance performance skills and also limited places open for 14-16 year olds interested in the technical aspects of theatre. There will be a free presentation for an invited audience on the last day.

For more information please call the box office on 01206 366000 for details.

Full workshop cost �£100. Technical skills charge to be advised


RiZE Festival, 17th August 2018 to 18th August 2018, 10:00 to 22:00 at Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford (9.2 miles)
RiZE Festival
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Essex vs. Kent, 17th August 2018, 18:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (7.5 miles)
Essex play Kent in this NatWest T20 Blast game


Kids Run the Railway, 18th August 2018, 10:00 to 13:00 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (8.7 miles)
Let off steam at these great new kidsâ?? activity days! Under supervision from our friendly volunteers, come and have a go at operating the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in our historic signal box. You can ride our classic diesel train as well.
Due to us being a working railway yard, all kids must be accompanied by one adult who will be admitted FREE. Any additional adults should pay normal admission. Please make sure the kids wear old clothes (they WILL get dirty!) and sturdy shoes. Places are strictly limited so everyone gets a go at everything â?? pre-booking is essential.


Kids Run the Railway, 18th August 2018, 13:00 to 16:00 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (8.7 miles)
Let off steam at these great new kidsâ?? activity days! Under supervision from our friendly volunteers, come and have a go at operating the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in our historic signal box. You can ride our classic diesel train as well.
Due to us being a working railway yard, all kids must be accompanied by one adult who will be admitted FREE. Any additional adults should pay normal admission. Please make sure the kids wear old clothes (they WILL get dirty!) and sturdy shoes. Places are strictly limited so everyone gets a go at everything â?? pre-booking is essential.


Baby Loves to Boogie, 19th August 2018, 10:00 at DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, Suffolk, Foundry Lane, Ipswich (24.4 miles)
Every year Ipswich comes together for a weekend of fun with the Ipswich Maritime Festival. Being part of the Waterfront, this is something that we love to get involved in, celebrating our community and the beautiful town we are part of. This year the festival hosts a pirate and sailor theme and we will be bringing lots of dance activity, so keep a look out for playful shenanigans along the Waterfront and in the courtyard.
Don't forget the fun continues Sunday morning with our traditional Baby Loves to Boogie event, where you will dance away your morning with us in an exciting disco (at a baby friendly volume, of course). As well as the disco, there will be pirate arts and craft activities, face-painting and much more. Ahoy me hearties!
Age suitability: Under 5 years and their families
Price: �£4 Adult, �£3 Child, �£12 Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)


Day Out With Thomas, 25th August 2018 to 27th August 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (8.7 miles)
Peep Peep! Thomas, the number one blue engine, is visiting Chappel station over the August Bank Holidayâ?¦
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodorâ??s Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.


Sketchbook Strolls, 26th August 2018, 10:00 at Stable Café, Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich (24.7 miles)
We welcome all ages of any skill, no experience necessary.
A chance to:
Make new friends
Develop you drawing skills
Increase your fitness
All attendees will be given a free sketchbook and pencils, though you're more than welcome to bring your own.
Book your free place by emailing sketchbookstrollsipswich@aol.com


Colne Valley Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, 26th August 2018, 10:30 to 17:00 at Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Halstead (12 miles)
Heritage and Modern buses will be on display. Trains of all ages also feature.


Essex vs. Hampshire, 29th August 2018, 11:00 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (7.5 miles)
Essex play Hampshire in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


Vehicles Family Fun Day, 29th August 2018, 12:00 to 16:00 at Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich (24.7 miles)
Got a love for adrenaline and speed? Look no further than our Vehicles Family Fun Day where you can experience a number of different vehicles including: fire engines, police cars, ambulances, vintage vehicles, motorbikes and more! Also have your own fun on our fantastic cycle circuit (bikes will be supplied).
Entrance is free for the whole family to attend, although some activities may incur a small charge.


A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde , 31st August 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Comic melodrama and social scandal bubble away in this classic Oscar Wilde satire. Lady Hunstanton's house party is in full swing when Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as secretary to the witty Lord Illingworth. However, once Gerald's mother makes an appearance, his future is suddenly uncertain. Should Mrs Arbuthnot tell her son the truth she has hidden all these years?

Tickets: �£12


Comedy Tonight a concert by Rob Gathercole and Friends, 1st September 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
A concert celebrating that great theatrical genre: musical comedy! Expect lots of laughs and catchy tunes in this one-off concert fundraising for Rob Gathercole's new musical comedy, 'Say My Name!' - The Unauthorised 'Breaking Bad' Parody Musical, which is premiering in London later this year. Rob will be joined by lots of familiar faces from theatre groups such as Mad Hatter Productions and CO2, who will sing songs from both classic & modern musical comedies, as well as some numbers from 'The Downfall of the School' and 'Say My Name!'.

Tickets: �£12, �£10 (conc)


Essex vs. Surrey, 4th September 2018, 10:30 at County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford (7.5 miles)
Essex play Surrey in this Specsavers County Championship - Division One game


A Brief History of Jazz with Paul Higgs , 6th September 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Paul presents a delightful tour of the history of Jazz, playing hits by the legendary greats. Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie amongst others.

Tickets: �£15 and �£14 (conc


Weird Rare Animal, 7th September 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.4 miles)
Weird Rare Animal play a selection of tunes from Charlie Parker, George Benson, Bach, all jazzed up and with a modern easy-listening approach. They also play the guitarist Tomi's original compositions. A vibrant and exciting sound of guitar, keyboard and drums, having Tomi Farkas, Anne Burton and Jake Hatter respectively playing these instruments. You could have heard Tomi also with Jazz Bazaar, Morphology and the Horn Factory and Anne with Jazz Arrivals and Body and Soul Jazz Band all of whom have performed at St Peter's Jazz by the Waterfront evenings.
Tickets £10 in advance and £12 on the door.


A Fistful of Magic with Martin Cox , 8th September 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (10.9 miles)
Award-winning magician, Martin Cox, Member of The Inner Magic Circle (MIMC) with Gold Star, brings his unique comedy style to this theatre for an intimate show of fun and laughter. Martin's expert handling of both close up and cabaret magic has thrilled audiences in the UK, USA and Europe.

Suitable for age 8 and above.

�£12 (full), �£10 (con)


Peppa Pig, 9th September 2018, 10:30 to 17:00 at Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Halstead (12 miles)
Peppa Pig is back again this year. She will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.


Local Clubs

Are you retired? On your own, lonely and in need of fellowship? meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (3.8 miles)
Why not join us, a Christian based club for men and women that is open to non-Christians. Sing a hymn of your younger days, share memories and have someone to have a game of draughts, dominoes etc. There will always be someone to have a have a chat with or you could join in a singalong! Come have a tea or coffee and make new friends. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Buffalo Springs CMC meet at Tolleshunt Knights Village Hall, Top Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon (5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 491252 or 01245 281488


Chelmsford Chess Club meet at North Springfield Community Association, Forsythia Close, Chelmsford (6 miles)
Chelmsford Chess Club is an established and sucessful chess club with over 30 full-time members, whose standards range from beginner through to county level. Affiliated to the British Chess Federation, the club competes in the North Essex Chess League (NECL) where, this year, it's highly successful 'A' team were crowned League Champions for the 3rd successive season. In all, the club fields 4 teams in the league, providing all members with the opportunity to experience competitive chess. It also hosts an annual Club Championship as well as a time-handicapped 'Summer Tournament'.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Gym Club meet at Chelmsford, Rodney Way, Chelmsford (8.5 miles)
The club started about 30 years ago and has always been based at Dovedale Sports Centre, Vicarage Road, Chelmsford. Julie Belemore, the current Head Coach, took over the club in 1992. When Julie took over the club had 20 girls, training on two badminton courts on a Saturday. We now have over 300 gymnasts training throughout the week at our purpose built centre which opened in April 2012.
We currently have 3 Essex champions: 2 silver medalists and a regional finalist and the British 2011 Veterans Champion
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 290990, email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Ice Dance Club meet at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (7.1 miles)
Riverside Ice Dance Club is based at the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre in Chelmsford and meet on Tuesday evenings 6.45 - 8 p.m. New members and visiting skaters are welcomed.
If you'd like more information, you can visit thier website


Chelmsford Opera Group meet at Great Baddow United Reform Church, High Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford (7.1 miles)
We welcome singers of any ability to join us to have some fun. Monday nights at 8pm until 10pm at Great Baddow united reform church
We are rehearsing for July's performance of Carmen at Cramphorn theatre. We still need to fill some main roles...Don Jose,Escamillo,Morales, El Remendado and Frasquita
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Frank Midgley on 01376 511513 or email Frank Midgley


Chelmsford Riverside Ice Skating Club meet at Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (7.3 miles)
Affiliated to NISA (National Ice Skating Association of UK) based at the Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre in Chelmsford. Our skaters meet at "Club Nights" each Friday where they get an hour of on-ice activity with 2 Professionals organising games, discos, stroking etc.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Dreamcatchers WDC meet at Keene Hall, Galleywood, Watchouse Road, Chelmsford (8.7 miles)
As from Saturday November 27th 2004, Dreamcatchers WDC are moving to a new venue - Keene Hall, Galleywood Although we are still using Marconi's Sports and Athletic Club for certain nights in 2005.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Sam/Ruth on 01245 252995 or 07740 302795, email Sam/Ruth or visit thier website


Essex Acorn User Group meet at Great Baddow Village Hall (7 miles)
Each meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Futuristics Baton Twirlers meet at Broomfield Methodist Church (Hall), Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford (6.6 miles)
Open to girls and boys aged from 2 1/2 years to have FUN and make new friends and learn how to twirl a baton, use pom poms, have the chance to take part in competitions, carnivals and displays.
We meet Thursdays with different sessions based on age: Tiny Tots 'A' group - 2 1/2 years - 3 1/2 years - 4-4.30pm
Tiny Tots 'B' group - 3 1/2 years - 5 years - 4.30-5pm
Juvenile Beginners - 6-9 years - 5-6pm
Junior Beginners - 10-12 years - 5-7pm
Seniors - 13+ years - 5-7pm
Come along and have a try for FREE (Subject to availability).
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 444059 or visit thier website


Gap Youth Group meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (3.8 miles)
The vision of the Gap Youth Group is aimed at young people between the ages of 11-16. However, young people who are above this age range are welcome to take part. The name of the group the GAP means to bridge the gap with the young community in Heybridge and Maldon. It provides a youth orientated club with relevant bible teaching and worship. This is combined with plenty of fun, indoor and outdoor activities.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Grove Tennis Club meet at Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Moulsham Drive, Chelmsford (7.8 miles)
Grove Tennis Club welcome upcoming tennis stars of all ages
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Latchingdon Corral CMC meet at Parish hall, Burnham Road, Latchingdon, Chelmsford (8.4 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Linda & Brian on 01621 741898


Little Willy's CMC meet at Stanway Rovers F.C., New Farm Road, Stanway, Colchester (9.3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Avril on 01206 330817


Silver Wings meet at Marconi Athletic & Social Club, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford (7.5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Russell on 01245 601796


Sunbeams meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (3.8 miles)
Sunbeams is a new Toddler Group in Heybridge for all pre-school children. The group runs every term-time Tuesday from 9.30am-11.30am. Our group meets at the Christian Outreach Centre in Heybridge for a morning of fun, games, crafts, and singing! We hope to see you there
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


The Fun Factory meet at Christian Outreach Centre, Broad Street Green Road, Great Totham, Maldon (3.8 miles)
An evening club for children aged between 5 and 11. The Fun Factory is held every Tuesday evening between 5.30pm and 6.30pm during term time and features games, stories competitions and the now-legendary, joke contest!
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Tiptree United CMC meet at Tiptree Social Club, Chapel Road, Tiptree, Colchester (4.3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Graham on 01245 491252


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